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Ten Artists: May 2019

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Paul Jost
Simple Life
Paul Jost Music
2019

I believe there are precious few exceptional male jazz vocalists. There. I said it. Female vocalists? They are legion. But once one has pruned away the vanity projects, the Sinatra wannabes, and the most recent unforgivable cover of “My Funny Valentine," there remain few. Paul Jost ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chuck Deardorf: Hanging On To The Groove

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Bassist Chuck Deardorf has gained a reputation for virtuosity and professionalism over a career that has thus far spanned 40 years. He has been the first call bassist in Seattle for most of his career, playing with some of the most renowned musicians in the history of jazz. For many years, despite having a prolific local ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost

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Paul Jost had already enjoyed a successful, decades-long career as a drummer, sideman, and leader when he decided to work solely as a jazz vocalist. Switching from player to vocalist mid-course is not a typical career path for a musician. But Jost's quick rise as a singer over the last six years--he sang at Dizzy's Club ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Carol Fredette at Jazz at Kitano

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Carol Fredette
Jazz at Kitano
New York, NY
November 19, 2015

Jazz at Kitano, the club in Gotham's Kitano Hotel on Park Ave. and 38th St., continues to grow in popularity with artists and audiences alike -the former avidly competing for the best dates and the latter chatting ...

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person & Cyrille Aimee! Danny Bacher - vocals, soprano sax
Jason Teborek - piano
Dean Johnson - bass
Tim Horner - drums
Warren Vache - cornet
Jay Rodriguez - tenor sax ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ann Hampton Callaway at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

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Ann Hampton Callaway
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 23, 2014
New York, NY

On the CD release event for her album Sarah Vaughan Project (Shanachie, 2014)--captured live at this very venue--Ann Hampton Callaway kicked off the set with a very up-tempo take on “I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Follows Up Her 2011 Grammy-nominated Randy Newman CD With "Clarity: Music Of Clare Fischer," Due Sept. 30

Vocalist Roseanna Vitro Follows Up Her 2011 Grammy-nominated Randy Newman CD With "Clarity: Music Of Clare Fischer," Due Sept. 30

The richly harmonic, deeply melodic music of pianist and composer/arranger Clare Fischer (1928-2012) has proven to be fertile terrain for many jazz and pop artists over the last half-century. Vocalist Roseanna Vitro puts her passionate stamp on nine of Fischer’s compositions (and a favorite of his by Ary Barroso) on her gorgeous new CD Clarity: Music ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am

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Vibraphonist Mark Sherman likes using the term consummate to describe musicians and colleagues that he's played with. While it would be difficult to speak to every notable musician that Sherman's played for and ask about their opinion about Juilliard graduate and professor, it is safe to assume that they would also describe Sherman as a consummate ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Armen Donelian: Consummate Musician

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Consistency of excellence is an extraordinary thing in music--particularly improvised music, where taking chances, however satisfying, can be risky. The daredevil on the tightrope might amaze onlookers. But he also might fall.

61 year-old pianist Armen Donelian, a New York City native who now lives in upstate New York but who has traveled the globe ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Dan Wilensky Quartet Record: "Back In The Mix"

New Dan Wilensky Quartet Record: "Back In The Mix"

Dan Wilensky's Back In The Mix features Mark Soskin (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Tony Moreno (drums), and special guest Russ Johnson (trumpet) in a musical tour de force. Wilensky's 4th recording as a leader includes new arrangements of Cole Porter's “Falling In Love With Love," Gross and Lawrence's “Tenderly," “Lament" by the great J.J. Johnson, and six ...