Monday Nov 25
London Jazz Festival - final report
Sunday's London Jazz Festival finale at the Barbican featured the three vocalists, big band and strings of Archie Shepp's Attica Blues Orchestra.
Sarah Vaughan International Singing Competition
The finale event for the James Moody festival was the Sarah Vaughan International singing competition.
All About Jazz
AWARD/GRANT: Jazzmeia Horn Named Winner of the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition
Horn won the SASSY AWARD, a $5,000 prize, with a rendition of "East of the Sun" that brought the crowd to its feet in appreciation of her vocal fireworks.
Chuck Berg: Pianist Bill Mays reshapes standards with Picasso-esque audacity
Just as Picasso reshaped the assumptions of painting with cubistic guitars a hundred years ago, pianist Bill Mays is among the vanguard of jazz pianists who are reshaping the contours of standards penned by Ellington, Van Heusen, Waller and Monk.
Jazzmeia Horn wins Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition
First Place Winner Jazzmeia Horn performs at the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in the Victoria Theater, New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on Sunday afternoon.
Carrie Jackson Releases New Album a Tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Newark's Own
A new CD by Carrie Jackson , "A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan, Newark's Own", features Jackson on vocals, Radam Schwartz on piano, Thaddeus Expose on bass and Gordon Lane on drums, with Lou Rainone on piano and Earl Grice on drums for "Tenderly".
The Daily Music Break: Carmen McRae
Here are two paragraphs of the very well written introduction to a McRae fan site.
All About Jazz
PERFORMANCE/TOUR: Jazz This Week: Ann Hampton Callaway, Nevermore...
This week's highlights in jazz and creative music include the return to St. Louis of a singer, songwriter and pianist who's been a longtime local favorite, and a funky New Orleans trombonist who's rapidly becoming one, plus a weekend-long event that attracts swing dancers from around the country, and more.