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Straight No Chaser - A Jazz Show

Straight No Chaser is the place for jazz lovers (and those who will soon be jazz lovers) to enjoy podcasts with their favorite music and artists. Winner of the 2017 JazzTimes Readers' Poll for Best Podcast, your host Jeffrey Siegel will take you inside the world of jazz, from the new releases to the best festiva;s to remembrances of jazz legends.

35 Years Ago Today: Tony and Bill are "Together Again"

Sep 28, 2011

With 85 year old Tony Bennett improbably on the pop charts again with his Duets II CD, it seems appropriate to remember a different kind of duet he recorded 35 years ago today. Bennett had gone into the studios of Fantasy Records in Berkley, CA  to record with pianist Bill Evans in June 1975, and the resulting...


Sep 27, 2011

The first Northampton Jazz Festival will take place in Northampton, MA on Saturday October 1, 2011. The festival will present free live music from 11AM to 8 PM in the parking lot behind Thornes Market and in Thornes Basement in downtown Northampton. Participants will include promising young players from Pioneer Valley...


Sep 26, 2011

Originally from North Carolina, John Ellis has been turning heads since his time in New Orleans as an active member of Ellis Marsalis' band in the mid-nineties. A finalist at the 2002 Thelonius Monk International Saxophone competition, John has gone on to record six albums and has played and toured with musicians such...


Sep 24, 2011

Marcus Strickland's seventh recording Triumph of The Heavy Volume 1 & 2 (available on Strick Muzik, September 27, 2011) is a major statement from the critically-acclaimed and world renowned saxophonist. In demand as a sideman, he is ready now to take his place as one of the most innovative and exciting sax players...


Sep 23, 2011

Tens of thousands of music lovers are expected to jam Boston city blocks this coming weekend to enjoy jazz, Latin, blues, and more at the 11th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival on September 23-25. Two ticketed events, starring the James Farm and the New Gary Burton Quartet, bookend a day full of free music...