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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Head New Jazz Caucus, Presents New Preservation Bill

n my opinion, nobody can deny that American politics over the last 2 years has reached a new low. Yet there is some light in these dark times. Recently Billboard Magazine reported...

A grand festival to celebrate the genius of Oscar Peterson

Recently journalist Howard Reich reported in the Olando Sentinel news of a new jazz festival to honor Canada’s great gift to jazz: piano virtuoso Peterson. The festival will...

Christian McBride on His Top Five Big Band Tracks, From Count Basie to Maria Schneider.

Christian McBrides latest big Band album “Bringin’ it” was release last month. Last week Nate Chinen (Director Of Editorial Content at WBGO) published an article...

Steely Dan’s ‘Aja’ At 40: The Inside Story Of The Band’s Most Legendary Guitar Solo.

Last Month the world lost Steely Dan guitarist and music Icon Walter Becker at the age of 67. Ironically his death came on the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the bands...

Rolling Stone, Once a Counterculture, Up for Sale.

Last week The New York Times published an article announcing that the Iconic music magazine “Rolling Stone” has been put up for sale. Since it’s inception in...

7 Startling Facts About the Music Industry in 2017

Last week the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released the 2017 Music Consumer Insight Report. The report provides an industry wide view of the...

Tokyo Jazz Joints: Capturing An Old Love Story

Ian Patterson wrote this piece for All About Jazz about a project aimed to capture and document a part of Japanese jazz culture that is unfortunately falling fowl of development,...

Nina Simone: Her Art and Life in 33 Songs

Daphne A. Brooks, a Professor of African American Studies at Yale University provides us with a look at the cultural significance of the work of Nina Simone. Brooks looks not only...

At 30, What Does Jazz at Lincoln Center Mean?

The New York Times published an article by Giovanni Russonello looking at Jazz At The Lincoln Center and it’s relevance to the jazz scene in todays age. On the eve of the...

John McLaughlin’s American Farewell Tour With Jimmy Herring.

All About Jazz published this extensive article by Alan Bryson about John McLaughlin’s American Farewell Tour. The article takes up 8 pages on the AAJ website and touches on...

Aaron Parks: The Comeback Kid

Jazz Times published this article on Aaron Parks by Michael J. West. The article touches on Parks early history, his meeting with Terance Blanchard and his transformation from...