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
Jun062011

EoJ Tip: Mike Stern Band featuring Bob Malach, Esperanza Spalding & Lionel Cordew!

(l) Mike Stern, (top r) Lionel Cordew, Esperanza SpaldingWant a great way to celebrate the summer solstice? You should go see some live jazz!

Are you in the New York City area? You should plan to see live jazz in the form of guitarist Mike Stern with saxophonist Bob Malach, bassist Esperanza Spalding and drummer Lionel Cordew! There will be a five (5) night engagement (21st-25th June 2011) at the cozy Iridium Jazz Club at 51st and Broadway. 

The lead is Mike Stern - some of my readers that have been around for awhile may remember him from his stint in the mid '70s with the jazz-rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears. Or, you may recall him as part of Miles Davis' small combo in the beginning of the 80s that also included saxophonist Bill Evans and bass player Marcus Miller

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Saturday
Jun042011

Seven For Saturday: 7 Branford Marsalis Videos

Branford Marsalis"Seven for Saturday" is a great way to see some of the men and women of jazz in action.  Today, you get to sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of Branford Marsalis!

"This New Orleans native was born into one of that city’s most distinguished musical families, which includes patriarch/pianist/educator Ellis and Branford’s siblings Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason.  Branford gained initial acclaim through his work with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and his brother Wynton’s quintet in the early 1980s before forming his own ensemble.  He has also performed and recorded with a who’s-who of jazz giants including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock and Sonny Rollins.

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Thursday
Jun022011

New Music ~ Global Noize Featuring Jason Miles, DJ Logic & Falu!

A Prayer For The Planet"A vibe that's a freewheeling swirl of jazz, funk, electronica, world fusion and blues that's grounded at times, trippy and sensual most of the time, and -- on the wings of the ethereal vocals of Falu -- truly transcendent and spiritual." - Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide

New York, NY (June 1, 2011) - We are at what is clearly a line of demarcation in our society, where the only thing that can be said with much clarity is that things going forward will be very different than they have been in the past. While that future is uncertain, one of the things that we know is a fact is that our lives, more than at any other time in the past, will be more inter dependent on factors that are global in nature than ever before. Clearly this planet is in need of at least a prayer.

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Thursday
Jun022011

Whoa! The Mosaic Project featuring Esperanza, Geri Allen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ingrid Jensen, Helen Sung, Anat Cohen, et al!

(l-r) Carrington, Spalding, ParlatoI'm sooo excited about The Mosaic Project that's going to drop on July 19, 2011!

It's a who's who of many of my favorite female jazz artists! OMG - there's the leader - composer, arranger, producer, drummer and vocalist Terri Lyne Carrington; vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Carmen Lundy, Gretchen Parlato and Nona Hendryx (one of the original members of Labelle); Esperanza Spalding and Mimi Jones on bass; Sheila E on percussion; Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen and Helen Sung on keys; Ingrid Jensen on trumpet; Tineke Postma on saxophone, Anat Cohen on clarinet, Linda Taylor on guitar, Chia-Yin Carol Ma on violin, and Hailey Niswanger on the flute. YAY!!

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