Content by tag "Kansas"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dixie Dregs at Lincoln Theatre

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The Dixie Dregs Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC March 7, 2018

Back in the 1970s, many aspiring young guitarists yearned to play like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page or Jimi Hendrix, but truly inspired musicians wanted to be as good as John McLaughlin or Steve Morse of the Dixie Dregs (later just The Dregs). While the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Blair Bryant: Gold

Read "Gold" reviewed by Jim Olin

Blair Bryant is a prodigious and young contemporary jazz artist currently signed up under the Innervision Records label. Creating his own music since he was 16, he started out as a bassist and drummer but he can now play over 14 different instruments, those skills in vivid and impressive display on his latest effort, Gold.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kansas at The NYCB Theatre At Westbury

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Kansas with special guests Arc & Stones
The NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Westbury, NY
May 29, 2014

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Kansas, with its Americana-heartland-meets-classical-with-a-dash-of-prog-rock sound, owned a large portion of AOR FM airplay. Songs such as “Carry On Wayward Son," “Song For America," “Point Of Know Return," ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dojo: Road Trip

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Fusion--long a dirty word in jazz circles--has enjoyed a renaissance in the last decade. In part it's due to the advocacy of lables such as Abstract Logix but the root cause is surely the fact that cross-pollination is increasingly the norm. And whilst fusion mightn't mean quite the same thing it did in the 1970s, these ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo: Melody Magic

Read "Melody Magic" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Melody Magic is a fun-and-attractive, finely crafted collection of some of the greatest classic(al) music melodies in existence, arranged by one of the most talented, earnest-and-enlightened guitarists in the business today. Frank Vignola, who's worked with everybody from guitar innovator/icon Les Paul to trumpeter/jazz figurehead Wynton Marsalis, and Vinny Raniolo, his young guitar wielding brother-in-arms, join ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Chris Greco - Best Jazz "Maia" - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2012

Chris Greco - Best Jazz "Maia" - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2012

Chris Greco received “Best Jazz" for his composition “Maia" Thursday November 15, 2012 at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The event, representing many categories and independent artists, was held at the classic and refurbished Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA. "Maia" is from Greco's GWS-Fourwinds release Trane of Thought and represents one aspect of his varied work. Recorded ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Crooner Mark Shelton

Q: When did you decide to become a singer? A: I sang in school and church choirs as a kid, and grew up through the music of the '60s and '70s. I listened to a lot of the early era of rock & roll as my dad had a massive collection of 45s from the '50s and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Kansas Jazz Collective with Chris Greco at Benedictine College on March 24, 2012

Kansas Jazz Collective
March 24, 2012
7:30 pm
Benedictine College
O'Malley-McAllister Auditorium
Atchison, KS The Kansas Jazz Collective will present its second concert in a series on the campus of Benedictine College. The KJC is directed by music faculty performer/composer Chris Greco and each concert with the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Kansas Jazz Collective - Chris Greco - March 10, 2010

Kansas Jazz Collective - Chris Greco - March 10, 2010

Concert Date: March 10, 2010

The first concert of a new jazz concert series to be presented annually at Benedictine College (KS) under the direction of Chris Greco. The Kansas Jazz Collective will be comprised of Kansas area jazz musicians, and each year will present a different view of jazz music's variegated styles.

This year will ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Grammy Nominated Pianist Eldar at Jardine's in Kansas City on November 16-20

Grammy Nominated Pianist Eldar at Jardine's in Kansas City  on November 16-20

KANSAS CITY'S (AND CARNEGIE HALL'S) ELDAR TO PERFORM JARDINE'S STAR SERIES "The last time I saw Eldar it was in an audience of ten thousand," remarked an astonished passerby upon learning that the now 20 year-old prodigy of jazz piano was coming Jardine's in Kansas City. In a rare opportunity to experience a great in an intimate ...