Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jazz is Not a Genre

UPDATE: I’m bumping this up in case you missed it over the weekend … with a few minor edits: Now that I’ve calmed down a bit after my somewhat-jumbled thoughts about Winter JazzFest, I want to spend a few hundred … Continue reading

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Has a Dream for Jazz

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New Jersey Jazz This Week: Jan. 12-18

A Pair of Pizzarellis at Shanghai Jazz By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger This week’s preview features shows by Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Hot Club of Detroit and Joe Lovano.

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Winter JazzFest and the White Jazz Narrative: REBOOT

UPDATE: I am re-posting this after taking some time over the weekend to think it through, and added some further thoughts at the end. A more coherent follow-up is also available here. Some of the responses have been very insightful, … Continue reading

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New Jersey Jazz This Week: Jan. 5-11

Jazz Notes for the Week of Jan. 5 By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger Alongside my brief preview of Winter JazzFest, this week’s column features three Jersey shows: Alex Wintz at Shanghai, Cecil Brooks III at his West Orange … Continue reading

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