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Photos: Esperanza Spalding, Michael Feinstein, Wynton Marsalis and more at Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival comes to Fort Adams State Park on August 5 - 7, 2011.
Newport Jazz Festival | August 5 - 7, 2011
| August 12, 2011
Some must-see acts at this weekend’s Newport Jazz Festival
To kick off the 2011 edition of the NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL , MICHAEL FEINSTEIN harks to the Voice's classic 1958 date, essaying a handful of Tin Pan Alley chestnuts in his own bravura-flecked style.
Horns of plenty
| August 05, 2011
Joe Lovano Us Five | Bird Songs
It's worth taking Lovano's word that this is not a Charlie Parker "tribute" album.
Blue Note (2011)
| January 14, 2011
Esperanza Spalding wants to prepare her listeners for something different with her new Chamber Music Society (Heads Up). She made that clear at Sanders Theatre Saturday night.
Esperanza Spalding | Sanders Theatre | October 2, 2010
| October 08, 2010
Esperanza and Kenny
Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
| October 01, 2010
Fall Jazz Preview: Blindfold test
A search for this fall’s must-see jazz revealed a lot of overlapping personnel — Jim Hobbs, Allan Chase, Joe Morris, Taylor Ho Bynum. Hey, you wanted to know what’s good , right?
Trying new flavors in the new season
| September 17, 2010
Lionel Loueke | Mwaliko
Benin-born, Paris-and-Berklee-educated guitarist Loueke knows how to cover a lot of ground and make it all sound of a piece.
Blue Note (2010)
| February 19, 2010
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
| January 29, 2010
Linda Oh Trio | Entry
Chinese-Australian bassist Linda Oh (now living in NYC) favors a spare setting on this debut: trumpet, bass, and drums.
Linda Oh Trio (2009)
| September 28, 2009
Teachers and students
Several of this fall's promising jazz performances are clustered around the week of October 18. That marks the 40th-anniversary celebration of the jazz-studies program at New England Conservatory, which, created by Gunther Schuller, established NEC as
NEC and Berklee set the jazz stage
| September 18, 2009
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
Call it Saxophone Saturday. All sorts of superb reed players take the stage at today's edition of George Wein's Jazz Festival 55. The vigor of...
| August 04, 2009
Year in Jazz: Playing for keeps
| December 22, 2008
Jenny Scheinman is such an unassuming, modest musician that it’s easy to underestimate the radicalness of her two new CDs, Jenny Scheinman and Crossing the Field .
Jenny Scheinman gets herself together
| June 02, 2008
In the overall retail picture, jazz accounts for about three percent of sales, and a “hit” CD is anything that exceeds 10,000 copies.
Esperanza Spalding steps up her game
| May 19, 2008
In a town bursting with young musical talent, Leo Genovese might be the most explosive.
Leo Genovese tries to play what he doesn’t know; plus David Torn’s Prezens
| March 24, 2008
Birds of a feather
What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
| August 15, 2007
All dolled up
We have seen the face of Boston rock and roll, and it’s got painted-on eyebrows.
Yes, Virginia, but there’s more to the local scene than Amanda and Brian
| June 06, 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
All them 88s!
From free to funky, it sometimes seems like a golden age of jazz piano.
A whole lotta pianists and more
| December 28, 2006
Sonic Youth, Andrew Hill, Bob Dylan, and more
A year in jazz and pop
| December 20, 2006
Let ’em sing!
Here, in no particular order, are some my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
A year in jazz
| December 18, 2006
It’s getting late on a Tuesday night at Bob’s Southern Bistro in the South End and I’m searching my memory for the last time I’ve heard and seen what’s happening now: a jazz singalong .
The education of Esperanza Spalding; plus, Jeremy Udden’s solo debut
| May 31, 2006
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