jazz history

Blue Note Records, 80 years on – A brief History.

Eighty years ago on January 6, 1939, a passionate Jazz fan named Alfred Lion produced a recording session in New York City with two Boogie Woogie pianists, founding what would...

The Oscar Peterson Story by Scott Thompson

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1945 to parents from the West Indies, Oscar Peterson became one of the most renowned pianists in jazz history. On February 22-23 in The Appel Room at...

Martin Luther King at the Berlin Jazz Fest in 1964

Update: To celebrate Martin Luther King day we’ve decided to republish this article first published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of MLK on...

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels: 80th Birthday Celebration

Tenor titan, bandleader, and composer Charles Lloyd has played with everybody from Cannonball Adderley to Howlin’ Wolf. He is a leading figure on the ever-evolving jazz scene...

Maxine Gordon Book Launch| “Sophisticated Giant, The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon”

It’s here, Maxine Gordon’s biography of Dexter Gordon titled “Sophisticated Giant, The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon” is now available. Published by...

Upcoming release – Erroll Garner – NightConcert

There are certain musical artists who have transcended genre limitations, crossing over into other areas of audience appeal. But in very rare cases there are artists who cross...

Frank Koulen – Founder of the Jazz Club Porgy and Bess

The life of Frank Koulen may well serve as a scenario for a feature film. The founder of the jazz club Porgy and Bess in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. Frank  was born in Suriname...

The Day Miles Died by Scott H. Thompson.

Editors note: Scott and I regularly  connect and he’s a valued supporter and a senior writer for JazzInEurope. Scott is one of those people who recognizes that while Jazz...

Alan Braufman & the 1970’s New York Underground

June 29 will see the re-release of Alan Braufman’s album “Valley of Search.” Alan Braufman was one of the exponents of the 1970’s downtown NYC loft jazz...

David K. Mathews Interviewed by Fiona Ross

Editor’s note: Read Fiona Ross’s Interview with the acclaimed pianist Dave K. Mathews. Tomorrow (Saturday) you can read Fiona’s CD review of the new album by...

Reid Miles, The Guy Who Designed Blue Note.

There is no doubt that the cover art produced by Blue Note Records in the 50’s and 60’s is an example of iconic graphic design. There have been a number of coffee...