Here comes the sun |

Years ago, back when bands from Santa Fe and Albuquerque were releasing albums a little more regularly, or, perhaps, were a little more willing to submit them to SFR for review, the multi- local instrumentalist Mustafa Stefan Dill used to…

Tri-Town News Agenda, September 21

• Actor, writer and stand-up comedian Paul Reiser will perform at Jay and LindaGrunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Vance Gilbert will open the evening. Tickets cost between…

The varied jazz of 1953

The Passion of Charlie Parker, cover image Photo: Impulse! Folders Nick discovered jazz in 1953 - the year Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, and a year that saw ragtime, swing, bebop, cool jazz and hard bop share the…

Tri-Town News Agenda, September 14

• Rutgers Master Gardeners from Monmouth County will present Birds, Bugs and Beyond,Celebrate Nature, a free outdoor festival for kids of all ages, from noon to 4 p.m. on October 8 (rain or shine) at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension…

Our 22 picks for 2022

Have you started carrying a diaper “just in case”? That probably means fall is fast approaching, and with it one of the first rites of the season: the Chicago Jazz Festival. This year, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events…

Bay Area Summer Events 8/12

Travel back in time this weekend, to the Summer of Love in San Francisco at the Jerry Day concert or to the 1940s at a WWII living history event and swing dance in San Jose. Or stay in the present with the San Jose Jazz Summerfest in San…