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Jazz is Back at NJPAC!
JazzCorner™ is proud to be working once again with the The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as they welcome live, in-person jazz back to its stage throughout 2021 beginning with GRAMMY™ Award-winning vocalist Gregory Porter (Sep 24). The TD Jazz Series continues in the Fall with “Salsa Meets Jazz” (Sep 25), Chaka Khan (Nov 6) and more. Celebrating its 10th anniversary is the annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival showcasing an all-star lineup of the country’s best musicians, held Nov 6-20, including the New Jersey premiere of Christian McBride’s “The Movement Revisited” and Chris Botti (Nov 12), Dianne Reeves plus Artemis (Nov 13), Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and much more.
Gregory Porter – Friday – Sept 24 @ 8PM
Part of the TD Jazz Series
Vocalist Gregory Porter returns! Hot on the heels of his revelatory 2020 album, ‘All Rise,’ he’s helping us welcome jazz back to NJPAC with his distinctive bone-deep baritone. If you’ve missed live music, this is one earth-rumbling, bone-shaking performance you absolutely can’t miss. Gregory Porter swings with all the earthy warmth of Nat King Cole, the soulful spirit of Stevie Wonder and the poet’s truth of Bill Withers. Come experience “one of the most amazing singing voices you’ll hear on planet earth” (The Guardian).
Salsa Meets Jazz – Saturday – Sept 25 @ 8PM
Part of the TD Jazz Series
¡Viva la Música! In the best tradition of the venerated “Salsa Meets Jazz” series, this all-star lineup features three of the greatest attractions in all of contemporary Afro-Latin music: hard-swinging virtuoso pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra, storied bandleader and keyboardist Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Puerto Rico’s celebrated son and salsa singer Tito Nieves.
Chaka Khan with special guest Leela James – Sat. – Nov 6 @ 8PM
Part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival
You know it’s going to be a party when Chaka Khan hits the stage at NJPAC! The ten-time GRAMMY® winner is a once-in-a-generation superstar and a certified legend of funk, soul and R&B. With her instantly recognizable vocals, Chaka Khan has given the world hit after unforgettable hit: “Tell Me Something Good,” “You Got the Love,” “Everlasting Love,” “I Feel for You,” “Through the Fire,” “I’m Every Woman,” “Ain’t Nobody”…we could go on, but you get the idea. Join us for an evening of fun and funk that will bring you to a “Higher Love.”
Leela James first burst onto the scene with her 2006 debut album ‘A Change is Gonna Come,’ introducing audiences to her considerable vocal chops and garnering nominations for Outstanding New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist of 2008 at the Soul Train Music Awards. For Leela, it’s always been about the soul. So much so that she was nicknamed Baby Etta (for Etta James) as a little girl growing up in Los Angeles.
Chris Botti – Saturday – Nov 12 @ 8PM
Part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival
GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti is a dynamic entertainer and showman. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Chris puts on a terrific showcase starring a wide range of singers and virtuoso instrumentalists, not the least of which are the players in his own band.
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11th ANNUAL PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2021
featuring
CHAKA KHAN, DIANNE REEVES, MARCUS MILLER
Gregory Porter, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Jazzmeia Horn
plus
more than 140 musicians
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is delighted to welcome you to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in person September 17 -19 with an array of amazing artists, jam sessions, special events and so much more as we take over the ‘Burgh.
Hotels are filling fast, and we want to inform you of some special discounts exclusively for PIJF goers:
Kimpton: Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Click here for Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival discount and use group code F45 or call reservations at 617 772-5854 and request Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival group rate.
Discount rate ends:
MONDAY JULY 26, 2021
Three night minimum stay for discounted rate.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
435 Fort Pitt Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Click here for Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival group rate.
Discount rate ends:
FRIDAY AUGUST 20, 2021
Two night minimum stay for discounted rate.
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown
250 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Click here for Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival group rate.
Discount rate ends:
FRIDAY JULY 23, 2021
Two night minimum stay for discounted rate.
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Click here for Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival group rate.
Discount rate ends:
TUESDAY AUGUST, 2021
Double rooms available. No minimum night stay for discounted rate.
FOR COMPLETE TRAVEL INFORMATION INCLUDING MORE HOTELS
Chaka Khan – Friday – September 17, 2021
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Chaka Khan is a ten-time Grammy Award winner and has the rare ability to sing in a number of musical genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Khan has released 22 albums and racked up ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, seven RIAA-certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums.
Dianne Reeves – Sunday – September 19, 2021
As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won the “Best Jazz Vocal” Grammy for the film’s soundtrack. She has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first vocalist to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Marcus Miller – Saturday – September 18, 2021
For nearly four decades, bass guitarist Marcus Miller has collaborated with some of pop and jazz’s biggest giants, including Miles Davis, who Miller performed alongside as a band member and later as a writer and producer of three of Davis’ albums. Miller’s collaborations also include Luther Vandross, which led to Miller’s first Grammy Award for “R&B Song of the Year.” Throughout the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, Miller released several of his own featuring hybrids of smooth R&B, funk, and jazz. Released in 2001, his solo album “M2” won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Miller has also been selected as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and also became spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project.
Gregory Porter – Saturday – September 18, 2021
Known for his rich baritone voice and his compositions, Gregory Porter is the recipient of two Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocalist. His latest release, All Rise issued in 2020 is his sixth studio album and marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting — heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP and, two, music is medicine.
Kenny Garrett – Saturday – September 18, 2021
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett’s extraordinary abilities.
Jazzmeia Horn – Saturday – September 18
Sublime vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has emerged as one of the brightest stars on the rise in the jazz scene, earning the adoration of audiences around the world. Since releasing her Grammy Award nominated album A Social Call in 2017, Jazzmeia has been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills to a finely tuned level, writing songs of personal relevance and social message, and perfecting a fearless approach to improvisation and performance. This drive and passion have resulted in what is sure to be called one of the most courageous recordings of 2019 – Love and Liberation – filled with songs of daring musicality, emotional power, and messages of immediate relevancy. Musically, Jazzmeia’s original compositions and covers both breathe and bend jazz tradition, with tasteful touches of R&B and hip-hop, revealing a marked inventiveness and a love for a good melodic line that hints at what Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, or Nina Simone would have evolved into today.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Saturday – September 18
Born in New Orleans, Christian Scott is an American trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. He is a two-time Edison Award recipient and winner of the 2016 JazzFM Innovator of the year Award. and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. Since 2002, Adjuah has released twelve critically acclaimed studio recordings, three live albums and one greatest hits collection. Since 2006, Christian has worked with a number of notable artists, including Prince, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, McCoy Tyner, Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, rappers Mos Def (Yasin Bey), Talib Kweli, and Vic Mensa, as well as heralded poet and musician Saul Williams.
