Stephanie Jones


Stephanie Jones's news entries:

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    Sharel Cassity—whose Fearless is being released through her Relsha Music imprint—believes positivity is a vital component of recovery.

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    Shabaka and The Ancestors, winner of the category Rising Star–Jazz Group, includes Ariel Zamonsky (left), Siyabonga Mthembu, Shabaka Hutchings, Tumi Mogorosi, Gontse Makhene and Mthunzi Mvubu.

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    Mama, You Can Bet! (SomeOthaShip Connect) is Georgia Anne Muldrow’s third album release under her spiritual name, Jyoti.

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    Drummer Antonio Sánchez and vocalist Thana Alexa have reached a point of mutual influence.

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    Gary Bartz collaborated with the UK-based ensemble Maisha for Gary Bartz & Maisha—Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions.

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    Romain Collin took this photo from a cabin in Iceland, where the pianist stayed for weeks during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Pianist Gabriel Chakarji has been posting performances online to maintain momentum for his debut, New Beginning.

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    Saxophonist Noah Preminger said that the “U.S. government did nothing to help” him return home from Morocco.

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    Bassist Massimo Biolcati (left), drummer Ferenc Nemeth and guitarist Lionel Loueke pool influences from different parts of the world as members of the trio Gilfema.

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    Rachael Price (right) of the band Lake Street Dive teamed up with Vilray for a new duo album.

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    Wynton Marsalis performs Monday in New York at Dizzy’s during a tribute to the late drummer Lawrence Leathers.

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    Lakecia Benjamin performs during Winter Jazzfest, which ran Jan. 8-18 in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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    Clark Terry (1920–2015)

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    Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah values cultural pluralism in American storytelling.

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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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    Drummer Roy Haynes (left) is presented with the Jazz Foundation of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award at CDFB Chelsea Studios in Manhattan during the nonprofit’s annual Loft Party on Oct. 19.

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    Jaimie Branch’s approach to visual scores developed further while writing music for her latest album, Fly Or Die II.

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    Harry Connick Jr. explores the work of Cole Porter, who he calls “the consummate musician and the consummate wordsmith,” on True Love: A Celebration Of Cole Porter is due out Oct. 25.

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    Charenée Wade lends her vocals to three tracks on Pannonica, a tribute to Pannonica de Koenigswarter recorded live at the Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic series.

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    Saxophonist David Bixler recruits pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Ike Sturm and percussionist Rogério Boccato for his latest album, In The Face Of Chaos.

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    Victor Gould experiments with new voices and longstanding collaborators on Thoughts Become Things.

    Pianist Victor Gould Out in Front

    “Start as a sideman and prove yourself.”

    Those words churned in Victor Gould’s mind as he left Los Angeles…

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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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    Lauren Sevian leads her own ensemble, performs with the group Lioness and is the band director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra.

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    Trombonist and singer Natalie Cressman, a San Francisco native, currently is based in New York.

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    Saxophonist and bandleader Angelika Niescier has issued three consecutive discs on Intakt. The latest is New York Trio.

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    Pianist Romain Collin learned to play synth bass before recording Tiny Lights.

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    Maja S. K. Ratkje uses Knut Hamsun’s novel Sult as a starting point for her latest recording.

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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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    Kassa Overall’s leader debut is titled Go Get Ice Cream And Listen To Jazz.

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    Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tony Bennett performs at “A Great Night in Harlem,” the 17th annual Jazz Foundation of America gala concert, held April 4 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

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    Michael Wolff’s new release, Swirl, is his first leader date in nearly a decade.

    Michael Wolff’s Miraculous Turn

    Michael Wolff’s father once shared with him a psychiatrist’s perspective on music and life: “Everyone who listens…

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    Joris Teepe pays tribute to his mentor with In The Spirit Of Rashied Ali (Jazz Tribes).

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    Twin Talk members Andrew Green (left), Dustin Laurenzi and Katie Ernst spent five days at April Base Studios recording their 2019 release, Weaver.

    The Insular Language of Twin Talk

    Certain band names simply are descriptive. Others, aspirational. But bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst identifies Twin…

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    Photographer Jack Bradley captured intimate moments of Louis Armstrong’s life between 1959 and 1971, the year of his death. Here, Armstrong (left) laughs with Miles Davis.

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    David Hajdu and Renee Rosnes have released Ice On The Hudson, their first co-written album-length recording.

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    Ron Stein, Coltrane Home board president, and Michelle Coltrane hug Oct. 10 during an announcement about the Dix Hills home of Alice and John Coltrane.

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    Clarinet player and composer Andy Biskin released his first recording with 16 Tons in June.