Jazz music – Jazz Fin http://jazzfin.com/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:53:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jazzfin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-14-150x150.png Jazz music – Jazz Fin http://jazzfin.com/ 32 32 Jazz music visionary Wynton Marsalis visits Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-visionary-wynton-marsalis-visits-jimmys-jazz-blues-club-on-saturday-july-9-at-700-p-m-and-930-p-m/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 06:53:09 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-visionary-wynton-marsalis-visits-jimmys-jazz-blues-club-on-saturday-july-9-at-700-p-m-and-930-p-m/ Wynton Marsalis at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club “Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.” PORTSMOUTH, NH (PRWEB) June 24, 2022 Jazz music visionary Wynton Marsalis visits Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Saturday, July 9 […]]]>

Wynton Marsalis at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club

“Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.”

Jazz music visionary Wynton Marsalis visits Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Conductor. In 1983, Marsalis earned the distinction of being the only artist to win GRAMMY® Awards for jazz and classical music records, a feat he amazingly repeated in 1984, and he is the only artist to have won GRAMMY® Awards for 5 consecutive years. (1983-1987).

Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation. one of the best classical trumpeters in the world; and a brilliant composer and conductor. Her life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice and creative accomplishment and has won 9 coveted GRAMMY® Awards. In 1987, Wynton Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center and under his leadership the program developed an international program with up to 400 events per year in 15 countries. Wynton has produced over 60 albums and sold over 7 million albums worldwide, including 3 gold albums.

Wynton Marsalis’ groundbreaking accomplishments in the field of jazz are widely recognized around the world. From the United States House of Representatives, he received a citation for outstanding contributions to the arts and was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In November 2005, he received the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given to artists and patrons by the United States government. Honorary degrees have been bestowed on Wynton by twenty-nine of our country’s leading academic institutions, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale University. Marsalis was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement and was dubbed an Honorary Dreamer by the “I Have a Dream Foundation”. Time magazine selected Wynton as one of America’s most promising leaders under 40 in 1995, and in 1996 Time Magazine celebrated Marsalis as one of America’s 25 Most Influential People. Marsalis has received the Grand Prix du Disque de France, the Louis Armstrong Memorial Medal, the Edison Prize of the Netherlands, and the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts (1997). Marsalis has received countless plaques and been given the key to over 50 cities.

According to Marsalis, what you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy, “the jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.” This intelligent and energetic interaction has made Marsalis bands favorites of jazz musicians and audiences around the world. Wynton Marsalis is always received warmly and enthusiastically wherever he is in the world. The connection is the music, which mimics our valued way of life.

“We are honored to have remarkable visionary trumpeter, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis on stage at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club for an unforgettable evening of jazz music,” said Suzanne Bresette, Executive Director of Programming at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club. “Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.”

Tickets for NEA Jazz Master, 9x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 32x-GRAMMY® Nominated Trumpeter, Composer & Bandleader WYNTON MARSALIS on Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. are available at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Wynton Marsalis Event Page. The 7 p.m. show is SOLD OUT.

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule currently includes 8 NEA Jazz Masters, 37 GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, 35 Blues Music Award winners and a full roster of talented musicians with over 500 GRAMMY® Award nominations among them. Check out Jimmy’s online events calendar for Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule. Subscribe to Jimmy’s Email newsletter to stay informed about new jazz and blues artist announcements, tickets, special offers, Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch and more.

ABOUT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s mission is to provide guests with a unique, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional southern-inspired cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a spectacular and visually stunning environment designed to provide the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is housed in a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information, visit http://www.jimmysoncongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues.

PRIVATE EVENTS AT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

An architecturally stunning arts and culture center in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a rare and spectacular venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties and memorable events. celebrations. The Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club team has poured their hearts into creating a stunning, full-service event space with new, state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies, delivered with experiences exceptional culinary superior level. Our top-notch approach with professional and experienced event staff ensures that everything is designed to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, email us at events@jimmysoncongress.com or fill out the private events contact form Jimmy’s.

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Jazz Music Visionary Wynton Marsalis Visit Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Saturday July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-visionary-wynton-marsalis-visit-jimmys-jazz-blues-club-on-saturday-july-9-at-700-p-m-and-930-p-m/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:07:45 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-visionary-wynton-marsalis-visit-jimmys-jazz-blues-club-on-saturday-july-9-at-700-p-m-and-930-p-m/ Wynton Marsalis at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club “Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.” PORTSMOUTH, NH (PRWEB) June 23, 2022 Jazz Music Visionary Wynton Marsalis Visit Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Saturday, July 9 […]]]>

Wynton Marsalis at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club

“Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.”

Jazz Music Visionary Wynton Marsalis Visit Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Conductor. In 1983, Marsalis earned the distinction of being the only artist to win GRAMMY® Awards for jazz and classical music records, a feat he amazingly repeated in 1984, and he is the only artist to have won GRAMMY® Awards for 5 consecutive years. (1983-1987).

