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
Jun182011

Seven For Saturday: 7 Nina Simone Videos

Nina Simone"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 one and only Nina Simone

Ms. Simone's music has a little bit of everything in it - jazz, blues, soul, folk, gospel and pop.

I hope that you enjoy the videos. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. :)

"She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. Ms. Simone was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works.

 Miss Nina earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. She was who the world would come to know as Nina Simone."

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Thursday
Jun162011

1st Look - Vocalist Sachal Vasandani's New album "Hi-Fly" Video + 2011 Tour Dates

Sachal Vasandani and Jon HendricksSachal Vasandani is an up and coming vocalist/composer that has already garnered distinction by winning DownBeat's "Rising Star" poll in 2010.  

Vasandani's third Mack Avenue release, Hi-Fly, confirms the high praise showered on its two predecessors and proves the singer is one of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge onto the scene in recent memory.

Produced by renowned GRAMMY® award winning bassist John Clayton along with GRAMMY® nominated Al Pryor, and featuring the great Jon Hendricks, Hi-Fly is an exciting mix of standards, originals and pop covers showcasing Vasandani's ability to filter a wide range of material through his highly individual vision.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

The Making of "Keep On Keepin' On" - New Documentary on Jazz Icon Clark Terry

Clark Terry"If Clark Terry told me I was playing shit, man, I'd take that seriously. I'd take it to heart." - Miles Davis

It has been over six weeks since I presented a Kickstarter project to you. I just found out about this one via Seattle trumpeter Jason Parker (Thanks, Jason!). 

Clark Terry has created music for over seventy (70!) years. He is known and cherished as a world-class trumpeter, flugelhornist, educator, composer, writer, trumpet/flugelhorn designer, teacher and 1991 NEA Jazz Master.  In 2010, he received the GRAMMY's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Monday
Jun132011

Top 50+ Jazz Albums for Week of 13 June 2011

Corea, Clarke & White - ForeverThis 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 out that information or to buy the albums. 

 New albums on sale Tuesday, June 14th from Michael Franks, Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny, and Madeleine Peyroux. Click on the artist's name to find out more about the new music!

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