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  • Jazz war, anyone? Jason Marsalis vs. 'Jazz Nerds International'

     
    Have you, as a listener, been suffering under the influence of Jazz Nerds International? Jazz critic and blogger for the Ottawa Citizen Peter Hum wrote a terrific post Thursday on the latest installment in what's become known as "the jazz......
  • Homeboy Sandman on the enduring importance of rhyme and his jazz influences [exclusive MP3]

     
    “Yeah, But I Can Rhyme Though,” the fourth track on Homeboy Sandman’s first commercial release, operates as a manifesto of sorts for the hyper-lyrical Queen-bred rapper. Finding himself interrogated by a skeptic, the former University of...
  • Are you a 'jazz nerd'? Jason Marsalis revisits and clarifies the term

     
    In the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
  • Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell

    Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell
    Like most artists, Dean Mitchell always painted what he knew. Cypress trees. Tobacco barns. People. "My uncle Ben and stuff like that." Then, as now, his artistic influences were Rembrandt, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. The people he knew and painted...
  • Live: Christian McBride's 'The Movement Revisited' at Disney Hall

    Live: Christian McBride's 'The Movement Revisited' at Disney Hall
    There was a remarkable atmosphere of synchronicity during the performance of Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited" at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday night. And maybe a trace of irony as well. The four-section suite for big jazz band, small...
  • They've got all that jazz

    They've got all that jazz
    Organizers of a new jazz series are looking "straight-ahead" to a successful summer. The Summer Jazz at Newport series opens Wednesday at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa and will continue each week throughout the summer with accessible, classic...
  • LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE

    Gayle Anderson was live at the LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE for her BLACK HISTORY MONTH series of reports "BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, AND SUCCEED." This report focused on the dance school and touring modern dance troupe. The award-winning Modern dance troupe...
  • John Adams tries to find the words

    When John Adams, the celebrated composer who is to his adopted California as Sibelius is to Finland, decided to write a memoir of his life and music, he realized there was virtually no model for his project. "Most composers," he said over lunch at an...
  • Which great jazz saxophonist has an African Orthodox Church in San Francisco named after him? a) John Coltrane b) Kenny G c) Coleman Hawkins d) Ben Webster

    ANSWER: a) John Coltrane
  • Nick Digilio

    Nick Digilio
    Nick Digilio began reviewing movies on The Roy Leonard Show in 1985. He started as "the guy who likes bad movies" (reviewing Critters, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, and the like). He studied at Columbia College and Roy saw him at a few screenings,...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angeles–based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...
  • The saxophone, on a more serious note

    The saxophone, on a more serious note
    Many of today's symphony orchestra instruments have been around for centuries. The violin, for instance, dates to the 1500s and as a result has an enormous repertoire spanning 450 years. The saxophone, by contrast, wasn't invented until the mid-19th...