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Jay McShann’s Paris All Star Band – Tribute To Charlie Parker

In June of 1989, Jay McShann led a true All-star band featuring many of the Jazz worlds most prominent musicians in a tribute to Charlie Parker. The concerts took place in Paris...

BJO & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – A Big Band Celebration

One of the most famous big bands in the world is coming to BOZAR, Brussels! The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are from New York and have championed the big band repertoire in...

London Gypsy Jazz Festival – March 2020 at Toulouse Lautrec

Five days dedicated to the 1930s to 1950s music known as gypsy swing, jazz Manouche or Hot Club, and featuring both national & international Gypsy Jazz musicians. On the 25th...

New Inspirational single – Venus – by Mike Casey

Today, (Jan 29, 2020) Mike Casey releases an original ballad single called ‘Venus’, inspired by The Venus Project – an uplifting, hopeful prayer for global peace and...

BRUSSELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA International Composition Contest – Jan 12, 2020

This month –  January 2020, Brussels Jazz Orchestra will hold its eighth International Composition Contest. One of the most important international competitions for jazz...

An Interview with Kenny Polson – Jazz saxophonist +

Kenney Polson is a Jazz saxophonist,  accomplished composer and educator. Based in the Pacific Northwest, he has lived and performed in over 50 countries. Known widely as a...

Jazz Etymologies

Editor’s note: Recently,  renown jazz historian, educator, and author of “The History of European Jazz“, Francesco Martinelli published an interesting article...

Pat Metheny | You Are

Pat Metheny has released “You Are,” from his forthcoming album, From This Place, due February 21 on Nonesuch Records. This follows the release of the album’s opening track,...

UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards winners announced.

Earlier today the winners of the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards were announced. The awards are given in 10 categories representing the diversity of the UK’s jazz scene. The...

Platimo from Benjamin Hidas

Platimo is a contemporary, cinematic jazz quartet formed by Norwegian nylon-guitarist Benjamin Hidas and British pianist Felix Bertulis-Webb. The self-titled album was released...

Jazz & traditional Malagasy music from Madagascar

Editors Note: Jenny recently contacted me, sending me private excerpts of her upcoming debut EP album “Road to Salvation“, I felt an immediate connection to the lovely...