Jazz Notes


Diawara, Schomburg, Christine Jean Chambers Exhibit

Traditional African music will grace the stage of Town Hall on Feb. 21 as Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor Fatoumata Diawara brings her mesmerizing blend of Western pop, rock, Afrobeat, and R&B.

Dianne Reeves, Dizzy’s, GroundUp, Trio 3, Pearl Cleage

NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves will once again set an ambiance of intimacy with her enchanting vocal instrument during a Valentine’s Day engagement on Feb. 14-15.

Ginny's, Jazz Power, Raka

Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave.) located in the hub of Harlem happenings will present the singer, composer guitarist Natu Camara from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on Feb. 8.

WBGO jazz radio being petitioned

Since the explosive op-ed by Ronald S. Glover “Is there a Blackout at WBGO?” was printed in the Star Ledger on Nov. 19, the executive staff at the all jazz radio station has yet to respond.

Jimmy Heath, saxophonist and arranger, dies at 93

Jimmy Heath, the tenor saxophonist with a deep honey-coated sound whose compositions like “Ginger Breadboy” became a jazz classic, died January 19 at his home in Loganville, Georgia. He was 93.

Ginny’s, Post 398, Vanessa Rubin, JazzFest Review

Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave.) boosts a conclave of live jazz on a weekly basis, primarily on weekends.


January is not the most popular month once the spectacular New Year’s Eve “ball” drops; no one is looking forward to the oncoming snow, freezing rains and sleet.

Jazz Gallert, NOJO, Mary Stallings

Since moving to Brooklyn in 2005 (from his native home state of Virginia), saxophonist and composer Darius Jones has recorded over eight albums.

New Year's Eve happenings

It’s time to bring in another new year, celebrate like you’ve never partied before. Some of the jazz clubs available for you to bring in an explosive new year are listed below.

Earl Spain, owner at St. Nick’s, dies at 89

Earl Spain, the astute and humorous owner of Harlem’s once internationally popular St. Nick’s Pub, died in New York City on Dec. 1. He was 89.

Zooid, Ellison Letters, Birdland, Owens Double Burn

From the very beginning the saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger Henry Threadgill performed his perception jazz on the outer limits of its parameters.

Schomburg, Willie Jones III, Nicholson celebrates 70

Since 1925, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem has been one of the world’s leading cultural institutions through the Harlem Renaissance to preservation, and exhibition of materials (arts and culture) focused on global Black history, African ...

NYC Readers Jazz Awards, T.K. Blue’

The votes are in: 87,000 were counted for the upcoming 6th New York City Readers Jazz Awards to be held on Nov. 24 at one of Manhattan’s busiest jazz hubs Birdland (315 West 44th Street), at 4 p.m. Some of ...

Nublu Jazz Fest, Ma’jid, Audelco, Camille A. Brown

The Nublu Jazz Festival now in its 10th year can be described as an exhilarating roller coaster ride but much hipper than that Coney Island trip.

Rosewoman, Harlem Jazz, Jerome Jennings, Chucho & Chick

For pianist, composer, educator and arranger Michele Rosewoman, music serves two purposes...