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'The Rochester Mass,' a new concept from organist James Taylor Special

Rochester - Master of the Hammond organ and leader of the James Taylor Quartet (JTQ), English musician James Taylor is preparing to release a groundbreaking project that successfully combines jazz and funk with The Rochester Cathedral Choir.

Jazz vocalist Emi Meyer talks 'Monochrome' CD and Colbie Caillat Special

Jazz vocalist Emi Meyer chatted with Digital Journal about winning a jazz competition, collaborating with Colbie Caillat, and her latest CD "Monochrome."

Review: It's the Peace That Deafens — Superbly good new album Special

London - Ola Onabule, who packs more musical ideas into one song than many artists manage over an entire album, has issued an upbeat set of songs with an world infusion of music layered into jazz. 'It's the peace that deafens' is a harmonious treat.

Diana Krall is spectacular in London Special

London - Diana Krall, touring the world as part of her Wallflower concerts, stopped off in London for a couple of nights to play at the Royal Albert Hall. Digital Journal was wowed at the performance.

Review: Jazz is alive and thriving in a little town like Sonoma Special

Sonoma - One of the reasons why someone like artist Jan Small was pleased to move to Sonoma from San Francisco was because of the Sonoma Valley Jazz Society concerts that go on during the summer.

Jazz artist Bill Kwan talks New York, musical influences Special

Jazz artist Bill Kwan chatted with Digital Journal about his greatest musical inspirations, aspirations to play in New York, and female duet partners.

Review: Keb’ Mo', Modern Dixieland and BluesAmericana

New Orleans - Keb’Mo’ is a passionate guitarist, singer, songwriter and arranger whose personal modesty and pure passion for celebrating the essence of life through creating music continue to propel his professional music career to new heights of success.

Review: Seven-LP vinyl box set Marvin Gaye Volume One 1961-1965

April 2nd 2015 would have been Gaye's 76th birthday and to celebrate, Universal Music Enterprises and Motown Records are releasing a brand new box set made up of his first seven studio LPs.

Jazz star Buddy DeFranco has died

Buddy DeFranco, the jazz clarinet maestro, who played with Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday and who was a member of the American Jazz Hall of Fame, has died aged 91.

The importance of groovifying: Vancouver Groove Movement Special

Vancouver - In an effort to infuse the rainy city's homegrown events with a bit more soul and swagger, the Vancouver Groove Movement is quickly carving a niche for itself in the DIY party scene and satisfying a demand for eclectic uplifting world music.

Interview with Kate Mullins of The Puppini Sisters Special

The three lovely ladies are about to embark on a UK tour just in time for Christmas. Digital Journal spoke to one of the group's founding members about touring, plans for 2015, and what it's like working with Michael Bublé.

Review: Rejoice! Frank Zappa's Apostrophe (') has been re-released

This classic example of the late singer, songwriter, musician, composer, bandleader and producer at his mind-blowing best, first came out 40 years ago, and to celebrate, the album has now been reissued on vinyl.

Hilary Gardner wows New York audience Special

New York - Out-of-towners and die-hard New Yorkers alike were treated to an exclusive audio tour of the Big Apple last night when acclaimed songstress Hilary Gardner took the stage at the renowned Birdland to celebrate the release of her first CD, "The Great City."

From The Great White North to The Great City Special

New York - Don't miss accomplished New York City jazz singer Hilary Gardner as she celebrates the release of her new CD, "The Great City" Sunday evening October 5th at Birdland.

'Canada's gallery' embraces its creative future Special

Toronto - The McMichael Gallery is home to some great artwork painted by the Canadian Group of Seven. It's broadened its scope with live music concerts, a photography exhibition, and an upcoming art installation with the former "Naomi Campbell of the art world."

Review: Mandy Barnett shines on 'I Can't Stop Loving You' tribute CD Special

Jazz and country singer Mandy Barnett released her latest studio album "I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson." It is available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Cracker Barrel's official website.

What makes a jazz musician tick?

