Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill once said, All politics is local." The same can be said of music, particularly when considering that music so close to home it is often missed. Little Rock-native Tom Cox teaches jazz piano and jazz combo after having taught at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and Akron University's Firestone Conservatory of Music and performed with Freddie Hubbard and Cannonball. Bassist Bill Huntington was part of the Hurricane Katrina diaspora that included noted New Orleans guitarist Ted Ludwig. Huntington spent a decade as Ellis Marsalis's studio bassist and also taught in the jazz studies departments of ...read more
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