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Take Five with Oytun Ersan

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About Oytun Ersan
Oytun Ersan is a Cypriot electric bass and upright bassist, composer, instructor and conductor. At the early age of 15, Oytun joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a bassist where he is still working for the past 20 years. During his career as a musician, Oytun has contributed to a ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Ken Hohman's Top Jazz Releases of 2014

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I'd taken a six month hiatus from my radio show, Freedom Jazz Dance, to concentrate on other things. Turns out my timing couldn't have been worse. I was inundated with so many excellent recordings in 2014 that my head was spinning. Fortunately, I now had the time to truly enjoy them! Here are the lucky 13 ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Rex Richardson: Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards and Blue Shift

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Rex Richardson
Bugles Over Zagreb: The Music of Doug Richards
Self Produced
2014

Master class trumpeter virtuoso Rex Richardson is one of a rare breed of jazz musicians who can successfully straddle the worlds of classical and jazz without sounding like he's a mere overnight guest when performing in ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Visit the new Freedom Jazz Dance website

Visit the new Freedom Jazz Dance website

Dig fresh new jazz reviews, listen to rare jazz tracks and keep the jazz conversation going at the new Freedom Jazz Dance website! Jazz DJ and writer Ken Hohman is pleased to announce that the new Freedom Jazz Dance website is live and online at www.freedomjazzdance.net. Pay a visit today and dig through the ear and eye ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Ken Hohman's Best Releases of 2010

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Year end lists seem to overlook so much, but in a way that's a good thing. After all, it means that good jazz is plentiful these days. The truth of the matter is I spent a great deal of 2010 exploring all the overlooked releases from the past two years. And with so much jazz being ...

NEWS: RADIO

Rappin' with Rex Richardson on Freedom Jazz Dance

Rappin' with Rex Richardson on Freedom Jazz Dance

Tune in to Freedom Jazz Dance--modern jazz from bebop to freebop and beyond--this Sunday on 90.1 FM WDCE from 5-7 PM, live from the beautiful campus of the University of Richmond.

This week I'm delighted to have world class trumpeter Rex Richardson as my guest in the studio as he provides insights into his musical ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rex Richardson: Jazz Upstairs: Live at the Bar-Guru-Bar

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In ancient Athens, American trumpet virtuoso Rex Richardson has put together a group of excellent young Greek jazz musicians and shows them off on Jazz Upstairs: Live at the Bar-Guru-Bar. A collection of standards and originals with swinging, easy-listening arrangements, some tracks possess a modern, cutting-edge bent.

Richardson, at home in both jazz and classical contexts, ...