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Daily AJR Blog Tuesday June 15th 2014

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It’s an early start to the day, her at All Jazz Radio, mind you it’s become a daily occurrence, everyday, getting up at between 04:30 and 05:00 in the morning is not fun at all. Its not even an the alarm clock screaming to get out of bed, that infernal internal time setting that’s the problem and there’s nothing one can do about it, every blerry morning, so I thought what the hell, start work and I have. The worst thing about that, is the copious amounts of coffee drunk. Then around 3pm Central African Time, my eyes start getting droopy and generally I fall into an uncomfortable and fitful sleep. What’s that all about? Jeez, is it an age thing or what? Enough of the complaining and onwards and upwards with the show and this Blog, now time for some

Klutz in the Kitchen

Klutz in the Kitchen

breakfast and more coffee. The Klutz in the Kitchen made some boerewors (farm sausage) for dinner last night and there was some left over so boerewors on toast filled the hole in the tummy. Now ready for what the new day hold in store. B.T.W. our Kluz has really outdone himself with his recipe choice for today, its simply yummolicious, quick and easy and all whole are lucky enough to enjoy the meal will be wanting more. Check out the recipe which will be posted on the All Jazz Radio website later.


 

As is usual our Broadcast/streaming day starts with Jazz Rendezvous, a full Jazz Rendezvousfour hours of great jazz. I’ve put together a show of what I call shorty’s though the four hours we share “on air” today, you see all of the tunes featured are around two and a half minutes in length, excepting the last tune of the day and that will bring a big smile. The result will be surprising and pleasing because there are tunes that have not been played on the show before, I hope that one will enjoy the Jazz Rendezvous with me on All Jazz Radio today. I will be speaking to Etienne Shardlow about his overall impression of the Standard Bank Jazz Festival – Grahamstown 2014.

Etienne Shardlow before

Etienne Shardlow before

Etienne is back in Jo’burg and resuming presenting duties of his E-Jazz 100% South African Jazz Show, two hour of the finest jazz our fair country has to offer from 14h00 C.A.T. I’m not to sure what will be included in the show today but it will be something not to miss at all, so join Etienne today.

After the E-Jazz Show we have compiled and interesting mix of contemporary, smooth, fusion and funk for The Much, Much More Music Show which ends the “live broadcast” day on All Jazz Radio, but it is not the end of the music, we then start our re-broadcast programming for the following 16 hours so any programs that one may have missed can be caught up with, good stuff eh!


 

The Pittsburgh's Next Generation of Music Legends

The Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends

The Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends (PNGML) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, preserve, collect and celebrate, the great musical legacy of Pittsburgh’s African-American musicians. The estates of the Mary Lou Williams and George Benson have granted (PNGML) permission to create wax figures of them. They have started a donations campaign to see the project come to life.

Working with educational consultants and national wax figure designers, this exhibition will include approximately 10 life-like wax replicas. We have chosen several national renowned wax figure designers whose past clients have included, President Lyndon Johnson’s Library & Museum, National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, and ESPN Sport Century Tour. George Benson will be an extraordinary animatronics figure including: motion, recorded speech, music, facial hair and other realistic features.

A fundraiser has been organized to have 10 life-like wax replicas of Pittsburgh’s most renowned jazz musicians made and will be traveling exhibition.

Pittsburgh is famous for its great sounds of Jazz. It has more Jazz legends per capita than anywhere in the world. Throughout the 20th Century and beyond, the music of Pittsburgh artists has permeated hearts and homes of music lovers. Musicians who have lived in or made Pittsburgh their home have included: Billy Eckstine, Billy Strayhorn, Mary Lou Williams, Lena Horne, George Benson, Stanley Turrentine, Phyllis Hyman & Dakota Staton, Earl “Fatha” Hines, and Ahmad Jamal. These are just a few of the many household names of jazz musicians that have been associated with the city of Pittsburgh.

DONATE here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pittsburgh-music-wax-museum

Thanks to Dr. Jazz for the info


 

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser’s Gigs for the week ahead

79 Buitenkant Street (next to Diva’s pizza), Cape Town.

Bookings are essential via phone or sms on 076 -679-2697. 

Doors open at 7pm. Shows are at 8:30pm and 10pm

WEDNESDAY 16 JULY

OpenArt Surgeries: Ottoman Slap

Straight No Chaser Student Nights presents to you, OpenArt Surgeries! It’s not your usual SNC night – we invite bands to take over the intimate performance venue and do what they like with it.

Ottoman Slap brings you original sounds evoking a rich span of moods ranging from the sultry depths of the Middle East to the meandering slopes of the Balkan hills.
This six-piece troupe recently sprung from the Capetonian creative woodwork at last year’s Rocking the Daisies and boasts a horde of delights: Simoné Chiara (vocals), Raoul Spiegel  (saxaphone, flute, saw), James van Minnen (middle eastern percussion, drums, mandolin), Raoul Smorenburg (accordion), Callan Wolff (double bass) & Marissa Cuenoud (percussion and dance)

THURSDAY 17 JULY

Emily Bruce

Emily Bruce Vocalist An, award winning, talented singer and Jazz Vocal teacher at UCT, also known for her voice on many of international hit outfit, Goldfish‘s best loved tracks, performs with Keenan Ahrends (guitar), Nicholas Williams (bass) & Marlon Witbooi (drums).The music will include songs by Kenney Wheeler, Bill Evans, Daft Punk and.. 😉

FRIDAY 18 JULY

Reza Khota Quartet

Reza Khota QuartetThis Cape Town based guitarist and composer is a member of some of the top bands to play in SA at the moment, not least of these being his own Reza Khota Quartet. His debut album, Transmutation, is highly acclaimed and features his quartet Shane Cooper (bass), Buddy Wells (sax & flute) and Jonno Sweetman (drums).

”Khota is a player who cheerfully ignores genres. His guitar has explored classical music (since his schooldays), jazz and improvisation (at Wits), South Asian traditions (in Babu and the Sangam Trio), the avant-garde (he’s just released a recording of Christian Wolff’s Microexercises with Swiss guitarist Beat Keller), with some rock and blues along the way.” — Gwen Ansell BDLive

SATURDAY 18 JULY

Francesca Biancoli Quartet

Francesca Biancoli singingItalian singer/songwriter Francesca Biancoli, best known for her strong vocals and Amy Winehouse tributes, performs a range of interesting songs as well as a few of her own compositions with her Cape Town band. Featuring Nick Williams (bass), Keenan Ahrends (guitar) and Marlon Witbooi (drums).

 


Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – July 20

Jazz at Lincoln Center logoThe Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis heads to Queens to perform selections from the Louis Armstrong songbook and more in this free outdoor family performance. Part of SummerStage Kids is Queens Family Day. Choreographer and curator Rashida Bumbray and GRAMMY® nominated arranger and trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman & Copland Jazz will are scheduled to perform.


Here is something of interest for jazz aficionados and history lovers. The BIX BEIDERBECKE MEMORIAL JAZZ FESTIVAL July 31-August 3, 2014 
136 E. 3rd Street, Davenport IA 52801 
563.324.7170 www.bixsociety.org
Call or visit website for tickets

Bix Beiderbecke by: Jim Cullum Jr.

Bix the younger

Eddie Condon was a clever man. He quipped about the boppers, “They flat their fifths, we drink ours!” When his music was criticized by French jazz writer Hughes Panassié, he shot back, “We don’t tell him how to jump on a grape!”

