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7 Mile House Jazz Festival 2019

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7 Mile House Jazz Festival 2019
7 Mile House
Brisbane CA
May 4, 2019

Last year's inaugural 7 Mile House Jazz Festival started by 7 Mile House owner Vanessa Garcia, proved so successful, the second edition returned in an expanded format. The 7 Mile House Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tribute to Carla Bley: Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra

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Mandala Octet and Mandala Orchestra
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 5, 2015

Steve McQuarry had an epiphany last December. While on the phone with Karen Mantler, daughter of eminent avant-garde jazz composer Carla Bley, McQuarry realized that he would like to play some of her tunes onstage, and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jim Norton Collective: Time Remembered: Compositions of Bill Evans

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The late Bill Evans was so celebrated a pianist that even some partisans may overlook the fact that he was also a splendid composer with a number of oft-revisited jazz themes to his credit. Saxophonist / arranger Jim Norton hasn't forgotten, and has entrusted Time Remembered, his debut album as leader of the Jim Norton Collective, ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

The Houston Beat: Drummer Tim Solook

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Drummer Tim Solook began his career on the West Coast, and later migrated East to Texas where he immediately became a “made man" in the Houston Jazz Mafia. A regular drummer for fellow Houston Jazz Mafia member Tianna Hall, Solook has two recordings as a leader in his musical quiver, 2005's Ability and 2013's Comfortable Blues. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sandra Marlowe: True Blue

Read "True Blue" reviewed by Edward Blanco

With the plethora of female jazz vocalist turning out new albums almost weekly, it is refreshing to hear an exceptional voice--a diamond in the rough--from a singer whose time has finally come to share her enormous talents with the rest of the world. San Francisco Bay Area native Sandra Marlowe proves she is no ordinary singer, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy-Nominated Trombonist, Composer and Arranger Wayne Wallace Performs Throughout California

Grammy-Nominated Trombonist, Composer and Arranger Wayne Wallace Performs Throughout California

August 12—October 22 Appearances in San Jose, Redwood City, San Diego, San Francisco, Berkeley, San Mateo, and Oakland Recent CD To Hear From There Earned 4 Stars in DownBeat and International Acclaim "An accomplished arranger, educator, and composer." —Maria Hinojosa, Latino USA "No matter what or where he plays, Wallace brings not just musicianship but also that rare quality ...