San Francisco Bay Area Artist Appears At San Jose’s Jazz Music @ The Market

Jazz Festival tickets on sale Monday

This story of Natalie Cressman’s legacy has to be retold, seen and admired for its real value. Let’s think about if for a moment.., how often does one witness a likely legend in making? Miss Cressman’s legacy of creating a legendary path to success is well on target by virtue of the path taken thus far at places such as Yoshi’s, the San Jose and Filmore Jazz Festivals, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, The House of Blues, The Apollo Theater and the Lincoln Center to name a few of the legendary venues where she’s performed. Today, Natalie Cressman with her trombone and serenading voice come back (home) to the San Francisco Bay Area on her last local performance before the new year begins. Natalie has been known to perform in genres of music such as Jazz, Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Indie Rock, Funk and Post-Bop music.
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Michele Rosewoman at the Jazz Piano Christmas show at Kennedy Center

303-839-5100 or George Winston Dec. 4, Boulder Theater: Jazz critics have always had difficulty relegating this best-selling pianist to one genre, and Winston told me in 2007 that he is not a “jazz” musician. He gave himself three labels: a “folk,” “stride” and “New Orleans rhythm and blues” musician. “I’m influenced by players in the jazz tradition,” he said. “But I am not a jazz player. Jazz almost means nothing.
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Jazz: George Winston, Trombone Shorty among hot shows headed to Denver

Tickets may be purchased at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center Ticket Office by calling (208) 885-7212, toll free 1-88-88-UIDAHO or online at . Each new year astounds me with the caliber of artists that want to play in Moscow, Idaho, said Steven Remington, executive director of the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. They are so sincerely moved by the students who come here to see them, too. Its a very special relationship that Lionel Hampton enabled us to have here with jazz music and our young musicians. It just keeps getting better. The festival includes evening concerts featuring some of the biggest names in jazz, free student performances, and free and low-cost workshops and clinics. The Wednesday, February 19 opening night concert, presented by Avista Corp., will feature NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson, Ken Peplowski, Grace Kelly with the All-Star Quartet featuring Josh Nelson, Shawn Conley, Bruce Forman and Kevin Kanner, and the Lionel Hampton School of Music Jazz Band 1 in the Student Union Building Ballroom. Golson, a multi-talented and internationally famous jazz legend, continues to make important contributions to the jazz world.
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Wardrobe Malfunctions

When she moved to New York in 1978, it was only a matter of time before she combined the open, improvisational feel and flow of modern jazz and the tightly ordered, drums-and-chants system of traditional Afro-Cuban music. Though it took her 30 years to document her groundbreaking New Yor-Uba band on record, it was worth the wait. Released in September, the exuberant 30 Years: A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America is one of the standout albums of 2013. When Rosewoman performs Dec. 7 at the Kennedy Center as part of a Jazz Piano Christmas concert featuring the great singer-pianist Andy Bey, postbop veteran Stanley Cowell and young New Orleans stalwart Sullivan Fortner, she likely will be more attuned to Saint Nick than the Orishas, the deities to which Nigerias transplanted Yoruban culture pays tribute through the batas. Her solo set will include Donny Hathaways This Christmas and Deniece Williamss gospel-tinged They Say. But rest assured that Rosewomans Cuban influences, as well as the jazz deities who have shaped her playing including Bud Powell, Ray Charles and Herbie Hancock will be in the mix. At this point, her sound is so unified, she couldnt separate the styles it incorporates if she tried.
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