But when he talked about Bix Beiderbecke, it was different. Eddie was one of the musicians who had played with Bix. They all were forever his disciples. Condon wrote about hearing Bix’s cornet for the first time: “Beiderbecke took out a silver cornet. He put it to his lips and blew a phrase. The sound came out like a girl saying yes.”

That Bix sound has been described by others as “a padded mallet striking a chime” or “like pearls falling onto velvet.” The sound of Bix’s horn is different. It’s a “fat” sound, broader and less strident, darker and more mellow than the others. At the same time, it is not just dark and mellow. It has a hollow ring that sometimes reminds one of a bell. Often when he bears down he gets a brass edge on the top of this. It is, for me, the most beautiful musical sound I have yet encountered.

BIX BEIDERBECKE BandThe strength of Bix’s attack is a big part of his sound. He tends to tongue more notes (i.e., starting the sound by pronouncing the letter “T”) than most cornet players. These tongued notes have little bursts that give the “striking-a-chime effect.” Over a period of almost 80 years, players have attempted to figure out how he achieved these results. I have too. I have chased this elusive Holy Grail for my entire life as a musician. Like many other Bix-influenced players, I don’t want to simply copy Bix. But I do listen to the master playing in my head, and sometimes I work to see just how fat the sound can get.

To a degree, Bix’s magical tone was helped along by the equipment he used. Much of his playing was on Conn Victor cornets. All the old Conns–reeds and brass–were a little heavier and had rich tones, and the bore size of the Victor Cornets was extraordinarily large. The standard bore size for cornets and trumpets is 460 thousandths of an inch. The standard for large bore horns is 468 thousandths of an inch. The Conn Victor bore was 484 thousandths of an inch. Most modern trumpet players have never seen, or even heard of, a horn larger than 470. And, Bix mostly used an old-fashioned cornet mouthpiece that was deep and open, compared to the modern ones. This large bore and open mouthpiece would cause any cornetist to sacrifice some endurance and some upper register accessibility. The payback is an enriched tone.

Bix and TrumpetFrom listening to his recordings, I can guess that Bix must have played with his upper and lower teeth fairly apart and his jaw relaxed. This created a larger oral cavity as if to say, “Aw.” He must have had a forward embouchure that caused him to put a lot of “meat” into the mouthpiece. It sounds like he moved all this with a lot of air. You can hear his good health and vitality at work. Remember, he was only 24 or 25 years old when he did his greatest playing. No doubt he did these physical things unconsciously, because most of the sound he created was a result of the sound he heard in his head.

He had perfect pitch, and his abilities to apply it were phenomenal. In fact, it has been reported that on numerous occasions on a dare or a bet, he could turn his back and have someone bang out a big 10-note chord on the piano–with the notes in any combination. Then, starting at the bottom and going up, he would name every note in the chord. As any musician will tell you, this is an incredible and seemingly impossible feat.

BIX BEIDERBECKE1Layer all this God-given talent over Bix’s ringing tone and attack and you’re halfway there. The rest of the story is the way he improvised–the way he strung the notes together. For Bix was among the most creative and intelligent improvisers in jazz history. Time after time, every performance was new and fresh, as he selected the most interesting notes and intervals. His work was not filled with overwhelming virtuosity. Rather it tended, upon analysis, to be perfectly composed, as though he had spent weeks playing and replaying his solos. Of course, he just tossed them off!

It is amazing that even from his teenage beginnings Bix understood and completely applied musical economy. His goal was to make every note say something. Automatic fingering patterns, full of throwaway notes, were avoided. Sometimes this approach is found in the mellowness of a mature, and therefore extra thoughtful artist. It is almost never combined with the exuberance of youth, as in Bix’s playing.

In all this Bix found his unique voice. A personal stamp, instantly recognizable, is often present in the playing of the self-taught jazz musician. And Bix learned to play with countless trial and error attempts. He applied the “lick system:” Play one short pattern a few times, then another and another, in repeated variations over and over until they can be strung together in longer phrases. This was for him the easy way. Also, Bix was not under the tutelage of any professor who demanded scales and etudes. He practiced little ideas and melodies that came to him as he sat fascinated with the result of his own creativity. There were great rewards for him in this self-styled practice, so of course he spent a lot of time at it. Along the way, Bix’s sheer musical intelligence made him gradually gain considerable technique. He could play fast, but was too lost in the quality of his instant new melodies to use music merely to display his technique.

A part of Bix’s approach to music came from his family and hometown. It came from his boyhood. Much of the story is well known: Bix was from “the heartland,” the Midwest farm state of Iowa, the small town of Davenport. His background was one of some privilege. His family lived in comfort in Davenport. He was well educated, at least through high school. He was reasonably handsome. He was white.

BIX BEIDERBECKE band 1All of this–the safe small town, the security, the birthright, the supportive family–gave Bix the room to dream and to practice without specific requirements. In many respects it was luxury, with Bix having no hard goals except the vague one of seeing how far he could take it all.

His family was dismayed, not by his obvious musical talent or his pursuit of it, but by his fascination with a new “low class” music: jazz. Those of us who have come after Bix can easily see the quality of the great art he continues to pour out to us. But Bix’s frustrated parents saw only a life of tragedy. In many ways they were right. They had taken delight in their young son’s amazing ability to create a little quick music at the piano. They had given encouragement. But now, this jazz was different! There was a wildness in it, and they sensed danger. Bix’s father and mother began to pull in a new direction, away from music. Bix was sent away to Lake Forest Academy, an expensive private school near Chicago. It had a reputation for producing ranks of the model citizens the Beiderbeckes wished their son to join.

But it was too late. Bix had tasted the thrill of realizing his abilities to create magnificent music on the spot; this spoke to him and those around him; it said: “Come on! This is life!” He would chase this sweetness to the end. As the years began to slide by, his family hoped against hope that he would somehow grow up and enter a life of “real work and success.” They withheld any words of praise for Bix’s amazing accomplishments. They turned colder as Bix chased his addictions–his addiction to creating jazz improvisation and his growing addiction to alcohol. Sadly, Agatha and Bismark Beiderbecke misunderstood their son’s musical obsessions. They gave their love, which was deep and abiding, but they stubbornly withheld their approval.

BIX BEIDERBECKE trumpetOne telling incident repeated through the years has become a part of the Bix mythology. As Bix rose to the top of his profession, he made about 160 recordings. It is through these recordings that we are now able to gain access to the Bix mind and the Bix music. He regularly sent copies of his finished records to his parents’ home in Davenport, and it was there, during a period when he attempted to escape the horrors of advancing alcohol addiction, that he retreated.

BIX BEIDERBECKE cartoonOne day he accidentally discovered all the records he had sent home. They were stored in the back of a hall closet, in their original packages–unopened. Of course, this hurt Bix deeply. Still, throughout his life Bix had great love and respect for his parents and his siblings. His letters home to them have now been published and they make obvious this love.

Bix probably would have experienced a similar pattern regardless of his parents’ resistance or encouragement. He seemed to have a built-in streak of melancholy in his music and in his life. This bittersweet quality, often not noticed when one first begins listening to Bix, may be the most intriguing ingredient. For while the Beiderbecke sound is filled with joy–and it is hot and it is swinging–it often carries a subtle sadness.

