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David Amram’s 89th Birthday at Jazz Forum

On November 16, 2019, multi-instrumentalist/composer David Amram celebrated his 89th birthday at the beautiful, intimate, art-filled Jazz Forum nightclub in Tarrytown, New York. Since opening in 2017, Jazz Forum...
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Jesse Simon: Ambassador of Hard Bop

Good things have a way of sticking around. And few things are better than the music called hard bop which flourished roughly from 1955 to 1965. Luckily for those...
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Review: JC Sanford Quartet, Keratoconus

Review: JC Sanford Quartet Keratoconus (Shifting Paradigm Records) I had to learn a couple of things about JC Sanford before I could fully appreciate his 2019 release Keratoconus. For...
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Twin Cities Live Jazz, Winter 2020

Live jazz in the Twin Cities metro! The Jazz Police calendar is updated at least weekly. And we’re continuing “Andrea’s #8221; Bill Carrothers is back to join Red Planet...
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RIP Mr. Smooth: Irv Williams, 1919-2019

Either “the coolest old guy or the oldest cool guy…” — Pioneer Press Like a bobo doll, saxophonist Irv Williams seemed as if he would bounce back for an...
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The 2019 JazzFest White Plains

The 2019 JazzFest White Plains took place from September 15 to 19 in White Plains, New York, a city in Westchester County located about 45 minutes north of New...
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Twin Cities Jazz Venues

[Updated November 1, 2019] I hear these questions a lot: Where does one find live jazz in the Twin Cities? And how do you learn about it? Look no...
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On Stage at Kingsborough – Billie and Blue Eyes!

On Friday, October 12, 2018, Brooklyn’s Kingsborough Community College presented another stellar event from the On Stage at Kingsborough series. Billie and Blue Eyes! was a tribute to the...
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The 2018 JazzFest White Plains

Now that the end of the year is almost here, this is a look back at one of the best up-and-coming jazz festivals in the Northeast. The seventh annual...
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The 2018 Newport Jazz Festival

Although summer is becoming a memory, some of the best memories of the season came from the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival, Presented by Natixis Investment Managers. Established in 1954...
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Album Review: Fire Bell, INCENDIOS

Sometimes swinging, and sometimes twisting in a multi-meter tangle, Fire Bell’s new album INCENDIOS is all personality.
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