Last week, the Monterey Jazz Festival announced a 17 city, 28 concert U.S. tour featuring a band composed of some of modern jazz's most lauded players. The band for this tour includes musical director Gerald Clayton on piano, Ravi Coltrane on tenor and soprano saxophones, Nicholas Payton on trumpet and others to help round out the group.
In keeping up with the pre-Grammy hysteria this week, we here at Classicalite want to keep you readers abreast of only the most pertinent news. This one comes as an update (and perhaps our projected winner) to the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album.
The seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival takes place this weekend with a schedule of free events at venues in Chicago.