Jeff Duperon's Jukebox Jazz

saturday, 6 to 9 pm

Saturday night’s alright for... jazz interpretations of popular songs from artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Prince. It’s the perfect time for lovers of pop music to discover the wonders of jazz. Consider Jukebox Jazz the gateway to a jazz obsession.

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March 18, 2019. Guitarist Julian Lage is only 31, but he packs over a half-century’s worth of cultural touchstones into his latest album, Love Hurts. Which might seem ironic, since the only opinion that seems unanimous about Lage’s brand of contemporary jazz is that it’s contemporary—genre-wise, it’s harder to place.

February 25, 2019. Most young jazz musicians move to New York City to further their jazz careers. Bobby Broom moved away, to Chicago, and has become the patriarch of jazz guitar in the Second City over the last 30-plus years. Soul Fingers is his second album devoted primarily to reimagining the tunes that shaped the pop, funk, and soul of his youth.

November 19, 2018. The Hot Club of San Francisco was created 30 years ago because guitarist Paul “Pazzo” Mehling wanted to spread the music and history of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France. Over a dozen albums later, the group is commemorating their musical journey with 30 Years, a compilation of favorites from their previous albums.

tonymiceli.com

Vibraphonist and educator Tony Miceli is a Philadelphia legend in his own right. His performance and teaching career has brought him around the world. Tony and his ensemble will be paying tribute to another Philly legend, the late, great Grover Washington Jr. 

October 22, 2018. It’s always exciting to come across a jazz vocal album that is eclectic while remaining true to jazz art form. It’s even more exciting when the vocalist is relatively unknown. Flying is a great example of how Johnaye Kendrick has used her jazz education to come into her own.

October 15, 2018. Pianist Cyrus Chestnut has always been known for swinging us right to church. On Kaleidoscope, he does a bit of that, but mostly adds his touch to the work of classical composers. Bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Chris Beck help to identify the different styles Chestnut tackles on this album.

Nonesuch Records

September 24, 2018. Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Brad Mehldau is a known innovator. His ability to think outside-of-the-box while remaining true to jazz makes every release of his a pleasant surprise. Seymour Reads the Constitution! is no different.

Concord Jazz

September 17, 2018. Despite the passing of Count Basie in 1984, the Count Basie Orchestra has remained one of the elite performing organizations in jazz. Now under the direction of Scotty Barnhart, the orchestra, partly comprised of musicians hired by Basie himself, has released All About That Basie to celebrate 80 years of swinging.

August 6, 2018. Over the years, saxophonist Rob Dixon has proven he can bring the funk. On Coast To Crossroads, the funk is still brought, and so is the rest of his musical capability.

July 23, 2018.  It’s been five years since we’ve had new music from saxophonist and York, Pennsylvania native Tim Warfield.  His new album, Jazzland, uses the same configuration of his 2013 release One for Shirley. Terell Stafford is on trumpet, Pat Bianchi on the Hammond B3 organ, Byron Landham is the drummer, and Daniel Sadownick handles percussion.

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