The seeds for “The Astrud Project” were sewn on jazz vocalist Anne Walsh’s previous album, “Brand New.” On that 2016 set, Walsh penned biographical lyrics to Brazilian jazz singer Astrud Gilberto’s lyric-less scat on “Nao Bate O Coracao,” retitling the song “The Writing’s on the Wall.” Walsh did a similar thing with Gilberto’s scatted “Beach Samba,” which…
What: SOLFest Punta Cana When: January 16-18, 2023 Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic There is a January 15th add-on featuring Jodeci January 16-18 artists: Anthony Hamilton Ashanti Joe Dru Hill All -inclusive room packages include: • 5 Star accommodations • Casual and à la carte dining • Beverages (alcoholic…
Grachan Moncur III, a trombonist and composer who forged a unique identity in the “new thing” of 1960s jazz, died in his longtime home city … Read More “Grachan Moncur III 1937 – 2022” The post Grachan Moncur III 1937 – 2022 appeared first on JazzTimes.
Most jazz musicians are underappreciated, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams included, but he suffers a double whammy on this count as his instrument also usually fails … Read More “Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top (Reel to Real)” The post Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio: Live at…
Session players have always been my thing. Not to take away from the singers or bandleaders or what have you, but I’m more interested in … Read More “Artist’s Choice: Jimmy James on Session Cats” The post Artist’s Choice: Jimmy James on Session Cats appeared first on JazzTimes.
The DC Jazz Festival has announced the three finalists for its annual DCJazzPrix Competition: Akua Allrich & the Tribe, the Jalen Baker Quartet, and the … Read More “DC Jazz Festival Announces DCJazzPrix Competition Finalists” The post DC Jazz Festival Announces DCJazzPrix Competition Finalists appeared first on JazzTimes.
Vocalist Tierney Sutton’s Berklee College of Music-honed phrasing and articulation have earned her notoriety and nine Grammy nominations since starting her recording career 25 years … Read More “Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (BFM Jazz)” The post Tierney Sutton: Paris Sessions 2 (BFM Jazz) appeared first on JazzTimes.
By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, Report for America Corps Member, firstname.lastname@example.org Dana Green is no stranger to entrepreneurship, but when she opened Restocked in Leesburg, Virginia last summer, it […] The post Black woman-owned Restocked aims to supply sought-after sneakers at reasonable prices appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By AFRO Staff The SOWEBO Art and Music Festival once again returned to Baltimore on May 29th, with a mix of interesting offerings for all ages. SOWEBO, which stands for […] The post SOWEBO Art and Music Festival 2022 appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .
By BlackPressUSA The NBA has announced that Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green was named to the All-Rookie First Team. The All Rookie First Team is generally made up of two […] The post Rockets Jalen Green named to NBA All-Rookie First Team appeared first on AFRO American Newspapers .