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


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