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Allan Harris mines the Eddie Jefferson legacy

Pittsburgh’s own soulful baritone, Allan Harris, has led a rich and varied career. No stranger to accepting vocal challenges, Allan has embarked on all manner of projects through the throughly productive artistic partnership he has established with his wife and … Continue reading

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JJA announces 2018 Jazz Hero recipients

The Jazz Journalists Association, in advance of its annual June awards program has announced the recipients of its 20th annual Jazz Heroes award. The significance of this award must not be overlooked on the overall canvas of the JJA’s awards … Continue reading

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The Enterprising Musician Pt. 2

The first installment of this occasional series spotlighting musicians who truly know what time it is, who recognize the necessity for a certain level of business expertise on the part of today’s striving musician, we heard from saxophonist-composer Rudresh Muhanthappa. … Continue reading

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The Enterprising Musician pt 1

RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA’S BUSINESS LOGO Pursuing a career in jazz performance is a true labor of love. From the arduous isolation of the practice routine, to the additional study required to achieve a level of excellence – not to mention those … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ in pursuit of great jazz

Having previously experienced one lone cruise, and that one a 4-day wedding destination cruise, I had little context for the jazz cruise experience… at least not until the recently sailed Blue Note at Sea. The verdict: there’s a whole lot … Continue reading

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