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Take Five with Mika Stoltzman

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About Mika Stoltzman

Mika Stoltzman has been described as a “Japanese Marimba Maestro," by Time Out New York. All About Jazz raves, “Mika Stoltzman is beyond category, to use Duke Ellington's signature compliment." Mika has toured to 19 countries and 65 cities around the world. She has performed nine times at Carnegie Hall (Zankel ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Contemporary Musicians Mika And Richard Stoltzman Join Forces For One-night Only Concert At Carnegie Hall Featuring Guest Artists Miki Orihari, Eddie Gomez, And More

Contemporary Musicians Mika And Richard Stoltzman Join Forces For One-night Only Concert At Carnegie Hall  Featuring Guest Artists Miki Orihari, Eddie Gomez, And More

World-renowned artists Mika (marimba) and Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) return to Carnegie Hall on November 5, 2015, to showcase their amazing versatility and crossover ability in a one-night only concert event. The program includes works by Chick Corea, John Zorn, Toru Takemitsu, Bach, Ravel, and Stravinsky, as well as the world premiere of William T. McKinley’s 22-movement ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mika Stoltzman: If You Believe

Read "If You Believe" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In jazz, the marimba tends to be dwarfed by its sustain-friendly metallic cousin, the vibraphone. Many fine vibes players, like Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris to name just two, double on marimba, but that instrument always comes second for them--and for most jazz mallet players--and it almost never dominates a program; almost is the key word, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Don Byron: Music Wikipedia

Read "Don Byron: Music Wikipedia" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth ]

I got my Bachelor's in Music Ed and Trumpet from Peabody Conservatory. I got my Master's in Jazz from Queens College. But I did my real graduate work playing with clarinetist Don Byron. My first gigs with Byron were playing Stravinsky ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Skelton Skinner All Stars / Clare Fischer Big Band / Ron Carter's Great Big Band

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Skelton Skinner Allstars Big Band

Cookin' with the Lid On

Diving Duck Records

2012

Back in the late 1950s, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs (with some help from his friends) put together an ensemble that became known as the Terry Gibbs Dream Band, took up residence in Hollywood and began blowing audiences ...