Friday, May 31, 2019

UNC CHAPEL HILL JUNE 2019 FREE LIVE JAZZ

STARTING MONDAY JUNE 17, 2019,  LOTS OF GOOD JAZZ FOR A WEEK  https://music.unc.edu/summerjazzworkshop/concert-schedule/  This is another great annual event courtesy of Jim Ketch and associates. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

SHARP NINE TONIGHT AND FRIDAY

Big Band jazz tonight, Tuesday 5/28/2019 at Sharp Nine and Jim Ketch Swingtet with a bunch of my favorites on Friday 5/31/2019  http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html

Friday, May 24, 2019

FRANKIE AT BRIGHTLEAF TONIGHT 7PM FRIDAY 5/24/2019

More good jazz in the Durham Jazz Reservoir! Frankie Alexander and her folks will be laying down their usual tasteful delivery of good sounding/feeling jazz tonight in the courtyard at Brightleaf Square. Start is 7PM! Nice way to start any holiday weekend.

Monday, May 20, 2019

TI HARMON PLUS TUESDAY 5/21/19 7PM

The show tomorrow night at Sharp Nine shows off some of the Durham Jazz Reservoir great performers. You'll be able to enjoy some great vocal treatments of jazz backed up by smokin' instrumental stuff! Find out more at the Sharp Nine Gallery website.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

JAZZ IN DURHAM TODAY 5/5/2019 5 -8 PM

JAZZ IN DURHAM TODAY 5/5/2019 -- Ben Palmer Trio at Goorsha on Main St. Ben, Noah, Clarence Caught their sound up the street a couple of times ago. Nice way to ease out of Sunday. Also, check West End Wine Bar 4-6pm. I believe this is Lou Bongo-s Sunday to be there with Latin Jazz. A reminder of where to check for weekly jazz happenings in the Durham Jazz Reservoir -- Peter's Blog and WNCU.ORG

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Edward Furtick, Sr.

I often make the comment that I feel blessed to be located here in such a great place for jazz/other music/ and the arts in general. Many of my memories are associated with music. I am focused today on memories of my dad, Edward Furtick, Sr. Today April 28, 2019 would have been his 114th birthday. He passed away at age 99. I had the pleasure of hearing the NCCU Jazz Big Band in concert last night. I am still full of good memories of dad taking me to hear Count Basie for the first time at the APOLLO. I also feel good when I hear or think about the spiritual, "If I Can Help Somebody". My father would sing/hum this song every time we were together. Good thoughts of a good man - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

Wintley Phipps - If I Can Help Somebody

Monday, April 22, 2019

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

ANNUAL NCCU JAZZ FESTIVAL APRIL 22 - 27, 2019

More good stuff coming in the Durham Jazz Reservoir!  STUDENT JAZZ COMBOS, FREELON, GATES, MILLER, VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE, CARLOS BISLIP AND FRIENDS, http://www.nccu.edu/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?id=3311

Thursday, April 4, 2019

HUGH MASEKELA

As a result of my friendship with a fine music person, Mr. John Cartwright, who was the best man in my wedding ceremony way back when, I had the privilege of being in the company of Hugh Masekela more than once.  I always found him gracious and REAL  Aside from making some great music for us, Hugh was heavily involved in worldwide human rights. If you check some of Masekela's recordings, you'll find John Cartwright as the bass player -- sometimes as the producer.  Today, April 4, 2019 would have been Hugh's 80th birthday.  I'm glad he was here with us for a while.

Coal Train (Stimela) - Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela - Grazing In The Grass

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SO HERE'S ONE THING

 To convey how glad I am that the BRANDON MITCHELL QUARTET will be "keepin' on" this Friday, 3/29/19 at Sharp Nine http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html  it crossed my mind to share with you  that one reason why their Tribute To The Modern Jazz Quartet back in November was so great was  because they maintained the primary MJQ quality  A TOUCH OF CLASS !!!  These outstanding musicians are sure to be SMOKIN'  again this FRIDAY NIGHT AT  8PM.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

DJANGO REVISITED MARCH 29, 2019 FRIDAY

If you enjoyed having the feel of the Modern Jazz Quartet a few months ago at Sharp Nine then come on back on Friday 3/29/19.  The Brandon Mitchell Quartet will be SMOKIN' again! http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html  I'll try to save you a seat.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

TRIANGLE YOUTH JAZZ ENSEMBLE ONE MORE ONCE

TYJE!!!  THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!  "KEEPIN' ON"!!!!

