Joan Gand: Leading the Chicago Women in the Blues

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The Ship and Shore Blues Festival is honored to have the Chicago Women in the Blues band grace the stage this August. The band was created and organized by keyboardist Joan Gand and her husband Gary in 2011, and i...

Liz Mandeville: The Blues Speaks To Everyone

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No matter where you are in the world, if you are familiar with the Chicago blues scene, the name Liz Mandeville is not new to you. The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee has traveled all over the world playing he...

Donna Herula: The Electric Slide Guitar

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Donna Herula has slayed blues audience around the world for over twenty years. Her weapon of choice: the electric slide guitar. This August she will be wowing the Ship and Shore Blues Festival crowd with her blazi...

Gene Barge: Dancing with Daddy “G”

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The 1950s ushered in a new sound that changed the entire musical landscape in America. That sound was Rhythm and Blues. A natural product, as legendary saxophonist and composer Gene “Daddy G” Barge explains, of the...

Annalee Hoosen

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Annalee is a young, hip vocalist with a fresh vintage vibe. Along with her band, The Midnight Sons, she is putting a new spin on the old jazz standard with the addition of funky back beats and a vibrant creative s...

Shawn Maxwell

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Shawn Maxwell is both an educator and an artist. This multi-instrumental band leader has been a recognized and distinguished performer in the Chicago jazz scene for years, and his music has earned critical acclaim...

Meagan McNeal

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Meagan McNeal is a beautiful and sultry songstress from the Southside of Chicago. Her graceful style and impeccable talents have earned her a spot on stages with some of the best names in the music business. i...

Audley Reid

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iRockJazz proudly welcomes Audley Reid to our 2015 iRockJazz Music Festival in Buffalo, MI! Mr. Reid has been a part of the Jazz music scene for over 20 years. He has performed with numerous stars and has perf...

Karisa Wilson

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iRockJazz is pleased to have Karisa Wilson (pronounced Ka-ree-sa), as a performer at this year’s iRock Jazz Music Festival. Karisa is a jazz vocalist from Grand Rapids, MI. Her debut album, Little Girl and her sop...

Chuck Loeb: All About The Music

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Chuck Loeb is a versatile guitar player who has played with many musicians from many different genres, including well known greats such as Michael Brecker and Stan Getz. Although known for his excellent skills as ...

38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival: Jazz Is Its Own Reward

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The 38th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival (AJF) kicked off on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in Piedmont Park. If I could name one constant that people have come to expect from the AJF, it would have to be the eclec...

iRock Jazz Fest Expands Venues, Talent, Activities for Year Two

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New Buffalo, MI—Building on the success of the first jazz festival in Harbor Country last year, iRock Jazz Fest 2015 is expanding to deliver more performances on more sites, and is adding a variety of innovative a...

CD Review: Otis Brown III

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Modernity has prescribed a certain mode of discourse when engaging this thing we call “jazz.” Tangible dissections of sound are cast aside for more abstract debates around authenticity and contextualization. Where...

Jazz Fest Attracts Top Talent to New Buffalo

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NEW BUFFALO, MI — http://irockjazz.com/festival/getting-here/ — The Veteran’s Day weekend this year will be hotter than ever in New Buffalo, as iRock Jazz brings some of the finest local, national and international...

iRock Jazz Festival “Finding Fela” Documentary Film Premiere

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Join producer Stephen Hendel for the VIP screening of "Finding Fela" at the iRock Jazz Festival Friday November 7. http://irockjazz.com/festival/purchase-tickets/ $20 VIP tickets to the Friday evening film screenin...

The 25th Annual San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

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San Jose, one of the most advanced tech hubs in the world—home to tech giants like eBay, PayPal, and Cisco—usually marches to the beat of 0's and 1's, but August 8th-10th, the heart of Silicon Valley beat with the...

Joe Locke: My Thoughts About Jazz

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Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. He has performed and recorded with a diverse range of notable musicians, including Grover Washington Jr, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderso...

Who is Grammy Award winner Casey Benjamin

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 Casey Benjamin is a Grammy Award winning saxophonist, vocoderist, keyboardist, producer and songwriter from South Jamaica, Queens, New York City. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art a...

Marc Cary: The Culture of Jazz

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Jazz pianist, keyboardist, producer and composer Marc Cary holds tight to his roots in Washington, D.C.’s go-go music scene, but they represent only one more element to fuse with the many other musical forms he ex...

Advice from the Classroom to the Bandstand

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Victor Goines is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist. Goines talks about performing with this former students, dressing for the bandstand and taking care of your music business.

Who is Genius Pianist Robert Glasper

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Grammy Award winning pianist Robert Glasper tells us who he is, why people describe him as the modern day Thelonious Monk and he take us behind the Black Radio 2 creative process.

A Candid Conversation with Delfeayo Marsalis

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Delfeayo Marsalis talks candidly about Jazz, what it means to be a serious musician, why New Orleans musicians have a musical advantage and the Marsalis family values

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Multi Media Veteran Michael Stradford

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Michael Stradford is a 20 year entertainment industry executive whose career has spanned all forms of media: Music, Radio, DVD, Film, Television and Interactive Entertainment. Most recently Michael led the Digital P...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Music Director Ray Chew

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Musical Director Ray Chew has performed at the helm of award winning musical events with the world’s most popular artists including Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Prince, Justin Beiber, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz,...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Web Series Producer Issa Rae

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With her own unique flair and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae's content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice a...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Piano Manufacturer, Warren Shadd

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Warren Shadd is a second generation piano technician and third generation musician. He has per formed and toured worldwide in every aspect of live and recorded musc with hundreds of celebrities in the entertainment ...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

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Ruth E. Carter is an African-American costume designer. She is best known for her work on the films Malcolm X and Amistad, for each of which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. She rece...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Pianist + Composer Gordon Goodwin

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GRAMMY® Award winning pianist, saxophonist, bandleader, composer, and arranger GORDON GOODWIN has been nominated in four different 2015 GRAMMY® categories – Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Best Instrumental Composit...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Poet + Writer Bassey Ikpi

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Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian born and Washington D.C. bred poet/writer who was a featured cast member of the National Touring Company of the Tony Award winning Broadway show, Russell Simmon's Def Poetry Jam. Not a stra...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Celebrity Makeup Artist Vonda K. Morris

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Professional celebrity makeup artist Vonda K. Morris has worked with some the most recognizable names and faces in the entertainment industry of Film, Television and Music. This veteran artist with over 25 years’ ex...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Flimmaker Tirf Alexius

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Tirf Alexius hails from the northwest side of Chicago and graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a B.A in acting. He began his career starring in commercials and films, but even then, Tirf was driven to exp...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Trumpeter Marquis Hill

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The winner of the 2014 Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition is Marquis Hill. Raised on the south side of Chicago, Mr. Hill, 27, is a veteran of that city’s jazz scene and a product of its institutions...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Saxophonist Flow Fourlin

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Florian Flow Fourlin is a saxophonist from Paris, France. Born in a musical family, Flow started playing the saxophone around age 14. He quickly managed to make a name for himself in the European musical landscape b...

iRock Jazz LIVE! with Singer Andy Allo

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Every so often, an artist comes along that transcends the norm. An artist who is truly paving her own path with a sound and vibe that is uniquely her own and connects to fans on a deeper level. Such an artist isn'...

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