James Francies

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    Galactic will headline the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival.

    Jazz Festival Updates!

    The jazz festival season for 2021 has certainly been a moving target, mostly for the good. With a host of late-breaking…

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    While recording There Is A Tide, Chris Potter was able to focus on thinking like a producer.

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    Veronica Swift has both a historical connection to the music and a desire to expand its artistic purview.

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    James Francies is among the 25 artists DownBeat thinks will help shape jazz in the decades to come.

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    Pianist Joey Alexander is set to stream a performance on Friday.

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    Danilo Pérez helms a big band on Aug. 30 during the Detroit Jazz Festival.

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    James Francies arranged a version of Rufus’ “Ain’t Nobody” for his debut album, which was met with approval from the song’s original singer, Chaka Khan.

    A New Golden Age Of Pianists

    Jazz pianism today stands at an apex.

    There have been other moments in the music’s history when innovation rushed…

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    Eric Harland (left), Chris Potter and James Francies have recorded a new album, Circuits.

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    Pianist James Francies has released his Blue Note debut, Flight.