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Jim Gailloreto

Jim Gailloreto is an accomplished jazz saxophonist and composer. His jazz style is rooted in a modern post-bop approach.

As a freelance musician he has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Fulcrum Point, Chroma Chamber Orchestra & Chicago Opera Theater. He performed a Chicago premier of Marc Anthony Turnage's “Scorched” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra featuring John Scofield, John Patitucci, and Peter Erskin. He also performed with New York composer/pianist Fred Hersch for a Chicago premier of "Leaves of Grass".

Jim has recorded and performed with notable jazz performer such as Blue Note artist Patricia Barber on “Mythologies”, Origin artist guitarist John Mc Lean's on “Better Angels”, pianist Jeremy Kahn on “Most of a Nickel”, vocalist Grazyna Auguscik's “Lulajze”

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Wayne Wallace: Latin Jazz Jazz Latin

Read "Latin Jazz Jazz Latin" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Trombonist Wayne Wallace and his Latin Jazz Ensemble have a well-oiled record-making machine that seems incapable of turning out a subpar album.

Therein lies the mystery. The ingredients that Wallace and his bandmates pour into the machine are eminently predictable--a studiously well-sampled array of Latin rhythms, didactically specified in the liner notes; a mixture of ...

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27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011

Read "27th Havana International Jazz Festival: Havana, Cuba, December 15-18, 2011" reviewed by Louis Heckheimer

27th Havana International Jazz Festival
Havana International Jazz Festival Plaza
Havana, Cuba
December 15-18, 2011
[Note: This is the second of a series of articles reporting on concerts and other activities that took place, as well as profiles of Cuban musicians who took part.]
The Havana International Jazz Festival ...

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Violinist John Blake in Media on January 18th

Violinist John Blake in Media on January 18th

Appearing at Jazz in Media! at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 145 W. Rose Tree Road in Media PA, on January 18th, 2012 will be jazz violinist John Blake Jr. with his band. One Show: 7:30-9 p.m. $10/$5 students. No advance sales. For info: 610-745-3011. Free refreshments and free on-site parking. John Blake, Jr. has been one of ...

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Meg Okura: Naima

Read "Naima" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Naima is the name of one of saxophonist John Coltrane's more famous compositions. It's also the name of Japanese violinist Meg Okura's CD release. Joined by her nine-piece Pan Asian Jazz Ensemble, Okura has honed a finely-crafted set of chamber jazz, with all players being equals, and all players getting their chances to play the melody, ...

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Turtle Island String Quartet Performs "A Love Supreme" at Stanford

Read "Turtle Island String Quartet Performs "A Love Supreme" at Stanford" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Turtle Island String Quartet
Stanford Lively Arts Series
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
February 16, 2008

One of the drags about string quartets is it's taboo to applaud solos. Not that the urge is common, but imagine a Village Vanguard crowd sitting on their hands most of the evening ...

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Turtle Island String Quartet: A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

Read "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

John Coltrane has been the inspiration for a number of musical considerations. Karrin Allyson's Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane (Concord, 2001) was a brilliantly well-conceived thematic recording. The Marsalis brothers each released Coltrane-related thoughts in Wynton's Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra A Love Supreme (Palmetto, 2005) and Branford's Branford Marsalis Quartet Performs Coltrane's A Love Supreme Live in ...

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Turtle Island String Quartet with the Ying Quartet: 4 + Four

Read "4 + Four" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The classical string quartet is considered the invention of classical composer Franz Josef Haydn. The Turtle Island String Quartet has a reputation of pursuing not so obvious applications of the classical string quartet format. This is quite apparent on their debut Telarc release--is it jazz or classical? The Turtle Island four join forces with the Ying ...