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

 

Saturday
Jun112011

The New Gary Burton Quartet's "Common Ground" + 2011 Summer & Fall Tour Dates!

Self-taught, GRAMMY award winning vibraphonist Gary Burton hasn't released a studio album since 2005's Next Gerneration.  

Six years later, Mr. Burton has a new attitude, band and recording label - Mack Avenue Records. The additional members of this incarnation of his quartet are: guitarist Julian Lage, bassist Scott Colley and Antonio Sánchez on the drums. 

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Saturday
Jun112011

Full Documentary ~ Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog [1997]

Charles MingusMingus said of himself "I am half black man, half yellow man, but I claim to be a Negro. I am Charles Mingus, the famed jazz musician--but not famed enough to make a living in America."

"His statement summed up the conflict that plagued this musical genius his entire life: volatility, pain, prescience, and raw rage roiled inside a complex man, composer, bass player, and trombonist who transcended labels and refused to be pigeonholed into a single musical style--and who did not achieve real fame until late in his career.

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Wednesday
Jun082011

Legendary Roy Haynes on the David Letterman Show! (Video) 

I met this gracious man at the GRAMMYs earlier this year! Hopefully, Letterman's network won't pull the video from YouTube. For now, enjoy drummer Roy Haynes' performance that closed out tonight's (June 8th, 2011) Letterman show:

 

Wednesday
Jun082011

Celebrate the 2011 JJA Jazz Awards at a Satellite Party Near You on June 11!

With NARAS' (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) intractable "it's our way or the highway" stance regarding the elimination of 31 GRAMMY categories (including "Latin Jazz" and "Contemporary Jazz"), is there another awards show that jazz lovers can turn their attention to? Is there an organization out there that cares about acknowledging the depth and breadth of the genre? Why, yes there is! We can look to the JJA (Jazz Journalists Assn's) Jazz Awards! 

 The who? The what awards? The JJA Jazz Awards! Here's a blurb about the awards from their website:

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