DOING IT AGAIN ---- TYJE ----- ELLINGTON NEW YORK

FROM GREGG GELB



TYJE has made me, and our region, very proud by being selected as a finalist for the National Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington Festival this year, and for the last three years.

TYJE is among the top high school student big bands in the country and the students desire to continue attending this prestigious competition each year. The Essentially Ellington Festival is a prime motivator for attracting the most talented youth in the region, while advancing the quality of music education we provide and growing our organization. In 2016, TYJE earned 2nd place and many of the highest individual awards in 2017 and 2018.  The students sound as good as many professional bands. We rehearse once a week on Sunday’s. Participants are selected by audition at the beginning of every year and come from all over the Greater Raleigh region.

Have a quick look at us in this Youtube video. https://youtu.be/LzwocJtYbHw

Our sponsoring organization, The Philharmonic Association, has done incredible work over the 30 years of its existence, growing to sponsor five classical orchestras and three jazz ensembles. It was awarded the 2012 Raleigh Medal of Arts Award for its extraordinary contributions to youth and the arts. It is run on a professional level, with paid instructors for each ensemble.

Student’s fees, grants from United Arts Council and City of Raleigh, and donors fund its operating budget. But for its annual trip to Jazz at Lincoln Center in May of each year, TYJE needs to raise funds separately from Philharmonic Association fundraising.  The estimated cost to take 25 young people and 4 chaperones to NYC for the festival, which is 4 days long, is $25,000.  While we raise some of it through performance fees and Jazz at Lincoln Center provides a small travel stipend, we must rely on donors for the majority.

Therefore, I am writing to you to ask you to help us support the travel costs of this highly respected event. There are three ways to contribute: One, is to purchase tickets to attend our Garden Party/concert/fundraiser on April 27th at 4pm. (please see the announcement below). You can click this link for information https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-york-new-york-jazz-in-the-garden-concert-tickets-57429039804. Two, checks can be written to the Philharmonic Association with Triangle Youth Jazz in the memo and sent to the address below, or third, you can go to www.philharmonic-association where you will find a contribution button. Your support will mean so much to me and to my students!


Sincerely,

Gregg Gelb, Director of Philharmonic Association Jazz Program
Conductor, Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble
2019 Raleigh Medal of Arts Award

Essentially Ellington 2016: Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble - ST. LOUIS BLUES

Monday, March 18, 2019

OTHER STUFF ------------ MAYBE

In case you haven't seen this info from DUKE PERFORMANCES https://dukeperformances.duke.edu/residencies/black-atlantic-2/

WHAT IS HAPPENING

Check this for current live jazz in and around https://locavorejazz.weebly.com/peters-blog  The jazz calendar at WNCU radio http://www.wncu.org/calendar/ is an important source of current jazz happenings in this area.  Lots of good live listening to be found and enjoyed.  Each venue that has a web site is another source that helps me find good stuff.

Monday, March 11, 2019

BE ON LIVE RECORDING MARCH 26 7PM HAYTI




INFO POSTED HERE PROVIDED BY MAMA JAZZ


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Helm, Lenora Z <lhelm@nccu.edu>
Date: Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM
Subject: For The Love of Big Band live concert recording
To: Elaine Crovitz <ecrovitz@gmail.com>


Hi Mama Jazz!

Will you please share the info below with your followers? Thank you!!

Lenora Helm Hammonds concert w/big band

For The Love Of Big Band: A live concert recording
Hayti Heritage Center,
801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27701
Tue, March 26, 2019
7:00 PM doors open; concert begins 7:30; 2 sets
Tickets are general admission $15 or VIP tickets w/perk levels $25, $65, $100
It is a private event, so tickets are only at this link: 

http://bit.ly/LenoraBigBand2



With Music,

Lenora Helm Hammonds 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

THANK YOU DENNY

Hey Denny, thanks for reminding me about Leadbelly.  I hadn't listened to him in a while.  Per our discussion here's a link for The Blue Note Grill - blues jam session on Tuesday night. https://www.google.com/search?q=bluenote+grill&oq=bluenote+grill&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.9879j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8  Hope you can check it out some time.  If you want some live jazz check out Sharp Nine Gallery
http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html  I enjoyed our conversation.  Be well.

Lead Belly - Midnight Special

Monday, February 4, 2019

Gregg and Company 7pm Tomorrow at Sharp 9

Gregg Gelb and his Heart of Carolina big band will be offering up big band jazz for our listening pleasure as a part of the current Sharp Nine Tuesday night offerings.  Should be another good time.
http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html

JAZZ HAPPENINGS UNC SOON!!

