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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
of JazzCorner.com 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.

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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