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Gregory Porter review – jazz chameleon finds countless ways to seduce

The Guardian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Gregory Porter certainly attracts a broad demographic. There are twentysomething ravers who've heard him guest with Disclosure, old-school R&B fans who've been introduced to him by Gilles Peterson, and fiftysomething couples for whom he's a fixture of ...

Nottingham Jazz Diary, April 29 to May 5 with Jeanie Barton

Nottingham Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Another bank holiday is upon us so we can indulge in late night jazz without guilt! As briefly mentioned last week, jazz heavy-weights are in town on Friday April 29 in the shape of The Filthy Six who play funk, acid and soul-jazz, centred around the ...
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Jazz drumming to Super Smash Bros. is better than any commentary

The Verge - ‎8 hours ago‎
I usually have a hard time following competitive Super Smash Bros. matches, but honestly, they make so much more sense when accompanied by some free-form jazz drumming. The video above shows what a perfect pairing this is - with drummer Caleb ...
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Playlist: The Revivalists' Jazz Fest favorites

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
New Orleans is home to a lot of different kinds of creative music beyond what traditionally comes to mind. One of the best things about Jazz Fest is the ability to find different kinds of music at the fair grounds and in the extracurricular shows that ...

Umbria Festival's jazz stars for May Day

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
AS part of the annual JZ Spring jazz festival, jazz musicians and bands from the Umbria Jazz Festival like Danilo Rea, Fabrizio Bosso Quartet and Funk Off will be performing today and tomorrow at the Reel Plaza.
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Check out Istanbul's jazz legacy

Daily Sabah - ‎3 hours ago‎
Running into its fifth year since the day was marked on the global calendar by UNESCO, International Jazz Day is definitely widely celebrated in Istanbul.

3 Artists From Abroad, For International Jazz Day

NPR - ‎21 hours ago‎
This Saturday is International Jazz Day. And this year, NPR has a man on the inside. Bassist Christian McBride, host of Jazz Night In America, is in town for the all-star show at the White House. So he took the opportunity to swing by NPR headquarters ...
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Shuffle Along review – first jazz musical lacks enough full production numbers

The Guardian - ‎15 hours ago‎
Perhaps the first jazz musical, the 1921 production of Shuffle Along was a sensation, proving that a book musical by and about people of color could succeed with both black and white audiences.

Jazz Listings for April 29-May 5

New York Times - ‎18 hours ago‎
A selected guide to jazz performances in New York City. Full reviews of recent jazz performances: A searchable guide to these and other shows is at ☆ Kenny Barron Trio (Tuesday through May 8) Mr. Barron is a jazz ...

Throwback Thursday: Five Great Jazz Tiny Desk Concerts

NPR - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
This Saturday, April 30, marks the fifth anniversary of International Jazz Day, a celebration organized by UNESCO to celebrate jazz across the globe. To do our part, we're highlighting some of our favorite jazz musicians to play behind Bob Boilen's desk.

Stuart McCallum Trio bringing a new take on Jazz to The Keys in Huddersfield

Huddersfield Examiner - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Stuart McCallum Trio - a group of Northern musicians with extensive performance and recording pedigrees - is bringing jazz-with-a-difference to The Keys in Huddersfield on Saturday, May 7. Event organiser and local musician Ben Crosland says it ...
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Video: Glasgow Jazz Festival announces line up for 30th anniversary year

Herald Scotland - ‎16 hours ago‎
Glasgow Jazz Festival has announced its line-up to celebrate the 30th running of the festival. It will take place in various venues across the city from 22 June including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Halls, The Old Fruitmarket, St Luke's and ...

Road test: Honda Jazz 1.3 EX Navi

Hull Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Can a car notoriously shunned by younger drivers suddenly become hip? Roy Woodcock ponders that question while road testing the latest version of the Honda Jazz... A jazz musician is someone that puts a £5,000 horn in a £500 car and drives 50 miles for ...

Rose Murphy On Piano Jazz

NPR - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rose Murphy (1913–1989) was a legendary singer and pianist who starred at the nightclub Café Society in the heyday of New York's jazz scene. She made history with her version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." Critics and audiences were delighted ...

Gustafson, Rallo inspire area jazz lovers

London Free Press - ‎14 hours ago‎
There are two events in London on Friday, a “bucket-list” gig for London's After Four at the Grand Bend area's Huron Country Playhouse on Saturday, and a hometown London Jazz Society gig on Sunday for The Dixie Five. Award-winning jazz singer Sonja ...
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Shouldn't you be at work (or school) instead of Jazz Fest? Truants come clean - ‎2 hours ago‎
Shouldn't you be at work, instead of Jazz Fest? Don't tell human resource department directors, construction foremen, or assistant school principals, but it has come to our attention that some of the music fans at Jazz Fest might, just might, be ...
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Courtney Pine: Cheltenham Jazz Festival is the best in Europe

Gloucester Citizen - ‎4 hours ago‎
Jazz legend and multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine is one of the star attractions at this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The founder of black British big band, The Jazz Warriors, Courtney is one of the best-known names on the international jazz scene.

Jazz Fest 2016: Tedeschi Trucks Band is the next big thing, producer says - ‎5 hours ago‎
"When they got together, they made the next great American band," New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival producer Quint Davis boldly proclaimed as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the Acura stage on Thursday (April 28) to close out the day.

Jazz thrill: South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim comes to Seattle

The Seattle Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
After nearly two decades, South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim - known as Dollar Brand before his conversion to Islam in 1968 - brings his beloved jazz band Ekaya back to Seattle for a four-night stint at Jazz Alley.

Melt Yourself Down: Last Evenings On Earth review – frenzied jazz-punk fusions

The Guardian - ‎20 hours ago‎
On their self-titled debut, Melt Yourself Down frontman Kushal Gaya exorcised his demons in Mauritian, French Creole and his own invented language.