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Jesse Fischer's Day Dreamer, a Manifestation of Identity

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Fischer naturally gravitated towards a farm-to-table musical identity, choosing to have a hand in every ounce of the process rather than simply observe, which has yielded work as a producer and engineer.

Refreshed RAV4 Hybrid in New York, Why Not?

Rita Cook | Posted 11.23.2015 | Travel
Rita Cook

On Wednesday, the folks at Toyota lifted the embargo and now I get to talk all about the just unveiled 2016 Toyota RAV4, which will be the eighth hybrid offered in the Toyota lineup. New on the RAV4 for 2016 is a refreshed exterior and updated interior across all of the trim levels.

Quincy Jones Receives Herbie Hancock Humanitarian Award

Philip David Morton | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Quincy Jones received the Herbie Hancock Humanitarian award from Herbie Hancock himself at the Thelonious Monk Institute's International Jazz Vocals Competitions Award Gala at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last Sunday night.

Chicago and Havana: A Musical Connection At The Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I recently enjoyed a scintillating evening of international cultural exchange featuring a concert of orchestral musical magic at Chicago's famous Au...

This is How You Create a Successful, Equitable Economy

NationSwell | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact

Time is the scarcest resource that we have, but it's something everyone has access to it -- whether you're Bill Gates or a person living on the street. This basic equality of time is the foundation for the online time banking platform TimeRepublik.

Detroit Shines at San Francisco Boogie Woogie Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.11.2015 | Detroit
Thomas Gladysz

The Motor City and its rich musical history is at the heart of this year's San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival.

Boogie Woogie Festival Now in Third Year

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

Though it's not the only boogie woogie festival in the country, the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival has proven itself one of the best.

This Weekend, New York Jazzharmonic Debuts a New Big Band at Symphony Space

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Jazz is making a comeback in New York City. Hipsters tip-tap their toes at joints like the Fat Cat and Iridium, taking in their grandparents' tunes. Nostalgia trends these days, and there's nothing like a wailing saxophone to put you in the mood.

Scenes From Life: Cuba!

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 10.29.2015 | Chicago
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

To be anywhere near trumpeter and composer Orbert Davis these past couple of years is to hear the word "Cuba" over and over again. It is the verbal thread that weaves from conversation to conversation, rehearsal to rehearsal, performance to performance.

Butcher Brown's GrownFolk: Foreground Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

Getting old is scary. Not so much in the "I'm gonna break my hip taking this layup" way, but more in the way of "oh shit - death." Mortality. Responsibility. Paying rent AND feeding my two cats BEFORE finishing The Walking Dead WHILE cooking dinner for my wife.

Miles Ahead

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

If you're looking for a conventional bio-film, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get inside the head of the ingenious, erratic, enigmatic high priest of jazz, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. Actor/writer/director Don Cheadle's drama Miles Ahead is jazzed.

Reflections of a Humbled Son on the 98th Birthday of My Father, Thelonious Monk

T.S. Monk | Posted 10.09.2015 | Arts
T.S. Monk

From my earliest recollections, adults, when first meeting me, would invariably ask the question, "Do you know who your father is?" The query came from musicians and fans alike. I didn't really understand the question at first, because the answer seemed so obvious.

Michael Cain's Celestial Sounds on Sola

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.03.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

An accomplished pianist, Mr. Cain's most recent work has had a distinctively electronic bent to it with colors and textures that seem to borrow from elements of jazz, hip hop and Electronic Dance Music.

'And Now...' Michael Oien

Cicily Janus | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Cicily Janus

N.Y.C.-based jazz bassist and composer, Michael Oien is just that... a hidden gem. Jazz bassists are often the most surprising when they come out of the shadows and into the spotlight. With his debut album, Michael Oien is doing just that.

Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert Will Break Out in 2015-2016

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.25.2015 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Heading into this season with the second-youngest team in the entire league, with an average of just 24.6 years old according to Real GM, the Jazz will be relying on center Rudy Gobert to be the rock of the squad on the inside.

Christian Scott Continues to Expand, Explore and Grow with Stretch Music

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

"On this record, you're going to hear 808s, you're going to hear subs, you're going to hear oscillating guitars, and you're going to hear distortion on shit other than guitar," Scott recently told Noisey.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

New York Music Reporter Peter Occhiogrosso Pitches Memoir to Agents and Publishers

Stacy Clark | Posted 09.16.2015 | New York
Stacy Clark

It's been several years since Patti Smith's publication of "Just Kids," the musician's celebrated memoir that this year is being adapted for a limited series on Showtime

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Artist Spotlight: Michael McArthur and His Album 'Magnolia'

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

The potency of the human voice has the power to move not only with its tone but also with its message. Beautiful vocals imbued with meaningful words creates an irresistible combination. Based out of Lakeland, Florida comes Michael McArthur, a soulful singer/songwriter.

Midnight McCartney & The Unity Sessions: Chats with Pat Metheny and John Pizzarelli, Plus Kim Edwards and Art Schop

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"This one was totally by surprise. The first one was an idea we dreamed up back at RCA. We didn't have any letter from Paul McCartney saying, 'Make a Beatle record,' but this one was out of the clear blue."

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

New Artist Reviews: Kiravell

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Traveling can evoke innovations and creations unlike any other muse. The inundation of new interactions, challenges, tastes, sights, smells and sounds awaken the spirit. Singer, songwriter, and healer, Meniyka Kiravell, has dipped the quill of her mind into the bottomless inkwell of travel.

'Rudimental in Jamaica' for We The Generation!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

In 2013, they hit us with Home, which became a #1 debut album in the UK for this global-platinum selling electronic act Rudimental. Since then, we've seen them raising the desert temperature at Coachella and back-to-back statewide sold out shows.