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ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

The Walden School

Read "The Walden School" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Although musicians continue to complain about lack of work, a paucity of venues, and other obstacles to their careers, jazz and other improvisational styles continue to develop because of the plethora of music schools currently dotting the American landscape.

There are many artists who can recall the days when North Texas State was ...

Take Five With Bill Stevens

Read "Take Five With Bill Stevens" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Bill Stevens:

Bill Stevens (trumpet and flugelhorn) received a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Fredonia State University in 1978 and a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Miami in 1980.

Bill spent the next 10 years playing professionally in Miami, Florida; upstate New York; New York ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Bill Stevens: Dedication

Read "Dedication" reviewed by Russ Musto

Dedications (plural) would be a more appropriate title for this collection of ten compositions by trumpeter/composer Bill Stevens honoring some of his most important influences, including trumpeters Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and Miles Davis, as well as pianists/composer/arrangers Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Performed by a sextet of less widely ...