Tim Jackson

Tim Jackson November 10, 2014 | Scott MacClelland | Performing Arts Monterey Bay You can’t tell from speaking with Tim Jackson if his jazz career has ever faced a genuine crisis or taken a serious bump. On the contrary, the artistic director of the Monterey Jazz...

Jazz Icon Dave Liebman Brings his Young Guns to Bay Area

October 21, 2014 | Andrew Gilbert | San Jose Mercury News As a young saxophonist coming up on the New York scene more than four decades ago, Dave Liebman absorbed bandstand wisdom while working for oracular masters such as Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, lessons that...

Jazz Notes: Nov/Dec 2014

JAZZ NOTES: Kuumbwa Jazz Goes Green   After months of changing out light bulbs, meeting with county officials, reducing the amount of plastic used in the venue (now featuring icebox water), and more, Kuumbwa Jazz with a grant from the Community Foundation of SCC has...

B-3 master Wil Blades takes new direction

September 8, 2014 | Richard Scheinin | San Jose Mercury News Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades grew up in a middle-class Chicago suburb. He’s only 34, but plays — and has played for a good decade now — as if he’d hatched straight from the urban...
Chick Corea still going strong at 73

Chick Corea still going strong at 73

August 7, 2014 | Wallace Baine | Santa Cruz Sentinel With his latest band the Vigil, the great jazz master still chasing musical adventures At 73, it is inevitable that Chick Corea would be moving ever higher on the forever shifting list of Greatest Living Jazz...