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Blue Note Jazz Festival: 2017 lineup & tickets
NYC's annual Blue Note Jazz Festival runs June 1 - 30 at various venues around the city (including many at the Blue Note itself). This year's lineup includes Pat Metheny, Dr. John, The Isley Brothers, Kool & The Gang, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jacob Collier, Hiromi, Eddie Palmieri, Cassandra Wilson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, McCoy Tyner, Incognito, Jean-Luc Ponty, Henry Butler, Terence Blanchard, The Hot
Kamasi Washington released ‘The Epic’ on Brainfeeder; NPR streaming its release show tonight (ft. Thundercat & more)
Jazz saxophonist/composer Kamasi Washington has been at it for over a decade -- early works include Young Jazz Giants, his quartet with Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat and others, who released a self-titled album in 2004 -- but he's been in the spotlight recently thanks to his contributions to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly and his debut album as a bandleader, The Epic, which came out earlier this month on Flying Lotus' label Br...

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