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

 

Thursday
Jun192014

The Recording Academy Statement re: Horace Silver 

 

Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy, Horace Silver and Dan Carlin, chairman of The Recording Academy. Silver, along with Benny Golson and Jon Hendricks, was honored at the GRAMMY Salute to Jazz on Feb. 8, 2005. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Wireimage.com © 2005. Photographed by: R. Diamond

 

Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver was one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the ’50s and ’60s. Widely regarded as the creator of the hard bop sound — a combination of R&B, gospel, and his unique piano style — he performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, the latter with whom he founded the legendary Jazz Messengers.

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Sunday
Jun152014

Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the week of 16 June 2014 [JazzWeek]

Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week! Which artists are you listening to these days?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

For your viewing pleasure this week, vocalist, bassist and composer Mimi Jones shares with us the story behind her latest release, Balance ~ Enjoy!

 

 

  1. ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote)
  2. MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
  3. LOUIS HAYES Return Of The Jazz Communicators (Smoke Sessions)
  4. JC STYLLES Blakey Grease (American Showplace Music)
  5. DAVID HAZELTINE For All We Know (Smoke Sessions)

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Sunday
Jun152014

Para Ti - A Benefit Concert for Dave Valentin on 1st July 2014! 

A once-in-a-lifetime evening to benefit one of the world’s premier jazz flutists, who has not been able to perform as of late because of health issues. Join an internationally-acclaimed array of Latin jazz artists for an unforgettable evening in support of the Bronx’s own legendary pied piper who generously donated his talents to so many community organizations and causes as a citizen-artist. Now, this concert is for him.

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Monday
Jun092014

EoJ Tip ☛ Saxophonist Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio's Eponymous Debut from Concord Music Group! 

#MusicMonday for ya!

 

When I first heard Aldana play, her virtuosity was impressive, but what really blew me away was the maturity of her sound. It manifests through clean, nuanced phrasing reminiscent of her early idol, Sonny Rollins. --  NPR's Alex W. Rodriguez

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