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JUNE 22, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
2019 AWARDS WINNERS
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June 21 2019

NEW YORK CITY — More than three dozen engraved statuettes for excellence in jazz and jazz media are now scheduled for international presentations by members, supporters and colleagues of the Jazz Journalists Association. Winners of the JJA’s 2019 Jazz Awards ranging from pianist Ahmad Jamal (Lifetime Achievement in Jazz”) to Linda May Han Oh (Up and Coming Musician of the Year, and also Bassist of the Year) will be receiving their statuettes publicly, in front of their audiences at venues across the United States including SF Jazz, the Village Vanguard, and Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as in England and Australia for an unprecedented demonstration of jazz journalism’s reach.

All Jazz Awards winners were announced on May 1 and are posted at http://www.JJAJazzAwards.org.

The JJA’s first presentation this summer is on June 22, when Orrin Evans performs on June 23 at Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival with his Captain Black Big Band, accepting the Award for “Large Ensemble of the Year” from Janis Burley-Wilson, Festival director and president of the August Wilson African-American Cultural Center. That’s followed by Scott Robinson – the JJA’s declared “Multiple Reeds Player of the Year” and “Player of Instruments Rare in Jazz”– receiving his Awards at the Rochester Jazz Festival on June 23 from Jazzweek editor Ed Trefizger. Female Singer of the Year Cecile McLorin Salvant will get her Award from KNKX-FM program host (and JJA board member) Robin Lloyd at Seattle’s Jazz Alley on June 24.

Subsequently, Awards will be presented to Ms. Oh by writer Aidan Levy during her quartet’s July 2 – 7 run at the Village Vanguard; to Dr. Lonnie Smith (Keyboardist of the Year) during his stint at the Jazz Standard in New York City, to trombonist Wycliffe Gordon at the Litchfield (CT) Jazz Festival by author Bill Milkowski, and Ahmad Jamal by Bay Area writer (and JJA board member) Andy Gilbert at the pianist’s SF Jazz concert September 5.

Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism honoree John Szwed will be toasted in Philadelphia at an autumn event of presenting organition Ars Nova; the Career Achievement in Photography winner Val Wilmer is being feted in London by JJA-friendly members of the editorial staff of The Wire. In Australia, the Award for Album Art of the Year will be accepted on behalf of the late Charles Henry Alston by trumpeter Mat Jodrell, whose recording Echoes of Harlemfeatures Alston’s drawing.

In later summer and fall, Jazz Awards will be given the winners at the Miami ITG Trumpet Conference (Ingrid Jensen, Trumpeter of the Year, by Brian Zimmerman, online editor of Jazziz magazine), the Ravinia Festival (drummer-bandleader Bobby Sanabria for West Side Story Revisited, Record of the Year, by Neil Tesser), the Monterey Jazz Festival (Kenny Barron, Pianist of the Year), and other spots to be announced at the JJA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/jazzjournalists/community/

All winners and nominees of the 2019 JJA Jazz Awards can be seen at www.JJAJazzAwards.org. The JJA is a 501 (c) (3) globe-spanning professional organization of media content providers disseminating news and views of jazz; JJA Jazz Awards were first presented in 1997. For further information about the JJA, see www.JJANews.org or contact Howard Mandel, president@jazzjournalists.org

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Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
272 Ste Route 94 S #1  Warwick, NY 10990
T: 845-986-1677
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

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June 18, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

45th Annual
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
Fri-Sat: June 21-22, 2019
78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia
www.jazzbash.net

Hilton Garden Inn
Edison/Raritan Center
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, New Jersey 08837

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Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day:

Admission free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.
2019 Jazz Bash Film Schedule
Friday: 8:00pm to 10pm:
Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weinerfollowed by a half hour presentation of rare Vitaphone and Hal Roach musical shorts. It’s a salute to our dear late friend and colleague Ron Hutchinson for his great pioneering work with the Vitaphone Project, discovering and restoring lost films of the 1920s and 30s.

Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 PM:
Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint
NAT KING COLE FILM & VIDEO RARITIES: CENTENNIAL SPECIAL
Featuring vintage Nat Cole in the centennial year of the performer’s birth.

Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 PM:
Steve Kramer will present a collection of videos of big bands and vocalists including seldom seen performances by Buddy Rich; Buddy Greco; Artie Shaw; Frank Sinatra; June Christy; Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross; and David Allyn.
Steve Kramer has collected big band and jazz recordings since his early teens and became an avid video enthusiast after watching a Ken Crawford presentation many years ago.

Admission

General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday).
After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00.
Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.

Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday

Hotel Reservations

Special hotel room rate of $119 per night, Thursday through Saturday. Other discount rates available for seniors, government employees, and members of AAA, AARP and the military.
For reservations, call hotel before June 7 and mention Jazz Record Collectors: 732-225-0900 or toll free 800-774-1500.

Or, to book online, use the following link for the special group rate.

Vendors / Dealers

Vendor space: All tables are 6ft x 3ft. Cost in advance is $95.00 per table for 2 days, $60 for Friday only or $35 for Saturday only. A 50% deposit is required. On or after June 20th, cost will be $100 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.
Dealer Setup: Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.
Payment Methods: Payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

Directions

By car:

IMPORTANT: Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road.  For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.
Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike) to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road.  Make first left to hotel.
Via Garden State Parkway south: Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via Garden State Parkway north: Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.

Via I-287 south: Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave.  Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
From Outerbridge Crossing:

  1. Take NJ 440 South to exit for Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr and then follow directions as Garden State Parkway north, above.

OR

  1. Take NJ-440 South to I-95 exit toward County Road 514 (Woodbridge Ave) West. Merge into CR 514. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.

By public transportation:

Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.

From Metuchen Station:

[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel] A free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup. From NYC, Metuchen is one stop past Metropark.

In Memoriam

Ron Hutchinson: 1952-2019

Vitaphone Project Co-Founder
and Longtime Jazz Bash Presenter

http://www.jazzbash.net

For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

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272 Ste Route 94 S #1  Warwick, NY 10990
T: 845-986-1677
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

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June 19, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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something to enjoy, folks

Richard Tabnik, whom critic Vittorio LoConte called “one of the most original exponents of his instrument in  contemporary jazz”, first heard Lennie Tristano’s music when  he was 7 years old. He studied with Lee Konitz, Hall Overton, Joe Allard and was associated with Connie Crothers for almost 40 years as her student, band member, and associate on New Artists Records.

www.newartistsrecords.com/biotabnik

Saturday June 22 2019, 8:00 pm. The Harvey Diamond Quintet featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Richard Tabnik, saxophone; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Bob Gullotti, drums. At the New School of Music25 Lowell St, Cambridge MAWalk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school.

This concert will focus on the music of the great Lennie Tristano.
Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4275601 or at the door.
The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply intricate and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. A student of Lennie Tristano, he has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila JordanDave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Herb Pomeroy, Harvie SJay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Don Alias, Jason PalmerCameron Brown, Marc Johnson, Marcus McLaurine, and many others. He has released his second CD as a leader, Fair Weather, with Cameron Brown. This follows is first CD, The Harvey Diamond Trio. Cameron Brown says of Harvey, Harvey Diamond is a unique and brilliant musician: a pianist’s pianist with a remarkable touch, unimpeachable technique and enormous dynamic range. A creative and unpredictable improvisor, Harvey’s roots go back to Lennie Tristano and Bill Evans, spiced with just a touch of Cecil Taylor. He draws the audience into his world and holds it spellbound.

Saxophonist Richard Tabnik studied with the jazz alto saxophonist Lee Konitz from 1970 to 1972. During the years from 1975 through 1979, he lived in Buffalo, N.Y. and played lead alto sax in Frank Foster’s Big Band at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He has written for and performed in many capacities in Houston, Texas, Atlanta, Georgia, and Providence, Rhode Island. He studied and performed with Connie Crothers from 1980 until her death in 2016, including her quartet CCQt, featuring Connie Crothers on piano, Roger Mancuso on drums, and Sean Smith on bass. His recordings include Duo Dimension with Connie Crothers, Solo JourneyIn the Moment with Carol Tristano and Cameron Brown, and Life at the Core with Andy Fite, Calvin Hill, and Roger Mancuso.
Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.” He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick, Bob Belden, Richie Beirach, Ethan Iverson, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, Steve Swallow, Kenny Barron and countless other greats.
Bassist Jon Dreyer is one of Harvey Diamond’s closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his high-energy, jazz-ish band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings. He has performed with NEA jazz master Sheila Jordan as well as most of the Boston jazz community, including Jerry Bergonzi, George GarzoneJason PalmerAdam JanjigianYoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Dominique Eade, Bob Gullotti, Joe Hunt, Steve Langone, and Austin McMahon.
Drummer Bob Gullotti, leader of the Bob Gullotti Project, is a founding member of the Fringe, with George Garzone and John Lockwood. He has toured worldwide with the Fringe, Eddie Henderson, J.J. Johnson, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci and many others. He appears on over 60 recordings. He has published Modern Drummer and Downbeat. He is a clinician for Zildjian and endorses Eames Drum Co., Zildjian, and Remo Drum Heads.
Tickets https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4275601 or at the door.

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T: 845-986-1677 / F: 845-986-1699
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

 

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June 18, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

45th Annual
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
Fri-Sat: June 21-22, 2019
78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia
www.jazzbash.net

Hilton Garden Inn
Edison/Raritan Center
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, New Jersey 08837

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Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day:

Admission free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.
2019 Jazz Bash Film Schedule
Friday: 8:00pm to 10pm:
Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weinerfollowed by a half hour presentation of rare Vitaphone and Hal Roach musical shorts. It’s a salute to our dear late friend and colleague Ron Hutchinson for his great pioneering work with the Vitaphone Project, discovering and restoring lost films of the 1920s and 30s.

Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 PM:
Will Friedwald’s Clip Joint
NAT KING COLE FILM & VIDEO RARITIES: CENTENNIAL SPECIAL
Featuring vintage Nat Cole in the centennial year of the performer’s birth.

Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 PM:
Steve Kramer will present a collection of videos of big bands and vocalists including seldom seen performances by Buddy Rich; Buddy Greco; Artie Shaw; Frank Sinatra; June Christy; Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross; and David Allyn.
Steve Kramer has collected big band and jazz recordings since his early teens and became an avid video enthusiast after watching a Ken Crawford presentation many years ago.

Admission

General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday).
After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00.
Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.

Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday

Hotel Reservations

Special hotel room rate of $119 per night, Thursday through Saturday. Other discount rates available for seniors, government employees, and members of AAA, AARP and the military.
For reservations, call hotel before June 7 and mention Jazz Record Collectors: 732-225-0900 or toll free 800-774-1500.

Or, to book online, use the following link for the special group rate.

Vendors / Dealers

Vendor space: All tables are 6ft x 3ft. Cost in advance is $95.00 per table for 2 days, $60 for Friday only or $35 for Saturday only. A 50% deposit is required. On or after June 20th, cost will be $100 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.
Dealer Setup: Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.
Payment Methods: Payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

Directions

By car:

IMPORTANT: Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road.  For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.
Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike) to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road.  Make first left to hotel.
Via Garden State Parkway south: Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via Garden State Parkway north: Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.

Via I-287 south: Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave.  Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
From Outerbridge Crossing:

  1. Take NJ 440 South to exit for Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr and then follow directions as Garden State Parkway north, above.

OR

  1. Take NJ-440 South to I-95 exit toward County Road 514 (Woodbridge Ave) West. Merge into CR 514. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.

By public transportation:

Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.

From Metuchen Station:

[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel] A free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup. From NYC, Metuchen is one stop past Metropark.

In Memoriam

Ron Hutchinson: 1952-2019

Vitaphone Project Co-Founder
and Longtime Jazz Bash Presenter

http://www.jazzbash.net

For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash mailing list, contact:

Art Zimmerman / P.O. Box 158, Jericho, NY 11753-0158
(516) 343-7440 / zimrecords@msn.com

Media Contact: Jim Eigo / Jazz Promo Services
272 State Route 94 South #1, Warwick, NY 10990-3363
(845) 986-1677 / jim@jazzpromoservices.com

This E Mail is being sent by:

Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
272 Ste Route 94 S #1  Warwick, NY 10990
T: 845-986-1677
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

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June 17, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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Now in it’s 19th season, Roni Ben-Hur’s Jazz camps have been a wonderful way for jazz aficionados to learn from some of the top names in the jazz world, while spending time at beautiful places around the world.  The next event takes place July 28-August 3 at UVM in Burlington, VT, and the faculty includes Roni Ben-Hur, Helio Alves, Alexis Cole, Ralph Lalama,
Harvie S and Sylvia Cuenca.For more information about the camp, and on how to sign up, please contact Roni Ben-Hur at ronibenhur@gmail.com.
This E Mail is being sent by:

Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
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T: 845-986-1677
E-Mail: jim@jazzpromoservices.com
Web Site: www.jazzpromoservices.com/

HAVE A JAZZ EVENT, NEW CD OR IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE JAZZ COMMUNITY YOU WANT TO PROMOTE? CONTACT JAZZ PROMO SERVICES FOR PRICE QUOTE.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO HERE

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June 14, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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DAVE STRYKER “EIGHT TRACK III”
4th WEEK at #1!!! JazzWeek#1 on NACC Top 30 College Radio Jazz ChartDave Sez Thank You JazzWeek Reporters, College Radio and Listeners Too!
Watch
Dave Stryker Eight Track Band Perform
“Papa Was a Rolling Stone” on WBGO

Dave Stryker-Guitar, Stefon Harris-Vibes
Jared Gold-Organ, McClenty Hunter-Drums,
Myra Casales-Percussion

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Dave Stryker Upcoming Gigs:

June 14-15 – 6:30pm / 8:30pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Mitch Towne- organ
• Dana Murray – drums
• Jorge Nila – tenor sax
The Jewell
1030 Capitol Ave, Omaha NE

June 21-22 7:30-pm / 10pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Jared Gold -organ
• McClenty Hunter – drums
• Joe Doubleday -vibraphone
Smalls
183 W 10th St / NYC

June 29-July 12

Clinician at Jamey Aebersold Jazz Workshop

University of Louisville

Louisville KY

Aebersold Jazz Workshop


July 20 – 8:00pm / 10:00pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Jared Gold – organ
• McClenty Hunter – drums
• Joe Doubleday – vibraphone
The Sidedoor
Old Lyme CT

(860) 434-2600


July 21-27

Clinician at Litchfield Jazz Workshop

The Gunnery, Washington CT

The Litchfield Jazz Camp
Aug 14 – 7:30pm / 9:30pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Jared Gold -organ
• McClenty Hunter – drums
• Warren Wolf – vibraphone
The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th, NYC


Aug 30-31 7:30pm / 9:30pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Jared Gold – organ
• McClenty Hunter- drums
• Joe Doubleday – vibraphone
The Jazz Forum

1 Dixon Ln, Tarrytown, NY (914) 631-1000


Oct 23 – 7:30pm / 9:30pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Mike Pellera – piano
• McClenty Hunter- drums
• James Singleton – bass
The Sandbar at Univ of New Orleans


Oct 24 – 8:00pm / 10:00pm

Dave Stryker Quartet

• Dave Stryker – guitar
• Mike Pellera – piano
• McClenty Hunter- drums
• James Singleton – bass
Snug Harbor

626 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA


“Dave we need to complete the Trilogy!” said Stefan Harris as we drove to a gig last summer. We had recorded Eight Track with my working trio of Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter back in 2013 and Eight Track II followed three years later with the great Steve Nelson on vibraphone.  A Trilogy? I didn’t have to be asked twice!

The Eight Track projects have been not only fun, but musically rewarding. Playing these classic melodies from the ’70s has been a great way to connect with people and bring more people to the music, whether they remember the songs or are just discovering them. I enjoy the challenge of finding my way into these tunes by putting my own stamp on them through the arrangements and playing. (Besides, I had an Eight Track player in my van in high school and spent many hours listening to everything from Miles and Coltrane to Santana and Marvin Gaye!)

This time out we tackle Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up”, The Temptations’ “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone”, Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic”, and two tunes by Stevie Wonder: “Too High” and Joy Inside My Tears”. The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” and Burt Bacharach’s “This Guys In Love” show that a great melody is a great melody no matter the decade. And Stefon does Roy Ayer’s classic “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” proud before we start to wind down with Marvin Gaye’s “After the Dance.” Throughout I have to tip my hat to these outstanding musicians and friends who brought this music to life: Stefan Harris, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and Mayra Casales.

In these crazy times, I hope our takes on these classic songs can bring some joy and positivity into the world. The Trilogy is complete – Viva Eight Track!

Dave Stryker

Here’s what people are saying so far:

“Stryker Strikes Again!!” William Johnson KPOV

“Stryker remains as ruggedly stylish and direct as ever… one thing remains true and constant: the strength of the song itself remains paramount. Stryker doesn’t bend the originals into unrecognizable shapes or use the art of the cover as a means for intellectual exercise. He plays the songs in relatively straightforward manners, leaves space for solos, and lets the magic take shape on its own. And that, in a nutshell, is his formula for success when dealing with this terrain. While this may mark the end of Stryker’s Eight Track projects, it’s doubtful that (m)any would complain if a fourth happened to find its way to the marketplace. As fun dates go, these are hard to beat. “ Dan Bilawsky / All About Jazz

“When it comes to ultracool & hip jazz, guitarist Dave Stryker is at the very TOP of the list… what an absolutely fun album. The album opener, “Move on Up“, alone, makes it well worth purchasing the full album. Jared’s organ just KICKS IT OUT on this superb tune!  Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” is one of the best performances of the tune I’ve ever heard. The recording is just flawless.  I give Dave & his superb players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 out of 5.” Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“Dave Stryker’s third Baby Boomer covers album is, quite frankly, a can’t-lose proposition. That’s ‘cos the melodies are rich with timeless soul and everyone in the band are veteran masters who can effortlessly kick back and take an easygoing approach that these songs need to make them as engaging in these interpretations as they are with the originals.”S.Victor Aarons / Something Else Reviews

“It’s all in the special sauce.  In which we find guitar man Stryker paying tribute to his youth by hitting it on everything that was playing in your car 45 years ago when we were young and eclectic.  A gift shop record in lesser hands, the set list in impeccable again and the on board jazzbos are enjoying  being there for the trip—all of whom are no slouches either.  Tasty fun that means so much more as Stryker and company dig beneath the commercial veneer for the real deal.​“  CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher ​

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June 9, 2019

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June 4, 2019

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GARY LUCAS PLAYS “THE GODDESS” @ TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Gary Lucas at the Transylvania International Film Festival with poster for his show 6/3/19

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On Wed. June 5th at 9:30pm, GARY LUCAS will perform his celebrated live solo guitar score for Wu Yonggang’s 1934 Chinese silent classic film “The Goddess”  starring incandescent Chinese film actress Ruan Lingyu, in the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Cluj Romania–a special event of the 18th Transylvania International Film Festival.

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The cine-concert is part of the TIFF 2019 FOCUS CHINA, a special section developed in collaboration with the Shanghai International Film Festival, the Belt and Road Film Festival Alliance, and the Embassy of the Republic of China in Romania, This is Gary’s second time performing at TIFF, where he previously played his live score for the legendary Spanish “Dracula” outside Banffy Castle in Bontida Romania in 2010.

Lucas has been quite active performing his live film scores all over the globe, this year accompanying Luis Bunuel’s “El Angel Exterminador” in Bilbao Spain, premiering his live score for Erich Von Stroheim’s “The Wedding March” at la Cinematheque Francaise, and performing an ongoing retrospective of his live solo film scores at The Metrograph, NYC’s premier art-house cinema.

Next up at the Metrograph, on Sat. June 15th Gary plays his original live solo score for Paul Wegener and Carl Boese’s
“The Golem” (1920) at 8pm, as part of an ongoing retrospective of his film scores there curated by Jacob Perliin and Robert Melvin Rubin.

Lucas will be playing to a newly restored print of the film courtesy of Kino-Lorber.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Gary’s live score for “The Golem”, which the guitarist has performed in over 20 countries worldwide since debuting the work at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria in 1989 with his co-composer keyboardist Walter Horn— including Brazil, Russia, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Israel, and all across the UK, Europe and the US.

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Wed. June 5th
9:30pm
Cluj, Romania
Gary Lucas plays his live solo film score accompanying
Wu Yonggang’s 1934 masterpiece of Chinese silent cinema
“The Goddess” at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF)
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Sat. June 15th
8pm
The Metrograph, NYC
Gary Lucas accompanies a newly-restored print of “The Golem”
(1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese) with his live solo score
as part of Lucas’ ongoing retrospective at the Metrograph,
curated by Jacob Perlin and Robert Melvin Rubin
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Sun. June 16th
3-5pm
55Bar, NYC
Gary Lucas plays solo acoustic with his special guest vocalist Felice Rosser
at the legendary blues and jazz watering hole the 55Bar in the West Village of Manhattan

Sat. June 20th
5:30pm
Russian Consulate, NYC
Gary Lucas performs at a private event celebrating 20 years of Oleg Frisch’s long-running program
“Time Out Weekly”, which celebrates American music and entertainment for Russian-speaking audiences

Fri. June 21st
5pm
Joe’s Pub Outdoors Stage, NYC
Gary Lucas performs his Chinese jazz-pop project The Edge of Heaven
featuring vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang and saxophonist Jason Candler
as part of the Make Music New York Festival, a global music event
linking 85 cities around the world
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Sun. June 23rd
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Brooklyn, NY
Gary Lucas, Ernie Brooks, and Jerry Harrison reunion

Wed. July 3rd
7:30pm
Caveat, NYC
Gary Lucas participates in Stories from Storytown, an ongoing
salon inviting folks from the entertainment word to share their
experiences, with special guests including writer/journalist David Hajdu,
and producer Wendy Magro

Thurs. August 15th
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MOCA, NYC
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and Jason Candler play “The Edge of Heaven”
at the Museum of Chinese in America as part of MOCA’s ongoing
exhibition “The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging”
http://garylucas.com/www/edgelive/edgelive.shtml

Fri. Sept. 20th
7:30pm
The Cutting Room NYC
“Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas—The Lost Songs”
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” album
featuring Gary’s special guests from Italy, Davide Combusti (The Niro) vocals
and Francesco Arpino keyboards and guitar performing selections from their forthcoming album
“The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook”

Sun. Oct. 27th and Mon. Oct. 28th
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Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver
Gary will perform several live solo film scores tba
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Sun Nov. 3rd
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Cuernavaca, Mexico
Gary Lucas plays his live solo soundtrack accompanying George Melford’s 1931 Spanish-language “Dracula”
at the Teopanzolco Cultural Center

MORE DATES TBA

Read a rave review for Gary’s recent show in Paris in French magazine Rock & Folk:
https://bit.ly/2GItZYH

News item from Italian music magazine Buscadero announcing new album
“The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook” coming this fall
from Esordisco featuring Davide Combusti (The Niro) vocals and produced
by Francesco Arpino
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June 4, 2019

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Elizabeth Tomboulian
Celebrates The Release Of Her New CD
“Love’s in Need of Love Today”
Sunday, June 9th @ Maureen’s Jazz Cellar
Tuesday, June 11th @ Pangea
Tickets & Info
Sunday, June 9th @ Maureen’s Jazz Cellar
6:00 PM  7:30 PMTickets $20. Reservations call 845-535-3143
Tuesday, June 11th @ Pangea
7:00 PM  8:15 PMTickets $20 in advance
$25 cash only at the door
Tickets online click HERE 
Reservations strongly recommended.Elizabeth Tomboulian – vocals, piano, guitar,
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet
Lee Tomboulian – piano
Cliff Schmitt – bass
Brian Woodruff – drums
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After decades of performing—from her early forays as a blues/folk singer-songwriter in her native Arkansas and Houston during the ‘70s to her deep dive into the music of Brazil and Uruguay to her various excursions into jazz as both pianist and vocalist—Elizabeth Tomboulian has finally stepped forward with her debut as a leader. A wide-ranging collection of tunes reflecting her eclectic tastes in music, Love’s In Need Of Love Today represents Tomboulian’s bluesy roots, her love of bossa nova and jazz along with her enduring belief in the power of music to heal.
“This is my first one as Elizabeth,” she said of her long-overdue debut. “I had recorded with my Latin group, Circo, with wordless vocals, horn unisons and Portuguese. I felt it was time for me to grab the reigns of my creativity and be the decider on a project where I sing songs in English that tell a story.”
Originally conceived as a reaction to the horrific shootings at the Pulse disco in Orlando, Florida in 2016, Love’s In Need Of Love Today is a healing balm for these turbulent times. “I heard that song on the radio after the shooting and immediately thought, ‘This is exactly what we need right now.’” recalled Tomboulian, who cites vocal artists Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon, Classical soprano Patrice Michaels, Barbara Maier Gustern, and Billy Harper among her many teachers over the years. Her gospel-tinged rendering of that Stevie Wonder classic, replete with strings and uplifting choir, brings home the point in stirring fashion.
Elizabeth’s love of New Orleans music, reflecting her brief stay in the Crescent City in 1980, is evident on a second line re-imagining of the jazzstandard “Exactly Like You,” which features her husband Lee channeling his inner Professor Longhair on piano. Elizabeth adds lyrics to the affecting McCoy Tyner waltz, “For Tomorrow,” which features a potent solo from guest trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. Husband and wife team up on a clever Jackie & Roy-styled mashup of Thelonious Monk’s “Nutty” and the 1933 Broadway musical number “If I Love Again,” a tune later covered by such great singers as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Dakota Staton and Anita O’Day.
Accompanying herself on piano, Elizabeth delivers an intimate reading of “The Ballad of the Snow Leopard and the Tanqueray Cowboy,” an epic ballad written by Texas poet laureate David R. Rodriguez and later recorded by Lyle Lovett. “That was from my roots,” she explained. “I spent a lot of time in Texas in my youth doing the blues and folk singer-songwriter thing in the vein of Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt and Phoebe Snow.”
More of her roots are represented on a laid back reading of the Bessie Smith blues number “Good Old Wagon,” which has her playing fingerstyle guitar and scatting with earthy abandon. A rapturous solo reading of the jazz standard “I Get Along Without You Very Well” features her penchant for reharmonization as a pianist while showcasing her flawless intonation, clear articulation, natural vibrato and warm, soaring vocal delivery. Her lone original here, the playful “Cheesy,” addresses Elizabeth’s heart for being choosy about relationships.Two other masterful mashups complete this winning debut. “Re: Person I Knew/Time After Time” is a gorgeous marriage of Bill Evans and Cyndi Lauper while the closer adeptly merges Buffalo Springfield’s anthemic “For What It’s Worth” with Joe Zawinul’s 1966 classic for the Cannonball Adderley quintet, “Mercy Mercy Mercy.” Says Elizabeth, “It was really fun to put those two together. And The lyric I wrote to ‘Mercy Mercy Mercy’ kind of crowns the album: ‘We can make a way for every soul to live in peace/hungry children got to eat/everybody’s got to be free/and there is no fear in this whole sphere that love cannot defeat.’ That’s really my purpose for the whole album—to sing and proclaim that love wins.” That kind of affirming statement is one that Elizabeth felt an urgency to make at this point in her career. Her message on Love’s In Need Of Love Today is just what the doctor ordered. — Bill Milkowski
Bill Milkowski is a longtime contributor to DownBeat magazine and the author of “JACO: The Extraordinary and Tragic Life of Jaco Pastorius” (Backbeat Books).

