Discover: Norman Provizer’s Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

It’s the season for lots of Holiday music, including trumpeter Etienne Charles with his “Creole Christmas” package, the University of Colorado Thompson School of Music’s Big Band with the classic…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

For this week, let’s get things started with two area-based musicians – singer Ed Battle and trumpeter Bob Montgomery. Born in New Jersey (with time spent in Philadelphia), Battle settled…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Just about a decade ago, the MacArthur Foundation named alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon a MacArthur Fellow noting, “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In 2017, the Memphis-born, Flint-raised singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, who appears at the Newman Center on Saturday, received appropriate recognition by the National Endowment for the Arts as a Jazz…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

On Saturday, singing takes center stage when the 2nd annual SongBird Vocal Jazz Fest takes place at the Muse Performance Space, 200 East S. Boulder Rd., in Lafayette. The event…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

This year Manfred Eicher and ECM Records celebrate the label’s 50th anniversary and this week Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, pays indirect homage to the famed label by hosting two artists who…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

When drummer Shelly Manne left the L.A. Four, Jeff Hamilton stepped in to keep the popular group (with Ray Brown, Bud Shank and Laurindo Almeida) grooving along. Over the years,…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, who will be at Dazzle on Thursday, hit the jazz radar in 2010 when she captured the top spot at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

In 1971, Ornette Coleman recorded the tracks for his disc Science Fiction that was released the following year. But it was not until a decade later that one of those…

Norman Provizer's Jazz Notes

Norman Provizer

[caption id="attachment_30881" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Joe Policastro Trio[/caption]   Recently, the great drummer Brian Blade was on stage at Dazzle as part of bassist Jeff Denson’s trio. This week Blade is…

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