Weekend in Washington Heights: Hear live music for free in J. Hood Wright Park on International Jazz Day
(NEW YORK) Celebrate International Jazz Day in the Heights this Saturday with a free performance from Cucho Martinez and friends at J. Hood Wright Park. The free show will start at 2 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. Martinez, currently playing the bass guitar, rose to fame thanks to his talent on the maracas. Throughout his career, he worked with Latin jazz greats such as Horace Silver and Mongo Santamaria.
Washington Heights' Kismat showcases live jazz every Tuesday
(NEW YORK) Most people don't like Mondays. The start of the workweek can be daunting, but at Kismat — a local Indian restaurant in Washington Heights — it just means they are one day away from opening up their dining room for live jazz!
Weekly Jazz Jam set for Monday return at Bennett Park in Washington Heights
(NEW YORK) As the spring weather continues to make its way across the Big Apple, so does the outdoor fun that comes along with it! In Washington Heights, locals can rejoice as the weekly Jazz Jam, organized by Jazz WaHi, returns Monday afternoon.
Remembering 'The Wildest': Louis Prima
A life-sized statue of Louis Prima stands inside Musical Legends Park in New Orleans, Prima's home town. On his tombstone is inscribed, “Life goes on without me,” a lyric from one of his most popular medleys, “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody.”
New Orleans Jazz Music Will Come To Salt Lake City
The Commonwealth Room(Image in the public domain) The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will perform a concert in Salt Lake City at The Commonwealth Room, which is located at 195 West Commonwealth Avenue. It will be held on February 22, 2022, at 8:00 pm. For people who enjoy Jazz or who love New Orleans, this concert is sure to be a treat.
Scat Disneyland jazz band
We were walking through the California side of Disneyland and came across this great scat jazz band playing oldies. No where else but Disneyland would you find these top level musicians playing for the crowd. Got to love it!
New Jazz Club and Lounge Opening Downtown
Live jazz music is coming to town.Dolo Iglesias/Unsplash. Live music isn’t hard to find here in the Old Pueblo. Whether you’re on the south side or the Catalina Foothills, live music can be had at a number of bars and restaurants throughout town. However, few of these locations offer up live jazz. The Chicago Bar on Speedway does offer up a few opportunities throughout the month for blues and occasionally jazz, but that’s few and far between. Thankfully, for jazz lovers, a new live venue is opening up, and it’s not difficult to get to.
Lo-Fi Hip-Hop is Steadily Becoming a Cultural Phenomenon Around the Globe
Lo-Fi Music Producer Donald Wayne Kinge.g. Spate Media. Lo-Fi hip-hop is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. The hip-hop beats and animations attract a new audience to what seems to be reincarnated jazz. Jazz always finds a way to come back, even when you look at jazz artists like Louis Armstrong in the 1920s and fast forward to the 80s with jazz stars like Miles Davis and Kenny G. Now you have what most people call lo-fi hip-hop. That is a blend of jazz music over 90s hip-hop beats.
Ghost Signs of NYC: Village Gate
Art D’Lugoff opened the Village Gate in 1958 on the ground floor and basement of the former Mills House No.1, a hotel for homeless men. The basement had been the hotel’s laundry room. By the time the Village Gate closed in February 1994, it had become a Greenwich Village icon.