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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rebecca Kilgore with the Harry Allen Quartet at the Jazz Showcase

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Rebecca Kigore with the Harry Allen Quartet
Jazz Showcase
Chicago, IL
September 8, 2019

September 8th 2019 was the final night of tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and vocalist Rebecca Kilgore's four-day tenure at Chicago's historic Jazz Showcase. Despite it being a Sunday evening, the place accommodated a relatively ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Notre Vie Comme Un Western

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The Bastille Day broadcast included new releases from John Finbury & Thelma De Freitas, Calabria Foti, Peter Eldridge & Kenny Werner and Maggie Gould plus birthday shout outs to songwriters Jimmy McHugh, Joan Whitney, saxophonist Lauren Sevian, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, cellist Akua Dixon, bassist Iris Ornig, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Debbie Harry, Luciana Souza and trumpter Carol ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Saxophonist's "A Team" delivers a night filled with musical gems

Saxophonist's "A Team" delivers a night filled with musical gems

A touring jazz saxophonist's lot often means solitary travel to a distant city or country- and working with a local or regional rhythm section with whom they may or may not be familiar. The fine swing tenor Harry Allen had none of that uncertainty for his March 14 appearance in the Charlotte County Jazz Society's concert series. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

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Relocating is never easy, but it would seem that multi-reedist Dan Wilensky has acclimated quite well to the musical climate of Portland, Oregon since arriving there in 2012. The latest release from this man-of-many-talents puts him in close quarters with a collection of that city's finest musicians, a crew that's ready and eager to tackle Wilensky's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dan Wilensky: Made In Portland

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A Hollywood/TV industry musician who has performed on, or arranged for such programs as, The Today Show, David Letterman, The Tonight Show and several others, Portland-based composer and saxophonist Dan Wilensky is currently performing and teaching in Portland, from where he records his fifth album as leader on Made In Portland, offering eight fresh new originals ...

NEWS: RADIO

Reluctant Genius Of Jazz: Artie Shaw This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Artie Shaw was one of the top-grossing stars of the 1930s and the only serious rival Benny Goodman had to his title as “The King of Swing." To celebrate the Shaw legacy, Riverwalk's David Holt talks with Tom Nolan, the author of a new biography, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw. Nolan ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week our radio show explores the Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions. Joining The Jim Cullum Jazz Band are master pianist Dick Hyman and Portland-based vocalist Rebecca Kilgore. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You can also drop in on a continuous stream of shows at the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound. Thomas ‘Fats’ ...

NEWS: RADIO

Songs Of Jimmy McHugh This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Jimmy McHugh’s songs entered the jazz pantheon through recordings by Art Tatum, Benny Goodman, Billie Holiday and many, many more. Today McHugh’s songs remain among the most popular jazz standards recorded by both mainstream and traditional jazz artists. In this week’s Riverwalk Jazz broadcast devoted to McHugh's songs, tap master Savion Glover pays tribute to Bojangles’ legendary ...

NEWS: RADIO

Harold Arlen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, in rare archival interview clips, Harold Arlen speaks about his career and how he wrote some of his most enduring songs, performed by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests: Nina Ferro, Dick Hyman, Rebecca Kilgore and Carol Woods. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You ...

Take Five With Mike McKoy

Read "Take Five With Mike McKoy" reviewed by Mike McKoy

Meet Mike McKoy:
Mike McKoy is a former member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain with professional experience in musical theatre. He has performed in six European countries and aboard the Majesty of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Celebrity Cruises. He made his debut at London's Ronnie Scott's club opening for Elvin Jones ...