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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jeff Duperon: Building a Jazz Bridge for Musicians and the Community

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[For almost fifteen years, Philadelphia's Jazz Bridge has been providing funds and services to professional jazz and blues musicians in need. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, Jazz Bridge will hold its annual fundraiser at the Independence Seaport Museum at Penn's Landing. There will be food, drink, fun, and an opportunity to meet the musicians. The honorary ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dan Monaghan: The Man Behind The Swing

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Dan Monaghan is a working drummer who makes an indispensable contribution to the music by being the one who provides the swing and support that allows the other musicians to achieve their diverse objectives. He performs so often in the Philadelphia area that if you go to a jazz show, there's a fair chance he'll be ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Pat Martino: In the Moment

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Legendary guitarist Pat Martino is devoted to living in the Here and Now! -coincidentally the title of his autobiography (DaCapo, 2011). Taking each moment as it is and adding full measures of love and spirituality, Martino is now well into his sixth decade as one of the most revered and sought after jazz musicians on the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Chuck Anderson: My Life in Music

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My Life in Music
Chuck Anderson
180 Pages
ISBN: #9781483440804
Lulu
2015

Chuck Anderson is not your ordinary jazz musician, and this book is not a typical biography of an entertainer or jazz artist. Anderson is a consummate master of the guitar in jazz, classical, and world music idioms, ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

Composer And Jazz Supporter Andrea Clearfield Actively Involved In Campaigns For Nepal Earthquake Relief

Composer And Jazz Supporter Andrea Clearfield Actively Involved In Campaigns For Nepal Earthquake Relief

Celebrated composer Andrea Clearfield has written important musical compositions based on the long and vital tradition of music in Nepal, where she has traveled, transcribed and documented indigenous folk music and made many friends. (In the photograph on the right, on a recent trip there, she is recording Nepalese composer, Tashi Tsering.) A long-time resident of jny: Philadelphia, Clearfield has for several ...

ARTICLE: JUST FOR FUN

Top Five Funniest People in Jazz

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Despite that serious expression you often see on a jazz musician's face, the truth is that laughter gets him through the day.

The late, great pianist Horace Silver knew it. If you didn't see it in his impish smile, you could hear it in his music. Especially in his last studio album, which knowingly ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Kennedy: Insulation

Read "Insulation" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

This unpretentious but edifying album consists of a series of guitar originals which flow into one another to form a unified whole. The music is relaxing, with a light swing that calls to mind guitarists like Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall, and might be called, to coin a phrase, “soft bop." Mike Kennedy, guitarist and leader, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Bob Ross

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Meet Bob Ross:
My career in music began when I was 11 years old. I started playing trumpet and continued for seven years. At 14, I began playing guitar and have been doing so for 12 years. In 2008, I graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Music degree. In 2010 I earned ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paul Klinefelter and Jim Ridl at Rollers Flying Fish

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Paul Klinefelter and Jim Ridl
Roller's Flying Fish Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA
August 16, 2013

Roller's Flying Fish Restaurant, in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, offers live music in its intimate upstairs setting. The venue has featured top-of-the line jazz players including the legendary Mose Allison and guitarists Chuck Anderson and Jimmy Bruno. Recently, Paul ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chuck Anderson Trio: Philadelphia, PA, July 13, 2013

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Chuck Anderson Trio
Jamey's House of Music
Philadelphia, PA
July 13, 2013

Chuck Anderson is a virtuoso jazz guitarist with an eclectic repertoire that includes standards, originals, a dash of rock, and artisan electric adaptations of classical acoustic guitar music. He started out forty years ago as the house guitarist at the Latin Casino, and ...