Bix died in 1931. He was 28. His body was shipped back to Davenport for burial. In death he was again enfolded into the bosom of his family, and his grave is there in the dignified Beiderbecke family plot. To family members the day closed the saddest chapter of their lives. His grave is beside his mother Agatha Beiderbecke, and a marker shows her date of death as 1952.

One can’t help indulging in a little fantasy: By 1952 the world had come to regard Bix as one of the towering figures of American music. As the cult of admirers grew from a clutch of jazz musicians to a small army worldwide, as Columbia Records in 1946 and 1947 re-issued his work in album form, as critics almost universally cited him as an incomparable genius, and as some highly creditable musicians began unabashedly to speak of him as one of the most inspiring figures, not just of jazz or music, but of all art, what must Agatha Beiderbecke have thought?

It is hard to imagine that she could not have finally taken great pride in her son’s work, which completely eclipses all that was done by all the combined Beiderbecke clan and its progeny. She might at first have been amazed at all the fuss, but as it continued and intensified over the twenty-one years that she lived after Bix died, she knew, if nothing else, how the world clamored for her son’s music.

However, as the Beiderbecke home on Grand Avenue was sold, Agatha went quietly to spend her last years at a downtown Davenport hotel and left no record of how her feelings might have changed.

The groundswell of admiration and affection for Bix has never slowed. In 1971, on the 40th anniversary of Bix’s death, a group of jazz musicians traveled from New Jersey to Davenport and played over Bix’s grave. This was a wake-up call to some in Davenport. The next year a Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Festival was begun there, and it has grown to be a huge annual event, drawing thousands to downtown Davenport every July.

A common pattern prevails in the Bix story. It is often easier to see our great men and women from a distance, well past their lives. Bix is now a world figure. Residents of Davenport, while they often know little about the music, are now keenly aware that Bix is by far the most famous product of their city.

The Bix landmarks in Davenport are like shrines. Pilgrims from around the world visit. Usually, they start with Bix’s grave. Then there is the Beiderbecke home on Grand Avenue, the Presbyterian church where Bix was baptized, an old upstairs school of dance where Bix played his first gig, and the high school Bix attended before his transfer to Lake Forest Academy.

Other interesting old ballrooms are there with similar claims to fame: Bix played there! There is a statue of Bix, and a major thoroughfare has been named Bix Beiderbecke Drive. Every year some 20,000 long distance runners gather in Davenport to race in Bix’s name!

BIX BEIDERBECKE bustA Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society runs the annual festival, maintains an office and provides “Bix Lives” shirts, stickers, and buttons. The Davenport Library greets the faithful who look over a few old photographs and documents. The Putnam Museum displays Bix’s cornet. You can even get a “Bix burger” at a popular downtown restaurant.

During the last 75 years, it doesn’t seem there has been much economic oomph to Davenport. This must be lamented by many citizens there, but to the Bixophile it makes the place a Mecca. It mostly remains as Bix last saw it, just sitting there slowly rotting, but it’s there. Street after street contains Victorian frame houses similar to the Beiderbeckes’. Even Bix’s grandfather’s imposing home still stands proudly on one of the Davenport hills. The central business district is largely unchanged. It is easy to picture Bix emerging there, a fresh, bright, energetic young man, his mind happily flooded with interesting melodies.

The legend continues. Around the world more people are listening to Bix each year. Every recording he made is now available online–even every alternate take.

It is strange that some in Davenport still lag behind the rest of the world. City fathers there, in the face of ever mounting interest in Bix and his hometown, still seem mostly disinterested and are even slow to support the annual festival. To some, Bix’s music, so compelling, ranks with the greatest artistic works of history. To others it is just “some old music.”

But the streets and buildings of Davenport speak to the dreamer in us, just as Bix’s horn very clearly speaks across the years. Many of us feel that through his music we know him personally, even though he died years before we were born.

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Daily AJR Blog Monday June 14th 2014

The start of another week, is one excited? If not one should be because the slate is cleaned each week, or it should be, so turn the memory page and make plans and check what’s to come in the week ahead, neh. Ok, here’s what I mean, this coming Saturday sees The Titilayo Adedokun Quartet plays The Crypt in Cape Town this Saturday, July 19 with her Steven Lekas (p), Valentino Europa (bs) and Roy Davids (dr) it is recommended that one make a booking to avoid disappointment.

Here is the rest of the line-up at the venue for the rest of the week ahead week;

The Crypt Cape Town

The Crypt Cape Town

Tuesday 15 July (7pm to 10pm)

ADAMU TRIO: Jazz, African and Portuguese songs featuring Adamu da Silva – guitar/vocals, Buddy Wells – saxophone, Keith Coxen – percussion

Wednesday 16 July (7pm to 10pm)

BLACKEY TEMPI QUARTET: SA Jazz and jazz standards featuring George Werner – piano, Tino Europa – bass, Ivan Bell – drums and Blackey Tempi – trumpet

Thursday 17 July (7pm to 10pm)

JASON REOLON TRIO: Jazz standards and originals with Jason Reolon – piano, Wesley Rustin – bass, and Jonno Sweetman – drums

Friday 18 July (8pm to 11pm)

Abigale Petersen

Abigale Petersen

ABIGAIL PETERSEN QUARTET: Songbird Abigail Petersen will delight and entertain with a variety of fabulous jazz standards and originals featuring Abigail Petersen (vocals), Andrew Lilley (piano), Dave Ridgeway (bass) and Simon Annett (drums)

 

 

 


The 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival takes place from 1st to 3rd August 2014. This festival is on my bucket list as I really want to get to this world-renowned jazz festival someday soon, any angels who would like to sponsor a trip form moi? 😉

newport jazz festival 2014

newport jazz festival 2014

The Festival founded in 1954, making the Newport Jazz Festival the first annual jazz festival in America. It has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world’s leading established and emerging artists. Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city, which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.

Look who’s going to be performing, Bobby McFerrin, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Holland, Dr. John, Gregory Porter, Gary Burton, Robert Glasper, Vijay Iyer, SFJAZZ Collective and so many more

The 2014 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival promises to create more magical moments with the celebration of Newport Jazz Festival’s 60th Anniversary and the addition of a stellar line-up at Ft. Adams State Park with music from 11am to 7pm on Friday August 1 and includes the following;

Miguel Zenón

Miguel Zenón

Jon Batiste & Stay Human, John Zorn’s Masada Marathon, Miguel Zenón & The “Identities” Big Band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Snarky Puppy, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Charlie Parker Project (World Premiere)

On Saturday, August 2, the music continues from 11am to 7pm including:

Gregory Porter micJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland. Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Pedrito Martinez Group, Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart, Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn,

On Sunday August 3, the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival concludes with music from 11am to 7pm including:

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore,

Vijay Iyer Sextet, Danilo Perez Panama 500, Django Festival All-Stars, Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega, Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly, Ravi Coltrane, The Cookers: Donald Harrison Jr., Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart, Mingus Big Band, The Brubeck Brothers, George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart,

Thanks to Lois Gilbert
 Managing Director
 of Jazz Corner for letting us know.


Here is a new vocalist to us on All Jazz Radio, his name, Jason Paul Curtis. Read on to find out more about him and keep listening because his new album is on our playlist.

Jason

Jason Paul Curtis

On a hot Virginia night in June, 2009, and with only a sound system, a microphone and a suit, Jason performed his first public solo gig. Three hours of Sinatra, Italian and American Songbook later, the stage was set for countless more engagements over the next five years.

