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Jay Phelps at the Harrow Arts Centre

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Jay Phelps Harrow Arts Centre Hatch End, London July 7, 2017 Harrovians don't know what they're missing. The Harrow Arts Centre, tucked away in Hatch End off the teeming Uxbridge Road in London's north-western suburb, has an adventurous booking policy--most such enterprises seem unwilling to recognise any jazz other than trad or dinner-jazz--but whenever I have been there the audience has never exceeded 50. In an area that includes a large South ...

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Bobby Zankel and Odean Pope: Homage to John Coltrane 2017

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Bobby Zankel Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Featuring Odean Pope Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts 50th Anniversary Homage to John Coltrane Philadelphia, PA July 21, 2017 Fifty years ago, almost to the date, John Coltrane passed away at mid-career. In an all too brief ten plus year span, beginning with his tenure in the Miles Davis Quintet, and ending with his controversial suite, Meditations (Impulse, 1966), he became a role model ...

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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio At Red Square

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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio Red Square Burlington, VT July 16, 2017 On this warm, breezy summer evening outside Burlington Vermont's Red Square, The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio's first of three sets was sufficiently moving and diverse to satisfy like a concert complete unto itself. Yet the threesome's performance manifest passion and solidarity most directly through the inclusion of two numbers lying outside the strict definition of the blues. Seth Yacovone simultaneously ...

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Earl Thomas At Biscuits & Blues

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Earl Thomas Returns to Biscuits & Blues Earl Thomas Homecoming Biscuits & Blues San Francisco, CA July 7, 2017 Earl Thomas and his potent band ignited the enthusiastic audience at San Francisco's Biscuits & Blues, located near Union Square. Vocalist Thomas' band featured: guitarist and band leader Ben Zinn, drummer Mark Lamson, keyboardist Noah Williams, bassist Tim McNalley, trumpeter Julian Davis and trombonist Erik Dewhirst. Thomas, the consummate showman, said ...

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My Morning Jacket on The Green At Shelburne Museum

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My Morning Jacket The Green at Shelburne Museum, Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green 2017 Shelburne, VT July 12, 2017 More impressive in their sound than in their songs, My Morning Jacke nevertheless redeemed themselves by the end of roughly two hours on stage on The Green at Shelburne Museum. The Kentucky quintet reaffirmed their solidarity as a band with a furious close to a single extended set plagued to so some ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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Garana Jazz Festival Garana, Romania July 6-9, 2017 Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descending on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains, Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the hallmarks of this year's edition as the festival boasted enormous audience attendance during the four days. This year the festival presented a wide spectrum ...

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Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 7-8

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 7-8, 2017 July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8 The final two days of the festival. Lots to hear right up to the end, including the second and third of Ravi Coltrane's Invitation concerts. July 7 Ravi Coltrane Quartet Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane brought his current quartet to his second concert in the Invitation series at Gesù: guitarist Adam ...

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Groove8 At The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival 2017

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Groove8 San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival San Francisco, CAJuly 1-2, 2017 San Francisco's 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival was a huge, funky street party celebrating numerous music genres, ethnic foods, crafts and more in the city's historical and culturally rich Fillmore neighborhood. This year's edition of the FJF, running between Eddy and Jackson streets on Fillmore, also commemorated the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco's world famous 1967 Summer of Love phenomena. The FJF's theme, ...

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at the Prudential Center

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt The Prudential Center Newark, NJ July 6, 2017 On a pleasant Thursday evening just after the 4th of July, when many of the audience members were enjoying an extended Independence Day holiday, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt touched down at Newark, NJ's Prudential Center for the first night of their 2017 summer tour. James Taylor was born in Boston, MA on March 12, 1948. In 1951, his family ...


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