Content by tag "Swing"

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Greg Poppleton

Greg Poppleton is totally untouched by current music.

Since 2002, Greg has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era with his three octave vocals, swinging 1920s-30s jazz band and high-energy shows.

Performed at the Sydney, Waiheke (NZ), SKYCITY Darwin, Thredbo, Dubbo, Glen Street and Illawarra Jazz Festivals.

See him on screen with film stars Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman.

5 albums released.
2 played on commercial radio.
5 radio awards for his national Phantom Dancer swing and jazz radio show.
1.25 Million TOTAL YouTube plays.

The Poppleton Effect © Kerrie Foster
"The way that Greg moves round the audience
and picks out whoever he will,
and sings to them through his own megaphone;
you see the crowds get a thrill

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David Larsen

David Larsen is a composer, saxophonist and educator. He has worked with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. He is featured on Halie Loren's album Butterfly Blue (2015). In 2018 and 2019, David’s compositions Applied Physics and Bright Days won Editor’s Choice from JW Pepper Inc. These compostions and other are availbe from Dapper Page Music. His music has been performed by a wide variety of groups around the U.S. and the United Kingdom. David has also presented at the Jazz educators Network National Conference and multiple North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences.

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Lynda Murray

​www.lyndamurraymusic.co.uk. Lynda met jazz photographer Jak Kilby in 1977 they were married in 1980 and had two children, Naomi Kilby (opera singer and artistic director of Opera Alegria) and Zak Kilby (photographic illustrator). She became immersed in the London jazz scene in the late 70’s and 80’s and switched from studying classical piano at music college to saxophone and started to play jazz. Lynda has been on that journey ever since. Lynda is mainly self-taught but along the way has had some coaching on the saxophone and in jazz harmony with an array of great exponents of the genre. She joined John Steven’s Community Music project in 1984 first as a trainee workshop leader then was kept on as a workshop leader until she left in 1987 due to moving to the South Coast. Since living in East Sussex Lynda has had the opportunity to work with some great musicians and has developed her music writing skills

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Filippo Bianchini

Filippo Bianchini was born in Orvieto, Italy, but he lives from 0 to 8 years in Rome. Thanks to the father's collection of LP and a family friend, Alberto Casasoli, began studying music at 7 years hold. At 10,he started playing the tenor saxophone. Shortly after, he began his first lessons of sax with Mauro Verrone, who introduced him to the great music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Massimo Urbani and many others. At 18 years hold, he starts the class of Saxophone with Mario Raja at the Conservatory F.Morlacchi of Perugia, where he graduated in 2007, obtaining the highest marks (10/10)

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Kira Martini

In few year, the Copenhagen-based vocalist & songwriter, Kira Martini, has become a strong and wellknown character on the danish jazzscene. With her positive energi and frank ways; her warm, true voice; and a broad repertoire of different styles, she is unlike any other singer on the scene. "It can not be said more simple and truthfully, than this: The danish singer, Kira Martini, sings in every minute, in a way that really makes you feel something!" (Alexander Agrell, Sydsvenskan, Sweden, dec. 2018) "Some places you feel instantly welcome. A special feeling of being seen, heard, understood and appreciated, and you never wish to end your stay

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John O Forseen

Born and raised in Minnesota.Went to school at the U of Minnesota,my teachers were Steven Chenette and Charles Shlueter I graduated and went directly into the Army,where I studyed with Chuck Geyer ,Mel Broiles and Carman Caruso.Spent part of my tour in Chicago with the heralded Fifth Army Band.At that time, I was studying with Chuck Geyer. Because,of that I was offered a job with the Chicago Brass Quintet.Had to leave Chicago because of Army. I went to The West Point Band in New York to finish my tour.After the Army I did pick up work in Mpls,which included jobs with The Lake Harriet Symphony, the Minnesota Opera,the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra,and Plymouth Congregational Church.Mean while on the other side of music I was working with The Sam Bivens and the New Experience,Stan Hagesacks Big Band,Irv Williams Big Band and Jim Tolcks litle Big Band. Then I moved to Florida which is the retirement destination for many great musicians.Ironiaclly they have a very good music scene here I got to play with such greats as,Al Klink,John Laporta, Leon Merian,John Lamb,Al Steward,Dick Hyman,Bob Hagart,Sheryll Mcannes,Greg Alman,Ira Sullivan,Greg Nielson,Dan Mcmillion,Kenny Drew Jr.,Chip Mcneil,Mark Gould ,Steve Gould,Gary Deary,and this list goes on and on.I left Sarasota then went on the road with Circus Gatti.The benefits on this are a very steady paycheck and getting to conduct Big bands chock full on great players.Some of the players were,Walt John,George Wirth,Med Flory, Carl Fontana,Joe Davis,ect ect.I got off the road due to health problems and came back to Florida.

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Fred Haas

Fred Haas, a Dartmouth graduate ('73), teaches Saxophone, Jazz Piano, Improvisation, Jazz History and Music Theory at Dartmouth College. He lives in Hartland, Vermont, and travels throughout New England and beyond performing and recording with a variety of musicians. Fred brings to each of his performances and workshops a depth of experience and knowledge from over thirty-five years as a jazz musician and educator. His goal is to communicate a broad range of emotions through music as well as share information about the history of jazz and the art of jazz improvisation. In 1997 Fred founded Interplay Jazz Camp, which provides an opportunity for musicians of all ages to participate in a relaxed and supportive learning environment with an experienced faculty that focuses on key aspects of the improvisational art of jazz

Rob Stoneback

Rob Stoneback is a trombonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader from the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. During his career, he has performed with the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Harry James, and Gene Krupa Orchestras. The Rob Stoneback Big Band has been in continuous operation since 1979. In the course of these years, the band has recorded with Bill Watrous and has performed at Lincoln Center and all over the Mid-Atlantic region. His compositions can be heard on his Caught in the Web and Mad to the Bone recordings.

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Julian MacDonough

Julian MacDonough is an award winning American jazz musician, studio drummer, and educator based in the Pacific NW. Since 1991, Julian has performed with over 200 musical acts and recorded 150+ albums to date. He is honored to have toured with such notables as Jimmy Heath, Harold Mabern, Joey DeFranscesco, Terell Stafford, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Gary Smulyan, Marcus Printup, Walter Banding Jr., and Dr. Lonnie Smith. A passionate educator, Julian holds over 20 years teaching experience with students of all ages in both private lessons and in leading combo classes. He has guest taught at institutions throughout the Pacific NW, as an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts, Central Washington University, and Western Washington University, with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, the Ferndale High School Jazz Band, the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Port Townsend Jazz Festival, and as a guest artist instructor at institutions throughout western Canada and the US

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Andreas Toftemark

Andreas Toftemark is a 28-year-old saxophonist and composer who currently lives in New York City. Andreas performs regularly on the New York jazz scene and has been on tour in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Spain; and performed at venues such as The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Christanias Jazz Club Copenhagen, The Hat Bar in Berlin and Unity Jazz Club in Sweeden, both as a sideman and bandleader. You can listen to Andreas performing every week at venues such as Jules Jazz Club and Bistro, Anyway Cafe, The Red Room, The Great Nothern Foodhall and many other music venues in the New York area, where Andreas has performed with great musicians such as Michael Valeanu, Paul Sikivie, Ethan Iverson, Josh Allen, Ethan Iverson, Pat Brennan, Myles Sloniker, Robbie Lee, Peter Bernstein to name a few