Soon, he was performing with DC-area big band, Swing Machine, and in 2010, he founded Swinglab with pianist Ray Mabalot, drummer Woody Hume and Baltimore bassist, John Dahlman.

In 2011, the quartet performed two sets at DC’s Twins Jazz and, they were immediately invited to play the Christmas season at the Gaylord, National Harbor Hotel in Washington, DC. Jason and the band continued with the Gaylord, playing over 64 nights in 2012. In November, 2012,

Jason released his first full-length album, Lovers Holiday. With five originals and two arrangements with Swing Machine, Lovers Holiday received across-the-board critical acclaim and international airplay. Other venues through 2014 have included repeat engagements at Lansdowne Resort (Northern Virginia’s largest), Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Blues Alley, The Willard Hotel, with the McLean Orchestra, the National Building Museum, The Metropolitan Club and the White House Holiday Tours in 2012 and 2013.

On June 20, 2014, Jason released his second full-length album, Faux Bourgeois Cafe, welcoming bassist, Ephriam Wolfolk, Jr, saxophonist Dave Schiff and guitarist John Albertson. Cafe includes eight brand-new songs by Jason.

“For a guy who’s relatively new to the jazz community, I’m humbled and thrilled to be listed among the striving and thriving who are putting their best voice out there for the world to experience. “Faux Bourgeois Cafe” comprises an (almost) entirely original song writing effort, and I hope you feel and appreciate the variety of energies the band and I poured into each track.  I hope you like it, and I hope you have a great summer” says Curtis.


Eric Alan

Eric Alan

Today on All Jazz Radio we start off with the Award winning Jazz Rendezvous with genial host Eric Alan who takes us on a four hour musical journey of discovery, navigating through a long list of recently released albums by many home-grown and international new artists to our ears, important to remember, to see it wit your own ears. Don’t miss a note of the music.

The next show is a compiled one, Take Five and Then Some, which showcases the contemporary, fusion, smooth and funk jazz areas, un-interrupted for two hours, just music all the way.

Wolfgang König congasJazz Around The World with Berlin, Germany based presenter Wolfgang König, who presents a programme of jazz drawn from the global village and should not be missed. Wolfgang takes a look at one of my favourite instruments, the electric bass during today’s show, and should not to be missed.

As can be seen, not a day to be missed, tune in to All Jazz Radio, we’ve got the music, you just listen to some of the best Jazz Blues, Latin and World Jazz streaming daily out of the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town, South Africa. Remember too to subscribe to our website at www.alljazzradio.co.za Enjoy the music with us at All Jazz Radio, the first choice of listening pleasure.


Here’s what’s happening at the Orbit Home of Jazz in Jo’burg for the week from the 15th to 20th July. If in the city of gold, go check out this new venue

The Orbit Jo'burg clubJuly 15 – 20 h 30: Jam Session Marcus Wyatt – R 40

July 16 – 20 h 30: Justin Yusuf Holcroft Quintet – R 100

July 17 – 20 h 30: The Orbit Big Band – R 80

July 18 – 20 h 30: Tutu Puoane & Ewout Pierreux – R 100

July 19 – 20 h 30: Tutu Puoane & Ewout Pierreux – R 100

July 20 – 17 h 00: Pops Mohamed Sextet – R 100

July 20 – 20 h 30: Comedy & Jazz in Orbit – R 100

Enjoy the jazz all day

Eric

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Daily AJR Blog Sunday June 13th 2014

The start of another week, is one excited? If not one should be because the slate is cleaned each week, or it should be, so turn the memory page and make plans and check what’s to come in the week ahead, neh. Ok, here’s what I mean, this coming Saturday sees The Titilayo Adedokun Quartet plays The Crypt in Cape Town this Saturday, July 19 with her Steven Lekas (p), Valentino Europa (bs) and Roy Davids (dr) it is recommended that one make a booking to avoid disappointment.

Here is the rest of the line-up at the venue for the rest of the week ahead week;

Tuesday 15 July (7pm to 10pm)

ADAMU TRIO: Jazz, African and Portuguese songs featuring Adamu da Silva – guitar/vocals, Buddy Wells – saxophone, Keith Coxen – percussion

Wednesday 16 July (7pm to 10pm)

BLACKEY TEMPI QUARTET: SA Jazz and jazz standards featuring George Werner – piano, Tino Europa – bass, Ivan Bell – drums and Blackey Tempi – trumpet

Thursday 17 July (7pm to 10pm)

JASON REOLON TRIO: Jazz standards and originals with Jason Reolon – piano, Wesley Rustin – bass, and Jonno Sweetman – drums

Friday 18 July (8pm to 11pm)

ABIGAIL PETERSEN QUARTET: Songbird Abigail Petersen will delight and entertain with a variety of fabulous jazz standards and originals featuring Abigail Petersen (vocals), Andrew Lilley (piano), Dave Ridgeway (bass) and Simon Annett (drums)


The 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival takes place from 1st to 3rd August 2014. This festival is on my bucket list as I really want to get to this world-renowned jazz festival someday soon, any angels who would like to sponsor a trip form moi? 😉

The Festival founded in 1954, making the Newport Jazz Festival the first annual jazz festival in America. It has been host to numerous legendary performances by some of the world’s leading established and emerging artists. Referred to as the grandfather of all jazz festivals, the event draws thousands of people from all over the world to Newport, Rhode Island, a city, which is famed for its spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture.

Look who’s going to be performing, Bobby McFerrin, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Holland, Dr. John, Gregory Porter, Gary Burton, Robert Glasper, Vijay Iyer, SFJAZZ Collective and so many more

The 2014 edition of the Newport Jazz Festival promises to create more magical moments with the celebration of Newport Jazz Festival’s 60th Anniversary and the addition of a stellar line-up at Ft. Adams State Park with music from 11am to 7pm on Friday August 1 and includes the following;

Jon Batiste & Stay Human, John Zorn’s Masada Marathon, Miguel Zenón & The “Identities” Big Band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Snarky Puppy, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Charlie Parker Project (World Premiere)

On Saturday, August 2, the music continues from 11am to 7pm including:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland. Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper Experiment, SFJAZZ Collective: Miguel Zenón, Avishai Cohen, David Sanchez, Robin Eubanks, Warren Wolf, Edward Simon, Matt Penman & Obed Calvaire, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Pedrito Martinez Group, Dick Hyman, Howard Alden & Jay Leonhart, Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, Newport Now 60 Band: Anat Cohen, Karrin Allyson, Randy Brecker, Mark Whitfield, Peter Martin, Larry Grenadier & Clarence Penn,

On Sunday August 3, the 60th Anniversary celebration of the Newport Jazz Festival concludes with music from 11am to 7pm including:

Bobby McFerrin spirityouall, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Gary Burton New Quartet with Julian Lage, Scott Colley & Marcus Gilmore,

Vijay Iyer Sextet, Danilo Perez Panama 500, Django Festival All-Stars, Ron Carter Trio with Russell Malone & Donald Vega, Lee Konitz Quartet with special guest Grace Kelly, Ravi Coltrane, The Cookers: Donald Harrison Jr., Billy Harper, Eddie Henderson, David Weiss, George Cables, Cecil McBee & Billy Hart, Mingus Big Band, The Brubeck Brothers, George Wein & Newport All-Stars with Anat Cohen, Howard Alden, Randy Brecker, Lew Tabackin, Jay Leonhart,

Thanks to Lois Gilbert
Managing Director
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Here is a new vocalist to us on All Jazz Radio, his name, Jason Paul Curtis. Read on to find out more about him and keep listening because his new album is on our playlist.

