About Antonio Adolfo Pianist, arranger, producer and educator Antonio Adolfo grew up in a musical family in jny: Rio de Janeiro and began his studies at the age of seven. At seventeen he was already a professional musician. His teachers include m: Deodato and Nadia Boulanger in {{jny... [ read more ]
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The Grateful Dead exhibit the positive effects of their self-imposed 1975 hiatus on Dave's Picks Volume 18 and its accompanying bonus disc recorded at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Of course, the quietly relaxed approach to the setlist, and the choices thereon, might well be signaled by the... [ read more ]
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About Roberta Piket Born in Queens, New York, Roberta inherited a passion for music from both her parents. Her father was the Austrian composer Frederick Piket, who made significant contributions to both the musical liturgy of Reform Judaism and the concert hall with works performed by the New York... [ read more ]
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Discover Jazz Festival Burlington, Vermont June 3-12, 2016 With thirty-two years of history, the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an avowed tradition, but those who oversee the wide variety of events that take place in Vermont's Queen City for the duration of its multiple nights regularly find a... [ read more ]
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If you are a free jazz fanatic, you probably look for those out-of-print vinyl offerings from labels like Hat Hut, FMP, Sonet, and El Saturn Records. Sadly, you would have to be either independently wealthy or Mats Gustafsson to acquire the rarest of the rare music. But take heart, there are small l... [ read more ]
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Check out this recent recording by US pianist and composer Mike Holober, who's put together a new octet!

Known for his work as a big band leader, Mike Holober returns to a smaller ensemble (an Octet down from a big band) on this release, featuring a newly assembled group. The album contains both new and old music of Holober's, as well as some works from outside the jazz canon. The band features vocals by Kate McGarry, and - recently in Australia with Wayne Shorter - the great Brian Blade on drums.

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Case of the Three Sided Dream Monoduo Films 2016 Rahsaan Roland Kirk as the natural successor to Bird and Coltrane? It's certainly a debatable point, and it might overlook the place of m: Sonny Rollins and m: Ornette Coleman in the evolution of saxophone... [ read more ]
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As Weather Report returned to the studio to cut their next album the band was yet again in flux. Gone from 1975's Tale Spinnin' line up were percussionist Alyrio Lima and drummer Ndugu Leon Chancler. Zawinul explained the latest comings-and-goings in a 1976 interview, "We're always happy with the gr... [ read more ]
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Every record label needs a beginning, a first release, but it is seldom that the initial release is a masterpiece. However, this is the case with Wisdom of Uncertainty, saxophonist m: David S. Ware's album from 1997, which was the inaugural release of Steven Joerg's AUM Fidelity imprint... [ read more ]
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Featured is a soon-to-be released record out of Denmark by bassist and composer Jasper Hoiby and his quintet.

Following a series of successful releases with his various trios Phronesis and Malija, Jasper Hoiby branches out on this recording with a quintet.

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The 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship finalists have been announced! There are 3 finalists this year who will perform at the Sydney Opera House.

Following a lengthy nomination process, we now have three finalists for this year's Freedman Jazz Fellowship. They are:

Luke Sweeting; piano (ACT, currently based in Sydney - pictured)
Joe O'Connor; piano (QLD, currently based in Melbourne)
James McLean; drums (currently based in Melbourne)

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The Young Women's Jazz Workshops are a course for emerging female artists, and they're back again for 2016 in Sydney, Perth & now Canberra!

SIMA has announced the 2016 Young Women's Jazz Workshops, and are welcoming a new city into the fold this year: Canberra. As well as taking place in Sydney and Perth, the ACT course will be overseen by guitarist Jess Green, who has recently relocated back to the nation's capital.

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