Baltimore - With jazz maestros, some areas of the brain that typically process language are highly active, according to a new study, which was carried out at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rockit! Herbie Hancock appointed Harvard professor of poetry

U.S. jazz musician Herbie Hancock has been appointed as the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. He is the latest in a long line of poets and artists to be appointed to this honorary post.

Marian McPartland dies at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and host of the National Public Radio show “Piano Jazz,” has passed away at the age of 95, NPR reported Wednesday.

Jazz icon George Duke dies; the hiphop community reacts

Los Angeles - Legendary jazz musician George Duke died Monday August 5 in Los Angeles, California from complications due to chronic lymphocytic leukemia. He was 67.

Great music festivals coming up in Spain for summer 2013

The famous Benicàssim and Sonar music festivals are over, but there is still so much more to come. Spain offers a huge variety of music festivals from Indie rock, to flamenco, to jazz, to classical, and everything else in between this summer.

Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcases dance students Special

Cranford - Coming off a successful spring recital, the Yvette Dance Studio of Performing Arts showcased the work of its student dancers in a free event held at Lincoln Avenue Elementary.

Op-Ed: The top five films, tunes of Frank Sinatra's legendary career

New York - If you shook the hand of Frank Sinatra then you shared something special with others who experienced that same treat. Sinatra passed away on this date 15 years ago at the age of 82, but his legendary status lives on.

Op-Ed: 98 years of Lady Day and the top 10 Billie Holiday jazz tunes

Philadelphia - Billie Holiday, an American icon and legendary jazz singer, was born on Apr. 7, 1915. Unfortunately, Holiday, also known as Lady Day, passed away at the age of 44 in New York City. The music lives on.

Kenny Ball, jazz trumpeter, dies aged 82

Jazz trumpet player Kenny Ball, and leader of Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen, has died aged 82. The British musician was famous worldwide for his rendition of "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow".

Jazz vocalist Solitaire Miles gets into the Swing Special

Chicago - Listen up, music fans, you will enjoy the sounds and style of Solitaire Miles who, with her sultry, strong voice, brings tunes of the 1930's and 40's to clubs in Chicago, jazz albums, and beyond.

Grammys packed with performances, from Rihanna to Elton John

Los Angeles - The Grammy Awards always make sure to pack the show with performances. This year is no different. It is usually a visual delight for the senses as well as the ears.

New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones performed at Super Bowl VI Special

New Orleans - As Super Bowl returns to New Orleans, we look back at a local halftime show artist who has since risen to fame and built an international career.

Op-Ed: ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ – Best renditions of classic jazz tune

Toronto - "Baby, it's cold outside." These aren't just the words of your significant other observing how cold it is today, it's also the wonderful tune from the golden era of jazz. With winter making its way through much of North America, let's sing this tune.

Op-Ed: RIP Dave Brubeck, you were one of the jazz greats

An American jazz icon passed away today at 91. Dave Brubeck, best known for his classic song Take Five, was one of the most brilliant pianists I ever saw at Toronto's annual jazz festival.
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Five Star Swing - They Swing Like Crazy! - in action at Butterfly World, St. Albans, August 2015.
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That Tuesday evening of Aug. 11, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel band was playing to an enthusiastic crowd. Artist, Jan Small was impressed and is pleased she made the decision to leave San Francisco to pursue her artistic endeavors in the town of Sonoma.
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Jazz vocalist Emi Meyer
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New Orleans Helsinki Connection's "Paradise On Earth"
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Pavlo
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George Lake Big Band swingers
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Buddy De Franco, performing in New York in 1947
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Susan Frye, a former Vice President is the Members and Sponsors chair. While the summer concert series is free, the audience is encourage to donate whatever they can. The Sonoma Valley Jazz Society is a non-profit organization.
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Hot Club Detroit play to a shivering crowd, emulating Django Reinhardt to perfection.
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Marian McPartland at St Joseph's Villa school for disadvantaged children - Rochester, N.Y. 1975
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George Lake Big Band swingers
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Jazz performance by Bonnie Turner at Angel Fest. Terra Studios. Fayetteville, Ark. Nov. 13, 2010.
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Scott Kinsey Group play in Hart Plaza, using an eclectic mix of vocoder, Middle Eastern samples and jazz.
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