Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016 WPFW Jazz Programmer’s Poll results

*The 2016 edition of the WPFW Jazz Programmer’s Poll considered all new releases and reissues received between Thanksgiving 2015 and Thanksgiving 2016. Read below for details on WPFW’s eclectic mix of jazz programming and programmers (each of whom produce one … Continue reading

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Preview: Winter Jazzfest 2017

The delightful, often dizzying marathon known as Winter Jazzfest hits January 5-10 at spaces all across downtown Manhattan (below 14th Street). For this 13th edition we sought out the event’s award-winning producer Brice Rosenbloom with some questions about this year’s … Continue reading

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Discovering the Savory Collection

Happily we remain in Discovery Mode where it concerns the unearthing of classic jazz recordings. One of the more pleasant 21st century developments in this constant excavation was the revelation of the Savory Collection of classic jazz performance broadcasts. One … Continue reading

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Recent sightings in the DMV

A performance of Gerald Clayton’s “Piedmont Blues” project exemplified the DMV’s jazz concert calendar recently at Strathmore Music Center in suburban Maryland The DC metro area, which we refer to hereabouts as the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) is a … Continue reading

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Living the jazz life ain’t all about NYC

Pianist-composer-educator Darrell Grant is someone I first spotted for his very accomplished work many moons ago with first Betty Carter, then with Tony Williams‘ quintet. Fact is even in those late-80s/early 90s days there were more than a few exceptional … Continue reading

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