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June 5, 2019

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Doris Day: a great entertainer, not a symbol of repression

Joan Merrill remembers a singer and actress whose work will chime with many jazz fans

By Jazz Journal-June 1, 2019

She never won an Oscar, never won a Grammy. But, except for perhaps Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, no other American entertainer left such an impressive legacy as Doris Day.

She did 39 movies, 600 recordings, which include 18 albums, and five seasons of the sitcom The Doris Day Show, plus television specials. According to Ultimate Movie Rankings, nearly 60% of Day’s movies topped $100 million in domestic gross box office sales. In the 1960s she was the No. 1 box office female star for four years, a record matched only by Shirley Temple. Two of Day’s songs won Oscars: Secret Love from Calamity Jane(1953) and Que Será, Será from The Man Who Knew Too Much(1956).

Day was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004, five Golden Globe awards – including the Cecil B. DeMille Award – as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the LA Critics’ Career Achievement Award. She might have been honoured by the Kennedy Center or received an
honorary Oscar if she had wanted them, but she shunned the spotlight and never sought fame.

Her fans, however, thought differently. They thought she deserved these honours and were disappointed she didn’t get them. Will Friedwald, author of A Popular Guide To The Great Jazz And Pop Singers(Pantheon, 2010), said of Day’s singing: “At her very best, she’s worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald, yet she’s never gotten a fraction of their respect”. And renowned film critic Molly Haskell said, “I think Doris Day is the most underrated, underappreciated actress that has ever come out of Hollywood”.

But now, in death, Day is still underappreciated. Obituaries mention how, due to the roles she sometimes played – a virtuous woman resisting the advances of playboys – she symbolized the sexual repression of the 1950s. As if she chose those roles, as if she declared that image for herself. It was a great entertainer who died, not a symbol.

‘Day was perfectly aware that the material given her was often bad,  but she had no control over the matter’
Critics also seem to blame her for the inferiority of some of her songs and movies, as if she had chosen them. Day was perfectly aware that the material given her was often bad, but she had no control over the matter. She gave each project her best effort and should be lauded for that.

Let’s take a closer look at her legacy. Doris Day had parallel careers as movie star and recording artist. Her film career lasted from 1948 to 1968 and her recording contract with Columbia Records from 1947 to 1967. From 1968 to 1973, she appeared in a TV sitcom, The Doris Day Show, which was among the Top 20 in the Nielsen ratings for two straight years. (Her husband and manager Marty Melcher, who died suddenly in 1968, had signed a contract for this show without her knowledge.) And she excelled in each field: recording, movies, and television.

When CBS offered to renew the sitcom, Day declined and moved to Northern California in 1973, spending the rest of her life concentrating on her animal welfare foundation, The Doris Day Animal Foundation. In her animal activism, Day also helped launch World Spay Day, opened a pet-friendly hotel and encouraged people to adopt pets from shelters.

When Day died on 13 May 2019, she hadn’t made a record or a film for almost 50 years. Does her work have lasting value? What exactly is her legacy?

To read the rest of this article, use this link:
https://jazzjournal.co.uk/2019/06/01/the-legacy-of-doris-day/

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May 14, 2019

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Gil Evans Birthday Celebrations!
Gil’s Birthday is May 13th recently we’ve adopted the month of May
as Gil’s Birthday month!The Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell will be at the Jazz Standard
May 16-19
Tickets & Info

The Gil Evans Orchestra directed by Miles Evans will be celebrating Gil’s Birthday and their new album at the Cutting Room May 25th!

Tickets & Info

Get the new album
“Hidden Treasures Vol 1/Monday Nights”
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FeaturingGil Goldstein: Piano
Kenwood Dennard: DrumsMark Egan: BassPete Levin: KeyboardsMiles Evans: TrumpetShunzo Ohno: TrumpetConrad Herwig: TromboneDavid Taylor: Bass TromboneRob Scheps: Tenor Sax

Alden Banta: Baritone Sax
David Mann: Alto Sax
Gabby Abularach Guitar

And surprise Special Guests!

Music Charges + Any Minimums: $20

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Gil Evans Birthday Promo 2019

Band Website: http://www.gilevans.com/

Venue Website: http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

Musical sparks fly from this group of New York’s finest musicians with a varied program of compositions that recall Gil Evans’ infamous Monday night sessions at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil.

THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
“HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS, VOLUME ONE ”

Artist: THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
Title: HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS VOLUME ONE
Label: BOPPER SPOCK SUNS MUSIC GEO-34752
Release Date: DECEMBER 07, 2018
UPC Code: 860000347525Track listing and Running Time 
1. SUBWAY Pete Levin 10:56
2. LL FUNK Miles Evans 5:29
3. I SURRENDER Delmar Brown/Alex Foster 7:17
4. GROOVE FROM THE LOUVRE John Clark 9:50
5. LUNAR ECLIPSE Masabumi Kikuchi 6:28
6. MOONSTRUCK Gil Evans 1:49
7. ELEVEN Gil Evans 5:24Kenwood Dennard – Drums, Mino Cinelu – Percussion Mark Egan – bass Pete Levin– keyboards, Miles Evans – trumpet Shunzo Ohno – trumpet David Taylor – Bass Trombone, John Clark – French Horn, Chris Hunter – Alto Sax, Flute, Alex Foster – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax Darryl Jones – Bass (Tune 2), Matthew Garrison – Bass & Bass Solo (Tune 2), Vernon Reid – Guitar (Tune 2), Paul Shaffer – Fender Rhodes (Tune 2), David Mann – Alto Sax (Tune 2), Gil Goldstein – Piano (Tunes 1, 2, 5, 6), Delmar Brown – Synthesizer (Tunes 1, 2, 5), Charles Blenzig – Synthesizer (Tunes 2, 3, 4, 7), Gabby Abularach – Guitars (Tune 1, 4, 5), Jon Faddis – Trumpet (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Dave Bargeron-Trombone (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Gary Smulyan – Baritone Sax (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Birch Johnson – Trombone (Tunes 3, 4, 7,) Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet (Tunes 3, 4, 7), Alden Banta – Baritone Sax (Tunes 3, 4, 7).Monday Nights” is not only the first studio recording of the Gil Evans Orchestra in over forty years, it’s also offers some of the most audacious and electrifying music of the new millennium. The late Gil Evans was one of the most respected orchestrators in jazz history and his fabled collaborations with Miles Davis, including “Birth of the Cool,” “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy and Bess,” set the gold standard for modern jazz arranging. Accordingly, Evans played a key role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion. All of these influences are strikingly present on “Monday Nights,” a particularly contemporary incarnation of Evans’ music. After a string of gigs that started in the late 70s, the Gil Evans Orchestra began a run of Monday night engagements in 1983 at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil, which resulted in a number of successful live recordings by Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra. The gig continued sporadically until 1994. Mr. Evans had a knack for bringing out the best in his groups comprised of first-call New York players including David Sanborn, Alan Rubin and Tom “Bones Malone,” and such musicians as George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Howard Johnson. Gil’s sons, trumpeter Miles Evans and his brother Noah are keeping the flame alive with “Hidden Treasures,” a trilogy of recordings of which “Monday Nights” is the first. The concept here, is to feature compositions that the Orchestra played live in the late 70s and early 80s. Forthcoming are “The Classics,” featuring modern renderings of Evans’ original arrangements, including “My Ship,” and “The Meaning of the Blues,” and, the final release in the series, “Gil & Anita,” named for the late jazz icon and his wife. “Subway,” written and arranged by keyboardist Pete Levin opens the album and introduces the imperial command of the ensemble, anchored by drummer Kenwood Dennard. With dynamic twists and turns, and subtle musical shadings, this is one hell of a subway ride. Commanding solos by trombonist Dave Bargeron and tenor saxist Alex Foster, offering some respect for Wayne Shorter, add to the excitement. Trumpeter Miles Evans wrote and arranged “LL Funk” and once again Kenwood Dennard drives the music with a powerful funk beat good for both listening and dancing. With Darryl Jones on bass, special guests’ solos abound: keyboardist Paul Shaffer, even more laid back than usual; the criminally underrated Matthew Garrison and his highly original bass: and Vernon Reid bringing a thick almost heavy metal guitar tip to the track. The icing on the cake is David Mann, who weaves his bluesy, potent alto sax throughout the track. “I Surrender,” written by Delmar Brown and Alex Foster, and arranged by Alex and Charles Blenzig is a musical requiem for a heavyweight. Mr. Brown, a superb keyboardist who played with the Gil Evans Orchestra as well as Pat Martino, passed away in 2017 and “I Surrender” is his tribute. He is also present on several tracks recorded before his passing. A true musical heavyweight, Alex Foster offers another side of his soulful, highly expressive tenor. A very popular composition from the Sweet Basil days, “Groove from the Louvre,” written and arranged by John Clark, features the composer on french horn, trumpeters Shunzo Ohno and then Alex Sipiagin, percussionist Mino Cinelu, who came to prominence with Miles Davis and Weather Report, bass trombonist Dave Taylor. Deft and determined, drummer Dennard anchors the band through the gentle opening, and then the hard edged groove that follows. There’s a regal, totally swinging feel to the track, with superb ensemble work that shows this is more than just a group of soloists, but a real orchestra. “Lunar Eclipse” written by Masabumi Kiuchi and arranged by the master himself, Gil Evans, is evocative and cinematic. An Evans protégé, Gil Goldstein solos here, memorably, amidst a dreamy synthesizer background which follows him through his two solos on the track, the first of which gives away to Mino Cinelu on bongos and then drummer Dennard, raising the musical stakes once again. It’s a heady musical mixture. More of the master on “Moonstruck,” which is short, whimsical and very tasty. Tracking at 1:49, it’s an ensemble feature that’s both intriguing and attention grabbing. The recording closes with “Eleven,” also straight from the source, a Gil Evans composition and arrangement, which originally appeared as “Petits Machins (Little Stuff)on the 1968 Miles Davis recording, Filles de Kilimanjaro. The set closer is a bristling swinger, a fitting capper to this powerful set of absolutely stunning music. The groove is infectious, a potent platform for solos by alto saxophonist Chris Hunter, Charles Blenzig on electric piano and Alex Foster, who returns on tenor and continues to amaze. Gil Evans Lives!Monday Nights is available for purchase on Bandwear
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May 21, 2019

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Ken Peplowski
Featured @ The Siletz Bay Music Festival

Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Tapas Two:
Jazz Classics And Classics In Jazz
Eden Hall – Gleneden Beach

Ken Peplowski and Rossano Sportiello explore popular jazz standards that were inspired by classical pieces, exploring works of Debussy, Chopin, Puccini, et al, with special appearances by vocalist Nicole Joseph Greenidge and Mei-Ting (performing transcriptions of virtuosos pianist Art Tatum solos)Sunday, June 30th, 4:00 p.m.
Basie, Benny And Beyond
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

Ken Peplowski leads and performs with the Springfield Jazz Orchestra with special guests jazz vocalists Clairdee and Charles Turner, pianist Rossano Sportiello, bassist Dave Captain and drummer Gary Hobbs, playing classic big band arrangements (and a few surprises) for listening and dancing.Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m.
Welcome To The Club
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort

Ken Peplowski, Aaron Johnson, Rossano, Sportiello, Clairdee, Charles Turner, Dave Captain and Gary Hobbs bring the classic NYC jazz club experience to Lincoln City – a night of jazz, popular song and good humor. They will perform in the spirit of classic jam sessions – unrehearsed, spontaneous, and completely improvised.Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
Make ‘Em Laugh
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort 

Ken Peplowski leads an ensemble including Aaron Johnson, Rossano Sportiello, Dave Captain, Gary Hobbs, and vocalists Clairdee, Nicole Greenidge Joseph and Charles Turner in an evening dedicated to some of the great comic songs from American movie musicals – along the way they will tip their hats to the Marx Brothers, Betty Hutton, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye and a special recreation of the classic Warner Brothers cartoon “What’s Opera, Doc”. An evening of great musical theatre interspersed with jazz music.
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May 18, 2019

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Jack Kleinsinger’s
 Highlights In Jazz New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert SeriesRandy Brecker
Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Awardphoto by Steven Goldberg
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Last Thursday night (5-16-19 ) at Tribeca Performing Arts Center Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger presented trumpet great Randy Brecker with their annual award.

Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their ‘matchless musical achievements’.

Previous honorees have included Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Maxine Sullivan, Hank Jones, Sonny Fortune and Dr. Billy Taylor to name a few.

A stellar lineup of jazz masters and rising stars celebrated Randy at the May 16thconcert. 

Pianist George Cablesbassist Buster Williams, drummer Danny Gottlieb, drummer/vibraphonist Chuck Reddvocalist Veronica Swift, and saxophonists Peter Anderson and Will Anderson and trombonist Joe McDonough.

The Highlights In Jazz 47th Season Concludes: 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 8 P.M.
Remembering Erroll & Randy

The Erroll Garner Project
Pianist Christian Sands
Drummer Ulysses Owens
Bassist Luques Curtis

A Randy Weston Tribute
Saxophonist T.K. Blue and the Weston Alumni Band
Bassist Alex Blake
Percussionist Neil Clarke
Special guest trombonist Steve Turre
and surprise special guest!

All Shows At

BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007
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May 15, 2019

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RANDY KLEIN 2019 ISIM Festival
SATURDAY MAY 18th 3:30pm
Ambient Spaces
with Robert Appleton (electronic multimedia)
www.improvisedmusic.org/events/
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May 16-19, 2019

ISIM Conference
International Society of Improvised Music
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

www.improvisedmusic.org/events/

Ambient Spaces– Randy Klein, improvising pianist, in collaboration with Robert Appleton, visual electronic multimedia improviser will be presenting Ambient Spaces, a live multimedia event featuring the marriage of sound, light and improvisation – a canvas of sound and image within a constantly evolving physical environment influenced by performers and audience. The ISIM conference brings together improvisers from all over the world to improvise and discuss the many aspects the subject.

As a pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, educator, author and founder of the Jazzheads Music Group, Randy Klein not only has a long list of accomplishments in several overlapping worlds but is constantly adding new innovations to each area of his musical life.

More information about the remarkably prolific Randy Klein and Jazzheads Music Group can be found at www.randyklein.com and www.jazzheads.com.

Randy Klein Calendar 

June 12-15, 2019

Randy Klein will be presenting a songwriting music clinic titled The Power of The Song at the Association of Popular Music Educators (APME) Conference on June 13, 2019 at 11AM at New York University, New York, NY. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Diversity in Popular Music Education.

APME organizes an annual international conference to celebrate, critique and explore teaching, learning, researching, creating, and performing in popular music. The conference welcomes people with interests in higher popular music education (at colleges and universities), popular music in elementary and secondary schools, researchers, industry professionals and performers.

Conference participants include professors, teachers, songwriters, performing artists, clinicians, technologists, researchers, leaders, administrators, industry representatives and others working throughout the popular music ecosystem. https://www.popularmusiceducation.org/the-conference/

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May 14, 2019

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Gil Evans Birthday Celebrations!
Gil’s Birthday is May 13th recently we’ve adopted the month of May
as Gil’s Birthday month!The Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell will be at the Jazz Standard
May 16-19
Tickets & Info

The Gil Evans Orchestra directed by Miles Evans will be celebrating Gil’s Birthday and their new album at the Cutting Room May 25th!

Tickets & Info

Get the new album
“Hidden Treasures Vol 1/Monday Nights”
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FeaturingGil Goldstein: Piano
Kenwood Dennard: DrumsMark Egan: BassPete Levin: KeyboardsMiles Evans: TrumpetShunzo Ohno: TrumpetConrad Herwig: TromboneDavid Taylor: Bass TromboneRob Scheps: Tenor SaxAlden Banta: Baritone Sax
David Mann: Alto Sax
Gabby Abularach GuitarAnd surprise Special Guests!

Music Charges + Any Minimums: $20

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Gil Evans Birthday Promo 2019

Band Website: http://www.gilevans.com/

Venue Website: http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

Musical sparks fly from this group of New York’s finest musicians with a varied program of compositions that recall Gil Evans’ infamous Monday night sessions at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil.

THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
“HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS, VOLUME ONE ”

Artist: THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
Title: HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS VOLUME ONE
Label: BOPPER SPOCK SUNS MUSIC GEO-34752
Release Date: DECEMBER 07, 2018
UPC Code: 860000347525Track listing and Running Time 
1. SUBWAY Pete Levin 10:56
2. LL FUNK Miles Evans 5:29
3. I SURRENDER Delmar Brown/Alex Foster 7:17
4. GROOVE FROM THE LOUVRE John Clark 9:50
5. LUNAR ECLIPSE Masabumi Kikuchi 6:28
6. MOONSTRUCK Gil Evans 1:49
7. ELEVEN Gil Evans 5:24Kenwood Dennard – Drums, Mino Cinelu – Percussion Mark Egan – bass Pete Levin– keyboards, Miles Evans – trumpet Shunzo Ohno – trumpet David Taylor – Bass Trombone, John Clark – French Horn, Chris Hunter – Alto Sax, Flute, Alex Foster – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax Darryl Jones – Bass (Tune 2), Matthew Garrison – Bass & Bass Solo (Tune 2), Vernon Reid – Guitar (Tune 2), Paul Shaffer – Fender Rhodes (Tune 2), David Mann – Alto Sax (Tune 2), Gil Goldstein – Piano (Tunes 1, 2, 5, 6), Delmar Brown – Synthesizer (Tunes 1, 2, 5), Charles Blenzig – Synthesizer (Tunes 2, 3, 4, 7), Gabby Abularach – Guitars (Tune 1, 4, 5), Jon Faddis – Trumpet (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Dave Bargeron-Trombone (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Gary Smulyan – Baritone Sax (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Birch Johnson – Trombone (Tunes 3, 4, 7,) Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet (Tunes 3, 4, 7), Alden Banta – Baritone Sax (Tunes 3, 4, 7).Monday Nights” is not only the first studio recording of the Gil Evans Orchestra in over forty years, it’s also offers some of the most audacious and electrifying music of the new millennium. The late Gil Evans was one of the most respected orchestrators in jazz history and his fabled collaborations with Miles Davis, including “Birth of the Cool,” “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy and Bess,” set the gold standard for modern jazz arranging. Accordingly, Evans played a key role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion. All of these influences are strikingly present on “Monday Nights,” a particularly contemporary incarnation of Evans’ music. After a string of gigs that started in the late 70s, the Gil Evans Orchestra began a run of Monday night engagements in 1983 at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil, which resulted in a number of successful live recordings by Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra. The gig continued sporadically until 1994. Mr. Evans had a knack for bringing out the best in his groups comprised of first-call New York players including David Sanborn, Alan Rubin and Tom “Bones Malone,” and such musicians as George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Howard Johnson. Gil’s sons, trumpeter Miles Evans and his brother Noah are keeping the flame alive with “Hidden Treasures,” a trilogy of recordings of which “Monday Nights” is the first. The concept here, is to feature compositions that the Orchestra played live in the late 70s and early 80s. Forthcoming are “The Classics,” featuring modern renderings of Evans’ original arrangements, including “My Ship,” and “The Meaning of the Blues,” and, the final release in the series, “Gil & Anita,” named for the late jazz icon and his wife. “Subway,” written and arranged by keyboardist Pete Levin opens the album and introduces the imperial command of the ensemble, anchored by drummer Kenwood Dennard. With dynamic twists and turns, and subtle musical shadings, this is one hell of a subway ride. Commanding solos by trombonist Dave Bargeron and tenor saxist Alex Foster, offering some respect for Wayne Shorter, add to the excitement. Trumpeter Miles Evans wrote and arranged “LL Funk” and once again Kenwood Dennard drives the music with a powerful funk beat good for both listening and dancing. With Darryl Jones on bass, special guests’ solos abound: keyboardist Paul Shaffer, even more laid back than usual; the criminally underrated Matthew Garrison and his highly original bass: and Vernon Reid bringing a thick almost heavy metal guitar tip to the track. The icing on the cake is David Mann, who weaves his bluesy, potent alto sax throughout the track. “I Surrender,” written by Delmar Brown and Alex Foster, and arranged by Alex and Charles Blenzig is a musical requiem for a heavyweight. Mr. Brown, a superb keyboardist who played with the Gil Evans Orchestra as well as Pat Martino, passed away in 2017 and “I Surrender” is his tribute. He is also present on several tracks recorded before his passing. A true musical heavyweight, Alex Foster offers another side of his soulful, highly expressive tenor. A very popular composition from the Sweet Basil days, “Groove from the Louvre,” written and arranged by John Clark, features the composer on french horn, trumpeters Shunzo Ohno and then Alex Sipiagin, percussionist Mino Cinelu, who came to prominence with Miles Davis and Weather Report, bass trombonist Dave Taylor. Deft and determined, drummer Dennard anchors the band through the gentle opening, and then the hard edged groove that follows. There’s a regal, totally swinging feel to the track, with superb ensemble work that shows this is more than just a group of soloists, but a real orchestra. “Lunar Eclipse” written by Masabumi Kiuchi and arranged by the master himself, Gil Evans, is evocative and cinematic. An Evans protégé, Gil Goldstein solos here, memorably, amidst a dreamy synthesizer background which follows him through his two solos on the track, the first of which gives away to Mino Cinelu on bongos and then drummer Dennard, raising the musical stakes once again. It’s a heady musical mixture. More of the master on “Moonstruck,” which is short, whimsical and very tasty. Tracking at 1:49, it’s an ensemble feature that’s both intriguing and attention grabbing. The recording closes with “Eleven,” also straight from the source, a Gil Evans composition and arrangement, which originally appeared as “Petits Machins (Little Stuff)on the 1968 Miles Davis recording, Filles de Kilimanjaro. The set closer is a bristling swinger, a fitting capper to this powerful set of absolutely stunning music. The groove is infectious, a potent platform for solos by alto saxophonist Chris Hunter, Charles Blenzig on electric piano and Alex Foster, who returns on tenor and continues to amaze. Gil Evans Lives!Monday Nights is available for purchase on Bandwear
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May 13, 2019

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Vocalist Paul Jost releases new album “Simple Life”Featuring:
Jim Ridl, Piano | Dean Johnson, Bass | Tim Horner, Drums
Special Guest: Joe Locke, Vibes
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“… the voice is Incredible, the style is incredible, the jazz approach is incredible – and, of course, that connection with the arrangement… his voice. Fabulous! Fabulous! … He is an exceptional talent.” Linley Hamilton – BBC Radio.

“Paul Jost makes every song so personally his own that it’s easy to forget anyone else ever sang them. You’ll get wet in the flood of emotions but don’t expect a rain poncho to protect you.” Gloria Krolak – All About Jazz.


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When describing vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate” and “storyteller”. To Paul, each lyric offers a story, a message, and a vehicle to convey his own interpretation and message. While Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger, it’s his vocal style that makes him standout. With his reputation as a vocalist growing, Paul has been filling rooms on the New York club scene as well as captivating audiences on festival stages both in the US and Europe.

“Simple Life” is Jost’s follow-up to his successful debut release “Breaking Through” and features his quartet with Jim Ridl-piano, Dean Johnson-bass and Tim Horner on drums. The album also features Joe Locke as special guest on a number of tracks. Paul said, “I was blessed to experience the joy of having these extraordinary musicians and dear friends share both their boundless talent and love in realizing this album”.

Paul went on to say that the album title, “Simple life”, is not just a tune on the album but a thread that is woven throughout. He recalls his father saying, “This whole thing (life) is about common sense. Sometimes the hardest thing about living is just to live – don’t always complicate things. Sometimes you just have to let life come to you”.

The songs included on “Simple Life” not only look back, paying tribute to the tradition, they also look forward reaching outside the traditional boundaries of the genre. However, this album is even more as it documents a part of Paul’s philosophy and vision. On the album Paul takes his hand to a number of standards from the jazz repertoire bringing a fresh approach while at the same time respecting their history and place in the American Songbook. He weaves his way artfully through the verse of “Give Me the Simple Life”,brings his rhythmic skills to Ellington’s “Caravan”and provides us with a heartfelt rendition of “Folks Who Live on the Hill”.

Not one to be limited by genre, Paul also takes two Lennon and McCartney classics “Blackbird”and “With a Little Help from My Friends”to task. “Blackbird” is given an up-tempo swing treatment and forms a perfect opener for the album while “With a Little Help from My Friends” is given a soulful twist with some vocal help from his friends. Paul’s instrumental approach is shown on Sonny Rollins “No Moe”as he scats his way through this bop tune based on rhythm changes. Contrasting this is Paul’s rendition of the traditional folk song “Shenandoah”that shows him doing what he does best, telling a story.

One of Paul’s signature songs at his live gigs is the Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg song “If I Only Had A Brain”from the film “The Wizard of Oz”. This lilting ballad showcases Paul’s lyrical sensibilities and, once again, his art of storytelling.

One track that truly grabs your attention is “Everybody’s Talkin'”by Fred Neil. The song, best known from the classic film “Midnight Cowboy”, becomes a canvas for Paul to paint a picture of a subject close to his heart. Paul’s inspiration came from the news a number of years back of Mark Murphy’s misdiagnosis with Alzheimer’s Disease and the lasting impact this had on him. Paul’s rendition takes a look at the anguish one can only imagine when first realizing they’re losing themselves to this terrible disease.
Bob Dylan fans will enjoy his version of “Girl from the North Country”. With every listening the layers of the onion are pealed back each time displaying a deeper level of understanding of the pathos contained in Dylan’s lyrics.

Paul adds two original compositions to the mix with the waltz “Bela Tristeza”and rounding out the album the poignant commentary on the current state of the world “Livin’ in the Wrong Time”. A perfect track to close on, leaving the listener with food for thought.

With “Simple Life”, Paul has created an album that not only documents this current period in his career but also sets the tone for all that will come. It’s clear when listening to this album that Paul Jost has staked his claim as one of the most innovative vocalists on the scene today.

