• Michael Bourne speaks with one-half of Manhattan Transfer

    June 30, 2010. Posted by David Tallacksen.

  • Meet The Jazz Audience: Winston Lin

    June 30, 2010. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Winston Lin of Los Angeles, Calif. with his girlfriend. (Image Credit: Josh Jackson)

    In the last few decades, June has become the busiest month for jazz in New York City, home to the biggest jazz scene in the world. But who is actually going to these shows? A small team of Bloggers Supreme attended the festivities -- primarily, the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York. In between our reports on various goings-on, we talked to the some of the people who were actually in the audience. We started off every conversation with the simple question: how did you hear about this show? And be sure to check out more of our Meet The Jazz Audience series. --Ed.

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  • Johanne Bougie concert tour

    June 30, 2010. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

    Interviewing a luthier at last year's Montreal Guitar Show .. this year's show is July 2-4


    The woman who books indoor concerts tells Becca Pulliam about the Spanish series -- Chano Dominguez just finished, Diego El Cigala is to come; the Salle du Gesu series -- after Italy's Paolo Fresu and Manu Katche from France, Wallace Roney took one night, Robert Glasper is coming for three nights, then Allen Toussaint for two; music for the coming Montreal Guitar Show -- Gypsie Planete show is on June 30 for Django's 100th, and his grandson David Reinhardt (born in 1986) will play solo; and La Chappelle du Bon Pasteur -- a very special room and occasional venue at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Hear the insights of a woman who works on the inside.

    She describes the festivities planned New Orleans Day at the FIJM -- July 6, 2010.

    "It's going to be a huge huge party with dancing in the street!" Hoping for 100,000 people and it's free. Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty and Zachary Richard will play.