On a hot Virginia night in June, 2009, and with only a sound system, a microphone and a suit, Jason performed his first public solo gig. Three hours of Sinatra, Italian and American Songbook later, the stage was set for countless more engagements over the next five years.

Soon, he was performing with DC-area big band, Swing Machine, and in 2010, he founded Swinglab with pianist Ray Mabalot, drummer Woody Hume and Baltimore bassist, John Dahlman.

In 2011, the quartet performed two sets at DC’s Twins Jazz and, they were immediately invited to play the Christmas season at the Gaylord, National Harbor Hotel in Washington, DC. Jason and the band continued with the Gaylord, playing over 64 nights in 2012. In November, 2012,

Jason released his first full-length album, Lovers Holiday. With five originals and two arrangements with Swing Machine, Lovers Holiday received across-the-board critical acclaim and international airplay. Other venues through 2014 have included repeat engagements at Lansdowne Resort (Northern Virginia’s largest), Bethesda Blues and Jazz, Blues Alley, The Willard Hotel, with the McLean Orchestra, the National Building Museum, The Metropolitan Club and the White House Holiday Tours in 2012 and 2013.

On June 20, 2014, Jason released his second full-length album, Faux Bourgeois Cafe, welcoming bassist, Ephriam Wolfolk, Jr, saxophonist Dave Schiff and guitarist John Albertson. Cafe includes eight brand-new songs by Jason.

“For a guy who’s relatively new to the jazz community, I’m humbled and thrilled to be listed among the striving and thriving who are putting their best voice out there for the world to experience. “Faux Bourgeois Cafe” comprises an (almost) entirely original song writing effort, and I hope you feel and appreciate the variety of energies the band and I poured into each track.  I hope you like it, and I hope you have a great summer” says Curtis.


Today on All Jazz Radio we start off with the Award winning Jazz Rendezvous with genial host Eric Alan who takes us on a four hour musical journey of discovery, navigating through a long list of recently released albums by many home-grown and international new artists to our ears, important to remember, to see it wit your own ears. Don’t miss a note of the music.

The next show is a compiled one, Take Five and Then Some, which showcases the contemporary, fusion, smooth and funk jazz areas, un-interrupted for two hours, just music all the way.

Jazz Around The World with Berlin, Germany based presenter Wolfgang König, who presents a programme of jazz drawn from the global village and should not be missed. Wolfgang takes a look at one of my favourite instruments, the electric bass during today’s show, and should not to be missed.

As can be seen, not a day to be missed, tune in to All Jazz Radio, we’ve got the music, you just listen to some of the best Jazz Blues, Latin and World Jazz streaming daily out of the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town, South Africa. Remember too to subscribe to our website at www.alljazzradio.co.za Enjoy the music with us at All Jazz Radio, the first choice of listening pleasure.

Here’s what’s happening at the Orbit Home of Jazz in Jo’burg for the week from the 15th to 20th July. If in the city of gold, go check out this new venue

July 15 – 20 h 30: Jam Session Marcus Wyatt – R 40

July 16 – 20 h 30: Justin Yusuf Holcroft Quintet – R 100

July 17 – 20 h 30: The Orbit Big Band – R 80

July 18 – 20 h 30: Tutu Puoane & Ewout Pierreux – R 100

July 19 – 20 h 30: Tutu Puoane & Ewout Pierreux – R 100

July 20 – 17 h 00: Pops Mohamed Sextet – R 100

July 20 – 20 h 30: Comedy & Jazz in Orbit – R 100

Enjoy the jazz all day

Eric

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Daily AJR Blog Sunday June 13th 2014

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

So I dragged myself, kicking and screaming, off to Straight No Chaser last night. J Only kidding it was with great anticipation and joy that I took myself off to Straight No Chaser last night to witness the launch of the debut CD, Jubilee Jam by the Claude Cozens Trio. Just having listened to a few tracks from the album when I had Claude in the studio a couple of days before the launch night. With this in mind, I trotted along to the venue with an open mind to hear all the music from the album performed live. The Trio made up of Claude Cozens, leading from behind his drum kit with Benjamin Jephta plucking the bass strings and Kyle Shepherd tinkling the ivories and pounding the keyboards.

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

What a treat to have these musicians performing the compositions of Claude’s, all beautifully written and arranged, and as Claude’s musical story unfolded the subtleties and nuances of each piece came though to the willing ears of the audience. Each of the musicians contributed their individuality and personality, which further to enhanced Claude’s musical story. I was totally blown away by the maturity of Claude’s music and once again showed the depth of jazz talent in Cape Town. The evening was to my mind was a resounding and triumphant successful album launch. Go get a copy soonest one won’t be sorry.


Sadly it’s turned out to be an awful day in the Mother City, overcast, but not too chilly, and some rain expected later so its an indoors day with some great comfort food to be cooked. The Klutz in the Kitchen is frantically searching for the recipe of the day, which will be posted on the All Jazz Radio Website, for one the check out.


There is an interesting Eclectic Mix of music on today’s musical menu, tune in and have a listen to an uninterrupted music experience on the first choice of radio listening today, which is naturally All Jazz Radio. All of the music featured today are from the many newly released albums that have crossed our music managers desk. I will post the Eclectic Mix playlist this evening for all to see.


The Standard Bank Jazz festival in Grahamstown is now over for another year and what a triumph it was, the feedback I’ve been hearing is so positive that Of can’t wait to see what next years festival brings.

The Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz is still to come in September and that is something I can’t wait for. The line up is totally enticing and I would encourage one and all the make bookings right away so as to avoid disappointment.


I invite you to subscribe to our website to keep updated of all that is happening at All Jazz Radio and ask that you also join our Facebook Group, All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA too. Do remember to tell and encourage Friends, Family and acquaintances to listen the first and finest, Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz online radio station streaming all day and every day from the Jazz Capital of Africa, and the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town.

Enjoy the music

Eric

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Daily AJR Blog Saturday June 12

I guess when you love doing something, its never too tedious to do, neh, so let me tell you what’s going down on All Jazz Radio on this rather balmy but lovely morning the Mother City. There’s lots of exciting new music and other stuff to come through out our streaming day, today.


Plebs Live Acoustic Music, Comedy & Craft Beer

Plebs Live Acoustic Music, Comedy & Craft Beer

I went to a venue, Plebs Live Acoustic Music, Comedy & Craft Beer in Mowbray which I’d not been to before last evening for what was billed as a curry taste off where 7 various curry dishes were presented, Lamb, Chicken Thai Chicken, Beef, Fish and Bobotie and served with rice and all cooked by home cooks. Best of all was the cost at R25 for all six which were served in bowls and enough for the three of us old friend who I hadn’t seen for yonks, with Alison, Barry and I sharing the table and quaffing the Belgium style craft ale, which wasn’t too bad at all. The evenings music was performed by a number acoustic folk musicians some of which were very good, some not so good and some who were real prima donna’s, sulked and did not perform because they did not bring all the needed equipment with them, nuff said. The place could do with a real clean up, décor wise, just little too drab, however it’s not run as a restaurant, though it could be as it is the place the ale is brewed. All in all a very lekker evening catching up with old friends, enjoying the music, mixing and meeting with great like minded peeps.

