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A book about the history of a jazz club: The Jazz Corner

In Jazz Book on February 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Dear friends,

A new book about jazz is always a fantastic thing BUT a new book about the history of a jazz club is so special that I have to share with you  this big news !!!

The Jazz Corner is a club situated in South Carolina at Hilton Head Island. This club follows the patterns of the famous jazz history but it is also a work in progress !

Including 2 CD (Cheek to cheek, Amazing Grace, Route 66, A Foggy Day, Hot Hot Hot……..), this book offers as first chapter an introduction to Jazz History, then the Battle of Swing and a chronology of Jazz.

The author presents what is so important for me : the musicians ! The first part describes the Bandleaders, then the sidemen, the master musicians and the future master musicians.

To end this book, a very surprising section: the Cuisine :-). The Jazz Corner is also a place where you can eat and the best recipes will have no secrets for you. Appetizers like Crab Cakes, The Entrées like Spiced Peach Butter Sauce, the Desserts with the famous Carrot Cake or the Crème Brûlée  will help you to combine great food moments and the pleasure of listening the CD’s. You maybe know that I’m French and most of the recipes come from the French tradition but with little variations hmmmm :-).

I received it as a present and if I was rich, it would be my pleasure to offer it to you, but… I’m only rich in jazz news and in big smiles.

You can buy it via amazon.

Enjoy !


The Jazz Corner Story
by Martin McFie

From Lydia Inglett Publishing


Jazz in Jakarta (Indonesia) tonight ! (Feb. 21, 2013)

In Few written notes on February 21, 2013 at 7:31 am

Dear Friends,

I’m so pleased to announce you that Indonesia will move on jazzy rhythms tonight !

Here is the program !

SERAMBI JAZZ | Johanes Radianto Trio

Johanes Radianto (Guitar), Kevin Yosua (Bass), Elfa Zulham Syah Warongan (Drums)

February 21, 2013, 7.30 pm
Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 9-15
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
Free Admission | Reservation Not Required
+6221 23550208-147/157

Johanes Radianto will bring to stage the full scope of his journey through life with music. He will be accompanied by Kevin Yosua, a bass player well known in the jazz world, and Elfa Zulham, another great and widely recognized jazz player who has been close friends with Johanes since their time in the Netherlands.

Johanes has a very thick traditional jazz background, and his music brings forth that sense of tradition with a twist of modernity. Through a very well planned repertoire consisting of jazz standards and some of their own composition, the trio is looking forward to sharing their joy of playing music with the audience.

Warm jazz in the cold winter: Historic Brazilian Jazz Band revisits Pixinguinha in Rio

In Band of the month on February 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

Dear friends,

Outside it’s cold, rainy, snowy… I propose to bring in your house the warmth of the sun 🙂 !

Historic Brazilian Jazz Band revisits Pixinguinha in Rio and that’s what we need !

This band  takes elements of the music of Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, or simply Pixinguinha, focuses on the Brazilianness, and  adapts the typical timbre for jazz atmosphere. Historic Jazz Brazilian Jazz Band combines the musicality of the African percussion of Laudir de Oliveira, the “grooves” and “slaps” thanks to the acoustic bass of Paulo Russo, the ginga battery of Paulinho Black, and the magical touch of Kiko Continentino on his keyboard.

They are not alone ! Great performers and masters in jazz collaborate with them. The historical Brazilian rhythm, the real roots and the modernity of the compositions mix musicians of all ages and they all bring the sun at home in such an intelligent way !

Enjoy !





New jazz place in San Francisco: SFJAZZ (music AND education!)

In Jazz Clubs on February 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

Dear friend,

When an exceptional place opens the doors, I have to tell you everything :-).

San Francisco has a new jazz place since January 23 2013 with a fantastic program! For example, one of my favourite singers, Patricia Barber, will be on stage on March 3…

This new centre will present world-class artists in concert throughout the year, nurture young musicians’ development and promote music education. In the fall of 1983, SFJAZZ, then known as Jazz In The City, presented two concerts at the Herbst Theatre with a simple philosophy: offer the best of jazz music in an environment that showcases the full spectrum and artistry of the art form.  Thirty years later, the SFJAZZ Center will open just two blocks from the site of the first concerts.  The Center will be a hub of art, music, culture, and community and will take its place alongside major arts institutions.

There will be also Family Matinees which will provide a window into the exciting world of live jazz. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A and amazing music. On March 9, they will dissecting the groove (anatomy of jazz standards).

Every season, SFJAZZ Education hosts intimate conversations with international performing artists prior to select performances.

This place seems to be so fantastic that I have to share the site on which you will find the information you need.

Go on



P.S.: I would like to thank Bill Leikam for this information


Best Jazz Clubs Blog: More than 10 000 THANKS !

In Few written notes on February 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Dear friends,

It my pleasure to thank you for your visits on my blog. More than 10 000 views, that’s GREAT ! That also means that you are looking for quality, for sustainable jazz and for warm atmospheres ! You know that these points are my criteria to add a new jazz club on the lists. In my opinion, NOT paying jazz musicians or vocalists is a nonsense ! They are the essence of jazz clubs, they prove they studied and trained hard to offer the best of themselves ! Felling like home in a jazz club, we all have already had such an experience of being soooo well listening to a fantastic program !

BUT (because there is always a but) some countries are not in our lists ! Do not hesitate to give your feedback from jazz clubs discovered during your business travels or your holidays ! Do not hesitate to promote a fantastic club which needs to be discovered ! So, people from AFRICA, let us know where you listen to jazz, people from ASIA and OCEANIA, let us enjoy the possibility of finding a great jazz place in your countries ! Your comments are so important ! I know that all around the world you are searching information about jazz clubs, I see so many nationalities looking at the blog… Don’t be afraid… Be active and share 🙂

Truly yours !


Jazz in Champagne-Ardenne : Charleville Action Jazz (France)

In jazz on February 6, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Dear Friends,

If you travel in the region of Champagne in France, you can mix the favourite drink of Marilyn Monroe AND jazz !

For the 24th year, Charleville Action Jazz proposes concerts ! Tomorrow February 7th, Fabrice Alleman (sax) will play with his “Obviously” New Quartet (Nathalie Loriers – piano, Reggie Washington – double bass, Lionel Beuvens, drum).

Charleville Action Jazz is an association of voluntaries, in which contemporary jazz is being promoted. They program periodical concerts and organise also master classes and educational sessions.

Enjoy Jazz !


Take contact with Patrice Boyer :

You want more info about Fabrice Alleman ? Here you are 🙂