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ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park

Read "The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

Another epic gathering of vibraphone players was uncorked and, like Champagne on New Year's Eve, this bubbly was not staying in the bottle. Part of the Third World Vibes Congress, the jam exploded at the packed Langosta Lounge and Restaurant on Asbury Park's boardwalk early in January. Pairs of vibes players, many of whom had never ...

NEWS: EVENT

Good Vibes To Take Place At First Annual Vibraphone Congress In Asbury Park, NJ

Good Vibes To Take Place At First Annual Vibraphone Congress In Asbury Park, NJ

Vibraphonist Tony Miceli has been making a big splash with his recent international gigs, recordings, master classes, workshops, and internet vibes website, and on-line classes with many of the great contemporary vibes players. A dedicated musician, he seems intent on bringing to the vibraphone the kind of visibility and instructional opportunities that are more common for ...

NEWS: RECORDING

CD Release: "Backward Compatible" by Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson, Featuring Vocalist Annie Sellick

CD Release: "Backward Compatible" by Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson, Featuring Vocalist Annie Sellick

New York vibist Steve Shapiro and Nashville guitarist have released their third recording, Backward Compatible, on the Apria label. Also joining them once again is the fine jazz vocalist Annie Sellick. Respected studio musicians, Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson have worked with artists such as: Alison Krauss, Madeleine Peyroux, Steely Dan, Bill Frisell, Lyle Lovett, Bill ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by Michael Ricci

When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like “Love Me Do," “She Loves You" and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more.

But by ...

Steve Shapiro & Pat Bergeson: Low Standards

Read "Low Standards" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Welcome to Low Standards. That comment was not meant to be quizzical. It just goes to show that Steve Shapiro and Pat Bergeson have a sense of humour that blessed them when coming up with a name for their record. That is the only part of the package that is “low", the music travels a well-described ...