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Wednesday
Jan112012

Jack DeJohnette to Celebrate Landmark Year with Release of New Album "Sound Travels" on January 17 [Exclusive Tracks]

 

MUTIDIRECTIONAL ALBUM FEATURES:  

ESPERANZA SPALDING, BRUCE HORNSBY, BOBBY MCFERRIN, AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE, LIONEL LOUEKE, TIM RIES, LUISITO QUINTERO & JASON MORAN 

  
LISTEN TO EXCLUSIVE STREAMING
TRACKS FROM SOUND TRAVELS 
"SALSA FOR LUISITO" & 
"NEW MUSE"

2012 promises to be a banner year for legend Jack DeJohnette, renowned as one of music's most adventurous artists and prolific drummers. Last evening (Jan 10, 2012), he was honored with a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellowship, the highest U.S. honor for jazz musicians. The Chicago-born, New York-based artist will also turn 70, boasting a top-drawer historical resume that ranges from his early days as a charter member of the Charles Lloyd Quartet and his seminal drumming in Miles Davis's pioneering fusion band in the late '60s and early '70s (including Bitches Brew) to his longstanding quarter-century-plus contributions to the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio as well as his own diverse solo career recording for such labels as ECM, MCA/Impluse!, EMI/Blue Note, and his own imprint Golden Beams.

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Tuesday
Aug022011

FYI - 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition & Gala Concert Tickets on Sale Now!

On Monday, September 12, jazz lovers and supporters will gather to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.!

Event hosts Herbie Hancock, Phylicia Rashad, and Billy Dee Williams will honor Aretha Franklin with the Institute's 2011 Maria Fisher Founder's Award. 

Performers will included John Beasley, Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ron Carter, Joey DeFrancesco, ELEW, Kurt EllingKevin EubanksRoberta GambariniJimmy Heath, Lionel Loueke, Joe Lovano, Ellis Marsalis, Christian McBride, TS Monk, Jason Moran, Gretchen Parlato, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Roberts, Wayne Shorter, Ben Williams, and many more (as of August 2.) 

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Sunday
Jun122011

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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Monday
May232011

Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello "The Joint Is Jumpin" Video

This video isn't from the Fats Waller Dance Party that I told you about earlier. However, this is intimate video from a live performance of This Joint Is Jumpin' at the Lenox Lounge uploaded to YouTube on May 20th, 2011. Enjoy! 

The caption: Following the world premiere of the "Fats Waller Dance Party" at the Harlem Gate House, Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello perform their signature rendition of "The Joint is Jumpin'".

Featuring:
Charles Haynes (drum)
Mark Kelley (bass)
Bill Saxton (saxophone)
Maria Bauman (dance)
Meshell Ndegeocello (voice)
Jason Moran (piano)