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



Did Your Favorite Musician Win at the JJA Jazz Awards? 2011 Winners List!

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees at yesterday's Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards ceremony held in New York City!!

The Jazz Journalists Association  initiated its awards honoring excellence in jazz music, recordings, presentation and journalism in 1997.

At the 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards gala on June 11, 2011, a star-studded coterie of musicians, journalists and music-world movers and shakers asserted once again the unique status of these honors as jazz's only independent, international, culture-and-community-wide celebration. 

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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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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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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: