Articles by Nancy Berman

Holly Cole at the Jazz Fest

July 8, 2022 // 0 Comments

Sometimes the magic just isn’t there, and it’s hard to say why. That’s how it was at Holly Cole’s Jazz Fest appearance. Did she sound good? Yes. Did the band play [read on]

Jeremy Dutcher: the music of activism

July 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

If you don’t already know Jeremy Dutcher, you should. A member of Tobique First Nation in New Brunswick, this classically trained singer, composer, musicologist, and [read on]

Alt-J: Revenge of the Nerds

July 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Critics love to hate Alt-J. They and their music have been called fussy and uptight; beige, tuneless, mild, featureless, and boring; lead singer Joe Newman has been compared [read on]

Melody Gardot: sultry enchantress

July 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Dressed all in black, with her customary dark sunglasses, Melody Gardot ravished a sold-out Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at the FIJM last night. Slow, sultry, soulful, smoky, and [read on]

Who knew monks could dance?

May 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

In Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Sutra, 19 Shaolin monks from an ancient temple near Dengfeng, China, perform hair-raising feats of martial prowess honed over a lifetime of [read on]
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