August 12, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
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August 3, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.
92YTribeca and WBGO present The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca, a new series created by Joshua Jackson, host of WBGO's hour-long music magazine The Checkout and an unparalleled enthusiast for modern expressions in jazz.
Curated by Jackson in conjunction with 92YTribeca, The Checkout Live convenes some of the most exciting and innovative players on the NYC scene for monthly concerts that are broadcast live, as well as recorded for future broadcast and podcast. Join us for the city's hottest new jazz showcase, a living and breathing celebration of the present and future of the music.
This month's installment takes place Tuesday, August 9th at 8 p.m. and features The Eric Harland Voyager Quintet and The Marcus Strickland Quartet.
TUES, AUG 9
The Checkout: Live From 92YTribeca
Featuring Eric Harland Voyager Quintet and Marcus Strickland Quartet
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show
"...setting the rhythm of jazz's future." -The New York Times
Eric Du'sean Harland, composer and drummer, is a native of Houston, Texas who was discovered by Wynton Marsalis during a workshop in high school. Since then, Eric has gone on to record and perform with countless jazz greats including McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Ravi Coltrane, the late, great Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, and John Patitucci to name a few. In ‘DownBeat's, 65th Annual Readers Poll', Eric made it on the short list of world recognized drummers along with Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes.
"Marcus Strickland has started to turn heads in the most thriving but most competitive jazz scene on the planet ...his tone: liquid and luminous, yet forceful and exact." -Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes Magazine)
Saxophonist Marcus Strickland was named 'Rising Star on Tenor Saxophone' in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll '10, 'Rising Star on Soprano Saxophone' in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll '08 and 'Best New Artist' in JazzTimes Magazine's Reader's Poll '06, he also placed third in the 2002 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. He has toured internationally with his own Trio/ Quartet and the bands of Dave Douglas Keystone, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Roy Haynes, making Strickland a household name among the world's renowned jazz saxophonists. His latest recording, Triumph of the Heavy, Vol. 1 & 2, is expected to be released by summer 2011.
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August 3, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
It's Tony Bennett's birthday, and to celebrate we have a gift he gave to us - a playlist of his own five favorite performances. We present it here, along with an appreciation from his friend and fellow art lover, Michael Bourne. Thanks, Tony and Michael, and have a very happy birthday! - editors
Anthony Benedetto was born 85 years ago today. When he first performed on a bill with Pearl Bailey, Bob Hope was backstage. Hope thought the young singer's stage name, Joe Bari, sounded wrong, and thought Anthony's real name was "too long for a marquee." Hope said that he ought to call himself Tony Bennett. And as a singer, he's been the world-famous Tony Bennett ever since. Read more
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