Wynton Marsalis has been described as the most outstanding jazz musician and trumpeter of his generation. one of the best classical trumpeters in the world; and a brilliant composer and conductor. Her life is a portrait of discipline, dedication, sacrifice and creative accomplishment and has won 9 coveted GRAMMY® Awards. In 1987, Wynton Marsalis co-founded a jazz program at Lincoln Center and under his leadership the program developed an international program with up to 400 events per year in 15 countries. Wynton has produced over 60 albums and sold over 7 million albums worldwide, including 3 gold albums.

Wynton Marsalis’ groundbreaking accomplishments in the field of jazz are widely recognized around the world. From the United States House of Representatives, he received a citation for outstanding contributions to the arts and was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In November 2005, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given to artists and patrons by the United States government. Honorary degrees have been bestowed on Wynton by twenty-nine of our country’s leading academic institutions, including Columbia, Brown, Princeton and Yale University. Marsalis was inducted into the American Academy of Achievement and was dubbed an Honorary Dreamer by the “I Have a Dream Foundation”. Time magazine selected Wynton as one of America’s most promising leaders under 40 in 1995, and in 1996 Time Magazine celebrated Marsalis as one of America’s 25 Most Influential People. Marsalis has received the Grand Prix du Disque de France, the Louis Armstrong Memorial Medal, the Edison Prize of the Netherlands, and the Algur H. Meadows Award for Excellence in the Arts (1997). Marsalis has received countless plaques and been given the key to over 50 cities.

According to Marsalis, what you hear in a great jazz band is the sound of democracy, “the jazz band works best when participation is shaped by intelligent communication.” This intelligent and energetic interaction has made Marsalis bands favorites of jazz musicians and audiences around the world. Wynton Marsalis is always received warmly and enthusiastically wherever he is in the world. The connection is the music, which mimics our valued way of life.

“We are honored to have remarkable visionary trumpeter, composer and bandleader Wynton Marsalis on stage at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club for an unforgettable evening of jazz music,” said Suzanne Bresette, Executive Director of Programming at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club. “Jimmy’s dedicated team works hard to make Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club one of the best jazz clubs in the world. our vision and our purpose.”

Tickets for NEA Jazz Master, 9x-GRAMMY® Award-Winner & 32x-GRAMMY® Nominated Trumpeter, Composer & Bandleader WYNTON MARSALIS on Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. are available at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Wynton Marsalis Event Page. The 7 p.m. show is SOLD OUT.

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule currently includes 8 NEA Jazz Masters, 37 GRAMMY® Award-winning artists, 35 Blues Music Award winners and a full roster of talented musicians with over 500 GRAMMY® Award nominations among them. Check out Jimmy’s online events calendar for Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2022 show schedule. Subscribe to Jimmy’s Email newsletter to stay informed about new jazz and blues artist announcements, tickets, special offers, Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch and more.

ABOUT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s mission is to provide guests with a unique, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional southern-inspired cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a spectacular and visually stunning environment designed to provide the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is housed in a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information, visit http://www.jimmysoncongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues.

PRIVATE EVENTS AT JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB

An architecturally stunning arts and culture center in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a rare and spectacular venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties and memorable events. celebrations. The Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club team has poured their hearts into creating a stunning, full-service event space with new, state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies, delivered with experiences exceptional culinary superior level. Our top-notch approach with professional and experienced event staff ensures that everything is designed to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, email us at events@jimmysoncongress.com or fill out the private events contact form Jimmy’s.

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Czech jazz music sounds in Baku [PHOTO/VIDEO] https://jazzfin.com/czech-jazz-music-sounds-in-baku-photo-video/ Mon, 30 May 2022 11:40:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/czech-jazz-music-sounds-in-baku-photo-video/ By Laman Ismayilova You should visit a jazz club in Prague if you are a fan of high-quality jazz music, reports Azernews. Prague is filled with various good jazz clubs and it seems that this style of music will never lose its popularity in the Czech Republic. Jazz has had a great influence on Czech […]]]>

By Laman Ismayilova

You should visit a jazz club in Prague if you are a fan of high-quality jazz music, reports Azernews.

Prague is filled with various good jazz clubs and it seems that this style of music will never lose its popularity in the Czech Republic. Jazz has had a great influence on Czech music and, in turn, the Czech Republic has a huge impact on global jazz culture.

Czech jazz music amazed the audience at the first Baku International Piano Festival.

The Marek Novotny Quartet played Czech jazz music at the Orange Grove restaurant.

The quartet includes Marek Novotny (piano), Smoldas Libor (guitar), Maksim Makagonov (bass) and Tomas Hobzek (drums)

Marek Novotny, the leader of the group, is a well-known Czech composer, arranger and pianist with a doctorate in music theory.

He also studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst (USA) on a full scholarship, where he obtained a master’s degree in jazz composition from Grammy Award-winning Jeffrey Holmes. In his musical activities, Marek has collaborated with many famous musicians and musical groups and toured with concerts in the UK, Germany, Norway, Denmark, USA and China. Recently, his musical experiments have been highly appreciated since the musician won the grand prize at the Chang-Sha festival (China).

Notably, the first Baku International Piano Festival kicked off from May 20 to 27.

World famous pianists from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, France and other countries participated in the festival.

