UPDATE: Either/Orchestra’s 25th anniversary concert comes to New York—an unforgettable confluence of talent revisiting more than two decades of memorable compositions and arrangements.
Reviewed by Steve Elman. The larger the band, the more important its leader. The sheer drudgery of keeping a large jazz ensemble functioning as a musical and business entity leads almost inevitably to a need for a guiding intelligence. Even if one person isn’t personally booking the gigs, making the phone calls, preparing the lead […]
By J. R. Carroll While the big event for September is the Beantown Jazz Festival, which we’ll cover in detail in our upcoming posts, the first half of the month is packed with performances that stretch the geographical and conceptual boundaries of jazz. On Thursday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m., Musaner bring their unique fusion […]
By J. R. Carroll Not going away doesn’t mean you have to stay at home; there’s plenty of live jazz within easy reach. The summer jazz festival season goes into high gear this month (watch for a Midsummer Festival Update in mid-July), but even if you’re stuck with another “staycation” this year, local and regional […]
By J. R. Carroll December is always an exasperating month for jazz fans: The first week is crammed with more events than any human without self-cloning abilities can possibly attend; after that, the major clubs close their doors many evenings in order to host private parties (hey, something has to pay the bills). The upside […]