Monthly Archives: September 2018

Brazil… By Way of Israel: The Music of Anat Cohen

  Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen fell in love with jazz as a child growing up in Tel Aviv, Israel. Cohen’s passion for jazz brought her to the United States during the late ‘90s to study music at Boston’s Berklee College. But … Continue reading

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Harold López-Nussa brings Havana to Indianapolis

  If you can only attend one show at this year’s Indy Jazz Fest, I’d highly recommend hitting Harold López-Nussa’s September 14th date at The Jazz Kitchen. López-Nussa is a regular at many of the top international jazz festivals, so … Continue reading

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Barbara Dane Reflects on a Life of Music and Activism

  In a perfect world I wouldn’t need to explain who Barbara Dane is. In a perfect world women musicians would receive the same respect and credit for their accomplishments as their male counterparts do. In a perfect world musicians … Continue reading

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Swamp Dogg on the making of Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune

I recently had the great pleasure of writing album notes for Swamp Dogg’s Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune, out now through Joyful Noise Recordings. Swamp Dogg is a giant figure in American music. In addition to his impressive catalog of left … Continue reading

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The Folk Roots of Hall and Oates: John Oates on Mississippi John Hurt

  2018 marks the 90th anniversary of Mississippi John Hurt’s 1928 recording session for Okeh Records. Considered a commercial flop at the time, Hurt’s Okeh recordings would go on to find a devoted audience among a future generation of music fans. … Continue reading

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