Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, the odd couple of pop music, have another big hit on their hands with their rendition of “Winter Wonderland,” which topped the iTunes jazz charts this week. But despite Gaga‘s and Bennett’s current buzzworthy...Show More Summary
The 11th annual NYC Winter Jazz Fest will happen January 8 - 10 at ten different NYC venues. This year's line-up includes Marc Ribot & The Young Philadelphians, So Percussion, Robert Glasper Trio, Kneebody + Daedelus, Strange and Beautiful:...
Sugar Blue -- Hoochie Coochie Man, 1995 from Jazz Fest Bern, Switzerland.
This Week in Jazz: Along Came Ra fest, Todd Marcus, Veronneau, Cristian Perez, Sam Prather, Pedrito Martinez and much more. [ more › ]
There's a grand tradition of marketers building fancy vending machines, but it's not every day you see one that doubles as a piano. For the Alfa Jazz Fest in L'viv, Ukraine, this past June, mineral water brand Borjomi and its agency, Banda, set up a publicity stunt inviting passersby to play a sideways keyboard in exchange for free product. Show More Summary
Lemuria at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV) Into It. Over It. and Lemuria have announced that they'll be going on a tour together in November and December, all dates of which are listed below. The tour...
FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014 With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup...
Gentrification whisperers LA Times are the latest to fawn over St. Claude Avenue, Jazz Fest, bounce rap and New Orleans' restaurant scene. Peche, Square Root, John Besh, Company Burger, High Hat and more get nods. Golf claps for another round...
After a successful run performing at the Earth Day Fest, French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this past spring and a brief summer hiatus while some of the band travelled, the samba funk band is back in town. Show More Summary
DCist interviewed Jeremy "Bean" Clemons of Soul Understated, a band performing tomorrow at the New Vintage Jazz & Wine Festival. [ more › ]
The renowned Earshot Jazz Festival takes place at several Seattle venues Oct. 10-Nov. 11. Performing at this 26th annual event are Pharoah Sanders, Dave Douglas Quintet, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, McTuff, and many others. Show More Summary
Next week, New York's 92Y will hold its annual Jazz in July festival at its 92nd St. and Lexington Ave. auditorium. What makes 92Y's jazz fest special is that pianist Bill Charlap serves as artistic director. In the tradition of...
A funky little ditty from last week's Montreal International Jazz Fest.
There was a time, circa Midnite Vultures, when every Beck song seemed to be aiming at Prince pastiche. That time was 1999, which is an appropriate time for such endeavors, all things considered. Yet Beck had never actually covered Prince’s “1999? until last week’s Montreal International Jazz Fest. Sean Lennon, whose band the Ghost Of [...]
The ambitious Block Party at the Jazz Lot takes place tomorrow. [ more › ]
It's just about summertime (officially), which means we're right in the middle of music-festival season. South by Southwest, Coachella and New Orleans Jazz Fest have come and gone, but mega festivals like Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and...Show More Summary
Riverboats, wrought iron balconies, Creole culture, a famous jazz fest, and flamboyance in the face of hardship. Where else could this describe but?…?Saint-Louis, Senegal?
All the Jazz Fest hoopla has subsided. The residents of New Orleans have funked and danced until their behinds couldn’t shake anymore, and it’s time to just chill. Thursday at the Republic, lo-fi producer Henry Laufer, better known to...Show More Summary
Fans of free jazz and affordable coffee will be delighted to learn that the Chicago Jazz Fest and Dark Matter Coffee have teamed up to make 'Astro-Black,' a limited-edition blend that pays tribute to jazz legend and Afrofuturist pioneer Sun Ra. [ more › ]
A version of this obituary appeared earlier in the New Orleans Advocate. The top two photos are from the Jazz Fest in 2014. The others are from 2010. —Ed. Big Chief Larry Bannock of the Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe passed away on April 30, 2014. He was 66. The cause of death was […] The post R.I.P. Big Chief Larry Bannock appeared first on The Vinyl District.