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Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21Bay Street Theater to Present JAZZ INSPIRED with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jazz Inspired with Judy Carmichael and Billy Stritch on Saturday, May 21 at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 sides, $65 Center, $75 with VIP Reception and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.  (more...)

'Sarah Vaughan Live At Rosy's' Out Today on Resonance Records'Sarah Vaughan Live At Rosy's' Out Today on Resonance Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Resonance Records with the cooperation of National Public Radio (NPR) is proud to announce the release of Sarah Vaughan - Live At Rosy's, New Orleans on March 25th, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz ConcertBWW Review: Alex Leonard and His Colleagues Mellow Midtown Saint Peter's Church in Midday Jazz Concert
by Alix Cohen - Mar 17, 2016

Every time I attend something in jazz pianist Ronny Whyte's estimable weekly series at the welcoming, modern Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street), I'm glad I came. The place is airy, peaceful, and sunny with spacious pew and tiered seating. Acoustics are splendid. The audience is respectful. And they have Billy Strayhorn's piano. Yesterday's easy-going hour featured Alex Leonard on piano and vocals (one forgets how fine a vocalist he is), David Kingsnorth on bass, and veteran Al Gafa on guitar. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

Letizia Gambi Releases BLUE MONDAY AlbumLetizia Gambi Releases BLUE MONDAY Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

That statement is made abundantly clear by the profound progress Letizia has made between her 2012 debut and her even more rewarding new work, BLUE MONDAY. The 13-song collection reveals her coming more into her own style of interpreting jazz (first inspired by brassy theatrical divas Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Italian singer Mina and Portuguese vocalist Dulce Pontes, expanded via studies of instrumentalists Miles Davis and John Coltrane, with further polish gleaned from Carmen McRae, Frank Sinatra and Anita O'Day), as well as expressing her inner life through the art form. (more...)

Jackie Ryan Performs Tonight at Feinstein's at the NikkoJackie Ryan Performs Tonight at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Jackie Ryan, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko tonight, August 20 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! Hailed as “a world-class talent” by the Los Angeles Times, the Bay Area native will perform her “Tribute to Michel Legrand.” The team of composer Michel Legrand and lyricists Marilyn & Alan Bergman have won multiple Grammy and Academy Awards. Tickets for Jackie Ryan range in price from $25 – $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Vicky's of Santa Fe Sets 2016 Jazz Supper Club Benefit SeriesVicky's of Santa Fe Sets 2016 Jazz Supper Club Benefit Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

THE SERIES: These unique Supper Concerts headline critically acclaimed jazz and music artists, exclusively performed at Vicky's of Santa Fe in an intimate and elegant setting. This season features vocalists each with their own distinct style and talent that is sure to make 2016 a stand out Series. In our efforts to keep the arts as an integral part of our culture and community, a portion of the series proceeds will benefit The Muses and Patroness Circle of the McCallum Theatre. (more...)

Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20Jackie Ryan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Acclaimed jazz vocalist, Jackie Ryan, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, August 20 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! Hailed as “a world-class talent” by the Los Angeles Times, the Bay Area native will perform her “Tribute to Michel Legrand.” The team of composer Michel Legrand and lyricists Marilyn & Alan Bergman have won multiple Grammy and Academy Awards. Tickets for Jackie Ryan range in price from $25 – $40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

South Florida JAZZ to Present Cecile McLorin Salvant in Concert This MaySouth Florida JAZZ to Present Cecile McLorin Salvant in Concert This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

South Florida JAZZ, the area's premier modern jazz organization, is thrilled to present Cecile McLorin Salvant on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Drummer Dan Brubeck to Release 'Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck,' 4/28Drummer Dan Brubeck to Release 'Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck,' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

On his brilliantly realized new album 'Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck,' drummer Dan Brubeck introduces his parents' remarkable and surprisingly little-known songbook. The second youngest of Dave and Iola Brubeck's six children, Dan has an extensive history of performing and recording alongside his famous pianist father Dave Brubeck and had long wanted to explore some of the songs and textual settings that his parents collaborated on over the years. The 2-CD set, which happens to be Dan's recording debut as a leader, will be released by Blue Forest Records on April 28. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' Out TodayJazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Given the deep jazz feeling and serious vocal chops displayed by Lainie Cooke on her new CD 'The Music Is the Magic,' it's hard to believe that the disc is only Cooke's third. But this masterpiece of vocal jazz, which will be released today, March 17 by Ralph Peterson's Onyx Music Label, affirms her standing in the front ranks of jazz singers performing today. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' to Be Released 3/17Jazz Vocalist Lainie Cooke's New CD The Music Is the Magic' to Be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Given the deep jazz feeling and serious vocal chops displayed by Lainie Cooke on her new CD 'The Music Is the Magic,' it's hard to believe that the disc is only Cooke's third. But this masterpiece of vocal jazz, which will be released March 17 by Ralph Peterson's Onyx Music Label, affirms her standing in the front ranks of jazz singers performing today. (more...)

Cellist Akua Dixon Releases Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' TodayCellist Akua Dixon Releases Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Her new album, 'Akua Dixon,' is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/arranger's expansive stylistic reach. Dixon's label, Akua's Music, will release the disc today, January 13, 2015. (more...)

Cellist Akua Dixon to Release Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' 1/13Cellist Akua Dixon to Release Her Second CD 'Akua Dixon' 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Her new album, 'Akua Dixon,' is a dazzling string conclave that surveys the cellist/composer/arranger's expansive stylistic reach. Dixon's label, Akua's Music, will release the disc on January 13, 2015. (more...)

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Makes Segerstrom Center Debut This WeekendVocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant Makes Segerstrom Center Debut This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances this weekend, November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway Releases New Album FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: THE SARAH VAUGHAN PROJECT TodayAnn Hampton Callaway Releases New Album FROM SASSY TO DIVINE: THE SARAH VAUGHAN PROJECT Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Today, September 16, 2014, Shanachie Entertainment will release the highly anticipated tribute album From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project. (more...)

Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 11/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Segerstrom Center welcomes emerging vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant in four powerful performances on November 14 & 15 in Samueli Theater and will be accompanied by virtuoso pianist/composer Aaron Diehl. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series TonightFeinstein's at the Nikko Kicks Off New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce 'City Singers,' a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Today at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS SeriesFeinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce "City Singers," a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Wednesday at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

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