Thankfully, there's plenty of jazz action in the Valley these days. Here's a heads-up on a few must-see events.
On Friday, a listener noticing that Dizzy Gillespie’s 95th birthday anniversary is today, asked where he could find a copy of “I’ll Never Go Back to Georgia.” When I told him that that’s the
After watching this amazing performance of “Humoresque” by Art Tatum this morning,
Maybe it was just the odd hour (11:30 on a beautiful Saturday morning), or the lack of outreach to the jazz community, but fewer than ten people were in the house for the Northampton Film Festival’
I spoke with Jeff Holmes on Columbus Day. Holmes is the longtime Director of Jazz Studies at UMass, and he’s just released a CD entitled Of One’s Own.
I have Sarah Vaughan to thank for bringing my fledgling hobby as a concert photographer to a sudden end. Back in the day, I owne
It’s hard for me to imagine Jazz a la Mode without Arbors Records.
I began the day today uplifted by the soulful, elegiac music of Dave Douglas.
60 years ago today, Richard Nixon disavowed charges that he was on the take in his “Checkers” speech, but he acknowledged that his family’s black and white cocker spaniel was a gift, and they weren
Houston Person will be back in Northampton tomorrow night as guest soloist in the Jazz Workshop series. His first appearance in May drew such an overflow crowd that the show was moved from th
Today is B.B. King’s 87th birthday. Long live the King! I first saw B.B.
Saturday’s Northampton Jazz Festival, in addition to presenting headliners Matt Wilson, Sheryl Bailey, and Gary Smulyan, will honor the memory
I’ve got a few friends in Northampton who are going to love this film featuring Sonny Criss with the Hampton Hawes All-S
As noted here last week, I interviewed the playwright Terry Teachout and the actor John Douglas Thompson on August 30 about Teachout’s play, “Satchmo at t