Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces 2022 Essentially Ellington Competition Winners

Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced the winning high-school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla., took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Mass.) and Orange County … Read more

Jazz at Lincoln Center Announces Winners of Essentially Ellington Competition

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the winning high school jazz programs in its Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival, held last week at Frederick P. Rose Hall in NYC. Osceola County School for the Arts from Kissimmee, Fla. took first place, with Foxboro High School (Foxboro, Ma.) and Orange County School of … Read more

Tim Garland – Vigil Songbook (Band on the Wall, 29 May / Ronnie Scott’s, 1 June) – London Jazz News

Since his emergence on the scene in the late ’80s, Tim Garland has firmly established an international reputation as one of Britain’s foremost saxophonists and composers. Some highlights of his career include winning the 2009 Grammy for his orchestras on The New Crystal Silence, which won ‘best instrumental album’, and playing in the late Chick … Read more

Bertrand Tavernier’s ‘Round Midnight’ (1986/ Criterion Blu-Ray) – London Jazz News

‘Round Midnight directed by Bertrand Tavernier, 1986 (The Criterion Collection 2022. Blu-ray review by Jane Mann) At last, Bertrand Tavernier‘s ‘Round Midnight is re-released today (9 May 2022) on Blu-ray by Criterion. The film, originally made in 1986, is master film director Tavernier’s impressionistic love letter to the Black American bebop musicians who, escaping the … Read more

Two new composers on Another Timbre article @ All About Jazz

As previously noted, Another Timbre’s releases cover a broad spectrum, from world-renowned composers and players, through those who are upwardly mobile, to those making their debut on the label. In addition, although the label is firmly established in Sheffield, England, it continues to cast its net far and wide in search of interesting, innovative and … Read more

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Pedro Brown By Peter Jones May 9, 2022 Sign in to view read count Cheltenham Jazz Festival Cheltenham, UK April 27-May 2, 2022 A prosperous Eighteenth Century spa town in the Cotswolds, chic Cheltenham is famed for its annual festivals, which now cover everything from horse racing to science. Taking place over six days … Read more

10 Tracks by Earl Hines I Can’t Do Without…by Liam Noble – London Jazz News

In this edition of ’10 Tracks I Can’t Do Without, a series in which jazz musicians do a personal deep dive into the music of their anticedents and idols, Liam Noble considers Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903 – 1983) Earl Hines in 1947. From the William Gottlieb Collection in New York Public Library. Public Domain Piano … Read more

Roomet Jakapi & Hum Of Tartu article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Mari Volens By Martin Longley May 6, 2022 Sign in to view read count The Estonian city of Tartu lies to the south-east of capital Tallinn, and is a relatively small second city, perhaps dominated by the presence of its renowned university. In 2024, Tartu is set to become a European Capital Of Culture. … Read more

The Noise Meditations of Lasse Marhaug, Jérôme Noetinger, Antoine Chessex and Francisco Meirino ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Eyal Hareuveni Italian experimental electronic composer Luciano Berio’s once said that “music is everything we listened to with the intention of listening to music. Everything can become music.” A few decades later electronics and noise wizards translate this wise observation into fascinating and apocalyptic sonic textures. Lasse Marhaug/Jérôme Noetinger – Top (Erstwhile, 2022) Peter … Read more

Jazzfest Bonn, Opening Night With Niels Klein / EOS Chamber Orchestra And The Michael Wollny Trio article @ All About Jazz

By Josef Woodard May 5, 2022 Sign in to view read count The May 1 kickoff concert of JazzFest Bonn’s 12th annual edition opened at the Oper, a large theater venue nestled along the Rhine River, in overdue gala fashion. In the spotlight was a Germanic double-header featuring saxophonist-composer Niels Klein’s enticing music for jazz … Read more