For more information, visit the festival website.

The media partners of the event are Azernews.az, Trend.az, Day.az, Milli.az.

Laman Ismayilova is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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Reinventing the colorful world of jazz music through groovy new beats – The Jazz Catz unveil new single “Rat Race” https://jazzfin.com/reinventing-the-colorful-world-of-jazz-music-through-groovy-new-beats-the-jazz-catz-unveil-new-single-rat-race/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:00:24 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/reinventing-the-colorful-world-of-jazz-music-through-groovy-new-beats-the-jazz-catz-unveil-new-single-rat-race/ A multi-talented and hugely accomplished band, The Jazz Catz have taken the jazz music world by storm with their consistent and captivating musical releases. The Jazz Catz are the newest and freshest jazz music addiction for people around the world. Their unique sound was a treat for fans when they debuted in 2017, and left […]]]>

A multi-talented and hugely accomplished band, The Jazz Catz have taken the jazz music world by storm with their consistent and captivating musical releases.

The Jazz Catz are the newest and freshest jazz music addiction for people around the world. Their unique sound was a treat for fans when they debuted in 2017, and left them wanting more after each release. The Jazz Catz are a dynamic duo who built their music from scratch. They are versatile and compose, arrange, record and play all their instruments themselves. Boris Guderjahn and Ryan Sackanary have been hard at work and unveiled their exciting new single “Rat Race” on May 4, 2022, which is already on its way to becoming a big hit. Their authenticity and originality are evident and already have fans addicted to the song.

With a spectacular debut and multiple hits to their name, they released the album “Timeless”, nominated for the Mzantsi Jazz Award in 2 categories: Best Contemporary Jazz Album and Best International Jazz Collaboration. Their immense critical acclaim and popularity among listeners is testament to their distinct sound, which takes the listener on a journey of pure joy. The Jazz Catz believe that music shouldn’t be too intellectual or too difficult to follow. On the contrary, it should make you feel some emotion – in the case of the Jazz Catz, joy and pleasure. They believe times are already tough and challenging and people want something to feel good about. Their sound is a fusion mix of a bit of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Weather report combined with pop and classic elements, and their new single has equal parts of their “signature” sound, and equal parts of new elements. and surprising.

Visit https://borisg3.wixsite.com/website to learn more about the artist and his discography, and don’t hesitate to ask for interviews and collaborations.

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The Jazz Catz are two super talented people, Boris Guderjahn, born in Germany, and Ryan Sackanary, born in Cape Town, South Africa. The band has been churning out hit after hit since 2017 and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. With their first album, “Timeless”, they crossed the bridges from contemporary music to classical music. And with their latest album, “Con Fusion”, they experimented with different and complex sounds, taking the listener on an adventure. The Jazz Catz have constantly reinvented their musical style while remaining authentic to their original sound. Their music has welcomed fans from all over the world and they are on their way to becoming one of the best jazz bands in the world. With three albums already out and their new single set to become a major sensation, The Jazz Catz are surely on their way to becoming one for the ages.

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How a hip Swansea bar made jazz music a Monday staple in Uplands https://jazzfin.com/how-a-hip-swansea-bar-made-jazz-music-a-monday-staple-in-uplands/ Fri, 13 May 2022 15:05:01 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/how-a-hip-swansea-bar-made-jazz-music-a-monday-staple-in-uplands/ It was an idea that came about after a bar owner noticed a distinct lack of jazz sound in Swansea on a Monday night. And now, 12 years later, audiences young and old are flocking to Uplands to get their weekly fix. In 2010, Noah Redfern decided to throw a jazz night at Noah’s Yard […]]]>

It was an idea that came about after a bar owner noticed a distinct lack of jazz sound in Swansea on a Monday night. And now, 12 years later, audiences young and old are flocking to Uplands to get their weekly fix.

In 2010, Noah Redfern decided to throw a jazz night at Noah’s Yard after the former Monkey bar in Swansea town center, which had hosted one, closed for good.

With the help of artists like the Dave Cottle Trio, the Gething Liddington Quartet, Dick Hamer, Jango Haze, Elaina Hoss, Dom Norcross, the Groucho Club, the Tommy Harris Quartet, Paul Smith, Gary Phillips, Afternoon in Paris and the legendary bassist Alun Vaughan, the night went from strength to strength. Get stories from Swansea straight to your inbox with our newsletter.

And it’s not the only jazz night in the Uplands. The Swansea Jazz Club, which has been around since 1949, hosts an evening at the Garage on the first Friday and subsequent Thursdays of each month. It used to be known as Swansea Jazzland but was relaunched as Swansea Jazz Club in 2021. You can find out more about it by clicking here. And you can find out more about Mr. Cottle, the man behind the club, by clicking here.

READ MORE:All the big names set to take to the stage in an incredible year of entertainment in Swansea in 2022

Mr Redfern said: “I felt Uplands needed a jazz night. There was a successful jazz night on Monday at the old Cafe Monkey set up by Amanda Davey and Paul Dyke, and it went on for several years and has been extremely Monkey closed down and I just felt something was missing on a Monday which is usually the most boring night of the week as not much going on.

