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Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard

Gerry Mulligan and the Concert Jazz Band at the Village Vanguard is the A Pinnacle of Live Jazz Recording The Village Vanguard, an iconic jazz club in New York City, has played host to numerous legendary performances, but few capture the essence of the venue’s intimate yet electrifying atmosphere like “Gerry Mulligan and the Concert […]

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92nd Street Y, New York Announces Jazz in July 2024: Celebrating Legacy and Innovation & The Justin Time Vinyl Giveaway!

New York City’s cultural calendar has been reinvigorated with the announcement of Jazz in July 2024 at the 92nd Street Y, marking its 39th season and the debut under the artistic directorship of Aaron Diehl. Scheduled from July 17 to 27, this year’s lineup promises an exciting blend of tradition and innovation, showcasing both established

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The “Live at The Village Vanguard” franchise represents a prestigious series of jazz recordings captured at the iconic Village Vanguard club in New York City.

The venue, known for its intimate atmosphere and superb acoustics, has hosted some of the most significant names in jazz since its opening in 1935. The “Live at The Village Vanguard” recordings have become synonymous with high-quality live jazz performances, and many albums recorded there are considered landmarks in jazz history. Here are some notable

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Wynton Marsalis to Bring the House Down at the Blue Note Jazz Festival

Get ready for a night of unforgettable jazz as the Blue Note Jazz Festival and Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly present the legendary Wynton Marsalis live at the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club! This is an event that jazz lovers won’t want to miss, and we’re thrilled to give you the scoop on what’s in

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Swing with the Big Bands TONIGHT WITH A Tribute to Louis Armstrong’s Legendary Performances

Every Friday night, The Improv Cafe Radio Station invites you to step back in time and swing with the big bands. This week, we are spotlighting one of the most iconic performances in jazz history – Louis Armstrong and His All Stars live at Chicago’s Medina Temple in 1956. Tune in for an unforgettable evening

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Oscar Peterson Live at The Blue Note: A Timeless Collection of Jazz Mastery

Oscar Peterson, one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, left an indelible mark on the world of music with his virtuosic performances and profound musicality. Among his most celebrated works are the recordings from his live performances at The Blue Note, one of New York City’s most iconic jazz venues. These recordings, compiled

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Kenny Burrell: Jazz Guitar Mastery at the Vanguard

In the illustrious annals of jazz history, few venues hold as much prestige and reverence as the Village Vanguard in New York City. It’s a hallowed space where jazz luminaries have gathered to create magic and where timeless recordings have been captured for posterity. Among the many artists who have graced its stage, one name

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David Sanborn: 50 Years in Music – Quincy Jones & Friends Live at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland/1996

In the world of jazz and contemporary music, few names shine as brightly as David Sanborn. A master of the saxophone, Sanborn’s illustrious career spans over five decades, marked by his distinctive sound, unparalleled skill, and unwavering passion for music. Among the many highlights of his career, one moment stands out as particularly iconic: his

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