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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The New England Jazz Ensemble: Peter and the Wolf

Read "Peter and the Wolf" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Sergei Prokofiev's classic work, Peter and the Wolf, has been recorded by just about every ensemble on the planet, save Johnny Puleo and the Harmonicats. Furthermore, it has been guest narrated by some of the greatest (Richard Attenborough, Ben Kingsley, Sir John Gielgud) and also oddest voices (Bill Clinton with Sophia Loren and Mikhail Gorbachov, Antonio ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Announces Final Lineup For Oct. 4-13 Event

Williams College Jazz Ensemble Added to Headline Event A Signature Musical Happening of the Fall Foliage Season Pittsfield, Mass: Berkshires Jazz, Inc. has announced the final lineup for the 8th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, which runs from Oct. 4-13 in various venues in downtown Pittsfield. A signature cultural event of the Fall Foliage season in the Berkshire Hills ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New England Jazz Ensemble to Release Fifth CD at June 5 Concert Featuring Giacomo Gates, Ali Ryerson

New England Jazz Ensemble to Release Fifth CD at June 5 Concert Featuring Giacomo Gates, Ali Ryerson

The 16-piece Big Band Celebrates 20th Birthday In Performance at Hartford's Polish National Home HARTFORD, CT—"It's a Grand Night for Swinging," The New England Jazz Ensemble's long-awaited fifth CD will be released on June 5, 2011, at a concert at the Polish National Home in Hartford. The 4pm concert also features guest vocalist Giacomo Gates and flute soloist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The New England Jazz Ensemble: Wishes You a Cookin' Christmas

Read "Wishes You a Cookin' Christmas" reviewed by Jack Bowers

So why, you may ask, is Bowers reviewing a Christmas album in February? That's a perceptive question, the answer to which is really quite simple: big band albums as impressive as this one by the superb New England Jazz Ensemble should be listened to and applauded not only during the holiday season but every day of ...