George Michael, A Life article @ All About Jazz

Book Review By C. Michael Bailey July 30, 2022 Sign in to view read count George Michael: A Life James Gavin 528 pages ISBN-13: #978-1419747946 Harry N. Abrams 2022 Music biographer, James Gavin, summed up his approach to picking biography subjects during his discussion* with Jamie Brickouse in Interview magazine: “With all that I write, … Read more

George Freeman: It’s Happening Now

At 95, Chicago-based guitarist George Freeman is among the world’s oldest active jazz musicians. Although he came of musical age in the 1940s and counts figures like Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins among his influences, his own trajectory has led him from gigging alongside Bird himself through forays into soul jazz, big-band swing, … Read more

Kamasi Washington, Trombone Shorty and George Clinton Kickoff a New Season of Outdoor Music article @ All About Jazz

In Pictures By Dave Kaufman June 25, 2022 Sign in to view read count The New York City summer music season kicked off with a series of extravagant concerts that turned out large crowds to the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park and Central Park SummerStage presentations. The comfortable temperatures and low humidity created perfect … Read more