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  • Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

    Even the most cursory listen to South African music yields an embarrassment of riches in the realm of guitar talents. Indeed, throughout the country's musical history innovative figures have...

  • 3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

    3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin...

    "An international jazz violin competition? Really?" That is usually came as a surprise to the applicants, and eventual participants themselves, that an international jazz violin competition should exist says a lot about the rarity of such an event....

  • Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Meet Jacob Cartwright

    Our August Super Fan is a visual artist with a special affinity for improvisational music, which has spilled over into his jazz-themed painting series. In jazz, as in art, Jacob Cartwright values the past while embracing the forward momentum...

  • Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

    Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and...

    Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist...

  • Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

    A stunning tableau greets visitors to the Funchal Jazz Festival entering by the main gate, at the top of Santa Catarina Park. The first thing that catches the eye are the spectacular trees that define the park's boundaries...

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Between the Silence

Travis & Fripp
Between the Silence

Flying

Johnaye Kendrick
Flying

Barxeta II

Per Mathisen/Jan...
Barxeta II

Vidas Simples

Juan Bayon
Vidas Simples

Kinship

John Pittman
Kinship

Ask For Chaos

Gilad Hekselman
Ask For Chaos

Homage to a Dreamer

Goce Stevkovski...
Homage to a Dreamer

Live At Cafe Amores

Kang Tae Hwan
Live At Cafe Amores

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Tim Hagans
Tim Hagans

Tim Hagans (born August 19, 1954) is a hard bop trumpeter and composer. He grew up in Dayton, Ohio playing in school bands. His early inspirations included Miles Davis, Herb Alpert, Sly Stone, and Blood,... read more

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