Paul Jost · Simple Life
Release Date USA: March 29, 2019
Physical Release Date Europe: November 15, 2019 – L’Arte Distribution

Simple Life is available at the following stores.

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Stefany Calembert – Jammincolors ·stefany.calembert@skynet.be
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May 13, 2019

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NEW BOOK:
‘The Musical World of Paul Winter’
by Bob Gluckcover image photo credit: Mathew Muisewww.intelligentarts.net/paulwinter
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Paul Winter has traveled a fascinating path, from a small central Pennsylvania railroad town to an unexpected career as a college jazz musician in Chicago to touring South America at the invitation of the U.S. State Department and playing at the Kennedy White House. He played in Russia, recorded in the Grand Canyon, discovered the music of Brazil, organized a town party for Charles Ives’ birthday, and has made decades of wonderful genre-bending Consort music with his evolving groups of collaborative, talented, and expressive musicians.
In telling the story, Bob Gluck draws upon personal observations of Winter’s concerts and workshops given by band members David Darling and Susan Osborn, and personal interviews with Darling, Osborn, and Jim Scott, who provide deeper insight to supplement the many published interviews given by Winter, Ralph Towner, Glen Moore, Paul McCandless, and Collin Walcott.
Paul Winter also addresses issues about endangered species and environments from a place of love and empathy and his music is aesthetically beautiful and enchanting. He has a gift for melody and he speaks with infectious optimism. Listening to his lilting melodies based on the songs of the humpback whale or the howls of the timber wolf brings tears to the ears of his listeners. It is something one can experience by attending one of his concerts. Winter is able to guide audience members to let go of their inhibitions and howl en masse like a pack of wolves.
This book blends academic scholarship, musical reflection, and captivating narrative. In Gluck’s words, Paul Winter addresses issues about endangered species and environments from a place of love and empathy and his music is aesthetically beautiful and enchanting.
Bob Gluck, pianist, composer, writer, traces Paul Winter’s early career as a jazz musician, his discovery of Brazilian music, his concept of a musical “Consort,” and his engagement with whales and wolves as endangered species. He explores Winter’s ancestral roots in musical spectacle and the evolution of the Winter Solstice Celebration in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.
Gluck is the author of two books about the experimental periods of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, both published by the University of Chicago Press.He is professor of music at the University of Albany, New York.Photo by Paul Grupp & Brenda Rose

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May 9, 2019

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My name is Katherine Burrell. I am raising funds for my husband, Kenny Burrell. He is a legendary jazz guitarist who has contributed much to the world of music. Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave. He is still in recovery, on sabbatical, and writing his autobiography, as well as two other books. I am taking care of Kenny at home. His medical expenses exceed our monthly income. Additionally, we were both victims of identity theft and bank fraud, and the bank has refused to return the stolen funds, which totaled more than $60,000. In the process of mismanaging our claim, the bank returned payments I made to creditors, seriously impacting our credit scores. We no longer qualify to rent an apartment or open lines of credit and/or loans. We are also currently in litigation with our HOA which has been costly, such that I have spent almost all of our savings and life insurance policy. We are facing foreclosure and consequent homelessness. I am fearful of homelessness for Kenny’s sake, and terrified of how I will care for him if left without a home. We will have to move out of our apartment in the next 1-2 weeks for demolition, which will include mold remediation, lead abatement, and major construction. None of this will be covered by insurance, and the HOA will pass all of the costs to us. I can’t maintain Kenny’s health and safety in that kind of environment, and have no place to relocate nor the funds to do so. It is my fervent, heartfelt desire to continue to care for Kenny as he deserves given who he is and all that he has given to the world through his music, and the beautiful spirit from which it emanated. It saddens and embarrasses me to desperately need and request help, but it is necessary at this point. If anyone is willing to help us at this time, I would deeply appreciate it, and I will do my best to pay you back in the future. Thank you, and God bless you.

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May 11, 2019

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45th Annual
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
Fri-Sat: June 21-22, 2019
78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia
www.jazzbash.net

Hilton Garden Inn
Edison/Raritan Center
50 Raritan Center Parkway
Edison, New Jersey 08837

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Schedule & Events

Rare vintage videos each day:

Admission free with Bash admission or $5 for each film show only.

2019 Schedule (to date)

Friday: 8:00pm: Rare film and TV clips by jazz collector and film historian David Weiner.
Saturday: Will Friedwald will make one of his Clip Joint presentations featuring vintage Nat Cole in the centennial year of the performer’s birth. Time to be announced.

Admission

General admission: $20.00 covers buyer’s admission for two days (Friday & Saturday).
After 5:00 p.m. Friday (including Saturday re-entry) and all day Saturday admission is $10.00.
Early buyers will be admitted Thursday evening after 7:30pm for $40.00.

Doors open 8:00am on Friday & Saturday

Hotel Reservations

Special hotel room rate of $119 per night, Thursday through Saturday. Other discount rates available for seniors, government employees, and members of AAA, AARP and the military.
For reservations, call hotel before June 7 and mention Jazz Record Collectors: 732-225-0900 or toll free 800-774-1500.

Or, to book online, use the following link for the special group rate.

Vendors / Dealers

Vendor space: All tables are 6ft x 3ft. Cost in advance is $95.00 per table for 2 days, $60 for Friday only or $35 for Saturday only. A 50% deposit is required. On or after June 20th, cost will be $100 per table (for 2 days) on a space available basis.
Dealer Setup: Dealers may set up on Thursday night after 7:30 pm. The room will not be available prior to that hour.
Payment Methods: Payment in advance by check or money order. Cash and checks will be accepted at the door.

Directions

By car:

IMPORTANT: Although the hotel address is on Raritan Center Parkway, it is safer to enter the hotel grounds from King Georges Post Road.  For those approaching the hotel via Raritan Center Parkway, online mapping websites and GPS devices will instruct you to make a U-turn. Ignore those instructions and follow those below.
Via I-95 (NJ Turnpike) to exit 10. Keep right, follow signs for and merge into County Road 514 – Woodbridge Ave. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road.  Make first left to hotel.
Via Garden State Parkway south: Take exit 129. Keep right at fork and follow signs for County Road 501. Take CR 501 about 1.5 miles. Entrance to hotel is on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.
Via Garden State Parkway north: Take exit 127 (Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr). Continue on Riverside Dr approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Clearview Rd and take it to end. Turn left on King Georges Post Rd. Hotel entrance is about ¾ mile on right, just before Raritan Center Parkway.

Via I-287 south: Continue to NJ-440 North and take exit for County Road 514 West – Woodbridge Ave.  Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.
From Outerbridge Crossing:

  1. Take NJ 440 South to exit for Industrial Ave / Riverside Dr and then follow directions as Garden State Parkway north, above.

OR

  1. Take NJ-440 South to I-95 exit toward County Road 514 (Woodbridge Ave) West. Merge into CR 514. Keep right and in less than ¼ mile take ramp to Raritan Center. Continue on Raritan Center Parkway. At the first traffic light turn left onto King Georges Post Road. Make first left to hotel.

By public transportation:

Convenient from Penn Station in New York City, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty International Airport and Trenton, NJ. Take NJ Transit to Metuchen station on Northeast Corridor line. From Philadelphia 30th Street Station, take SEPTA to Trenton, NJ and transfer to NJ Transit NEC.

From Metuchen Station:

[or any point within a 3 mile (5km) radius of the hotel] A free shuttle is available to hotel guests and attendees of the Bash. Call the hotel ahead of time for shuttle pickup. From NYC, Metuchen is one stop past Metropark.

In Memoriam

Ron Hutchinson: 1952-2019

Vitaphone Project Co-Founder
and Longtime Jazz Bash Presenter

http://www.jazzbash.net

For more information or to be added to
Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash mailing list, contact:

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May 10, 2019

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Saving Jazz and Blues, one musician at a time.

A STATEMENT FROM
THE JAZZ FOUNDATION
RE: KENNY BURRELL

GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN


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 May 10, 2019

The Jazz Foundation has received many inquiries over the past 24 hours regarding the legitimacy of the GoFundMe campaign for Kenny Burrell.

We would like to assure anyone concerned about Kenny that this campaign was indeed created by Katherine on his behalf.

Musicians close to Kenny have been in touch with him directly to confirm his situation, and the Jazz Foundation has been in contact with Katherine for months.

We operate with the utmost respect for client privacy and confidentiality, but given the questions that have come up, Katherine has kindly given us permission to share this information.

Kenny and Katherine had been dealing with this situation alone for several years, because, as always, musicians are proud and self-reliant and do things on their own. They did not even contact us to ask for help but were referred by friends.

The Jazz Foundation assessed the case, conferred with other helping organizations, and reviewed documents attesting to the financial need described in the GoFundMe post.

We couldn’t possibly cover the full scope of the need, and other sources of funding were explored, including a GoFundMe campaign, given how successful and lifesaving they have proven for fellow musicians.

As we can see in this outpouring of love for Kenny and Katherine, it has worked.

This is a painful but inspiring example of what we see every day at the Jazz Foundation.

Many of our legends do not have a partner at home to help them. As we see here, even when they do, the Jazz Foundation is needed to give emotional and financial support. This is why the organization exists, and we handle 30 emergency cases every day.

Katherine wished to share these words with everyone who has giventheir kindness and support over the last day:

“Thank you to everyone at the Jazz Foundation and those who have responded with loving thoughts, prayers, and generosity. Kenny and I are overwhelmed by the compassion, support, and love of both friends and people whom we do not know, but revere his music. Even simple acts of caring and prayer are deeply appreciated during this difficult time, but the generosity in others’ hearts is far beyond anything we could have imagined. The outpouring of love and support, as well as the words of admiration and respect he has received through the campaign have tremendously lifted his spirit and touched his heart. It is my greatest joy to see his expressions, including tears, as he realizes he is respected, cherished, and loved beyond his comprehension. It is a deeply moving and humbling experience, challenging though it may be to expose ourselves and ask for help. Our deepest and heartfelt gratitude for your support, love, and light.”

We applaud Kenny and Katherine for the courage it took to share the details of their crisis. It has opened up a world of such goodness and generosity, which they so richly deserve.

Yours in service,

Joseph Petrucelli
Executive Director

Contact: (212) 245-3999 ext. 10

Richard D. Parsons
Chairman
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President
Joseph Petrucelli
Executive Director
Wendy Oxenhorn
Founding DirectorBOARD OF DIRECTORS
B. Bonin Bough
Michael Devins
William A. Douglass, III
Steven Edwards
Dr. Frank Forte
Dr. Daveed D. Frazier
Ben Giordano
Danny Glover
Steve Jordan
Casey Lipscomb
Peter Low
Geoffrey D. Menin
Michael Novogratz
Robert Opatrny
Michael Pietrowicz
Lee Richards
Marc Roth
Abigail Scheuer
Stephen B. Siegel
Marlisa Vinciguerra
Bill WurtzelHONORARY
FOUNDERS BOARD
Hon. David Dinkins
Sandy Jordan
Quincy Jones
Stella Marrs
Hank O’Neal
Jimmy OwensADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dr. Jennifer Adams
Robbin Ahrold
Christian Alexander
Arthur H. Barnes
Joslyn Barnes
Glen Barros
Thurston Briscoe
Ron Carter
Judy Chambers
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Elvis Costello
Archibald Cox, Jr.
Ron Delsener
Jim Eigo
Lois Gilbert
Marius André Holzer
Michael Imperioli
Victoria Imperioli
Phyllis Lubarsky
Bruce Lundvall
Howard Mandel
Wynton Marsalis
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May 10, 20189

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Dave Stryker’s Eight Track Band
Live In The Studio
This Morning
Friday, May 10th 9:00am
Gary Walker’s Morning Jazz
WBGO 88.3fm
Dave Stryker-Guitar
Stefon Harris-Vibes
Jared Gold-Organ
McClenty Hunter-Drums
Myra Casales-Percussion
Performing Music From Their NEW CD
Eight Track III
Next Live Appearances
May 11- The Django NYC
www.thedjangonyc.comMay 12 – The Falcon – Marlboro NY www.liveatthefalcon.com
Dave Stryker Eight Track III
Too High (Stevie Wonder)


Dave Stryker Eight Track III
Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)

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Here’s what people are saying so far:

“Stryker Strikes Again!!” William Johnson KPOV

“Stryker remains as ruggedly stylish and direct as ever… one thing remains true and constant: the strength of the song itself remains paramount. Stryker doesn’t bend the originals into unrecognizable shapes or use the art of the cover as a means for intellectual exercise. He plays the songs in relatively straightforward manners, leaves space for solos, and lets the magic take shape on its own. And that, in a nutshell, is his formula for success when dealing with this terrain. While this may mark the end of Stryker’s Eight Track projects, it’s doubtful that (m)any would complain if a fourth happened to find its way to the marketplace. As fun dates go, these are hard to beat. “ Dan Bilawsky / All About Jazz

“When it comes to ultracool & hip jazz, guitarist Dave Stryker is at the very TOP of the list… what an absolutely fun album. The album opener, “Move on Up“, alone, makes it well worth purchasing the full album. Jared’s organ just KICKS IT OUT on this superb tune!  Stevie Wonder’s “Too High” is one of the best performances of the tune I’ve ever heard. The recording is just flawless.  I give Dave & his superb players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99 out of 5.” Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

“Dave Stryker’s third Baby Boomer covers album is, quite frankly, a can’t-lose proposition. That’s ‘cos the melodies are rich with timeless soul and everyone in the band are veteran masters who can effortlessly kick back and take an easygoing approach that these songs need to make them as engaging in these interpretations as they are with the originals.” S.Victor Aarons / Something Else Reviews

“It’s all in the special sauce.  In which we find guitar man Stryker paying tribute to his youth by hitting it on everything that was playing in your car 45 years ago when we were young and eclectic.  A gift shop record in lesser hands, the set list in impeccable again and the on board jazzbos are enjoying  being there for the trip—all of whom are no slouches either.  Tasty fun that means so much more as Stryker and company dig beneath the commercial veneer for the real deal.​“  CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher ​


“Dave we need to complete the Trilogy!” said Stefan Harris as we drove to a gig last summer. We had recorded Eight Track with my working trio of Jared Gold and McClenty Hunter back in 2013 and Eight Track II followed three years later with the great Steve Nelson on vibraphone.  A Trilogy? I didn’t have to be asked twice!

The Eight Track projects have been not only fun, but musically rewarding. Playing these classic melodies from the ’70s has been a great way to connect with people and bring more people to the music, whether they remember the songs or are just discovering them. I enjoy the challenge of finding my way into these tunes by putting my own stamp on them through the arrangements and playing. (Besides, I had an Eight Track player in my van in high school and spent many hours listening to everything from Miles and Coltrane to Santana and Marvin Gaye!)

This time out we tackle Curtis Mayfield’s “Move on Up”, The Temptations’ “Papa was a Rollin’ Stone”, Steely Dan’s “Pretzel Logic”, and two tunes by Stevie Wonder: “Too High” and Joy Inside My Tears”. The Carpenters’ “We’ve Only Just Begun” and Burt Bacharach’s “This Guys In Love” show that a great melody is a great melody no matter the decade. And Stefon does Roy Ayer’s classic “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” proud before we start to wind down with Marvin Gaye’s “After the Dance.” Throughout I have to tip my hat to these outstanding musicians and friends who brought this music to life: Stefan Harris, Jared Gold, McClenty Hunter and Mayra Casales.

In these crazy times, I hope our takes on these classic songs can bring some joy and positivity into the world. The Trilogy is complete – Viva Eight Track!

Dave Stryker

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May 9, 2019

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Support Kenny Burrell


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My name is Katherine Burrell. I am raising funds for my husband, Kenny Burrell. He is a legendary jazz guitarist who has contributed much to the world of music. Following his 85th birthday concert at Royce Hall, he suffered an accident that led to a two year medical leave. He is still in recovery, on sabbatical, and writing his autobiography, as well as two other books. I am taking care of Kenny at home. His medical expenses exceed our monthly income. Additionally, we were both victims of identity theft and bank fraud, and the bank has refused to return the stolen funds, which totaled more than $60,000. In the process of mismanaging our claim, the bank returned payments I made to creditors, seriously impacting our credit scores. We no longer qualify to rent an apartment or open lines of credit and/or loans. We are also currently in litigation with our HOA which has been costly, such that I have spent almost all of our savings and life insurance policy. We are facing foreclosure and consequent homelessness. I am fearful of homelessness for Kenny’s sake, and terrified of how I will care for him if left without a home. We will have to move out of our apartment in the next 1-2 weeks for demolition, which will include mold remediation, lead abatement, and major construction. None of this will be covered by insurance, and the HOA will pass all of the costs to us. I can’t maintain Kenny’s health and safety in that kind of environment, and have no place to relocate nor the funds to do so. It is my fervent, heartfelt desire to continue to care for Kenny as he deserves given who he is and all that he has given to the world through his music, and the beautiful spirit from which it emanated. It saddens and embarrasses me to desperately need and request help, but it is necessary at this point. If anyone is willing to help us at this time, I would deeply appreciate it, and I will do my best to pay you back in the future. Thank you, and God bless you.

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May 7, 2019

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New CD Release Party Dates for Art “Turk” Burton–Long time AACM Member/Percussionist with sophomore release of Ancestral Spirits

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For Immediate Release April 23, 2019 or Thereafter

New CD Release Party Dates from Art “Turk” Burton–Long time AACM Member/Percussionist with sophomore release of Ancestral Spirits and Other FYI Musical Dates

Long time AACM Member and conguero Art “Turk” Burton has released his sophomore musical achievement–Ancestral Spirits–featuring some of Chicago’s best and brightest talent with saxophonist Ari Brown and Edwin Daugherty, and “show stealer” vocalist Maggie Brown.

According to Rev. Fr. Lofton Emenari, OPS of WHPK-FM University of Chicago, “Ancestral Spirits has a free form feel and flow of a classic Chicago jam session, sax’s shouting blow for blow, rumbling rhythm section laying it down, and the drums! The drums! The drums!”  Be sure to check out what this fine percussionist has to offer via

2019 Musical Dates for Art “Turk” Burton:

1)  CD Release Party for Ancestral Spirits & Memorial Day Jazz Concert featuring long time AACM Member Art “Turk” Burton, Ari Brown, Edwin Daugherty, and others highlighting some of Chicago’s finest musicians.

Date and Where: Monday, May 27, 2019 @ Jazz Showcase @ 806 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago 60605

Time: 8:00 p.m. and 10 p.m. sets

Admission: $10 Adults (CD included); $5 College Students with valid ID 
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2) CD Release Party for Ancestral Spirits and Father’s Day Jazz Concert featuring long time AACM Member Art “Turk” Burton, Ari Brown, Edwin Daugherty, and others highlighting some of Chicago’s finest musicians.

Date and Where: Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ Phoenix Multi-Purpose Center @ 650 Phoenix Center Drive, Phoenix 60426 (Alternate address: 151st & 4th Avenue, Phoenix, IL)

Time: 4 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 per person (includes light refreshments, CD, and Father’s Day Gift Raffle for all Dads)
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3) Sunday Jazz Live featuring long time AACM Member Art “Turk” Burton and his Congo Square Artistic Ensemble which includes some of Chicago’s and South Suburban’s finest jazz musicians!

Date and Where: Sunday, August 11, 2019 @ Phoenix Multi-Purpose Center @ 650 Phoenix Center Drive, Phoenix 60426 (Alternate address: 151st & 4th Avenue, Phoenix, IL)

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 per person (includes light refreshments and Jazz giveaways)
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4) Museum of Contemporary Art (Tuesdays on the Terrace) featuring long time AACM Member Art “Turk” Burton and his Congo Square Artistic Ensemble which includes some of Chicago’s and South Suburban’s finest jazz musicians!

Date and Where: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago 60611

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

On Ancestral Spirits, veteran percussionist Art “Turk” Burton performs colorful Afro-Centric versions of such jazz standards as “Killer Joe,” “A Night In Tunisia” and “Listen Here.”

Burton leads a powerful group that includes saxophonists Ari Brown and Edwin Daugherty, a six-piece rhythm section with drums, congas, timbales and bongos, and singer Maggie Brown.

An adventurous conga and bongo player who has performed in a wide variety of settings during his career (from Dizzy Gillespie to MuhalRichard Abrams), Art “Turk” Burton builds upon the success of his previous CD Spirits: Then & Now with a new set featuring his Afro-Centric jazz versions of beloved jazz songs.

For his exploration of six standards and two originals, Burton is joined by Ari Brown on tenor and soprano-sax (which he sometimes plays at the same time), Edwin Daugherty on alto and soprano, pianist Eddie Beard, bassist Yosef Ben Israel, drummer DushunMosley, Sammie “Cha Cha” Torres on congas, and Luis “Preito” Rosario on timbales. Maggie Brown, the daughter of the late great Oscar Brown Jr., has been developing her own original singing style which can be heard on “A Night In Tunisia” and “Freedom Jazz Dance.”

The opening “Soul Drummers,” one of two originals by Burton, has lyrics by PeresinaBurton and has the percussionists paying tribute (both musical and verbal) to many of the great drummers and percussionist who have been inspiring forces. The other new piece, “Ancestral Spirits,” features fiery interplay between the percussionists and the saxophonists. Burton and his group also reinvigorate such classics as “A Night In Tunisia” (which has some fine scatting by Brown), “Killer Joe,” “Summertime,” “All Blues” and two Eddie Harris songs: “Freedom Jazz Dance” and a particularly exciting version of “Listen Here.”

Art “Turk” Burton, who was originally self-taught on congas and bongos, has worked in his career not only with jazz artists but on pop, r&b, and Latin sessions. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (A.A.C.M.) since 1973, Burton has performed with such giants as Dizzy Gillespie, MuhalRichard Abrams, Lester Bowie, Henry Threadgill, Randy Weston, Sonny Stitt, Lou Donaldson, Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarmanand Elvin Jones, and has recorded with Nicole Mitchell, VandyHarris, Ari Brown, and the AACM’s Great Black Music Ensemble. Among the groups that he has led are the Congo Square Artistic Ensemble and Conjunto Bembe Percussion Ensemble.

In addition to his teaching, Burton is the author of three books about the little-known role of African Americans in the Old West: Black Gun, Silver Star (The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshall Bass Reeves), Black, Buckskin, and Blue (African American Scouts and Soldiers on the Western Front), and Black, Red and Deadly (Black and Indian Gunfighters of the Indian Territories 1870-1907).

The release of Spirits: Then & Now made listeners aware of Art “Turk” Burton’s importance as a bandleader. The memorable Ancestral Spirits is his latest accomplishment.

Art Turk Burton “Ancestral Spirits” (T N’ T Music ATBCD 102) Street Date: May 3, 2019
Art Turk Burton-leader, conga and bongo drums, Ari Brown-tenor & soprano sax, Edwin Daugherty-alto and soprano sax, Maggie Brown-vocals, Eddie Beard-piano and organ, Dushun Mosley-drums, Yosef Ben Israel-bass, Sammie “Cha Cha” Torres-conga, Luis “Preito” Rosario-timbales
UPC Code: 845121032116
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May 8, 2019

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2019 Geneva Music Festival
Features Ann Hampton Callaway, Syndee Winters, Sounds of A&R and More
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Geneva, N.Y. – The 2019 Season of the Geneva Music Festival (GMF), to be held May 24 through June 16, will celebrate “Women in Music: Key Players.” Much of the Festival’s programming will represent women’s contributions to music through featured composers or performers, including several jazz artists.

A full schedule including concert details and locations, artist biographies and tickets are available on the festival’s website, www.genevamusicfestival.com.

Broadway star Syndee Winters returns to GMF, this time with songwriter and actress Ann Hampton Callaway for “Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends,” at the Smith Center for the Arts on Saturday, June 8. They’ll pay tribute to groundbreaking women in jazz, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Jazz and blues singer Melissa Kate will open.

A graduate and recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Five Towns College, Winter’s theatrical accomplishments include Disney’s “The Lion King,” where she made her Broadway debut as “Nala” (a role she recently reprised), “Motown: the Musical” (Mary Wells, Diana Ross), “Pippin” (Leading Player u/s) and “Hamilton: An American Musical” (Angelica, Eliza & Peggy Schuyler). Winters also appeared last year as an “Apostle” in the NBC Live Broadcast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring John Legend.

Callaway is one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted recently by Broadwayworld.com as “Performer of the Year,” her unique singing style blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. Callaway is best known for a Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical “Swing!” and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series “The Nanny.” She is a Platinum Award-winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand’s recent CDs. The only composer to have collaborated with Cole Porter, she has also written songs with Carole King, Rolf Lovland and Barbara Carroll, to name a few.

Born in New York State, Melissa Kate is a powerful and entertaining singer who now travels the globe with her music and arts. She is a classically trained stage actress who uses the craft of theater to create memorable music concerts in jazz, soul and blues.

Sounds of A&R (April Webb and Randall Haywood) also return with their unique brand of jazz in a concert on June 7, at Geneva’s historic Club 86. The next evening, Sounds of A&R also will make a guest appearance at the “Bessie, Billie, Ella and Friends” concert.

Partners in music and life, Webb and Haywood Randall have come together on their album “Horizon” for a distinct sound that fuses aspects of Contemporary Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Gospel influences. May, the sister of Contemporary Jazz keyboardist Jacob Webb of The JT Project, hails from Newton, Kansas. Her unique vocal approach draws from a wide range of influences from Sarah Vaughan to Ledisi. She sings with a rustic warm tone and strong articulation.

Haywood, a Juilliard graduate, utilizes the trumpet with great emotional expression. His sound continues to look towards the future, while continuously paying homage to the greats that have come before him such as Herb Albert, Miles Davis, Chris Botti, and Chuck Mangione.

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May 6, 2019

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Gil Evans Birthday Celebrations!
Gil’s Birthday is May 13th recently we’ve adopted the month of May
as Gil’s Birthday month!The Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell will be at the Jazz Standard
May 16-19
Tickets & Info

The Gil Evans Orchestra with be celebrating Gil’s Birthday and their new album at the Cutting Room
May 25th!
Tickets & Info

Get the new album
“Hidden Treasures Vol 1/Monday Nights”
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Photo Credit: Carol Friedman
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FeaturingGil Goldstein: Piano
Kenwood Dennard: DrumsMark Egan: BassPete Levin: KeyboardsMiles Evans: TrumpetShunzo Ohno: TrumpetConrad Herwig: TromboneDavid Taylor: Bass TromboneJohn Clark: French HornRob Scheps: Tenor SaxAlden Banta: Baritone Sax
David Mann: Alto SaxAnd surprise Special Guests!

