Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo perform “Classical Medley” in the KPLU/Jazz24 studios on May 30, 2013.
By John Kessler Otis Rush brought such passion and emotion to his singing and guitar playing that his music has been called “frighteningly intense”. Rush never achieved the commercial success that he might have, but along with Buddy Guy and Magic Sam, he is acknowledged to be one of the architects of the Chicago blues […]
Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao perform live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios on May 30, 2013.
The Greyboy Allstars perform live on May 17, 2013 in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios.
Based on actual conversations: WHY WE NEED THIS MOVIE #1 Me: I’m going to watch this movie, “The Girls In The Band.” And hopefully write a review. Hip Old Jazz Radio Dude: Oh, yeah? What’s it about, chick singers? Me: Um, no. It’s about the great female instrumentalists who couldn’t get hired by the big bands, […]
Written by John Kessler In 1942, Alan Lomax discovered a community of musicians in North Mississippi, who played their own hybrid music that was unmistakably African-sounding. Called “Fife & Drum” music because of its military background, it hearkens back to post Civil War days, when this special and local tradition originated. Although drumming is a […]
Ann Hampton Callaway: Singing the standards, Streisand and making it up as she goes. May 10, 2013.