Category Archives: jazz

Shout out: Smooth Jazz for Scholars

If you are a jazz fan and don’t know about Jay Rowe’s Smooth Jazz for Scholars, you probably should. Here’s the back story, kids. Jay Rowe is the keyboardist for Special EFX, as well as a lot of other people. If … Continue reading

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I guess I have to say this again.

I’ve said it early last year with my post about needing new artists.  I’m afraid I have to do the one thing I loathe: repeat myself. We. Need. New. Artists. At. Jazz. Festivals.  It’s really beginning to look like what … Continue reading

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Jazz Fest West is Coming Back

You may or may not have read about it when it went under in this post. Well, kids, it’s back.  Here’s the thing. I’m actually pretty happy that Omega has decided to give the fest another shot. Why? Because in … Continue reading

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And this, ladies and gents, pisses me off.

Jazz is tied with classical as the least popular genre in the US. The sound you hear is my rising blood pressure, but I truly wish I could say anything but that this is not news to me. Classical music … Continue reading

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Follow-up to Maxwell & the Seven Seas

ETA: Since the original draft of this post, some people did succeed in getting refunds via dispute filing. That is encouraging news. As usual, standard disclaimer for this being only and strictly my opinion. —- There have been several phone calls made … Continue reading

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On Maxwell & the Seven Seas

Whew. Where to begin. You may or may not know that the Maxwell and the Seven Seas cruise, originally conceived by BTW Concerts, LLC. is now canceled. And I’ll be frank: we saw this coming. Those of us who have … Continue reading

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New Orleans “Jazz” Fest proves my point.

By putting Lady Gaga and Elton John as headliners. You know, after Lady Gaga worked with Tony Bennett, I could see it working. The girl can sing any-damn-thing, and if you hear her and Tony do Anything Goes, you’re likely to … Continue reading

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