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Since 2001 eJazzNews has been produced by a volunteer staff of jazz writers, technologists and enthusiasts.   With that support we have remained a most valuable resource to jazz fans around the world. Volunteer Writing Positions Available – CD Reviewers – Concert/Festival reviewers – Interviewers – Jazz Musician Profiles – Columnists. …

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Ravi Coltrane

Praised for his music’s “elusive beauty” (DownBeat), and for his “style informed by tradition but not encumbered by it” (Philadelphia City Paper), saxophonist Ravi Coltrane takes a bold step in his creative journey with Spirit Fiction, his Blue Note Records debut. Spirit Fiction features two different band lineups, each with …

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Matt Garrison

With confidence, lyricism, and a tonality that is suffused in warmth, saxophonist Matt Garrison fervently pursues the art-form of jazz as reflected in his own words, “I like to think that I am a translator of sorts. A jazz musician, in my opinion, is supposed to interpret the world around …

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Tim Mayer

One of the best tenor saxophonists to come along in years. Tim Mayer’s approach to the horn is sophisticated, passionate, and lyrical.  His big sound is warm and powerful.  Listen for yourself. Tim Mayer is definitely here to stay! “A powerful new voice has arrived on the jazz scene, and …

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Artie Roth

Toronto-born jazz bassist Artie Roth has been an active composer, bandleader, performer and educator in the national and international jazz communities, since his graduation from York University in 1992 with the Oscar Peterson Scholarship. After two Canada Council sponsored study tenures in New York City (1993 and 1997), Artie returned …

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David Sanborn

David Sanborn has released 25 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Having inspired countless other musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more and more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album …

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John Lee

John Lee,  Bassist, composer, educator and producer, John Lee is Co Founder of Jazz Legacy Productions,  is the executive director of the Dizzy Gillespie™ All-Stars and All-Stars Big Band with whom he performs regularly. www.jazzlegacyproductions.com  |  www.dizzygillespie.org The son of an A.M.E. minister, John’s earliest musical impressions were formed in …

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Christian Sands

Christian Sands is an emerging jazz force. A recent Steinway Artist, he possesses pianistic technique in abundance, but it perfectly matches his conception.  His use of understatement accomplishes a much deeper musical goal.  He takes a fresh look at the entire language of jazz: stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian …

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Roy Assaf

Breaking into the music scene only a few years ago, pianist Roy Assaf has already earned acclaim from jazz masters Kenny Barron and Jason Moran. With appearances on 20 albums as a sideman and co-leader, Roy’s first album as a leader—titled “Respect” and being released on Jazz Legacy Productions—includes such …

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YOTAM

At the ripe age of 30 years old, Yotam is being quickly recognized as the leading new voice of jazz guitar.   On BRASIL Yotam interprets some of that country’s greatest composers, including Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque, and Tom Jobim.  Beautiful, and very sexy.The legendary James Moody was so impressed with …

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