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Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017

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Redwood City Civic Center 10th Annual Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017 Redwood City, CA September 29-30, 2017 The always fun and entertaining Redwood City Salsa Festival took place Saturday in the mid peninsula city's lively downtown core. There were three music stages: The Court House (Salsa main stage), Reggae, and Latin Jazz locations. Bands appearing throughout the toasty day included: Somos El Son, Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor, Orquesta Salson and ...

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Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul at the Paramount

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Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul The Paramount Huntington, NY October 4, 2017 Ace sideman, actor, disc jockey, label chief, social activist, philanthropist, solo superstar. There really is nothing that Little Steven can't do. Born Steven Lento in Boston, MA in 1950. He lived in Watertown, MA until 1957, when his mother remarried and he took the last name of his stepfather--Van Zandt. Soon after the wedding, the family moved from MA to NJ. ...

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman at The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

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The 2017 Laid Back Festival: In The Spirit of Gregg Allman The Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY September 24, 2017 Gregg Allman co-founded and curated the inaugural Laid Back Festival. That festival began as a single day celebration in August of 2015 and was held at the Jones Beach Amphitheater in Wantagh, NY. Allman, the Doobie Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band and City of the Sun played that ...

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AJAZZGO Festival in Cali, Colombia

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AJAZZGO Festival Cali, Colombia September 12-17, 2017 September is jazz festival month in the South American nation of Colombia. Four major cities--Bogotá, Medellín, Cali and Barranquilla--and Pasto, a smaller provincial municipality--stage well-oiled multi-day events stocked with international and regional jazz talent. The five festivals work collaboratively to bring major artists to the country, allowing them to perform in more than one locale on the same tour. Yet each festival is known for its own stylistic orientation. ...

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CEO Experiment With Kurt Rosenwinkel at The Sugar Club

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CEO Experiment with Kurt Rosenwinkel The Sugar Club jny: Dublin, Ireland September 30, 2017 CEO Experiment's Dublin concert with special guest Kurt Rosenwinkel seemed to be a long time coming. For months there'd been speculation that the great American guitarist might rock up for this one-off gig. When it was indeed confirmed, and with the date still several months off, the CEO Experiment publicity machine went into overdrive, launching a sustained social media campaign ...

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Mechanics Hall

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Mechanics Hall Worcester, MA October 4, 2017 “One, two, one, two, three, and..." with the stomp of a foot, the buttery sounds of Wynton Marsalis' trumpet rolled through a 160 year old concert hall, filling the rectangular room with warm, lush tones. He thrusted the horn upward, ramming the music higher, then maneuvered the bell of his instrument toward the floor, the sounds becoming subdued and evasive. ...

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Bob Niederitter Trio At The Bop Stop

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Bob Niederitter Trio featuring Tony Monaco The Bop Stop Cleveland, Ohio September 29, 2017 Booking live jazz on a nightly basis anywhere other than jny: New York City is a risky proposition to be sure. Just ask former Cleveland club owners Ron Busch and Anita Nonneman about this and surely they will have ample stories to tell. Back in 1991, Busch started the first Bop Stop on Cleveland's west side by revitalizing a corner storefront. ...

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Hiromi at the Catalina Jazz Club

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Hiromi TrioCatalina Jazz Club Hollywood, CA August 6, 2017 We were amongst only a handful of early arrivals for a show at the Catalina Jazz Club in North Hollywood CA. A quite casually dressed Asian woman was on the stage carefully cleaning and fussing about on the piano. Her shoulder length hair covered much of her face as she leaned over and delicately manicured this fine instrument. A few minutes had passed when she turned ...

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Impressions of Monterey Jazz Festival 2017: MJF At 60

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Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds Monterey, CA September 15-17, 2017 The 60th edition of the long running Monterey Jazz Festival 2017 was well received. This year boldly continued the MJF's opulent tradition of presenting a special blend of fantastic jazz and other music genres in a casual multi stage setting. Over the last six decades, this Northern California venue has seen extraordinary performances by Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Sarah ...


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