Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City

Jazz Alley in Seattle

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver

 

Ronnie Scott's in London

Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco

 

Wednesday
Jul062011

1st Look - Trumpeter Etienne Charles' New Album "Kaiso" + 2011 Tour Dates!

“A daring improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism” - Jazz Times

“…had strength and a clear, almost classical sense of thematic organization.” - New York Times

Etienne Charles - KaisoEtienne Charles is a young Trinidadian trumpeter on a musical, cross-cultural mission. His debut album, Culture Shock (2006), features a unique mélange of Afro-Caribbean rhythms and straight-ahead jazz.

In 2009, Etienne released Folklore, an enticing album of original music. The music employed jazz improvisation and harmony with folk rhythms and chants inspired by the African experience of Trinidad & Tobago.

This time around he explores Caribbean songbook classics on the album entitled Kaiso, which will be on sale next Tuesday, 12th July 2011.

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Tuesday
Jul052011

A Jazz Graphic Novel About Eric Dolphy on Kickstarter.com!

project centered around multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy was brought to my attention over the weekend by @theMacVA on Twitter!

This kickstarter fundraising project combines two things that I enjoy passing my time with - graphic novels and jazz. :)

About the Project: 

Kevin H. Brown's plan is to self-publish a 74-page book, a sort of interpretive Eric Dolphy biography. He's researched Dolphy’s life for some time, and has read everything about him that he has been able to get his hands on. Kevin would like to tell his story the way he sees Dolphy—as a musical prince.  He decided to draw the novel in a style reminiscent of the great album covers from 40s and 50s. Artists like David Stone Martin and Ben Shahn were an inspiration to him. 

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Tuesday
Jul052011

Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the Week of 4 July 2011

Pat Metheny - What's It All AboutThis is the weekly US/Canada radio airplay list from JazzWeek.com.

Want to see stats regarding how many radio stations played your favorite album or how much it moved up or down the chart from last week? Click here to find that information out. 
 

It's another week of mostly reissues and imports. You can click here to check them out. New music on sale Tuesday, July 5th from Nick Colionne and Phil Woods and Bill Mays.

 Click on any of the red links to hear/get the music on Amazon.com. 

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Friday
Jul012011

Jazz Musician Bobby Sanabria Sues Over GRAMMY Category Cuts (CBS News)

The saga continues. I think that it's about to get ugly, unfortunately. *sigh*

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Latin jazz artist Bobby Sanabria is proof-positive of the power of the GRAMMY Awards.

“As soon as I was nominated, people that never spoke to me started speaking to me,” Sanabria told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.

The four-time nominated, Bronx-born percussionist’s career took off.

Drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger and bandleader Bobby Sanabria

Now, he is leading a class action lawsuit against the Recording Academy to ensure other inspiring artists get their big break.

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