Articles by: Paul Bloomfield

Stevie Wonder Help Open Springfield, MA’s New MGM Casino With Iconic Performance (SHOW REVIEW)

Stevie Wonder has been an active performer for well over 50 years. He is one of the most respected, covered, and influential contributors to popular music around today. Tonight, we are at the final leg ...

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Maceo Parker Revs Up Springfield (MA) Jazz and Roots Festival (SHOW REVIEW)

With a full roster of local and national artists, the music and energy of Springfield (MA) Jazz and Roots Festival on August 11th at Court Square seemed even more vibrant in contrast with the gloomy ...

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George Clinton Closes Newport Jazz Fest With A Thunderous Funk Clinic (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

After a sudden burst of  “a thousand kilowatts for P-Funk,” from the speakers (photographers reeled back at the sonic blast), all four music stages of the festival must be aware of the next act following ...

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2018 Newport Jazz Festival Kicks Off August 3rd (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Before Coachella, Lollapalooza, Afropunk Festival, and even before Woodstock, the Newport Jazz festival was stirring things up back in the 1950s. For some, the notion of jazz as radical, revolutionary, cutting-edge, and entirely relevant musical ...

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Dave Matthews Band Carry On In Hartford With Old Tracks & New Presentations (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

Entering the stage in near darkness with the band, there was no grand entrance or pretenses of rock star ego at the XFINITY Theater in Hartford, CT on June, 23rd. The simple lighting echoed his ...

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Eric B. and Rakim Move It Old School at the Oakdale Theatre Dome (SHOW REVIEW)

Long before Kendrick, Kanye, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, a formidable and influential hip-hop duo, Erik B. and Rakim, were among those significant predecessors whose originality, style, and content helped create this global phenomenon. Though long ...

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The Bad Plus Create Musical Metaphor & Imagery at Boston’s Scullers Jazz Club (SHOW REVIEW)

The Bad Plus continually confirm their significant role of jazz ambassadors in contemporary music. Known in the early 2000s as a jazz band that also played pop classics by artists such as Blondie, Peter Gabriel, ...

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