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Gregory Porter: ‘One Direction and Robbie Williams are jazz artists even if they don’t know it’

Recently Joe Gamp sat down with Gregory Porter at his London hotel to speak about his up-coming album “Nat King Cole And Me” due for release on Blue Note Records on...

Herbie Hancock’s Greatest Long Island Memory

This Friday Herbie Hancock plays the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts (Long Island NY), Now 77, Hancock continues to dazzle while pushing the creative envelope both in the...

Tony Bennett returns to New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall.

This coming Friday Tony Bennett will return to New York’s famous Radio City Music Hall. Nicknamed the “Showplace of the Nation”, it is a leading tourist destination in...

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...