Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Maria Schneider, Arturo O’Farrill, and John Beasley Win In 63rd GRAMMY Awards Jazz Categories

The 63rd GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2021 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, March 14th in a virtual live-streamed Premiere Ceremony.  Nominations were announced in November 2020 and winners were revealed today. Here are the winners in each of the Jazz and Instrumental categories […]

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Raymond Skalski Completes Portrait “La Fiesta” Honoring Chick Corea

When Raymond Skalski found out about the recent death of Chick Corea, he was compelled as an artist to do what he has dedicated time to during the pandemic. In lieu of performing jazz music as a trombonist, he has turned to portrait artistry of jazz legends. (Read more in this recent article: Jazz Artist […]

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Jazz Legend Chick Corea Has Died At The Age Of 79

The legendary pianist, keyboardist, arranger, and composer, Chick Corea has died at the age of 79. The cause of death is due to a rare form of cancer, according to his family. Corea passed on Tuesday, February 9th. Corea is considered one of the most important influences in jazz and jazz fusion. Having performed on […]

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The 2021 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Announced

The 2021 63rd Grammy Nominations were announced this week.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  Nominating categories for jazz music includes categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Oct. 1, 2019, and Aug. 31, 2020. The nominations include familiar names […]

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25 Plus Jazz Live Streams April 3-7 Featuring Chick Corea, Joe Lovano, Emmet Cohen, John Patitucci, And More

There is an abundance of jazz live streaming taking place across the country. From the east coast to the west coast, jazz artists will be performing from their living rooms. It may only be for this short while we’ll see this many because of the Live From Our Living Rooms festival taking place in New […]

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Thana Alexa, SIRINTIP, and Owen Broder Launch ‘Live From Our Living Rooms’ Jazz Festival April 1-7

When the jazz scene, particularly in New York City, came to a grinding halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it left many jazz musicians with canceled dates and tours. With many facing difficult days ahead with lost income. Enter three musicians, Thana Alexa, SIRINTIP, and Owen Broder along with the non-profit organization Music Talks, who […]

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Randy Brecker, Esperanza Spaulding, Chick Corea, Brad Mehldau, and Brian Lynch Win 2020 Grammys in Jazz Categories

The 62nd GRAMMY® Awards announced the 2020 winners in the Jazz categories.  The winners were announced prior to the televised event scheduled for Sunday, January 26.  Nominations were announced in November, 2019 and winners revealed today. Here are the winners followed by videos from their winning albums and performances or speeches at the Grammys: From […]

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The 2020 Grammy Nominations In Jazz Are Revealed

The 2020 62nd Grammy Nominations have been announced Wednesday, November 20th.  Including nominations in the Jazz Categories.  A wide-ranging array of jazz music was nominated in categories for improvised jazz solo, jazz vocals, jazz instrumentals, jazz large ensemble, and Latin Jazz.  Nominations are reflective of recordings released between Oct. 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019. […]

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Donny Frauenhofer Trio at Thin Man Brewery

Join the #DF3 as they make their debut at Thin Man Brewery! Playing original jazz-funk fusion with a mix of covers from Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Roy Hargrove, among others. Groove all night and let those feet do their thing FREE | 10pm – 1am | 2 sets Donny Frauenhofer – piano/keyboards/originals/arrangements James […]

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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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