Jazz Pianist Finds Inspiration in the Music of Africa By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger Mr. Weston was a pleasure to talk to during our brief phone interview. Here are some nice quotes I jotted down that didn’t make … Continue reading
Jazz Notes: Artie Shaw Orchestra, Diane Moser, Lionel Loueke and More By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger The title (almost) says it all: the Artie Shaw “ghost band” plays in NJ, Diane Moser at Caldwell College, Lionel Loueke with … Continue reading
Helio Alves Will Make a Trip To Market, To Play Jazz, Tonight By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger Also included this week: Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band, the Princeton Jazz Festival and Chris Potter at the Vanguard.
It has been an eventful week leading up to Wayne Shorter’s much-anticipated concert at Town Hall tomorrow night, his first NYC appearance since 2008. I wrote a preview that ran in the Star-Ledger on Friday, so there’s that, but the … Continue reading