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First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Temple University Jazz Ensemble: Room 323

Read "Room 323" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Performing regularly in the Philadelphia area, the Temple University Jazz Ensemble, led by Terell Stafford, has just come out with its first album of six standards and two student-penned original charts. Not your typical college orchestra, the TUJE is a small seven-piece ensemble that plays with the energy of a full-size big band and the tightness ...

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Temple University Jazz Band: Mean What You Say

Read "Mean What You Say" reviewed by Jim Santella

Under the direction of Terrell Stafford, the Temple University Jazz Band has flourished. Their cohesive sound maintains a perfect balance and the orchestration allows each of the key sections to revel in their unique voices. Deep-throated trombones and baritone saxophone provide the kind of foundation that a tango dancer lives for. Shining trumpets and alto saxophones ...