 


Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

At Straight No Chaser in Cape Town tonight there is the launch of drummer Claude Cozens’ debut album, which I’m looking forward to. The album titles Jubilee Jazz feature the mercurial Kyle Shepherd, who recently released his new album in Grahamstown, on Piano and Keys, Benjamin Jephta playing bass, I do believe that Benjamin is putting the finishing touches to his sophomore album, something I’m looking forward to immensely.

 


The broadcast day at All Jazz Radio kicks off with The No Name Brand Show during which will be feature a whole heap of new album releases from numerous musicians I have never heard before that have come into the radio stations library. Here are some of the names one can expect today, starting with Terry Marshal, Joe Coughlin, and Dave Chamberlain’s Bag Of Bones. Sara De Ville, Eric van Aro, Claude Cozens, Donna Singer, The Stockton Helbing Quartet, The Ault Sisters, and Joshua Redman finishes off the first hour of todays show.

The following hour kicks off with Peter Lerner, Andrew Hadro, Iain Mathews with Egbert Derix, Vincent Lyn, Lex Futshane, David Kain, Christine Vainderlis, Mark Meadows, Dan Shout, Sarah Gardner rounds out the second hour of our show. Please remember to subscribe to out website at www.alljazzradio.co.za if not yet done. Please direct all family and friends to do so as well.

The third hour of The No Name Brand show with Moi, Eric Alan starts with Mary Ann Anderson the moves on with Jason Paul Curtis, Titilayo Adedokun, Bryon Tosoff, Sam Hankins, Barbara Ween, Mindi Abair, Charlie Apicella + Iron City, Brenda Russell, Lenny Picket with The UMO Jazz Orchestra, Restless Natives, The Chris McDonald Orchestra, Lisa Casalino, Andy Williams with Studio Rio, yes that Andy Williams, surprised, eh, And Nia Simone closes out the hour. Enjoying the music so far, that’s not all there is so much more to come, stay with All Jazz Radio all day, everyday.

The final hour of The No name Brand Shoe starts with Singer Kate Ross, the we’ll hear Jeff Colella, Sharon Marie Cline, Ken Berman, The Klbas Kescker Ensemble, Jimmy Cobb, Diane Shuur, The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bill Coon, Jodi Proznick Miles Black Trilogy Rick Braun and then Guitarist Armik bring the curtain down on today’s No Name Brand Show’ I hope you will enjoyed our four hour of great music and will have discovered some new jazz musicians to add to the music collection soon.

Still to come today on All Jazz Radio, our man in the sadly missile strewn Tel Aviv, Yaacov Harari, who’s Cooking Jazz offers and eclectic mix of jazz from talented Israeli jazz musicians and a bit of other stuff thrown in the pot to keep it interesting.

After that it’s that man Kibby, Acid Robot, you know the one I mean, yep he’s back with his show the Kibby Factor. James will showcase a very interesting array of jazz style and goes way beyond each week and always I’m surprised, pleasantly so by what he puts together.

There you go that’s what’s happening on your first choice of radio listening pleasure today before our repeat programming kick in so one will be able to catch up with what one may have missed, see stay with All Jazz Radio and one will never miss a note of the music. Have a goody and enjoy what the day brings.

Ta, enjoy

Eric

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All Jazz Radio Blog Sunday June 13th 2014

So I dragged myself, kicking and screaming, off to Straight No Chaser last night. J Only kidding it was with great anticipation and joy that I took myself off to Straight No Chaser last night to witness the launch of the debut CD, Jubilee Jam by the Claude Cozens Trio. Just having listened to a few tracks from the album when I had Claude in the studio a couple of days before the launch night. With this in mind, I trotted along to the venue with an open mind to hear all the music from the album performed live. The Trio made up of Claude Cozens, leading from behind his drum kit with Benjamin Jephta plucking the bass strings and Kyle Shepherd tinkling the ivories and pounding the keyboards.

 

What a treat to have these musicians performing the compositions of Claude’s, all beautifully written and arranged, and as Claude’s musical story unfolded the subtleties and nuances of each piece came though to the willing ears of the audience. Each of the musicians contributed their individuality and personality, which further to enhanced Claude’s musical story. I was totally blown away by the maturity of Claude’s music and once again showed the depth of jazz talent in Cape Town. The evening was to my mind was a resounding and triumphant successful album launch. Go get a copy soonest one won’t be sorry.

 

Sadly it’s turned out to be an awful day in the Mother City, overcast, but not too chilly, and some rain expected later so its an indoors day with some great comfort food to be cooked. The Klutz in the Kitchen is frantically searching for the recipe of the day, which will be posted on the All Jazz Radio Website, for one the check out.

 

There is an interesting Eclectic Mix of music on today’s musical menu, tune in and have a listen to an uninterrupted music experience on the first choice of radio listening today, which is naturally All Jazz Radio. All of the music featured today are from the many newly released albums that have crossed our music managers desk. I will post the Eclectic Mix playlist this evening for all to see.

 

The Standard Bank Jazz festival in Grahamstown is now over for another year and what a triumph it was, the feedback I’ve been hearing is so positive that Of can’t wait to see what next years festival brings.

 

The Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz is still to come in September and that is something I can’t wait for. The line up is totally enticing and I would encourage one and all the make bookings right away so as to avoid disappointment.

 

I invite you to subscribe to our website to keep updated of all that is happening at All Jazz Radio and ask that you also join our Facebook Group, All Jazz Radio – Cape Town, ZA too. Do remember to tell and encourage Friends, Family and acquaintances to listen the first and finest, Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz online radio station streaming all day and every day from the Jazz Capital of Africa, and the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town.

 

Enjoy the music

Eric

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All Jazz Radio Blog Saturday June 12, 2014

All Jazz Radio

All Jazz Radio

I guess when you love doing something, its never too tedious to do, neh, so let me tell you what’s going down on All Jazz Radio on this rather balmy but lovely morning the Mother City. There’s lots of exciting new music and other stuff to come through out our streaming day, today.

 

I went to a venue, Plebs Live Acoustic Music, Comedy & Craft Beer in Mowbray which I’d not been to before last evening for what was billed as a curry taste off where 7 various curry dishes were presented, Lamb, Chicken Thai Chicken, Beef, Fish and Bobotie and served with rice and all cooked by home cooks. Best of all was the cost at R25 for all six which were served in bowls and enough for the three of us old friend who I hadn’t seen for yonks, with Alison, Barry and I sharing the table and quaffing the Belgium style craft ale, which wasn’t too bad at all. The evenings music was performed by a number acoustic folk musicians some of which were very good, some not so good and some who were real prima donna’s, sulked and did not perform because they did not bring all the needed equipment with them, nuff said. The place could do with a real clean up, décor wise, just little too drab, however it’s not run as a restaurant, though it could be as it is the place the ale is brewed. All in all a very lekker evening catching up with old friends, enjoying the music, mixing and meeting with great like minded peeps.


 

Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser

At Straight No Chaser in Cape Town tonight there is the launch of drummer Claude Cozens’ debut album, which I’m looking forward to. The album titles Jubilee Jazz feature the mercurial Kyle Shepherd, who recently released his new album in Grahamstown, on Piano and Keys, Benjamin Jephta playing bass, I do believe that Benjamin is putting the finishing touches to his sophomore album, something I’m looking forward to immensely.