Music Charges + Any Minimums: $20

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GIL Evans Orchestra “Hidden Treasures” (Miles Evans Promo)

Band Website: http://www.gilevans.com/

Venue Website: http://thecuttingroomnyc.com/

Musical sparks fly from this group of New York’s finest musicians with a varied program of compositions that recall Gil Evans’ infamous Monday night sessions at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil.

THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
“HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS, VOLUME ONE ”

Artist: THE GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA
Title: HIDDEN TREASURES MONDAY NIGHTS VOLUME ONE
Label: BOPPER SPOCK SUNS MUSIC GEO-34752
Release Date: DECEMBER 07, 2018
UPC Code: 860000347525Track listing and Running Time 
1. SUBWAY Pete Levin 10:56
2. LL FUNK Miles Evans 5:29
3. I SURRENDER Delmar Brown/Alex Foster 7:17
4. GROOVE FROM THE LOUVRE John Clark 9:50
5. LUNAR ECLIPSE Masabumi Kikuchi 6:28
6. MOONSTRUCK Gil Evans 1:49
7. ELEVEN Gil Evans 5:24Kenwood Dennard – Drums, Mino Cinelu – Percussion Mark Egan – bass Pete Levin– keyboards, Miles Evans – trumpet Shunzo Ohno – trumpet David Taylor – Bass Trombone, John Clark – French Horn, Chris Hunter – Alto Sax, Flute, Alex Foster – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax Darryl Jones – Bass (Tune 2), Matthew Garrison – Bass & Bass Solo (Tune 2), Vernon Reid – Guitar (Tune 2), Paul Shaffer – Fender Rhodes (Tune 2), David Mann – Alto Sax (Tune 2), Gil Goldstein – Piano (Tunes 1, 2, 5, 6), Delmar Brown – Synthesizer (Tunes 1, 2, 5), Charles Blenzig – Synthesizer (Tunes 2, 3, 4, 7), Gabby Abularach – Guitars (Tune 1, 4, 5), Jon Faddis – Trumpet (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Dave Bargeron-Trombone (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Gary Smulyan – Baritone Sax (Tunes 1, 5, 6), Birch Johnson – Trombone (Tunes 3, 4, 7,) Alex Sipiagin – Trumpet (Tunes 3, 4, 7), Alden Banta – Baritone Sax (Tunes 3, 4, 7).Monday Nights” is not only the first studio recording of the Gil Evans Orchestra in over forty years, it’s also offers some of the most audacious and electrifying music of the new millennium. The late Gil Evans was one of the most respected orchestrators in jazz history and his fabled collaborations with Miles Davis, including “Birth of the Cool,” “Sketches of Spain” and “Porgy and Bess,” set the gold standard for modern jazz arranging. Accordingly, Evans played a key role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and jazz fusion. All of these influences are strikingly present on “Monday Nights,” a particularly contemporary incarnation of Evans’ music. After a string of gigs that started in the late 70s, the Gil Evans Orchestra began a run of Monday night engagements in 1983 at the Greenwich Village club, Sweet Basil, which resulted in a number of successful live recordings by Gil Evans and the Monday Night Orchestra. The gig continued sporadically until 1994. Mr. Evans had a knack for bringing out the best in his groups comprised of first-call New York players including David Sanborn, Alan Rubin and Tom “Bones Malone,” and such musicians as George Adams, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Howard Johnson. Gil’s sons, trumpeter Miles Evans and his brother Noah are keeping the flame alive with “Hidden Treasures,” a trilogy of recordings of which “Monday Nights” is the first. The concept here, is to feature compositions that the Orchestra played live in the late 70s and early 80s. Forthcoming are “The Classics,” featuring modern renderings of Evans’ original arrangements, including “My Ship,” and “The Meaning of the Blues,” and, the final release in the series, “Gil & Anita,” named for the late jazz icon and his wife. “Subway,” written and arranged by keyboardist Pete Levin opens the album and introduces the imperial command of the ensemble, anchored by drummer Kenwood Dennard. With dynamic twists and turns, and subtle musical shadings, this is one hell of a subway ride. Commanding solos by trombonist Dave Bargeron and tenor saxist Alex Foster, offering some respect for Wayne Shorter, add to the excitement. Trumpeter Miles Evans wrote and arranged “LL Funk” and once again Kenwood Dennard drives the music with a powerful funk beat good for both listening and dancing. With Darryl Jones on bass, special guests’ solos abound: keyboardist Paul Shaffer, even more laid back than usual; the criminally underrated Matthew Garrison and his highly original bass: and Vernon Reid bringing a thick almost heavy metal guitar tip to the track. The icing on the cake is David Mann, who weaves his bluesy, potent alto sax throughout the track. “I Surrender,” written by Delmar Brown and Alex Foster, and arranged by Alex and Charles Blenzig is a musical requiem for a heavyweight. Mr. Brown, a superb keyboardist who played with the Gil Evans Orchestra as well as Pat Martino, passed away in 2017 and “I Surrender” is his tribute. He is also present on several tracks recorded before his passing. A true musical heavyweight, Alex Foster offers another side of his soulful, highly expressive tenor. A very popular composition from the Sweet Basil days, “Groove from the Louvre,” written and arranged by John Clark, features the composer on french horn, trumpeters Shunzo Ohno and then Alex Sipiagin, percussionist Mino Cinelu, who came to prominence with Miles Davis and Weather Report, bass trombonist Dave Taylor. Deft and determined, drummer Dennard anchors the band through the gentle opening, and then the hard edged groove that follows. There’s a regal, totally swinging feel to the track, with superb ensemble work that shows this is more than just a group of soloists, but a real orchestra. “Lunar Eclipse” written by Masabumi Kiuchi and arranged by the master himself, Gil Evans, is evocative and cinematic. An Evans protégé, Gil Goldstein solos here, memorably, amidst a dreamy synthesizer background which follows him through his two solos on the track, the first of which gives away to Mino Cinelu on bongos and then drummer Dennard, raising the musical stakes once again. It’s a heady musical mixture. More of the master on “Moonstruck,” which is short, whimsical and very tasty. Tracking at 1:49, it’s an ensemble feature that’s both intriguing and attention grabbing. The recording closes with “Eleven,” also straight from the source, a Gil Evans composition and arrangement, which originally appeared as “Petits Machins (Little Stuff)on the 1968 Miles Davis recording, Filles de Kilimanjaro. The set closer is a bristling swinger, a fitting capper to this powerful set of absolutely stunning music. The groove is infectious, a potent platform for solos by alto saxophonist Chris Hunter, Charles Blenzig on electric piano and Alex Foster, who returns on tenor and continues to amaze. Gil Evans Lives!Monday Nights is available for purchase on Bandwear
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After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane
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In the beginning there was John Coltrane. Growing up in a family that listened to a vast and global array of music, Teodross Avery experienced an epiphany at 13 when he first heard Trane’s epochal harmonic steeplechase “Giant Steps.” Taking up the tenor saxophone, he emerged in the mid-1990s as one of the most powerful young voices on the scene, with two critically hailed releases for GRP/Impulse! Avery’s long and productive journey has taken him down many musical paths, from gigs with jazz legends and hip hop stars to sessions with NEA Jazz Masters and platinum pop albums. With his Tompkins Square label debut After The Rain: A Night for Coltrane, Avery has found his way back home, reasserting himself as a supremely eloquent exponent of the post-Trane jazz continuum. Recorded live at Oakland’s Sound Room, the album is slated for release on May 10, 2019.

“It is a return to my roots,” says Avery, 45, who possesses a huge, brawny tone and a capacious harmonic imagination. “Listening to Trane’s music was my foundation, and this album is definitely a reintroduction to this area of my career. I’ve been busy with a lot of other stuff, but I was always playing acoustic jazz with top level cats. I wasn’t putting out albums. I was on record dates, but not my own albums. This was the perfect opportunity to make my own statement.”

He found an ideal outlet with Tompkins Square. Over its 13 years, the label has released new and reissued recordings by renowned jazz masters such as Calvin Keys, Charles Gayle, Ran Blake, Terry Waldo, Bern Nix, and Giuseppi Logan. The label recently releasedThe 1960 Time Sessions by the Sonny Clark Trio featuring George Duvivier and Max Roach (2LP/2CD set), which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Album Notes (Ben Ratliff). It was Tompkins Square’s eighth Grammy nomination, and the first for Mr. Ratliff, who also wrote the liner notes for After The Rain.

For the Sound Room concert Avery reconnected with some of the Bay Area’s most formidable improvisers, joining forces with pianist Adam Shulman, Oakland-reared, New York-based drummer Darrell Green, and bassist Jeff Chambers, who played on the Yoshi’s album release gig for his seminal 1996 hip-hop inflected album My Generation.

“I grew up hearing Jeff with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Ahmad Jamal and other heavyweight players,” Avery says. “He’s one of the greatest bassists around, but after he made the date at Yoshi’s we didn’t play together until about 2014. He was the logical choice, and so was Darrell, who I played with in the Bay Area and New York. I always love his feel. And I’ve played with Adam since the early 2000s when I did gigs with Marcus Shelby.”

With the highly cohesive band Avery delves deeply into Coltrane’s songbook, opening with a brightly burning run through “Blues Minor.” Maintaining a steady level of energy throughout the nine-minute sojourn, the quartet offers a master class in the power of a briskly swinging mid-tempo groove. The set’s longest piece, “Africa,” is also drawn from the classic 1961 album Africa/Brass, Coltrane’s debut release on Impulse! orchestrated by Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner. It’s an epic performance that builds to ecstatic heights and then simmers back down with Chambers’ eerie arco bass solo backed by Green’s clackety trap work.

Cal Massey’s Latin-tinged “Bakai” is a piece introduced on the 1957 Prestige album Coltrane, the saxophonist’s first session as a leader (an underrated composer, Massey is due for rediscovery). Opening unaccompanied, Avery hints at the sing-song theme with a series of smeary ascending figures. As the band joins, he’s off, pushing against Green’s deft cymbal work with some extra grit in his tone. Shulman, a sought after arranger and first-call Bay Area accompanist, takes a particularly graceful, soul-steeped solo.

“Coltrane was one of the first records I bought myself, and I’ve been listening to that album ever since,” Avery says. “I liked that 12/8 rhythm. It relates to my mom, with an Ethiopian rhythmic feel. It’s a song that almost no one’s recorded. I felt like it was time.”

Of all the music that Avery explores, Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue” is the piece that Coltrane played most frequently. First released on 1964’s Live at Birdland (Impulse!), the tune also appears on several posthumously released live Trane albums (but interestingly a studio version has never surfaced). Like Coltrane, Avery trades his tenor sax for a soprano and also lays out quickly after stating the theme. The rhythm section steadily ramps up the momentum and when Avery rejoins he’s at full sprint. It’s a cathartic, impassioned performance that leaves no doubt about his prowess on the wily horn.

He follows the thunderous “Afro Blue” with a gorgeous rendition of Coltrane’s ballad “After the Rain.” Back on tenor, he caresses the melody, which unspools over Chambers rumbling bowed bass and Green’s shimmering cymbals. Quietly majestic, it practically begs for another ballad or two, but Avery gets back to burning. He closes the set with a blast of spiritual sustenance, offering an extended take on “Pursuance,” the third movement of Trane’s devotional masterwork A Love Supreme.

“I’ve studied all areas of his music,” Avery says. “I was just trying to take songs that were important to him and important to the real connoisseurs of his music. Africa/Brass was a really important album for him. ‘After the Rain’ isn’t his most popular ballad, but it’s a very beautiful piece and a brilliant composition.”

As Ben Ratliff writes in the album’s liner notes, the band approaches Coltrane’s music with reverence and freedom, revealing themselves in the act of interpreting iconic compositions. “The synthesis achieved here is the result of scholarship…But it is also the result of relaxing an academic mind-set, something that comes later in life—a little bit of forgetting what you’ve learned, or of finding meaning beyond the limited binary thinking of structure/no structure.”

Born July 2, 1973 in Fairfield, California, Avery grew up in Oakland and Vacaville, where he spent most of high school. Looking for more rigorous musical training he attended Berkeley High his senior year played in the school’s award-winning jazz band under director Charles Hamilton (a mentor for future jazz stars such as Joshua Redman, Dayna Stephens and Justin Brown). Wynton Marsalis recognized his oversized talent and purchased him a saxophone. Berklee College of Music made a similar judgment, giving him a full scholarship. At 19, he found another champion in eminent A&R executive Carl Griffin, who signed him to GRP/Impulse Records. His 1994 debut album In Other Words focused on his original compositions, and earned widespread critical praise. Sought out by stars like Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter and Ramsey Lewis, he soaked up head-turning bandstand experiences and still managed to finish college while on the road in 1995.

It’s hard to overstate the impression Avery made when he hit New York. Within a week of moving to the city in 1995 he was playing at the Blue Note with piano legend Cedar Walton’s sextet featuring trumpet great Art Farmer. Over the next few years, he performed and recorded with veteran jazz masters such as Hank Jones, Ben Riley, Harold Mabern, Bobby Watson and Dee Dee Bridgewater, while also working with rising stars like Cyrus Chestnut, Lewis Nash, Donald Harrison, and Roy Hargrove. With the manifesto-like My Generation, a guitar-centric session featuring John Scofield, Peter Bernstein, and Mark Whitfield on alternating tracks, Avery embraced his Ethiopian heritage and the protean power of hip hop (with Black Thought of The Roots rapping on the title track).

While Avery has kept a relatively low profile on the jazz scene over the past two decades, he’s never put down his horn. After touring internationally with Lauryn Hill in the late 1990s, he started recording prolifically as a session musician in New York City, contributing to hit albums by Amy Winehouse, G-Unit All Stars, Joss Stone, and Talib Kweli. Returning to academia, he completed a PhD in Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California in 2016, and is now assistant professor of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at California State University Dominguez Hills in Los Angeles.

Avery started gaining attention again in straight ahead circles as part of a powerhouse tenor sax tandem with Howard Wiley on Hammond B-3 great Doug Carn’s 2015 album My Spirit (Doodlin’ Records). He revealed a different side of his musical personality on 2017’s Post Modern Trap Music (Katalyst Entertainment), a duo collaboration with drum master Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, who has played with the likes of Archie Shepp, Sun Ra, and Chet Baker. In many ways, the project was a primal scream of freedom after years battened down in grad school.

“I had this sense I need to record an album and not be guided by piano and bass,” he says. “I needed to be in the driver’s seat as to where the harmony was going. It was like a release. When I was at USC, everything was very regimented. That’s part of the point of pursuing a doctorate. I needed to clear my intellectual palette.”

The saxophone/drums duo was pioneered of course by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, and Post Modern Trap Music paved the way for After The Rain. A major addition to his slim but growing discography, the album catapults Avery back into jazz’s top ranks as a fierce and captivating improviser ready to reclaim his vaunted reputation.

Teodross Avery ‘After the Rain : A Night for Coltrane’
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JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
2019 AWARDS WINNERS
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Pianist Ahmad Jamal is celebrated for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz by the Jazz Joiurnalists Association with its 2019 JJA Jazz Awards — the organization’s 24th annual celebration of excellence in jazz and jazz journalism. Saxophonist Wayne Shorter has been voted Musician of the Year, bassist Linda May Han Oh is Up and Coming Musician of the Year and West Side Story Reimaginedby Bobby Sanabria’s Multiverse Big Band is Record of the Year, among recipients of Awards in 39 categories of jazz achievement and documentation in calendar year 2018. All winners posted at
https://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2019-winners.html.Among other honorees are John Szwed for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism; Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordonby Maxine Gordon as Book of the Year; both British photo-journalist Val Wilmer and Massachusetts-based broadcaster Tom Reney for overall career excellence, and Nate Chinen, editorial content director of WBGO and author of the nominated book Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century for BestWriting in 2018. All of them — as well as Jamal, Shorter (also Composer of the Year, and leader of the Mid-Sized Ensemble of the Year), Oh (also Bassist of the Year) and drummer Sanabria’s two-cd album of Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” score, re-envisioned by multiple arrangers — are chosen winners out of multiple nominees, based on two-part voting by professional members of the JJA, an international non-profit organization of media-makers covering jazz.Other Awards have been voted for John Coltrane’s Both Directions at Once: The Last Albumis Historical Record of the Year, ECM records Label of the Year, and DownBeat magazine Print Periodical-Website of the Year. Further categories cite individual instrumentalists, Album Art of the Year and Photo of the Year — Adriana Mateo’s portrait of the late Roy Hargrove smoking a cigarette, seated at a piano in the Umbria Jazz Festival’s ornate Teatro Morlacchi.This year’s physical Awards — formerly engraved statuettes — are being redesigned. Awards for instrumentalists will be presented to the winners by JJA members at their performances throughout the summer. Plans for presentations of Awards to journalists will be forthcoming, and posted at www.JJANews.org as well as the JJA’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jazzjournalists/For further information about the 2019 JJA Jazz Awards or the Jazz Journalists Association, contact President@JazzJournalists.org. Membership information is available at here.
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GARY LUCAS NEWS AND
UPCOMING APPEARANCESGary Lucas and Caroline Sinclair at The Metrograph’s Third Anniversary Party   3/21/19
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GARY LUCAS has accompanied films both silent and sound with his live solo guitar scores in over 20 countries to date, most recently in March at la Cinematheque francaise in Paris where he premiered his new score for Von Stroheim’s “The Wedding March”.

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Next up, on June 5th, Gary performs his acclaimed live score accompanying Wu Yonggang’s 1934 masterpiece of Chinese silent cinema “The Goddess” at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF) in Cluj Romania—his second time performing there.

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Gary is currently in the midst of an ongoing retrospective of his live solo scores at the Metrograph, NYC’s premier arthouse cinema,  and will perform there next on Sat. June 15th accompanying a newly-restored 35mm print of  “The Golem” (1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese)  courtesy of Kino-Lorber.

This is the thirtieth anniversary of Gary’s score for “The Golem”, co-written with Walter Horn, which premiered at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria in 1989.

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Gary Lucas Live Music and Film Page:

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Sun. May 19th
7pm
Quinn’s, Beacon NY
Gary Lucas performs a solo acoustic concert
with his special guest Mimi Sun Longo
Interview in the Van Wyck Gazette:
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Solo acoustic page:
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Tues. May 28th
7:30pm
The Cutting Room NYC
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and Jason Candler
perform their Chinese pop-jazz project
“The Edge of Heaven”
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Fri. May 31st
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Yale University, New Haven
Gary Lucas plays with Geoffrey Menin keyboards, Jonathan Rose bass,
and other friends as part of his Yale Class Reunion— a private event

Wed. June 5th
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Cluj, Romania
Gary Lucas plays his live solo film score accompanying
Wu Yonggang’s 1934 masterpiece of Chinese silent cinema
“The Goddess” at the Transylvania International Film Festival (TIFF)
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Sat. June 15th
8pm
The Metrograph, NYC
Gary Lucas accompanies a newly-restored print of “The Golem”
(1920, d. Paul Wegener and Carl Boese) with his live solo score
as part of Lucas’ ongoing retrospective at the Metrograph,
curated by Jacob Perlin and Robert Melvin Rubin
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Fri. June 21st
5pm
Joe’s Pub Outdoors Stage, NYC
Gary Lucas performs his Chinese jazz-pop project The Edge of Heaven
featuring vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang and saxophonist Jason Candler
as part of the Make Music New York Festival, a global music event
linking 85 cities around the world
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Fri. Sept. 20th
7:30pm
The Cutting Room NYC
“Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas—The Lost Songs”
celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” album
featuring Gary’s special guests from Italy, Davide Combusti (The Niro) vocals
and Francesco Arpino keyboards and guitar performing selections from their forthcoming album
“The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook”

Sun. Oct. 27th and Mon. Oct. 28th
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Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver
Gary will perform several live solo film scores tba
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MORE DATES TBA

Read a rave review for Gary’s recent show in Paris in French magazine Rock & Folk:
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News item from Italian music magazine Buscadero announcing new album
“The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook” coming this fall
from Esordisco featuring Davide Combusti (The Niro) vocals and produced
by Francesco Arpino
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DENNY ZEITLIN
Interview with Gary Walker

On WBGO Tuesday, May 1st 9am
Tune in to 88.3fm or listen online
www.wbgo.orgDenny Zeitlin
Will Be Appearing
May 1-4
@ Mezzrow Jazz ClubSolo & Trio with Buster Williams & Matt WilsonLive in NYC/Streaming on Smalls Live“By any measure, Zeitlin’s output over the past 50 years places him at jazz’s creative zenith.”
Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes
SOLO: Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00
Celebrating the May release of live solo CD
“Remembering Miles” (Sunnyside)TRIO: Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4
Live recording for Sunnyside Records
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00Reserved Seats (Highly Recommended) $20-25Click HERE for SOLO, Wednesday, May 1
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Lounge Seats $20Click HERE for Streaming: All the performances will stream live.  Watch for free from anywhere in the world & leave messages in real time.Mezzrow Jazz Club
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Critical Acclaim:

SOLO:

“…he is an improvisational artist whose skills are so expansive that he can integrate everything he hears into the fabric of his soloing. In the best sense, in the manner that has always been true of jazz’s finest improvisers, Zeitlin constantly stretches the creative envelope, measuring himself only against the infinite demands of his music.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Time

“…Zeitlin delivered a riveting solo performance.”
George Goodman, New York Times

“In supreme command of the keyboard…he employs striking dissonances, he constructs extraordinary edifices of harmonics, he can be marvelously pianistic, with a velvet subtlety of touch. He is an original…Denny Zeitlin stretches jazz piano beyond any hitherto defined limits.”
Don Freeman, San Diego Union

“…He didn’t show his brilliance through his technique (which he has), but through subtle improvisation, advanced and finely-tuned harmonic development, and a stupendous internal sense of meter…Denny Zeitlin’s solo piano was the unpretentious highpoint of the festival.”
Munchner Merkur (Munich)

TRIO (reviews of latest CD with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson“Wishing On The Moon”):

Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist.  He is a great one…one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today…throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasure of contemporary music…and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…”
Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama

“…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind, maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout…Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock.”
Mark Keresman, ICONDV

“…Wishing On The Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one of those nights when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon.”
Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz

“…this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…”
Marc Myers, jazzwax

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April 24, 2019

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JANE IRA BLOOM, JIM ANDERSON
& ULRIKE SCHWARZ
TEAM UP TO PREVIEW “ABOVE & BEYOND
at Munich’s 2019
HIGH END AUDIO SHOW, MAY 9-12
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What happens when you combine the singular sound of award winning soprano saxophonist & NASA artist Jane Ira Bloom with the technical artistry of legendary audio engineer Jim Anderson and tonmeister Ulrike Schwarz? The surround sound Grammy winning team has upped their game to showcase excerpts from their latest project which features Bloom’s albums “Sixteen Sunsets” “Early Americans” & “Wild Lines” in ground breaking Dolby Atmos at the High End Audio Conference in Munich Germany May 9-12.  The project “Above and Beyond” showcases Bloom’s music the way you’ve never heard it before with the surround sound recording extended into full 360-degree space. The team will preview, perform, and discuss their work of combining the highest standards of artistic and technical collaboration, live and up close as guests of PMC Speakers and Dolby Atmos at the High End audio show.

In early 2019 Jim Anderson & Ulrike Schwarz went into both Skywalker Sound in Northern California to mix in 3D audio and the famous Capitol Studios in Los Angeles to mix Bloom’s recordings in Dolby Atmos. The results are like no other recording you’ve ever heard before.

“We feel that Dolby Atmos and Jane Ira Bloom’s music are a perfect match and when heard with PMC speakers the results are magical. The emotion and beauty of Jane Ira Bloom’s performances gain a new dimention with Dolby Atmos’ immersive sound and PMC.”
                                                            -Ulrike Schwarz and Jim Anderson, Anderson Audio New York 

“I’ve always been interested in the way sound changes when it moves, whether in inner or outer space. This is technology that I’ve dreamt about but never heard before. How do you describe a sound that feels like it embraces your mind in 360?”
                                                                                                -Jane Ira Bloom

Revealing the resolution and detail of these brand new and priceless releases will be PMC’s flagship model, the fact fenestria, complemented by an array of its Wafer on-wall speakers for the surround and height channels and a selection of its professional subwoofers, mimicking the system at Capitol Studios. Plus, PMC will be presenting selected tracks from trumpeter Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” album.

Jane Ira Bloom’s immersive music will premiere in room F123
at High End Munich 2019, May 9-12.

Jane Ira Bloom                            photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Jim Anderson @ Skywalker Sound

Ulrike Schwarz

Sixteen Sunsets

2014 Grammy nominee for Best Surround Sound Album

This album sets new standards for the hi-res surround recording of jazz – absolutely mesmerizing.
– John Henry, Audiophile Audition

Early Americans

2018 Grammy Award for Best Surround Sound Album

Wild Lines

4 1/2 stars ****1/2 Bloom’s soaring, lyrical soprano saxophone is a case study in how to make musical statements that are both technically stunning and melodically rich.
– All About Jazz

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April 25, 2019

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Andromeda Anarchia’s DARKMATTERS
Is Among the Year’s
Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated inThe 17th Annual Independent Music Awards
Listen HERE
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DARKMATTERS of Switzerland was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Innovative self-released and indie label projects – in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.
Nominated along with Andromeda Anarchia’s DARKMATTERS is an eclectic mix of work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe. More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.
Click here for a full list of the 17th IMA Nominees
The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Lee Ann Womack, Robert Smith, Boyce Avenue, Martha Wash, Ben Lovett and Todd Rundgren, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.
Voting on The IMA site for the fan-selected Songs and Short Form Videos runs from April 10th – May 24th at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com
17th IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center
The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced June 22ndfrom the Symphony Space stage during The IMAs Indie Konference in New York City. Now in its third year, the annual conference for Artists, Artivists and Artistpreneurs draws hundreds of top-ranked creatives from around the globe for awards, performances, workshops and networking events. Honors will be

presented in between performances by nominated artists.
IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: IndependentMusicAwards.com

Artistry. Diversity. Excellence.
Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards – produced by Music Resource Group – honor the year’s most exceptional and artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe.

Program winners and nominees are extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers. Previous honorees include Amy Lee, Killer Mike, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, RuPaul, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl in a Coma, Masta Ace, Pokey LaFarge, Nik West, The Mud Howlers, The Apples in stereo,

fun., and JD McPherson among many others.