“Swansea is blessed with amazing jazz musicians, more than Cardiff. We are leading the way in the jazz world more than Cardiff, just with the number of jazz bands we have here and the jazz scene. Dave Cottle is responsible for it, and his father is responsible for it, and now Dave Cottle’s son is part of it.There are three generations of jazz musicians in the Cottle family who have literally traveled the world spreading their jazz expertise.

“Monday night was available and I saw a little jazz band playing at Bar Saint James, and during intermission I asked them to start playing for us, and they became the house band and that’s gone from there. It was a huge hit and it’s been jazz every Monday since, except in a pandemic. People loved it from the start and it’s a mix of all ages, some of the The oldest patrons are in their 80s, some of the youngest are teenagers. It’s an evening enjoyed by people of all ages from all walks of life.”



Dave Cottle

Jazz Night takes place every Monday and consists of two 45 minute sets from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, with a different band performing each week, alternating between 10 different bands, with occasional guest artists. You can just show up and arrive around 8pm to get a good seat. An event will be held to celebrate 12 years of jazz at Uplands at Noah’s Yard with the Grand Theater’s head saxophonist Dick Hamer on May 23.



Dick Hamer

“It definitely put Uplands on the map for a weekly jazz night,” Mr. Redfern said. “I’m proud of what he’s become, it’s my favorite night of the week. At the end of the day, he supports our community as well.”

It’s not the only jazz you can expect in the city. The Swansea International Jazz Festival runs from June 23-26, with ticketed performances at the Dylan Thomas Theater and a free buggy program at venues in the Maritime Quarter.

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Jazz music adds to the ambiance of CT restaurants https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-adds-to-the-ambiance-of-ct-restaurants/ Wed, 11 May 2022 16:45:23 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/jazz-music-adds-to-the-ambiance-of-ct-restaurants/ This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of8 Carmine Marino (left) and Cookie Thomas (right) at the Lion Brassiere in Greenwich, Connecticut. Frank Whitman / For Hearst Connecticut Media GroupShow moreShow less 2of8 Chef and owner Renato Donzelli with his conga drums at Basso Restaurant and Wine Bar in Westport, […]]]>


The dinner crowd at Ponza Italian Kitchen & Pizza in Norwalk had a great time. Chris Coogan and his bandmates swinging, playing standards and originals, footswatters and ballads, vocals and instrumentals with panache, talent and verve.

Live music in restaurants has long been popular. For my money, music is the icing on the cake and jazz is the best bet.

I like to think of jazz as adult music. It’s usually not overly amplified – just a step above the acoustic – and the performers are accomplished. Whether it’s a duo or a quintet, all can offer music centered on voice, guitar, piano or brass. There’s a lot of top-notch local talent.

At Ponza, the calamari was crispy, tender and light. The generous portion of large cheese-filled ravioli was dressed with a meaty Bolognese. The lemon chicken piccata was tender and melt in your mouth. The homemade cannoli were crispy, sweet and more than enough to share. We could see some nice pizzas at the next table.

While we ate, Chris and the guys (Jim Clark on saxophone and John Mobilio on bass) improvised over an entertaining mix of favorite tunes, some gospel and the start of a Quarentune composition – new material that will make the subject of a concert later this summer.

Jazz is a pretty big tent. The uniquely American art form that arose from the south includes many forms: Dixieland, big band, cool, hot, bebop and swing to name a few. Opinions vary on an exact definition, but I know it when I hear it.

Singer Cookie Thomas – who has a monthly gig at the Basso Restaurant in Westport – considers himself a “saloon singer” in the style of Frank Sinatra or Nat King Cole, but to me he fits in the tent. The Stamford resident has been singing since he was thirteen. The standards and the Great American Songbook are its meat and potatoes.

Recently at the Lion Brasserie in Greenwich, Thomas was accompanied by guitar master Carmine Marino on a song list that included ‘Girl from Ipanema’, ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’ and ‘The Look of Love’. While Cookie sang, we feasted on steamed mussels, classic coq au vin, perfectly cooked trout with almonds, and tender filet mignon. The service was impeccable.

A restaurateur’s passion for music is often the motivation behind hosting live jazz. Chef and owner Renato Donzelli of Basso Restaurant and Wine Bar in Westport is, like so many others, an amateur musician. His passion for percussion takes him away from the stove to sit down with his congas playing. He devotes himself to being a chef, but is happy when he plays. Donzelli’s fusion of Italian and Spanish cuisine has earned Basso a strong following (don’t forget to try the paella).

For Veronica Sandolo at Ponza, the music pierced through a non-verbal diagnosis for her young daughter with special needs who is now in college studying singing. Sandolo credits music with breaking down the barrier of her daughter’s disability. She knows the power of music and live performances, presenting a wide range of music five nights a week at Ponza.

Roger Kaufman – bandleader, bassist and sometimes booking agent – ​​is delighted that the jazz restaurant is restarting, post-COVID.

“Veronica does it from the heart,” he said of the music to Ponza. The interpreters too.

