JazzNotes Vol 2: Jazz In The News

Links to stories about jazz in the news featuring Dave Liebman, Nat King Cole, Bill Frisell, Charlie Parker, and the Diva Orchestra. For a New Live Recording, Dave Liebman Heads Back Out ‘On The Corner’ Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with […]

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Laila Biali, Robi Botos, and Andy Milne Win 2019 Juno Awards In Jazz Categories

The 2019 Juno Awards winners in the jazz categories were announced at the annual Juno Gala Awards presentation on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  Including the three-primary jazz categories.  Winners announced included Laila Biali, Robi Botos, and Andy Milne. Laila Biali took home the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her self-titled album, Liali Biali.  […]

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Ira Gitler, Jazz Critic And Historian Passes At 90

The highly-regarded jazz critic and historian, Ira Gitler, died on Saturday at the age of 90. While his last years were spent in a nursing home, Ira Gitler devoted a lifetime to jazz advocacy. Championing the music and capturing jazz history as it unfolded. In 2017, Gitler was recognized as a recipient of the National […]

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JazzNotes: Jazz In The News

Stories about jazz in the news featuring Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Verve and Impulse! Launch Vital Vinyl Jazz Reissue Series Paul Sexton – Verve and Impulse! Records have launched their new Vital Vinyl series with UMe, celebrating… Ella Fitzgerald’s Long-Undiscovered ‘Ella At The Shrine’ On Wide Release Paul Sexton – […]

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JazzTimes Announces 2018 Readers’ Poll Results

JazzTimes Magazine released the results of its 2018 Reader’s Poll. In this poll, JazzTimes readers pick their favorite artists, groups, festivals, venues, and more. Voting took place online and ballots were collected during the first week of January 2019. Readers weighed in with their votes in a number of individual, group, and other categories. Notable […]

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Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins And Other Jazz Artists Highlight 2019 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

Each year, the GRAMMY® (The Recording Academy) selects twenty-five recordings comprised of singles and albums to induct into its growing Hall of Fame. This is the 46th year of the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame that now lists a total of 1,088 recordings. Recordings selected must be twenty-five years or older. This year, jazz is well […]

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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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Reflections On A 2018 Pivotal Year For Jazz In Buffalo

2018 marked a pivotal year in the history of jazz in Buffalo.  We are seeing a pronounced jazz resurgence unlike any seen in quite a few decades.  The most encouraging aspects of the resurgence are this – the expansive breadth and depth of jazz are becoming an integral element of the Buffalo Arts and Cultural […]

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Nancy Wilson, Grammy-Winning Jazz Vocalist, Has Died At The Age Of 81

Nancy Wilson

The Associated Press and other news sources have reported that Grammy-winning jazz and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died.  According to manager Devra Hall Levy, Wilson died peacefully at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. Her manager Devra Hall Levy stated Wilson died late Thursday night at the age of […]

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