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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andrew Neu: The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu

Read "The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu" reviewed by Jack Bowers

No matter where The Big Band Side of Andrew Neu has been hiding, it's a real kick and genuine pleasure to have it in plain sight and within earshot, especially as Neu has at his side a number of the Los Angeles area's most accomplished sidemen and no less than seven superlative guest artists who lend ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Girl From Ipanema, Concert, Single Release, Crowd Singalong Video!

The Girl From Ipanema, Concert, Single Release, Crowd Singalong Video!

Minas' brand new version of “The Girl From Ipanema”, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the song in the US, will be released and celebrated with a concert by the Brazilian jazz quintet Minas on Saturday November 8 at World Cafe Live, in jny: Philadelphia. “Ipanema” is the first single from Minas’ upcoming CD Symphony in Bossa, recorded with an entire ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Butch Reed Group In Cheltenham Wed. Oct. 1st!

Butch Reed Group In Cheltenham Wed. Oct. 1st!

Jazz Bridge First Wednesday Neighborhood Concert Series in Cheltenham presents drummer Harry Butch Reed and his group at the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Road, on Wednesday, October 1st. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337 or visit Jazz Bridge. "Butch Reed is a prime example of a ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

Strike Up the (Unsung) Bands

Read "Strike Up  the (Unsung) Bands" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The big band era is known for producing a number of enormously successful ensembles whose leaders were household names: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Fletcher Henderson, then on through Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, the brothers Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie and, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Andrew Neu Tempts Fans to Try Something Neu

Andrew Neu Tempts Fans to Try Something Neu

From his appearances with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, Brian Pastor Big Band and Philadelphia Orchestra to his live performances in front of thousands of people while regularly touring with legendary crooner Bobby Caldwell, Andrew Neu is one of the most exciting, multi-genre musicians today. Now, in his third solo CD release, it is indeed ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Peter Nero: Fabled Pianist and Philly Pops Maestro

Read "Peter Nero: Fabled Pianist and Philly Pops Maestro" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Living legend Peter Nero is that rare musician equally at home with classical music, jazz, the American Songbook, the Broadway musical, movie themes and popular songs. Moreover, he is a masterful pianist, seasoned conductor, composer and arranger in all these genres. Just as exceptionally, he has become a cultural emblem, known to statesmen, entertainers, students, housewives ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Diane Schuur with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops at Kimmel Center

Read "Diane Schuur with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops at Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

"88 Keys, a Big Band, and a Voice"
Celebrating 30 years of Peter Nero with the Philly Pops
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA
April 24, 2009

On this night, one of five performances of the same concert event, conductor-pianist Peter Nero welcomed Diane Schuur to the stage as ...