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

 

Monday
May162011

Top 50 Jazz Albums for the Week of 16 May 2011

This 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

I wonder how Gretchen Parlato's album slipped 16 slots from 1st place last week to 17th place this week? 

Gretchen Parlato "The Lost and Found"1      MONTY ALEXANDER Uplift (JLP)

2      ERIC REED The Dancing Monk (Savant)

3      TERELL STAFFORD This Side Of Strayhorn (Max Jazz)

4      BRIAN LYNCH Unsung Heroes (Hollistic)

5      JOHN DEFRANCESCO A Philadelphia Story (Savant)

6      KURT ELLING The Gate (Concord Jazz)

7      ONE FOR ALL Invades Vancouver (Cellar Live)

8      LYNNE ARRIALE Convergence (Motema)

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Monday
May162011

Jazz News You Can Use: A New Jazz Video Website to Distract You From Work!

Do you ever get frustrated when looking for jazz on YouTube? A less than satisfactory search is typically caused by bad, dubious or non-existent tagging done by the person that uploaded the video. 

Well, I've been introduced to a viable solution to that problem. One of my Twitter followers (@bluesatch) asked me to check out his friend's website,

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Friday
May132011

Femme Fatale Friday ~ Vocalist Nnenna Freelon

Nnenna Freelon [Michelle V Agins photo]"If you are looking for hip music, check out Nnenna Freelon." ~ Aretha Franklin

Are you in New York City this weekend? Want to listen to vocal jazz by one of today's under appreciated singers? You should check out the expressive Nnenna Freelon at Feinstein's at Loews Regency tonight (May 13th, 2011) and tomorrow evening.

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Thursday
May122011

Fats Waller: Re-imagined by Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello 

From today's New York Daily News: "When pianist Jason Moran and bassist and vocalist Meshell Ndegeocello take the stage this weekend at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, the music of Fats Waller will mash with modern dance beats for an uptown party."

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