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Too hot to handle: This winter's jazz concerts
It's tough enough that there are several rescheduled events that were pushed into the new year by Hurricane Sandy and other factors, but how to squeeze everything else into a list of 10? Mark your calendars.
| December 21, 2012
Ten best bets at the Newport Jazz Festival
The Newport Jazz Festival has been on a roll these last few years, blending the commercial clout of big names with the creative cred of adventurous newcomers.
| August 03, 2012
The Bad Plus at Berklee
Having earned notoriety for being a jazz-piano trio who covered Nirvana, Neil Young, and Black Sabbath, the Bad Plus are releasing Never Stop, an album...
| September 16, 2010
Covering the bottom end - and the bottom line
The biggest news made by the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals the past two weekends was that they happened at all.
Newport Jazz comes back with a bang
| August 14, 2009
Newport Jazz Festival 2009
| August 13, 2009
This weekend's George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 offers a truly well-rounded program, and today's bill is an inspired mix that illustrates the music's current breadth....
| August 04, 2009
Tours of duty
Clifford and Bang will celebrate Memorial Day weekend together at Highland Kitchen in Somerville this Sunday in a program called "Basic Training: An Evening of Art, Music, and Poetry."
John Clifford and Billy Bang's Vietnam; plus Icons Among Us and bye-bye Jazz Brunch
| May 22, 2009
Boston bands Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade are different, but with a lot in common.
Lake Street Dive and Miss Tess go their own ways
| March 24, 2009
DIY and more
Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
| March 16, 2009
The Bad Plus plus a singer
The Bad Plus plus a singer
| March 09, 2009
Wendy gets Bad
Wendy Lewis's association with the Bad Plus goes back to her shared Minneapolis roots with David King and Reid Anderson.
A little history on the ties between Wendy Lewis and the Bad Plus
| March 09, 2009
It's standard operating procedure these days for young jazz bands to mix the free and the formal.
Bad Touch's Magic flow; plus Patricia Barber
| February 23, 2009
By the time guitarist Garrison Fewell made his first record as a leader, in the early '90s, he was nearly 40 years old, and the sound he displayed on his debut, A Blue Deeper Than Blue , was ripe.
Garrison's Fewell's journey out
| February 03, 2009
Review: The Bad Plus's For All I Care
On each of their previous albums, the Bad Plus let it be known they owed as much to classic rock and pop as to prog jazz.
Heads Up (2009)
| January 27, 2009
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
| November 18, 2008
The jazz tide is shifting once again.
Brian Blade and company help blaze jazz’s newest path
| October 20, 2008
Diversity on display
The Fusionworks troupe looks stronger than ever, with an emphasis on diversity and variety that has always defined their performances.
Fusionworks pursues Different Directions
| November 13, 2007
For much of his life, no one played Thelonious Monk pieces except Thelonious Monk.
Julius Hemphill at the Gardner, Cyrus Plays Elvis
| October 23, 2007
As usual, there was too much to see in a week that included avant-gardist Burton Greene at one end of the spectrum and crossover darling Diana Krall at the other.
5LMN2, Revelation at the Beehive, and Geni’s shakuhachi
| July 17, 2007
Nights on the town
By now, the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been completely ingrained in the language of jazz and pop.
Brandão, Coltrane, and Redman move the beat around
| May 16, 2007
New Orleans notes
This year as last, the refrain at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was: “We’re back.”
A city holds fast to its soul
| May 08, 2007
Brothers and other mothers
The single hottest ticket among jazz fans this season will be for the Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau Quartet.
Jazz in concerts and clubs
| March 13, 2007
Side by side by the waterside
Gold Sounds were in the middle of a hellacious set of Pavement covers at the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday afternoon when a woman who appeared to be in her 70s turned to me and said, “This is the sleeper of the day! I was going to get a lemonad
A disparate diet of sounds at Newport
| August 15, 2006
Words in motion
Fusionworks director Deb Meunier first got the idea for her “Unwrapped” talks from a parent chaperoning schoolchildren to a dance concert.
Fusionworks unwrap their latest moves
| March 29, 2006
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has grown from a one-day street fair to 10 days of activities that encompass club gigs as well as the signature afternoon multi-stage event in the South End. Here are some highlight
Goodies from Berklee's Beantown Jazz Festival
| January 01, 1900
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