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Dennis Rowland Benefit Concert at the Herberger Theater Center

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Dennis Rowland Benefit Concert Herberger Theater CenterPhoenix, AZ November 6, 2013 Monica Mancini headlined a troupe of national and local musicians to perform a benefit concert for former Count Basie Orchestra vocalist Dennis Rowland, raising funds for his stroke rehabilitation and ongoing health care. Nine singers and a dozen instrumentalists delivered a wide repertoire that reflected Rowland's 40-year musical career, from singing jazz with the Count Basie Orchestra (1977-84) to blues, soul and Motown styles. ...

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Dennis Rowland: Now Dig This!: A Vocal Celebration Of Miles Davis

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When a jazz artist announces that he/she is doing a Miles Davis tribute, the question is, “Which Miles? The cool Miles? Modal Miles? Fusion Miles?" On Now Dig This!, singer Dennis Rowland's primary emphasis is on Miles in the late '50s, when the trumpeter was recording a great deal of standards. In fact, Rowland embraces only two Davis originals on this absorbing effort ("All Blues" and “Pfrancing"), and he devotes a lot more time to standards Davis recorded (including “Someday ...


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