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JazzLife is a 90-minute sonic exploration of today’s current jazz scene, through artist interviews, in-depth profiles, live festival coverage and exclusive concert footage. Highlighting both legends and emergent voices, JazzLife offers a nod to the past, bringing back how jazz was first introduced to most people, while also looking ahead at those furthering this rich oral tradition. Musicians and vocalists will have a platform to talk candidly about how they create and what inspires their music. Since 2008, Shannon J. Effinger has been an arts and cultural writer for publications such as DownBeat, NPR Jazz, EBONY, JazzTimes, Caribbean Beat, The Revivalist (OkayPlayer.com), and Time Out New York, among others. Her work has highlighted many renown music festivals, both in the US and abroad—South Africa, Panama & Haiti, among other countries.Read more »

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