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April 25, 2019

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Andromeda Anarchia’s DARKMATTERS
Is Among the Year’s
Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated inThe 17th Annual Independent Music Awards
Listen HERE
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DARKMATTERS of Switzerland was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Innovative self-released and indie label projects – in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.
Nominated along with Andromeda Anarchia’s DARKMATTERS is an eclectic mix of work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe. More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.
Click here for a full list of the 17th IMA Nominees
The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Lee Ann Womack, Robert Smith, Boyce Avenue, Martha Wash, Ben Lovett and Todd Rundgren, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.
Voting on The IMA site for the fan-selected Songs and Short Form Videos runs from April 10th – May 24th at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com
17th IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center
The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced June 22ndfrom the Symphony Space stage during The IMAs Indie Konference in New York City. Now in its third year, the annual conference for Artists, Artivists and Artistpreneurs draws hundreds of top-ranked creatives from around the globe for awards, performances, workshops and networking events. Honors will be

presented in between performances by nominated artists.
IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: IndependentMusicAwards.com

Artistry. Diversity. Excellence.
Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards – produced by Music Resource Group – honor the year’s most exceptional and artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe.

Program winners and nominees are extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers. Previous honorees include Amy Lee, Killer Mike, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, RuPaul, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl in a Coma, Masta Ace, Pokey LaFarge, Nik West, The Mud Howlers, The Apples in stereo,

fun., and JD McPherson among many others.

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April 24, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
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JANE IRA BLOOM, JIM ANDERSON
& ULRIKE SCHWARZ
TEAM UP TO PREVIEW “ABOVE & BEYOND
at Munich’s 2019
HIGH END AUDIO SHOW, MAY 9-12
shem.gif
What happens when you combine the singular sound of award winning soprano saxophonist & NASA artist Jane Ira Bloom with the technical artistry of legendary audio engineer Jim Anderson and tonmeister Ulrike Schwarz? The surround sound Grammy winning team has upped their game to showcase excerpts from their latest project which features Bloom’s albums “Sixteen Sunsets” “Early Americans” & “Wild Lines” in ground breaking Dolby Atmos at the High End Audio Conference in Munich Germany May 9-12.  The project “Above and Beyond” showcases Bloom’s music the way you’ve never heard it before with the surround sound recording extended into full 360-degree space. The team will preview, perform, and discuss their work of combining the highest standards of artistic and technical collaboration, live and up close as guests of PMC Speakers and Dolby Atmos at the High End audio show.

In early 2019 Jim Anderson & Ulrike Schwarz went into both Skywalker Sound in Northern California to mix in 3D audio and the famous Capitol Studios in Los Angeles to mix Bloom’s recordings in Dolby Atmos. The results are like no other recording you’ve ever heard before.

“We feel that Dolby Atmos and Jane Ira Bloom’s music are a perfect match and when heard with PMC speakers the results are magical. The emotion and beauty of Jane Ira Bloom’s performances gain a new dimention with Dolby Atmos’ immersive sound and PMC.”
                                                            -Ulrike Schwarz and Jim Anderson, Anderson Audio New York 

“I’ve always been interested in the way sound changes when it moves, whether in inner or outer space. This is technology that I’ve dreamt about but never heard before. How do you describe a sound that feels like it embraces your mind in 360?”
                                                                                                -Jane Ira Bloom

Revealing the resolution and detail of these brand new and priceless releases will be PMC’s flagship model, the fact fenestria, complemented by an array of its Wafer on-wall speakers for the surround and height channels and a selection of its professional subwoofers, mimicking the system at Capitol Studios. Plus, PMC will be presenting selected tracks from trumpeter Miles Davis’ “Kind of Blue” album.

Jane Ira Bloom’s immersive music will premiere in room F123
at High End Munich 2019, May 9-12.

 

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April 24, 2019

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April 23, 2019

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THE MANY MUSICAL WORLDS
OF RANDY KLEIN
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As a pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, educator, author and founder of the Jazzheads Music Group, Randy Klein not only has a long list of accomplishments in several overlapping worlds but is constantly adding new innovations to each area of his musical life.

It is not an understatement to say that Randy Klein keeps busy. Whether composing ambitious new works, playing piano, teaching and lecturing about songwriting, or running the Jazzheads Music Group, his life is a whirlwind of activity.

Born in Jersey City, hometown Fort Lee, New Jersey, he says, “I always played piano, I don’t remember ever not playing music.” I played in many types of ensembles starting at the age of 14, from rock to jazz groups. “When I was 17 or 18, I heard the Ramsey Lewis Trio’s The In Crowd recording and immediately knew that I wanted to be a jazz improviser. The groove and jazz of that recording hooked me. Amazing how one recording turned into a musical life changer, inspiring me to go to study at the Berklee College of Music.” After graduating from Berklee, he taught in John LaPorta’s improvisation program for a couple of years and gained experience working as a sideman, playing keyboards and synthesizers in a variety of groups in addition to accompanying singers on piano. Klein also began writing songs while working with RCA recording artist Ralph Graham. “He was a really wonderful songwriter and I learned a great deal from him about composing songs. I came to songwriting relatively late, in my late twenties, and became obsessed with the process of writing songs. In the first year, I think I wrote 70 or 80 poorly written songs, but I began to learn that songwriting was a cumulatively learned art form. I simply worked it and got to the point where now I am teaching the craft.’

Randy Klein moved to New York City in 1977 and joined R&B Hall of Famer Millie Jackson’s group as a keyboardist and composer. “That was a period when she had many gold records. We performed all over the world including Japan, Kenya, Germany, France, and throughout the Deep South.” He contributed songs to her hit albums and has since written songs for a variety of performers including Sarah Dash, Candi Staton, IRT, Memphis Bleek, JX, Black Sheep, and Lil Kim, Dr. Ticktock, not to mention Sesame Street.

As an award-winning (Emmys and Gold Records) composer, Klein has written in a wide assortment of styles for musical theater, film, television and individual performers. Just to name a few notable assignments, he wrote the score for the documentaries Richard Wright – Black BoyFree To Dance (PBS Great Performances), and Beyond Tara – The Extraordinary Life Of Hattie McDaniels. His work in musical theater includes such shows as Move! (commissioned by Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carre’), I Don’t Do Club Dates, Capture The Moon, Falling ApartBucky And His FriendsFlambe DreamsEver Happily After and the music for the children’s musicals Fancy Nancy ‘Splendiferous’ Christmas and Twinkle Tames A Dragon.

Randy Klein’s more current works include the choral work,  For My People (a song cycle based on the poetry of Margaret Walker) which has been performed numerous times utilizing chorales with up to 120 voices. His compositions Facing It and Dear John, Dear Coltrane are based on the poetry of Pulitzer Award winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa and Michael Harper. His Fanfare For Jerusalem was premiered at the Metropolitan Opera and sung by 400 voice Hazamir Chorale, while his concert work Brockton had its premiere in 2018. Upcoming is a new musical The Black Swan, inspired by the ballet “Swan Lake” with a blues-infused score. It is a love story set in the magical world of voodoo in New Orleans, and explores racism in the South in the early 1960’s and Speak, a musical about communicating with spirits. He is proud to be playing with his old keyboard friend Kenny Keys on his new single releases Don’t Go and Sleep Walk.

In 1992, Klein founded the Jazzheads label. “The CD format was starting to take off and it seemed like the right time to start my own label. I recorded the album Randy Klein’s Jazzheads and, when WBGO’s Michael Bourne played it on the radio, I knew I had made the right decision. I was fortunate because I knew about the record business, distribution and publicity due to my songwriting background. My goal at Jazzheads has always been to make sure each of our recordings is of the highest musical value. I felt that if one built a catalog of worthy recordings, they would continue to live on for years, and that has come true.” Jazzheads has thus far released over 125 CDs. The Jazzheads catalog includes albums by many of the who’s who of modern jazz including Roni Ben-Hur, Harvie S, Mayra Valdes, Andrea Brachfeld, Diane Schuur, Susie Arioli, Dave Liebman, Claudia Villela, Ray Blue, Bobby Sanabria, Ole Mathisen, Chris Washburne, not to mention Randy Klein himself. One of the label’s recent successes was Bobby Sanabria’s West Side Story Reimagined which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Jazzheads Music Group also has subsidiary labels: King Kozmo Music (compilations from the catalog along with recordings in other genres) and 8910 (contemporary and pop-oriented music) with a new classical division, Espressivo, coming this spring.

An educator since his days at Berklee, Randy Klein specializes in teaching and conducting seminars and workshops on songwriting, piano, and the business of music. He has been teaching at SongU.com since 2006, been a member of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop since 1982, has written numerous articles, and conducted many presentations. His workshop The Power Of The Song will be presented at the APME (Association of Popular Music Educators) conference at NYU this June.

“After listening to 10-15,000 songs, I had an idea for a book about a guide to songwriting. The idea turned into a four-year writing period which produced a rather large work titled, You Can Write A Song. I was advised that publishers would rather put out a flow of smaller books from the same author so out of the larger work came a smaller book, The Quickstart Guide to Songwriting, which was published in 2017. It teaches anyone (even those with limited musical and English language skills) the basics about how to write a verse, a chorus and a hook line of a song. Currently I am finishing two new books, Songwriting Tips and Listening To Songs.” When asked what he enjoys most about teaching songwriting, he enthusiastically replies, “I have students from all over the world. I love it when students keep on improving and getting better at their craft. It feels so good to share my knowledge with them and help push their music forward.”

Even with all of this activity as a composer, educator, author, and record company president, Randy Klein never neglects his piano playing. “I take lessons from William Daghlian, love to play and practice every day.”  He can be heard on nine recordings as a leader for the Jazzheads label: Randy Klein’s JazzheadsLove Notes From The BassUnderground RomanticInvitation InPiano ChristmasThe FlowingSunday MorningWhat’s Next and Kleinway@Steinway.

Looking towards the future, Randy Klein is particularly enthusiastic about Ambient Spaces. “It is a new improvising project with Robert Appleton, a leading multi-media visual improviser. It includes my improvised jazz piano and Robert Appleton’s improvised projected images. It is beautiful and joyful to experience. It is an exciting marriage of sound, light and improvisation that is influenced by the audience. And lots of fun to perform!!!

“With me, there are always many projects in different degrees of completion going on. I’m living my dream. I am very thankful that I am a musician!”

by Scott Yanow

More information about the remarkably prolific Randy Klein and Jazzheads Music Group can be found at www.randyklein.com and www.jazzheads.com.

Randy Klein Calendar as of April 4, 2019

April 27, 2019

Randy Klein will be presenting two new songs from his new musical The Black Swan on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 8 PM at Music Theatre of Connecticut’s (MTC) Night of Songs and Scenes by the Professional Musical Theatre Writers Workshop.

The Black Swan is a musical, inspired by the ballet “Swan Lake” with a blues-infused score. It is a love story set in the magical world of voodoo in New Orleans, and explores racism in the South in the early 1960’s. The love between an idealistic journalist and a vulnerable blues singer is challenged when secrets from a tangled past are revealed.
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April 15, 2019

Randy Klein will be featured on the new Kenny Keys track Sleep Walk. The recording of the classic 1960’s classic by Santo and Johnny is a stellar rendition.  (link to go here)

May 16-19, 2019

ISIM Conference
International Society of Improvised Music
Augsburg University
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Ambient Spaces – Randy Klein, improvising pianist, in collaboration with Robert Appleton, visual electronic multimedia improviser will be presenting Ambient Spaces, a live multimedia event featuring the marriage of sound, light and improvisation – a canvas of sound and image within a constantly evolving physical environment influenced by performers and audience. The ISIM conference brings together improvisers from all over the world to improvise and discuss the many aspects the subject.
http://www.randyklein.com/epk-–ambient-spaces.html

June 12-15, 2019

Randy Klein will be presenting a songwriting music clinic titled The Power of The Song at the Association of Popular Music Educators (APME) Conference on June 13, 2019 at 11AM at New York University, New York, NY. The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Diversity in Popular Music Education.
APME organizes an annual international conference to celebrate, critique and explore teaching, learning, researching, creating, and performing in popular music. The conference welcomes people with interests in higher popular music education (at colleges and universities), popular music in elementary and secondary schools, researchers, industry professionals and performers.
Conference participants include professors, teachers, songwriters, performing artists, clinicians, technologists, researchers, leaders, administrators, industry representatives and others working throughout the popular music ecosystem. https://www.popularmusiceducation.org/the-conference/

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April 20, 2019

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Jazz Activist Ira Gitler
Celebrated in New Documentary
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Jazz lost the best friend it ever had when Ira Gitler passed away on February 23, 2019.  Ira Gitler Lives! is a new thirty-minute documentary by filmmaker Bret Primack that showcases Gitler’s life in Jazz.  For over six decades, Ira wrote books, liner notes, and articles, produced recording sessions and concerts, as well as working as a broadcaster and teacher.  He was also a hockey enthusiast.

Ira Gitler’s story is told in his own words, from a 2009 video interview Primack produced, and more recent interviews with colleagues Todd Barkan, Randy Brecker, Michael Cuscuna, Jim Eigo, Terry Gibbs, Jeff Levenson, Howard Mandel, Dan Morgenstern and Loren Schoenberg.

As a witness and participant in the creation of Bebop, and Prestige Records, the film includes Ira discussing four classic sessions:  “Zoot Swings The Blues,” when Zoot Sims’ tenor solo broke the time limit on recordings; “Soultrane,” where Ira coined the phrase “sheets of sound,” to describe John Coltrane’s playing in the liner notes; Sonny Rollins debut recording session and Ira’s maiden voyage as a producer; and, the historic Miles Davis recording session that included Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins.

“I first learned about Jazz and Ira reading his DownBeat articles and liner notes,” Primack explains.  “When I starting writing myself I met Ira, who quickly became a mentor and inspiration.  I made this film to reveal who Ira was, as a man, in addition to his work.”

Ira Gitler Lives! can be seen on the Jazz Video Guy YouTube channel:

Mr. Primack plans on presenting the film at Jazz and film festivals later this year.

For more info, please contact:  bretprimack@gmail.com (520) 477-1499

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April 22, 2019

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Joe Chambers’ Quartet
“Landscapes”
with
Joe Chambers, vibes
Allyn Johnson, piano
Herman Burney, bass
Dennis Chambers, drums and percussionAn Die Musik
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
301-366-1118Friday, April 26, 2019
Sets 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
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Joe Chambers Biography
Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include Hubbard’s “Breaking Point,” Joe Henderson’s “Mode for Joe,” Hutcherson’s “Components,” Shorter’s “Schizophrenia.” and “Etcetera,” Hill’s “Compulsion,” and Tyner’s “Tender Moments,” as well as Archie Shepp’s “New Thing at Newport,” Charles Mingus’ “Like a Bird,” Chick Corea’s “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” and many others. Chambers’ compositions have been covered by Hutcherson, Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films, including “Mo’ Better Blues.” Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His most recent recording is “Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live” of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.
Website: https://www.josephachambers.comAllyn Johnson
Native Washingtonian ALLYN JOHNSON is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle’s church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. in 2005 Allyn started an ensemble combining Gospel, Jazz and Classical music called Divine Order. He also has a group called Sonic Sanctuary which may be heard as his trio or small ensemble which ranges from acoustic straight ahead jazz to jazz fusion and funk. No matter what configuration Allyn may be heard in, you can best believe it will be just “good music for the soul.”Herman Burney
Herman Burney is a native of Washington, DC, but was raised in the arts-nurturing state of North Carolina where he grew up listening to Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and James Cleveland. During his early years Herman played clarinet, drums and tuba and later took up electric bass for a “hard-core funk group” in high school. After meeting jazz titan George Duvivier in 1987, Herman finally settled on his beloved double bass. Herman has traveled all over the world to establish an impressive list of performance credentials as bassist for Nneena Freelon, Marcus Roberts, Freddy Cole, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Wess and many others of equal renown. Herman’s first CD was was titled “First Fruits. ” His second is “Offering,” a collection of orginal tunes. When Herman is “at home” he is teaching at George Washington University and the Sitar Arts Center in D.C.Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play “in the pocket” but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.Landscapes (review)
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The reviewing equivalent of this publication’s Blindfold Test is to listen to an album knowing only the title and name of its leader. Taking that approach with veteran drummer Joe Chambers’ Landscapes, one is introduced to a vibraphone-driven four-piece unit à la the Modern Jazz Quartet. It’s a lush ambiance, full of complexity and color. A slinky version of Monk’s “Epistrophy” opens this dynamic album, and is followed by Horace Silver’s “The Outlaw,” which showcases a thoughtfully developed piano solo. Thee sustained vibraphone on “Never Let Me Go” emphasizes the lyrical themes of holding on and the potential pain of loss.Chambers’ strength as a composer is reinforced on “Samba De Maracatu,” which boasts standout solos by Chambers himself. Paul Arslanian’s lovely “Pas De Trois,” Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin,” another Silver number (“Ecaroh”) and Karl Ratzer’s “Underground System”—rechristened “Underground (Railroad) System”—follow. Chambers generously allows the pianist to conclude the album with a solo reading of the title track. Upon delving into the accompanying material, the big reveal is that this is actually a trio date with Chambers overdubbing the tuned percussion as well as all the other non-rhythm section instruments. And the nearly 10-minute solo piano number? That’s Chambers, too. Landscapes sounds like the fluid live studio recording of four or more musicians, so it’s impressive on multiple levels. —Yoshi Kat Landscapes: Epistrophy; The Outlaw; Never Let Me Go; Havana; Samba De Maracatu; Pas De Trois; Airegin; Ecaroh; Underground (Railroad) System;
Landscapes. (59:58) Personnel: Joe Chambers, drums, congas, bongos, vibraphone, marimba, synthasizer, piano (10); Rick Germanson, piano (1-9); Ira Coleman, bass (1-9),
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April 19, 2019

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From Baroque to Bop and Beyond: An extended and detailed history of the intersection of classical music and jazz By Lynn René Bayley

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From Baroque to Bop and Beyond: An extended and detailed history of the intersection of classical music and jazz By Lynn René Bayley Quite possibly the best book you will ever read on the cross-influence of classical music and various forms of jazz from the ragtime era to the present. Lynn Bayley leave no stone…

Quite possibly the best book you will ever read on the cross-influence of classical music and various forms of jazz from the ragtime era to the present. Lynn Bayley leave no stone unturned in her pursuit of the best and most interesting cross-influences of each era. Here are some professional testimonials:

“What an epic tome! Very detailed and precise!”—Miles Osland, Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky
“Hats off! to Lynn René Bayley for her history/study of the combining, conflicting, enhancing relations between the music called Classical and the music called Jazz. Eminently informative, interesting, and enjoyable reading.”—Alonzo Levister, composer ofManhattan Monodrama, Slow Dance, Blues on the Subway and The Happy Hypocrite
“I think the book is great! You should be very proud of it.”—Byron Olsen, composer ofSketches of Miles and Sketches of Coltrane
“I can’t get enough of your book! Most of the chapters have so much interesting information, are so well written, and are coupled with such astute observations and interesting opinions that I want to read them more than once!”—Charles Ruggiero, classical-jazz composer, Professor of Composition and Music at the Michigan State University College of Music
“There is so much here that I don’t know but that I should know, and want to know more about.”—David Balakrishnan, violinist-composer, founder of the Turtle Island String Quartet
“There are things in the book that I can relate to, both artistically and historically, it’s an interesting read!  As I am a big fan of Ragtime, New Orleans jazz, Mingus, Monk, Latin jazz, Cuban jazz etc. but I am ALSO a fan of dissonant modern classical music at the same time and I am AS WELL indeed very crazy about flamenco and world & folk music.”—Sophie Dunér, jazz composer and singer
“As for your glorious book, I am still reading segments – they are dense with fascinating information – I’m amazed at your scope of research, intriguing details and enjoy your occasional wry comments!”—Bunny Beck, jazz pianist and composer
“It is an encyclopedic labor of love. You have a unique perspective on this material based on your wide listening experience, and you are quite outspoken in your opinions.”—Bruce Wolosoff, jazz-classical composer and pianist

01 – Chapter List
02 – Preface
03 – I. Why Search for Consensus
04 – II. The First Wave _1916-1925
05 – III. The Second Wave _1926-1935
06 – IV. Liberal-Communist War on Jazz
07 – V. Swing-Good Bad and Commercial _1935-1944_
08 – VI. Meanwhile Back at the Ranch
09 – VII. The Emergence of Bop _1945-1953_
10 – VIII. Jazz Concertos, Cool Jazz, Modern _1954-1962
11 – IX. Surviving Free Jazz _1962-1974_
12 – X. George Russell
13 – XI. Charles Mingus
14 – XII. Fighting Against Fusion _1974-1990_
15 – XIII. Revivals and Recreations – Sociology of Ja…
16 – XIV. Hanging in There _1990-2005_
17 – XV. Nikolai Kapustin
18 – XVI. Moving On _2005-2015
19 – XVII. Daniel Schnyder
20 – XVIII. Conclusions and Observations
21 – Index
22 – The Recordings

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April 18, 2019

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Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band
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Award Winning Guitarist/Vocalist and University Professor Pascal Bokar understands the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South.

The Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band is a Unique Powerhouse of Sights and Sounds. It brings together the sounds of the banjo, fiddle of the Appalachia with master percussionists from West Africa, the Balafon of Mali (African marimba) and the irresistible funk grooves and vocals of the African American experience.

“So much Fun for the Ears and Feet – Everyone is Dancing”,

Downbeat, San Jose Jazz Festival, 2018

Pascal Bokar previous recording Guitar Balafonics was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the “Best CDs of 2015.” Pascal Bokar is listed in Jazz journalist Scott Yanov’s Book entitled Great JazzGuitars. 

Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam is also the owner of the Award Winning Savanna Jazz Club of San Carlos, CA, and is recipient of the Jim Hall Jazz Master Award from Berklee College of Music.

Notable musicians on this record: fiddler Blaine Sprouse (Bill Monroe), bassist Tony Saunders (Eric Clapton & David Crosby), Gospel Hawkins Family, and keyboardist Steve Carter (George Benson & Bobby Womack).

Please contact Jim Douglas at Pte-agency.com at 925-449-1724
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April 18, 2019

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Listening to Prestige Tad Richards’ odyssey through the catalog of Prestige Records:
an unofficial and idiosyncratic history of jazz in the 50s and 60s. With occasional digressions.A one-of-a-kind reference book, that will surely take its place in the history of this music.
–Dave GrusinVisit the  Listening to Prestige Blog
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The 1950s and 1960s were a vital era in the history of jazz, and the music was nourished and advanced by the independent labels which gave a platform to established artists and nourished and developed new artists. Dial and Savoy led the way by recording Charlie Parker in the 1940s. These would give way (Dial folding, Savoy switching its focus to rhythm and blues) to the labels of the 1950s: Pacific Jazz and Contemporary on the West Coast, Argo/Cadet in the Midwest. But New York was the epicenter, and it was a breeding ground for young entrepreneurs who wanted to record jazz: Riverside, Bethlehem, Atlantic, the Norman Granz labels (Verve, Clef, Norgran). Blue Note, which had begun operation in the 1930s. And Prestige, founded in 1949 by 19-year-old Bob Weinstock, in operation until 1972.

The history of Prestige is a history in microcosm of the jazz of this legendary era, and its story has never been told. In my multivolume Listening to Prestige, I take a look at every recording session from beginning (Lennie Tristano) to end, with critical appreciation of the music, biographical information on the artists, historical context, and personal reminiscences.

The most interesting book of its kind that I have ever seen. If any of you real jazz lovers want to know about some of the classic records made by some of the legends of jazz, get this book. LOVED IT.
– Terry Gibbs

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April 17, 2019

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Willie Oteri Announces Surprise Release

Dark Matter Horns
Live at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard

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NOTE: THIS IS A DIGITAL RELEASE
(advance copies available for review and radio play)
WE WILL BURN PERSONAL CDR COPIES
FOR THOSE WISHING THEM FOR REVEIW

OR YOU MAY REQUEST DIGITAL FILES EMAILED VIA WETRANSFER.COM

Contact: Sue – booking@willieoteri.com

            Official Release Date – May 22, 2019

Willie Oteri – Tenor Sax, Flute

Dave Laczko – Trumpet, Effects and Live loops

Steve Mankenberg – Drums

Recorded live at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard venue in Austin Texas on March 27th 2019 for the Jazz OUTside series. This is improvised music that will appeal to fans of  Jazz, Avant Garde, Beyond Jazz and Free Jazz, etc.

Recored on a portable recorder using the recorders built in microphones. – It was such a fun performance we thought we should release it for others to enjoy. Our previous announced release Narratives Vol. 2 will be out later in the year.

Dark Matter Horns was formed in 2017 when Oteri switched his focus from guitar to tenor sax and flute. They perform once a month at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard in Austin Texas for the Jazz OUTside series, Austin’s longest running Jazz series that focuses on the more adventurous side of Jazz.

Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, named for the legendary jazz trumpeter and East Austinite, is a beautiful outdoor venue run by the Non-Profit group Diverse Arts Culture Works, located in the heart of Austin’s East End.

For more information on the venue please visit: https://www.facebook.com/KennyDorhamsBackyard/

Oteri has albums to his name playing guitar, tenor sax and flute, with some very fine musicians including the recent releases Dark Matter Horns Narratives Vol 1 and Dark O’clcok Live. He has recorder and performed with players like Scott Amendola, Giko Pavan, Tony Levin, J.A. Deane and others. 1999s Jazz Gunn Concepts of MateMaToot  featured A-Team players Brannen Temple, Michael Malone, Chris Maresh, and second guitarist Chris Tondre, the uniquely original 2003 release Spiral Out produced by Ronan Chris Murphy which featured prog rockers Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Mike Keneally in a free improvised jazz setting with trumpet master Ephraim Owens, two critically acclaimed Avant-Garde WD-41 albums followed with electric trumpet player Dave Laczko, the second incorporating the talents of Dino J.A. Deane with drummer Scott Amendola and Shrunken Head Shop taken from a series of live recordings from a tour through Germany.

Promotional copies for review may be requested  from Sue at booking@willieoteri.com

Willie is also involved with the jasstronica/Nu-Jazz duo O’clock – also available for review by request.

