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15th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival Starts Tomorrow, Final Lineup Announced

Illustration: Wengxian Shi & Chengcheng Han 15th Annual Angel City Jazz Festival Starts Tomorrow Luciana Souza & Vince Mendoza In its 15th year, 501 (c)(3) Angel City Arts presents the Angel City Jazz Festival October 21 – November 5, 2022, at diverse and popular venues such as REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater), 2220 Arts & Archives (formerly…

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Available Friday: Benjamin Lackner | “Last Decade” | ECM

On Last Decade, Pianist Benjamin Lackner Leads an Exceptional Cast of Instrumentalists With a Keen Sense of Restraint Featuring Trumpeter Mathis Eick, Drummer Manu Katché and Bassist Jérôme Regard Available Friday via ECM Records Benjamin Lackner’s label debut, Last Decade, is a concentrated investigation into patient quartet interplay, as the pianist leads an exceptional cast…

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20th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Announced for January 16-21, 2023

20th Annual Panama Jazz Festival Announced for January 16-21, 2023 Featuring Chucho Valdes, Catherine Russell, Children of the Light featuring Perez, Patitucci, Blade, Erika Ender, Roman Diaz, Global Jazz Womxn, and More In 2023, Panama Jazz Festival celebrates its twentieth edition in a hybrid format. Last year’s festival gathered more than 60,000 people from 20 countries (virtually and on-site). For the 2023…

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Maria Mendes | “Saudade, Colour of Love” | Available Tomorrow via Challenge Records

Portuguese-Born Vocalist Maria Mendes Brings Her Spirited Blend of Symphonic Jazz and Fado to the Concert Stage with John Beasley and the Metropole Orkest Saudade, Colour of Love, Available Tomorrow on Challenge Records, Features Orchestral Arrangements of Songs from her Grammy-Nominated Album Close To Me   “Mendes and producer, co-arranger and conductor John Beasley get the balance…

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Available October 21: Evgueni Galperine | “Theory of Becoming” | ECM

Theory of Becoming, Evgueni Galperine’s ECM New Series Debut, is One of the Most Strikingly Original and Evocative Albums of the Year Galperine, Who is of Russian and Ukrainian Heritage and a Composer of Film Music, is Working with Sound, Texture and Dynamics in New and Powerfully Expressive Ways Available October 21 via ECM Records…

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Available Now: Keith Jarrett | “Bordeaux Concert” | ECM

Bordeaux Concert Documents Keith Jarrett’s Last Solo Performance in France The Improvised Thirteen-Part Suite from 2016 Finds the Pianist at a Creative High Point Available Now via ECM Records WBGO Interview and Track Premiere “From track to track, the narrative feels like a journey through the entire Jarrett musical universe, the ‘naïve’ to the colorfully…

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Available December 2 via Ruby Slipper Productions: Pianist and Composer Lisa Hilton Returns with “Paradise Cove”

Composer, Pianist, Bandleader and Producer Lisa Hilton Returns with Paradise Cove Hilton’s 26th Recording Debuts Her Dynamic New L.I.L.O. Quartet Featuring Trumpeter Igmar Thomas, Bassist Luques Curtis and Drummer Obed Calvaire   Available December 2 via Ruby Slipper Productions “A unique and brilliant sound by one of the best jazz pianists and composers around.” —…

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GIG ALERT: Yellowjackets @ Blues Alley, September 30 – October 2

GIG ALERT: Yellowjackets Celebrate the Release of Parallel Motion at Blues Alley in Washington DC on September 30 – October 2   Performances at 7:00 and 9:00PM Tickets Available Online Now   Parallel Motion is Available Now on Mack Avenue Records     “Together on Parallel Motion, they demonstrate remarkable agility, chemistry, and borderline telepathy.”…

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