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Through SXSW Jazz re:freshed Outernational Brought "The Dope Black British Jazz Landscape" to the World
Organizer Adam Moses and showcase veteran Daniel Casimir discuss the roots of SXSW's groundbreaking jazz showcase
" an organization of which I’d never heard. The Jazz re:freshed Outernational night filled the tiny stage at the..."

March 18, 2022 Music Feature by Michael Toland

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

Bryan Carter Embraces the Freedom of Jazz at Pride
Juilliard musician’s queer music night honors jazz’s legacy
" Pride events at any prominent New York City jazz venues, Juilliard-trained musician Bryan Carter took matters into his..."

Aug. 9, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Collin Shook Strikes a Chord With Jazz Pop-Up Series
Monks Jazz Club improvs a hit for the pop-up pianist/promoter
"...Opened June 2020, the Shop hosts Monks Jazz Club, which regularly features Austin's best hard boppers. Pianist..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

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

Jazz Re:Freshed Outernational Opens Expansive Genre Umbrella at SXSW
Steam Down, Yazmin Lacey, and more spanned Afrobeat to retro R&B
"...Marcus Joseph was the perfect opener for the annual Jazz Re:Freshed Outernational showcase, and not just because he has..."

March 16, 2023 SXSW Post by Michael Toland

SXSW Review: Jazz re:freshed Outernational Showcase Builds a Tradition of Innovation
Excitingly diverse UK scene returns to SXSW
"...notoriety of the Fader Fort or Japan Nite, the Jazz Re:freshed Outernational showcase earns its place on the list..."

March 18, 2022 SXSW Post 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

ACL Interview: On the Shoulders of Giants, the Huston-Tillotson University Jazz Collective Makes ACL Debut
All-student ensemble shares alma mater of jazz legacies
"...part of the university president’s entourage, the Huston-Tillotson University Jazz Collective has established itself as an essential fixture of..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Music Feature by Kriss Conklin

SXSW Music Review: Jazz re:freshed Outernational Blows Down Abbey Road
Downstairs at the old Emo’s on Sixth and Red River in spirit
" Southwest, Tuesday night’s collaboration between London Record label Jazz re:freshed, whose co-founder Adam Moses hosted, and production entity..."

March 16, 2021 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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

Checking In: Come Sunday With Jazz Siren Pamela Hart
“My soundtracks are What’s Going On and Imagine
"...then some of us haven’t forgotten one particular local jazz singer channeling Lady Day. “Pamela Hart evok[es] Billie Holiday..."

April 28, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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

Q&A: Legendary Jazz Drummer Andrew Cyrille Speaks On Pleasing a Crowd, His Dream Collaboration, and Playing with Billy Harper
Modern Jazz Masters Play Scottish Rite Theater on Saturday
"...Street, pianist David Virelles, and guitarist Bill Frisell, legendary jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille (Cecil Taylor, Trio3, David Murray) intended..."

May 4, 2022 Music Post by Michael Toland

Checking In: Young Jazz Lions Atlas Maior Double Down
Bandleader Joshua Thomson forges a pandemic soundtrack
"...true when it comes to Atlas Maior,” wrote Chronicle jazz writer Michael Toland last year. “The Austin quartet seemingly..."

Dec. 8, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

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 on a Summer's Day
The groundbreaking concert movie gains new meaning in this stunning restoration
"...Woodstock, please leave, put down the patchouli and watch Jazz on a Summer's Day, the remarkable record of a..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

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

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