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Acclaimed vocalist Gretchen Parlato follows her 2009 sophomore breakthrough recording with Lost and Found, a thoroughly modern offering which features such contemporary jazz stars as pianist Taylor Eigsti, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Kendrick Scott, guitarist/vocalist Alan Hampton & tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens.  


After last year's success, the festival comes back this year for two nights full of Gypsy jazz sounds. May 20 & 21, at Kyttaro live, Athens.


A new generation of jazz musicians, unimpeded by the idiomatic constraints of tradition, has come of age since the end of the '80s-era culture wars. One such free-thinking artist is young trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, who was first discovered by saxophonist Steve Coleman at the tender age of 19. When The Heart Emerges Glistening is his first recording for Blue Note, following his 2008 debut, Prelude...To Cora (Fresh Sound New Talent).


The Jazz Journalists Association has announced more than 200 finalist nominees in 39 categories of excellence in music creation and music journalism from which winners will be chosen for the JJA's 15th annual JJA Jazz Awards.


It is the first proper retrospective review of the Finland-jazz on DVD reflecting the Finland-jazz pioneer, and the "grand old man of" Eero Koivistoinen an incredibly broad and diverse career for over 40 years. 3 hours 20 minutes of video, audio, and before the show brilliant and glorious music.

A
merican Pianists Association is proud to announce pianist Aaron Diehl as the winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz competition


Tonight at Noon, formed in 2008, is a Finnish jazz group that consists of young top of the line musicians.

The first animated cartoon to be filmed and released in widescreen CinemaScope, Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom won the 1954 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). In 1994, it was voted #29 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.

 

Main character is DJ, record collector, amateur trombonist and adventurer. Unfortunately only one or two Ornette Birks Makkonen comics are out in English. One of them is Ornette Birks Makkonen Makes Jazz Happen.

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