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Newport Jazz Festival 2013

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Newport Jazz Festival Presented by Natixis Global Asset Management
Fort Adams State Park
jny: Newport, RI
August 4, 2013

“What do you want to hear?" Roy Haynes' booming voice asked the audience. Wearing white satin pants and a tangerine shirt, he strolled across the stage and made his way toward the drum kit. Amid varied ...


Dirty Dozen Brass Band Celebrates 35th Anniversary At Newport Jazz Festival

2013 NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL® CELEBRATES THE 35th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, WHICH REVOLUTIONIZED THE CLASSIC NEW ORLEANS BRASS BAND STYLE WITH FUNK AND BEBOP NEWPORT, RI: Showcasing the powerful and enduring excitement and influence of New Orleans brass band music on American culture, the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management is celebrating the 35th ...


Chris West: The Surprise Trilogy: Disc 1

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The first of the 3-CD Surprise Trilogy, by saxophonist Chris West, reasserts that Nashville is not all about country and roots music. Indeed, Nashville plays host to an aggregation of top-flight session artists who need to be adept, multifunctional, and armed with a broad range of musicality. Consequently, West has cut his teeth with eminent artists ...


Jazz Education Conference 2011 to Unite Industry

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New Orleans hosts JEN's annual conference

Only one, comprehensive, international jazz trade event is designed to bring together everyone in the jazz music community: The Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. Scheduled for January 6-8, 2011, and located adjacent to the French Quarter in New Orleans, the conference seeks to build upon the momentum of its ...


The 2010 West Oak Lane Jazz Festival: How Jazz Helped Change a Community

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Can jazz revitalize an urban neighborhood? In the northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of West Oak Lane it certainly has played a large part. For the seventh year, the neighborhood residents, along with the Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation (OARC) and the office of State Representative Dwight Evans, have joined together, closing the main avenue for a weekend and ...


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Jazz Moods | Hot

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Go ahead, make my day!

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band does precisely that every time out. This compilation, drawn from Voodoo (1989), The New Orleans Album (1990), and Open Up - Whatcha Gonna Do for the Rest of Your Life (1991), brings on some of the best street celebrations that the band has to ...


The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Buck Jump

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band may have been raised in New Orleans, but with Buck Jump they've definitely moved on to Funkytown. While producer John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) retains some of their original brass band sound, he has also added heavy slabs of his own Hammond B-3, plus assorted percussion and bass. ...