Jazz Rendezvous – A Blog Supreme by Eric Alan – FRIDAY 26th September 2014


The annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz has got off to a really good start and what a line up, I really wish I could be there. Next year perhaps.

Buttermilk Pancake American style

Buttermilk Pancake American style

It’s National Pancake Day the origins of which are based in the tradition of using up all the left over dairy products to make into pancakes, since dairy consumption was forbidden during Lent. The United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia celebrate National Pancake Day every year. Towns in Britain have pancake races in which participants must make a dash from one point to another with a skillet containing a pancake that they must flip a certain number of times before crossing the finish line. Some races like the one at Olney in Buckinghamshire, date as far back as 1445!

Find the recipe for Buttermilk Pancake on The Klutz in the Kitchen’s page on the All Jazz Radio Website Have fun in the kitchen this weekend


Diana Krall Cancels Fall Tour Due to Illness

Diana Krall

Diana Krall

Jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall is cancelling her U.S. fall tour to give herself time to recuperate from a severe case of pneumonia.

Krall, in a statement released Thursday by her publicist, says she’s “deeply saddened” about the postponement, but is “under doctor’s orders to rest for the next few months in order to regain my strength and good health.” The tour was scheduled to kick off Nov. 7 in Phoenix, and new tour dates will be announced later.

Krall also is putting off the release of her new album, “Wallflower,” from Oct. 21 to Feb. 3. On the CD, Krall breaks new ground for herself by interpreting a collection of pop songs from the 1960s to the present day by the Mamas and the Papas, the Eagles, Bob Dylan and Elton John as well as a new song by Paul McCartney.


Weekend Program Schedule

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10:00 to 13:00 Jazz Rendezvous With Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA
13:00 to 14:00 EuroJazz Frontier With Peter Slavid, London, UK
14:00 to 16:00 The Latin Side With Rudy Nadlir-Nir, Cape Town, SA (Latin)
16:00 to 18:00 5th Floor Jazz Compiled by Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA
10:00 to 14:00 The No Name Brand Show With Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA
14:00 to 16:00 Cooking Jazz With Yaacov Harari, Tel Aviv, Israel
16:00 to 18:00 The Kibby Factor With James Kibby, Cape Town, SA
10:00 to 14:00 The Eclectic Mix Compiled by Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA
14:00 to 16:00 Now and Then With Ray Porter, London UK
16:00 to 18:00 The Eclectic Mix Compiled by Eric Alan, Cape Town, SA

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Jazz At Saint Peter’s Announces Gene Bertoncini Honouree At All Nite Soul 2014

Gene Bertoncini

Gene Bertoncini

The 44th All Nite Soul at Saint Peter’s Church is held in honour of guitarist Gene Bertoncini. On Sunday, October 12 at 5 PM, Jazz Vespers begins with trumpeter Terell Stafford featuring Pat Bianchi (organ) and Chris Beck (drums). All Nite Soul goes into full swing at 7 PM with over 80 musicians performing!

Musicians performing include: Howard Alden, Fabian Almazan, Gene Bertoncini, TK Blue, Rogerio Boccato, Freddy Bryant, Amy Cervini, Alexis Cole, Chris Dingman, Vince Ector, Hilary Gardner, Carlton Holmes, Clay Jenkins, Ingrid Jensen, Jesse Lewis, Russell Malone, Michael Manieri, Sarah McLawler, Paul Meyers, Michael Moore, Nadje Noordhuis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Janet Planet, Rufus Reid, Chanda Rule, Jared Schonig, Derek Smith, Terell Stafford, Loren Stillman, Ike Sturm, Melissa Stylianou, Warren Vaché, Tom Washatka, Jack Wilkins, Paul Winter and many more.

Gene Bertoncini at Jazz StandardBio: Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.” An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Wayne Shorter, Paul Desmond, Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, and Hubert Laws among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone and Edye Gorme.

A prolific studio musician, Mr. Bertoncini performed with The Tonight Show band for two years when Johnny Carson hosted, and he has worked with composers and arrangers such as Lalo Schifrin and Michael Le Grand and performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, Mr. Bertoncini teaches at the Eastman School of Music and William Patterson University. A New York City native, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in architecture.

“Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist who moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz guitar.” – The New Yorker

The Legend Wall, an “exhibit wall” in Saint Peter’s Living Room, will tell the story of Gene Bertoncini’s career from its start to his current activities — with memorabilia, including photographs organized by photo archivist Tad Hershorn of Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies. The exhibit will also feature memorabilia from the Thad Jones archives at William Paterson University provided by archivist David Demsey.

“All Nite Soul” was originally created in 1970 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the creation of Jazz Vespers in 1965. The event has continued every year since then with hundreds of musicians performing and coming together in a “jazz love fest.” The Hungry Souls’ Café, an important feature of the event, serves homemade Soul Food. All Nite Soul is held in October starting on the Sunday evening of Columbus Day weekend and continues into Monday morning — hence the name All Nite Soul. Each year a major jazz icon is celebrated. Those celebrated in recent years include Sheila Jordan, Barry Harris, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Dr. Billy Taylor, Benny Powell, Jane Jarvis, Joe Wilder, Frank Wess and Randy Weston.

Saint Peter’s Church is a home for diverse individuals and communities which celebrates the dignity and vitality of jazz, provides vibrant liturgy and pastoral care, and through intersecting partnerships, offers jazz programs, education and services. An outreach program of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City, The Jazz Ministry was founded in 1965 by the late Reverend John Garcia Gensel who created Jazz Vespers, a worship service featuring a wide range of jazz musicians that is held each Sunday at 5:00 PM. Our pastors include Amandus Derr, Jared Stahler and Jazz Pastor Emeritus Dale Lind. Bassist/composer Ike Sturm serves as Director of Music for the Jazz Ministry. The Jazz Ministry thrives today with many events and programs such as Jazz Vespers, All Nite Soul, Jazz on the Plaza, musician seminars, Midday Jazz, memorials, tributes, concerts, and more.

“All Nite Soul 2014 – Honouring Gene Bertoncini” takes place on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street), NYC, and (212) 935-2200. Take the E train to Lexington Avenue or the 6 train to 51st Street.


Roseanna Vitro Debuts “Clarity Music Of Clare Fischer”

premiering lyric versions of the composer’s outstanding melodies on a new CD from Random Act Records. This exciting new title is a follow-up to her Grammy-nominated recording, “The Music of Randy Newman.” “Clarity” once again finds Ms. Vitro focusing her talents on a pioneering composer of renown.

Roseanna Vitro

Roseanna Vitro

September 26th – Joe’s Pub – 7 pm. One set – CD release Celebration featuring:

Roseanna Vitro, Mark Soskin, Sara Caswell, Dean Johnson, E.J.Strickland, Daniel Sadownick

425 Lafayette St., NYC. 212 539 8778 $25.

On Clarity, Music of Clare Fischer, Roseanna Vitro pays tribute to a real musicians’ musician, focusing on the man’s life-long passion for bossa nova, Afro-Caribbean music and swing. Her stellar group tackles music by the man who was regarded as a master of harmony by such heavyweights as Gil Evans and Herbie Hancock. You hear Roseanna’s sheer commitment and unique spin on Fischer’s music, courtesy of pianist Mark Soskin’s ambitious arrangements. Sara Caswell’s violin weaves a magic spell around Vitro’s soulful voice on a new book of lyrics to the master’s melodies.

Roseanna Vitro Clarity Music Of Clare FischerThis is the first contemporary vocal book of Clare Fischer’s melodies. The new lyrics were penned by wordsmiths; Roger Schore, Cheryl Pyle and Paul Wickliffe, birthing six new gorgeous songs for the vocal jazz repertoire, plus Clare’s famous composition, “Pensativa, ” “Morning, ” “I Remember Spring, ” and the Ary Barrosso classic, “Inquietacao” now “The Web of Love.”

“Roseanna’s voice is better than ever, more personal, more HER like no one else can be. She’s mostly singing songs we haven’t heard before, but all of Fischer’s breezy songs immediately sound so tunefully familiar. All the playing is lovely, and Sara Caswell’s little counterpoints are the secret weapon. CLARITY is all very enjoyable, enough that one wants to listen to it all again. ”

Michael Bourne – – DJ. WBGO Singers Unlimited, Journalist Downbeat


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