“Performance is a musician’s identity,” Coogan told me. Communication between the performer and the audience goes both ways. Players need live, real-time feedback to know what they’re doing is working. The audience receives a direct injection of emotion, art and fun. There are smiles all around.

Thomas enjoys touching other lives through his performance. It drives him forward when people give thanks and say, “You lift me up” or “[You] help me throughout the day.

When I asked Sandolo why she had live music in Ponza, she replied, “Why not? Everyone loves music and it is dear to us.

I couldn’t have said it better.

Frank Whitman writes a weekly food column called “No Bread Alone”. He can be contacted at NotBreadAloneFW@gmail.com.



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Trio plays jazz music by Thelonious Monk – Times-Standard https://jazzfin.com/trio-plays-jazz-music-by-thelonious-monk-times-standard/ Thu, 05 May 2022 22:18:13 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/trio-plays-jazz-music-by-thelonious-monk-times-standard/ Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg and Todd Sickafoose will perform the jazz music of Thelonious Monk and more on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata. Tickets are $20 general and $18 for students, seniors, and Playhouse members. Tickets are available at arcataplayhouse.org/events or by calling 707-822-1575. Guests will be required […]]]>

Scott Amendola, Ben Goldberg and Todd Sickafoose will perform the jazz music of Thelonious Monk and more on Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St., Arcata.

Tickets are $20 general and $18 for students, seniors, and Playhouse members. Tickets are available at arcataplayhouse.org/events or by calling 707-822-1575. Guests will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination at the door.

Having played music together in various forms for nearly 30 years, this trio brings a virtuoso mastery of their instruments, as well as a group sensibility to create a playful and thoughtful musical experience. Monk’s music has captured their collective hearts since they all heard it as young upstarts. The trio will travel through all sorts of moods and musical landscapes, including some original compositions.

For Amendola, the drums are not so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer and shrewd conductor, Amedola brings his rhythmic virtuosity to a wide range of settings; his closest musical associates are guitarists Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, and clarinetist Ben Goldberg.

Sickafoose is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer, producer, orchestrator, bandleader and double bass player. He produced and co-arranged all three albums of the Broadway hit “Hadestown” and also produced Anaïs Mitchell’s “Young Man in America” ​​album. Since 2004, Sickafoose has recorded and performed internationally with artist/activist Ani DiFranco. Straddling the worlds of folk, indie rock, jazz and chamber music, his own band, Tiny Resistors, has been featured in the Village Voice, JazzTimes and other publications.

Goldberg grew up in Denver. He was a pupil of the eminent clarinetist Rosario Mazzeo and studied with Steve Lacy and Joe Lovano. Since 1992, when his group New KlezmerTrio began, he has shaped a career through curiosity and experimentation. Downbeat Magazine twice named him a Rising Star Clarinetist.

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Second Line NI brings jazz music back to the streets of Derry – Derry Daily https://jazzfin.com/second-line-ni-brings-jazz-music-back-to-the-streets-of-derry-derry-daily/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:59:50 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/second-line-ni-brings-jazz-music-back-to-the-streets-of-derry-derry-daily/ Derry’s community music and jazz education charity, Second Line NI, is making final preparations for the return of its now legendary Jazz Parade to the streets of the city this Saturday. The tenth anniversary of the organization and the 8th edition of Second Line will prove a particularly emotional afternoon for the musicians, dancers, hoppers, […]]]>

Derry’s community music and jazz education charity, Second Line NI, is making final preparations for the return of its now legendary Jazz Parade to the streets of the city this Saturday.

The tenth anniversary of the organization and the 8th edition of Second Line will prove a particularly emotional afternoon for the musicians, dancers, hoppers, skippers and shufflers who will gather in Castle Street at noon for one of the highlights of the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2022.

For the parade troupe, their performance is all about spreading joy by connecting with the audience and they are excited to bring the infectious spectacle back to a live audience.

“We’re so ready to play and dance,” says Amanda Koser Gillespie, Founder of Second Line NI.

“I’ve spoken to so many musicians and the main conversation that keeps coming up is how disconnected we’ve felt over the past few years and how hard it’s been to reconnect with others.

“Online is just enough, but you can’t shake hands, you can’t lean face to face and show your heart to the person in front of you and know they’re there with you.

“What I love about the people of Derry is that they are always up for the craic and so are we.

“I’ve seen people spontaneously dance alongside us and then carry on for the rest of their day.

“When you leave a moment like this, you take with you the feeling it gave you and that memory acts as an open invitation to come back and join in every time.

“I think what makes this so special is that anyone who wants to has a place to join, any instrument is welcome, any age is welcome.

“We’re not asking people to come and represent anything other than who they are and what they want people to see.”

Second Line NI is a jazz education charity focused on shared music and community building.

The organization was founded a decade ago to explore shared public spaces with shared music after an impromptu meeting between Amanda and acclaimed sousaphone player of the JayDee Brass Band, Patrick Witberg.

“I saw Patrick walk past the window where I was working at the time,” she explained.

“They were playing at the Jazz Festival for the first time and as a tuba player, when you see another tuba player, you want to meet them.

“I ran out of the building and into the street after they shouted to arrest the sousaphone player.

