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
Feb152014

New Music From Dianne Reeves Featuring Gregory Porter "Satiated (Been Waiting)"

Dianne Reeves' new album Beautiful Life is being released on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 in America! The few tracks that I've heard so far are a treat for the ears. Concord Music Group uploaded audio of Satiated (Been Waiting) which is a duet performed with one of my favorite male vocalists, Gregory Porter. It's five and a half minutes of pure pleasure. In my humble opinion, this would have been much more fabulous if it was a real video of both artists performing together.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Sunday
Feb092014

Top 50+ Jazz Albums for the Week of 10 February 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. The album listed in bold is a 2014 GRAMMY Award Winner!

 

 

  1. HAROLD MABERN Right On Time (Smoke Sessions)
  2. BRIAN LYNCH Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 (Holistic Musicworks)
  3. BOBBY WATSON Check Cashing Day (Lafiya Music)
  4. RENE MARIE I Wanna Be Evil (Motema)
  5. GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound)

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Friday
Jan312014

NYC ~ Blue Note Jazz Club Announces February 2014 Artist Schedule!

 

 

New York, NY - January 31, 2014 - Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of acts for February 2014.

 

Highlights include: Ron Carter in two settings - with his Quartet and with Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band; Bill Evans Soulgrass with guests John Popper, John Medeski, Eric Krasno & Neal Evans, Tim Carbone, and Marco Benevento; Valentine's Week programs with vocalists Nicole Henry and Rachelle Ferrell; Les McCann with Javon Jackson; Patricia Barber; and a special all-star benefit concert for Earthquake/Tsunami Relief in Japan, among others.

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Tuesday
Jan282014

The Good Times - 56th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS in Review 

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards have now come and gone and what a party it was this year!  From the GRAMMY Jazz Camp showcase at the cozy Spaghettini Fine Dining and Entertainment venue in Seal Beach, CA to the amazing, music-filled Sunday night extravaganza televised live on the CBS network, everything was just fabulous.

I made the trek once again to Seal Beach, CA which is located approximately 30 miles south of Los Angeles. This year I had the pleasure of having SoulBounce.com’s Butta with me to share the experience of the yearly showcase.

 

Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis dazzling the Spaghettini crowd

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