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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Charlie Hunter with Lucy Woodward at the Jazz Kitchen

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Charlie Hunter / Lucy Woodward
Jazz Kitchen
Indianapolis, Indiana
April 24, 2019

Eight-string guitarist Charlie Hunter's latest partnership is with vocalist Lucy Woodward, a firecracker with a strong sonic resemblance to Joan Osborne and an outgoing stage presence. For their performance at the Jazz Kitchen, the duo was joined by an ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Shawn McGowan

Shawn McGowan is an Indianapolis based pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and educator. Shawn studied at the Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of David N. Baker and Luke Gillespie, earning a B.A in Jazz Studies, a minor in instrumental and choral conducting, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. In 2013, Shawn won first prize for Best Musical Score in the National Campus Movie Festival screened in Hollywood and Paris, France. From 2015- 2016 he served as the Associate Instructor of Jazz Piano for the Jacobs School of Music and as a piano instructor for the IU Young Pianists Program

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ernest Stuart: One Step Ahead

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It ain't exactly jny: Rome, and it's not all roads, but many of them (especially in the jazz world) certainly seem to lead to jny: Philadelphia. It's unavoidable for a city where the music has such deep roots (birthplace of Billie Holiday, home of John Coltrane, hangout of Dizzy Gillespie and Sun Ra among countless others), ...

NEWS: WEBSITE

All About Jazz Fund Drive Dollars at Work, Part 2

All About Jazz Fund Drive Dollars at Work, Part 2

All About Jazz's fund drive continues—readers receive a Google ad-free experience and help fuel website growth for a contribution starting at $20/year Our first round of completed projects can be viewed here. Since then, we've actively built every aspect of All About Jazz, with a focus on producing top-quality content, aggregating events for Jazz Near You, developing ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ RACONTEURS

David Weiss: Memories of Freddie Hubbard

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Noted trumpeter, composer, and New Jazz Composers Octet founder, David Weiss shares several stories about his experience with trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard. As told to David Kaufman.

I met Freddie Hubbard soon after he damaged his lip. I guess what basically happened was he had a blister on his lip that popped and got ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning

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Anche i giganti hanno cominciato da piccoli. Lontani dai riflettori e dalle luci delle capitali del jazz, sui palchi più o meno scalcagnati di una città qualunque. Indianapolis, nel caso di Wes Montgomery. Prima della fama, prima di cambiare per sempre il concetto di sei corde applicato all'improvvisazione, è nel cuore del Midwest che il chitarrista ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958

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Guitarist Wes Montgomery, despite his tragically short life, was very prolific and immensely impactful. Equally adept at sophisticated instrumental virtuosity and lighter, more commercially appealing sounds, Montgomery influenced majority of guitar players who appeared on the jazz scene during the 1960s and after.

Montgomery cut his first record Fingerpickin' for Pacific Jazz in 1958 ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

Larry Rosen Legendary Jazz Music Visionary & Entrepreneur Dies At 75

LARRY ROSEN, LEGENDARY JAZZ MUSIC VISIONARY & ENTREPRENEUR, PIONEERED THE MERGE OF MUSIC AND TECHNOLOGY It is with great sadness we announce the passing of beloved jazz music visionary and entrepreneur, Larry Rosen, who passed away at his New Jersey home surrounded by family, Oct. 9, 2015 at the age of 75 after a valiant battle with ...

Dave Stryker: Messin’ with Mister T

Read "Messin’ with Mister T" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Veteran jazz guitarist Dave Stryker's history includes playing and recording with the inimitable Stanley Turrentine from 1986 to 1995.His Messin' With Mister T (Strikezone Records), showcasing Turrentine classics, is a timely testimonial to the accomplished tenor's long career and extensive legacy. The legacy begins in the 50's for Turrentine while performing with adept musicians like Lowell ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mitch Shiner and the BloomingTones Big Band: Fly!

Read "Fly!" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Una splendida sorpresa! Il debutto di Mitch Shiner a capo della BloomingTones Big Band è un'ulteriore dimostrazione che il lavoro orchestrale negli Stati Uniti attrae molti giovani talenti e si configura come una vera tendenza.
Abbiamo già considerato alcune ragioni in precedenti articoli ma possiamo aggiungere il prezioso apporto dato dalle università sparse nel ...