The Baylor Project – Sunday – September 19
Featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor, The Baylor Project’s collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of pastors, The Baylor’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make its mark. Their debut CD “The Journey,” released on their own label, Be A Light, topped the Billboard Jazz Chart at number eight and a year later garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Lakecia Benjamin – Sunday – September 19
Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association ,Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, and Macy Gray. As the bandleader of Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, she melds the vintage sounds of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Meters with soaring, dance-floor worthy rhythms. Benjamin’s grooves take the classic vibe to a whole new level with sultry alto saxophone creating something special on every cut – be it a smoldering late-night ambiance, or a forceful jazz intensity, or even the tight funk multi-horn harmony sections.
Jeff “Tain Watts: Suite Pittsburgh – Sunday – September 19
Jeff “Tain,” Watts spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention, earning Watts a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. In the film and television industry Watts has appeared as both a musician on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee’s Mo Better Blues. Watts joined Kenny Garrett’s band after returning to New York in 1995 and continued to record and tour with Branford Marsalis as well as Danilo Perez, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Harry Connick Jr, and Ravi Coltrane. Watts was a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of music Composition.
More artists will be announced in July
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The Carr Center Presents
The Gathering Orchestra from Detroit
meets
The Uralskiy Dixieland Ensemble from Russia!
FREE Live Streaming Worldwide
Saturday, June 19, 2021
7:30PM EDT
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the world premiere of “It’s A Wonderful World,” a new documentary film and concert capturing a “Cultural Exchange” between The Gathering Orchestra Nonet, an ensemble from our Geri Allen fellowship program mentoring gifted early career jazz musicians, directed by Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney Whitaker, and The Uralskiy Dixieland Ensemble, considered to be one of the best traditional jazz bands in Russia, under the direction of Valery Sundarev.
“It’s A Wonderful World,” the barrier breaking concert will premiere at the Znamya Cinema in Chelyabinsk, Russia as part of the Jubilee XX International Jazz Festival on June 18th and will then livestream to the world on Saturday June 19th at 7:30 pm EST on JazzCorner’s FB page
Imagined by Oliver Ragsdale Jr., President of The Carr Center and Natalya Rikker, director of the Ural Dixieland Ensemble, this concert embodies a belief that music and inspiration transcend time and distance.
Originally planned as a live performance in Russia, this exchange was three years in the making and finally culminated last month. The result is an inspiring one hour concert that spans 5,381 miles to arrange a recording session of synchronous music, with both ensembles performing separately and together!
While the livestream is FREE we ask that you register here
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11th ANNUAL PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2021
featuring
CHAKA KHAN, DIANNE REEVES, MARCUS MILLER
Gregory Porter, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Jazzmeia Horn
Tickets on Sale June 15, 2021
JazzCorner™ is proud to partner with the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) presented by Citizens Bank for the 11th consecutive year. Taking place live, in-person, from September 17-19, 2021, the 11th annual festival will feature the legendary, ten-time Grammy® Award winner Chaka Khan, who will perform on Friday, September 17 at 8pm ET at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. The initial line-up also includes performances from Grammy® Award winners: Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett and so many more, performing at the Highmark Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. September 18 and 19th.
The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (PIJF) is curated by Janis Burley Wilson, August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) President & CEO, who created the festival in 2011 and has built it into its signature program of the Center. For additional details and festival lineup, please visit pittsburghjazzfest.org.
“Jazz is synonymous with Pittsburgh, and for more than a decade the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival has been a hallmark event for our community as well as a destination for music lovers and the most innovative jazz musicians in the world. To address the changes that are happening globally, we have reimagined this festival to meet the challenges and create an event that is safe and sustainable. I am thrilled that we are able to come together in-person this September to enjoy this incredible group of artists at a time when our community needs shared, communal experiences,” said AWAACC President & CEO Janis Burley Wilson. “I’m immensely grateful to Citizen’s Bank and our additional sponsors, as well as to Highmark Stadium and the Benedum Center for partnering with us. Moving the festival to Highmark Stadium will provide the extra space to share this Pittsburgh favorite with as many people as possible while also maintaining propose social distancing, from the community to the world-class artists and our staff.”
Chaka Khan – Friday – September 17, 2021
Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Chaka Khan is a ten-time Grammy Award winner and has the rare ability to sing in a number of musical genres, including R&B, jazz, pop, rock, gospel, country, world music and classical. Khan has released 22 albums and racked up ten number one songs on the Billboard charts, seven RIAA-certified gold singles and ten RIAA certified gold and platinum albums.
Dianne Reeves – Sunday – September 19, 2021
As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s Academy Award nominated “Good Night, and Good Luck,” Reeves won the “Best Jazz Vocal” Grammy for the film’s soundtrack. She has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first vocalist to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Marcus Miller – Saturday – September 18, 2021
For nearly four decades, bass guitarist Marcus Miller has collaborated with some of pop and jazz’s biggest giants, including Miles Davis, who Miller performed alongside as a band member and later as a writer and producer of three of Davis’ albums. Miller’s collaborations also include Luther Vandross, which led to Miller’s first Grammy Award for “R&B Song of the Year.” Throughout the ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s, Miller released several of his own featuring hybrids of smooth R&B, funk, and jazz. Released in 2001, his solo album “M2” won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Miller has also been selected as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and also became spokesperson for the organization’s Slave Route Project.
Gregory Porter – Saturday – September 18, 2021
Known for his rich baritone voice and his compositions, Gregory Porter is the recipient of two Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocalist. His latest release, All Rise issued in 2020 is his sixth studio album and marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting — heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP and, two, music is medicine.
