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Cha Wa: Funk 'n' Feathers

Read "Funk 'n' Feathers" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

"Party in a box" is an overused expression, of which yours truly is more guilty than most. But there's no better way to describe or explain the celebratory, communal and thoroughly excellent funky joy that radiates like the brilliant sun from Funk 'n' Feathers.

Funk 'n' Feathers may be Cha Wa's debut release, but ...

Artistry in Rhythm: Afro-Cuban Epiphany to Haitian Voodoo

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Brian Andres & the Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel
This Could Be That
Self-Produced
2016

This Could Be That celebrates the first decade of Brian Andres & his Afro-Cuban Jazz Cartel, which came together in 2007 in and around the jny: San Francisco Bay Area's Latin jazz hothouse. Music ...

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16th Litchfield Jazz Festival: Kent, CT, August 5-7, 2011

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Litchfield Jazz Festival
Kent, CT
August 5-7, 2011
“I like to save the best for last," saxophonist Jimmy Heath told the crowd near the end of his big band's grand finale set at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011.
It was a successful strategy, not only for Heath's ...

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Inntoene Festival: Diersbach, Austria, June 10-12, 2011

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Inntoene Festival 2011
Diersbach, Austria
June 10-12, 2011
I overheard a conversation at the Inntoene Festival in Austria. In a mock-incredulous tone, one New York musician was asking another:
“Straight up. You're telling me. That this whole farm place. Is owned. By a trombonist?!“
Cue laughter and the ...

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Davell Crawford: New Orleans Jazz Musician Featured on NBC's the Today Show

Davell Crawford: New Orleans Jazz Musician Featured on NBC's the Today Show

Almost five years ago, New Orleans jazz & R&B sensation Davell Crawford, like many others, was tragically struck hard by the torment of Hurricane Katrina.

The proclaimed “Prince of New Orleans" had his home, studio, piano and all other possessions destroyed and turned to rubble - and although the rebuilding process still has a long road ...