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Nick Hempton's Catch & Release

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Ever since the advent of Napster, musicians and commentators have been sounding the knell for the music industry model that had existed for the better part of the twentieth century. More than fifteen years on, it's clear that the old model lurches on, haggard and zombielike, but no clear and lasting successor has emerged. The à la carte model of iTunes, the 500-pound gorilla of the digital music era, is now losing ground to ad-supported or subscription streaming services such ...

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John Daversa: Kaleidoscope Eyes

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Internationally renowned performer, composer, arranger, band leader, teacher; John Daversa's talents include these among many others. His in demand skills as a world-class trumpet player have led him to perform on such prestigious stages as the Monterey Jazz, Montreal Jazz and Montreux Festivals, on such well known American programs as Late Nite with David Letterman and The Oprah Winfrey Show and with incredible performers such as Fiona Apple, Michael Buble, Dori Caymmi and The Yellowjackets. In addition to this impressive ...

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Mark Turner and Avishai Cohen: Harmony Without Chords

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Saxophonist Mark Turner and trumpet player Avishai Cohen have been playing together since 2010. Both are accomplished jazzmen and representatives of the avant-garde scene. They shared a stage as part of the San Francisco Jazz Collective and also in Turner's quartet, including bassist Joe Martin and Marcus Gilmore on drums. After thirteen years, Turner finally launched an album as a leader, Lathe of Heaven (ECM, 2014). The pair visited Valencia, Spain and took time to speak with All ...

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Ben Sidran: The First Existential Jazz Rapper

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Ben Sidran is an old school hipster in the authentic sense of the word. He's a no frills, musician's musician who's got the heart, got the chops. He's been there, done that, and ready to do more. Sidran has never been interested in following trends or squeezing into categories and is not about to start now. “In jazz, they want you to be yourself, but they only want you to be yourself in their category, and if you're not, it ...

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Catching up with Pamela Hetherington

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Meet Pamela Hetherington: jny: Philadelphia native, jazz tap dancer, choreographer, dance educator; director of the tap and music collective Take It Away Dance. Instrument(s): Tap shoes, cajon, piano Teachers and/or influences? I grew up dancing with the best tap teachers in Philadelphia, including Rita Rue, Leon Evans, Delphine Mantz, LaVaughn Robinson and Robert F. Burden, Jr. I knew I wanted to be a musician when... I started studying jazz tap ...

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Marty and Brent: The Napoleon Duo Affair

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Pianist Marty Napoleon, now a spry 93, is a walking history of 20th Century jazz. He's been a Louis Armstrong All-Star and has performed worldwide with all the greats of jazz. Recently, Marty's grandson, Brent Napoleon has brought to the jazz world a series of Marty Napoleon recordings collected as Try This!. The effort is anticipated to be the first of a series of projects about this legendary performer and his musical family. All About Jazz: Marty ...

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Freddie Jones: Game On!

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Dallas-based trumpeter, composer, producer and educator/clinician, Freddie Jones is one busy musician--especially on certain Sundays. He has the honor of performing our National Anthem before every Dallas Cowboys home game. In addition to actively freelancing and recording, he teaches and devotes countless hours with his efforts for a wonderful music education charity he founded, Trumpets4Kids. All About Jazz: Freddie, on behalf of All About Jazz.com, thanks for taking time. Freddie Jones: Thanks, Nick

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John Butcher: So Far

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Saxophonist John Butcher's career could have taken an academic path. He completed a Ph.D in theoretical physics--Charmed Quarks to be precise--but left the academic world behind shortly thereafter. As a saxophonist, Butcher has played with and collaborated with many musicians. He is not afraid to try completely off the wall musical experimentation. All About Jazz: What is your background? Where did you grow up and how did you come to music? John Butcher: ...



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