Jazz Guitarist Charlie Ballantine To Deliver Music From The Heartland Friday, November 22

In the past decade, we have seen jazz guitarists shift their gaze to the music of the heartland. Long dominant as an east coast bebop jazz sound or a cool jazz west coast sound, prominent jazz guitarists are incorporating the sounds of the Midwest into their music. The likes of Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and […]

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Charlie Ballantine Reimagines The Music Of Bob Dylan

Writing about jazz and Bob Dylan in the same sentence may seem odd.  However, there is nothing odd about Charlie Ballantine’s Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan.  A project, for all intents and purposes, fraught with risks as is the case when tackling such a large presence in American popular music. Ballantine tackles […]

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