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A Family Feeling: Temple University Jazz Faculty Record New Music By Bruce Barth

A Family Feeling: Temple University Jazz Faculty Record New Music  By Bruce Barth

In June, six members of Temple University’s noted jazz faculty gathered in Bunker Hill Studio in Brooklyn to record eight tracks of new music composed by Bruce Barth. Terell Stafford, director of Jazz Studies at Temple, lead the charge and the result, Family Feeling, is a reflection on the warm camaraderie between Terell Stafford (trumpet); Dick ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jackie Messina: Necessary Arrangements

Read "Necessary Arrangements" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Sleek and sophisticated, Jackie Messina's Necessary Arrangements proves a thoughtfully considered collection of standards, to be sure, but not the frontline warhorses one might expect. In addition to an inventive repertoire, vocalist Messina opts for a pared-down band with only a harmonica as a front solo instrument augmenting the classic piano trio. This format allows Messina's ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hakos Trios: Hakos Trios

Read "Hakos Trios" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The self-titled debut from the Spain-based Hakos Trios is a cross-continental outing from diverse European and Asian influences. Working with straight-forward pentatonic scales as well as Baltic and Eastern inspirations, the resulting pieces take shape as unfamiliar but accessible. Billed as a double-trio, the Bulgarian, Serbian and Spanish musicians maintain a fixed rhythm section and trade ...

Vinnie Sperrazza: Juxtaposition

Read "Juxtaposition" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The most intriguing thing about Juxtaposition, Vinnie Sperrazza's recently released recording, is its loose grip on the jazz tradition. The disc's twelve tracks don't come with a set of standard, recognizable references. Not unlike many of today's leading young artists, Sperrazza has absorbed the lessons of the music's past, and is currently interested in doing things ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Bruce Barth, Erin Bode, Victor Goines, Lynne Fiddmont, and more

Jazz this week: Bruce Barth, Erin Bode, Victor Goines, Lynne Fiddmont, and more

With some relatively mild weather in the forecast and a nice variety of performances happening over the next several days, the weekend leading up to Valentine's Day should be a good time for jazz lovers in St. Louis. Let's go to the highlights... Wednesday, February 8 Pianist Bruce Barth returns for the first of two nights at Jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Audrey Silver: Very Early

Read "Very Early" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early.

In putting together this program, Silver thought long and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter Terell Stafford Releases "Forgive and Forget" on Herb Harris Music

Trumpeter Terell Stafford Releases "Forgive and Forget" on Herb Harris Music

Herb Harris Music is happy to announce the release of a new album from trumpeter Terell Stafford. Forgive and Forget and is the second installment of a series of recordings dubbed “Jazzmasters Unlimited". A master jazz trumpeter with over 20 years of experience, Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Audrey Silver Sings At Club Bonafide On September 17 - Featuring Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina & Tony Romano!

Audrey Silver Sings At Club Bonafide On September 17 - Featuring Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina & Tony Romano!

Singer/Songwriter
Audrey Silver CLUB BONAFIDE on SEPTEMBER 17
ONE NIGHT ONLY. SATURDAY, 9:30PM
With Bruce Barth, Steve LaSpina and Tony Romano New Release “VERY EARLY"- Next Month
Audrey Silver brings her beautiful voice and the highly respected Bruce Barth (piano), Steve LaSpina (bass) and Tony Romano (guitar) to Club ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Internationally Renowned Vocalist Dominique Eade Performs Recital Featuring Original Music And Songs By Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan And More

Internationally Renowned Vocalist Dominique Eade  Performs Recital Featuring Original Music And Songs By Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan And More

Internationally renowned vocalist/composer Dominique Eade is joined by pianists Jed Wilson and Ran Blake, oud player Kenan Adnawi and setar player Nima Janmohammadi in a faculty recital melding Eade’s original music with songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and more. The concert takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist James Collins With Steve Wilson, Victor Lewis & More - April 10 In Philadelphia - One Night Only - Free!

Pianist James Collins With Steve Wilson, Victor Lewis & More - April 10 In Philadelphia - One Night Only - Free!

Rising Star Pianist James Collins
April 10, 3pm. FREE! Featuring:
Steve Wilson
Victor Lewis
David Wong
Noah Hocker First Presbyterian Church
35 West Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 1914
(215) 843-8811 About James Collins James Collins is a young up-and-coming jazz pianist and composer ...