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ketch, Jim <jketch@ad.unc.edu>
Date: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 5:54 PM
Subject: Upcoming jazz concerts
To: ecrovitz@gmail.com <ecrovitz@gmail.com>
Cc: Ketch, Jim <jketch@ad.unc.edu>


Dear Mama Jazz,

Continued thank yous for your service to the music and the artists trying to keep it alive. Here are some upcoming dates that I would love for you to share with your listserv.

8-10pm Friday, Feb 8  Jim Ketch Swingtet at the Sharp 9 Gallery
Jim Ketch, Keenan McKenzie, Evan Ringel, Mark Wells, Aaron Gross, Dorien Dotson
$20 and $15

3:00pm Sunday, Feb 10  Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall, UNC-CH
16th Annual Valentine's Jazz Concert with Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NCCU Jazz Ensembles
$10, $5  Benefit concert for scholarships

42nd Carolina Jazz Festival, UNC-Chapel Hill   February 14-16, 2019


14 – 7:30pm Thursday, UNC Faculty Jazz Ensemble with Guest Artists: Bryan Carter, drums and Roland Barber, trombone at Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall • Carolina Jazz Festival - Free

15 – 4:00pm Friday, UNC Jazz Combos Band with guest artists Bryan Carter, drums and Roland Barber, trombone Carolina Jazz Festival - Free

15 – 8:00pm Friday, Christian Scott Quintet at Memorial Hall, UNC-CH  Carolina Jazz Festival. Ticketed event
919-843-3333 or at Memorial Hall Box Office

16 – 8:30am – 5:00pm Saturday; North Carolina Regional Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival,  Carolina Jazz Festival - Free

16 – 8:00pm Saturday, UNC Jazz Band in concert with Bryan Carter, drums and Roland Barber, trombone • Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall • $10 general admission ($5 students and UNC faculty/staff) • Tickets available at the door • Scholarship Benefit Concert • Carolina Jazz Festival


Thanks Mama,  Jim Ketch


Jim Ketch
Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies
Department of Music
Hill Hall, CB #3320
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3320
(o) 919.962.7560
(c) 919.812.2142
(e) jketch@email.unc.edu
(w) www.jimketch.com
GOOD STUFF PROVIDED FOR THIS POSTING VIA MAMA JAZZ   THANKS

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A NOT ORIGINAL COMMENT

Listening to Jazz "Clears my head, Heals my heart, and Lifts my spirit."

Monday, January 28, 2019

THANKS AND INFO

If you are reading this blog as a result of a conversation with me during the January 19 - 23, 2019 time period the very first item is for me to convey to you my BIGTIME THANKS!!  DUHS folks are/continue to be SMOKIN'!!!  A couple of  things I'd like to let you know about as a result of some of  our interactions.

 I responded to the question regarding my favorite place to go to listen to jazz in this area by telling you about Sharp 9  Gallery http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html.  This link should get you to a listing of the upcoming concerts.  The  concert tomorrow night January 29 is a monthly "SMOKIN'" HAPPENING.

In terms of who's doing a jazz gig where in this Durham Jazz  Reservoir, https://locavorejazz.weebly.com/peters-blog should get you to Peter's blog.  Peter provides current jazz goings on which he usually updates every Monday.

As a bonus  -  We who enjoy listening to jazz on the radio get to tune in to our great local jazz radio station coming from the campus of NCCU,  http://www.wncu.org/

Again,  DUHS FOLKS SMOKE!!!  THANKS SO MUCH.  (please pass my appreciation on to your associates in the organization who may not get to read this blog post)  Edward Furtick, Jr., edfurtick@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

HIP HAPPENINGS IN THE DURHAM JAZZ RESERVOIR

ANDERSON, DAVIS, FOUREMAN, HILL  GILMORE, KNOWLES, WILLIAMS, 
BERINSON, CHEATHAM, CREEL,   BRADFORD, ANTHONY  NCJRO

All of the above appearing at SHARP NINE GALLERY during the next several weeks.  Some enjoyable jazz listening coming up.  See the details http://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/up-coming-concerts.html

Saturday, January 12, 2019

MY FAVORITE PERSONAL COMPOSER JAN. 19 SHARP NINE

As I mentioned in a previous posting, James Gilmore is my favorite personal composer.  Of course, he is also the only person who has composed a song based on my  storytelling - Ed's Big Night.  James will be laying down some nice sounds in a trio format at Sharp Nine in Durham next Saturday night, January 19, 2019.  Come out and enjoy an evening of good jazz sounds. See how James feels about the music https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=mm#inbox/FMfcgxwBVDGPCpvcZlrDmFzgQrCQspDs  You can get tickets for the gig via
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3922797
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