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ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival - Woodchopper's Ball: Part 3-4

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Los Angeles Jazz Institute Festival “Woodchoppers' Ball"
Four Points by Sheraton at LAX
Los Angeles, CA
May 23-27, 2018

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Concert 8: The Herdsmen -Bobby Shew meets Larry McKenna Trumpeter Bobby Shew is a well-known alumnus ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bob DeVos Quartet At Trumpets Jazz Club

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Bob DeVos Quartet
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair, NJ
January 26, 2018

We live in a time when some of the septuagenarian jazz survivors, with roots in the music's venerated years, are taking a well-deserved victory lap. They've earned the right to expect audiences to pay to hear them ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Mark Egan

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Meet Mark Egan:
Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan's ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene. While racking up credits with the likes of the Pat Metheny Group, saxophonists Steve Grossman, Dave Liebman, Stan ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Steve Myerson

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Meet Steve Myerson:
Steve Myerson has performed, recorded, and/or toured with The Stylistics, Christian McBride, Frank Lacy of The Jazz Messengers, Gianni Russo, Grover Washington, Jr. Sony Grosso, and worked as a Program Manager for Jazz House Kids. Myerson's film credits including arranging music and performing for the film Brooklyn Lobster, which stars Danny Aiello ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Cheryl Pyle

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Meet Cheryl Pyle:

The versatile flutist Cheryl Pyle received her BA in Music from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976, having received her Associates Degree from Mesa College in 1974. Her teachers included Merrill Jordan, Janet Maestre, Francis Watson, and Jayn Rosenfeld. She took Master classes with Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, and James ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Fabrizio Sotti: The Key to Music

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Invited to perform at the 16th edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, this past November, guitarist Fabrizio Sotti was sitting on the beach in Cabarete, along the country's north coast, when this interview took place.

Sottis' most recent release, Inner Dance (E1, 2010), was almost his third release, following the guitarist's This World Upside ...

Stan Getz: I'm Gonna Blow the Walls Down

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[The music that Stan Getz made over the years was consistently moving and powerful. But he was probably putting me on a little when he said he was going to “blow the walls down" in New York for a series of shows early in 1979. When someone gives you a headline like that, though, you go ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Kelly Powers

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Meet Kelly Powers:

Pianist Kelly Powers has performed with the Cab Calloway Orchestra, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Steve Davis, Nat Reeves, Jack Jeffers and the New York Classics, George Gee Swing Orchestra and Travis Sullivan's Björkestra, among others. Her playing has been showcased in numerous New York City venues including Smoke Jazz Club, Cleopatra's Needle, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Neil Alexander

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Meet Neil Alexander: Jazz musician Neil Alexander was performing, composing and arranging by age 14. In 2007 he released Tugging At The Infinite, his fourth CD with his contemporary electric/acoustic jazz ensemble NAIL.

As well as managing his own electric and acoustic ensembles, he does sessions as both player and programmer, and works ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Steve Davis: Eloquence & Jam Session, Vol. 28

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Steve Davis

Eloquence

Jazz Legacy Productions

2009

Various Artists

Jam Session Vol. 28

SteepleChase

2009



If today's jazz mainstream is anchored in bebop and hard bop, trombonist Steve Davis has superb credentials, from tenures with the ...