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As its name suggests, Preservation Hall Jazz Band is committed to preserving the culture and musical heritage of its native New Orleans. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Preservation Hall Jazz Band appeared at numerous benefits for the city, including gigs at Radio City Music Hall and Bonnaroo. Article by Mike Greenhaus (JAMBANDS.COM)
Over a period of ten years, some of the most important world class jazz musicians have been to Ouro Preto. Important names of the history of this musical genre have been paid tribute to, and the country joined the international calendar of related events.
Showcasing their individual vocal styles and strengths, Ann Hampton Callaway and her sister, Liz, debuted Sibling Revelry, this past Friday with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the always-splendid, Principal Pops Conductor, Jack Everly. Review by Tom Alvarez of INDIANAPOLIS PERFORMING ARTS EXAMINER
I didn't learn until midway through the concert that the ISO's Pops season opener marked the first time that Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway were performing their "Sibling Revelry" show accompanied by a live orchestra. Review by Lou Harry for INDIANAPOLIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
Arguably, the Laredo, Texas-born conguero may be the best Latin Jazz musician out there today. Un-arguably, Sanchez and his ensemble inject head-nodding and feet-shuffling energies into the spheres (especially in a live context). By Steve Jansen for PHOENIX NEW TIMES
That her band is deemed “remarkable” is no understatement; trumpeter Lew Soloff and saxophonist Andy Sheppard are among the outstanding soloists. As always, Bley’s originals are intricate, absorbing, and often moving. By Mark Seleski for ROUTE66SL Blog.
Being able to transmit emotion through sound is no small task. Such sounds have the capacity to leave an indelible mark on the mind’s memory. I’d like to welcome the Maria Schneider Orchestra to that elusive and select club. Review by Graham Corrigan for THE CORNELL DAILY SUN .
Concord Jazz is proud to announce the release of Daylight at Midnight, the newest album from the pianist/composer Taylor Eigsti. This innovative collection includes original Eigsti compositions, as well as other remarkable musical renditions by composers such as Nick Drake, Imogen Heap, Elliot Smith and Rufus Wainwright.
“We wanted to make our own sound without disrespecting the brass tradition, so we knew we had to break away. Moving past conservative traditions that originated in the late 18th centuries, the new musical hybrid is called 'Rebelution.'" Lumar LeBlanc, the leader of Soul Rebels Brass Band gets the JASSED interview.
Emarcy is pleased to announce the release of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ Vitoria Suite, available on October 19th. he two disc set is a new extended work by Marsalis that uses the impulse of the blues as a foundation to jointly explore the music of two worlds and two cultures.