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Montreal, Beyond the Festival – Art in the Cathedral

December 7, 2022  •  

Matt Herskowitz and Mademoiselle Balladin © Kevin R. Mason Professor Norman Cornett ©Kevin R. Mason The Montreal Jazz Festival, officially titled Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, fills the city […]

Ahmad Jamal – Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse

December 3, 2022  •  

by Don Berryman This year we have a treasure trove of previously unreleased live recordings by some of the giants of jazz from the 60’s and 70’s including Ahmad Jamal, […]

The 2022 Montreal Jazz Festival – The Music is Back!

November 11, 2022  •  

The Manhattan Transfer © Kevin R. Mason The past couple of years have certainly been a strange time, and the music industry has been adapting to these pandemic circumstances. Live […]

Elling, JazzMN Orchestra swing at Crooners

October 26, 2022  •  

Kurt Elling with the JazzMN Orchestra in the Belvedere at Crooners By Dan Emerson Two-time Grammy winner Kurt Elling is renowned for his formidable vocal instrument which made him an […]

Four hands, one music

October 19, 2022  •  

By Dan Emerson One of Cuban-born piano virtuoso Ignacio “Nachito” Herrera’s stated ambitions is to combine his wide-ranging musical influences into one music. With the help of violin virtuoso Karen […]

Ramsey Lewis: 1935-2022

September 12, 2022  •  

Ramsey Lewis (at The Dakota, 2013) Three-time Grammy winning pianist and NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis died in his sleep at home in Chicago on September 12. He was 87. […]