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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.

Last Day to Get in on a Great Giveaway at the Detroit Jazz Festival!

Aug 30, 2011 continues their Great Giveaway of a pair of VIP passes for The Detroit Jazz Festival - September 2nd-5th, 2011  Your VIP passes will include preferred seating at all venues during the Detroit Jazz Festival

The Detroit Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival in North America. Consequently,...

Aug 27, 2011

We in Western Massachusetts are just not used to this kind of weather. Well, maybe we should be.

On June 1, we get a tornado. Then a series of microbursts and a hellacious thunder storm that did more damage in my neighborhood than the tornado did. Earlier this week, an earthquake. And now it looks like we're right smack...

Aug 26, 2011

Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts was appointed 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival artist in residence earlier this year. The dynamic drummer will be on a number of stages in a number of guises this labor day weekend in the Motor City. He plans to heat things up on opening night with a star-studded "Drum Club" featuring Joe Locke,...

Happy Birthday, Elvis Costello!

Aug 25, 2011

I got to cross an event off my concert "bucket list" earlier this year when my wife Nancy bought me tickets to see Elvis Costello perform at the Wang Center in Boston. It was a spectacularly rocking evening, with Elvis delving deep into his back catalouge and adding all sorts of goodies from his vast array of albums. He...

Jerry Leiber (1933-2011)

Aug 23, 2011

Jerry Leiber, one of the creators of rock 'n' roll as half of the most celebrated songwriting duo of its first golden era, died on August 22, 2011 at the age of 78 in Los Angeles.

Leiber, the lyricist, and his partner, Mike Stoller “had few peers and no equals” Rolling Stone wrote in 1990. Hits of theirs such as...