A bridge ride away, the borough of Brooklyn was home to some of the most important musicians ever. From Art Blakey to Carmen McCrae, Wayne Shorter to Noel Pointer, Kings County was home to jazz royalty. Jack Dejohnette once famously played John Coltrane compositions at Brooklyn Museum with ‘Trane’s own son, Ravi.
The day has arrived—Happy Birthday John Coltrane! Tonight we will be celebrating the master innovator’s birthday with the Marcus Strickland Quartet at Dizzy’s with sets at both 7:30pm and 9:30pm. To get you in the mood for the show tonight, be sure to check out some of our feature articles on John Coltrane and if you’re like us, start streaming your favorite Trane tunes all day!
Coming up on Coltrane’s Birthday, Monday, Sept. 23rd, Revive Music and Jazz at Lincoln Center partner to premiere a joint celebration featuring Marcus Strickland Quartet keep reading »
The first official track from Derrick Hodge’s Live Today—his Blue Note Records debut as a bandleader—is officially here! The bassist, bandleader, and composer has become in-demand through his work with the Robert Glasper Experiment in addition to artists like Maxwell, Common, Floetry, Terence Blanchard, Q-Tip, Jill Scott, and many more. Live Today finds Hodge crafting original compositions with a cohort of collaborators spanning from Experiment members Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Casey Benjamin, and Mark Colenburg to the legendary rapper Common, keyboardists James Poyser and Aaron Parks, saxophonist Marcus Strickland, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and even the American String Quartet.
The legendary tap musician Savion Glover will be joining the Revive Big Band for their Blue Note Festival performance on 6/16 at Highline Ballroom featuring a slew of todays greatest musicians, led by trumpeter Igmar Thomas.
This past weekend was a whirlwind of amazing music and as we sift through more and more of the recordings and videos, we’ll be bringing you an exclusive look at these incredible musicians, the dynamic arrangements, and the one of a kind musical moments that have to be heard!
In preparation for Winter JazzFest this weekend we dropped by the rehearsal for Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life to get a sneak peak of this all-star band featuring Strickland on saxes, the legendary Ku-umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Yuki Hirano holding down the keys, Mark Kelley on bass, Charles Haynes on the drums, and emcee Raydar Ellis on the mic.
Here is a 20-ish minute mix of some of todays DOPEST Jazz. I made this in preparation for Winter Jazz Fest 2013 where Revive Music will be hosting a 2 night stay. Rich Medina & I will be holding down the decks all night long, so come through and party with us!!
We are proud to once again partner with the 2013 Winter Jazzfest in producing our annual Revive Music Stage taking place on Friday, Jan. 11th and Saturday, Jan. 12th with the first performance starting at 7:45pm and going all night until 4am on both nights. Performances will include the premier of ‘AFRO HARPING’, a tribute to Dorothy Ashby led by harpist Brandee Younger, our monthly remix live jazz party, CHURCH with Mark de Clive-Lowe, Otis Brown III Quintet, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life, Somi and many many more.
On Friday, December 21st, keyboardist & producer extraordinaire, Raymond Angry (The Roots/ Joss Stone) takes his beats to the Blue Note stage with renowned special guests vocalist, Renee Neufville (Zhane) & iconic drummer, Chris Daddy Dave (D’Angelo / Maxwell) . The Evolution of Ray Angry is upon us, be there for his rarest and most epic performance to date.