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Bernard Ayisa

Bernard Ayisa, saxophonist based in Accra, started playing when he was already 16 years old. Now he has become one of the leading saxophone players in Ghana and Africa. He spent his childhood and youth in South Africa where he was taught by fellow P. Mauriat artist Dusty Cox and prof. {{m: Darius Brubeck = 5390}}. Under the guidance of the latter, Bernard toured in US and Germany with the student/staff band of the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. He also was member of the South African Youth Big Band of Mike Campbell which took him touring in the US. After graduating he moved from Durban to Johannesburg to play with renowned musicians like {{m: Andile Yenana = 3045}} and Feya Faku

Take Five With Matt Ridley

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Meet Matt Ridley:
I graduated from Trinity College of Music in Greenwich, London in 2005 and have been a full time bassist since then. Music has taken me all around the world and I've been very privileged to perform regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in UK like Jason Yarde, John Turville, and ...

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Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!

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When the road offers two possible paths, the decision to turn left or right can have major consequences. If Georgia Mancio had taken the left-hand path, then she might now be carving out a career in movie production. She took the other route, thanks to a part-time job and a box set of albums, to become ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Sonny Brings the Presents to His Own 80th Birthday

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Sonny Brings the Presents To His Own 80th Birthday

Sonny Rollins threw himself an 80th birthday party at New York's restored Beacon Theater on September 10 --he was born on the 7th-- and it was he who brought the gifts. And what a cornucopia! This was one of those rare times when you ...

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The Darius Brubeck Quartet: For Lydia and the Lion

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The first music that Darius Brubeck became familiar with was jazz, which is not surprising given the family he was born into. Brubeck studied the music and played it along with his father Dave and his brothers Chris and Dan as well as his own groups. Brubeck, however, did not confine himself to that one form; ...