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NEWS: EVENT

Dr. Lonnie, Monaco & Gibbs: Hope College’s Jazz Organ Summit

Dr. Lonnie, Monaco & Gibbs: Hope College’s Jazz Organ Summit

By C. Andrew Hovan The old saying goes that everything old is new again. The same can also be said for the current resurgence in the use of the Hammond organ. Although the instrument never really went out of style with jazz practitioners, a new crop of players are dedicating themselves to advancing the vernacular established by ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today!

One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has awarded tuba player Ralph Hepola a five thousand dollar Individual Artist Career Grant. Under the grant proposal, Hepola will make recordings and videos documenting his work as an improvising tubaist. The project begins later this month at Wild Sound, the jny: Minneapolis recording studio-of-choice for jazz and classical musicians. Wild Sound, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2016 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit

Read "2016 Hope College Jazz Organ Summit" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Jazz Organ Summit
Hope College
Holland, Michigan
September 9-10, 2016

Located in Western Michigan along the banks of Lakes Michigan and Macatawa, the small college town of Holland is not the type of place you might imagine for a gathering of musicians, students and jazz organ aficionados. Nonetheless, this quaint spot ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tony Monaco: Taking Jazz Organ to the Summit

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Columbus, Ohio native Tony Monaco is primed and ready to place jazz organ in a whole new spotlight. Although he has been a playing musician for most of his life, it has been during the past sixteen years that he has made the biggest strides as an artist. A gifted educator with a unique approach to ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today!

One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival

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2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival
Lakeland Community College
Kirtland, Ohio
March 18-20, 2016

The Cleveland area has a long history of jazz pedagogy in relation to two well-established community colleges. Cuyahoga Community College's annual jazz featival, the better known program, dates back to 1980 and for many years was a spring tradition ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tony Monaco Trio at BLU Jazz+

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Tony Monaco Trio
BLU Jazz+
Akron,Ohio
November 27, 2015

When it comes to jazz hotspots in Ohio, the choices are relatively small. All that changed about a year ago when developer Tony Troppe and VP of Talent and Events Mike Wyatt II got together to put Akron on the map as ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

Jazz Musician of the Day: Tony Monaco

All About Jazz is celebrating Tony Monaco's birthday today! One of the greatest honors in a Jazz Musician\'s life is to be voted in the Downbeat Magazine Critics polls and readers polls. In 2005, Tony was blessed to be a voted in both polls and in January 2006, he was also voted by Jazztimes Readers as being ...

Pat Bianchi Trio: A Higher Standard

Read "A Higher Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Fiery displays, lyrical expressions, bluesy statements, punchy interludes, torrential downpours of notes, and space-conscious thoughts all come to the surface on this well-crafted trio date from rising star organist Pat Bianchi.

While Bianchi has drawn a lot of attention for his sideman work with such high profile artists as saxophone legend Lou Donaldson, ...