Roberta Gambarini’s Limited Edition Album, “Dedications”, Honors Ella Fitgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae

This past spring, Roberta Gambarini embarked on a tour throughout Japan.  A country that has fallen in love with the jazz vocalist from Turin, Italy.  The tour was dedicated to Michiko Hirayama, Gambarini’s vocal teacher for 20 years.  Hirayama was a legendary soprano in the world of classical music and beyond.  Before leaving for Japan, […]

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Monty Alexander To Release New Album Dedicated To The Music Of Thelonious Monk August 23rd

On August 23rd of this year, Monty Alexander will release a major new project and album dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.  Entitled “WAREIKA HILL – RASTAMONK VIBRATIONS”, the project represents a lifetime of inspiration and appreciation for the music of Thelonious Monk on the part of Monty Alexander.  The album, several years in […]

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Rising Star Jazz Vocalist Veronica Swift To Release New Album “Confessions” In August 2019

Jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, recently named Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine 67th Annual Critic’s Poll, is set to release a new album. The album will feature The Benny Green Trio and The Emmet Cohen Trio. Distributed by Mack Avenue Records, the collection of oft-overlooked songs will be available on August 30th, 2019. At just 25 […]

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10 Albums Released In 1959 That Changed Jazz Forever

The year 1959 began with news that shook the world. On January 2, 1959, the Soviet Union rocketed the Lunik 1 space capsule into the sky. Awakening a new conscious in the world that included dual aspects of the promise of space travel and an increase threat from the Cold War. The year 1959 also […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2018

The year 2018 unfolded with a multitude of recordings well-deserving of acclaim.  From the release of lost tracks from John Coltrane to continued excellence by many jazz artists.  In this article, we take a favorite point of view as opposed to a “best of” critic point of view.  There a few favorites, however, that did […]

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