“After a conversation, I met the band a few times during those days and we talked about street jazz in New Orleans.

“We all have a very special place in our hearts for this specific type of music and its raw, edgy quality of playing and use of improvisation.

“I saw how people followed them no matter where they went, they were a magnet for magic and happiness – even if they only played for 10 minutes.

“I had only lived in Derry for a few years and was just getting into the gigging scene here.

“Jazz is a very important part of my life and I love the connection when I meet people who share this passion, whether it’s listening or playing.

“I was introduced to Robert Goodman and we started to build a group of musicians of all ages who wanted to have fun.

“That momentum has picked up and we have continued to bring people together along the way and we continue to bring people together.

“We wanted then, as much as now, to really explore shared public spaces with shared music and for us, that’s jazz.

“Now whole families come out to play and celebrate and it’s beautiful!

“The parade is based on the New Orleans Jazz Funeral model where mourners are joined in their procession to the cemetery by a marching band that plays music that starts out heavy and sad but soon becomes festive.

“This year we have a lot to celebrate and a lot to remember,” added Amanda.

“The second line of a Jazz Funeral marks the time when you celebrate life, live it, are in it, and celebrate it with those around you.

“You celebrate the lives of those who are no longer there to dance with you and this year we want to tap into the heart of the second understudy because we have a lot to celebrate.

“Our first year when the second line was finished I thought wow, that’s a lot of work and now we’ve done it, what do we do next?

“Will it take off and will people want more?

“I realized at the end that I had to go back to the starting point because all the children had left their instrument cases in the building, the crowd dispersed and I was filling the car with my tuba and my bass drum and I was chatting with the JayDee guys and Silvestre, the snare drummer, stopped the conversation and said ‘listen!’.

“The kids on the second row got together and played the plays all the way back to where we started.

‘In doing so he called most of the crowd back and they followed the children up Castle Street and created their own impromptu second line.

“We saw this happen and I couldn’t be more proud, they just did it and they brought back the joy and people responded.

“That’s when we realized the second understudy belonged here.”

The eighth annual Second Line Jazz Parade kicks off in Castle Street at noon on Saturday April 30.

It will pass through Castle Street, Waterloo Street, Strand Road, right onto Great James Street – past the City Hotel around the roundabout, passing the Post Office onto Guildhall Street before turning left and ending alongside from Guildhall Square.

For a full list of the 2022 Jazz Festival, visit: cityofderryjazzfestival.com

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The Berkshires jazz music scene is alive and well – hear it for yourself at the upcoming Pittsfield CityJazz Festival | Berkshire landscapes https://jazzfin.com/the-berkshires-jazz-music-scene-is-alive-and-well-hear-it-for-yourself-at-the-upcoming-pittsfield-cityjazz-festival-berkshire-landscapes/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/the-berkshires-jazz-music-scene-is-alive-and-well-hear-it-for-yourself-at-the-upcoming-pittsfield-cityjazz-festival-berkshire-landscapes/ The Berkshires jazz scene might not have been what it is today if the Boston Symphony Orchestra hadn’t needed a new dormitory to house its Berkshire Music Center students. It’s a move that would lead to the creation of a music venue where jazz and jazz artists were welcomed with open arms. In 1949, the […]]]>

The Berkshires jazz scene might not have been what it is today if the Boston Symphony Orchestra hadn’t needed a new dormitory to house its Berkshire Music Center students. It’s a move that would lead to the creation of a music venue where jazz and jazz artists were welcomed with open arms.

In 1949, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s five-year lease of Ventfort Hall was coming to an end, and the organization needed a new dormitory. Instead of renting a new building, Symphony executives purchased the adjacent Wheatleigh in Tanglewood and 21 acres of its original estate for $20,000. The 33-room Gilded Age Cottage, designed to resemble an Italian villa by Peabody & Stearns, of Boston, was built in 1893 for railroad magnate Henry H. Cook as a wedding present for his youngest daughter, the Countess Georgie Bruce Cook of Heredia. (After his death in 1946, Wheatleigh and his 380-acre estate passed to Heredia’s nieces, who sold it in 1949 to Joseph Lutske, a retired property developer. The remaining acreage was sold piecemeal – the majority becoming condos or privatized housing (a lot.)







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The Music Inn, seen here on May 17, 1960, was a haven for jazz musicians.




The following year, in 1950, Stephanie and Philip Barber, a wealthy New York couple with ties to New York’s modern artist world, purchased the estate’s outbuildings and set out to bring jazz to the Berkshires in the course of the next decade. They dreamed big and in the 1950s bought Wheatleigh from the BSO and undertook an extensive renovation of its outbuildings and grounds, creating the famous Music Inn, the Music Barn performance space and the Lenox School of Jazz.

Virtually every jazz master of the day, including Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Randy Weston, Charles Mingus and Sarah Vaughn, stayed at the Music Inn and/or graced the Music Barn stage. However, the barbers’ dreams proved bigger than their wallets and they had to sell everything they had built in 1960. Today, as Wheatleigh has become a five-star hotel, virtually all of the original outbuildings were razed and replaced by a condominium. complex. The barbers and the original buildings that housed their dreams may be gone but, as they say, music never dies and today jazz is becoming an important aspect of the Berkshire scene.







