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Jazz's Generational Divide
The IAJE vision of jazz's future.
"...squawk was hardly what these proper aficionados would consider jazz, but then they did succeed in all but drowning..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

SXSW Music Jazz Sampler
Psychedelic, post-bop, Latin-inflected, and more: 11 jazz artists
"...Moses Boyd wowed improvisational music fans during SXSW's UK jazz showcase last year behind a spectacular set fronting his..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones' Theatrical Jazz
The accomplished stage artist, scholar, and UT professor pens the first study of artists translating jazz aesthetics into theatre
"...Are Falling. This is to the well-made play what jazz is to a classical symphony...."

Sept. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer
This celebratory documentary skips briskly over the 60-plus-year career of one of jazz's pre-eminent and most original singers.
"...a 60-plus-year career, Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer begins in 1941 when O'Day was discovered by..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Theresa Everline

SXSW Music: Must-See Jazz
Jazz imperatives
"...years of training in classical Indian music to the jazz field. His blend of electronics and Siddi traditions comes..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Playback: Can Austin Be a Jazz City?
Two venues usher in a new era in Austin jazz. Plus music scholar Bill Bentley brings the Smithsonian Institution to bear at BookPeople.
"...Austin ain't a jazz town – not in the way the city holds..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Young Mothers’ Jazz Oppression
Free all-stars break down onerous systems
"...Young Mothers create a musical melting pot of free jazz, punk rock, hip-hop, grindcore, and any other elements stuck..."

June 11, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Now & Forever
New Orleans institution riles up the Paramount Friday
"...of all New Orleans’ brass tacks, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, celebrated its half-century anniversary in 2011. My first..."

Feb. 20, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Blue Like Jazz
Based on the bestseller by Donald Miller, this is the story of a Texas-raised Southern Baptist who finds maturity on the liberal campus of Reed College in Portland, Ore.
"...than the current crop of come-home-to-Jesus films, Blue Like Jazz is nevertheless not nearly as tolerant and permissive as..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jazz Great John Scofield Endures
Guitarist and Miles Davis alum puts on a clinic Friday at Mohawk
" encompasses nearly every guitar style without blurring the jazz core of his oeuvre. Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Medeski..."

Oct. 3, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

SXSW Music Review: Jazz Re:Freshed Outernational
A new generation of jazz stars is born
"...Last year, the SXSW Jazz Re:Freshed showcase for UK jazz acts filled Emo’s former..."

March 15, 2018 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

Wilson Marks’ Jazz Hands
Weathering the road to local minstrelsy
"...Jitterbug Vipers. He crafts a sound reminiscent of Forties jazz. Marks releases his new LP What Was Made for..."

April 23, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

SXSW Music Live: British Jazz
U.S. Immigration can’t keep great jazzmen/women down
"...a cloud over this Wednesday night showcase for UK jazz acts by revoking the ESTAs for multiracial acts United..."

March 16, 2017 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

SXSW Music Review: Jazz Re:Freshed Showcase
Ezra Collective grounds another all-star UK jazz convergence
"...Another thrilling Jazz Re:Freshed showcase of young Londoners followed in the footsteps..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

Some of That Jazz
Compared to What?
"...absurd: Miles Davis had great fusion bands. On What Jazz Is: An Insider's Guide to Understanding and Listening to..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Books Feature by Harvey Pekar

Jazz Sides
"...Skafrocubanjazz (Aztlan)..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Music Feature

Jazz Sides
"...this is one of the trippier examples of acid jazz reflux to come down the pike in some time...."

June 12, 1998 Music Review

The 10th Annual Austin Jazz & Arts Festival
"...Johnny Adams Year 10 for the Austin Jazz & Arts Festival, which runs this Sunday, June 7,..."

June 5, 1998 Music Feature

Clarksville-West End Jazz & Arts Festival Schedule
"...Antonio's Sebastian Campesi might not be well-known to local jazz scensters, but those who caught the 76-year-old violin virtuoso..."

June 6, 1997 Music Feature

13 Jazz Acts to Help You Keep Cool at SXSW
"...Thu. 14, Edwin’s, 9pm Nérija boasts a pair of Jazz Re:freshed stars: trombonist Rosie Turton and rising sax star..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Trumpet Colossus Kenny Dorham Towers Alongside the Jazz Gods
The Austin musician stands alone in showing up Miles Davis in his autobiography
" of the mightiest forces in music, let alone jazz, recounts a 1956 winter date at Cafe Bohemia, a..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

More Jazz
"...bugged by the recent direction of the afternoon program Jazz, Etc.? I admire Jay Trachtenberg and all the years..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Postmarks

Jazz: By the Episode
"...The origins of jazz. References slavery, minstrel shows, ragtime, and the New Orleans..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Music Feature by Harvey Pekar

Austin Arts & Jazz Festival
"Off" year doesn't stop the impressive names from coming.
"...For an "off" year, the Austin Arts & Jazz Festival has some impressive names for its 13th year...."

Sept. 14, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Straddling Jazz
The Golden Arm Trio
"...their sound has itsfoundations in the left-leaning outskirts of jazz, an apt description of the Golden Arm Trio's music..."

June 12, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

10th Annual Austin Jazz & Arts Festival
"...photograph by John Carrico When the 10th Annual Austin Jazz & Arts Festival convenes this weekend in Waterloo Park..."

June 12, 1998 Music Feature

Jazz and More
" personally. Indeed, I'm guilty of playing such 99.75% jazz-free artists as Joan Baez, John Hiatt, Radiohead, Nick Cave,..."

Nov. 3, 2003 Postmarks

Los Jazz Vatos Reviewed
"...Los Jazz Vatos(Vague Ideas) There doesn't seem to be much that..."

May 23, 2003 Music Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Free Jazz, Thin Margin
"...local record store presented a concert by the avant-garde jazz duo Sunny Murray and Sonny Simmons. On one level,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Music Feature by Jeff Salamon

Jazz Sides
" the throes of an unprecedented outpouring of local jazz releases. Here, then, is a sampling of the most..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

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