Allison Miller

Daniel Azoulay

Artemis, the all-star septet formed by pianist Renee Rosnes, has signed to Blue Note Records.

In a statement released today, the label confirmed that the group — also featuring vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana, bassist Noriko Ueda and drummer Allison Miller — will release its debut album next year.

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When violinist Jenny Scheinman and drummer Allison Miller make music together, it can feel much like a parlor game.

Not so much for its simplicity, because it simply isn’t that — but rather in the sense of capturing all of your attention, the way a parlor game would have done before the distractions of a radio, a television or an internet.

The Newport Jazz Festival is upon us, and with it comes a rash of tough decisions.

Renata Raksha

Along with the latest by Kneebody and Sarathy Korwar.

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This week’s Take Five is a supersize preview, featuring picks for Friday and Saturday nights. 

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Renee Rosnes has seen her share of jazz supergroups. Thirty years ago, she held down the piano chair with Out of the Blue, a youthful all-star crew formed by Blue Note Records. She was a charter member of the SFJAZZ Collective. So she had a wealth of experience to draw from when she recently formed a supergroup of her own.

John Rogers

Take Five celebrates albums by five amazing drummers whose music defies stereotype.

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Allison Miller has held down the pulse for respected artists across multiple genres, including the indie-folk dynamo Ani DeFranco and the soul-jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith. Her latest album, Otis Was A Polar Bear, nods to a few other factors informing her bright, inviting sound — from scuba diving to modern art to recent motherhood.