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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.

Journalists Association Jazz Awards Nominees Released

May 25, 2010

The musical lineup is confirmed and tickets on sale for the 14th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards gala to be held from 3:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday, June 14, 2010 at City Winery, 155 Varick St. at Vandam in New York City. Bobby Sanabria's Big Band, alto saxophonist Tia Fuller's Quartet, pianist Marc Cary's...

May 24, 2010

What can I say about Bob Dylan that hasn't already been said a million times over. Perhaps I'll leave it be that as a singer, songwriter, musician and often as a human being, he is in many ways my all-time favorite.

Podcast 183 is a jazz celebration of The Man from Hibbing, Minnesota, including:

Cassandra Wilson - Lay...

Around the Blogs: A Plethora of "Porgy"

May 23, 2010

Brand New Moods is a blog worth visiting and revisiting, for its discriminating selections of music postings. One of the best of this recently overhauled blog's postings was a three part presentation of different versions of George Gershwin, DuBose Heywood and Ira Gershwin's opera, "Porgy and Bess". No fewer than ten...

Hank Jones (1918-2010)

May 17, 2010

Hank Jones, pianist and jazz legend, died May 16, 2010 in New York City, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old, and would have been 92 on July 31st.

Jones' longtime manager and Justin Time Records representative Jean-Pierre Leduc reflects "Today we celebrate his spirit, his gift, his joy, his wisdom and his...

May 2, 2010

At the age of thirty, Antonio Ciacca is one buys man. For most people, raising a large family in Manhattan and writing, recording and playing jazz music would be more than enough. But that’s just his night job. On top of that, Ciacca serves as Director of Programming for Jazz at Lincoln Center, working hand in hand...