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Julian Pressley

Julian Pressley is an alto saxophonist, born in Philadelphia who lives in North Jersey. During his career, he's worked with Edgar Bateman, Lionel Hampton, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Hubbard, the Four Tops, Panama Francis' Savoy Sultans, the Temptations, Odean Pope's Saxophone Choir, Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and is currently a member of the JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

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Most Read Articles: 2018

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All About Jazz tracks how often an article is read, and the articles listed below represent our most popular in 2018. Interviews Leonardo Pavkovic: Nothing is Ordinary by Chris M. Slawecki Published: March 16, 2018 History of Jazz Monk's Trumpets by Matt ...

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Julian Pressley: From The Duke To Ornette In His Own Way

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Julian Pressley isn't exactly a household name, but it's a name every jazz aficionado should know. When he plays his alto saxophone, ears perk up because he's playing what they came to hear: music that embodies the legacy. Passionate, quick-witted, and full of new ideas, Pressley stands out in the crowd, a genuine original. Yet you ...

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Bobby Zankel,The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, and Guest Saxophonist David Murray at the Painted Bride

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Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest: David Murray Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA January 20, 2018 The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, under the leadership of saxophonist Bobby Zankel, continue to deliver outstanding concerts featuring special guest musicians who are virtuosos on the ...

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rene McLean at the Painted Bride

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Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest Artist Rene McLean Painted Bride Art Center Philadelphia, PA November 10, 2016 Philadelphia's own Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound keep reeling off exciting concerts in their ongoing series at the Painted Bride. This one featured saxophonist Rene McLean ...

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Oliver Lake and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound at the Painted Bride

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound Special Guest Oliver Lake The Painted Bride Philadelphia, PA November 4, 2015 This was the second of three events in which Philadelphia's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound brought on musically diverse special guest artists to perform with them, following a ...

Philadelphia's Cutting Edge Big Band: Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound

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Anyone familiar with the music business can tell you that it's hard enough to get a big band together for an occasional gig, let alone sustain it over an extended period of time. The time and effort involved in composing and arranging new charts, covering the cost of twelve or more musicians, and meshing their complicated ...

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Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Jaleel Shaw at Philadelphia Clef Club

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Jaleel Shaw Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia, PA June 2, 2015 This killer of a concert capped a series of four in which Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound invited guest artists to join them in performing ...

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Bobby Zankel’s Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa at Philadelphia Clef Club 2015

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Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with Rudresh Mahanthappa Jazz Appreciation Month Ars Nova Workshop Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz Philadelphia, PA April 7, 2015 Bobby Zankel's Warriors of the Wonderful Sound have been delivering exciting shows featuring Zankel's and others' innovative compositions and arrangements for over fifteen ...

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Celebrating Sun Ra at the Painted Bride Art Center

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The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound and the Sun Ra Centennial Arkestra The Painted Bride Art Center “Still the New Thing" Philadelphia, PA April 19, 2014 This concert concluded a tripartite series curated by saxophonist, band leader, and composer/arranger Bobby Zankel entitled “Still the New Thing" honoring three icons of ...


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