Kenny Garrett – Saturday – September 18, 2021
Over the course of a stellar career that has spanned more than 30 years, saxophonist Kenny Garrett has become the preeminent alto saxophonist of his generation. From his first gig with the Duke Ellington Orchestra (led by Mercer Ellington) through his time spent with musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis, Garrett has always brought a vigorous yet melodic, and truly distinctive, alto saxophone sound to each musical situation. As a bandleader for the last two decades, he has also continually grown as a composer. With his latest recording (and second for Mack Avenue Records), Seeds From The Underground, Garrett has given notice that these qualities have not only become more impressive, but have provided him with the platform to expand his horizons and communicate his musical vision clearly. Seeds From The Underground is a powerful return to the straight-ahead, acoustic and propulsive quartet format that showcases Garrett’s extraordinary abilities.
Jazzmeia Horn – Saturday – September 18
Sublime vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has emerged as one of the brightest stars on the rise in the jazz scene, earning the adoration of audiences around the world. Since releasing her Grammy Award nominated album A Social Call in 2017, Jazzmeia has been busy on the road, honing her vocal skills to a finely tuned level, writing songs of personal relevance and social message, and perfecting a fearless approach to improvisation and performance. This drive and passion have resulted in what is sure to be called one of the most courageous recordings of 2019 – Love and Liberation – filled with songs of daring musicality, emotional power, and messages of immediate relevancy. Musically, Jazzmeia’s original compositions and covers both breathe and bend jazz tradition, with tasteful touches of R&B and hip-hop, revealing a marked inventiveness and a love for a good melodic line that hints at what Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, or Nina Simone would have evolved into today.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah – Saturday – September 18
Born in New Orleans, Christian Scott is an American trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. He is a two-time Edison Award recipient and winner of the 2016 JazzFM Innovator of the year Award. and has been nominated for five Grammy Awards. Since 2002, Adjuah has released twelve critically acclaimed studio recordings, three live albums and one greatest hits collection. Since 2006, Christian has worked with a number of notable artists, including Prince, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, McCoy Tyner, Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, rappers Mos Def (Yasin Bey), Talib Kweli, and Vic Mensa, as well as heralded poet and musician Saul Williams.
The Baylor Project – Sunday – September 19
Featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor, The Baylor Project’s collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of pastors, The Baylor’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make its mark. Their debut CD “The Journey,” released on their own label, Be A Light, topped the Billboard Jazz Chart at number eight and a year later garnered two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.
Lakecia Benjamin – Sunday – September 19
Voted by 2020 Downbeat Critics Poll Rising star Alto Saxophonist and Up and Coming Artist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association ,Charismatic and dynamic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional conceptions of Jazz, HipHop, and Soul. Benjamin’s electric presence and fiery sax work has shared stages with several legendary artists, including Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, The Roots, and Macy Gray. As the bandleader of Lakecia Benjamin and Soul Squad, she melds the vintage sounds of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly and the Family Stone, and the Meters with soaring, dance-floor worthy rhythms. Benjamin’s grooves take the classic vibe to a whole new level with sultry alto saxophone creating something special on every cut – be it a smoldering late-night ambiance, or a forceful jazz intensity, or even the tight funk multi-horn harmony sections.
Jeff “Tain Watts: Suite Pittsburgh – Sunday – September 19
Jeff “Tain,” Watts spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his compositional skills now command equal attention, earning Watts a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. In the film and television industry Watts has appeared as both a musician on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and as an actor, Rhythm Jones in Spike Lee’s Mo Better Blues. Watts joined Kenny Garrett’s band after returning to New York in 1995 and continued to record and tour with Branford Marsalis as well as Danilo Perez, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Harry Connick Jr, and Ravi Coltrane. Watts was a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of music Composition.
More artists will be announced in July
Lois Gilbert
Managing Director
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SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021 VIRTUAL EDITION
18 ONLINE CONCERTS IN JUNE
FREE TO SFJAZZ MEMBERS & DIGITAL MEMBERS
First launched as a two-day festival in 1983, the San Francisco Jazz Festival is the foundational annual June concert event upon which SFJAZZ was built. Much like a jazz quartet on the bandstand, they are improvising this year and doing things a little differently!
SFJazz is present a virtual edition of the festival, including 18 exclusive broadcasts featuring highlights from past Festival performances, world premiere concerts, a rare film on Thelonious Monk, powerful events honoring Juneteenth, and more.
These offerings are available only to SFJAZZ Members
Memberships start at $5 a month or $50 a year (in any currency)
If you enjoyed saxophonist Melissa Aldana on June 4, please consider making a donation to the 50/50 Fund, which is split 50/50 between the artists and SFJAZZ.
June 10 – 10PM EDT|7PM PDT
June 13 – 9PM EDT|6PM PDT
On Thursday, June 10th SFJAZZ will present a rarely seen documentary and concert film ‘Music In Monk Time’ that gives a precious glimpse into the life and music of jazz giant Thelonious Monk. Hosted by Jon Hendricks, the film combines interview and performance footage of Monk’s classic compositions by his legendary associates Dizzy Gillespie, Carmen McRae, and Milt Jackson, along with Monk quartet members Charlie Rouse, Ben Riley, and Larry Gales with Walter Davis, Jr. on piano. Additionally, a big band featuring Terence Blanchard and drummer TS Monk, recreate the famous 1959 Town Hall concert. SFJAZZ Members can watch this exclusive film documentary for $10.
Music In Monk Time (Trailer)
June 11 – 8PM EDT|5PM PDT
June 12 – 1PM EDT|10AM PDT
An exclusive concert featuring GRAMMY® winning drummer, and composer Brian Blade and his Fellowship Band. Featuring a stellar lineup that includes pianist Jon Cowherd, saxophonists Myron Walden and Melvin Butler and bassist Chris Thomas, this group has released five increasingly accomplished sessions for Blue Note Records that blend reverent spirituality and down home folksiness with a searching, exploratory spirit.
June 13 – 2PM EDT|11AM PDT
Band leader, bassist and SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Marcus Shelby and his fabulous orchestra highlight the many moods of America’s most celebrated jazz composer: Duke Ellington! With over 3,000 compositions, Duke’s music was heralded as “beyond category,” and provided the world with some of the most enduring melodies ever written.
June 18 – 8PM EDT|5PM PDT
June 19 – 1PM EDT|10AM PDT
Dallas native Jazzmeia Horn is soaring into the jazz firmament, moving from triumph to triumph, including first place at the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and top honors at the star-making 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. Her 2017 debut A Social Call was nominated for a GRAMMY® and voted the best jazz vocal debut in the 2017 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll. Drawing on the masters who came before her, Horn is rapidly defining herself with a glorious sound, smart arrangements and growing confidence as a bandleader. This June 2019 performance filmed during the 37th San Francisco Jazz Festival features her stellar trio and music from her sophomore release Love & Liberation.