For more information on Willie Oteri please visit,www.willieoteri.com and https://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/willieoteri

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April 13, 2019

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April 14, 2019

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SAUL LEVINE
NAMES LOS ANGELES SINGER
LYN STANLEY
AS FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 2018.
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LOS ANGELES, CA: Saul Levine, fifty-year veteran programmer for public radio
station California State University, Long Beach’s highly regarded KKJZ-88.1 FM radio
(and also former iconic jazz station KBCA) names Los Angeles based vocalist, Lyn
Stanley as his Female Jazz Vocalist of the year for 2018. This coveted Programmer’s
Award by Mr. Levine is in recognition “..for the achievement of releasing three incredible
recordings, 1) The Moonlight Sessions, Volume One, 2) The Moonlight Sessions
Volume Two, 3) London Calling-A Toast To Julie London and 4) an upcoming rare vinyl
master Direct-To-Disc recording (released in May 2019) entitled London With A Twist-
Live At Bernie’s.Mr. Levine notes that Ms. Stanley’s recordings “…are a revival of some of the greatest
hits ever produced for Broadway Shows and Hollywood movies. They are chestnuts
deserving to be reintroduced to the America public. The great American Songbook lives
again with the added benefit of ‘State Of The Art” recording techniques thanks to Lyn
Stanley.”For more information about Lyn Stanley go to her website: https://lynstanley.com

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April 11, 2019

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Tom McDermott
Meets Scott Joplin Arbors Records
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‘Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin’ Review: Reviving Rags

New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott offers an ode to ragtime on a new album, both revering and reinventing standards.

by Larry Blumenfeld

Like so many musicians, pianist Tom McDermott came to New Orleans to play a gig, fell in love with the place and never left. Since relocating in 1984, he has become a fixture on that city’s musical landscape and within its long lineage of pianists, some homegrown and some from afar, each lending distinctive flair to a rich legacy that blends scholarship, humor, funkiness and a range of jazz, blues and R&B influences.
The relaxed feel of Mr. McDermott’s playing sometimes conceals the boldness of his harmonic decisions and the rigor of his approach, which leans on diligent musicology. His playing and his original compositions draw from deep repertoire (he can play Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s mid-19th-century works with aplomb) and flash the same offbeat wit as the limericks and pencil drawings he publishes in small volumes.
“Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin” (Arbors), out Friday, reveals a love of ragtime, and of Joplin’s rags in particular, that began long before Mr. McDermott moved to New Orleans. Now 61 years old, he grew up in St. Louis at a time when a young musician could still attend annual ragtime festivals and hear the form (steady beat in the left hand, syncopation in the right, clearly defined thematic sections) played correctly by devotees such as Butch Thompson and James Dapogny. Even before this country got hooked anew on Joplin’s “The Entertainer,” as played by Marvin Hamlisch for the 1973 film “The Sting,” Mr. McDermott had dug into pianist Joshua Rifkin’s Nonesuch recordings of that and other Joplin works.
Joplin’s rags were an anachronism in “The Sting”—the film was set in the 1930s, well after ragtime’s heyday—but ragtime did beget early jazz. It’s the proper precursor for all of the music that Mr. McDermott has embraced. In a liner note, he recalls how, at age 14, “Joplin hit like thunder, opening my door into classic rag, and eventually early jazz, Brazilian music, Cuban grooves and New Orleans R&B.” All these influences figure into his approach to these 17 tracks.
Mr. McDermott is both reverent and not. He plays it mostly straight on “The Easy Winners” and “Magnetic Rag,” both of which benefit from his graceful light touch. He accentuates the tenderness and somber tone of “Gladiolus Rag.” On “Fig Leaf Rag,” he appropriates some of the variations Mr. Rifkin used on his Nonesuch versions. With “The Strenuous Life,” he places Joplin in a New Orleans jazz context, via what Jelly Roll Morton called “the Spanish tinge” (and redolent of the sound of a New Orleans piano pioneer, Professor Longhair). Mr. McDermott erases the march from “Rosebud March,” loosening its joints gradually to achieve a sped-up midsection that sounds like an overt homage to another New Orleans piano legend, James Booker.
“Maple Leaf Rag,” one of Joplin’s best-known and most demanding rags, was also, upon its publication in 1899, the earliest of sheet-music best sellers. It forms a centerpiece here, full of unorthodox key changes in the opening section and sly shifts of tempo and style before ending, in unusual fashion, back on the opening “A” section. In lesser hands, such an approach would seem mere pastiche. Mr. McDermott is hardly the first to toy with this rag (New Orleans pianist Henry Butler, among others, had his own radical interpretation), but his version is notable for both its daring and its cohesion. “The Entertainer,” another highlight, is the furthest flung and hardest swung of Mr. McDermott’s takes on Joplin.

New Orleans isn’t the only place that seduced Mr. McDermott. Brazil has long been a muse as well, particularly for its choro style, which predated ragtime in origin and outlasted it in popularity. Mr. McDermott ends this Joplin album with three tracks originally issued on his 2005 release, “Choro do Norte,” which featured Brazilian and New Orleans-based musicians. The combination of choro and ragtime makes musicological sense, in terms of both form and shared roots; as expressed here by Mr. McDermott, it’s a sublime blend, lending fresh propulsion to ragtime’s inherent bounce on “Swipesy Cakewalk.” On “Heliotrope Bouquet,” arranged by Mr. McDermott for a piano-less quintet, the melody is introduced by Henry Lentino’s bandolim (a Brazilian mandolin) and passed along to clarinetist Evan Christopher and trombonist Rick Trolsen. They capture both the lilt and sway of Brazilian music, and the bluesy directness of early New Orleans jazz.

Scott Joplin’s rags have long fascinated musicians for their structural elegance, their magnificent melodies and their invitation to invent. With his own immersion, Mr. McDermott has broadened the possibilities and rekindled a spark.

Mr. Blumenfeld writes about jazz and Afro-Latin music for the Wall Street Journal.

Gigs

At this time I have these steady gigs in New Orleans:

 

Solo piano Thursday from 5-7:30 at Three Muses (536 Frenchmen; 252-4801);

Thursday nights at Buffa’s (1001 Esplanade; 949-0038 with reed-women/singer Aurora Nealand).

Other clubs I play sporadically include the Starlight, Bywater Bakery, Fritzels, and Snug Harbor.

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April 10, 2019

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Joe Chambers’ Quartet
“Landscapes”
with
Joe Chambers, vibes
Allyn Johnson, piano
Herman Burney, bass
Dennis Chambers, drums and percussionAn Die Musik
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
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Joe Chambers Biography
Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include Hubbard’s “Breaking Point,” Joe Henderson’s “Mode for Joe,” Hutcherson’s “Components,” Shorter’s “Schizophrenia.” and “Etcetera,” Hill’s “Compulsion,” and Tyner’s “Tender Moments,” as well as Archie Shepp’s “New Thing at Newport,” Charles Mingus’ “Like a Bird,” Chick Corea’s “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” and many others. Chambers’ compositions have been covered by Hutcherson, Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films, including “Mo’ Better Blues.” Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His most recent recording is “Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live” of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.
Website: https://www.josephachambers.comAllyn Johnson
Native Washingtonian ALLYN JOHNSON is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle’s church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. in 2005 Allyn started an ensemble combining Gospel, Jazz and Classical music called Divine Order. He also has a group called Sonic Sanctuary which may be heard as his trio or small ensemble which ranges from acoustic straight ahead jazz to jazz fusion and funk. No matter what configuration Allyn may be heard in, you can best believe it will be just “good music for the soul.”Herman Burney
Herman Burney is a native of Washington, DC, but was raised in the arts-nurturing state of North Carolina where he grew up listening to Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and James Cleveland. During his early years Herman played clarinet, drums and tuba and later took up electric bass for a “hard-core funk group” in high school. After meeting jazz titan George Duvivier in 1987, Herman finally settled on his beloved double bass. Herman has traveled all over the world to establish an impressive list of performance credentials as bassist for Nneena Freelon, Marcus Roberts, Freddy Cole, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Wess and many others of equal renown. Herman’s first CD was was titled “First Fruits. ” His second is “Offering,” a collection of orginal tunes. When Herman is “at home” he is teaching at George Washington University and the Sitar Arts Center in D.C.Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play “in the pocket” but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.Landscapes (review)
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The reviewing equivalent of this publication’s Blindfold Test is to listen to an album knowing only the title and name of its leader. Taking that approach with veteran drummer Joe Chambers’ Landscapes, one is introduced to a vibraphone-driven four-piece unit à la the Modern Jazz Quartet. It’s a lush ambiance, full of complexity and color. A slinky version of Monk’s “Epistrophy” opens this dynamic album, and is followed by Horace Silver’s “The Outlaw,” which showcases a thoughtfully developed piano solo. Thee sustained vibraphone on “Never Let Me Go” emphasizes the lyrical themes of holding on and the potential pain of loss.Chambers’ strength as a composer is reinforced on “Samba De Maracatu,” which boasts standout solos by Chambers himself. Paul Arslanian’s lovely “Pas De Trois,” Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin,” another Silver number (“Ecaroh”) and Karl Ratzer’s “Underground System”—rechristened “Underground (Railroad) System”—follow. Chambers generously allows the pianist to conclude the album with a solo reading of the title track. Upon delving into the accompanying material, the big reveal is that this is actually a trio date with Chambers overdubbing the tuned percussion as well as all the other non-rhythm section instruments. And the nearly 10-minute solo piano number? That’s Chambers, too. Landscapes sounds like the fluid live studio recording of four or more musicians, so it’s impressive on multiple levels. —Yoshi Kat Landscapes: Epistrophy; The Outlaw; Never Let Me Go; Havana; Samba De Maracatu; Pas De Trois; Airegin; Ecaroh; Underground (Railroad) System;
Landscapes. (59:58) Personnel: Joe Chambers, drums, congas, bongos, vibraphone, marimba, synthasizer, piano (10); Rick Germanson, piano (1-9); Ira Coleman, bass (1-9),
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April 10, 2019

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Angel of Harlem:
How a patron saint to a forgotten generation of musicians  came to face her greatest challenge yet
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run-on sentence with no commas.’(Enid Farber) Wendy Oxenhorn performs at Apollo Theater in New York.Read the full story HERE
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Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band
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Award Winning Guitarist/Vocalist and University Professor Pascal Bokar understands the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South.

The Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band is a Unique Powerhouse of Sights and Sounds. It brings together the sounds of the banjo, fiddle of the Appalachia with master percussionists from West Africa, the Balafon of Mali (African marimba) and the irresistible funk grooves and vocals of the African American experience.

“So much Fun for the Ears and Feet – Everyone is Dancing”,

Downbeat, San Jose Jazz Festival, 2018

Pascal Bokar previous recording Guitar Balafonics was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the “Best CDs of 2015.” Pascal Bokar is listed in Jazz journalist Scott Yanov’s Book entitled Great JazzGuitars. 

Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam is also the owner of the Award Winning Savanna Jazz Club of San Carlos, CA, and is recipient of the Jim Hall Jazz Master Award from Berklee College of Music.

Notable musicians on this record: fiddler Blaine Sprouse (Bill Monroe), bassist Tony Saunders (Eric Clapton & David Crosby), Gospel Hawkins Family, and keyboardist Steve Carter (George Benson & Bobby Womack).

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April 7, 2019

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DENNY ZEITLIN
Solo & Trio with Buster Williams & Matt WilsonLive in NYC/Streaming on Smalls LiveMezzrow Jazz Club
May 1-4″By any measure, Zeitlin’s output over the past 50 years places him at jazz’s creative zenith.”
Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes
SOLO: Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00
Celebrating the May release of live solo CD
“Remembering Miles” (Sunnyside)TRIO: Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4
Live recording for Sunnyside Records
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00Reserved Seats (Highly Recommended) $20-25Click HERE for SOLO, Wednesday, May 1
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Lounge Seats $20Click HERE for Streaming: All the performances will stream live.  Watch for free from anywhere in the world & leave messages in real time.Mezzrow Jazz Club
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Critical Acclaim:

SOLO:

“…he is an improvisational artist whose skills are so expansive that he can integrate everything he hears into the fabric of his soloing. In the best sense, in the manner that has always been true of jazz’s finest improvisers, Zeitlin constantly stretches the creative envelope, measuring himself only against the infinite demands of his music.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Time

“…Zeitlin delivered a riveting solo performance.”
George Goodman, New York Times

“In supreme command of the keyboard…he employs striking dissonances, he constructs extraordinary edifices of harmonics, he can be marvelously pianistic, with a velvet subtlety of touch. He is an original…Denny Zeitlin stretches jazz piano beyond any hitherto defined limits.”
Don Freeman, San Diego Union

“…He didn’t show his brilliance through his technique (which he has), but through subtle improvisation, advanced and finely-tuned harmonic development, and a stupendous internal sense of meter…Denny Zeitlin’s solo piano was the unpretentious highpoint of the festival.”
Munchner Merkur (Munich)

TRIO (reviews of latest CD with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson“Wishing On The Moon”):

Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist.  He is a great one…one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today…throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasure of contemporary music…and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…”
Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama

“…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind, maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout…Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock.”
Mark Keresman, ICONDV

“…Wishing On The Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one of those nights when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon.”
Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz

“…this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…”
Marc Myers, jazzwax

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NEW YORK CITY – Twenty-two “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz” in 20 U.S. cities were announced by the Jazz Journalists Association today as the organization’s 2019 slate of Jazz Heroes. This year’s Heroes, from Amherst, Massachusetts to Los Angeles, California, Seattle to South Florida, are all presenters, educators, non-profit administrators, public faces of grassroots organizations and in several cases active players sustaining and developing America’s native-born music in their local communities and beyond. The complete list of honorees, with photo portraits and biographies, is posted at http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2019-jazz-heroes.html.

Tenor saxophonist Paul Carr, founder of Washington D.C.’s Jazz Academy of Music; singer Suzanne Cloud, former executive director of Philadelphia’s Jazz Bridge; Tallahassee-based pianist Bob Dogan, mentoring young players; flutist Holly Hofmann, founder of the UC San Diego Jazz Camp; trumpeter Steve Kenny, who’s established series at St. Paul’s Black Dog café and Minneapolis’ Jazz Central Studio, and New Orleans brass band drummer Derrick Tabb, who established the Roots of Music after-school program, are among the musicians doing something extra that has resulted in their being feted by fans and friends in events co-hosted by the JJA at which they’ll receive engraved statuettes.

Harlem salon hostess Marjorie Eliot, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation and Indy Jazz Fest producer David Allee, executive director of Portland’s Biamp PDX Jazz Festival Don Lucoff, and drummers John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen, who run Origin Records and launched the Ballard Jazz Festival are also named as Jazz Heroes. As JJA president Howard Mandel writes about South Florida Jazz Hero Dr. Joan Cartwright, Jazz Heroes are models for “anyone whose ambitions extend to being creative, innovative, expressive, self-realized, in the moment while communing with others, sharing experience, telling truth, and seeking beauty.”

The Jazz Journalists Association, a 501 (c) (3) professional organization of writers, photographers, videographers and broadcasters covering jazz, established its Jazz Heroes campaign in 2010, having since 2001 called the honorees members of the JJA “A Team.” The JJA presents annual Jazz Awards for excellence in music and music journalism; nominees for 2019 Jazz Awards will be announced mid-April, with winners of those Awards revealed on or about May 1.

Entities collaborating on 2019 Jazz Heroes presentations include B Sharps Jazz Club, the Biamp PDX Jazz Festival and Jack London Revue, the Carr Center, the Hyde Park Jazz Society, the Los Angeles Jazz Foundation, MCGJazz, JazzPolice.com and Westminster Presbyterian Church. North Coast Brewing Company is beverage sponsor of the JJA Jazz Heroes campaign. For more information on the JJA Jazz Heroes, Jazz Awards or the Jazz Journalists Association itself, contact Howard Mandel, President@JazzJournalists.org

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Joe Chambers’ Quartet
“Landscapes”
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Joe Chambers, vibes
Allyn Johnson, piano
Herman Burney, bass
Dennis Chambers, drums and percussionAn Die Musik
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Joe Chambers Biography
Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include Hubbard’s “Breaking Point,” Joe Henderson’s “Mode for Joe,” Hutcherson’s “Components,” Shorter’s “Schizophrenia.” and “Etcetera,” Hill’s “Compulsion,” and Tyner’s “Tender Moments,” as well as Archie Shepp’s “New Thing at Newport,” Charles Mingus’ “Like a Bird,” Chick Corea’s “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” and many others. Chambers’ compositions have been covered by Hutcherson, Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films, including “Mo’ Better Blues.” Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His most recent recording is “Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live” of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.
Website: https://www.josephachambers.comAllyn Johnson
Native Washingtonian ALLYN JOHNSON is a multi-talented musician, composer, arranger and producer whose trademark sound gives brilliance and fortitude to the art of jazz improvisation. Allyn, a prodigy who began playing piano at the tender age of five, got his start playing piano for the youth choir in his uncle’s church. There he honed his inner musical gift. While a student at the University of the District of Columbia, Allyn was mentored by the late great jazz legend Calvin Jones, a venerable figure in the international jazz community. in 2005 Allyn started an ensemble combining Gospel, Jazz and Classical music called Divine Order. He also has a group called Sonic Sanctuary which may be heard as his trio or small ensemble which ranges from acoustic straight ahead jazz to jazz fusion and funk. No matter what configuration Allyn may be heard in, you can best believe it will be just “good music for the soul.”Herman Burney
Herman Burney is a native of Washington, DC, but was raised in the arts-nurturing state of North Carolina where he grew up listening to Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, and James Cleveland. During his early years Herman played clarinet, drums and tuba and later took up electric bass for a “hard-core funk group” in high school. After meeting jazz titan George Duvivier in 1987, Herman finally settled on his beloved double bass. Herman has traveled all over the world to establish an impressive list of performance credentials as bassist for Nneena Freelon, Marcus Roberts, Freddy Cole, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Wess and many others of equal renown. Herman’s first CD was was titled “First Fruits. ” His second is “Offering,” a collection of orginal tunes. When Herman is “at home” he is teaching at George Washington University and the Sitar Arts Center in D.C.Dennis Chambers
Dennis Chambers (born May 9, 1959) is an American drummer who has recorded and performed with John Scofield, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, Santana, Parliament/Funkadelic, John McLaughlin, Niacin, Mike Stern, CAB, Greg Howe, and many others. Despite a lack of formal training, Chambers has become well known among drummers for his technique and speed. Chambers is particularly regarded for his ability to play “in the pocket” but can also stretch very far out of the pocket which is also a hallmark of his technique. Chambers exhibits a powerful style that is technically proficient, yet highly musical and groove-oriented. He can play in a wide variety of musical genres, but is perhaps most notable for his jazz-fusion, funk, and Latin music playing. He is mostly known for his fast hands and triplets on the bass drum. He has helped many young drummers, the most prominent being Tony Royster, Jr.Landscapes (review)
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The reviewing equivalent of this publication’s Blindfold Test is to listen to an album knowing only the title and name of its leader. Taking that approach with veteran drummer Joe Chambers’ Landscapes, one is introduced to a vibraphone-driven four-piece unit à la the Modern Jazz Quartet. It’s a lush ambiance, full of complexity and color. A slinky version of Monk’s “Epistrophy” opens this dynamic album, and is followed by Horace Silver’s “The Outlaw,” which showcases a thoughtfully developed piano solo. Thee sustained vibraphone on “Never Let Me Go” emphasizes the lyrical themes of holding on and the potential pain of loss.Chambers’ strength as a composer is reinforced on “Samba De Maracatu,” which boasts standout solos by Chambers himself. Paul Arslanian’s lovely “Pas De Trois,” Sonny Rollins’ “Airegin,” another Silver number (“Ecaroh”) and Karl Ratzer’s “Underground System”—rechristened “Underground (Railroad) System”—follow. Chambers generously allows the pianist to conclude the album with a solo reading of the title track. Upon delving into the accompanying material, the big reveal is that this is actually a trio date with Chambers overdubbing the tuned percussion as well as all the other non-rhythm section instruments. And the nearly 10-minute solo piano number? That’s Chambers, too. Landscapes sounds like the fluid live studio recording of four or more musicians, so it’s impressive on multiple levels. —Yoshi Kat Landscapes: Epistrophy; The Outlaw; Never Let Me Go; Havana; Samba De Maracatu; Pas De Trois; Airegin; Ecaroh; Underground (Railroad) System;
Landscapes. (59:58) Personnel: Joe Chambers, drums, congas, bongos, vibraphone, marimba, synthasizer, piano (10); Rick Germanson, piano (1-9); Ira Coleman, bass (1-9),
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Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band
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Award Winning Guitarist/Vocalist and University Professor Pascal Bokar understands the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South.

The Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band is a Unique Powerhouse of Sights and Sounds. It brings together the sounds of the banjo, fiddle of the Appalachia with master percussionists from West Africa, the Balafon of Mali (African marimba) and the irresistible funk grooves and vocals of the African American experience.

“So much Fun for the Ears and Feet – Everyone is Dancing”,

Downbeat, San Jose Jazz Festival, 2018

Pascal Bokar previous recording Guitar Balafonics was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the “Best CDs of 2015.” Pascal Bokar is listed in Jazz journalist Scott Yanov’s Book entitled Great JazzGuitars. 

Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam is also the owner of the Award Winning Savanna Jazz Club of San Carlos, CA, and is recipient of the Jim Hall Jazz Master Award from Berklee College of Music.

Notable musicians on this record: fiddler Blaine Sprouse (Bill Monroe), bassist Tony Saunders (Eric Clapton & David Crosby), Gospel Hawkins Family, and keyboardist Steve Carter (George Benson & Bobby Womack).

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Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture announces 
complete schedule, artistic personnel and activities for Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80May 2 – 4, 2019

(Bronx, NY) – Modeled after the highly acclaimed retrospective of Tito Puente in 2017, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture will honor the late iconic singer and bandleader Francisco “Machito” Grillo (1908-1984) and his Orchestra (the Afro-Cubans) in a 3-day celebration May 2-4 on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street), in the Bronx. “Machito & the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80” examines the Orchestra’s influence on a variety of Latin musical styles, including Latin jazz that affected the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton and others.

The festival’s ten events, many free, also delve into the careers and impact of Machito’s family members and musical partners in the Afro-Cubans – Mario Bauzá (1911- 1993) and vocalist Graciela (1915-2010), known as the “First Lady of Latin Jazz.” Bauzá, was a talented multi-instrumentalist who served as musical director of his brother-in-law’s orchestra and encouraged Machito to embrace American jazz with Cuban rhythms. After Machito was drafted in the Army, Bauzá brought Machito’s sister Graciela (Peréz-Gutiérrez) from Cuba to join the band as lead singer. After Machito’s return from service, the three shared the stage for 32 years, topping the charts and reigning supreme at New York’s Palladium Ballroom in its heyday.  Machito was the eldest of “The Three Kings” – the moniker given to the celebrated band leaders that performed at the Palladium  – the others being Tito Puente, who was a timbalist in Machito’s Afro-Cubans in 1941, and the singer Tito Rodríguez who made his last public appearance with Machito in 1973.

Under the artistic direction of Machito’s son, Mario Grillo, as well as Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist and composer Carlos Henríquez and Latin music historian Joe Conzo, Sr., the festival is designed for both Machito enthusiasts and those less familiar with his music.  Henríquez leads “Machito and Beyond” on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 PM, in a concert that includes acclaimed vocalist Cita Rodríguez, a host of New York’s top young jazz musicians, plus some legendary percussion veterans, for a youthful take on some Machito classics. Bobby Sanabria & Ascensión will take to the stage in a free family concert on Saturday, May 4, at 11 AM, with an informative performance demonstrating how Machito & the Afro-Cubans brought Cuban forms to Latin jazz. The final concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 PM features The Machito Orchestra in its 80th Anniversary concert under the direction of Mario Grillo, who carries on his father’s legacy, and featuring guest vocalist and two-time Grammy winner Herman Olivera. In addition to these concerts, the three-day celebration includes listening sessions, a panel discussion, a film presentation, a museum exhibit with tour, a Latin rhythm workshop, and a closing Mambo Dance Party in the Hostos Café.

Tickets, including 3-day passes for $45, and a schedule of events are available atwww.hostoscenter.org or by calling (718) 518-4455.
EVENTS

Listening Room

Prior to the Thursday evening and Saturday evening concerts, in the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos beginning at 6 PM, Joe Conzo, Sr., presents “The Listening Room,” one hour sessions that will include information and musical anecdotes about the concerts as well as never before heard recordings of Machito from different periods. Among the many rare recordings, include performances of Machito with Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald.  Conzo, who has lectured on Machito and Latin music for Hostos Community College’s Continuing Education division for the last six years, has an unmatched collection of Machito live recordings. Admission is free, and includes a complimentary glass of wine.

Opening Concert: Machito and Beyond

For the opening concert, “Machito and Beyond” on Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 PM in the Main Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist / composer / arranger Carlos Henríquez directs an ensemble of  top young jazz artists augmented by a veteran percussion section. They will perform a curated selection of Machito’s music including songs of Graciela sung by guest vocalist Cita Rodríguez. The percussionists — former member of The Machito Orchestra and longtime musical director of the Tito Puente Orchestra José Madera, whose father was an original member of the Afro-Cubans, Machito/Puente veteran Louis Bauzo and Puente alumnus John “Dandy” Rodríguez will be featured in “Bongo Fiesta” and other tunes. The concert will also include a world premiere of long-time Machito Orchestra saxophonist / composer / arranger Ray Santos.  Orchestra seating is $25 and Mezzanine seating is $20; $5 for students and under 18. (See below for details)

Exhibit Tour

To continue the celebration on Friday, May 3 at 6:30 PM, Joe Conzo, Sr., will lead a guided tour of the exhibit Machito and Mario: The Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz in the C-Atrium. Conzo, the author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente is currently writing a book on the “Big Three” bandleaders—Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodríguez. The exhibit was developed by and is on loan from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

Film Screening 

A presentation of the biographical documentary Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy (1987) by Carlos Ortiz will be held on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 PM in the Repertory Theater. One-of-a-kind street performances from Cuba to New York, dancing scenes at the Savoy, the Palladium and the Apollo Theater, and commentary by Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Barretto, Dexter Gordon, and Machito himself all come together to trace his music from its roots in Cuba to its impact in New York. Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls the film “hugely informative, with astonishing archival footage.”  Following the screening, a post-film discussion will be moderated by Columbia University Professor and trombonist Chris Washburne with Machito’s son, Mario Grillo, and author and historian Joe Conzo, Sr.Admission is free, but tickets are required. (See below for details.)

Family Concert: “What Made Machito & the Afro-Cubans Musical Groundbreakers?

Eight-time Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria brings his nonet Ascensión to the Repertory Theater on Saturday, May 4, at 11 AM for a free family concert. A Bronx native who is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music as well as the Jazz & Contemporary Music Program at the New School, Sanabria and his ensemble will delight all ages as they perform the music of the Afro-Cubans. This lively and informative performance examines how Machito fused the Cuban forms of son, bolero, and mambo with jazz. While admission to the concert is free, tickets are required.

“En Clave con Machito” Latin Rhythm Section Workshop

Following the family concert at 1:30 PM, Mario Grillo and The Machito Orchestramembers lead a Rhythm Section Workshop in the Repertory Theater. They will discuss, demonstrate, and answer questions on what makes a Latin rhythm section work, demonstrating how congas, bongos, and timbales complement the bass and piano, which is now the standard in Latin music. In addition to Mario Grillo on timbales and percussion, the workshop includes Eddie Montalvo (congas), Luis Mangual, Jr. (bongos), Gilberto ‘Pulpo’ Colón (piano), and Jerry Madera, bass. The workshop is hosted by the percussionist / educator Annette A. Aguilar. All ages are welcome. Admission is free, but registration is required (See below for details).

