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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

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The Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan-The Summer of Living Dangerously Tour
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 23, 2018

If there is one tried and true adage that is applicable to the arts, it is the one that goes “everything old is new again." Be it a need for monetary ...

The Sons Of The Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio

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Founded in 1970, by Walter Morgan Jr., The Sons Of The Soul Revivers carry on the traditional gospel legacy started by their father Walter Sr., with the original Soul Revivers, in the 1960's.Walter Jr. is joined by his brothers James and Dwyane, supported by their regular backing band, taking the music to that sacred space where ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

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Steely Dan
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 28, 2015

Back in April, Steely Dan got the busses loaded up for their semi regular touring season that included a few nights at Coachella. July 6th then brought forth the official summer tour, with twenty-three dates set through the middle of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Jacobs Pavilion

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Steely Dan
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Cleveland, Ohio
July 23, 2013

Time flies when you are having fun and it's hard to believe that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, collectively known as Steely Dan, are well into that life niche known as the senior years. Fortunately, they still have a thing for the road, which ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Steely Dan | Santa Barbara | Review | Pics

Steely Dan | Santa Barbara | Review | Pics

By L. Paul Mann Steely Dan :: 07.06.11 :: Santa Barbara Bowl :: Santa Barbara, CA July 6th was an unusually crisp and warm evening in Santa Barbara with light Santa Ana winds buffeting the hillsides above the city. It was a perfect summer evening for a concert by the veteran jazz rock fusion band Steely Dan. As ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011

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TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011
Toronto, Canada
June 24-July 3, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Monday evening, fans had a few hard choices to make among the headliners. At Koerner Hall, award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater paid tribute to Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

Meanwhile at the Enwave Theatre, Kurt Elling ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With David White

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Meet David White:

Trombonist/composer/arranger David White is a highly versatile musician who is building a strong reputation in the New York jazz scene. Since arriving in New York in 1999, he has performed frequently throughout the area and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Jon Faddis, Slide Hampton, James Weidman, Frank Lowe, Todd ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jack Cortner: Sound Check

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Back in 2007, veteran composer/arranger Jack Cortner (a longtime ghost for the late arranger and orchestrator Billy Byers) released Fast Track, his illustrious debut as a bandleader for the Jazzed Media label, with ex-Kenton and Herman trumpeter Marvin Stamm and his erstwhile sidekick, pianist Bill Mays, as the principal soloists. With Sound Check, Cortner, Stamm, and ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Jack Cortner Big Band / Peter Hand Big Band / Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

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Jack Cortner Big Band
Sound Check
Jazzed Media
2009

For someone who waited so long before taking his first swings as leader of his own big band, Jack Cortner shows again on Sound Check, the band's second impressive recording in as many years, that he's got game. He's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz: Days 1-3, July 10-12, 2009

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Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-10
“You know," said one American tourist to his friend as he walked past the tents on the first day of Umbria Jazz, “Ever since we got here last week this is all we've heard anyone talk about."

Small wonder. The 10-day, citywide festival is more than ...