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Live jazz from Joe Lovano, Eric Hofbauer, and Taylor Ho Bynum

Is there a more buoyant personality in jazz than Joe Lovano?

By JON GARELICK  |  September 21, 2012
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More jazz to catch live

Here are just a few upcoming jazz events that should be on your calendar.
Mark your calendars
By JON GARELICK  |  October 28, 2011
Eric Hofbauer and his Infrared Band at Johnny D's

Eric Hofbauer and his Infrared Band at Johnny D's


Known in part for his collaborations with fellow guitarist Garrison Fewell and as a member of Charlie Kohlhase's bands, Eric Hofbauer has for the latter...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
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Does jazz have a melody problem?

It seems lately that every other jazz musician I talk to under 40 wants to talk about melody — how it’s the thing they all care about.  
Phil Sargent and Daniel Bennett try a new approach
By JON GARELICK  |  June 04, 2010
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No identity crisis

If great art and great artists are supposed to contain multitudes, then in music, at least, pianists have the edge: 10 fingers theoretically capable of 10 different simultaneous paths for the music to take. Of course, it's not that simple.
Nando Michelin and Matt Steckler know who they are
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010
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2009: The year in jazz

Here, in no particular order, are some of my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and concerts I wrote about in 2009.
In and out
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009


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DIY and more

Jazz acts up
Regattabar, Scullers, Creative Nation Music's fifth-anniversary celebration and more
By JON GARELICK  |  March 16, 2009
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Avanti!

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
By JON GARELICK  |  February 03, 2009
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Week in the knees

“Jazz Week,” which runs April 26–May 4, tends to appropriate all events to its needs — if you’re playing, say, your regularly scheduled gig at Matt Murphy’s Pub this week, you’re part of Jazz Week.

Jazz Week kicks out the jams, plus Bley and Zorn


By JON GARELICK  |  April 28, 2008
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Unkindest cuts

Those who went to high school in the 1960s may feel a wave of déjà vu at the American Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar .
Julius Caesar  at the ART; The Scene at Lyric Stage
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 19, 2008
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Cooling it

It's good news that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conjunction with Berklee College of Music, is bringing back jazz as a regular part of its concert season.
A wealth of winter jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 26, 2007