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion entitled “Machito, Bauzá, & Graciela: Creating a Genre that Endures” follows in the Repertory Theater at 3:30 PM. Loren Schoenberg, Founder and Senior Scholar of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, moderates this discussion of the trio’s lasting impact on Latin jazz and Latin music. Panelists include: percussionist and Musical Director of The Machito Orchestra, Mario Grillo; archivist / biographer, Joe Conzo, Sr., saxophonist / composer / arranger Ray Santos; percussionist / bandleaderBobby Sanabria; author / historian René López and vocalist / educator Cita Rodríguez. Admission is free, but tickets are required. (See below for details).

Closing Concert

The Machito Orchestra performs a historic “80th Anniversary Concert” at 7:30 PM in the Main Theater, with Musical Director and Percussionist Mario Grillo leading the tribute to his father’s work. Guest vocalist, Herman Olivera, the noted sonero who, among his many achievements, has been lead vocalist for Eddie Palmieri, will take on the singer’s role. In addition to Machito hits such as “Cuban Fantasy” and “Mambo Inn,” the concert will include some rare gems. Orchestra seating is $35 and Mezzanine seating is $25; $5 for students and under 18. (see below for details)

Dance Party

The festival ends with a Mambo Dance Party in the Hostos Café immediately following the performance at approximately 9:30 PM. Warrior DJ Roy will spin Machito’s hits for dancing. Tickets are $10 and include two beverage tickets for wine or a soft drink. The Dance is available for concert ticket holders only.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (718) 518-4455 or online at www.hostoscenter.org. All reservations and registrations for free events can be made by calling (718) 518-4455. Weekend passes for both evening concerts and the dance party can be purchased for $45 and include the best available seats. Box Office window hours are Mon. – Fri., 1 PM to 4 PM, and 2 hours prior to events.  Hostos Community College can be reached by the IRT 2, 4, 5, and busses Bx1, Bx2, Bx19 to East 149th Street and the Grand Concourse.

“Machito and the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80” is sponsored by the Hostos Community College Foundation with funds from: the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Office of New York State Assemblyman José Rivera, and the Office of New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, Jr.

A Listing of Events and Biographies of the Artistic Directors and Vocalists Follow:


The full schedule of events for Machito and the Impact of the Afro-Cubans at 80:

Thursday, May 2                                                                                 

Music/Talk: Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 6:00 PM
Free Admission

Opening Concert: “Machito & Beyond” with Carlos Henríquez Ensemble & guest vocalist Cita Rodríguez (with percussionists José Madera, Louis Bauzo, and John “Dandy” Rodríguez)
Main Theater, 7:30 PM
Orch: $25 Mezz: $20 (Students and Under 18: $5)

Friday, May 3

Exhibit Tour: “Machito and Mario: The Roots of Afro-Cuban Jazz” with Joe Conzo, Sr.
C –Atrium, 6:30 PM
Free Admission

Film: “Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy”
Panel discussion follows moderated by Chris Washburne
Repertory Theater, 7:30 PM
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)

Saturday, May 4

Family Concert: “What Made Machito & the Afro-Cubans Musical Groundbreakers?”
Bobby Sanabria & Ascensión
Main Theater, 11 AM
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)

(Saturday May 4, Continued)

Workshop: “Machito en Clave” Latin Rhythm Section
Repertory Theater, 1:30 PM
Free Admission (Registration Required: 718-518-4455)
Guest Artists: Mario Grillo, Eddie Montalvo, Luis Mangual, Jr., Gilberto ‘Pulpo’ Colón, Jerry Madera; hosted byAnnette A. Aguilar

Panel: “Machito, Bauzá, & Graciela: Creating a Genre that Endures”
Repertory Theater, 3:30 PM
Free Admission (Tickets Required: 718-518-4455)
Participants: Loren Schoenberg, moderator, Mario Grillo, Joe Conzo, Sr., Ray Santos, Bobby Sanabria, René López, Cita Rodríguez

Music/Talk: Listening Room with Joe Conzo, Sr.
Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, 6:00 PM
Free Admission                        

Closing Concert: The Machito Orchestra 80th Anniversary Concert led by Mario Grillo
Main Theater, 7:30 PM
Orch: $35 Mezz: $25 (Students and Under 18 – $5)
                              
Dance Party: Mambo Dance Party
Hostos Café (Third floor), 9:30 PM (approx.)
$10 (includes two beverage tickets for wine/soft drink)
Limited Capacity. Concert ticket holders only. 

Francisco “Machito” Grillo (1908-1984) played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 1940s were probably the first to achieve a fusion of powerful Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. At its roaring best, the band had a hard-charging sound, loaded with jostling, hyperactive bongos and congas and razor-edged riffing brass. Machito was the front man, singing, conducting, shaking maracas, while his brother-in-law  Mario Bauza was the innovator behind the scenes, getting Machito to hire jazz-oriented arrangers. The son of a cigar manufacturer, Machito became a professional musician in Cuba in his teens before he immigrated to America in 1937 as a vocalist with La Estrella Habanera. He worked with several Latin artists and orchestras in the late ’30s, recording with the then-dominant Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat.  After an earlier aborted attempt to launch a band with BauzaMachito founded the Afro-Cubans in 1940, taking on Bauza the following year as music director where he remained for 35 years. After making some early 78s for Decca, the Afro-Cubans really began to catch on after the end of World War II, appearing with — and no doubt influencing — Stan Kenton’s orchestra (Machito played maracas on Kenton’srecordings of “The Peanut Vendor” and “Cuban Carnival”) and recording some exciting sides for Mercury and Clef. Upon Bauza’s urging, Machito’s band featured a galaxy of American jazz soloists on its recordings from 1948 to 1960, including Charlie Parker (heard memorably on “No Noise”), Dizzy GillespieFlip Phillips, Howard McGhee, Buddy Rich,Harry “Sweets” EdisonCannonball AdderleyHerbie MannCurtis Fuller and Johnny Griffin. Playing regularly at New York’s Palladium, Machito’s band reached its peak of popularity during the mambo craze of the 1950s, survived the upheavals of the ’60s and despite the loss of Bauza in 1976, continued to work frequently in the ’60s, ’70s, and early ’80s when the term “salsa” came into use. The band recorded for Pablo (in tandem with Gillespie) and Timeless in its later years, and was playing Ronnie Scott’s club in London in 1984 whenMachito suffered a fatal stroke. A documentary film by Carlo Ortiz, Machito: A Latin Jazz Legacy, was released in 1987. – Richard Ginnell All Music

Mario Bauzá (1911 – 1993) was an Afro-Cuban jazz musician. He was one of the first to introduce Cuban music to the United States by bringing Cuban musical styles to the New York City jazz scene. While Cuban bands had popular jazz tunes in their repertoire for years,  Bauzá’s composition “Tangá” was the first piece to blend jazz with clave, and is considered the first true Afro-Cuban jazz or Latin jazz tune. Bauzá had been hired as lead trumpeter and musical director for Chick Webb‘s Orchestra by 1933, and it was during his time with Webb that Bauzá both met fellow trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and discovered and brought into the band singer Ella Fitzgerald. Importantly, Bauzá introduced the young Havana virtuoso Chano Pozo to Dizzy, when the latter wanted to add a Cuban percussionist to his band; though Pozo was killed in a Harlem bar fight just a year later, he left an indelible and long-lasting mark on Dizzy’s playing and compositions, co-writing several legendary compositions such as “Manteca” and “Tin Tin Deo”. In 1938 Bauzá joined Cab Calloway‘s band, later convincing Calloway to hire Dizzy Gillespie as well. Bauzá continued to work with Gillespie for several years after he left Calloway’s band in 1940. The fusion of Bauzá’s Cuban musical heritage and Gillespie’s bebop culminated in the development of cubop, one of the first forms of Latin jazz. In 1941, Bauzá became musical director of Machito and his Afro-Cubans, a band led by his brother-in-law Machito. The band produced its first recording forDecca in 1941, and in 1942 Bauzá brought in a young timbalero named Tito Puente. “Cubop City” and “Mambo Inn” followed the success of “Tanga.” Machito and his Afro-Cubans often played straight-ahead big band mambo music. Many of the numbers were covers of recordings which had proved popular in Cuba. The band played mambo-style dance numbers at venues such as Manhattan’s Palladium Ballroom. Bauzá kept his post as director of the Afro-Cubans until 1976. After this he worked sparingly, but was always highly respected. – Wikipedia.

Graciela Pérez Gutiérrez (1915-2010) was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the Afro-Cuban Jesús María neighborhood. A pioneer in music, as a black Cuban woman, in a so-called man’s world, she opened doors for all those who followed her. She performed around the world, recording and sharing the stage with her adoptive older brother, Frank “Machito” Grillo, who encouraged her to sing. They played alongside Mario Bauzá (originator of the genre of Afro-Cuban Jazz) in the world-renowned orchestra Machito and the Afro-Cubans. Graciela was primarily known for her tremendous voice, risque and sassy stage presence and sexy double entendre lyrics. She could sing a jazzy guaracha as easily as handling the most romantic boleros. Though her last names were Pérez Gutiérrez, she was only known by her first name, “Graciela”, long before doing so became widely fashionable among musicians. She was summoned to New York City in 1943 by Mario Bauzá, when Machitowas drafted into the army. She joined the orchestra as lead singer until Machito returned in 1944 and from then on the three shared the stage together until their untimely split in 1975. For thirty-two years they were on top of the charts and were the orchestra not only to beat, but to emulate. Not only did they travel the United States and the rest of the world, but they were leaders and reigned supreme during the heyday of the Palladium Ballroom (where blacks, Jews, Italians and Hispanics, and celebrities would converge to dance), from 1946 until it’s closing in 1966. Besides the Palladium, they would perform at the Royal Roost,Birdland, the Park Palace, the Corso and the Apollo Theater on a yearly week-long gig—and many other clubs and theaters in New York. Graciela and the orchestra also performed on a yearly basis in Hollywood—specifically at the Crescendo nightclub.. They were also the summer headliners in the Concord Resort Hotel, in the Catskills Mountains, for more than twenty years. They recorded albums in which her best-known songs include “Esta es Graciela”, “Íntimo y Sentimental” and “Esa Soy Yo, Yo Soy Así.” – Wikipedia

About Mario Grillo 
Mario Grillo is old enough to have caught the tail end of the Mambo craze, and to have played with his father, yet young enough to have absorbed the groundbreaking trends that influenced Latin jazz. Grillo played timbales, congas and bongos when he made a debut with his father’s band, The Machito Orchestra, at the age of five. In 1975, he joined the band for its Grammy-nominated recording Afro-Cuban Jazz Moods with Dizzy Gillespie and featured arrangements by Chico O’Farrill. Grillo, often known as “Machito, Jr.,” toured Europe with Machito and took over the duties of musical director in the band in 1977, the year that they earned another Grammy nomination for Fireworks—when Lalo Rodríguez changed the tone as co-lead singer. Committed to keeping his father’s legacy alive, the renowned percussionist has since returned to venues around the world with The Machito Orchestra. A native New Yorker, he has led the orchestra for more than 40 years at home and abroad. In 2015, he donated Machito’s handwritten scores and arrangements to the Library of Congress. Most recently, Grillo has been performing and recording with the Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience under the direction of bassist John Lee.

About Carlos Henríquez
Carlos Henríquez was born in 1979 in the Bronx. He studied music at a young age, played guitar through junior high school and took up the bass while enrolled in The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program. He entered LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and Performing Arts and was a member of the LaGuardia Concert Jazz Ensemble, which went on to win first place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival in 1996. In 1998, swiftly after high school, Henríquez joined the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, touring the world and being featured on more than 25 albums. Henríquez has performed with Chucho Valdés, Tito Puente, the Marsalis Family, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Marc Anthony, and many others. He has been a member of the music faculty at Northwestern University School of Music since 2008, and was music director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s cultural exchange with the Cuban Institute of Music with Chucho Valdés in 2010. He has led many concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center including programs on Tito Puente, Machito, Dizzy Gillespie and, most recently, for a program of his own compositions under the title “The South Bronx Story.”

About Joe Conzo Sr.
Historian Joe Conzo, Sr., who is currently writing a book on the “Big Three” bandleaders Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodríguez, owns an unrivaled collection of Machito live recordings. He is the producer of many recordings by Latin artists on prestigious labels such as Sony Music and Pablo. Conzo lectures for Jazz @ Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian and other organizations, and, since 2013, has taught a continuing education course on Latin music and Latin Jazz at Hostos with a focus on Puente, Rodríguez and Machito. A long-time Puente publicist and confidant, he penned the acclaimed book “Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente” and produced more than 20 benefit concerts for the Tito Puente Scholarship Fund.  He also currently serves as the Director of the Tito Puente Legacy Project – an archive of Puente memorabilia based at the school.

About Cita Rodríguez
Cita Rodríguez, the daughter of the famed salsa singer Pete “El Conde” Rodríguez, was born in the Bronx and attended Boys and Girls Harbor School in Spanish Harlem, where she studied flute and sang in the chorus. She moved with her family to Puerto Rico in 1979, and soon after she appeared frequently with her father’s band. While a student at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music, Rodríguez became part of the salsa group Los Hijos de Salsa, which involved recording and touring. In 1991, after the family returned to New York, Rodríguez and her brother, Pete became part of the group Generaciónes with her father. Since her father’s passing in 2000, she has performed and recorded with her own group as well as being a featured vocalist (often performing Graciela tunes) with the Mambo Legends and other groups.

About Herman Olivera
Born to Puerto Rican parents in Newark, New Jersey, Herman Olivera began his career in New York City where he earned his reputation as a “sonero,” that is, an expert in the demanding art of lyric extemporization. He began performing in his early teens and achieved international recognition in the early 1980s as the lead singer of Conjunto Libre. He then went on to form recording and performance collaborations with Johnny Pacheco, Ray Barretto, The Machito Orchestra, and Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez, among many others. In the late 1990s, Olivera assumed the prestigious role of lead vocalist for the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra. To date Herman has recorded on over 45 albums, received four Grammy nominations and is the recipient of two Grammy awards. In 2014, he recorded his debut album titled La Voz del Caribe.

About the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture consists of a museum-grade art gallery, a 367-seat Repertory Theater, and a 900-seat Main Theater, presenting artists of national and international renown. It is easily accessible from Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey and is a mere 15 minutes by subway from midtown Manhattan. www.hostoscenter.org

About  Hostos Community College
Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change, transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. Hostos serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, and a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique “student success coach” program, which partners students with individualized guidance, is emblematic of the premier emphasis on student support and services. Hostos Community College is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.https://www.hostos.cuny.edu/

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

world premiere of Gary Lucas’ new live score for “The Wedding March”  @ La Cinematheque Francaise Paris  3/1/19
photo by Nicolas Le Thierry D’ennequin
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On March 1st GARY LUCAS  performed the world premiere of his new live solo guitar score for  Erich Von Stroheim’s 1928 silent classic  “The Wedding March” at France’s prestigious national film centerLa Cinematheque Francaise.  

Lucas’ new score packed the Henri Langlois Theatre in the Cinematheque, and marked Gary’s second performance there with a live solo score.

“Commissioning a live score from Gary Lucas to accompany Erich von Stroheim‘s ‘The Wedding March’ was something of a bet, as it marked a move from his beloved fantastic cinema into melodrama territory. But it being Stroheim, the melodrama had to be weird. Gary’s guitar-playing is bold and precise—a perfect match for the director’s temperament, and his inspirations beautifully echo the mood of this sardonic film streaked with irreconcilable sentiments. Viennese but with an attitude!”

—Frédéric Bonnaud, Directeur général de la Cinémathèque Française

New Wedding March page : https://bit.ly/2FttuAY
Lucas has a long history of accompanying films live with his original solo scores all over the world, which utilize composed themes and improvisation, and has developed over a dozen to date—many of which he is showcasing currently in an ongoing retrospective of his live scores at NYC’s premier arthouse cinema The Metrograph.
Live Music and Film projects: https://bit.ly/2ayknkK
On Sat. March 9th Gary filled Paris’ Sunset Jazz Club in Les Halles with a solo concert, which included a tribute to Lucas’ late friends and collaborators Jeff Buckley and Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet).
The evening featured Gary performing with special guests vocalist Davide Combusti (The Niro) and keyboardist/producer Francesco Arpino, 
who flew in specially from Rome to preview three songs from a new album they’ve recorded entitled  “The Complete Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas Songbook”.
Lucas had seen The Niro perform in Italy several years ago and, impressed by his vocal abilities, suggested a collaboration, which resulted in their new album.
Recorded in Rome for the Esordisco label, the album showcases a dozen songs Jeff Buckley and Gary Lucas wrote together, and includes their anthems “Grace” and “Mojo Pin”, plus 5 Buckley/Lucas songs never before officially released.
It’s scheduled to come out later this year on Esordisco to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s classic “Grace” album.
Other guests for the evening included Gary’s Parisien friends Jean-Philippe Rykiel on keyboards, bassist Laurent David,  guitarists David Konopnicki and David Fenech, and singer Yass Body. 
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UPCOMING APPEARANCES
Thurs. April 25th
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The Cutting Room, NYC
The World of Captain Beefheart featuring legendary soul diva
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with Jesse Krakow bass, Jordan Shapiro keyboards and
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Sun. May 19th
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Quinn’s, Beacon NY
Gary Lucas performs a solo acoustic concert
with his special guest Mimi Sun Longo
Interview in the Van Wyck Gazette:
Solo acoustic page: https://bit.ly/1PiLf1T
Fri. May 31st
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Yale University, New Haven
Gary Lucas plays with Geoffrey Menin keyboards, Jonathan Rose bass,
and other friends as part of his Yale ‘74 Class Reunion— a private event
Sat. June 15th
8pm
The Metrograph, NYC
Gary Lucas performs a live film score tbd 
as part of his ongoing retrospective series at the Metrograph.
curated by Jacob Perlin and Robert Melvin Rubin
Fri. June 21st
5pm
Joe’s Pub Outdoors Stage, NYC
Gary Lucas performs his Chinese jazz-pop project The Edge of Heaven
featuring vocalist and erhu virtuoso Feifei Yang and saxophonist Jason Candleras part of the Make Music New York Festival, a global music event
linking 85 cities around the world 
Just confirmed:
Sun. Oct. 27th and Mon. Oct. 28th
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Chutzpah! Festival, Vancouver
Gary will perform several live solo film scores 
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March 28, 2019

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Jazz Video of the Week
A new feature from Jazz Promo Services and Jazz on the Tube

Every week, Jazz on the Tube
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This week “Sassy” Sarah Vaughan sings “The Shadow of Your Smile”

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March 14, 2019

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New Release
Garden District Trio
Presents “Upward”
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The new album “Upward” by the Garden District Trio features all original compositions by drummer and band-leader, David W. Hansen. Recorded at “Studio In The Country” featuring Jordan Baker on piano, Brian Quezergue on bass with engineer Benjamin Mumphrey.

Release Date: Friday, February 15th, 2019
Garden District Trio
Presents Upward with Jordan Baker, Brian Quezergue and David W. Hansen

Following nine albums of classic covers, funky New Orleans tunes, and Latin-jazz renditions, David W. Hansen has broken through a twenty-five-year writer’s block of attempts to compose original material. This writing journey has been long and frustrating, yet intriguing and the outcome has been worth the wait. “I wish it could have clicked a quarter-century ago, but it wasn’t the right time,” says the drummer, bandleader, writer, and composer. “And I didn’t understand how to transfer my inspirational moments onto paper. Partial written melodies, different composition methods and a few pinnacle events all lined up and then it happened for one song. A second attempt and it worked! Third time was lucky and then a few months later four more came along quite quickly with another written the day before going into the studio.”

The song styles meander through varying melody and harmony with an emphasis on rhythm, groove, and feel. These songs are new, refreshing, and feel-good works with the utmost attention to musicality. Hansen has featured many talented musicians during his nightly performances at Houston’s Restaurant in New Orleans since 2006 and each member performs these new songs uniquely and creatively. “It is such an amazing feeling to sit back and lay down a groove behind so many talented musicians performing my songs. Some say they are hard and with each performance they find and open new nuances that are pure enjoyment for everyone.”

Drummer David W. Hansen, pianist Jordan Baker and bassist Brian Quezergue are featured on this album and first came together several years ago on David’s nightly performance. This album of all originals by Hansen touch on personal themes with songs written about his family and life experiences. You might catch a hint from the song titles but also note that Hansen has written words with possible vocal renditions appearing on future albums.

Quezergue’s official musical studies began in early 1990’s at NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the Jazz and Heritage School of Music with instruction from Clyde Kerr, Jr., Edward “Kidd” Jordan and Elton Heron. Unofficially, he began during home-life and attending gigs and studio sessions with his father, Dr. Wardell Quezergue, a legendary composer and arranger. In Hansen’s trio, Brian began performing on upright bass, but took leave to focus on electric bass for his own recording project. In a bind, Hansen brought in Quezergue with his six-string Smith electric bass and realized its overwhelmingly musical sound and feel. “Upright is still a first choice, but when you hear Brian perform, it’s a no-contest instant decision.” says Hansen.

Jordan has been performing with Hansen for more than a few years and is featured on the 2015 “Then and Now” Garden District Trio album. Alumni of the esteemed University of New Orleans Jazz program with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Baker is the ultimate contemporary jazz pianist. His performance, interpretation, and stylings are uniquely fresh, creative, and musical.

Upward was recorded at the esteemed “Studio in the Country” in Bogalusa, LA, which is an acoustically designed slab to completion studio built in 1972. An all-star roster of internationally famous talent has recorded and/or mixed multi-platinum records at this location. Ben Mumphrey, chief engineer, set the mics, mixed, recorded and mastered our album. Words can’t describe how it felt to set-up, perform and record in this studio. “… the experience was pure pleasure,” says Hansen.
David could talk praise on the band members, engineer and recording process all night long but it’s time to hit the play button, sit back, drive safely, work out, or find your music listening area and enjoy.

SONG TITLES, SONGWRITERS, PUBLISHERS

1.         Jump
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943201

2.         It’s So Clear To Me
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943202

3.         Whistler
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943203

4.         Pink Sky
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943204

5.         You Are The One
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943205

6.         Love For You
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943206
7.         My Sons (Meus Filhos)
Composer: David W. Hansen (2018) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943207

8.         Mardi Gras Day
Composer: David W. Hansen (2019) BMI
Publisher: Hansen Music Collections (BMI)
ISRC USDH21943208

All songs BMI: Hansen Music Collections, David W. Hansen
(words and music by: David W. Hansen)

PRODUCERS, ENGINEERS, CREDITS

    • JORDAN BAKER, PIANO
    • BRIAN QUEZERGUE, BASS
    • DAVID W. HANSEN, DRUM SET
  • DAVID W. HANSEN
  • RECORDING STUDIO: STUDIO IN THE COUNTRY
  • RECORDED, MIXED, AND MASTERED BY: BENJAMIN MUMPHREY
  • Photos by: Julie Verlinden
  • Album Cover and CD package design by: David W. Hansen
  • Liner Notes By: David W. Hansen

Released (digital Download) on Friday, February 15th, 2019 (DHMP RECORDS)

Bar Code: 888295870924

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March 15, 2019

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DENNY ZEITLIN
Solo & Trio with Buster Williams & Matt WilsonLive in NYC/Streaming on Smalls LiveMezzrow Jazz Club
May 1-4″By any measure, Zeitlin’s output over the past 50 years places him at jazz’s creative zenith.”
Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes
SOLO: Wednesday & Thursday, May 1 & 2
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00
Celebrating the May release of live solo CD
“Remembering Miles” (Sunnyside)TRIO: Friday & Saturday, May 3 & 4
Sets at 7:30 & 9:00Reserved Seats (Highly Recommended) $20-25Click HERE for SOLO, Wednesday, May 1
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Lounge Seats $20Click HERE for Streaming: All the performances will stream live.  Watch for free from anywhere in the world & leave messages in real time.Mezzrow Jazz Club
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Critical Acclaim:

SOLO:

“…he is an improvisational artist whose skills are so expansive that he can integrate everything he hears into the fabric of his soloing. In the best sense, in the manner that has always been true of jazz’s finest improvisers, Zeitlin constantly stretches the creative envelope, measuring himself only against the infinite demands of his music.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Time

“…Zeitlin delivered a riveting solo performance.”
George Goodman, New York Times

“In supreme command of the keyboard…he employs striking dissonances, he constructs extraordinary edifices of harmonics, he can be marvelously pianistic, with a velvet subtlety of touch. He is an original…Denny Zeitlin stretches jazz piano beyond any hitherto defined limits.”
Don Freeman, San Diego Union

“…He didn’t show his brilliance through his technique (which he has), but through subtle improvisation, advanced and finely-tuned harmonic development, and a stupendous internal sense of meter…Denny Zeitlin’s solo piano was the unpretentious highpoint of the festival.”
Munchner Merkur (Munich)

TRIO (reviews of latest CD with Buster Williams & Matt Wilson“Wishing On The Moon):

Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist.  He is a great one…one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today…throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasure of contemporary music…and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…”
Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama

“…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind, maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout…Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock.”
Mark Keresman, INCONDV

“…Wishing On The Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one of those nights when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon.”
Dan McClenaghan, allaboutjazz

“…this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…”
Marc Myers, jazzwax

