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Photos: Newport Jazz Festival 2012

The Newport Jazz Festival 2012 takes over the Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI on August 3-5, 2012.
Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI | August 3-5, 2012
By JEAN HANGARTER  |  August 10, 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.
High notes
By JIM MACNIE  |  August 03, 2012

20 discs you need

Astoundingly intricate notions rendered with a glowing attack on this solo disc by the NYC pianist. Perhaps its real triumph is the array of approaches it brokers throughout the program — each distinct, yet related.
Listen up!
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 23, 2011

The top 10 jazz events in town this fall

As usual, there's too much to choose from. Here are some highlights.
Starting with the Beantown Jazz Festival, ensembles large and small mix it up
By JON GARELICK  |  September 16, 2011
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The Claudia Quintet | Royal Toast

Although it’s led by a drummer, the Claudia Quintet is not necessarily about groove.
Cuneiform (2010)
By JON GARELICK  |  May 28, 2010
Jorrit Dijkstra and John Hollenbeck at GASP Gallery

Jorrit Dijkstra and John Hollenbeck at GASP Gallery

Two fearless improv experimenters, Dutch-born Bostonian saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Jorrit Dijkstra and New York percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck, face off at Brookline's GASP Gallery, 362-4 Boylston...
By webteam  |  February 17, 2010


Steampunk and Lima Beans

The hook for Darcy James Argue's Secret Society — who come to the Regattabar Thursday the 25th — is that they're a "steampunk big band."
Darcy James Argue's Secret Society and the Bert Seager Trio
By JON GARELICK  |  February 12, 2010

Swing, etc.

The music may suffer plenty of economic slings and arrows these days, but it's still full of thrills galore. As usual, it's looking outside of its orthodoxy for invigorating ideas. Here are titles you truly need.
10 must-hear jazz discs
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 01, 2010

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


When I reach John Hollenbeck by phone, he's on a sojourn typical of the modern itinerant composer — a week-long teaching residency.
John Hollenbeck plays New Year's Eve! Plus, the Rempis/Rosaly duo
By JON GARELICK  |  December 18, 2009