Pianists have grabbed a particularly bright spotlight, but trumpeters, saxophonists, bassists, and singers have shined too. And musicians of all ages, from the 29 year old vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant) to 80 year old saxophonist Charles Lloyd (one of my favs) and many in between, have released some great music.
Below are four of the many sources that have published “best of Jazz” lists. Each list is different and yet there is some overlap. Most of the lists have links to audio and video samples some have reviews and artist profiles. Maybe you will find a new or an old favorite among them. Click the titles to go to each list. Enjoy .
We will be doing a live recording of The the LifeJazz Show during our Program May 6.
Live recording is always tricky but we are going to go for it during our LifeJazz Show on Sunday May 6. We have some great new tunes, some great players including the exciting Reggie Berg on piano, and some great sound engineers, so with a little luck we will get some recordings to share. All we need is you, the live audience to make it really special. Come join us, enjoy some engaging music and story and boost your spirits.
Sunday May 6, 2:30 PM
The Venue at Library 21C
1175 Chapel Hills Dr
Advance $11, Door $15.
LifeJazz Is sponsored by The Art of Jazz, a non-profit arts advocacy.