Author Archives: Giovanni Russonello

The New Vanguard: Nicole Mitchell, an Innovative Flutist With an Afrofuturist Vision

Source: New York Times » Music

One of Chicago’s most influential jazz musicians, Ms. Mitchell released two standout albums last year, and is the artist-in-residence at Winter Jazzfest.

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The Month in Live Jazz: 5 Standout Shows

Source: New York Times » Music

From the Borderlands Trio to Thomas Morgan to a long night at StoneFest featuring John Zorn, a look back at some of the great performances in December.

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The Best Live Jazz Performances of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

From Winter Jazzfest to the Newport Jazz Festival, our critic’s list of outstanding concert experiences.

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For Women in Jazz, a Year of Reckoning and Recognition

Source: New York Times » Music

As awareness of inequalities in the field grows, a quorum of women who fully expect to be heard has been speaking louder.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater Throws Herself a Memphis Soul Party

Source: New York Times » Music

The singer’s latest album is a tribute to the sounds of the city where she was born and a chance to “give exposure to the things that I believe in.”

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Critic’s Notebook: A Revolution in Jazz? An Avant-Garde Festival Makes History, but Not Community

Source: New York Times » Music

The October Revolution in Jazz & Contemporary Music sparked inspiration onstage but fell short of accomplishing the goals of its 1964 predecessor.

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At 30, What Does Jazz at Lincoln Center Mean?

Source: New York Times » Music

With Wynton Marsalis at the helm, the organization stays the traditionalist course. But it has expanded its educational and digital footprint.

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