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Saxophonist Victor North came to Philadelphia from Alaska, after a year at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, to immerse himself in the “City Of Brotherly Love’s” rich jazz culture which has been home to so many jazz greats, most notably, John Coltrane, who became a major influence of Victor’s as a teenager in the far away North. Some of the many great musicians that Victor has had the opportunity to work with since moving to the East Coast are Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Orrin Evans, Terrel Stafford, Ronnie Burrage, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks, Duck Scott, Byron Landham, organists Pat Bianchi and Jared Gold and he spent five years playing with Afro-Cuban Jazz pianist, Elio Villafranca. For the last twelve years, Victor has led his own group, Three Blind Mice, with organist Lucas Brown and drummer Wayne Smith, Jr., who released their first CD, The Outsider, in 2012. Victor is also a founding member of the Captain Black Big Band and appears on their first two CD’s, Captain Black Big Band and Mother’s Touch. Victor continues to lead his own groups and work as a sideman throughout the Philadelphia/Tri-State Area, and often performs with his wife, vocalist Meg Clifton North.

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Album Review

Maci Miller: Nine

Read "Nine" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


jny:Philadelphia-based singer Maci Miller gives her audience a variety of looks, all of them good. On first hearing, Blossom Dearie, but then, Blossom Dearie was Blossom Dearie. No one ever sounded quite like her. Then again, there is some mid 1960s Nancy Wilson, hushed, clipped, all business. On reflecting that Dearie and Wilson an odd combination do make, one just listens and stops thinking influences, other than “eclectic." Or maybe Billie Holiday, if Miller is in the mood. A Philly ...

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Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

Victor North & Three Blind Mice @ Willingboro Library Thurs. April 17th!

Source: Jim Miller

The Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Jazz at the Library Concert Series at the Willingboro Library, 220 Willingboro Way in Willingboro Township NJ, presents saxophonist Victor North and Three Blind Mice on Thursday, April 17th. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10, $5 for students and are only available at the door. For info: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. Saxophonist Victor North is one of the rare artists on any instrument who can literally and figuratively play it all, from Great American ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Nine

Self Produced
2023

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The Nearness of You

From: Nine
By Victor North

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