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Frost Band heats things up

Frost Band heats things up

The Mike Frost Band was a pleasant surprise at the Charlotte County Jazz Society’s January 14 concert in Port Charlotte, stepping boldly into more contemporary genres while also digging deep into the mainstream jazz canon.This was the Aiken, South Carolina-based group’s first appearance in Port Charlotte – and in Florida, for that matter. The unit featured ...

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Four Others - and more

Four Others - and more

A few years ago, Marian’s Jazzroom in Switzerland asked Harry Allen to put together a four-saxophone band for its Bern Jazz Festival. He quickly thought of the classic sound of the Four Brothers sax section from Woody Herman’s Second Herd in the late 1940s. That renowned unit featured tenor players Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Herbie ...

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Swinging style and bebopping finesse

Swinging style and bebopping finesse

Stephanie Nakasian has had many facets to her career. She was a banker in Chicago and Manhattan. Then she caught the jazz bug. She heard bebop pianist Hod O’Brien, started working with him a bit in 1980 and a year later quit her day job to become a full-time singer. She built her chops as a ...

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There's jazz in his blood

There's jazz in his blood

Pianist Rony Khoury hails from the Dominican Republic, where his sheer talent at the keyboard has caught many an eye—and ear. With good reason. He visited Port Charlotte this week for a showcase performance- a brief stopover en route to Boston, where he's going to study at the Berklee College of Music. He won a half-scholarship ...

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Covering the jazz waterfront

Covering the jazz waterfront

After forty-plus years on the New York jazz scene, trumpeter Randy Sandke has made himself a new home base in Southwest Florida. He moved to Venice a few months ago and has settled into the fertile area jazz scene. While he has had some gigs as a sideman, Sunday, January 6 brought his first area concert as ...

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Have yourself a jazzy, merry Christmas

Have yourself a jazzy, merry Christmas

Best wishes to you, your families and friends for a very Merry Christmas 2018, joyous New Year—and hopeful 2019—from the Jazz Notes staff. A toast to you all as we share some vintage musical cheer from among our holiday favorites. Raise your glass, whatever your favorite libation! The holiday season would not be complete without the delightful ...

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A fine ambassador for the Great American Songbook - and more

A fine ambassador for the Great American Songbook - and more

To many fans, Danny Sinoff is a crooner for the new millennium. But to savvy jazz listeners, his piano chops are just fascinating. Maybe more so. He underscored his talent on both fronts on Friday, December 21, in a matinee concert for the South County Jazz Club in Venice FL with his regular trio-mates, bassist Scott ...

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2018's best jazz recordings

2018's best jazz recordings

‘Tis the season for the outpouring of Top 10 lists, and their many variations, for jazz, world events, etc. The jazz lists tend to have a lot of variation depending on the individual reviewer's personal tastes, as well as what he or she listened to during the year.* Bottom line, all are extremely subjective. These choices below ...

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In the holiday spirit, jazz style.

In the holiday spirit, jazz style.

Guitarist Nate Najar’s Jazz Holiday has become a seasonal tradition in Southwest Florida. He started the concert in St. Petersburg, where the 13thannual edition was held last night at The Palladium Theater's Hough Hall. Ex-Ellington bassist John Lamb, drummer Mark Feinman and trumpet marvel James Suggs are regulars in this event, with Nate drawing on an array ...

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Honoring the creativity and spirit of a key jazz era

Honoring the creativity and spirit of a key jazz era

The late 1950s and the 1960s were fertile years in the development of the hard-bop style. That incubation was so dominated by the players of one jazz record label that it has become known as The Blue Note Era because the Blue Note label’s bands and future bandleaders had an indelible impact on modern jazz. Trumpeter Dan ...



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