The Jazz Loft Project

From 1957-1965 W. Eugene Smith, a prolific American photographer, documented New York jazz musicians in his small loft and ended up with 4,000 hours of audio and 40,000 photographs. His dilapidated loft in the wholesale flower district was the place for late-night jam sessions for Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Steve Reich, Zoot Sims, Roland Kirk, and Alice Coltrane.
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Kind of Bloop

What do you get when you mix one of the milestones of Jazz with Mario Bros.?
An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. Check it out at

JazzTV – Elis Regina

This selection comes from the “Extreme Flute” himself Bill McBirnie. “…Like a bird…singing in the rain!.” – Thanks Bill.

Elis Regina – É Com Esse Que Eu Vou

RIP – Les Paul

Les Paul, who invented the solid-body electric guitar later wielded by a legion of rock ‘n’ roll greats, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 94.
According to Gibson Guitar, Paul died at White Plains Hospital. His family and friends were by his side.

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JazzTV – Melody Gardot

Her show was a highlight at this years Toronto Jazz fest. Wow!
Melody Gardot – Baby I’m a Fool

JazzTV – Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”, from the 2009 World Science Festival, June 12, 2009. your destination for all things Jazz in Toronto.


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