Pianist Bill Charlap At Yale’s Morse Recital Hall

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Jazz band finds new life in post-Katrina New Orleans

Jeff Koch

I’m not on any kind of mission.” Charlap, who performs with his longstanding trio at Yale ‘s Morse Recital Hall on Friday, Dec. 6, is the son of late Broadway composer Moose Charlap and singer Sandy Stewart. He’s spent much of his career exploring intersections between popular song, music theater and jazz. When writers first started paying attention to his appearances, they were naturally curious about Charlap’s varied setlists. “I didn’t think there was anything special about it,” Charlap said. “I thought everybody was just playing those tunes.” His natural tendency, when entering a recording studio or jamming with other musicians, is to bring in a bunch of songs, some of which aren’t played very often. “There’s a freshness that happens That’s the point of it, anyway.
For more information, visit http://www.courant.com/entertainment/hc-ctn-bill-charlap-at-yale-1205-20131205,0,1324296.story

Love Jazz? Don’t Miss Singapore International Jazz Festival 2014

Already a Member? Login Now The performers coalesced into The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which began touring widely. After a long and successful career, the band seemed to run its course by the 1990s. Founder and bandleader Alan Jaffe died along with several of the leading members. Ben Jaffe took over for his dad, but interest was waning. Then came Hurricane Katrina.
For more information, visit http://www.worldmag.com/2013/12/jazz_band_finds_new_life_in_post_katrina_new_orleans

Bill Charlap

Featuring jazz and R&B legends Jamie Cullum, Natalie Cole, James Morrison, India Arie and Incognito, together with upcoming international stars such as Gregory Porter, Allen Stone and Dirty Loops, all performing alongside a host of regional and local jazz icons, the likes of Glenn Fredly, Jeremy Monteiro, Melissa Tham and Alemay Fernandez, Sing Jazz is slated to be Singapores largest ever jazz and jazz-influenced music festival. Organised by Orbis Festival Productions, in partnership with Marina Bay Sands (the Official Venue Partner) and the Java International Jazz Festival (Java Jazz), Sing Jazz is aiming to invigorate the local jazz and music scene, boosting the following for this most creative and inspiring of live music forms, while at the same time helping to nurture and encourage the development of home-grown jazz talent. The Festival kicks off with Jamie Cullum headlining an opening gala performance on 27 February at the Grand Theatre. This will be followed by three days of back-to-back performances by some of the biggest names in jazz and R&B, at the main stage of the outdoor Event Plaza. Meanwhile, satellite stages situated throughout the destination will showcase the wealth of regional and local talent, and provide the opportunity for jamming late into the night, so capturing the true essence of live jazz.
For more information, visit http://www.asiatraveltips.com/news13/212-SingJazz.shtml

“Swingin’ the New Year” with Columbus Jazz Orchestra all-stars Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd and special guest Jamey Aebersold!

John and the Count Basie Orchestra. On Friday, December 27 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the Jazz Academy will give you the opportunity to dust off the horn, get out the sticks and shake off the holiday blues as you learn from and play for Byron Stripling, Bobby Floyd, and jazz saxophonist and music educator Jamey Aebersold as part of the Swingin the New Year Community Big Band workshop. On Saturday, join Byron, Bobby, Jamey, Larry and Rich on the Lincoln Theatre stage during the Swingin the New Year concert and give your families and friends the gift of a lifetime the opportunity to see you play with some of the greatest jazz musicians in the country! Pre-registration is required (fee includes lunch at workshop and admission to concert) and available by visiting http://www.jazzartsgroup.org . Advance concert tickets are on sale now for $30 (general admission) and available through the CAPA Ticket Office and through all Ticketmaster outlets. Showtime is 8:00 PM.
For more information, visit http://www.jazzcorner.com/news/display.php?news=4195

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