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Keiko Matsui, first lady of contemporary jazz, offers a brand new "collection" of recordings, adding to her never-ending search for the perfect melody. Keiko Matsui's new release "Deep Blue," shows her artistic depth in full tandem with her re-acquaintance with acoustic piano.

Although Keiko's recordings always feature keyboards and acoustic piano, her reflective collection boast a grand piano at the forefront of her compositions. The moody, emotional pieces that encompass "Deep Blue" h …
29.01.2011

Al Di Meola

Published in Concert Reviews
Al Di Meola’s World Sinfonia performed a legendary show at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis which dazzled the capacity audience and won over new fans and pleasantly surprised older ones. The concert was in conjunction with the Sheldon’s hosting of the 3rd Annual Midwest Guitar Show -"A weekend of strings attached," which had luthiers and musicians from the Midwest checking out the latest designs and performers. Apart from the virtuoso music performances and contributions from Al Di Meola an
Dianne Reeves is a vocalist with much more than just a great voice - she is an instrumentalist bearing the torch of her idols and keeping vocal jazz alive and well. Reeves along with her seasoned band, performed a diverse set of material throughout the evening - featuring selections from the Grammy- winner’s latest Blue Note release, "The Calling" (a tribute to Sarah Vaughan), while including varied originals.

Ms. Reeves performed 12 powerful selections from her vast recorded history wh

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a staple of the crescent city’s (New Orleans for the uninitiated) French Quarter for almost half a century, offering a vibrant look into American roots jazz music. The New Orleans Jazz style along with Dixieland Jazz, encompass the foundation and concepts of modern day jazz as we know it today. The ladies and gentlemen of the Preservation Halls’ hallowed walls (past & present), have perpetuated a great American art and music that is simply defined as Jazz
Nicholas Payton and his 11 piece ensemble offered up a splendid concert performance for a jubilant crowd of a thousand jazz lovers at Vanderbilt. Payton and company performed an exuberant concert program fit for a king at Langford Auditorium including, a healthy dose of ballads, up-tempo blues and Latin. The concert theme is based upon his latest Verve release titled, ‘Dear Louis - Nicholas Payton’s Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration.’

Jazz icon Louis (Satchmo) Armstrong was born approxi

Approaching St. Louis and its famous arch from the East is like taking a fresh breath of crisp winter air. I was feeling a sense of anticipation for the concert I was about to see that evening. Given the images that St. Louis is famous for; the St. Louis Arch, Charles Lindbergh's plane the Spirit of St. Louis, the defending World Champion Rams, the world's home run leader and the Busch family brewery. One could only conclude that the site of the 1904 World's Fair should feature Al Di Meola's Wor
Dianne Reeves is a vocalist with much more than just a great voice - she is an instrumentalist bearing the torch of her idols and keeping jazz vocal music alive and well. Reeves along with her seasoned band, performed a diverse set of material throughout the evening- featuring selections from the Grammy-winner’s latest Blue Note release, "The Calling"(a tribute to Sarah Vaughan), while including a song she penned at age nine. The audience was simply mesmerized as Dianne Reeves performed beautifu
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