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Mike Fahn sings a trombone solo during a performance at the Lenox Jazz Stroll. In the Berkshires, jazz can be heard all year round and in various indoor and outdoor venues.




The jazz scene is stronger than ever since the days of the Barbers’ Music Inn. Now live jazz can be heard almost every night all year round in cozy restaurants, inns and theater stages across Berkshire, from North Adams to Egremont, as well as at jazz festivals and walks jazz when the weather warms up. And luckily, after a two-year hiatus caused by a pandemic, the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival returns for a two-weekend event, April 23-May 1, featuring a full roster of established and up-and-coming jazz artists.

GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME

Jazz remains a lifeblood of the Berkshires thanks to four people who, out of love for music, helped keep the jazz flame flickering in the region during some of its toughest years, when that flame was all but extinguished.

Edward Bride, president of the nonprofit Berkshire Jazz, brings more than 60 years of jazz involvement from his college days at Villanova University, when he hosted the college’s radio show devoted to to jazz. As President of Berkshire Jazz, he was responsible for booking top jazz talent into the region. Bride is also president of the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, which he helped found in 2005.

“Creative minds love the Berkshires. Many of these musicians [performing here] might just make a living in New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, Chicago or other jazz havens,” Bride said, when asked if he thought it was hyperbole to say that venues Berkshire’s most intimate clubs rivaled some of New York’s most established clubs. York.







Dave Brubeck, July 17, 1959

American jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, seen here July 17, 1959, appeared frequently at the Berkshire Music Barn.




Composer and trombonist Don Mikkelson has lived in the Berkshires for almost 20 years – after 30 years playing on Broadway and in clubs in New York, including salsa sessions with “fantastic musicians” from 2 a.m. . His credits include playing in Las Vegas for a couple of years in the Caesar’s Palace House Orchestra, backing mega stars such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett and Tom Jones; he also played in Elvis’ horn section.

After his many years in the Berkshires with inconsistent gigs, Mikkelson finds the current scene “fantastic”.

“It was almost a little strange. I had to pinch myself because there are so many gigs to play now,” he said.

Chicago-born singer Wanda Houston — who brings her magnetic personality, incredible cheer and big, beautiful voice wherever she performs — has packed neighborhood homes since moving to the Berkshires more than 20 years ago. She has worked all over the world and done it all, from performing on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall, to taking on the role of choirmaster for the Congregational Church of Goshen in that little town just across the county from Berkshire. in Connecticut. Before moving to the area, she performed on the New York stage for years, where she says, “I worked on Broadway, on Broadway, under Broadway, on Broadway. I did all kinds of crazy stuff.







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Bassist Andy Wrba now organizes the music for properties in Mill Town Capital, which include the Mission Restaurant and the Gateway Inn and Restaurant, two popular places to listen to jazz most nights of the week.




Wanda has that rare ability to bring tears to your eyes with a beautiful ballad, rock out to any diva, and call upon her gospel background to thrill as she sings the blues.

The county’s jazz scene received a major boost when Mill Town Capital purchased Mission Restaurant and Bousquet Mountain, both in Pittsfield, as well as the Gateways Inn and Restaurant in Lenox. Shortly after taking over these venues, they smartly hired bassist, composer, and educator Andy Wrba to curate the music for them. Wrba was the logical choice, as he is not only a brilliant musician, but has established a relationship for over 11 years leading Monday Night Jazz “In the Window” in Mission, which was one of the few Area venues regularly featured live jazz during the leaner years.

In addition to continuing jazz on Monday nights at the funky Mission Restaurant in downtown Pittsfield, Wrba and Mill Town offer jazz in a more refined setting at the restaurant at the beautiful and historic Gateways Inn year-round, Thursday through Saturday. Wrba and the Mill Town team are currently planning to create an all-summer outdoor music festival with lots of jazz at the fully renovated Bousquet Mountain resort, to be announced soon.

There are now many Berkshire inns and restaurants offering wonderful jazz regularly all year round, including Flat Burger Society and Methuselah Bar and Lounge in Pittsfield, the Apple Tree Inn in Lenox, the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge and The Egremont Barn at Egremont. .







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In this file photo from 2013, jazz prodigy Zoe Obadia, who started playing the saxophone aged 9, performs with the Berkshire Jazz Trio at the Berkshire Athenaeum, during the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival.




Additionally, Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood, the Hunter Center in Mass MoCa, Pittsfield’s Colonial Theatre, The Foundry in West Stockbridge and the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington are all Berkshire theaters showcasing great jazz artists as part of their regular schedule. Definitely worth checking out their upcoming schedules.

Because accomplished musicians are drawn to other talented and like-minded artists, the Berkshires have become something of a Mecca for musicians in the North East. Acclaimed composers and pianists Armen Donelian and Ted Rosenthal now reside in the area part-time and can be seen regularly. Rosenthal will perform his riveting and deeply personal jazz opera, “Dear Erich” with members of the New York Opera at the Mahaiwe on August 6. Also in the area, saxophonist and composer Kris Allen – who plays in major jazz venues around the world – is currently artist-in-residence at Williams College and a regular on the jazz scene.

