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The Monterey Jazz Festival: Through the Lens of a First-Timer

Valerie Wardlaw | Posted 09.23.2016 | Entertainment
Valerie Wardlaw

This past weekend, I attended the Monterey Jazz Festival (MJF) in picturesque Monterey, California. I was a bona fide festival first-timer. You're p...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part III: The Ghosts

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the third in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Gho...

Young Vocalist/Composer Cécile McLorin Salvant Plays Jazz on Her Own Terms--From Eclectic Styles to Feminist Backlash

ZEALnyc | Posted 08.31.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, August 31, 2016 For the dynamic and creative jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant to be largely unaware tha...

I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

Rhonda Ross Marches To Her Own Drumbeat Of Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 08.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

Rhonda Ross just wrapped up a summer tour which brought her to large, iconic festivals in Aspen and Chicago and to smaller venues dotting America's heartland.

Music Lovers Gather at 2016 Richmond Jazz Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

On a hot mid-August summer weekend in Richmond, Virginia, thousands of music lovers gathered for the seventh annual Richmond Jazz Festival.

Getting Down And Dirty (UGH, Pun Intended) With POTUS' Playlist

Serge Leshchuk | Posted 08.17.2016 | Entertainment
Serge Leshchuk

I listened to it, and I didn't throw up. I need a medal. But since breaking down summer playlists is a thing , let's break it down.

JIL Speaks Openly About New York's Full Moon Festival

Kyle Stevens | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

The Full Moon Fest will bring a new level of excitement to New York City's music scene on August 20th and 21st at Governors Island. With artists like...

Daily Meditation: Enchantment

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.12.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Gregory Porter: 'The Word 'Political' Doesn't Scare Me'

FaceCulture | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
FaceCulture

Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist Gregory Porter has never shied away from political conversations in his music. On his fourth album Take Me To The A...

Ghosts in the Machine, Part II: "The Machinery"

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Kurt Ellenberger

This is the second in a series of articles on jazz musicians in popular music and jazz and popular music as fields of study in higher education. Jaz...

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes -- A Sisterhood Jazz Quartet

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Randee Mia Berman

Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.

Rare Rossini and Hot Jazz at Caramoor

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

Photo by Gabe Palacio By Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, July 15, 2016 Let's talk about Caramoor. I have spent many a night lying on the law...

Umbria Jazz Festival 2016: Report From Perugia

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

There was a lull in the city of Perugia during the week leading up to the Umbria Jazz 2016 festival before the jazz fans arrived and filled the city to the brim.

Guitars, Ghosts and Rockstars! Inside the mind of Paul Reed Smith

Brett Berhoff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Entertainment
Brett Berhoff

Brett Berhoff invites us for an exclusive backstage experience in his Legends of Music series where he spends time with the most inspiring minds from ...

I'm With Stupid: Rest in P, Wizard Of Woo

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I've been running a kids camp this summer, and any time we go somewhere as a group -- to a museum or whatever -- we have huge fights over who controls...

Autobiography of the Lower East Side

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Melody Breyer-Grell

Some decades ago, before it was rechristened the "East Village," New York's Alphabet City was a destination of true Bohemians, even literally, with the Czechs amongst other Eastern European immigrants. And then, in the late '50's and early '60's came the "intellectuals." Poets, novelists, jazz musicians and political progressives of all colors took up residence in that section of the city, living side by side with the immigrants.

Where To Hear Jazz in NYC This Summer

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, July 5 2016 OK, we are now officially into our summer with the temps regularly rising into the 80s, so it's ...

Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Tom Hook, the New Orleans jazz pianist sitting next to me at the Mozart dinner concert my last night in Salzburg explained his presence at the event w...

A CERTAIN AGE Is Ripe For the Reading

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Willia...

The 2016 San Francisco Jazz Festival Hits A Cool Vibe

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

For years San Francisco has been the West Coast playground and refuge of jazz musicians. Since 2013, those artists have had a permanent home at the SFJAZZ Center, the first-ever standalone structure in the country dedicated to jazz. Think of it as a cool opera house, where the beats get funky, the music is often improvised and the roof frequently gets torn off.

Nashville-Based Musician Adia Victoria Set To Play PJ's Lager House in Detroit, Talks of Her Beginnings and Influences

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Adia Victoria is becoming of new face around the music world with a sound that pulls from jazz, country, blues, and rock, but doesn't commit to any si...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Exploring Diversity Through Music: Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

Summer has officially begun in the Peach state and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing yet eclectic weekend at the park with friends and...

Easy Listener: Sizzling-Hot Jazz/Cabaret CDs From Barb Jungr, Dane Vannatter, Barbara Fasano, Tony Yazbeck

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

There was a time not that long ago when cabaret rooms and jazz rooms were considered distinct territories. You might say the difference came down to-...