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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Robert Lewis Heads the Charleston's Jazz Orchestra

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He is the director of jazz studies at the College of Charleston, a full time (and long time) member of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra (CJO) in Charleston, South Carolina, in great demand for private lessons by aspiring jazz musicians and, when the time is right, a performer who leads his own group. So obviously, what Robert ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nnenna Freelan With The Charleston Jazz Orchestra at Charleston Music Hall

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Nnenna Freelon with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra
Charleston Music Hall
Charleston, SC
January 18, 2018

If you were expecting fireworks and bombastic performances of favorite pop tunes, jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon might have disappointed you in her Charleston debut last Friday night at the Charleston Music Hall. But if your ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Richie Cole: Blue Collar Bebopper

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Jazz alto saxophonist Richie Cole wants to reach out to you, whether you are the mayor of a highly popular tourist city or just a guy dropping over for a couple of beers.

“I play for people," says Cole. “People are all the same. If they understand or want to understand jazz, I welcome ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Ranky Tanky: African Rhythms Preserved

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Liberia, the West African country named for freedom, was partly financed by wealthy Americans as a haven for people who escaped enslavement. Its capital Monrovia was named for US President Monroe. The Gola (also called Gula) tribe are indigenous to the northern borderlands of Liberia with Sierra Leone. The Gola people are farmers who weave swamp ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Herbie Hancock at the Gaillard Center Music Hall

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Herbie Hancock Quartet
Galliard Music Hall
Charleston, SC
October 18, 2017

Keyboardist and jazz legend, Herbie Hancock sat down at his synthesizer and immediately filled the Galliard Center Music Hall in Charleston, South Carolina on October 18th with a carpet of electronic sound, setting the stage for a panoply of ever ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Houston Person at Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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Houston Person Quartet
Turtle Point Club House
Kiawah Island Concert Series
Kiawah Island
January 8, 2017

No rough edges, no experimentation, music just as smooth as chocolate pudding. A perfectly molded musical travelogue down memory lane. Not a formula for a grand performance, but somehow tenor saxophonist Houston Person makes ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Quentin Baxter Quintet at Simons Center Recital Hall

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Quentin Baxter Quintet
Simons Center Recital Hall
Charleston, SC
December 5, 2016

Pianist Tommy Gill was a much-beloved member of the Charleston, South Carolina jazz community and a significant influence on percussionist, Quentin Baxter. Gill's untimely death in August of 2014 at the age of 49 left a hole in the ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Ruby Lee's Dishes up Blues, Jazz and Soul Food

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Three-year-old Ruby Lee's, on the quieter north end of Hilton Head Island, SC, serves up the blues, jazz and soul food. That mix helps set the venue apart from more than 300 restaurants vying for the patronage of the resort town's 39,000 residents and some 2.5 million annual visitors.

Proud matriarch and head chef ...

But Beautiful: My Life with Billie Holiday

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Every Saturday morning, when I was a little girl, my sisters and I went to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for what we called “Saturday Classes": piano lessons, theory, music history--serious classical music training for serious little musicians. Saturday afternoons, when we got home, we had a ritual. We'd get out our “dress-up" from the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chris Vadala & Rick Whitehead release "Eastern Standard Time" on Art Of Life Records

Chris Vadala & Rick Whitehead release "Eastern Standard Time" on Art Of Life Records

Following up on his debut release Out of the Shadows, Art of Life Records is pleased to present, “Eastern Standard Time", a new quartet recording by Chris Vadala and guitarist Rick Whitehead featuring Barry Hart on drums and John Previti on acoustic bass. Recorded at Bias Studios in Springfield, Virginia in January of 2015, “Eastern Standard Time" features songs composed by ...