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The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls

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The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls by Trish Richardson (Grayson James Press, 2011) includes interviews with nineteen world renowned jazz artists. The following is an excerpt from saxophonist Mindi Abair's chapter:

What have you learned about your character as a result of being in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mindi Abair: Game Changer

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You know a dream is like a river,
Ever changing as it flows.
And a dreamer's just a vessel,
That must follow where it goes.

--"The River," vocals by Garth Brooks, lyrics by Victoria Lynn Shaw

You know what it's like to wake up in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Billy Kilson: Nasty Pitch

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Here's the wind up. And the pitch. Whoa, did you see that one folks? That pitch was just nasty.

In baseball, occasionally a ball gets thrown by the pitcher that is so good, so perfectly placed, so unbelievable, the announcer calls it nasty. The opposing batter doesn't have much chance of hitting it, but ...

Take Five With Josh Brown

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Meet Josh Brown:

Josh made the move to New York in the early 2000s. He quickly began establishing his name as an up-and-coming jazz trombonist, studying with jazz greats Slide Hampton, Steve Davis, and Barry Harris by day, while cutting his teeth on the local scene at night. Aside from his work as a leader, ...

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Randy Napoleon: Playing for the Jukebox Crowd

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When guitarist Randy Napoleon titled his latest effort, The Jukebox Crowd (Gut String Records, 2012), the jukebox he referred to was not some nostalgic 1950s era one that sits idly in a corner. Rather, she is a much sleeker, hipper, and more modern version. She is cool and, of course, jazzy, and she commands center stage. ...

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Delving Into the Deep Blue

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"Blood may be thicker than water, but you can't live without water." class="f-right"> --Novelist Jane Porter



While the members of Deep Blue Organ Trio were not brought together by shared parentage, guitarist Bobby Broom, drummer Chris Rockingham and organist Chris Foreman share a closeness, mutual respect, and loyalty that many families would envy. Their ...

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Trish Richardson "The Soul of Jazz" Book Signing at Wycliffe Gordon Concert on May 2

Trish Richardson "The Soul of Jazz" Book Signing at Wycliffe Gordon Concert on May 2

Author Trish Richardson will be signing copies of her book, The Soul of Jazz: Stories and Inspiration from Those Who Followed the Song in Their Souls prior to Wycliffe Gordon and the Bothell High School and Mercer Island High School Jazz Bands’ performance at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell on Wednesday, May 2nd at 7 pm. ...

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Mindi Abair: Defining the ‘It’ Factor

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It. What is It? How does one know if one has It? And more importantly, where does one get It?

It. Such a small, unassuming word, barely taking up any space on the page. But just what is It?

It. It is that almost indefinable, though easily recognizable “X" factor. It's quite ...

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Book Signing at Jazz Alley (Seattle) with Jane Monheit and "The Soul of Jazz" author, Trish Richardson

Book Signing at Jazz Alley (Seattle) with Jane Monheit and "The Soul of Jazz" author, Trish Richardson

SEATTLE, WA: Local author Trish Richardson will be joining jazz vocalist Jane Monheit for a book signing following Monheit's performances at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on Friday, November 18th (7:30 pm and 9:30 pm shows), Saturday, November 19th (7:30pm and 9:30pm shows), and Sunday, November 20th (7:30pm show). Doors open at 6:00pm on Friday and at 5:30pm ...

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Mark Whitfield: Quick Whit

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Panther [Pan-ther]

College Dictionary:

noun - Four-legged feline, usually found in largely forested areas.

Sports Dictionary:

proper noun - Two-legged player, usually found in the Carolina areas.

Whitfield Dictionary:

1. Collective noun - Group of players (namely Mark Whitfield, Cy Smith, Byron Moore, Jason Murden, Donald Edwards and Antoine ...