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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grand Funk Railroad & Petey Hop To Perform At The Ridgefield Playhouse On June 29 At 8 Pm

Grand Funk Railroad & Petey Hop To Perform At The Ridgefield Playhouse On June 29 At 8 Pm

Come hear Grand Funk Railroad To Perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse on June 29 at 8 PM The Ridgefield Playhouse is at 80 East Ridge Avenue, in Ridgefield, CT. Tickets are $80. Opening for Grand Funk Railroad is Petey Hop, a future classic rocker who has played over 3500 shows in the past 15 years and has the album, STEPPING STONE on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Criscuolo: Blippity Blat

Read "Blippity Blat" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Matt Criscuolo is a restaurateur in Connecticut, but also a veteran alto saxophonist and not just a hobbyist with spare finances to record albums. With his fourth outing as a leader, he once again aligns some of the finest jazz artisans such as, pianist Larry Willis and French horn maestro, John Clark. Criscuolo possess a unique ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History

Read "Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

No one is more astonished by the longevity of Mosaic Records than Michael Cuscuna, the veteran record producer and one-time disc jockey who founded the label together with Charlie Lourie, a former clarinetist who worked in both jazz and classical contexts before becoming an executive at CBS records, Blue Note, and elsewhere. Arguably the premier reissue ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ron Oswanski: December's Moon

Read "December's Moon" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

With the possible exception of “love" and “you," “moon" enters as a most-welcomed word-muse to performers, composers and lyricists. When “jazz organ" enters into that equation, the expected aural summation might be the blues-infused funk of Jimmy Smith or the steamy straight-ahead of Joey DeFrancesco.

December's Moon from multi-keyboardist/composer--and now leader--Ron Oswanski, is a performance ...

Anthony Braxton: Tentet (Wesleyan) 1999

Read "Anthony Braxton: Tentet (Wesleyan) 1999" reviewed by John Sharpe

Even though his output suggests that saxophonist/composer/educator Anthony Braxton has never wanted for outlets for his music, he hasn't always had the control he desired. All that changed with the launch in 2011 of the New Braxton House imprint, which issues a new digital download each month drawn from his voluminous archives. This initiative has allowed ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ana Grace Marquez-Green, Daughter Of Jazzman Jimmy Greene Claimed In Newtown Tragedy

All About Jazz and the entire jazz family offers its condolences to tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene and their family at the loss of their daughter Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, who died during the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. Ana Grace was six years old. The family had recently moved to Newtown from Winnipeg, Canada after ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

National Guitar Workshop Closes Its Doors; Litchfield Jazz Camp Offers Places At 50% Off.

Kent. CT: On Monday, July 9 Litchfield Jazz Camp learned of the impending bankruptcy of the National Guitar Workshop, a three-decades-old program that at the height of its activities served up to 6000 students annually, according to David Smolover, its owner and founder. Litchfield Jazz Camp’s artistic director, Don Braden, and its founder and executive director, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Litchfield Jazz Camp Announces Two New Courses And Select Places Still Available

Litchfield Jazz Camp Announces Two New Courses And Select Places Still Available

Kent, CT: Litchfield Jazz Camp (est. 1997) is excited to announce new course offerings for 2012. Guitarist and Camp Teaching Artist Doug Munro will offer a College Prep Seminar during sessions three (7/22-7/27), four (7/29-8/3), and five (8/5-8/10). Doug, who is a Professor of Music at SUNY Purchase and founder of their Jazz Program, will offer ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Money Raised For Litchfield Jazz Camp Scholarships At An Afternoon Of Jazz & Friends

Litchfield Performing Arts, the not-for-profit producer of The Litchfield Jazz Festival and its teaching arm, Litchfield Jazz Camp, held a successful fundraiser on April 29 at the home of its board president Bob Lenz and his wife Carol. The afternoon was designed to show off the talents of outstanding campers and to introduce a debuting artist ...

NEWS: EVENT

Funkasaurus Rex & Kelly Mittleman Play the Palace Theatre, Danbury, CT!

Funkasaurus Rex & Kelly Mittleman Play the Palace Theatre, Danbury, CT!

Funkasaurus Rex features a dynamic 5-piece horn section sound along with a versatile rhythm section groove to create Jazz with power, precision and originality. The musical direction of the band brings great R & B / Funk songs from the past into a new era with a jazz perspective and inventive, fresh arrangements. Plus, their original ...