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The Marquis Hill Project at MoMA

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Marquis Hill, a native of Chicago, is a highly skilled musician with a bent toward soulful post-bop. He holds degrees in music from Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. In 2014 he won the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. He has performed with a wide array of artists, including Marcus Miller, Benny Golson, and Rodney Whitaker. His recent concert at MoMA included included Joel Ross (vibraphone), Chris Smith (bass), and Jonathan Barber (drums). Sunday, July 16 ...

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San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2017

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August 11th to 13th turned out to be a great weekend of jazz at this year's San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. Whether you enjoyed the lawn-chair, open air atmosphere or the traditional jazz club scene, it was your choice. The power lineup included Chris Botti, Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb, Dr. Lonnie Smith, George Cables, Cyrille Aimee and more. One of the festival highlights was Dr. Lonnie Smith. How he works the Hammond B3 is known worldwide, but thumbing ...

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2017 Montclair Jazz Festival

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The 8th annual 2017 Montclair Jazz festival in Nishuan Park in Montclair NJ came alive on August 12 with the sights and sounds of jazz. Actress S, Epatha Merkerson, from the hit TV series “Law and Order" was once again mistress of ceremonies along with WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM announcer Gary Walker. This festival had performances by Dee Dee Bridgewater and her Memphis Soulphony band, Cyrus Chestnut, Christian McBride situation band and the talented Jazz House Kids youth performers and ...

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Peter Erskine Group at the 2017 Ospedaletti Jazz Festival

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The Peter Erskine Group was the highlight of the 2017 Ospedaletti Jazz Festival on August 4th in the Liguria region of Italy. Held at an amphitheater of a local park, the sold out show was attended by jazz fans from as far away as neighboring France. The band was comprised of Peter Erskine (drums), John Beasley (keyboards), Bob Sheppard (saxophone), and Benjamin Shepherd (bass). Erskine's remarkable resume includes time with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Gary Burton, ...

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Festival Trieste Loves Jazz 2017

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The 11th annual Festival Trieste Loves Jazz ran for nearly a month between July 7 and August 13. Evening concerts took place at two locations: either in the town center of Verdi or at the Castle of San Giusto. One of the highlights included a performance by December Soultrio, a project by Slovenian drummer and percussionist Zlatko Kaucic, highly regarded in Europe in the field of avant-garde and improvised jazz. The trio also included pianist Stefano Battaglia and double bassist ...

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Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival 2017

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They were the last act of the two night 35th Annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival held July 14 and 15 at Town Point Park. Because of inclement weather the festival had to be moved inside to the 46 year old Scope Arena. The star studded smooth jazz festival featured Russ Freeman with the Rippingtons, Najee, Pieces of a Dream, Euge Groove, Spyro Gyra and then the last act “The Superstars of Jazz Fusion"--Lonnie Liston Smith, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws and ...

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Stanley Jordan at Tabarka Jazz Festival 2017

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After a hiatus of several years, Jazz à Tabarka, the festival established in 1973 by Mourad Mathari, ran again from July 22-29. As usual it featured a full program of pop, rock and jazz in the heart of Tunisia. On 28 July the festival featured legendary guitarist Stanley Jordan, who mesmerized the audience with his extraordinary technique by which he approaches the guitar as if it were a piano, tapping the strings rather than plucking them and giving the illusion ...

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Global Music Adventures at the Musical Instrument Museum

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The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), located in North jny: Phoenix, is a singularly unique experience in the world of music or museums, for that matter. The MIM displays over 6500 instruments from all corners of the globe. The experience is enhanced by superb video and audio presentations that situate the music in historical and cultural contexts. Although there is much information to be absorbed, the exhibits are presented with great artistry, clarity of purpose and entertainment value. Visiting the MIM ...


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