June 19 – 10PM EDT|7PM PDT
In recognition of Juneteenth, SFJazz premieres SFJazz Poet Laureate and Rockefeller Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s collaboration with composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain and street dance pioneer Drew Dollaz in this engaging multimedia work that illuminates the unseen and under-heard experiences of incarcerated youth and the realities their families face. Framed by visually striking photography and animation projections, The Just and the Blind explores themes of racial profiling, sentencing and the prison-industrial complex in a series of short vignettes that include music, dance, and spoken word. Originally commissioned by Carnegie Hall, the piece features the work of the award-winning investigative journalist Lisa Armstrong, the provocative images of photographer Brittsense, and the illustrative talent of Xia Gordon, woven together by media designer David Szlasa under the direction of Michael Garcés.
June 20 – 2PM EDT|11AM PDT
Rebroadcast in recognition of Juneteenth and originally presented on Fridays at Five in June 2020, this special performance was filmed on May 24, 2019 during bassist and composer Marcus Shelby’s 2018-2019 Season week as Resident Artistic Director, featuring author, activist, and educator Angela Davis in a program of music and spoken word dedicated to her 1999 book Blues Legacies and Black Feminism that illuminates the legacies of blues and jazz legends “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. An all-star quartet including saxophonist Tia Fuller, pianist Tammy L. Hall, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington joined Marcus for this once-in-a-lifetime event, along with guest vocalists Kim Nalley, Paula West, and Tiffany Austin.
Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba: Tribute to Ernesto Lecuona
June 25 – 8PM EDT|5PM PDT
June 26 – 1PM EDT|10AM PDT
This exclusive performance filmed in May 2017 was a monumental gathering of the three greatest living Caribbean pianists: National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Chucho Valdéz, Latin Grammy® winner Michel Camilo and Cuban virtuoso Gonzalo Rubalcaba brought together in tribute to pianist and composer Ernesto Lecuona, renowned as one of the most important and influential figures in Cuban music.
For the full schedule and all events visit
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The Carr Center Presents
“dUOS & dUETS + 1”
Danilo Pérez and Terri Lyne Carrington
plus
Sonia Sanchez
FREE Live Streaming Worldwide
Saturday, May 22, 2021
7:30PM EDT
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the sixth installment of “dUOS and dUETS” streaming for FREE with Grammy® Award winners Danilo Pérez and Terri Lyne Carrington plus their special guest, iconic poet and activist and scholar Sonia Sanchez on JazzCorner’s Facebook page on Saturday, May 22 starting at 7:30PM EDT.
This popular virtual performance in high def audio and a multi-camera shoot is curated by The Carr Center’s Artistic Director, 2021 NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington. The series is designed to pair performing artists at the top of their game and present them in ways they have never been seen before!
While the livestream is FREE we ask that you register here
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Danilo Pérez
As a solo artist and as a collaborator with jazz giants from Dizzy Gillespie to Wayne Shorter for over three decades, Danilo Pérez has been lauded as one of the most creative forces in contemporary music
In 1993, Pérez turned his focus to his own ensembles and recording projects, releasing several albums as a leader, earning Grammy® and Latin Grammy® nominations. In 1996, under the Impulse label Pérez recorded, Panamonk, a tribute to Thelonious Monk which according to DownBeat magazine is one of the most important piano albums in the history of jazz.
Terri Lyne Carrington
A 2021 NEA Jazz Master and three-time GRAMMY® award-winning drummer, producer, and educator, she also serves as Artistic Director of The Carr Center.
While still in her 20’s, she toured extensively with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and others. In 2011 she released the GRAMMY® Award winning album, The Mosaic Project, featuring a cast of all-star women, and in 2013 she released, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, which also earned a GRAMMY ® Award, establishing her as the first woman ever to win in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.
Her latest album, Waiting Game, with current band project, Social Science, was nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY® award and has been celebrated as one of the best jazz releases of by Rolling Stone, Downbeat, Boston Globe and Popmatters.
Sonia Sanchez
She is poet, activist, scholar, and was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960’s and a pioneer in the development of Black Studies. She has authored over 16 books of poetry, short stories, critical essays, plays and works for children; including Homecoming, We a BaddDDD People, Love Poems, I’ve Been a Woman and Under A Soprano Sky.
Among her many awards and recognitions, Sanchez is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts, the National Book Award, the Robert Creeley Foundation Award, the Langston Hughes Poetry Award, The Robert Frost Medal and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
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Live from Van Gelder Studio’s Live Stream with Stellar Line-Up
Joey DeFrancesco
Peter Bernstein, Billy Hart and special guest Houston Person
LIVEstreaming May 15, 2021 – 9:00 PM EDT
(with multiple re-streams)
Tribute to the Rudy Van Gelder Studio Organ
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, the legendary recording studio home to hundreds of jazz icons from John Coltrane to Herbie Hancock, has announced the 2nd in the acclaimed series: ‘Live from Van Gelder Studio,’ premiering on May 15 at 9PM EDT at www.VanGelder.live with restream for Asia on May 16 8:00PM JST/ 7:00AM EDT and a restream for Europe on May 16 8:00PM CEST/ 2:00PM EDT.
Since being discovered by Miles Davis as a teenager, Joey DeFrancesco has been an important force in the industry for over 30 years, particularly known for his role in the revival of the Hammond organ sound in music. He has been featured on recordings alongside Miles Davis, Ray Charles, Henry Mancini, David Sanborn, John McLaughlin, to name a few. He toured with Davis when he was only 17 years old and has released over 30 albums, nine of which were recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio.
“We’re very excited to do a show featuring the Van Gelder Studio Hammond organ. So many important albums were recorded on that very instrument. I’ve revisited many of those recordings in putting the show together and can’t wait to bring this set to a worldwide audience,” says producer and musical director, Don Sickler.
Live from Van Gelder Studio - Joey DeFrancesco
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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration to Take Place Worldwide, April 30, 2021
All-Star Global Concert will be hosted by Michael Douglas and feature dozens of world-renowned artists including Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano
Concert followed by two-hour retrospective PBS Special airing nationwide at 9/8c
Toyota to serve as 2021 Lead Partner
The 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the world’s largest annual celebration of jazz, will take place on April 30th, with thousands of worldwide programs culminating in a spectacular All-Star Global Concert from New York, Los Angeles, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Cape Town, Moscow, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities around the globe.
