April is Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a time to celebrate the unique qualities of America’s art form, the talents of jazz legends, the joy music can bring to its audiences, and whatever jazz means to you. JAM culminates with International Jazz Day on April 30 featuring an exciting line-up of jazz all-stars from around the globe celebrating in style at an outdoors concert in Osaka, Japan.
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Zenón, Adasiewicz, Lage top best jazz list
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Author: Howard Reich
Date: December 3, 2011
The jazz year produced recordings of tremendous vitality, creativity and intellectual heft.
Miguel Zenón, “Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook” (Marsalis Music): Alto saxophonist Zenón has been exploring music of his Puerto Rican heritage for years, but with “Alma Adentro” he arrives at a remarkable musical nexus: the place where jazz improvisation, Puerto Rican popular song and quasi-classical orchestration converge.
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