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Meet Charly and Margaux, also known as Chargaux. They play violin and viola, respectively, but not the kind you tuned out at your high school orchestra concert. Priscilla Frank for The Huffington Post.
Here, all was elegance and grace. If Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's recent album had raised expectations to a dangerous level this concert reached even greater heights. Clive Davis for The London Times.
Buckwheat Zydeco is thrilled and honored to perform on "Willie Nelson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song," a PBS music special honoring singer-songwriter Willie Nelson.
Tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins will be presented with the Jazz Foundation of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Oct 22, at the Apollo Theater during the foundation’s 14th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert.
The National Endowment for the Arts will honor four jazz leaders – including Gary Burton – with the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters award for their significant accomplishments in the field.
“When I write, it’s my chance to be strong and show people exactly who I am,” Davina said. She credits her mother with teaching her to always be herself. “She taught me how to be an individual. This is what you get mom. This is what you get,” she said. (Feature by CBS Minnesota)
Buckwheat Zydeco returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live at West Virginia's Culture Center Theater. The artist, born Stanley Dural Jr., has spent more than 30 years as the chief ambassador for one of Louisiana's most distinctive musical products. (NPR)
Album Review of ‘The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern’ by Nate Chinen for The New York Times
It’s a welcome return for Elvin Bishop, headlining opening night of the 17th annual Edmonton Blues Festival on Friday. At 72, this veteran guitarist and singer can’t think of a better way to stay busy than playing the music he loves. He still jets out to perform somewhere nearly every weekend. Roger Levesque for The Edmonton Journal
"Howlin': Live at d.b.a. New Orleans" was recorded over several nights last summer at the Frenchmen Street club. Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters return to d.b.a. on Saturday, Jan. 11, to celebrate the new album's arrival. Keith Spera for NOLA.com