Jazz Notes

Melanie Charles | B-Side

https://youtu.be/icRMv_Le7FQ Melanie Charles in another of the sensational female artists that bring a Caribbean influence to her music. A vocalist and flutist she brings a versatile, fresh and hip sound to the music scene.

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U.K. Afro-Jazz Band Kokoroko

https://youtube/YqQ2sODxH3o  It is seldom that you see a mixed band that is led by a female. More often females form same-sex bands because they feel excluded by male musicians. A wonderful exception is the U.K. afro-jazz band Kokoroko. The band is led by Sheila...

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Seven Women from London: NERIJA

  https://youtu.be/cPdjGnx4tDA One of the most exciting female jazz bands on the scene today comes from the UK in the form of the glorious NERIJA. Seven women from London with a new and fresh afro-based sound. Each group member has their own distinct identity but the...

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Mary Halvorson Quintet: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

https://youtu.be/xJwyBBcP51A Mary Halvorson Over the years I have listened to composer/guitarist Mary Halvorson and I have yet to understand what I am listening to. That aside she is considered one of the most progressive modern jazz artists of the day. Her music has...

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Rachel Price – “The Very Thought of You”

You don't have to be famous to be great. Rachel Price has been around a long time and she gets better with each passing moment. Diana Krall, who is a big star, immediately comes to mind since they are both white vocalists but this babe holds her own and maybe even...

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