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Ann Hampton Callaway at Birdland

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Ann Hampton Callaway
Birdland
New York, NY
November 1, 2017

In her iconic theme song for The Nanny, Ann Hampton Callaway quips: “She's the lady in red when everybody else in wearing tan." And while Callaway wasn't dressed in red when she graced Birdland on 1 November 2017, she did stand ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Ralph Hepola

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About Ralph Hepola
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States, Ralph Hepola studied piano before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon, Manitoba in Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18 New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Artists Announced For The Jazz Cruise '18  New Port Of Call In New Orleans Will Capture The Spirit Of NOLA On Board And On Shore

Although it has been barely six weeks since The Jazz Cruise, Entertainment Cruise Productions’ flagship offering, completed its 16th sailing, the line-up of artists who have signed on for 2018 has been finalized. Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world, and with nearly 100 jazz musicians set to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn’t. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. Spin Cycle is the new quartet co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and tenor saxophonist Tom ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Release "Stereopticon" Online

Gary Lucas & Jann Klose Release "Stereopticon" Online

Guitarist Gary Lucas and singer Jann Klose’s new album, Stereopticon is now out on Cosmic Trigger Records/The Orchard. This is a songwriter’s album, probably most at home with fans of AAA, indie, acoustic folk-pop/“urban Americana” music. Also active songwriters, Gary and Jann collaborated on songs over the past three years. Their friend Dan Beck, who has written ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

MCG Jazz does Christmas: New Holiday Releases From Ann Hampton Callaway and the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra

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The inevitability of new Christmas albums often fills jazz journalists with dread. And while some may assume it's because we're a cynical breed with unreasonable standards and upturned noses, that couldn't be further from the truth (in most cases). The reason jazz journalists approach new Christmas albums with caution is simple: the number of slipshod, hastily-produced, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ann Hampton Callaway at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

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Ann Hampton Callaway
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
October 23, 2014
New York, NY

On the CD release event for her album Sarah Vaughan Project (Shanachie, 2014)--captured live at this very venue--Ann Hampton Callaway kicked off the set with a very up-tempo take on “I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mark Sherman: Truth Of Who I Am

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Vibraphonist Mark Sherman likes using the term consummate to describe musicians and colleagues that he's played with. While it would be difficult to speak to every notable musician that Sherman's played for and ask about their opinion about Juilliard graduate and professor, it is safe to assume that they would also describe Sherman as a consummate ...

Take Five With Jeffrey Gimble

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Meet Jeffrey Gimble:
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Gimble grew up going to the gigs of his saxophone-playing father Maynard, who had a popular big band in the '60s and '70s. Despite his natural curiosity for jazz, he was drawn instead to become an actor and musical theater performer and graduated from Houston's ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz Band Classic (NYC) Announces Auditions For The 2011-2012 Season!

Jazz Band Classic Auditions Are you a jazz instrumentalist looking for a new musical challenge? Are you 22 or under and enrolled at a Tri-State Region college or high school? Are you looking to play and network with other like-minded musicians and perform with world- renown guest soloists in some of NYC's best venues? We're now accepting audition applications for Jazz ...