If you know of Endea Owens, there’s a good chance you know her as house bassist for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Her role in that setting is foundational, laying the groove that gives bandleader Jon Batiste room to soar. But there’s another way Owens holds it down at street level, and it reflects a conviction flowing […]
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Jerald Shynett is a music professor at UNC Wilmington. He has just checked off a big bucket list item: premiering five new jazz compositions on the university stage. What You Need To Know Professor Shynett is a renowned trombone player and jazz musician He moved to Wilmington 23 years ago with the […]
Organizers have lined up an Oscar winner, a Grammy recipient and an Emmy holder to perform at this year’s San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. And all of those titles apply to the same person: Common. The multiple-award-winning hip-hop artist headlines the big summer party in downtown San Jose on Aug. 14. Common will be supporting […]
NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — This July and August, the New York Jazz Workshop, will be re-opening the doors of its state-of-the-art facilities to the public for in-person jazz programs. NYJW celebrates the reopening of in-person classes with a stellar line-up of three and four-day Summer Intensives (for adult participants 17+) and Teen Jazz Camp (for ages 12-16). After enduring such an incredibly difficult […]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – Jazz music is returning to the Bix 7 Race with more than a dozen bands performing throughout the day of the race. The Heights of the Era is a new community event where organizers say they’re bringing back the roaring 20′s to the 2020s, reminding us that the Bix weekend isn’t just about […]
Columbia’s Bicentennial Weekend warmed up with jazz Thursday evening at Rose Music Hall. Performances by the Ben Colagiovanni Quartet and the Sam Griffith Tentet filled the air with song. The Ben Colagiovanni Quartet consisted of a pianist, drummer, bassist and tenor saxophonist. Three of the members graduated from MU. “Every time you play, it’s an adventure,” […]
Choir Master Extraordinaire, Ricky Dillard RETURNS!!! Incorporating his signature grandiose approach, plus adding the right amount of empowerment, this brand new album “TEN” will instantly cements its spot as a must have classic, for your library. Numerically, “TEN” represents divine order and harmony. This album is perfectly balanced and expresses just that.
A great gift to music entered into the world on 23 February 1685 in Halle, Germany. A life of great musical interest; one filled with an unbelievable talent that would become a beacon to many throughout the European continent and span centuries past its lifetime. It is a life that would become centered around a […]