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John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring and Steve Johns at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring, Steve Johns The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY June 7, 2021 The return of Monday night jazz at The Turning Point Café felt like good old times. The series has been running since 2007 and the last date was March 9, 2020. In addition to an air of anticipation prior to the opening set, familiar, reassuring signs were in evidence. An aging trumpeter sat at a table blowing into ...

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John Richmond at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond The Turning Point Cafe Annual Gemini Birthday Bash Piermont, NY June 10, 2019 The night began with a question of the identity of an alto saxophonist on a Miles Davis recording that was playing on The Turning Point Café's sound system. John Richmond, tenor saxophonist and the Monday Jazz Sessions curator, put pre-set preparation on hold, grabbed his cell phone and found a wifi hotspot in the semi-basement space to search for ...

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John Richmond at Cecil's Jazz Club

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John Richmond Cecil's Jazz Club West Orange, NJ April 17, 2009

John Richmond's recent two night stand at Cecil's Jazz Club is the latest chapter in his evolving relationship with Bob DeVos. The saxophonist and guitarist have appeared together on a couple of occasions over the past year at The Turning Point Cafe, as part of the Monday night jazz series. Richmond and DeVos are insightful interpreters of selections from the jazz canon, ...

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Interview

John Richmond: Creating A Scene For Quality Jazz

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Originating the Monday night jazz series at New York's The Turning Point Cafe in October of 2007, tenor and soprano saxophonist John Richmond created a space where mature jazz artists can play in the company of stylistically compatible peers.

Distractions--theme-oriented programming, promotional gimmicks, or hoopla of any kind--are conspicuously absent. A refreshing lack of pretense and consistently high quality of music are bolstered by Richmond's easygoing rapport with his audience. Here, Richmond discusses the nuts and bolts of ...

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John Richmond at The Turning Point Cafe

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John Richmond The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY July 14, 2008

A few months ago I started reviewing sets performed at The Turning Point Cafe, a small, intimate club which features jazz on Monday nights. The common denominator of the shows is tenor and soprano saxophonist John Richmond, who also serves as the series curator. Although I kept coming back to the club ostensibly to hear veteran saxophonists like Bobby Porcelli and David ...


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