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Los Angeles Based Trumpeter Brian Swartz Starts Indiegogo Campaign

Los Angeles Based Trumpeter Brian Swartz Starts Indiegogo Campaign

jny: Los Angeles based trumpeter Brian Swartz is running an Indiegogo campaign during May 2018 to raise funds for his 5th album. The working title for the project is “The Tuesday Sessions." It will feature his band, The Brian Swartz Quartet, and will be Swartz's debut on vocals. This band has been performing every Tuesday at ...

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Brian Swartz

Brian Swartz

Trumpet, Vocals, EVI, Composer, Arranger, Instructor

Los Angeles, CA

BSTPT@aol.com

Jazz trumpeter Brian Swartz is a diverse musician with a wide range of influences. He has performed or recorded with Michael Bublé, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Patti Labelle, The Dixie Chicks, Johnny Vatos' Oingo Boingo Dance Party, Tom Harrell, Brad Mehldau, John Beasley’s Monk’estra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kim Richmond’s Concert Jazz Orchestra, Taylor Eigsti, Raya Yarbrough, The O’Jays, Bob Florence, Scott Healy’s Tentet, The Luckman Jazz Orchestra, Francisco Aguabella, Jose Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars and many more

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Joanne Tatham Celebrates Her New CD, "The Rings Of Saturn," At Vitello's On May 4th!

Joanne Tatham Celebrates Her New CD, "The Rings Of Saturn," At Vitello's On May 4th!

Joanne Tatham celebrates the release of her new CD, The Rings of Saturn with a performance at Vitello's in Studio City on Friday, May 4th with one show at 7:30pm. Make Reservations Joanne has been receiving excellent reviews and national jazz radio airplay. Midwest Record says, “This vocalist pulls up a set card of jazz/pop classics ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Nuove Orchestre Alla Ribalta

Read "Nuove Orchestre Alla Ribalta" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da anni non si vedevano all'opera tanti nuovi ensemble, sia negli Stati Uniti che in Europa. Le cinque formazioni che presentiamo spaziano da quella giovanile come l'italiana New Talents Jazz Orchestra guidata da Mario Corvini (Extempora) alla big band di John Beasley ricca di stelle (Monk'estra -Vol. 1); dai progetti norvegesi del pianista Rune Klakegg (Fjon) ...

Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?

Read "Time Check: A Paucity of Riches?" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On May 18, Betty and I flew to Los Angeles to attend Time Check: A Buddy Rich Alumni Reunion, a four-day panorama sponsored by the L.A. Jazz Institute and held at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, about a stone's throw or two from the LAX airport. We arrived early afternoon so we could also be present for ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

MONK'estra at SFJAZZ Center

Read "MONK'estra at SFJAZZ Center" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

MONK'estra
SFJAZZ Center
San Francisco, CA
August 22, 2013

The music of the legendary Thelonious Monk (October 10, 1917-February 17, 1982) has rarely been heard in a big band setting. The second most-recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, Monk's music is nothing if not popular. While Ellington composed over a thousand songs, Monk penned only ...

Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Artistry

Read "Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra: Artistry" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Artistry, the Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra pays homage to one of Richmond's former employers, the legendary Stan Kenton, not by rehashing music performed by the Kenton Orchestra--no matter how forward-leaning that may have been--but rather by renovating a few themes associated with Kenton (and quite a few others that weren't) in the manner in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gerry Gibbs: Gerry Gibbs & the Electric Thrasher Orchestra Play the Music of Miles Davis 1967-1975

Read "Gerry Gibbs & the Electric Thrasher Orchestra Play the Music of Miles Davis 1967-1975" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Among other callings, drummer/percussionist and bandleader Gerry Gibbs serves as occasional “aural historian" of the mercurial music of Miles Davis. Gibbs' most recent tribute to one of the most controversial and notorious segments of Davis' career--fusion explorations that began to expand jazz with Nefertitti (Columbia) in 1967 and continued to stretch past even its most elastic ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

40 Year Old Bitches, New MilesTones & Others, Too

Read "40 Year Old Bitches, New MilesTones & Others, Too" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Antibalas

Who is This America?

Ropeadope Records

2010

Few American bands have been more influential in the global Afrobeat movement than the Brooklyn collective Antibalas. Keeper of the African protest flame ignited by Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti in the 1970s, Antibalas' reach is expansive and impressive: it contributed to the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rickie Lee Jones: Balm in Gilead

Read "Balm in Gilead" reviewed by Gina Vodegel

If a musical career spans a period of thirty years, there's bound to be ups and downs along the way. Rickie Lee Jones has always insisted on making her own choices, sometimes baffling her critics with yet another puzzle to work out. Here the Duchess of Coolsville combines her multiple talents as an artist, songwriter and ...