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Chicago Jazz Composers Collective Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Special Concert on November 20, 2011

The Chicago Jazz Composers Collective will sponsor a special concert to commemorate the group's 10th year of presenting concerts on November 20, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway in Chicago. To celebrate, members of the collective will perform new and favorite original compositions. Inspired by New York's Jazz Composers Collective, ...

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Benefit for Japan in April at Jazz Showcase Chicago

A “BENEFIT FOR JAPAN" is being planned to be held at the Jazz Showcase this April... Here are the details from Chicago Jazz Bassist, Steven Hashimoto as they are shaping up so far: "The events in Japan are almost too much for my mind to handle; nevertheless, I'm involved with organizing a benefit for victims of the triple disasters in ...

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Fred Simon: Since Forever

Read "Since Forever" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dopo I Remember the River (Naim, 2004), l'eclettico pianista Fred Simon torna a registrare con Paul McCandless e Steve Rodby, ma aggiunge a quel trio la batteria di Mark Walker. La musica è lirica, agile e “leggera," come si poteva immaginare dalla formazione, che vede all'opera il fiato e la batteria degli Oregon e il bassista di Metheny, ma ...

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Fred Simon: Since Forever

Read "Since Forever" reviewed by John Kelman

A pianist of rare compositional lyricism, it's remarkable how one event in Fred Simon's life has led, almost inescapably, to the present. Touring with woodwind multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless in support of the Oregon co-founder's Premonition (Windham Hill, 1992), the keyboardist found himself onstage with Pat Metheny Group bassist Steve Rodby and soon-to-be-Oregon drummer, Mark Walker. That ...

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Fred Simon: Remember the River

Read "Remember the River" reviewed by John Kelman

While most readers won't know the name Fred Simon, the pianist has kept admirable company over the years, including woodwind multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless from the genre-bending group Oregon, and bassist/producer Steve Rodby, best known for his work with Pat Metheny Group since '82. Both artists team up with Simon for his latest release, Remember the River ...