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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Review: Kevin Cole plays fascinating rhythms in Gershwin recital

    Review: Kevin Cole plays fascinating rhythms in Gershwin recital
    There's no mystery as to how George Gershwin's piano music ought to sound. He recorded many of his scores, film snippets of Gershwin at the piano are readily available on YouTube, and books by pianist Oscar Levant (a Gershwin contemporary) and Edward...
  • Latin Grammys 2014: Complete list of nominees and winners

    At the 2014 Latin Grammy Awards, the late Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía's "Canción Andaluza" won for album of the year. Meanwhile, crossover star Enrique Iglesias, Cuban singer-songwriter Descemer Bueno and Cuban reggaeton group Gente de Zona...
  • Jazz picks: Marc Ribot, Austin Peralta remembered and more

    Jazz picks: Marc Ribot, Austin Peralta remembered and more
    A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows this weekend. Marc Ribot @ Royce Hall A constantly exploring guitarist who has often been heard applying a flinty edge to recordings by Tom Waits, Marc Ribot paid tribute to giants of the jazz saxophone with...
  • Review: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic at Auditorium Theatre

    Review: Chicago Jazz Philharmonic at Auditorium Theatre
    Any musical organization that survives 10 years in these times deserves to celebrate, but no one could have been fully prepared for what happened Friday night at the Auditorium Theatre. For three hours, minus a brief intermission, the Chicago Jazz...
  • Review: Good vibes from Jason Marsalis at Jazz Showcase

    Review: Good vibes from Jason Marsalis at Jazz Showcase
    Listeners often think of Jason Marsalis first as Wynton Marsalis' younger brother and second as a New Orleans drummer. But like his siblings – including saxophonist Branford and trombonist Delfeayo – Jason stands as a first-rate musician-...
  • Concert review: Georgia On My Mind at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

    Concert review: Georgia On My Mind at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
    Legend is an over-used word, but the description would apply to Ray Charles. A visionary who combined R&B, country, jazz and blues in ways that defied expectation, Charles exerted an incalculable influence on all corners of American music after his...
  • Black Art Jazz Collective In Old Lyme

    Black Art Jazz Collective In Old Lyme
    Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and drummer Johnathan Blake — established band-leaders and composers all now in their late 30s — hooked up in the summer of 2012 to form the Black Art Jazz Collective, which performs at the...
  • Medusa Bringing Its Toe-Tapping Music To Middletown

    Medusa Bringing Its Toe-Tapping Music To Middletown
    Jazz music and tap dancing share a history that's easy to overlook. As big-band swing gave way to bebop after WWII, and tap strengthened its ties to certain strains of jazz, it also went off in search of newer, more fertile rhythmic terrain — rock...
  • Bruce Katz Band: coming home for Bethlehem show

    Bruce Katz Band: coming home for Bethlehem show
    Bruce Katz is back where he wants to be — on the road with his band. The keyboard master hasn't done much with his group for several years. Instead, he's been working as a sideman, playing organ and piano with Gregg Allman and Delbert McClinton....
  • Gary Thomas shares anecdotes about two of the jazz world's living legends

    Gary Thomas shares anecdotes about two of the jazz world's living legends
    During his decades on the road, Gary Thomas either was a side man for or hung around with such jazz world glitterati as Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. Here, in his own words, are some of his favorite stories about these legends: Miles Davis I was...
  • Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s

    Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s
    When Kevin Cole sits down to play Friday night at PianoForte Studios, he'll be doing double duty for the cause to which he has devoted his life: the music of George Gershwin. As the country's leading piano interpreter of Gershwin's work, Cole will...