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Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today!

Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part I: New Orleans and Chicago" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Marching bands, ragtime music, and the blues, were all well-entrenched and spreading up the Mississippi River Valley from New Orleans at the beginning of the twentieth century. Dixieland was the popular music staple and with the all-white Original Dixieland Jass Band recording the first jazz side, “Livery Stable Blues," in 1917, an original musical language was ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of Paul Wertico’s, Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing “Backbeats" on 1 & 3. Turn the Beat Around breaks decades-old routine by examining “backbeats" in a whole new light, asking the questions: “Why are backbeats always played on beats 2 & ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Marbin: Goat Man & The House of the Dead

Read "Goat Man & The House of the Dead" reviewed by Dave Wayne

It's truly been fun to watch Marbin grow and develop over the past few years. Their eponymous, self- released debut album, from way back in 2009, was a duet affair with the two principals--saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin--plying their talents on a clutch of brief and very intricate instrumentals. Sounding at times like an ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today!

Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today!

Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Larry Coryell: Aurora Coryellis

Read "Aurora Coryellis" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In the 1970s musicians were spinning new threads on the jazz language and guitarist Larry Coryell prominently figured into these schematics while also designated as one of the grandfathers of jazz fusion, namely due to his electrified work with vibraphonist Gary Burton on Duster (RCA, 1967). This 3-CD box set complete with a detailed booklet captures ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jazz Guitar Icon Larry Coryell Shows His Multifaceted Talents On A New 3-CD Box Of Live Recordings

Jazz Guitar Icon Larry Coryell Shows His Multifaceted Talents On A New 3-CD Box Of Live Recordings

One of the most respected and celebrated jazz fusion guitarists of his generation, Larry Coryell presents a brand new triple disc box set of unreleased live performances. Titled Aurora Coryellis, this captivating collection highlights Coryell’s prodigious talents in a multitude of settings, from a full band performance in 1972 at the Jazz Wokshop in Boston to ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today! Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age 14, he ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

Jazz Near You House Concerts Kicks Off with The Jost Project on October 24

An International Launch Takes Place In Philadelphia Area Jazz Near You Home Concerts With The Jōst Project — October 24, 2014, 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets available at Closeup.fm or EventBrite. jny: Philadelphia, PA – According to Michael Ricci, founder and owner of All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, the largest jazz web-based network in the world, jazz musicians need ...