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March 15, 2019

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Jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley keeps it real with her brand-new direct-to-disc vinyl release:
London with a Twist—Live at Bernie’s
Revisiting London: Internationally acclaimed song stylist Lyn Stanley delivers a double-disc audiophile recording, part 2 of her Julie London tribute projectWith her new release, sultry jazz singer Lyn Stanley follows up on her well-received 2018 album
London Calling—A Toast to Julie London
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How does a musical artist define perfection? And what lengths will one go to in order to achieve it?
The answer to the first question may be in the ear of the beholder. The response to the second part could include recording take after take, into double digits; extensive editing, overdubbing, looping, and an electronic helping hand from a spectrum of software and apps.Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley’s view of perfection includes none of that post-production studio wizardry. For her, perfection is the true sound of a stellar live performance, recorded direct to disc through vintage equipment, in a studio where’s she surrounded by musicians and techs who share her wavelength. The result of such a dream session can be heard on her brand-new vinyl album London with a Twist—Live at Bernie’s, set for release on May 10. 2019.“There’s a stigma about achieving ‘perfection.’ It takes the art out of what you’re doing if you have to follow what someone else declared to be the rules of engagement,” Stanley declares. “You can run with your creativity if you don’t have to have perfection. What you hear on London with a Twistis what you’d get on stage for real.”London with a Twistis song stylist Stanley’s seventh release. It’s her second project paying tribute to an earlier sultry Southern California-based singer, Julie London, following 2018’s London Calling—A Toast to Julie London.
Recording direct to disc is a challenge for any musician, as evidenced by the very few albums made under these stringent conditions. Allen Sides, recording and mixing engineer on London with a Twist, compares direct-to-disc recording to “plugging microphones directly into a cutting lathe,” which records the results onto an analog disc. The advantage is the pristine sound resulting from eliminating multiple generations separating the performance from the finished album.The drawback? So many things can go wrong. With no post-recording modifications possible, a flubbed note, the rustle of turning pages, or the sudden urge to cough either stays on the record or the entire take is scrapped, and the process starts over from scratch. For London with a Twist, each album side consists of a single take: three tunes, 12-14 minutes of music. The viability of each side hung in the balance down to its last note, ratcheting up the stress levels. Lyn found that the pressure worked for her, boosting her concentration and landing her deep in the zone. “I almost had to go into a trance,” she explains.The high-stakes process of recording direct to disc can inhibit musicians and make them stick to the tried and true instead of breaking creative ground. However, the band–guitarist John Chiodini, pianists Otmaro Ruiz and Mike Lang, bassist Chuck Berghofer, drummer Aaron Serfaty, and percussionist Luis Conte–“didn’t hold back, they played as live as they could,” Stanley notes. She points out that she chose to release the takes based on their performances rather than her own: “I picked the one where I loved what they did.” There was a buzz of solidarity in the studio, with the vocalist and the musicians brainstorming and collaborating to develop arrangements on the spot. By the end of the session, the players had devised a new moniker for themselves: “The Jazz Mavericks.”Another challenge of direct-to-disc recording is adjusting to the shifting moods of the tunes in the three- to five-second separations between songs. On just one album side, Lyn Stanley’s interpretations run the emotional gamut from the easy swing of “Route 66,” through the rollicking “Pink Cadillac,” to the heartfelt “Lover Man” But despite the pressure-cooker situation, Stanley and The Jazz Mavericks shift through all the feelings seemingly effortlessly, delivering a dozen tunes with a relaxed, creative, swinging sound.Before the London with a Twistsession even began, Stanley and company encountered a dismaying range of glitches, starting with a lingering case of acute bronchitis that added a little rasp to her voice. Nevertheless, throughout the album she’s projecting with power and pride both vocally and emotionally. Listeners will notice that Lyn’s tone this time around is deeper and sultrier. Her sound is in keeping with her inspiration, Julie London, “But my voice isn’t as husky as hers. I’m not pretending to be Julie, I’m honoring her,” Stanley says.And then there were mechanical difficulties. The day before the session, a dial broke on the custom-built totally discreet vintage API 16 input console that had been brought in for the session. According to Lyn, whose interest in sound has grown along with her professional career, the board had been “sitting in the bowels of Capitol Records since the 1970s,” so replacement parts aren’t readily available. Unless, of course, you’re working with a veteran mastering engineer such as Bernie Grundman: the Bernieof London with a Twist—Live at Bernie’s. Assistant engineer Beno May rummaged around in his back office at Bernie’s till he found the right part to swap in. “They worked on the repair till midnight,” Stanley recalls.The next day, the session kicked off as scheduled, but by the end of the first tune one of the piano keys went south. They scuffled to find a piano tech on a Saturday, and came up with a dedicated pro who had recently undergone major heart surgery–“he still had all those things stuck to his skin,” Lyn notes. He was in and out quickly enough that there was still time to record a take of sides A and B, earning a hearty round of applause from all on hand.The second day of the session also brought technical problems, in this case with Lyn’s venerable Neumann mic. Again, the solution was in Bernie’s deep stash of gear, where they unearthed a similar Neumann for her to use for the rest of the session.The day yielded enough takes to complete the album, but there was still a wild card to contend with. Bruce Springsteen wouldn’t grant permission for Lyn to release his tune “Pink Cadillac” until he heard her finished version. Without his OK, the album couldn’t be released and all the work by Lyn, The Jazz Mavericks and their stellar tech team would have been in vain. It took more than two nail-biting weeks to get Bruce’s reply—Lyn points out that other license covers typically took about six hours—but the Boss eventually did give his seal of approval.Throughout the process Lyn was pleased be in the company of such unflappable pros, each armed with deep stores of imagination, patience, and spare parts.A lifelong audiophile, Stanley welcomed the challenge of recording direct to disc, and is justly proud of the results. She released her first album only six years ago, and believes that being a relative newbie may have given her an advantage over a more experienced singer. “They would know better than to try something like this,” Lyn notes with a laugh. “The direct-to-disc recording process leaves the artist totally exposed. It takes a lot of guts to be this exposed as an artist, saying ‘This is it, take it or leave it.’ Nobody has the guts to do that anymore. There’s no hiding.”The singer is passionate about improving her art, constantly getting better at what she does and producing albums that are “as real sounding as possible. I want it to sound real versus cosmetically done,” Lyn says. “Whatever happened to real music, with this focus on perfection? Everything is massaged and manipulated, even live albums. There’s even an app to add disc hiss. The real raw is direct to disc!”She finds the audiophile aspect of recording totally engaging and extremely satisfying. “I’d take a great audio system over a fancy car or a big diamond any day,” the vocalist muses.In addition to London with a TwistLyn plans to release an addendum album [name here], a single disc with the same songs on each side from different recording sources. “One side was recorded direct to disc, the other was recorded on a souped-up Chevy of a tape machine that Bernie’s got,” Lyn explains. A limited edition pressing of 300 albums will be available May 10 2019 for audiophiles to discover and appreciate the difference in the sound.The quality of this imaginative and bold recording project will have jazz fans, and audiophiles on the edge of their seats in anticipation of what gifted vocalist Lyn Stanley tries her hand at next.Executive producer: A.T. Music LLC. Producers: Lyn Stanley and John Chiodini.  Arrangers: Lyn Stanley and her band, The Jazz Mavericks: Leader: guitarist John Chiodini; pianists: Otmaro Ruiz, Mike Lang; bassist: Chuck Berghofer; drummer: Aaron Serfaty; percussionist: Luis Conte.Recorded live at Bernie Grundman’s Mastering Studio, Hollywood, California, January 19-20, 2019. Recording and mixing engineer: Allen Sides; assistant engineers: Steve Genewick, Beno May, Scott Sedilla; disc mastering engineer: Bernie Grundman.Artist Lyn Stanley and Her Jazz Mavericks
Title London with a Twist—Live at Bernie’s
Release date: May 10, 2019
Label AT MusicLLC(ATM3108)
Formats: Double LP, Super Audio CD
Promo Video: https://youtu.be/vIh39s3cqTQJazz Vocal stylist, Lyn Stanley, has sold more than 40,000 albums worldwide with sales over $500,000 since she began her recording career in 2013.Her website is https://LynStanley.com
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March 13, 2019

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MCG Jazz Presents
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra
“Jazz Beyond Borders” with guest Kurt Elling
in Houston, TX March 18
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MCG Jazz is pleased to announce a special engagement featuring The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), the 19-piece big band orchestra in-residence at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, in Houston, TX, on Monday, March 18, 2019.  In partnership with Houston First and the Hobby Center Foundation, the performance will take place at Zilkha Hall at 7:30PM.

Grammy-award winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will join the SJMO, under the direction of artistic director Charlie Young, for a one-of-a-kind concert experience at Zilkha Hall to present a collection of music ranging from historic Duke Ellington arrangements from the Smithsonian archives to contemporary arrangements of from Kurt Elling’s recent recordings. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.thehobbycenter.org/?q=node/2494.


The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra was founded in 1990 with an appropriation from the U.S. Congress in recognition of the importance of jazz in American culture and its status as a national treasure. A cornerstone of the Smithsonian’s commitment to jazz, the SJMO, led by Conductor and Artistic Director Charlie Young, has performed for audiences across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its concerts, by the full orchestra and smaller groups, include transcribed works, as well as new arrangements, commissioned works and programs that illuminate the contributions of small ensembles and jazz masters who contributed to the development of American jazz and defined the music’s character. More information about the SJMO is available athttp://americanhistory.si.edu/smithsonian-jazz.  And more information about Kurt Elling can be found at http://kurtelling.com/.

About MCG Jazz
MCG Jazz is a social enterprise supporting the education programs of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, PA whose mission is to preserve, present and promote jazz.  In addition to presenting one of the nation’s longest running jazz subscription series, the MCG Jazz label has won five GRAMMY® Awards.   For more information about Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, please visit their web site at www.mcgjazz.org.

About Houston First
Houston First Corporation is leading the effort to promote Houston as one of the great cities of the world. Houston First manages more than 10 city-owned buildings and properties and underground and surface parking for nearly 7,000 vehicles.

These facilities include: the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, George R. Brown Convention Center, Jones Hall for the Performing Arts (home to the Houston Symphony and Society for the Performing Arts), Wortham Theater Center (home to the Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera), Talento Bilingue de Houston, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston First Outdoors (which includes Jones Plaza and other smaller venues) and Theater District Parking.
Houston First is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance, licensing and operation of these properties as the sites of conventions, trade shows and theatrical performances that enrich the lives of Houstonians.
Houston First interacts with several partners that benefit from our passion and resources such as Discovery Green, Bayou Place, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Downtown Aquarium,Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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March 13, 2019

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DAVE FRANK BEGINS A SERIES OF SOLO PIANO CONCERTS AND TEACHING TOURS TO CELEBRATE
LENNIE TRISTANO’S CENTENNIALThe influential educator and virtuosic pianist will be paying tribute to his mentor and former teacher with a series of “Improve Your Improv” Seminars in 2019, kicking off in Boston in March
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 In his career, Dave Frank has recorded a series of stunning solo piano albums and, through his Dave Frank School Of Jazz, has inspired a countless number of aspiring musicians throughout the world.

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, at four Frank had his first piano lessons from his mother. He learned about jazz from John Larosa, his teacher for three years starting when he was 12. The turning point in his life came when he was 15 and met the legendary Lennie Tristano, starting a lengthy series of significant lessons.

An innovative pianist who matured during the mid-to-late 1940s, Lennie Tristano was also one of jazz’s great teachers. Dave remembers, “From him I gained a complete jazz foundation on piano. We went through a comprehensive curriculum that he developed that included technique, ear training, singing recorded solos, and all of the major concepts of improvisation from playing on tunes to improvising freely. I studied with Lennie for seven years and it was phenomenal. I basically learned everything about playing music in Lennie’s living room.”

While Dave performed at clubs on the jazz circuit in Long Island and Manhattan, he also began teaching when he was only 16 with Tristano as his model. He co-founded the New York School of Jazz with a few other musicians in 1983. For three years at the school (which had a recording studio), he taught jazz piano and improvisation on all instruments. Dave next served as an Associate Professor at Berklee College Of Music in the piano department from 1987-2006. “Being at Berklee was a great experience. I enjoyed teaching people from all over the world and during that period I studied with the great Charlie Banacos.  When I left Berklee in 2006, I moved to New York City and started the Dave Frank School Of Jazz.”

At first his school was run at the Yamaha dealership in Manhattan for three years. But by 2009, the landscape for teachers had changed due to the advancement of modern technology. “The Skype technology is fantastic for teaching jazz, particularly piano because of the visual nature of the instrument. While I will always give in person private lessons, these days I am working around 80% of the time with people all over the world via Skype, including students from the Philippines, China, Japan, Argentina and many other countries.”

Over time, Dave Frank has developed his own fresh, logical and innovative way of teaching jazz. “Many students have the creative impulse but they might have holes in their playing foundation that may prevent them from realizing their creative ideas. The first thing that everyone needs in order to play jazz is a complete foundation which consists of technique, theory and ear training. I set goals with my students and then give them a practical step-to-step way to achieve those goals. One needs a strong technique in order to transmit their creative ideas along with a complete working knowledge of jazz theory, harmony, chord scales, and other areas so as to be able to internalize the language of jazz. For six months to a year, I have students work on a gradual curriculum including a technical exercise, a theoretical exercise, and ear training exercises. Once the basic foundation is mastered, students can enjoy a lifetime of creativity and the ability to create their own music in the moment infinately. It’s a GROOVE!”

Dave has a long list of accomplishments. He wrote (with John Amaral) the best-selling jazz instruction book, Joy Of Improv (Hal Leonard). Its two volumes are a curriculum for aspiring jazz players. The follow-up project Breakthrough To Improv is a blues video that takes students through 15 different steps that introduce the elements and concepts of blues improvisation.

His brilliant solo piano playing is well showcased on six CDs: Solo Piano (Breeze), Power Of The Piano, Ballads and Burners, Turning It Loose!, Portrait Of New York (the latter four recorded for Jazzheads), and his most recent recording, Cookin’ In Concert  also on Jazzheads. As a Jazz Ambassador for the State Department for ten years, Dave had the opportunity to travel to many countries where he conducted workshops and performed at concerts including Spain, England, Holland, Belgium, Brazil, South Africa, Switzerland, Argentina, Nicaragua, Peru, Costa Rica, France, Canada and throughout the US. Along the way he has performed at the Winnipeg, Montreux, North Sea, Jazz Alive and Jazzheads Jazz Festivals.

Dave Frank has now been teaching jazz full time for over 47 years. His website, www.davefrankjazz.com, includes 44 free master classes that will be of great interest to musicians, each one being an in-depth class that deals with specific musical issues or the music of a particular musician. “I teach a lot of Lennie’s and Charlie Banacos’ concepts along with the ones that I have developed through the years.” His website has thus far had over 2.5 million views with an average of 1,000 views a day.

With Lennie Tristano’s birthday being March 19, Dave Frank looks forward to continuing his musical legacy in the best way possible. Included in his upcoming tours will be a week of master classes and concerts in Boston at Berklee, performing with tenor great Jerry Bergonzi, participating in a panel discussion about Lennie Tristano with altoist Lee Konitz (the most famous of Tristano’s students), and playing at an evening concert with Lee Konitz and Jimmy Halperin. After that Dave will be touring the United States with stops in Long Island, Dallas, Seattle, central Massachusetts, Wash DC and other areas of the country to be named soon, teaching and playing the music he loves. The fall will see Dave as guest teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and doing a solo concert at the Opus Jazz club in Budapest, Hungary.

Dave Frank, who in addition to his solo concerts co-leads a quartet with tenor-saxophonist Richard Tabnik, looks forward to the future. “I love devoting time to helping students play jazz and develop their creative journey. The joy of teaching jazz is that a simple improv concept can often turn someone around right on the spot, immediately fixing many of their musical faults. It is a powerful feeling seeing other people’s abilities and music open up right on the spot! I’d like to continue doing what I’m doing now into the future, reaching as many people as possible through my playing and teaching. Playing jazz is a natural human ability for everybody!

To arrange an Improve Your Improv Seminar in your area, or to inquire about worldwide private skype lessons you can reach Dave directly at www.davefrankjazz.com. All 44 of his free master classes are available for anytime viewing at the Master Class archive on the website. The Dave Frank/Richard Tabnik Quartet plays live every month at Hari NYC in NYC. Check Dave’s website for details.

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February 28, 2019

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GARY LUCAS NEWS AND
UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Gary Lucas performing his Chinese jazz-pop project THE EDGE OF HEAVEN with Feifei Yang and Jason Candler at Joe’s Pub NYC 2/20/19
photo by Jie Gao
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Based on his original album salute to 30’s Chinese pop, “The Edge of Heaven” which rose to #1 on the World Music Charts, GARY LUCAS brought his new Chinese music trio featuring Feifei Yang on vocals and erhu and Jason Candler on reeds into Joe’s Pub NYC and performed songs from their forthcoming album, including Teresa Teng’s evergreen worldwide Chinese hit  “The Moon Represents My Heart”, with special guest guzheng virtuoso Yao Wang sitting in:
Their new album also includes Mandarin versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and other Western singer-songwriter greats.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Fri. March 1st
8pm
La Cinematheque francaise, Paris France
Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his
new live solo score accompanying Erich Von Stroheim’s
1928 sardonic silent masterpiece “The Wedding March”
Sat. March 9th
8 and 10pm
Sunset Jazz Club, Paris France
Gary performs solo
with special guests from Rome Davide Combusti (The Niro) and Francesco Arpino,
and Parisian friends Laurent David, David Konopnicki, Yass Power and David Fenech
Fri. March 15th
8pm
City Vineyard, NYC
An Evening with Gary Lucas solo acoustic
with his special guest Feifei Yang
Thurs. April 25th
7pm
The Cutting Room, NYC
The World of Captain Beefheart featuring Nona Hendryx
with Jesse Krakow, Jordan Shapiro and Richard Dworkin
Sun, May 12th
7pm
Quinn’s, Beacon NY

Gary performs a solo acoustic concert

Fri. June 21st 
5pm
Joe’s Pub Outdoor Stage, NYC
Gary Lucas, Feifei Yang and Jason Candler perform at the
Make Music NY Festival—a global music event linking 85 cities
More dates tba
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February 28, 2019

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MULTIPLE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE

BOBBY SANABRIA JOINS WBGO

AS NEW HOST OF LATIN JAZZ CRUISE

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Newark, February 28, 2019 – WBGO, the world’s premiere NPR jazz station, is excited to announce the new host of its longtime Latin jazz program, the Latin Jazz Cruise: multiple time Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria. A drummer-bandleader, composer-arranger-conductor, documentary film producer, educator and activist, Sanabria will first appear as co-host of the program on Friday, March 1 at 9 p.m., alongside outgoing host, Awilda Rivera. He takes the reins as host the following Friday, March 8.

Latin Jazz Cruise, which airs Fridays from 9-11 p.m. on WBGO 88.3FM and WBGO.org, covers a wide spectrum of jazz, influenced by Latin America. Tomorrow night, Sanabria joins the program’s longest-running host, Awilda Rivera, as she signs off after 26 years. Rivera, who began at WBGO in 1982 as a volunteer and grew to be the voice of Latin jazz on the station, announced her retirement in 2018, with a live jam session broadcast.

A native son of the South Bronx, born to Puerto Rican parents, Sanabria has a track record as a leader spanning more than 25 years; his most recent album, West Side Story Reimagined, was widely acclaimed. He has also performed and recorded with many legends of Latin jazz , including Tito Puente, Mongo Santamaría, Dizzy Gillespie, Chico O’Farrill, Ray Barretto, Cándido, Larry Harlow, and the Godfather of Afro-Cuban jazz, Mario Bauzá. This vital firsthand experience promises an exciting new perspective for Latin Jazz Cruise.

“My relationship with WBGO goes back to when the station first started broadcasting jazz way back in 1979. I remember that I had just graduated from the Berklee College of Music and jazz radio in NYC had just suffered a major blow with the loss of another jazz radio station. WBGO was our savior and took on the task of being the voice of our music,” Sanabria remembered. “Since those early days I’ve seen WBGO grow into a force of nature as it has become the gold standard in jazz radio, broadcasting America’s greatest art form in all of its multi-cultural diversity. The station has also championed mightily the work of musicians by not only playing our recordings but also producing concerts, special events and also, in conjunction with NPR, taping many historic concerts which they have broadcast.” Thinking about the impact WBGO has had on his own career, Sanabria stated, “WBGO was the first to play my recordings and bring me to the public’s attention as a leader.”

Sanabria is no stranger to hosting media, as he has been an associate producer and on-screen personality for  documentaries including The Palladium: Where Mambo Was King (2003), PBS’ From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale, (2006), Latin Music USA (2009) for PBS and, I Like It Like That – The Story of Latin Boogaloo (2017).

Reflecting on becoming the new host of Latin Jazz Cruise, Sanabria said, “I have been a longtime member, but now I have the privilege and honor of being able to give back in an even more important way by becoming the new host of the Latin Jazz Cruise. I have big shoes to fill. From its original host Chico Mendoza, to Alfredo Cruz, to the legendary Awilda Rivera, I hope to continue the incredible standard they have set for the show and more importantly, the music.”

About WBGO
WBGO is the global leader in jazz radio, broadcasting from the jazz capital of the world. Founded in 1979, WBGO is a publicly-supported cultural institution that preserves and elevates America’s music: jazz and blues. WBGO reaches a weekly audience of more than 400,000 in the New York/New Jersey metro area via 88.3FM. Through programs such as Jazz Night in America, produced in partnership with NPR and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and WBGO’s position as content provider to NPR, its reach extends to millions more across the country. From its home base of Newark, New Jersey, Public Radio station WBGO has long been an anchor institution in community engagement through its partnerships, concerts, education and news programming. 

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February 21, 2019

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GARY LUCAS NEWS AND
UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Last night: Gary Lucas performing his Chinese jazz-pop project THE EDGE OF HEAVEN with Feifei Yang and Jason Candler at Joe’s Pub NYC 2/20/19   photo by Jie Gao
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Based on his original album salute to 30’s Chinese pop, “The Edge of Heaven” which rose to #1 on the World Music Charts, GARY LUCAS brought his new Chinese music trio featuring Feifei Yang on vocals and erhu and Jason Candler on reeds into Joe’s Pub NYC  last night and performed songs from their forthcoming album, including Teresa Teng’s evergreen worldwide Chinese hit  “The Moon Represents My Heart”, with special guest guzheng virtuoso Yao Wang sitting in:
Their new album also includes Mandarin versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and other Western singer-songwriter greats.
UPCOMING SHOWS
Fri. Feb. 22nd
8pm
The Colony, Woodstock
Gary performs a solo acoustic concert with his special guest vocalists
Joziah Longo from The Slambovian Circus of Dreams and Mimi Sun Long (MSL)
Fri. March 1st
8pm
La Cinematheque francaise, Paris France
Gary Lucas performs the world premiere of his
new live solo score accompanying Erich Von Stroheim’s
1928 sardonic silent masterpiece “The Wedding March”
Sat. March 9th
8 and 10pm
Sunset Jazz Club, Paris France
Gary performs solo
with special guests from Rome Davide Combusti (The Niro) and Francesco Arpino,
and Parisian friends Laurent David, David Konopnicki, Yass Power and David Fenech
Fri. March 15th
8pm
City Vineyard, NYC
An Evening with Gary Lucas solo acoustic
with his special guest Feifei Yang
Thurs. April 25th
7pm
The Cutting Room, NYC
The World of Captain Beefheart featuring Nona Hendryx
with Jesse Krakow, Jordan Shapiro and Richard Dworkin
Sun, May 12th
7pm
Quinn’s, Beacon NY
Gary performs a solo acoustic concert
More dates tba
www.garylucas.com
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February 15, 2019

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RELEASED LAST SUMMER, THIS ALBUM,
LIVE FROM DIZZY’S CLUB COCA COLA
AT NEW YORK’S LINCOLN CENTER,
HAS CONTINUED TO RECEIVE
GREAT REVIEWS
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CRITICAL ACCLAIM
for Denny Zeitlin with Buster Williams, bass & Matt Wilson, drums

” Denny Zeitlin is not simply a very good pianist. He is a great one… one of the most highly accomplished musicians writing for and performing on the instrument today… throughout this magnificent record (superbly engineered at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, at Jazz At Lincoln Center) one is continuously impressed at how Mr. Zeitlin is alive to the complex pleasures of contemporary music. .. and how blessed he is to have two of the most magical players on their instruments…”  Raul da Gama, Jazzdagama

“…Williams creates giant ripples, Wilson is like unto a force of nature, and Zeitlin storms and swirls without leaving the listener behind,  maintaining a (restless) lyricism throughout… Zeitlin is up there in the pantheon with Corea, Tyner, and Herbie Hancock.”  Mark Keresman, ICONDV

“… Wishing on the Moon represents the Denny Zeitlin Trio at the peak of its powers, on one those nights—this was recorded live at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in New York in 2009—when all the gears meshed, and all the stars aligned around that shining moon. ”
Dan McClenaghan, Allaboutjazz

“There’s so much for the ear on jazz pianist Denny Zeitlin’s new live trio album, Wishing On The Moon, that the mind boggles… traditional straight-ahead lyricism banked up against a restless, avant-garde spirit of total invention… It takes a certain kind of genius to balance lyricism with adventure. Zeitlin, who practices psychiatry, is that genius, an artist who truly understands what it means to play in the clouds, while holding onto the audience with entrancing music, regardless… Wishing On The Moon celebrates jazz, in all its wondrous forms. Unapologetically, without ego. Just pure, true trio music as Denny Zeitlin’s nature intended.”
Carol Banks Weber, Festivalpeak

“Recorded live at New York’s Dizzy’s Coca-Cola in March 2009, this newly released album features Denny at his explorative best, taking standards apart and reassembling them with curiosity and daring…”
Marc Myers, Jazzwax

“… in gestures large and small, guideposts laid out by form and instinct, a time-strengthened sense of equilateral idealism, and an open-minded aesthetic, this outfit continually creates music to marvel at… Whether updating classics, presenting program music, playing to the map, or moving a step beyond, this group proves to be a model of unabated creativity and class…” Dan Bilawsky, Allaboutjazz

A definitive trio…during a 2009 concert at Dizzy’s Coca Cola, Denny Zeitlin’s trio with Matt Wilson/dr and Buster Williams/b delivers a textbook example of interplay, teamwork and swing that should be used in many a music school…” George W. Harris, Jazzweekly

“Denny Zeitlin’s Wishing On The Moon is a vital document of a trio that’s been gigging for some eighteen years, led by one of jazz’s most innovative keyboardists of the last half century and completed by a rhythm section of notable leaders themselves… ”
S.Victor Aaron, Somethingelsereviews.com

“…Like the best trios, it’s a group of equals…because of that trust, musicality, and willingness to go where inspiration takes them, the music they create is such a joy to listen to… classy, melodic, rhythmical, often stunning, and great fun…”  Richard B. Kamins, Steptempest.blogspot

“… a killer 2009 date with his long time trio live from Dizzy’s recorded when all the stars were perfectly aligned… The jazz piano trio is so in the moment, it almost feels  like they weren’t aware they were being watched by an audience… this wonderfully played date is a solid reminder of why we became music fans in the first place…”
Chris Spector, Midwestrecord

“…I’ve been listening to Denny’s music in performance and on recordings for over 50 years and I view each new opportunity to do as another episode to hear his quest for truth… Wishing on the Moon continues his search for honest artistic expression at the very highest level. It’s been a pleasure to be able to accompany him on this journey.”
Steven Cerra,  Jazzprofiles.blogspot

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