Hosted by multi-Academy Award winner Michael Douglas from United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Global Concert will feature performances from an array of jazz artists representing more than 20 countries. Herbie Hancock will serve as Artistic Director, and John Beasley will serve as Musical Director. Artists include Melissa Aldana, Massimo Biolcati, A Bu, Cyrus Chestnut, Amina Figarova, Roberta Gambarini, Kenny Garrett, James Genus, Stefon Harris, Ingrid Jensen, Joe Lovano, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Antonio Sánchez, Veronica Swift, Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler, Mahmoud Chouki, Gerald Clayton, Andra Day, Romero Lubambo, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Francisco Torres, Justin Tyson, and Ben Williams.
Leading performances from their home countries will be Igor Butman in Moscow (Russia), Jacob Collier in London (United Kingdom), Mandisi Dyantyis in Cape Town (South Africa), Ivan Lins in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), John McLaughlin in Monaco, James Morrison in Mt. Gambier (Australia) and Junko Onishi in Tokyo (Japan), among others. Renowned Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo will contribute a special performance from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The concert will be presented as a live webcast via YouTube, Facebook, jazzday.com, UN Web TV, UNESCO and U.S. State Department outlets.
Following this historic program, viewers across the United States can tune in to the International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration on PBS for an unforgettable look back at the past decade of International Jazz Day celebrations, made possible by Toyota, the 2021 Lead Partner.
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International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration to Take Place Worldwide, April 30, 2021
All-Star Global Concert will be hosted by Michael Douglas and feature dozens of world-renowned artists including Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Andra Day, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
John McLaughlin, Dianne Reeves and Joe Lovano
Concert followed by two-hour retrospective PBS Special airing nationwide at 9/8c
Toyota to serve as 2021 Lead Partner
The 10th Anniversary of International Jazz Day, the world’s largest annual celebration of jazz, will take place on April 30th, with thousands of worldwide programs culminating in a spectacular All-Star Global Concert from New York, Los Angeles, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Cape Town, Moscow, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and other cities around the globe.
Hosted by multi-Academy Award winner Michael Douglas from United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Global Concert will feature performances from an array of jazz artists representing more than 20 countries. Herbie Hancock will serve as Artistic Director, and John Beasley will serve as Musical Director. Artists include Melissa Aldana, Massimo Biolcati, A Bu, Cyrus Chestnut, Amina Figarova, Roberta Gambarini, Kenny Garrett, James Genus, Stefon Harris, Ingrid Jensen, Joe Lovano, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Antonio Sánchez, Veronica Swift, Alex Acuña, Justo Almario, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler, Mahmoud Chouki, Gerald Clayton, Andra Day, Romero Lubambo, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Francisco Torres, Justin Tyson, and Ben Williams.
Leading performances from their home countries will be Igor Butman in Moscow (Russia), Jacob Collier in London (United Kingdom), Mandisi Dyantyis in Cape Town (South Africa), Ivan Lins in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), John McLaughlin in Monaco, James Morrison in Mt. Gambier (Australia) and Junko Onishi in Tokyo (Japan), among others. Renowned Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo will contribute a special performance from UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The concert will be presented as a live webcast via YouTube, Facebook, jazzday.com, UN Web TV, UNESCO and U.S. State Department outlets.
Following this historic program, viewers across the United States can tune in to the International Jazz Day 10th Anniversary Celebration on PBS for an unforgettable look back at the past decade of International Jazz Day celebrations, made possible by Toyota, the 2021 Lead Partner.
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International Jazz Day since 2012
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The Carr Center Presents
“dUOS & dUETS + oNE” – Part 6
Danilo Pérez and Terri Lyne Carrington
plus
Sonia Sanchez
FREE Live Streaming Worldwide
Thursday, April 29, 2021
7:30PM EDT
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the sixth installment of “dUOS and dUETS” streaming for FREE with Grammy® Award winners Danilo Pérez and Terri Lyne Carrington plus their special guest, iconic poet and activist and scholar Sonia Sanchez on JazzCorner’s Facebook page on Thursday, April 29 starting at 7:30PM EDT in celebration of International Jazz Day.
This popular virtual performance in high def audio and a multi-camera shoot is curated by The Carr Center’s Artistic Director, 2021 NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington. The series is designed to pair performing artists at the top of their game and present them in ways they have never been seen before!
Carr Center President, Oliver Ragsdale Jr. said: “Our dUOS & dUETS series has more than delivered on every promise we’ve made. It has been equal parts exciting, ground-breaking, excellent music. We can’t wait to show the world this next installment.”
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Join us every Thursday during Jazz Appreciation Month!
Thomas Wendt will play and discuss some of his favorite Jazz albums. This event is available only on pittsburghjazzfest.org!
The featured artists and albums include:
Dakota Staton – Live and Swingin’ (1963, United Artists)
Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine (1960, Time)
Mary Lou Williams – Free Spirits (1975, Steeplechase / Inner City)
George Benson – It’s Uptown! (1966, Columbia)
Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band – Now Hear Our Meanin’ (1963, Columbia)
Dakota Staton – Live and Swingin’ (1963, United Artists) on demand
Pittsburgh vocalist Dakota Staton is often overlooked when great Jazz singers are discussed. But this album, recorded live at the 1963 Newport Jazz Festival with trumpeter Howard McGhee’s All-Star big band, is a prime example of Dakota’s prowess as a one of the great vocalists of our time. Jazz is best heard live and this record puts you in the front row!
Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine (1960, Time) on demand
Most people are familiar with the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, but many are not aware of his trumpet playing brother, Tommy. The Turrentines are one of the top sibling contributors to Jazz, but this record also features two other important Pittsburgh Jazz Greats: Horace Parlan and Bobby Boswell. In addition, trombonist Julian Priester and drummer Max Roach are featured in this set of BeBop classics and Hard Bop originals.
Mary Lou Williams – Free Spirits (1975, Steeplechase / Inner City) premiere 04/15
Pianist, composer, arranger and musical visionary, Mary Lou Williams, is one of the very few Jazz masters who transcended eras to remain musically vital throughout her long career. In this 1975 trio set, she is joined by the then young rhythm section stalwarts Buster Williams (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums). This album features unique interpretations of both Mary Lou’s originals, as well as compositions written by others.