It’s a scene that will apparently only grow.

Stephanie and Philip Barber must smile at us.

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Indo-French band Electrik Po bring urban electro jazz music https://jazzfin.com/indo-french-band-electrik-po-bring-urban-electro-jazz-music/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 10:13:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/indo-french-band-electrik-po-bring-urban-electro-jazz-music/ Between live performances in India and multiple flights, musicians Arfaaz Kagalwala, Florent Silve and Martin Saccardy are busy sampling butter chicken and biryaniIndo-French band Electrik Po are set to perform in Hyderabad, Chennai and Puducherry in the hello india 2022 frame Indo-French group Electrik Po will perform in Hyderabad, Chennai and Puducherry as part of […]]]>

Between live performances in India and multiple flights, musicians Arfaaz Kagalwala, Florent Silve and Martin Saccardy are busy sampling butter chicken and biryaniIndo-French band Electrik Po are set to perform in Hyderabad, Chennai and Puducherry in the hello india 2022 frame

Indo-French group Electrik Po will perform in Hyderabad, Chennai and Puducherry as part of Bonjour India 2022

Electrik Po’s music is a mixture of different influences. Now Indian audiences can sample their music as the Indo-French band tour the country for the first time as part of Bonjour India 2022, an Indo-French artistic, cultural, educational and social initiative that celebrates cultural events, literary and scientific partnerships between France and India. Bonjour India is organized by the French cooperation network in India composed of the French Embassy and its cultural service, the French Institute in India, the network of Alliances Françaises and French Consulates.

Founded by Arfaaz Kagalwala, Florent Silve and Martin Saccardy, the group after having played in Gurgaon, Delhi, Lucknow and Chandigarh, will play in Hyderabad (April 21), followed by Chennai (April 22) and Puducherry (April 24).

Drummer, singer and electronic music producer Arfaaz Kagalwala aka Fuzzy Logic describes the music as a fusion of several styles with Indian and Balkan flavors. “It’s festive and can get you dancing but can also be relaxing and allow you to unwind; it also has cinematic soundscapes,” he explains. The trio didn’t know what to expect since it was their first time releasing their music outside of France but were pleasantly surprised to see the audience dancing and having a good time.

Arfaaz Kagalwala, Martin Saccardy and Florent Silve

Arfaaz Kagalwala, Martin Saccardy and Florent Silve | Photo credit: special arrangement

This is the first visit of Florent (bassist and keyboardist) and Martin (singer and trumpeter) to India. Florent, a jazz musician at heart, is a multi-instrumentalist and also loves Indian music. “I play tabla as a hobby,” he says. Founder and president of the Free Monkey Record label, he is also an arranger, director, producer and editor supporting artists in their projects.

A student at the Classical Music Conservatory of Brittany, then of Paris, Martin discovered Balkan music thanks to the group ‘Les Pires’ with which he was associated for more than 25 years. He has worked with world music artists such as Ibrahim Maalouf, Haidouti Orkestar, Calypso Rose, L’attirail and Jahida Wehbe. Currently, he is a musician on ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’, a 400 year old satirical drama written by Molière with musical and dance interludes. Moreover, the music that Electrik Po plays is the original revisited in the Balkan style) at the national theater of France Le Comédie Française directed by Christian Hecq and Valérie Lesort.

Why is the band called Electrik Po? “It’s a story of serendipity,” quips Arfaaz, who has composed for films like Suleimani Keeda, Charlie Ke Chakkar Mein and Awakening of the Zombies. “Po, the panda from the movie kung fu panda becomes a kung fu master without intending to become one. We too formed the band without any plan,” he adds. Arfaaz met Florent in Marseille, France in 2016. After playing together for 20 years with famous French pop artist Benabar (Bruno Nicolini), Florent and Martin decided to play together in 2019 but couldn’t perform. due to the COVID-19 lockdown. .

However, the group obtained a residency program from the AMI, a Marseille association that supports experimental music. The first three songs they wrote and composed during this time have now been released on an EP recently.

With the live event industry reopening, Arfaaz believes there is renewed vigor among musicians. “The pandemic shutdown for two and a half years was like taking a bottle out of a baby. We were creatively active, but not having the opportunity to play affected us,” he recalls adding a bit of optimism, and the will to create in any circumstance helped them overcome the situation.” The phase also showed that the creative spirit cannot be locked. .”

The India tour naturally lifted their spirits and with Arfaaz’s brief description of Indian cuisine and culture, Florent and Martin were delighted to take a food tour. Yet so far, due to a hectic schedule, they have only discovered biryani, butter chicken and parathas amid robberies and sound checks. “I also taught them to eat with their hands and now they are pros! We are lucky that our Tour Director (Tanish Thakker) is a foodie and always finds a way to get some great food between all the errands. Now we are excited to explore South Indian cuisine especially Andhra dishes, idlis, dose and Rasam.”

To register, log on to https://www.ifindia.in/event/electrik-po/#calendar

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