Live Reviews


Bill Frisell Trio at Peace Center

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Bill Frisell Trio Peace Center Greenville, SC November 22, 2015 The promotional description for this Bill Frisell Trio show promised “music from Frisell's entire, and quite versatile, repertoire." A bold claim, given the guitarist's huge, varied discography, which ranges from experimental jazz with John Zorn to reinterpretations of pop songs. But although the program wasn't quite that far-ranging, it definitely had that spirit, showcasing several sides of Frisell's playing, as well as a wide ...


November Music 2015

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November Music s'Hertogenbosch November 5-8, 2015 November Music is a yearly festival held in the medieval town of s'-Hertogenbosch in the southeast part of The Netherlands. s'-Hertogenbosch (also called Den Bosch) is the hometown of well-known Dutch painter Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516). The festival is a festival of contemporary music, new music in the broadest sense: in addition to the core of contemporary composers' music, there is room for neighboring branches, such as experimental pop, ...


Larry Fuller Trio at Jazz at Kitano

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Larry Fuller Trio Jazz at Kitano New York, NY November 22, 2015 While jazz is a music founded and fed on innovation, it's also an art form steeped in tradition, forwarded through the passing of the torch to the next generation(s) in order to keep the life force of the music in good and capable hands. That fact was never as obvious as it was during Larry Fuller's appearance at Jazz at Kitano on ...


Keith Jarrett At The National Concert Hall, Dublin

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Keith Jarrett National Concert Hall Dublin, Ireland November 17, 2015 Following a solo performance in Dublin's National Concert Hall in 1982, Keith Jarrett's Irish fans would have to wait thirty one years for his return--another solo gig, in early 2013. Therefore, the news that Dublin was on Jarrett's short European tour 2015 was met with surprise and delight in equal measure in the Irish capital. Inevitably enough, tickets sold out in the blink of an ...


Eliane Elias at Dazzle

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Eliane Elias Dazzle Denver, CO November 19, 2015 Eliane Elias' current album Made in Brazil (Concord Jazz, 2015) is a lush affair. An orchestra provides a luxurious atmosphere on over half the songs. Guest vocalists add further layers and Take 6 contributes its brand of vocal jazz. Guitarists, drummers, percussionists, bass players all chime in throughout; a cast of thousands! Well, maybe not quite that many. In contrast, Elias' performance Thursday evening a ...


2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience: Fun in The Wind, Mud & Rain

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2015 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience City Park New Orleans, LA October 30-November 1, 2015 Each year the city of jny: New Orleans melds its mythology, mysticism, religious practices and musical history with the traditions of Halloween when it hosts The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The three-day festival, formerly known as The Voodoo Music Experience, given the moniker of the Ritual by some folks, and most-often referred to as Voodoo or ...


Wynton Marsalis Honored at Marian Anderson 2015 Awards Concert

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Wynton Marsalis Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Marian Anderson Award Concert Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2015 On this celebratory occasion, Wynton Marsalis became the second bona fide jazz musician (the other being Quincy Jones) to win the prestigious Marian Anderson Award given to “a show business individual who has contributed notably to American cultural, artistic, and/or charitable development." Thus, this year's Award implicitly acknowledged the role of jazz in American life, popular ...


Bill Charlap Trio at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

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Bill Charlap Trio Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Jazz on Stage with Matt Wilson Brookville, NY November 8, 2015 To witness pianist Bill Charlap in action is to receive an education, so who better than the newly-appointed Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University to help kick off a new performance and education initiative at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts? While Jazz has always been part ...

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