George Benson – It’s Uptown! (1966, Columbia) premiere 04/22
By 1966, George Benson had begun making a name for himself in organist Jack McDuff’s group. This led to him being signed by John Hammond to Columbia records. It’s Uptown was his major label debut in 1966 backed by a group that featured a young organ phenom named Dr. Lonnie Smith. This album contains both originals and Jazz classics, and we also get our first real taste of George’s singing, something that would eventually propel him to stardom.
Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band – Now Hear Our Meanin’ (1963, Columbia) premiere 4/29
Pittsburgh master drummer and musical innovator Kenny Clarke moved to Europe in 1956 where he would live for the remainder of his life. In 1960, he co-founded an incredible big band with Belgian pianist Francy Boland. This band was a true “United Nations” Jazz band, as it featured ex-patriot Jazz greats from America, as well as musicians from all over Europe. This album features fantastic originals with some of the best Jazz soloists of all time!
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News from Motéma Music
Greetings JazzCorner Friends
Spring is here, and Motéma has some great new music to feed your soul… there’s an exciting new audiophile live album from Motéma’s leader, Jana Herzen, which puts you front and center at a joyous pre-COVID concert at Joe’s pub NYC with an ace jazz band led by Charnett Moffett; there is the spectacular Motéma debut of the Jihye Lee Orchestra that JazzCorner helped to launch last week with a video premier of Lee’s, “Relentless Mind” (video below); and there is also a new single from bass maestro Charnett Moffett which heralds the release of his album New Love coming on June 11. Read on to enjoy….
JANA HERZEN: LIVE
out now!
“Wonderful Music… like balm for the sore lockdown soul.”
– Jazz’N’More
“Astonishing instrumentalist… Jana Herzen embraces all the variations
of jazz, pop or reggae…
The sound of the album “LIVE”, produced by Charnett Moffett,
borders on perfection.”
An impeccable recording of a joyous pre-Covid concert at Joe’s Pub NYC, Jana Herzen: LIVE came out March 10th to much critical praise in the US and Europe.  Produced by bass maestro Charnett Moffett, the album features Herzen’s warm vocals and excellent guitar work in improvisation with an ace jazz band led by Moffett on fretless electric bass with Brian Jackson (Gil Scott-Heron collaborator) on piano and keyboards; Irwin Hall (veteran of Melody Gardot and Dee-Dee Bridgwater bands) switch-hitting on alto, tenor, soprano saxophones, flute, alto-flute and clarinet; and the sensitive and swinging Corey Garcia on drums.
“A reminder of the need of live music to return once again.”
– The Record-Journal
"In The Name of Love" - from Jana Herzen: LIVE (Joe's Pub NYC 10.29.19) produced by Charnett Moffett
Watch: Jana Herzen:LIVE “In The Name of Love” (recorded at Joe’s Pub NYC)
“Herzen always has this superb tone of voice between folk and jazz à la Joni Mitchell, with intonations sometimes close to the diva Nina Simone…
… Do not hesitate to discover her because you can only fall under the spell of this moving vocalist…”
– Jean-Luc Martin /Jazz A Seiz Heur
JIHYE LEE ORCHESTRA: DARING MIND
out now!
out
“Listening to bandleader/composer Jihye Lee and her mic-drop orchestra is like watching your life flash before your eyes. You see it all:
All the richness of spirit one can attain. All the sadness one can espouse. All the waltzing mischief to which one can aspire.”
Mike Jurkovic – ALL ABOUT JAZZ
“Spectacular big band compositions …. – a real enrichment for the ears.”
– JAZZ THING
Daring Mind, the Motéma debut of the Jihye Lee Orchestra, came out March 26th to great enthusiasm from critics and playlist editors who have recognized Lee as a refreshing and important new force in contemporary jazz. Produced by Lee, in collaboration with Secret Society bandleader Darcy James Argue,  the album presents selections from Lee’s award-winning ‘Mind’ series, including her BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize-winning “Unshakable Mind” and the Manny Albam Commission “Revived Mind.”
Reflecting the Korea native’s “struggles, doubts, joys, and hopes while living in the amazing city of New York” Daring Mind has gained features internationally in JazzTimes, Jazz Thing, JazzWise, Telérama and many more. In addition Lee landed coveted #1 covers for Amazon’s “The Pocket” and “Fresh Jazz” playlists, and is included on Spotify’s “State of Jazz” as well as Apple’s “Jazz Currents” and “Pure Jazz” playlists. So the word is out, and the word is good. Congratulations, Jihye!
Jihye Lee Orchestra: 'Relentless Mind'
Watch: Full song studio video of Jihye Lee Orchestra’s “Relentless Mind” feat. Sean Jones & Alan Ferber!
“The music is a lush garden.”
– Sterogum
COMING JUNE 11:
CHARNETT MOFFETT: NEW LOVE
“Moffett is a bass wonder man.”
– DOWNBEAT
Fretless electric bass master Charnett Moffett is set to deliver a love letter to humanity with his new trio/quartet album, New Love coming out on June 11, 2021.   The first single Spirit & Bride Song was premiered on Afropop.org on March 10th. Read the full review Afropop review below.
“From Charles Mingus to Bakithi Kumalo, Afropop tries to be the outlet that properly reveres bassists, and so we’re understandably chuffed to premiere this new track from a man who needs no frets and only a mild introduction: Charnett Moffett.
Moffett was born into the jazz world: From the beginning, jazz was the shape of his life to come. His father drummed for Ornette Coleman, and after a brief stint at Julliard when he was 16, Moffett joined the Wynton Marsalis Quintet. The list of people he’s played with is something of a who’s-who of late 20th century jazz: Coleman, Art Blakey, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Arturo Sandoval, up to Harry Connick Jr. and Bette Midler.
‘Spirit and Bride Song,’ led by Moffett’s bass and vocals with help from longtime guitarist and vocalist Jana Herzen and drummer Corey Garcia, sits at the intersection of swing, spiritual and free jazz, a testament to how playing with everyone allows one to sound truly like no one else. It is music where the rhythm instruments take the melody and vocals hold the beat.”
