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Mike Stern: Half Crazy

Read "Mike Stern: Half Crazy" reviewed by Jim Worsley

SoCal Jazz is back from safari to the auspicious Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. A follow-up with guitarist Mike Stern was the primary itinerary for this trip. Trip is the name of Stern's new record, just in case you missed the play on words. Unfortunately, Stern had a trip of another kind in 2016. How ...


Smokin' at The Nash

Read "Smokin' at The Nash" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Jazz cognoscenti may not think of jny: Phoenix as a hotbed of great jazz. However, a confluence of factors contributes to a remarkably vibrant jazz scene. The city boasts a wealth of excellent jazz education programs spread across universities and community colleges. This has attracted great musicians and educators from around the country who play the ...


Global Music Adventures at the Musical Instrument Museum

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The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), located in North jny: Phoenix, is a singularly unique experience in the world of music or museums, for that matter. The MIM displays over 6500 instruments from all corners of the globe. The experience is enhanced by superb video and audio presentations that situate the music in historical and cultural contexts. ...


Nicole Pesce Quartet at the Musical Instrument Museum

Read "Nicole Pesce Quartet at the Musical Instrument Museum" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Nicole Pesce Quartet
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
November 16, 2014

The astounding ingenuity and amazing repertoire of pianist Nicole Pesce dazzled yet another audience at the Musical Instrument Museum in jny: Phoenix when she performed in solo, duo and quartet settings as part of the museum's “I Am AZ Music" series. ...


New Exhibits At The Musical Instrument Museum Pay Tribute To The Genres Best

Ahmad Alaadeen once said, “jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but is a gift that America has given to the world.” That gift is alive at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix with the opening of two new jazz exhibits that will take visitors on a journey through the past, present and future of this incredible ...