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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ted Chubb Band at Trumpets Jazz Club

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Ted Chubb Band
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair, NJ
June 21, 2018

The other night I went to Trumpets Jazz Club to check out the Ted Chubb Band without any preconceptions as to what I was about to hear. I was nonetheless interested in answers to some basic questions. Knowing nothing about ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

Jazz House Kids: The House that Jazz Built

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When we think of jazz education, we might first think about what's developed at the college level and at music conservatories over the last fifty years or so, and then maybe consider how jazz instruction and jazz bands have flourished at the high school and middle school levels a little more recently. But beyond these settings, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bob DeVos Quartet At Trumpets Jazz Club

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Bob DeVos Quartet
Trumpets Jazz Club
Montclair, NJ
January 26, 2018

We live in a time when some of the septuagenarian jazz survivors, with roots in the music's venerated years, are taking a well-deserved victory lap. They've earned the right to expect audiences to pay to hear them ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Savoy Records: From Newark To The World

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On June 26, 1942, James Petrillo, President of the American Federation of Musicians, the nations union for working musicians did the unthinkable and announced a recording ban on all major labels. The ban was set in place due to perceived uneven compensation for musicians. The AFM ban on recording occurred at a critical time, as it ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at the Prudential Center

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt
The Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
July 6, 2017

On a pleasant Thursday evening just after the 4th of July, when many of the audience members were enjoying an extended Independence Day holiday, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt touched down at Newark, NJ's Prudential Center for the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears with special guest Allen Stone at the Prudential Center

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Daryl Hall & John Oates and Tears For Fears with special guest Allen Stone
The Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
June 17, 2017

On a pleasant Saturday evening in mid-June, the Hall & Oates/Tears For Fears co-headlining tour made its way to NJ's Prudential Center. It was definitely pop and soul night ...

NEWS: EVENT

Alexis Morrast Sings: Summer Solstice Concert At Rutgers Gardens

Alexis Morrast Sings: Summer Solstice Concert At Rutgers Gardens

The New Brunswick Jazz Project kicks off summer with two back to back outdoor events on Wednesday June 21 with the Second Annual Summer Solstice Jazz and Wine Concert, in conjunction with Rutgers Gardens. This year's event will feature 16-year-old jazz vocal phenom Alexis Morrast. Alexis, a singer/song writer, is a native of Newark and currently ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mark Hagan's Jazz Salon At The Old 76 House

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Mark Hagan
The Old 76 House
Jazz Salon
Tappan, NY
April 19, 2017

There's nothing quite like the experience of being captivated by a live performance in a matter of seconds after the band hits. Without having to stop to think about it, you realize that the intellect and ...

NEWS: EVENT

A Celebration of Ella

A Celebration of Ella

Tad Hershorn of the Institute Of Jazz Studies notifies us that IJS will hold a two-day symposium March 24 and 25 to celebrate the life and 100th anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996). Hershorn will be among those honoring Ms. Fitzgerald along with longtime IJS leader Dan Morgenstern and a contingent of other experts ...

NEWS: EVENT

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Trumpets

Diane Moser's Composers Big Band To Celebrate 20th Anniversary At Trumpets

Jazz insiders know that skipping even a single performance by the talented and adventurous 17-piece Diane Moser’s Composers Big Band (DMCBB) means missing a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience. Formed by composer/pianist Diane Moser and a dedicated group of musicians and composers with the intention of exploring the possibilities of big band music and moving it forward, the band has lived ...