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Various Artists's news entries:

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    Gregory Porter is set to take the stage at this year’s Monterey Jazz Festival.

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    Dianne Reeves and Orrin Evans onstage at D.C. Jazz Fest.

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    Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso will close out the Sept. 24 program with a late-night performance in Rockefeller Chapel.

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    Shabaka Hutchings performs a July 3 set with Sons of Kemet and Nubya Garcia at England’s Love Supreme festival.

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    ​Orrin Evans is scheduled to perform with his trio at the Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival in mid-September.

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    Vocalist ​Stacey Kent performs at the Ystad Jazz Festival.

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    Drummer Gard Nilssen, this year’s artist-in-residence, performs at Jazzfestival Saalfelden with his trio Acoustic Unity.

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    ​Vocalist Sheila Jordan is scheduled to perform during the JJA Awards Online Bash on Sept. 11.

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    ​Ulysses Owens Jr. will lead his big band in a performance with special guest Marquis Hill at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Sept. 3.

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    Giant Step Arts founders Jimmy and Dena Katz

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    The all-star collective Dinner Party celebrates backstage at Blue Note Jazz Fest Napa. From left: Terrace Martin, Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli, Dave Chappell, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Chris Dave and Derrick Hodge.

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    An all-star jam during the Blue Note at Sea Cruise.

    Return of the Jazz Cruises

    The pandemic not only shut down clubs, concert halls and festivals, but tours ground to a halt and the urge to travel…

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    The trio ​Acoustic Unity is among the groups slated to perform at Jazz Festival Saalfelden in Austria.

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    ​The Aug. 1, 1942, issue of DownBeat announces the recording ban.

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    Performing at the newly reopened Smoke Jazz Club in New York, from left: Julius Rodriguez, Gerald Cannon, Eddie Henderson, Melissa Aldana and Joe Farnsworth

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    Jon Batiste, the critics’ choice for Jazz Artist and Beyond Artist of the Year as well as Beyond Album of the Year.

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    Black Lives—From Generation To Generation makes a multi-generational plea for equity and equality with artists like Alicia Hall Moran, left, and E.J. Strickland.

    A Generational Plea for Equality

    In September 2020, in the wake of protests that rocked cities across the United States, DownBeat published a cover…

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    The guitar quartet Dither commanded attention with their tight-yet-flexible teamwork at this year’s FIMAV.

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    ​New York saxophonist Nicole Glover (right) and Montreal pianist Taurey Butler on stage during the inaugural Saint-Henri Jazz Week.

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    Dee Dee Bridgewater (right) with the five finalists for the American Pianists Association’s next Cole Porter Fellowship.

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    The Irving S. Gilmore Piano Festival commissioned a piece by Tyshawn Sorey that premiered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this spring.

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    ​Saxophonist Kamasi Washington is slated to play this year’s Montreal Jazz Festival.

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    Vocalist Sheila Jordan was honored for Lifetime Achievement in the Jazz Journalists Association’s 27th annual JJA Jazz Awards.

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    Bounce pioneers Mannie Fresh and Big Freedia and other guests join Galactic on “Act Like You Know.”

    Take Me to the River: New Orleans

    Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans knows why it is also known as The City That Care Forgot. Between the music and…

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    Wynton Marsalis will receive the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award on June 3.

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    Jamie Cullum’s new holiday album, The Pianoman At Christmas, features 10 original compositions.

    Yuletide Music Roundup For 2020

    As the year 2020 draws to a close, music fans have a bevy of new releases from which to choose to help them celebrate…


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