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Hot Jazz and Swing is Still a Thing in the 21st Century

Review: The New York Hot Jazz Festival

Clarinet master Evan Christopher flew in from New Orleans to participate in the 3rd Annual NY Hot Jazz Festival. (Photo by Alan Nahigian for Jazz Times)

There’s a revival of hot jazz and swing from the 20s and 30s going on in New York, where a 14-hour marathon of vintage music at the historic Players Club in Gramercy Park was sold out two weeks in advance. My report in Jazz Times.


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Jazz Legends of the Winter

Pianist Mike LeDonne

Pianist Mike LeDonne

Ron Carter. Benny Golson. Jimmy Cobb. Bill Charlap. Brad Mehldau. George Coleman. All great players, all on the same bill, one night only. What – you want more? OK, how about Harold Mabern, Renee Rosnes, Buster Williams, Bob Cranshaw, Russell Malone, Peter Bernstein, Kenny Washington… and the list goes on. The event was the opening night of the NYC Winter Jazz Festival, a benefit for the first NYC Disability Pride Parade, organized by the parade’s founder, the eminent pianist/organist Mike LeDonne. Read my review in DownBeat.

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