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Gerry Malkin Quintet at the BeanRunner Café

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Gerry Malkin Quintet
The BeanRunner Café
Peekskill, New York
November 12, 2016

The Gerry Malkin Quintet is a quintessential, hard-working, New York area group that plays top-notch music, while going under-recognized in the competitive and crowded metropolitan marketplace. What is atypical of its session-savvy members are jazz pedigrees that run deep ...

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Newport Jazz Festival 2014, Day 3

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Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
Sunday, August 3, 2014

Smack--loud and robust, the horns blasted at the audience with a sound so voluminous it seemed impossible only four horns could have created it.

And yet, four horns had.

“Were you here ...

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35th Paradise Valley Jazz Party

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35th Paradise Valley Jazz Party
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, AZ
April 21-22, 2012

A kaleidoscopic history of jazz was delivered during three sessions of the 35th annual Paradise Valley Jazz Party, from post-bop, ballads and blues to a swinging recreation of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Peak moments that elicited the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Django Reinhardt Festival Returns to Birdland June 28 - July 3

It may start to get HOT in June but not as HOT as it will be at Birdland June 28—July 3 when the Django Reinhardt Festival, due to popular demand, returns for a summer week. The annual November event will perhaps become a bi-annual one. There is a thirst for Django's style of music , as ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

In Love With Voices: A Jazz Memoir

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In Love With Voices: A Jazz Memoir
Brian Torff
Softcover; 236 pages
ISBN: 1440112851
iUniverse
2009

Brian Torff is a widely experienced jazz bassist who has recorded and played with numerous greats, including violinist Stephane Grappelli, clarinetist Benny Goodman, singers Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme, and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Django Reinhardt Festival, Steve Gadd, Steve Grossman, Bucky Pizzarelli and Ken Peplowski

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The 10th Anniversary Django Reinhardt NY Festival

Birdland

November 4, 2009

This six-night residency celebrated a decade of Djangofests at Birdland, where the principle aim is to see how many Reinhardt guitar disciples can be jammed onstage at any one time. Over the years, the organizers, Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta, have ...