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Reviews - Jazz, Blues, Gospel

Concert: Johnny Winter
Albino bluesman still going strong.

Kim Nalley
Jazz vocalist takes on her own voice.

The King of All Blues Fests
Reigning legend B.B. King to headline Santa Cruz Blues Festival.

Blues Legend Seeks Dance Hall
Charlie Musselwhite turns it back up to 11.

Recapturing Clarksdale
'Evolution' revisits the birth of the blues.

Blue New Year
Tommy Castro is home for the holiday.

Club Life
Sunday Jazz Series 2006 at The Improv.

Strung Out
Charlie Hunter brings his trio back to the West Coast for the holidays.

Magic Fingers
Six strings sizzle on jazz guitar box set.

Old Hat, New Heads
Tin Hat returns to the Kuumbwa as a quartet, as unique and interesting as they ever were.

Jazz in a Box
A tale of two jazz artists.

Father Knows Best
Jazz patriarch steps into spotlight.

Sweet Dreams
Angela Strehli hosts a house party.

Body and Soul
The Monterey Jazz Festival returns with three generations of talent and creativity.

Front and Center
Wes Anthony gets busy on Front Street.

One for All
After a decade, Medeski, Martin & Wood recognize the power of the individual.

Future Shock
Jazz Beyond helps San Jose Jazz Festival embrace the eclectic this weekend.

All Natural, No Preservatives
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings in a bumper crop of New Orleans Jazz as it rolls into the Rio Theatre.

Open Season
Brother Ray and 'nahenahe jazz' highlight Stanford Jazz Festival's opening weekend.

True Grit
When Al Green is on a roll, watch out.

Plus Change
An acoustic jazz trio turns the jazz world on its ear with some fresh sounds and a love of the grunge.

Soul Fire
R&B legend Solomon Burke lights up the Santa Cruz Blues Festival.

The Fallujah Blues Are Bugging the Hell out of Me
Santa Cruz Blues Festival headliner Robert Cray talks about the Dixie Chicks, Stevie Ray Vaughan--and why he doesn't give a damn about Clear Channel backlash.

Supernova Saturday
Robert Cray is one good reason to make the Aptos pilgrimage. Here are four more.

Sunday Sundae
Solomon Burke isn't the only reason to drag yourself out of bed on May 29. Sunday's lineup is what we call motivational force.

Tight Knit
Bluesman Tommy Castro navigates these streets.

Born Under a Budget
Stanton Moore brings one-time pickup band Frequinox through town to play some classics of soul jazz.

Moanin' Low
UCSC professor Angela Davis makes a radical reassessment of the life and work of Billie Holiday.

Yearnin' Learnin'
Oaktown Jazz Workshop's Khalil Shaheed lets the lessons flow.

Family Ties
Are careers of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson 21st-century versions of vaudeville clans?

School Daze
David Jacobs-Strain grows into his voice on 'Ocean.'

Club Life
Sunday Jazz Series at the Palm Room at the Hyatt St. Claire.

Tell Me Something Good
Ledisi and Chaka Khan meet for the first time.

Wright Stuff
Hotlanta vocalist Lizz Wright warms up the San Jose Jazz Festival.

Beat Surrender
Stanford Jazz Festival 2004 highlights include the Heath Brothers, Satoro Oda and an older, wiser Akira Tana.

Club Life
Stanford Jazz Festival.

Father's Day
Local bluesman J.C. Smith rejuvenates a family tradition.

Start Me Up
How Latin jazz guitarist Scott Whitney used his marketing and sales background to create a music career.

Piece of Peace
Acclaimed jazz singer Clairdee puts listeners in the holiday mood with 'This Christmas.'

Words of Stone
San Jose poet and jazz musician Roberto Tinoco Duran serves up a thought-provoking slice of homemade 'Poetry Pie.'

Steady Mobbin'
Sex Mob's 'Dime Grind Palace.' Have five juicier words ever been strung together?

Double Duty
Nnenna Freelon opens (and closes) the 14th Annual San Jose Jazz Festival.

Blues You Can Use
Local guitarist Shane Dwight joins Bernard Allison, Sista Monica and Corby Yates at the Metro Fountain Blues Festival Saturday.

Jazzy Sensation
Jazz legends David Brubeck and Diana Krall know who Taylor Eigsti is. You will, too.



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