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City Arts: In Search of Lost Jazz

Written by Our Town Downtown on . Posted in Our Town Downtown, Theater

SearchLostJazz600 ‘Cotton Club Parade’ brings back musical history  By Valerie Gladstone Cotton Club Parade opens with the robust Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, directed by Daryl Waters, swinging into “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” offering a tantalizing [&hellip
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Sketches of Newport

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Jack DeJohnette The late composer-arranger Gil Evans’ music finally, gloriously, reached the Newport Jazz Festival, 58 years after the fest began. Drummer Jack DeJohnette celebrated his 70th birthday onstage there, as vigorous and inquisitive as a 40-year-old. Guitarist Bill Frisell jammed with the Bad Plus, duoed with violinist Jenny Scheinman and led a lyrical quintet interpreting John [&hellip
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The Jazz Journalists Association Honor the Finest in Jazz Entertainment

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jazz5 Bestowing awards on what matters If you were to have walked into the Blue Note at 4 p.m. on June 20, you’d have heard guitar wiz Gabriel Marin improvising microtonal figures with a Middle Eastern tinge on double-necked guitar, electric bassist John Ferrara by his side. You could have grabbed a bottle of Brother Thelonious [&hellip
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Thriving Vision Festival Reaches Out to Brooklyn

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

A festival of avant-garde visions by Howard Mandel The old-school avant-garde is now! The 17th annual Vision Festival is a seven-night, 37-event assertion by proudly unfettered improvisers that the 50-year-old principles of high energy and exploratory alternatives to traditional and “commercial” jazz still thrive. Real estate realities have pushed this Fest from its East Village [&hellip
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Moves Like Morton

Written by Howard Mandel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jazz Marcus Roberts sets his own rules Jazz musicians pushing beyond the standard deviations advance the art form, and pianist Marcus Roberts stands out among many excellent current keyboard players with a thrust all his own. Performing the 1920s classics of Jelly Roll Morton faithfully yet also revised at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 11 and [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

NeighborhoodChatter Espaillat Picks Up Big Endorsement Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión announced his endorsement of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s congressional candidacy last week, which will no doubt help Espaillat’s efforts in the Manhattan/Bronx district, where he is running against longtime Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel, among several others. “I have worked at the White House alongside [&hellip
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Julliard Jazz Master Plays Right Keys

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Arts West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FE&FW-Christopher Ziemba Meet Christopher Ziemba, jazz pianist at Juilliard “There are no mistakes in jazz,” the old saying goes, and Christopher Ziemba is no exception. A pianist in Juilliard’s prestigious Artists Diploma Ensemble, he arrived on the Upper West Side last fall from Rochester. The 25-year-old is already fully immersed in the musical scene that is New [&hellip
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A Friendly Place for Serious Jazz

Written by Kimberly Lightbody on . Posted in Arts & Film, Lifestyle, Music, NY Press Exclusive

05_Zebulon Sound and Light(as) The building at 223 W. 28th St. is unremarkable. Located next to an open parking lot and across from a typically dreary FIT building, its exterior consists of a storage garage, a small door and a red awning that reads “Greenwich Village Plumber’s Supply.” Yet this building, like many in New York, has a well-kept [&hellip
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Kathleen Frazier hosts a rent party

Written by admin on . Posted in 8 Million Stories, Breaking News

By Kathleen Frazier We’d run into some money trouble, but my husband and I had always adhered to the American isolationist policy regarding finances: act as if everything is fine and never, ever, under any circumstances ask for help. Then again, a layman’s definition of insanity is to “keep doing what you’ve always done and [&hellip
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