Jazz & World

Jazz artist Fred Hersch streams a recital from his home for Spivey Hall. (OCL/Spivey Hall)

Review: Jazz pianist Fred Hersch virtually returns to Spivey Hall in warmly intimate recital

Fred Hersch, piano March 21, 2021 Presented by Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, via Our Concerts Live Mark Gresham | 25 MAR 2021 On Sunday, Spivey Hall at Clayton State University presented a virtual solo recital by […]

The Mark Harvey Group in 1971,, L-R: Bloom, Standish, Harvey, Ellis. (credit: Margot Niederland)

Unearthed live album from little-recorded Mark Harvey Group worth discovering

Jon Ross | 23 JUL 2020 New releases of long-lost recordings are on trend, but offer mixed results. These “unearthed” recordings can sometimes be little more than a capitalistic impulse (maybe those selections by a noted trumpeter didn’t need […]

Amertican jazz singer and pianist Freddy Cole (October 15, 1931 – June 27, 2020).

News in brief: Freddy Cole dead at 88; Gov. Kemp extends COVID-19 executive orders; Warner Media to sell CNN Center

EarRelevant Staff | 29 JUN 2020 Jazz great Freddy Cole dead at 88 ATLANTA, GA — American jazz pianist, vocalist and long-time Atlanta resident Freddy Cole passed away on Saturday at the age of 88, Cole’s death was due […]

Emory Gamelan Ensemble (credit: Mark Gresham)

News in brief: Georgia pandemic update; Jazz Festival goes canceled; word from Emory Gamelan

EarRelevant Staft | 28 MAY 2020 Atlanta, GA— Several timely local news items of the day: State officials to offer pandemic update today Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp is scheduled to will give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Kenny Banks, Sr.,, piano,. and Joe Gransden, trumpet, in Sunday's virtual session. (video still courtesy of Atlanta Jazz festival)

With Atlanta Jazz Festival postponed, city presents local musicians online

Jon Ross | 05 MAY 2020 Every memorial day weekend, around 100,000 Atlantans pack Piedmont Park for the free, multi-day Atlanta Jazz Festival. A smattering of top-tier headliners from the jazz world invariably appear every year, but to the […]