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Bob DeVos Quartet At Trumpets Jazz Club

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Bob DeVos Quartet
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair, NJ
January 26, 2018

We live in a time when some of the septuagenarian jazz survivors, with roots in the music's venerated years, are taking a well-deserved victory lap. They've earned the right to expect audiences to pay to hear them ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Frank Kohl: Rising Tide

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Guitarist Frank Kohl releases his fourth album as a leader, entitled, Rising Tide. The Seattle-based guitarist is joined by bassist Steve LaSpina, pianist (and brother) Tom Kohl, and drummer Jon Doty. Kohl penned five of the eight tunes, with the balance pulling from the standards repertoire.

Kohl's guitar sound is warm, clear and sounds as ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jack Wilkins: Playing What He's Preaching

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Some time in 1975 a box of records from the Mainstream label was dropped by my front door. I picked it up and began to open it with a mix of excitement and dread of having to face writing more record reviews. I saw an LP titled Windows with an unfamiliar cast of characters and put ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Renowned Jazz Singer Martha Lorin Marks Her One-Year Residency At Cafe Noctambulo At Pangea

Ralph Lampkin/Lampkin Music Group and Christopher Gines/Cafe Noctambulo are proud to announce a celebration! Renowned jazz singer Martha Lorin marks her one-year residency at downtown's favorite music venue, the fabulous Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea with a fabulous new show, “Body and Soul." Joining Martha are the Steve LaSpina trio featuring top-shelf musicians: Matthew Fries on piano, Steve ...

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Bradley Young In "I Remember Chet: Reflections On The Legacy And Music Of Chet Baker" at Cafe Noctambulo On October 27th

Bradley Young In "I Remember Chet: Reflections On The Legacy And Music Of Chet Baker" at Cafe Noctambulo On October 27th

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Bradley Young makes his New York City debut at Café Noctambulo at 8 pm on October 27th with a special tribute to the prolific trumpet genius and icon, Chet Baker. Presented by Lampkin Music Group and Christoper Gines, I Remember Chet: Reflections on the Legacy and Music of Chet Baker, ...

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Audrey Silver Sings At Club Bonafide On September 17 - Featuring Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina & Tony Romano!

Audrey Silver Sings At Club Bonafide On September 17 - Featuring Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina & Tony Romano!

Singer/Songwriter
Audrey Silver CLUB BONAFIDE on SEPTEMBER 17
ONE NIGHT ONLY. SATURDAY, 9:30PM
With Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina and Tony Romano New Release “VERY EARLY"- Next Month
Audrey Silver brings her beautiful voice and the highly respected Bruce Barth (piano), Steve LaSpina (bass) and Tony Romano (guitar) to Club ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lenny Sendersky-Tony Romano Quartet: Intersection

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Intersection is the second album from saxophonist Lenny Sendersky and guitarist Tony Romano, following Desert Flower (LeTo Records, 2013)--an all original set with compositions contributed equally by both co-leaders. They are joined by veteran bassist Steve LaSpina (who has considerable history with guitarists, including Jim Hall, Pat Martino, and Vic Juris) and drummer Matt Kane. Romano ...

Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

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Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our third installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music.

This installment includes a diverse group ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve LaSpina Quartet at William Paterson University

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Steve LaSpina Quartet
William Paterson University
Summer Jazz Room
Wayne, NJ
July 23, 2015

At William Paterson University, jazz is taken seriously. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught by some of the most distinguished names in the business, and the music is presented to the public with care and ...

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Sheila Jordan & Steve Kuhn Trio at Birdland

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Sheila Jordan & Steve Kuhn Trio
Birdland
New York, New York
April 3, 2015

Sheila Jordan is a natural. Still going strong at 86, she does more than sing with her voice. She plays it like an instrument. Like any great jazz improviser, she bends notes to their expressive potential, traveling ...