Content by tag "Bebop"

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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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Richard Pavlidis

Richard Pavlidis is a jazz saxophonist based in Melbourne. Educated at the Victorian College of the Arts (2011), Richard has performed at major festivals around Australia and overseas including Splendour in the Grass, Manly Jazz Festival (Sydney), Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Bay of Islands Jazz Festival (NZ) and Europafest (Romania). Richard's debut solo album 'Without Within' was released in May 2019.

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Pete Coco

A mainstay on the New York Jazz Scene, bassist Pete Coco recently released his debut album as a leader, “Lined with a Groove,” which features drummer Matt Wilson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. The LP is an homage to his mentors and influences, with fresh arrangements of tunes by bassists including Ron Carter, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Paul Chambers and more.

Pete has performed with many jazz greats including Matt Wilson, Jane Monheit, Bucky Pizzarelli, Zach Brock, Melissa Aldana, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Bruce Forman, Joel Weiskopf, Frank Vignola, Chuck Redd, and Warren Vache, among others

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Jamie O'Donnell

Jamie O'Donnell is a London based alto saxophonist. He began playing alto saxophone aged 17 after falling in love with the music of Charlie Parker, growing to love the playing of the great alto players Phil Woods, Jackie McLean, Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper and Sonny Stitt. Jamie studied saxophone with Aubrey Frank before attending the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London where he studied with Jean Toussaint and Simon Purcell. Jamie has also studied with the Bebop legend, pianist Barry Harris. A prolific composer, Jamie writes tunes for his own quartet "S.A.O.L.E." which has been together since 1998

Gilbert Castellanos

Gilbert Castellanos, renowned musician, composer, curator, educator and arranger based in San Diego, is one of the hottest jazz trumpeters in the United States today.  Adept in straight-ahead, as well as Latin and Afro Cuban jazz, Castellanos has become a leading figure of the vibrant, diverse and flourishing jazz scene in America’s Finest City. An established scene-maker on the West Coast, Castellanos is the Artistic Curator of both of the San Diego Symphony's highly successful jazz series - Jazz at The Jacobs and Bayside Summer Nights - which have featured some of today's brightest stars including ‪Gregory Porter‬, Chick Corea, ‪Chucho Valdes‬, ‪Dianne Reeves‬, ‪Cecile McLorin Salvant‬, John Faddis and more.  Castellanos’ talents are also renowned in the dance community

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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

Gabriele Donati

Jazz bass player active in NY, since 1996. Gabriele has played with Ehud Asherie, Harry Allen, Jason Brown, Lawrence Leathers, Michael Kanan, Fukushi Tainaka, Steve Williams, Pete Van Nostrand, Grant Stewart, etc.

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Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Félix Award winner, band leader, recording artist and jazz master, hard driving bebop drummer NORMAN MARSHALL VILLENEUVE is an iconic and much beloved figure in Canadian jazz history. This veteran player has a successful career history, at 81, in his 8th decade in show business. Norm was born in Montreal on May 29, 1938 and grew up in the St. Henri district, in the famed Little Burgundy area, home to Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, the Sealy brothers, and Claude Ranger. He began his performance career as a tap dancer and singer, entertaining audiences from age 8

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Jacob Wise

A native of Austin, Texas, Jacob Wise is a jazz guitarist with an open mind. Jacob received his musical education at the University of North Texas, where he received an M.M. in Jazz Studies, and was a member of the renowned One O'Clock Lab Band and a Graduate Teaching Fellow. He is equally at home performing with his trio in a jazz club, playing a Broadway musical, a rock 'n roll church gig, or a wedding. He spent four years working in the show band aboard Princess Cruises, traveling the world and visiting over 30 countries. His first CD, "Jacob Wise Trio", was released in 2010, and his new quartet CD, “Paseo”, was released in February 2019. He’s on the faculty at Austin Community College, and maintains a busy private teaching studio.

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Bob Niederriter

Bob Niederriter is a jazz artist . He is a composer, guitarist and arranger who has studied and performed with great artists in jazz and modern classical music and has doggedly pursued excellence in the field, immersing himself in the music while seeking inspiration and instruction from the masters. In coming to know him, however, one sees that his music is informed by an artistic vision that finds its expression through a surprisingly diverse range of work. Niederriter is an accomplished glass blower, painter, cook, and gardener, and his work in each of these areas is expressive of a consistent vision coupled with ample talent and a quiet but potent work ethic