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On June 19th, West Coast sax-sensation Kamasi Washington joined forces with Igmar Thomas and the Revive Big Band to close out an already killer weekend keep reading »

Each year, as summer rolls around, the DC jazz community gears up for DC JazzFest – a 10 day extravaganza that showcases the greatest in both new and keep reading »

As we stated here at Revive Music before, Manhattan wasn’t the only place in New York where jazz was cooking and innovating. Brooklyn has been keep reading »

Need some amazing music to smooth over the stress and trauma of the past week? You’re in luck! This week the Blue Note Jazz Club is hosting three nights (each with two sets) of a supergroup led by the incredible Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke featuring Ravi Coltrane on sax, Marcus Gilmore on drums, and Chalres Altura on guitar.

On Tuesday October 9th, Symphony Space will be hosting an All-Star Jazz Concert to benefit the Obama-Biden 2012 Presidential Campaign. Jazz For Obama 2012 will feature artists like Ron Carter, Roy Haynes, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ravi Coltrane, Geri Allen, and many more legendary musicians. Though we are not picking sides in this election, this is an event is not to be missed (if it was Jazz for Romney 2012 featuring the same artists, we’d be just as excited for all the Republicans out there)!

“People assume that because your last name is Coltrane or because you’re a jazz guy, that you’re trying to live in the past to a certain extent or keeping the tradition alive and all of that noise,” Coltrane explains in his soft-spoken, but intensely engaging tone as we discuss the state of jazz music today. Instead, as he explains, the music is about looking forward with a fully capable grasp of the past. The jazz tradition is about moving forward and constantly looking ahead. On the heels of releasing his Blue Note Records debut as a bandleader, Coltrane goes in-depth on his views about the music, the business, and his experiences within it.

Dizzy’s is hosting an amazing tribute to the music of Wayne Shorter by a group of our generation’s most talented artists including Marcus Strickland, Ravi Coltrane, Jeremy Pelt, and more! The series runs through Sunday 4/29/12 with sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm with an extra set at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday.

This weekend saw jazz fans converge on downtown Manhattan for what could be the most unpretentious, unassuming, realistic glimpse at some of the pioneers of the modern jazz scene. Forget the sit-down venues with unrealistic cover charges and the maître d’s who demand an unrealistic ambiance of clap-clap silence. The Winter JazzFest, presented by Boom Collective and Search & Restore, allowed for an array of artists, both well-known and up-and-coming, to be featured in a setting more conducive to spreading the life and energy of modern jazz.

Launched in 2004 by jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas, the Greenleaf imprint has been releasing music since 2004. The latest installment delivers three volumes of new music, composed and arranged by Douglas and performed with Douglas’s Brass Ecstasy, a quintet featuring Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer, Linda Oh and Marcus Gilmore, as well as So Percussion, a new music ensemble.

So, you missed the Newport Jazz Festival? No biggie. We scoured the internet for all the necessary media so you will feel like you were there.