Tag: Jazz

IF 2022: a 24-hour Festival of Improvised Arts… in just a click!

This “all-night celebration of the arts” will take place August 26-27, 2022 online and in-person (University of Guelph) It will feature 150+ artists of all artistic disciplines from around the world. Full artist line-up is available here. The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of […]

Should Jazz Criticism Involve Feminism and Ethics? Interview with Ajay Heble

By: Estefanía Romero We observe the discoveries and ideas of those who have dedicated their lives to understand jazz and improvisation, not just as artistic forms, but also through their link with human rights and social struggles. Why? Because the music can be more fascinating when we can understand what’s […]

Women in Jazz | Third Part: Mexican Jazz Females

By: Estefanía Romero   I invite you to read the other parts of this article: ·         Women in Jazz | First Part: The Notion of Inferiority ·         Women in Jazz | Second Part: Women who Sing Jazz (Professionally?), Attraction and Persistence ·         Women in Jazz | Third Part: Mexican Jazz Females   Female Jazz […]

Top Jazz Female Instrumentalists in Mexico

By: Estefanía Romero In the conclusions of my article “Women in Jazz”, an extensive research on women in the history of this genre, it was revealed a ridiculously small percentage (3%) of jazz women instrumentalists females performing nowadays in Mexico. That’s the reason why today, March 8th, the International Day […]

Ravi Coltrane: Lots of Nothing Disguised As Music For Meditation

By: Estefanía Romero In this critique I may say two things: 1. The one you’re expecting (which is what others have written before). 2. The real thing, that would probably guide us into a little introspection on how we process jazz. So, I am going to try the second one, […]

Lady Trumpet Slashes Our Jugular Veins

By: Estefanía Romero The captivating quality on the arrangements and compositions made by Bria Skonberg, relies on the different discursive atmospheres she can take us to, all these embedded within an admirable creativeness and intelligence.     This trumpeter, jazz singer, and bandleader, accomplishes the possibility to fly among diverse […]

Women in Jazz | First Part: The Notion of Inferiority

By: Estefanía Romero This is a theoretical trail on the role of women in jazz history, and it offers reasons on why there is such a reduced presence of females in this kind of music. Also, my research exposes a series of interviews to Mexican women who belong to the […]

Jazz Legends As Seen Through the Eyes of the Biographer: James Gavin

By Estefanía Romero His life is based on writing about what our music idols do, but this time he had to answer questions about his own life and wonderful work. James Gavin is one of the most interesting characters I’ve met in my life—not only because he has the deepest […]

Charlie Hunter: A Path Against the Industry

By: Estefanía Romero The Joe Satriani’s disciple, the guitar player Charlie Hunter, has showed to be a prodigious with his own style, which was developed after many years of study, tours and record sellings. Hunter is visiting the Festival de Jazz de Nuevo León, but first he talks to Mexican […]