Bringing Black History to Life through Jazz

DENVER, Colo — Preserving jazz history is preserving black history. "I'm sitting here at Dazzle, which is the premier jazz club in the entire Rocky Mountain region," said Purnell Steen, pianist and jazz expert.Steen comes from a long line…

BKAV: Westside Blues & Jazz

Welcome back to "Better Know a Venue", a regular column highlighting the coolest and coziest places to listen to live music in the Valley, any day of the week. An entrepreneur with 40 years of experience, Paul Vincent Perez knows how…

Jazz Month – February 2022

When Cecil Taylor started his career in the mid-1950s, he mainly recorded in the studio, like everyone else. Between 1956 and 1961 he made half a dozen albums, and several more recordings from this era appeared later. But after 1966,…

Jazz Road with Denise King

Influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin, Denise King is an expressive, big-voiced singer who combines jazz with elements of R&B, blues and gospel. Denise King was born and raised in…

5 shows you should see

Winter Fest doesn't just bring some of the world's greatest musicians to South Bay. It breathes a welcome burst of energy into the entire area, as many of the artists featured by San Jose Jazz play other gigs in the Bay Area. There are…

Necks are patiently waiting to deliver

The necks ★★★★Melbourne Recital Centre, January 28Of all the assets The Necks possess as performers, perhaps the most striking is their patience. Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton and Tony Buck wait like zen monks, in silence, for the right…