The broadcast day at All Jazz Radio kicks off with The No Name Brand Show during which will be feature a whole heap of new album releases from numerous musicians I have never heard before that have come into the radio stations library. Here are some of the names one can expect today, starting with Terry Marshal, Joe Coughlin, and Dave Chamberlain’s Bag Of Bones. Sara De Ville, Eric van Aro, Claude Cozens, Donna Singer, The Stockton Helbing Quartet, The Ault Sisters, and Joshua Redman finishes off the first hour of todays show.

The following hour kicks off with Peter Lerner, Andrew Hadro, Iain Mathews with Egbert Derix, Vincent Lyn, Lex Futshane, David Kain, Christine Vainderlis, Mark Meadows, Dan Shout, Sarah Gardner rounds out the second hour of our show. Please remember to subscribe to out website at www.alljazzradio.co.za if not yet done. Please direct all family and friends to do so as well.

The third hour of The No Name Brand show with Moi, Eric Alan starts with Mary Ann Anderson the moves on with Jason Paul Curtis, Titilayo Adedokun, Bryon Tosoff, Sam Hankins, Barbara Ween, Mindi Abair, Charlie Apicella + Iron City, Brenda Russell, Lenny Picket with The UMO Jazz Orchestra, Restless Natives, The Chris McDonald Orchestra, Lisa Casalino, Andy Williams with Studio Rio, yes that Andy Williams, surprised, eh, And Nia Simone closes out the hour. Enjoying the music so far, that’s not all there is so much more to come, stay with All Jazz Radio all day, everyday.

The final hour of The No name Brand Shoe starts with Singer Kate Ross, the we’ll hear Jeff Colella, Sharon Marie Cline, Ken Berman, The Klbas Kescker Ensemble, Jimmy Cobb, Diane Shuur, The Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra, The Bill Coon, Jodi Proznick Miles Black Trilogy Rick Braun and then Guitarist Armik bring the curtain down on today’s No Name Brand Show’ I hope you will enjoyed our four hour of great music and will have discovered some new jazz musicians to add to the music collection soon.


Yaacov Harari and Tali his new bride

Yaacov Harari and Tali his new bride

Still to come today on All Jazz Radio, our man in the sadly missile strewn Tel Aviv, Yaacov Harari, who’s Cooking Jazz offers and eclectic mix of jazz from talented Israeli jazz musicians and a bit of other stuff thrown in the pot to keep it interesting.

 

 

 


James Kibby at workAfter that it’s the man Kibby, Acid Robot, you know the one I mean, yep he’s back with his show the Kibby Factor. James will showcase a very interesting array of jazz style and goes way beyond each week and always I’m surprised, pleasantly so by what he puts together.


There you go that’s what’s happening on your first choice of radio listening pleasure today before our repeat programming kick in so one will be able to catch up with what one may have missed, see stay with All Jazz Radio and one will never miss a note of the music. Have a goody and enjoy what the day brings.

Ta

EricEric Alan with Mic

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Really sad news on the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden. Condolences to his family and legion of fans and friends.

Charlie Haden photo by Steven Perilloux

Charlie Haden photo by Steven Perilloux

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2014
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden, recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Charlie Haden created a powerful collection of work during his long and productive career. Lyrical and expressive on the bass, he embraced a variety of musical genres, ranging from jazz to country to world music. His work as an educator led to the creation of the Jazz Studies program at the California Institute of the Arts in 1982 where he focused on the spirituality of improvisation.

For more information on Charlie Haden, including a video tribute and NEA Jazz Moments, short audio features on his life and career, visit arts.gov.

– See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2014/statement-death-nea-jazz-master-charlie-haden#sthash.D4qjT4DT.dpuf

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All Jazz Radio Blog Friday June 11.

Been on the go since really early today, all most gave my goldfish Humpfree a major heart attack ‘cause I was up before my pet cat Cookingfat was home after his nocturnal wandering and long before the birds awoke with their incessant chatter. Now its catching up and the eyes just want to have some rest from stating at the computer screen, and the espresso is no longer helping, jeez give a man a break, ’saamblief.


 

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

Claude Cozens Jubalee Jam

Exciting things this weekend, Drummer Claude Cozens launches his début CD at Straight No Chaser on Saturday night, that should be a goodie and should not be missed on the recording he has Kyle Shepherd on piano and Benjamin Jephta on the Bass, make your booking right away to avoid disappointment.

 

 

 


We start our day as usual with Jazz Rendezvous and will feature a whole slew of new music that has now been added to our music library during the first hour. Oh I see you want me to list what’s to be played, sorry not today, one will have to go check out the playlists on the All Jazz Radio website, neh. Anyhow, being Friday the Latin Side is after Jazz Rendezvous and we play a whole bunch of exciting Latin Jazz for an exciting two hours. 5th Floor Jazz then airs and we will be playing a whole heap of Contemporary, Smooth, Fusion and Funk which see one to the start of your weekend homeward bound journey. A good day to join us on All Jazz Radio All Day Everyday.

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Today’s Blog Thursday July 10, 2014

 

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It’s a gorgeous morning, but chilly start to the day in The Mother City, so my, and many Peeps spirits will be buoyed by what the day ahead holds out no matter what Mother Nature has in store. My team, Netherlands lost to Argentina on the dreaded penalties a really unsatisfying method to decide the winner of the match. No wonder I’m not a real soccer fan at all, generally, but there is far to much of it on TV everyday, oh well to each his/her own. At least we have choices and the right choice any day is All Jazz Radio for more Jazz, Blues, Latin and World Jazz that is never played on any radio station of the World. The Standard Bank Jazz Festival continues until Sunday and we continue our crossings to our intrepid, hardy reporter in the field, the Jazz-E man Etienne Shardlow, who updates and informs us of what’s happening at the Festival.


 

Jazz Rendezvous

The musical day hits the streaming waves with Eric Alan’s Jazz Rendezvous with the usual interesting mix of music and today’s feature Smooth, Fusion and Funk jazz from all corners of the global village. Here’s what is coming up in the first hour of today’s show starting off with expat Capetonian Hylton Mowday, now residing in Australia, then we move onto Vocalist Carl Anderson and that is followed by Rick Braun, Urban Knights, Fourplay featuring Ruben Stoddard, Joyce Cooling, Musa Manzini, Rajdulari, Sipho Gumede, Craig Choquico, Richard Elliot and Paul Taylor closes the first hour of the Jazz Rendezvous.

Eric Alan with Mike

The next hour of todays show starts with Mindi Abair then we move on with the Shakatak bassist, George Anderson and go on with Candy Dulfer, The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Offiong Bassey, Nestor Torres, Vitamin Jazz, Ernie Smith, Mimi Ntenjwa, Judith Sephuma, The Rippington’s feat Russ Freeman, Randy Crawford with one of her classic tunes, then it’s Durban based Natalie Rungan and Mervyn Africa rounds out the second hour.

The final hour of our show kicks off with The Moreira Project then Victor Wooten, Larry Carlton, Rick Bitto, Philip Bailey, Soweto, Heinrich Frans, David Benoit, Bobby Lyle, Themba Dlamini, Fundile Mdingi, Hotep Idris Galeta, Richard Ceasar, Harvey Mason, Absolute Zero and The Summer Horns close out the Jazz Rendezvous exclusive to All Jazz Radio today.


