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.

Ways to Connect

June 17, 2019. Pianist Larry Fuller is a guy who’s truly just happy to be here. This is not to suggest complacency—quite the opposite, actually. It suggests perspective. Taking nothing for granted and treating the opportunity to play music for a living as a privilege—that’s what comes through with the utmost force when learning about Larry Fuller and listening to his music.

April 23, 2019. South Jersey’s Paul Jost had a long career as an instrumentalist before debuting as a vocalist with 2014’s aptly named Breaking Through. In the newly released follow-up to that debut, Simple Life, Jost shows that he’s blown way past “getting the hang of this singing thing” on his way to positively reveling in it.

Christopher Andrew McDonald

Philadelphia-based vocalist Laurin Talese had one heck of a year in 2018. Her debut album, Gorgeous Chaos (2016), was our Jazz Album of the Week back in December—an achievement sufficient, no doubt, to make anyone’s year.

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.

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