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David Byrd

Born and raised on the musical mecca of 47th street in Chicago, and grew up listening to all the greats like Lou Rawls, Jackie Wilson, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and BB King, to name a few, who played at the Regal Theater, where his uncle, Red Saunders was the drummer and bandleader. On the same block of 47th and Drexel Blvd. where he lived, jazz greats like Gene Ammons played at the Southerland hotel.Although he had great jazz uncles Red Saunders, and the pianist Earl Washington, he didn't really appreciate them fully at the time, and played funk with top 40 bands in Chicago. He did not get serious about jazz until he went to the jam sessions that were hosted by Sonny Stitt at the Grass Hut on 79th street and discovered how much he had to learn! He enrolled in Chicago State University to study under the great Bunky Green in 1977, but did not devote his self totally to jazz, and continued to play funk until 1979

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Tom Weeks

Tom Weeks is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist from Oakland, CA. He has received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and a Master's degree in Composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, W.A. Mathieu, Steve Adams, Richard Evans, and Phil Wilson, among others. His music is influenced by various African-American musical traditions, the historical avant-garde, and the heavy metal and hardcore traditions; utilizing improvisation, extended techniques, and traditional and experimental notational practices

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah at Bandcamp Record Store and Performance Space

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Bandcamp Record Store and Performance Space Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Live at Bandcamp Oakland, CA June 27, 2019 While his band played “Songs She Never Heard," a piece from his 2019 album Ancestral Recall, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah paced across the stage, shaking a steady groove ...

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Recent Listening: Zeitlin Remembers Davis

Recent Listening: Zeitlin Remembers Davis

Denny Zeitlin Solo Piano: Remembering Miles For the most recent of his annual solo concerts at the Piedmont Piano Company in jny: Oakland, California, pianist Denny Zeitlin’s subject was Miles Davis. The recital before the Piedmont’s customary audience of close listeners covered several eras of the trumpeter’s career. Davis composed few major jazz standards, and he ...

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Nick Phillips

Perhaps best-known as a jazz record producer, with credits on countless internationally distributed releases including more than a dozen GRAMMY-nominated projects, Nick Phillips' heartfelt, lyrical jazz trumpet playing was put in the national spotlight with release of his own debut album, Moment to Moment (co-led with pianist, Cava Menzies). The album, which cracked up the top 20 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and was named one of the "Best Jazz Albums of 2014" by DownBeat magazine, drew enthusiastic comparisons to the work of jazz trumpeters Miles Davis and Chet Baker. He soon followed with another Billboard-charting album, Haiku (co-led with vocalist/pianist, Jenny Maybee)

Take Five with Maria Muldaur

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About Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur is best known for “Midnight At The Oasis," though she has toured extensively worldwide for over four decades, and has released 41 albums covering all stripes of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children's albums. Often joining forces with other ...

Sharmila G. Lash

Sharmila G. Lash is a professional singer in California. She has appeared as a performer and educator in both jazz and classical settings, and both as a soloist and ensemble member. She also works as a session singer and is a private voice instructor. She is a current member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. She has also sung with San Francisco-based new music ensemble Volti and LA-based vocal jazz quartet True North. Sharmila is a member of AGMA, SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP.

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Ami Molinelli, Rogério Souza, Edinho Gerber Come Together As Duo Violão + 1 On New Album, A History Of Choro, To Be Released On March 8

Ami Molinelli, Rogério Souza, Edinho Gerber Come Together As Duo Violão + 1 On New Album, A History Of Choro, To Be Released On March 8

On A History of Choro, their first recorded collaboration, guitarist Rogério Souza, guitarist Edinho Gerber, and percussionist Ami Molinelli survey the musical history and evolution of choro, revealing its rhythmic and harmonic permutations and, in the process, create an album that is coherent in timbre and vision while marvelously varied in its nuances. According to Molinelli, ...

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Anton Schwartz

“What I require for music to really captivate me,” Anton says, “is groove and intellect working in tandem. Music that gets into your bones, into your head and into your heart.” From Louis Armstrong and Lester Young to Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, jazz’s greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It’s a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. Like the giants from whom he draws inspiration, Schwartz approaches jazz as a vehicle for reaching the heart and the head. At a time when many of his contemporaries seem to be making music more for their musical colleagues than a wider audience, Schwartz stands out as a player determined to communicate with his listeners


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