 

Next up is Todd’s Turntable with our Edinburgh based presenter, vocalist

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

AJR PresenterTodd Gordon

Todd Gordon who intros his show with his tune A Little White Ship from his album Love dot com, then goes on the a couple of Aretha Franklin tunes, and Todd continues with double plays for the rest of his wonderful vocal jazz show. See what still to come Della Reese, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Dinah Shore, Johnny Hartman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald and finishes the show with Sylvia Syms.


Today the Jazz-E show is compiled by Eric Alan and showcase South

Etienne Shardlow before

Etienne Shardlow before

African and African jazz like nowhere else on radio today, This is what is coming up during the show today. We start off with Moroccan born, New York based singer Malika Zarra then Ultra Native, Ivan Mazuze, Derrick Schippers, The Blue Heads, Bakithi Kumalo, Bongani Sotshononda, Four Fourty, Sipho Gumede, Rob Blain, Shannon Mowday, Prince Kupi rounds out the first hour.

The second hour of The Jazz-E Show starts with McCoy Mrubata and we follow with Chameleon, Monday’s Jazz Quintet, The Taiwa Jazz Band, Robert Payne, The Jonathan Rubain Band, Spectrum 4 Jazz Ensemble, Jonas Gwangwa finishes of the Jazz-E Show which as per usual showcases Jazz out of Africa.


The Vagabond Blues with Brian Currin is next with a wide mix of the

The Vagabond Bluesman Brian Currin

The Vagabond Bluesman Brian Currin

grandfather genre that started the revolution in popular music today. Here’s what is expected in todays show, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Kaal, The Blues Broers, The Grateful Dead, Joss Stone, Joe Bonamassa feat Jimmy Barnes, Kathy Raven, Jimmy Donley, Jo Martin, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Doors, John Lee Hooker brings the first hour of the show to a close. The second hour starts with The Daddy Mack Blues Band and goes onto Hugh Laurie, The Jeff Healey Band, Eric Bibb, J J Cale, Lonnie Brooks, Keef Hartley, The Black Cat Bones, The Revelations, The Parlor Vinyls, Eddie Martin, Gerald Clark, Eric Clapton, Debbie Davis, Deep Purple, Gov’t Mule, Georgie Fame and finally The Ratrod Cats finishes the Vagabond Blues and the live broadcast segment of todays programming, stay tune for our re- broadcast of what one might have missed so here’s the opportunity to catch up, enjoy the rest of our broadcasts for this day.

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Todays Blog Wednesday 09 July

Sjoe how lucky can we be, another balmy sunny, but chilly winters day in the African Jazz Capitol. Give pause to thought of those less fortunate than our self and do it, pay it forward today and everyday hereafter, make a flask of heart warming piping hot soup and carry it with along with some disposable cups and hand it out to those looking like the need some good cheer one on the days journey. Good idea, yes?

Jazz Rendezvous with Eric Alan s the first show on our live schedule at 10am, Central African Time, and as usual features a wide eclectic mix of music from all corners of the global village. After the Jazz Rendezvous it’s the turn of Pittsburgh based Latin and Cuban Jazz aficionado Tony Vasquez who presents his show, The Lain Perspective with his usual verve and style. Next will be the Midday Music Melange with the suave and sophisticated Ndoxy Radebe who presents a show of great tunes out of Africa and beyond, after that it’s the Sundown Show of contemporary and smooth sounds that will please the listening pallet. So as one can see it’s well worth tuning in and joining the All Jazz Radio Family, all day, everyday, the number one and only 24/7 Jazz Blues, Latin and World Jazz radio station on the African continent today. At All Jazz Radio we play more South Africa, Africa and international jazz they many may never have hear before on any radio station in the universe, a really good place the explore, check it out now.

Today on the Jazz Rendezvous starts with the music of Louie Cruz Beltran, then it’s, Enrico Granfei, Ultra Natives, Hinda Hoffman, Mark Murphy, Frank DiBussolo, Danielo Perea, The Bill McBirnie Trio, Lisa Casalino, Dee Bell, Mike Longo and Donna Singer finishes off the first hour of our show today Donna Singer.

The second hour of our show, showcases Mozambique’s Jimmy Dludlu to start with the we move onto Shakatak, Rick Braun, Lao Tizer, Peter Busboom, Eric van Aro, Cape Town’s Universoul Tribe, Jason Miles, Abdullah Ibrahim, Guitar Maestro Steve Newman, Lee Thomson and Ashish Joshi, Violinist Tshepo Mngoma, Sexy Saxtress Mindi Abair, and Shakatak bassist George Anderson bring the hour to a close.

American Nigerian vocalist Titilayo Adedokun starts off the third hour of Jazz Rendezvous, then we listen to All Jazz Radio Presenter and vocalist from Edinburgh, Scotland Todd Gordon, Barbara Levy Daniels, Jo’burg singer Julia Lamberti, Sisa Spoazi, David Kain, Kate Ross, Lenny Marcus Trio, Bryon Tosoff, Jim Clayton, The Aaron Aranita Big Band, Mervyn Africa, Jimmy Mngwandi, Jonathan Butler Roberto Fonseca, Natalie Cressman and Jacques Mignaulut finishes off todays show. Wait, don’t do away there is still so much more music to come on the first choice of online radio where the music does the, ok make that most of the talking, join us and LIKE our Facebook page and Group, The FOLLOW us on Twitter to at @AllJazzRadioSA too.

The next show on All Jazz Radio’s schedule is The Midweek Jazz Melange hosted by the irrepressible Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe who presents a show of contemporary South Africa and Jazz from Africa with a pinch of music by international jazz musicians. A wonderful Melange of flavours as can only be cooked up by the hostest with the mostest Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe from 2pm Central African Time.

The Midweek Jazz Melange has a wild mix of music from all corners of the global village and kicks off with Zimbabwean Thomas Mapfumo then his countryman Oliver Mtukudzi and that is followed with Judith Sephuma, Lira, Jonathan Butler, Roy Ayers, Jonas Gwangwa, Lenski Alfred, Peter Busboom, Richard Ceasar closes the first hour of todays show, stay there, much more to come. Musa Manzini kicks off the second hour of the Midweek Jazz Melange with Ndoxy Ndodana Hadebe and Concord Nkabinde follows, then it’s The Glenn Robertson Jazz Band, Ernie Smith, Adam Glasser, Gavin Minter, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Mimi Ntenjwa, Ratu Mike Makhakelmela, Natalie Rungan, Lionel Loueke, Jackie Kwenda, Andile Mseleku and Tony Drake ends the show.

The Sundown Show today includes the music of Sibongile Khumalo, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, The Spectrum 4 Ensemble from Nigeria, then Spyro Gyra, Miroko Kikubu, Mimi Ntenjwa, Natalie Rungan, The Yellow Jackets, Hilton Schilder, Don Laka finishes off the hour and the second start off with Gloria Bosman, Airborne (SA), Rush Hour, Norman Brown, Ological Studies, Ray Obiedo, Heels Over Head, Dan Siegel, Brian Bromberg, Mickey Basil, and finally Kule Ayo closes todays show. Remember there is much more to come from All Jazz Radio as we kick in with our re-broadcast programming, stay with us and catch up on the programs you may have missed, enjoy the listening.

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