Jazz Angels Inspire Confidence in Young
OC WeeklyJazz Angels Inspire Confidence in Young Musicians at Bixby ParkOC WeeklyRotating through a different band each week, the students will get on stage with their ensemble and perform songs they've learned from Cogert and his staff of professional musicians—everything from classics like "Blue 7" by Sonny Rollins to jazzed up ...
Posted on 5 August 2017 | 8:52 am
Saxophonist JD Allen reacts to turbulent
Chicago ReaderSaxophonist JD Allen reacts to turbulent times by undoing and rebuilding his music's structuresChicago ReaderAt the same time, it's rigorously retained many fundamental qualities of postbop, particularly the distinct voices of titanic saxophonists such as Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. Allen's tone is reliably a thing of beauty, even when he occasionally ...
Posted on 4 August 2017 | 11:37 am
National Folk Festival: Jazz is a calling
Greensboro News & RecordNational Folk Festival: Jazz is a calling for NC's Eric XavierGreensboro News & RecordEric Xavier (right) and his band will perform during the National Folk Festival. Xavier and the band members are from Eastern North Carolina counties represented in the African American Music Trail, created by the North Carolina Arts Council in 2005 to ...
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 9:07 pm
Secret Agent's strong Bond: Akiri Tana's
San Francisco ChronicleSecret Agent's strong Bond: Akiri Tana's jazz in WoodsideSan Francisco ChronicleAkira Tana, the first-call jazz drummer who made his name in New York with top artists like Sonny Rollins, Jim Hall and Lena Horne before coming home to the Bay Area 17 years ago, wasn't a fanatical James Bond fan before recording his 2011 album of ...
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 11:39 am
San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017: What you
The Mercury NewsSan Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017: What you need to knowThe Mercury NewsLooking for parking tips? Artist recommendations? We've got that and so much more in our complete guide to the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.and more »
Posted on 2 August 2017 | 10:00 am
TELEFUNKEN Champions Litchfield Jazz and
The undisputed centerpiece of the organization is The Litchfield Jazz Festival, which has had the honor of presenting jazz titans such as Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Slide Hampton, Wayne Shorter and Toots Thielemans. The Podunk ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 7:46 am
Woodstock Jazz Festival brings crowds,
To him, jazz is a mix of numerous genres of music, including blues, funk, soul and hip hop. Along with jazz greats Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Steve Coleman, he’s a fan of Prince, James Brown and Stevie Wonder, to name a few.
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 3:50 pm
Sonny Rollins, Volume One – 1956
. The guy is bluesy, edgy and clever. And it almost doesn't matter which period of Rollins' career you choose. It's all pretty terrific. But there's an unexpected down side: Because Rollins has so many fantastic recordings, listening to ones that are ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 9:47 pm
2nd Avenue: The Return of the Cello-Quartet
2nd Avenue flips that equation, with five of the nine played by quartet, including an obscure Dexter Gordon song (that had Sam Jones on bass), “Evergreenish,” and a delicious rendition of “I’m an Old Cowhand,” which, like the Sonny Rollins and ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 2:09 pm
Musical Bridges Presents Philly Great Tootie
Now 80, Heath has maintained a reputation as one of the top sidemen in jazz. In his long career, Tootie has played with jazz masters including Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Anthony Braxton and his own brothers, Jimmy (sax) and Percy (bass). "It was ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 1:55 pm