December 2008

6th Biennial Dutch Jazz Meeting 2008

by admin on December 27, 2008

An innovative event, already twelve years in the making: invited guests from all over the world mingled with the movers and shakers of the Dutch jazz scene for three consecutive nights at the BIMhuis in Amsterdam. photo credit: wot nxt This was world-meets-Dutch Jazz, short attention span-style.  Young up-and-comers, and some stalwarts, were slotted 25 […]


Review: New Dutch Swing, by Kevin Whitehead

by admin on December 21, 2008

If jazz criticism has a Hemingway, it may well be University of Kansas English professor and veteran American jazz journalist, Kevin Whitehead. Those of us who came to his work via NPR’s Fresh Air, Downbeat, or the Village Voice are already familiar with his gripping writing style, which entices with jazz-shaped prose, modernist understatement, poetic […]


35 Honorary Americans

by admin on December 1, 2008

So you have your European jazz street cred, you have your American jazz street cred, and then you have your rare transatlantic musicians who can lay claim to both.  I thought it might be interesting to come up with a list of European jazz musicians who have become household names for Americans.  Whether or not […]