Makaya McCraven

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Makaya McCraven's news entries:

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    Makaya McCraven performs at the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland, on Nov. 17.

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    Keyboardist Aaron Parks performs with his Little Big ensemble Oct. 9 at Mr. Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles as a part of the Angel City Jazz Festival.

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    “Iron sharpens iron,” Marquis Hill says while discussing work with his collaborators on Love Tape, his latest dispatch.

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    Chick Corea’s Trilogy, which also includes bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade, are set to play the 2019/20 Symphony Center Presents Jazz series in Chicago on Nov. 1.

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    Joel Ross and Good Vibes celebrate the vinyl release of Kingmaker on Friday, Aug. 2 at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Ross—who also played with Makaya McCraven and with the collective In Common—performed three sets in two days during the festival.

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    Marilyn Mazur performs at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which ran July 5–14 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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    Brandee Younger’s Soul Awakening is a meticulously curated collection of music she recorded between 2012 and 2013.

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    Since the 1980s, London-based DJ and record label founder Gilles Peterson has been a force in music. The first installment of his We Our Here festival is set to run Aug. 15–18 in Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire, U.K.

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    Marquis Hill benefited from time spent at the Velvet Lounge, a jazz room on the South Side of Chicago run by saxophonist Fred Anderson (1929–2010).

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    Seeing guitarist Jeff Parker perform sparked new ideas for drummer Makaya McCraven.

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    Josh Johnson (left), Alex Boneham, Jay Bellerose and Jeff Parker perform at ETA in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborhood.

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    Mary Halvorson performs at JazzFest Berlin, which ran Nov. 1-4 in Berlin, Germany.

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    Trumpeter Jaimie Branch is scheduled to play International Anthem in Paris, a label showcase set for early November.

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    Starting Today, keyboardist Joe Armon-Jones’ debut on Brownswood Recordings, is out May 4.

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    Drummer Makaya McCraven has a new leader album, Highly Rare.

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    Junius Paul (left) and Makaya McCraven at the So What’s Next Fest? in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Nov. 5.

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    Makaya McCraven performs as part of the International Anthem Summer Showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York on June 12.