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NEWS: RECORDING

CD Release: Aaron Aranita Big Band "Rough Jazz"

CD Release: Aaron Aranita Big Band "Rough Jazz"

Jazz, naturally, has a rich and varied history but it could be argued that it misplaced a little something on its way to becoming a Respected Art Form. Not to imply that jazz shouldn’t be taken seriously, but there is such a thing as taking a thing too seriously. Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Thelonious Monk, Duke ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

One Of Hawaii's Finest Jazz Artists: Jr Volcano Choy

Q: I'm sure you receive this question numerous times. Your name - where did you get it? A: Almost 30 years ago, I was on a road tour for Columbia Records. After one of our performances, a music critic who was present mentioned that the “trumpet soloist” blew like an “erupting volcano” and so the other musicians ...

NEWS: RADIO

Palo! Fever Is Spreading Across The Nation As New CD, Palo! Live, Gains Airplay

MIAMI, FL – PALO! Live, the sophomore CD by Miami’s award-winning Afro-Cuban Funk band, PALO!, debuted at #20 on the CMJ World Music Chart. Recorded live in front of a standing room only crowd last August in Miami, the CD is now reaping airplay in the band’s hometown as well as across the country. Among the cities catching Palo! Fever ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The North: Slow Down (This Isn't the Mainland)

Read "Slow Down (This Isn't the Mainland)" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When French pianist Romain Collin and Hawaii natives double bassist Shawn Conley and drummer Abe Lagrimas, Jr got together in jny:Honolulu there was no special agenda; just three friends playing a few gigs in a relaxed environment, far from the hurly burly of their adopted cities of Los Angeles and New York. However, a trio chemistry ...

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Releases New Recording “April In Paris”

World Jazz Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Releases New Recording “April In Paris”

"With a voice supple, agile, and bright, she executes each song on the tracklist with ease and imagination, creating a serene atmosphere that leaves you smiling." —Eva Simontacchi for Jazzitalia Multi-lingual vocalist Allison Adams Tucker is celebrating the release of her second CD “April in Paris” on June 3, 2014 – Songs of springtime and new beginnings ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Arranger/Saxophonist Aaron Aranita Releases New Big Band CD

Composer/Arranger/Saxophonist Aaron Aranita Releases New Big Band CD

Released on October 21. 2013, the new CD entitled the Aaron Aranita Big Band features ten original songs arranged in the Count Basie Orchestra style with six vocalists. Al Romero, Garry Moore, Marcella Kalua, Alwyn Erub, Michael Chock and David Yamasaki are the Neo-Rat Pack fronting the 17 piece arrangements by Aaron Aranita. You Look So GoodThe Idea Of LoveThe ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Violinist Duane Padilla Releases Debut Solo Album "Sentimental Swing"

Jazz Violinist Duane Padilla Releases Debut Solo Album "Sentimental Swing"

Violinist Duane Padilla releases debut solo album Sentimental Swing (Honolulu, HI) On June 1, 2011, Violinist Duane Padilla released his debut solo album entitled “Sentimental Swing." Inspired by the lyricism of Frank Sinatra and the eternally optimistic melodies of French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, the album presents a selection of romantically swinging jazz improvisations based on classics from The Great American ...