Jazz & World

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 […]

Cellist Lynn Harrell [assed away unexpectedly Monday night. (photo Christian Steiner)

News in brief: Lynn Harrell dead at 76, Atlanta Jazz Festival postponed, Georgia boosts coronavirus testing

EarRelevant Staff | 29 APR 2020 Lynn Harrell has died at age 76 Prominent American cellist Lynn Harrell, died unexpectedly Monday night at age 76. His death was announced by his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale on social media early […]

Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner (source: WBUR)

A convivial feel permeates two very different Atlanta jazz shows

Jon Ross | 25 FEB 2020 When Gregory Porter opens his 2013 Blue Note debut with the promise, “There will be no love that’s dying here,” he delivers the words in an assured baritone. There’s a comforting, soulful swagger […]