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  • GoGo Penguin Releases Single, Announces Tour in May January 17, 2018
    The British jazz group GoGo Penguin has released a new single – “Bardo” – from their upcoming album A Humdrum Star, which will be issued on Feb. 9 on Blue Note Records. You can listen to the single through any number of streaming services here. The trio, which came out of the Manchester UK music scene, […]
  • All-Star John Abercrombie Tribute in Brooklyn January 12, 2018
    On Monday, March 26, an all-star assemblage of John Abercrombie’s collaborators, friends and admirers will perform a concert in tribute to the late guitarist in Brooklyn. Held at the performing-arts venue Roulette, the show will feature drummers Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron and Adam Nussbaum; guitarists Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner and John Scofield; pianist […]
  • Playboy Jazz Festival Announces 2018 Lineup January 4, 2018
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced some of the headliners for the famous Playboy Jazz Festival, celebrating its 40th anniversary on June 9-10. Among the artists taking a turn on the revolving circular stage at the Hollywood Bowl are: Charles Lloyd & the Marvels (Julian Lage, Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland) with […]
  • PDX Jazz Festival Announces Lineup for 2018 January 3, 2018
    The PDX Jazz Festival has announced its lineup and schedule of performances for the event taking place from Feb. 15 until Feb. 25 in Portland, Ore. The festival, celebrating its 15th anniversary, features a diverse collection of artists and projects, including some special themed tributes. Kurt Elling will pay homage to one of his mentors, […]
    Lee Mergner
  • Tony Bennett’s Gershwin Prize Ceremony to Air on PBS December 28, 2017
    On Friday, Jan. 12 at 9 pm ET, PBS will air the music special Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Bennett, the first “interpretive singer” to be awarded the prestigious award that has been generally awarded to noted songwriters, was presented with the Gershwin Prize back in November in a […]
    Lee Mergner
  • Deluxe Reissue of Sonny Rollins’ “Way Out West” Out Feb. 16 December 27, 2017
    On Feb. 16, Concord’s Craft imprint will release a 60th-anniversary two-LP edition of Sonny Rollins’ classic album Way Out West, featuring the Saxophone Colossus with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne. The original LP was released in 1957, on the Contemporary label. A landmark recording, it was deeply influential for its stripped-down, harmonically open “strolling […]
  • Lineup Announced for 2018 Jazz Plaza Festival in Cuba December 24, 2017
    The Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza Cuba, known informally as Jazz Plaza, has announced the all-star performers for the 2018 festival, which will take place Jan. 16-21 in Havana and at other locales in Cuba. The Jazz Plaza festival, now it its 33rd year, recently moved from its usual time in mid-December to mid-January. The 2018 […]
  • Django Biopic to Open in Theaters in January December 22, 2017
    The iconic Django Reinhardt is portrayed in a new biopic, titled simply Django and starring Reda Kateb as the legendary Gypsy-jazz guitarist. The film, which takes place in 1943, was written and directed by Étienne Comar, and adapted from the book Folles de Django by Alexis Salatko. The score featuring Reinhardt’s music is by Warren Ellis, […]
  • Roswell Rudd Dies at 82 December 22, 2017
    Roswell Rudd, a onetime Dixieland trombonist who became arguably the instrument’s first major practitioner in the avant-garde jazz movement, died Dec. 21 after a protracted battle with cancer. He was 82 years old. His death was confirmed by his publicist, Antje Huebner, and by his record label, RareNoise Records. While Rudd was best known for […]
    Michael J. West
  • Kevin Mahogany Dies at 59 December 18, 2017
    Kevin Mahogany, a singer who made a great impact in the 1990s with a rich, soulful baritone sound evocative of Joe Williams and Johnny Hartman, died on Sunday, per the radio station KCUR. He was 59. Born on July 30, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo., Mahogany lived much of his life in that city with […]
    Lee Mergner
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