João Gilberto: 10 Bossa Nova Songs We Love

The beloved Brazilian artist João Gilberto died at the age of 88 on Saturday, July 6. Leaving behind a forever-lasting genre of music that is loved the world over – Bossa Nova. The style of music Gilberto pioneered in the 1950s launched a wave of music from Brazil to the United States and beyond. Influencing […]

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AKG Art Of Jazz Series Returns For One More: Presenting The Bill Charlap Trio

Before the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the held in high-esteem Art of Jazz Series goes on hiatus for two years, the series producers and the gallery will present one more concert. To the delight of the many fans of the series. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Art of Jazz series will present the Bill Charlap Trio, […]

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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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JazzBuffalo Partners With Nichols Flickinger Performing Arts Center To Bring Award-Winning Jazz Artists To Buffalo

JazzBuffalo announces a lineup of four concerts to feature award-winning jazz artists.  Tickets for each concert are now available online at JazzBuffalo.org and on Eventbrite. The new four-concert series attempts to continue to bring sought-after jazz artists to the Greater Buffalo Region.  JazzBuffalo is partnering with Nichols to make use of its stand-alone performing arts […]

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“Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes” Gets Wider Release

Blue Note Records is forever linked to many of the most important milestones in the history of jazz. Home to a roster of jazz artists who shaped the art of jazz that is now interwoven into the American story. The celebratory documentary, Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes, premiered in 2018 on the international film […]

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2020 NEA Jazz Masters Announced By The National Endowment For The Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the most prestigious award in jazz – recognized as an NEA Jazz Master. The newest NEA Jazz Masters to be inducted are Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, Reggie Workman, and Dorthaan Kirk. Kirk also is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for […]

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NPR “Jazz Night In America” Interviews Saxophonist Joe Lovano

One of the most fascinating concerts of the recent season of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Art of Jazz Series was that of Joe Lovano. Many may not know Lovano is a native of another city on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland. We all had the chance to see Lovano perform, hear him offer wisdom […]

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Kenny Burrell Facing Homelessness And Financial Hardship

There has been a recent stream of news regarding a statement from Kenny Burrell’s wife regarding recent financial hardship. The couple suffered from mismanaged medical claims and increasing medical bills. Although they have some recourse, it has left them in dire straits. A full statement is made here by Katherine Burrell on the Go Fund […]

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NPR Interviews Jazz Guitarist George Benson

Stephen Kallao of NPR interviews NEA Jazz Master and 10-times Grammy winner, George Benson. On NPR’s World Cafe, the conversation covers Benson’s latest album “Walking to New Orleans”, a tribute to two rock and roll legends – Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Enjoy listening to this enlightening interview with the prominent jazz guitarist. George Benson […]

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Celebrate “April Is Jazz Appreciation Month” And Nat King Cole

In April of 2001, Jazz Appreciation Month was founded by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.  The annual celebration shine a light on the heritage and contributions of jazz to American History. This year, Jazz Appreciation Month is focused on jazz beyond borders.  Recognizing how our truly American art form has been exported and […]

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