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Bill Cash

Retired music teacher, Bill Cash is a North Country native, born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York. He received a BA in music from Plattsburgh State then his MM in music from Crane School of music. His major instrument was trumpet and performed professionally for three seasons with the New Hampshire Symphony, before becoming a full time instrumental music teacher. For thirty-three years, he taught high school instrumental music, twenty - seven of them in Catskill NY. In 2006 while teaching jazz band, he was inspired by a fantastic high school guitar player who played solo jazz

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Berkshires Jazz Announces 2012 Programming, Student Art Contest Winners

PITTSFIELD, MA: Berkshires Jazz, Inc., which organizes and presents festivals, concerts, and other jazz events in Berkshire County, has announced the winners of its annual Student Art Contest, as well as its 2012 season programming. Performance highlights include: a special concert on May 4 at the conclusion of Pittsfield's first “First Friday Artswalk"; the new Berkshires ...

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Berkshires Jazz schedules special concert featuring Elli Fordyce, with the Jazz Tuber Trio

Berkshires Jazz schedules special concert featuring Elli Fordyce, with the Jazz Tuber Trio

PITTSFIELD, MA: As part of its year-round commitment to live jazz, BerkshiresJazz.org has scheduled a special event on May 4. The double bill features NY-based vocalist Elli Fordyce, plus the Boston-based Jazz Tuber Trio. It will take place in the intimate setting of the backroom at Baba Louie's Sourdough Pizza, where Berkshires Jazz presented Armen Donelian ...

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Elli Fordyce Quartet Back by Popular Demand at Garage

Elli Fordyce Quartet Back by Popular Demand at Garage

On August 7th from 11:30am to 3:30pm, the Elli Fordyce Quartet, featuring Jeff Pittson on piano, Ratzo B. Harris on bass, Phil Stewart on drums, with Elli doing the vocals, will return for another great Greenwich Village Jazz Brunch. Expect a wonderful experience, surprises and a kicking straight-ahead jazz concert with your brunch, coffee or drinks, ...

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Jazz Vocalist/recording Artist Elli Fordyce & Her Trio Live At Garage Restaurant & Cafe

New York, NY, June 15, 2011—In support of her latest successful CD release, Songs Spun of Gold, Elli Fordyce will be performing live for the Jazz brunch at the renowned Jazz venue Garage Restaurant & Café in the heart of Greenwich Village on Sunday, July 3, 2011, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 AM. In her performance ...

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Elli Fordyce, Jazz Vocalist/recording Artist, Opens Jazz Revolution II At The Shrine In NYC

Elli Fordyce, Jazz Vocalist/recording Artist, Opens Jazz Revolution II At The Shrine In NYC

New York, NY,—In support of her latest successful CD release, Songs Spun of Gold, Elli Fordyce will be performing live at Aleksander Baldych's Jazz (R)Evolution II at The Shrine Bar, Restaurant/World Music Venue in NYC on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In her performance at The Shrine, Elli will be performing songs ...

Jazz Vocalist/Recording Artist Elli Fordyce Live At Jerry’s Café In Tribeca

Jazz Vocalist/Recording Artist Elli Fordyce Live At Jerry’s Café In Tribeca

New York, NY—In support of her latest successful CD release, Songs Spun of Gold, Elli Fordyce will be performing live at Jerry's Café in Tribeca in Manhattan on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. At her performance at Jerry's Café Elli will be performing songs from her previous well-received CD release, Something Still Cool, ...

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Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce Receives a Mac Award Nomination

Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce Receives a Mac Award Nomination

Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce Receives A MAC Award Nomination For The Second Year In A Row

New York, NY -- Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce receives a MAC Award nomination for the second year in a row. The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, NYCs only organization dedicated to advancing the art and business of live ...

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Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce Live in New York City

Jazz Vocalist Elli Fordyce Live in New York City

Elli Fordyce will be performing live at The Metropolitan Room in New York City on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at 7:30pm, in support of her most recent CD release, “Songs Spun of Gold." Featured will be Elli's Grammy-honored jazz vocals with the album's luminous musicians, led by Jeremy Manasia on piano, with Aaron Heick on alto and ...

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Elli Fordyce: Something Still Cool with Jim Malloy

Read "Something Still Cool with Jim Malloy" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Elli Fordyce's Something Still Cool evokes an era when, if you shook a tree, several female jazz singers would fall out. The preponderance and preference for cool woman singers in the 1950s is the raison d'être that has eluded Fordyce over a multi-decade series of misfortunes that have only made this debut album available now.