– Ben Richmond / Afropop.org
Charnett Moffett - Spirit & Bride Teaser
Watch: promo clip
Before you go… here are some ‘don’t miss’ performances to catch online:
If you missed the Grammy Awards, be sure to check out the fantastic performance of “Trapped in the American Dream” that Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science created for the Grammy Premiere Ceremony last month. Also, be sure to catch the NEA Jazz Masters Tribute concert on April 22, when NEA Jazz Master Carrington and the three other 2021 Jazz Masters will be honored. On April 23 you can catch Grammy- nominated Melissa Aldana with her quintet performing music from her Motéma release Visions (inspired by Frida Kahlo) as part of the the Jazz Standard’s new “Flipside Sessions” (streaming live from South Orange Performing Arts Center).
And while we’re on the topic of great performances, find a treasure trove of videos by Gregory Porter, Deva Mahal, Joey Alexander, Monty Alexander, The Royal Bopsters, Rene Marie, Geri Allen and so many more at Motema’s Youtube Channel. While you’re there be sure to subscribe!
Motéma (mot-tay-ma) means ‘heart’ and ‘love’ in the Central African language ‘Lingala’
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New Date!!
The Carr Center Presents
NEA JAZZ MASTERS
Terri Lyne Carrington & Jack DeJohnette
“dUOS & dUETS” FREE Concert
Streaming Worldwide
Saturday, March 20, 2021
7:30PM EDT
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the fifth installment of “dUOS and dUETS” streaming for FREE with NEA Jazz Masters: drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Jack DeJohnette plus their special guest, bassist Matthew Garrison on JazzCorner’s Facebook page on Saturday, March 20 starting at 7:30PM EDT.
This popular virtual performance in high def audio and a multi-camera shoot is curated by The Carr Center’s Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington, who said: “So incredibly excited about this particular duo performance with my mentor, the one and only Jack DeJohnette. It’s an intimate “at home” concert that we hope you enjoy.”
Carr Center President, Oliver Ragsdale Jr. said: “Our dUOS & dUETS series has more than delivered on every promise we’ve made. It has been equal parts exciting, ground-breaking, excellent music. We can’t wait to show the world this next installment.”
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The Carr Center Presents
NEA JAZZ MASTERS
Terri Lyne Carrington & Jack DeJohnette
“dUOS & dUETS” FREE Concert
Streaming Worldwide
Saturday, March 13, 2021
7:30PM EST
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the fifth installment of “dUOS and dUETS” streaming for FREE with NEA Jazz Masters: drummers Terri Lyne Carrington and Jack DeJohnette plus their special guest, bassist Matthew Garrison on JazzCorner’s Facebook page on Saturday, March 13 starting at 7:30PM ET.
This popular virtual performance in high def audio and a multi-camera shoot is curated by The Carr Center’s Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington, who said: “So incredibly excited about this particular duo performance with my mentor, the one and only Jack DeJohnette. It’s an intimate “at home” concert that we hope you enjoy.”
Carr Center President, Oliver Ragsdale Jr. said: “Our dUOS & dUETS series has more than delivered on every promise we’ve made. It has been equal parts exciting, ground-breaking, excellent music. We can’t wait to show the world this next installment.”
While this concert is FREE and can be viewed worldwide, we ask to please register here.
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Chico Freeman
FREE Livestream
Saturday February 27
2:30PM NY | 7:30PM London | 8:30PM Zurich
from
Moods, Zurich Switzerland
On Saturday, February 27, join Chico Freeman Group on Chico’s Facebook Page and JazzCorner’s Facebook Page for an exciting and compelling concert from Moods in Zurich, Switzerland. The Chicago native, has been in lockdown in Switzerland since early 2020 and this is his first major performance since then.
Saxophonist, composer and producer, Chico Freeman is always on the lookout for new ways of expressing himself in order to continue the legacy and tradition of jazz in a new guise. For this performance at Moods, he gathered a handful of outstanding musicians with different musical backgrounds: Amine M’Raihi is celebrated as a unique and innovative oud virtuoso, Jim Hart is considered one of the most inventive vibraphone players of his generation, bassist Emanuel Schnyder and drummer Luigi Galati provide the rhythmic foundation along with multi percussionist Alberto Garcia Navarro. Together they play music by Chico Freeman and by former companions, always looking for new approaches.
In addition, there will be an international roundtable talk on Friday, February 26 at
2:30PM EST which will include Chico and band members, moderated by renowned journalist Howard Mandel with Carine Zuber, Artistic Director of Moods and Swiss journalist, Arnaud Robert. This will be also be on Chico’s Facebook page.
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LIVE STREAMING
Saturday, February 27, 2020 – 2 PM EST
ALLAN HARRIS
Celebrating
Kate’s Soulfood
Join Allan Harris and several of his favorite musicians: Shirazette Tinnin on drums; Arcoiris Sandoval on keyboards; Marty Kenney on bass; Grégoire Maret on harmonica; Jhair Sala on percussion and Bruce Harris on trumpet as they celebrate Allan’s latest record Kate’s Soulfood virtually on Saturday, Feb 27 at 2PM EST LIVE with a 4 camera shoot and hi def audio.
Showcasing his brisk baritone and deft songwriting ability, Harris’ fourteenth release as a leader paints a vivid portrait of his vibrant neighborhood of Harlem that draws heavily from a deep well of childhood memories. “As a child, the rhythmic rocking of the subway was music to my ears. Every Sunday I took a magical ride along those tracks from Brooklyn to Harlem, which became my island of refuge,” he says. Like his ancestors who emigrated there during the Harlem Renaissance, Harris saw Harlem as a place of opportunity, belonging, and most importantly, love. “The people that enveloped me with their love and teaching placed an armor of music, literature and history around my underdeveloped mind.” Kate’s Soulfood is the outcome of their heartfelt efforts.
“Run Through America” which was released as a single in August in response to the unjust police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, the song is a modern-day protest anthem with a call to action: to never forget. It will be part of the live performance and so fitting to be part of Kate’s Soulfood, a place where the civil rights movement boomed in the 1960s – something Harris saw up close from his counter seat at his Aunt Kate’s Home Cooking luncheonette.
Run Through America
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The Carr Center Presents
Detroit’s legendary Queen of the Blues
Thornetta Davis
A Black History Month Special Event
Streaming FREE LIVE Worldwide
SATURDAY February 20, 2021
7:30PM EST
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the Livestream of Thornetta Davis. She is a force of nature! She is literally the composite of all the major styles of African-American music, a mash-up of iconic female singers like Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and Aretha. If you don’t know her you might think, that is just high praise… but it’s the truth!
