With Lucia Cadotsch, Makar Novikov Quintet, Sasha Mashin Quartet, KID BE KID, Alina Engibaryan Trio, Andrew Krasilnikov Quartet The contemporary jazz music festival led by two forefront European jazz labels Rainy Days & XJAZZ Berlin is happening online on October 30-31 in Saint-Petersburg and Berlin, supported by Goethe-Institut, and in the framework of the … Read More
“JAZZ FOR AMERICA” TO SUPPORT BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 Live outdoor show to stream Thursday, Oct. 15 – tickets at jazzforamerica.com HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK – A roster of superlative American jazz artists gather outdoors onstage at City Winery Hudson Valley to present “Jazz for America,” a virtual concert streaming Thursday, October 15 at a time TBA … Read More
By Broadway World Richard Baratta is known around town as a revered film producer – but he is also an accomplished and versatile drummer. Today, he has released his sophomore album Music in Film: The Reel Deal on New York based jazz label Savant Records. This is Baratta’s debut for the storied record label, which … Read More
By Kevin Johnson, No Treble Orlando le Fleming has followed up his 2017 album Romantic Funk with a new release that pays homage to the “high-intensity fusion of the 1980’s.” Romantic Funk: The Unfamiliar contains eight original compositions performed by a bevy of talent. Read this article here.
By Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone “Take Five,” a 1959 track by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, was always a musical oddity: a swinging, instantly catchy jazz piece written in the uncommon time signature of 5/4. But it was also a huge hit and the first platinum-selling single in jazz history. Read this full announcement here.
By Brett Callwood, L.A.Weekly he world’s a very small place during lockdown. On one hand, we’re severely restricted with where we can (and can’t) go. On the other, the virtual DC Jazz Festival is as accessible to people in Southern California as it is to jazz-heads in Washington DC itself. Read more about this article … Read More
By Doug Rule, Metro Weekly Cited as one of “50 Essential Summer Festivals” by the New York Times, the rescheduled 16th annual DC Jazz Festival jumpstarts fall as an online series of livestreams available to a truly global audience. Read this article here.
By Steph Purifoy, Washington Blade The 16th annual D.C. Jazz Festival will be held virtually from Sept. 24-28. The festival will be held completely virtually this year. The lineup features some of the biggest names in jazz including Grammy-winner Danilo Perez, Marc Cary, and Matthew Whitaker. Audience members will also be able to vote on … Read More
By Pat Lawson, NBC 4 Washington News4’s Pat Lawson Muse spoke with Executive Director Sunny Sumter about this year’s DC Jazz Fest. Check this interview here.
By BWW Saxophonist Chad LB defies quarantine to create his first-ever big band album, Quarantine Standards, due out August 21, 2020, convenes 18 stellar musicians recorded in lockdown on a thrilling set of classic tunes. Read this full article here.