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The Dave Lalama Big Band: The Hofstra Project

Read "The Hofstra Project" reviewed by Edward Blanco

As an academic, pianist Dave Lalama's resume includes being a founding faculty member of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music Jazz Program, as well as a current professor at Hofstra University where hundreds of students, colleagues and musicians have all been a part of his distinguished professional life. As a musician, his background includes performances with ...

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The Dave Lalama Big Band: The Hofstra Project

Read "The Hofstra Project" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Dave Lalama is living proof that the divide between real-world practitioner and first-class educator is often imaginary. Lalama's résumé includes time spent with super singers like Eddie Jefferson and Anita O'Day, and big band icons like Road Father Woody Herman and super drummer Buddy Rich, but these performance credits don't tell the whole story about ...