Thornetta’s voice has the versatility to caress low slow ballads and still belt out those heart thumpin’ stompers and on February 20, she’ll be accompanied by veteran stand-out Detroit musicians; Phillip Hale on piano and background vocals. and guitarist Brett Lucas.
SNEAK PEEK: The Carr Center Presents ... Thornetta Davis, Detroit's Queen of the Blues!
Watch a sneak peak of Thornetta Davis Livestreaming Sat, Feb. 20
Her latest release, Honest Woman, which she wrote and produced, has won over 30 Detroit Music Awards.Thornetta is a six time National BLUES MUSIC AWARDS Nominee including two for the 2021 BMAs for “Best Soul/Blues Female and Best Instrumentalist/Vocals.”
Thornetta Davis’ live performances will leave you feeling uplifted and asking for more.
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Saturday 02/20/2021 7:30PM EST Jazzcorner FB
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LIVEstreaming Feburary 4, 2020 – 8 PM EST
Carol Riddick and Gerald Veasley
The Music of Nina Simone
Tickets are $12 and good for 24 hours
It’s another great AW Studio Sessions: Gerald Veasley’s and Carol Riddick, “I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone.” These two sensational artists bring Nina Simone’s music to life.
Carol Riddick and Gerald Veasley share a deep appreciation for Ms. Simone’s music and her desire for social justice. As a result, “I Got Life” speaks to our current turbulent times with honesty and raw beauty. Veasley and Riddick understand there is no better time to present this timeless music. …”They bring Nina Simone’s music to life with their mesmerizing performance. Carol’s emotional vocals backed by Gerald’s powerful musicianship keep audiences on the edge of their seats from the first to last note. I Got Life: The Music of Nina Simone is a must-see concert.” – John Ernesto, General Manager, Berks Jazz Fest
More than a concert, I Got Life is a an event that explores the powerful music and empowering messages of Nina Simone. The presentation moves through four aspects of Ms. Simone’s songbook: Quest, Passion, Fury and Hope. Vocalist Carol Riddick and bassist Gerald Veasley lead an ensemble that re-imagines Nina Simone’s work with inventive energy, made possible with support from Citizens Bank.
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The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), one of the largest non-profit cultural organizations in the country focuses exclusively on the African American experience and the arts of the African diaspora, has curated these digital concerts to be streamed on Thursdays of every month. “The August Wilson African American Cultural Center is proud to champion these artists at a time when opportunities to perform are so limited. We have long served as a platform to support artists, and we are eager to share their work and bring joy during a year of uncertainty,” says Janis Burley Wilson, President and CEO of AWAACC, “Blues and jazz music were a great influence on Wilson’s writing and creative process, and I’m thrilled to share this series, which showcases the music he loved, along with other styles that draw inspiration from many artists that Wilson admired.”
Tickets for all sessions are $12. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit
Lois Gilbert
Managing Director
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The Carr Center Presents
Lisa Fischer and Louis Cato
“dUOS & dUETS” FREE Concert
Streaming LIVE Worldwide
January 23, 2021
7:30PM EST
on JazzCorner’s Facebook Page
JazzCorner™ is pleased to continue our partnership with The Carr Center with the fourth installment of “dUOS and dUETS” streaming LIVE for FREE with the extraordinary vocalist Lisa Fischer with multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato on JazzCorner’s Facebook page on Saturday, January 23 starting at 7:30PM ET. This popular virtual performance in high def audio and a multi-camera shoot is curated by The Carr Center’s Artistic Director, 2021 NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington, and pairs together some of the best performing artists, who are at the very top of their game, and presents them in ways you have never seen before.
Carr Center President, Oliver Ragsdale Jr. said: “Our dUOS & dUETS series has more than delivered on every promise we’ve made. It has been equal parts exciting, ground-breaking, excellent music. We can’t wait to show the world this next installment.”
While this concert is FREE and can be viewed worldwide, we ask to please register here.
Lisa Fischer & Louis Cato perform "Valley of the Dolls", a sneak peek to "dUOS & dUETS" part 4
Watch Lisa Fischer & Louis Cato perform “Valley of the Dolls,” a sneak peek to “dUOS & dUETS”
“Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive, singing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority. She often mixes styles in the same song, sometimes in the same vocal line.”
After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer takes center stage with her own humble, heartfelt vocals. The 2013 “Best Documentary Oscar” award winning film “Twenty Feet from Stardom” altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey, telling her story, with clips of her legendary duets with Sting or with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter.” It left audiences eager to see and hear more, so Lisa took the chance to set out on her own reinventing classic songs with her co-conspirators JC Maillard and Grand Baton. Their organic fusion of Caribbean psychedelic soul and jazzy progressive rock ignited Lisa’s flexibility and freedom of expression, awakening her lifelong desire to make music that heals but still rocks the house.
“Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority. She often mixes styles in the same song, sometimes in the same vocal line.”
While Lisa’s range is legendary, her greatest gift is the ability to connect, to reach the hearts of her listeners. She emerged from New York’s fervent studio scene in the early 1980s, sang for two decades with legendary vocalist Luther Vandross, and released “So Intense,” earning her first Grammy® for “Best R&B Performance” for “How Can I Ease The Pain.” She joined The Rolling Stones for their 1989 “Steel Wheels” tour, and continued to grace their stage for the next 26 years. Lisa’s passion for constant growth and experimentation with different styles invited recent collaborations with jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Talib Kweli, Billy Childs and YoYo Ma, the Metropole Orkest, and the list goes on and on. With spiritual truth-telling as her compass and loving kindness as her guide, Lisa Fischer continues her creative journey…destination unknown.
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“Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer, Louis Cato is a ball of versatility and a special brand of bright.”
Portuguese-born, Carolina-bred, and current Brooklyn, NY resident Louis Cato is featured nightly on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as a member of Jon Batiste and Stay Human band. He’s a Grammy® nominated and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter. He has recorded with Beyoncé, Q-tip, John Legend and Mariah Carey, among other household names. He has toured with some of the most influential acts in music, such as Bobby McFerrin, Snarky Puppy, Marcus Miller, John Scofield, David Sanborn, and George Duke.
Lois Gilbert
Managing Director
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