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Ernie Krivda: Requiem For A Jazz Lady

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It's been over 40 years since tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda first appeared on record. In a career going back six decades he's released around 30 albums under his own name and appeared on many more. His tenor sound, often plaintive, is distinctive and affecting. On Requiem For A Jazz Lady the tenor is given a quartet ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2015

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2015 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Playhouse Square
Cleveland, Ohio
July 9-11, 2015

For the second time in its 36-year history, Tri-C JazzFest lit up downtown Cleveland with a three-day midsummer jazz festival that mixed paid shows from national headliners with free outdoor performances featuring musicians from Northeast Ohio. Home to all these ...

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2013 Tri-C JazzFest: Cleveland, OH, April 19 - 27, 2013

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34th Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
April 19-April 27, 2013
There was a determined effort by Tri-C JazzFest Managing Director Terri Pontremoli to give this year's event more of a festival atmosphere than it has perhaps enjoyed in years past. For starters, many of the outlying venues, such as the East Cleveland library, a regular ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 6-12

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Days 1-5 | Days 6-12
33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 16-29, 2012

Chapter Index April 24: Ernie Krivda's Thunder From the Heartland April 25: Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts April 26: The Jack DeJohnette Group April 27: David Sanborn Trio / Trombone Shorty April 28: Diana Krall April ...

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Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland 2012: Days 1-5

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Days 1-5 | Days 6-12
33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 16-April 29, 2012

In the weeks leading up to the 33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, the town was abuzz with rock 'n roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were back in Cleveland--as they are now ...

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Ernie Krivda - Live at the Dirty Dog (Cimp, 2010)

Ernie Krivda - Live at the Dirty Dog (Cimp, 2010)

Saxophonist Ernie Krivda leads a swinging live performance from the Detroit jazz club The Dirty Dog on this well recorded album. Claude Black on piano, Dan Kolton on bass and Renell Gonsalves on drums join Krivda on quite lengthy explorations of four well-known standards and an extemporaneous blues jam that ends the program in a fun ...

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Ernie Krivda Stokes the Flames with "Blues for Pekar"

Ernie Krivda Stokes the Flames with "Blues for Pekar"

Tenorist Ernie Krivda has unassumingly been at it for decades, building up a rather voluminous discography of hard swinging jazz with roots in the hard bop of the mid-late '50s through early sixties. Many of those disks are quite fine; many were made for the Cadence-CIMP label complex Bob Rusch heads. And herewith, a new offering [Blues ...

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Ernie Krivda - Blues for Pekar (Capri, 2011)

Harvey Pekar was most well known as a graphic novelist, but he was also a huge jazz fan and occasional critic. He receives a fine tribute on this album, a strong disc rooted in the bebop and hard-bop firmament of jazz, and played with a passion and joy that is infectious. Ernie Krivda plays tenor saxophone, ...

Ernie Krivda: Blues for Pekar

Read "Blues for Pekar" reviewed by Matt Marshall

On Blues for Pekar, Cleveland saxophonist Ernie Krivda pays tribute, not only to the late writer, critic and jazz aficionado Harvey Pekar, but also to the time and place from which both men hailed. Working with the Detroit Connection rhythm section also featured on the saxophonist's Live at the Dirty Dog (CIMPoL, 2010), Krivda swings mightily ...

Ernie Krivda: Blues for Pekar

Read "Blues for Pekar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Cleveland, Ohio-based tenor saxophonist Ernie Krivda teams up with his “Detroit Connection," a rhythm section of Motor City jazz stalwarts, on Blues for Pekar, a swinging mainstream set that bursts to life with a fiery take on the standard, “The End of a Love Affair." After a brief unison head with the first of his guest ...