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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: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

TJP: Peace and Love

Read "Peace and Love" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Good singers need a good voice AND good timing, and with the release of Peace and Love, singer Paul Jost demonstrates both. The Philadelphia-based band TJP (formerly known as The Jost Project) has perfectly timed the release of Peace and Love, a collection of iconic songs from the 1960s and '70s with all the beauty and ...

Billy Jones: 3's a Crowd

Read "3's a Crowd" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Duo records involving drummers aren't that common in the world of straight-ahead jazz. While it's never been an infrequent option for avant-gardists (and there are some truly legendary examples, not the least of which are John Coltrane and Rashied Ali's Interstellar Space, Max Roach and Cecil Taylor's Historic Concerts, and Peter Brötzmann and Hamid Drake's Dried ...

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio at Germantown Settlement School

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio
Settlement Music School
jny: Philadelphia, PA
December 23, 2016

He's come a long way since first starting lessons at Philadelphia's Settlement Music School, but city native Kurt Rosenwinkel has never forgotten those roots. On a night when they could have been squeezing in a little ...

Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong

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Center City Jazz Festival
Philadelphia, PA
April 30, 2016

“The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist Ernest Stuart). I'm not sure if there was any backup plan ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

A Stable of Percussionists at the Barnes Foundation

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Tony Miceli, A-list vibes player and creator of the online Vibes Workshop, is a generous man. He shared his recent First Friday gig at the Barnes Foundation on Ben Franklin Parkway in jny: Philadelphia with a round-up of the Malletech company's stable of mallet masters.

After brainstorming with Leigh Howard Stevens, owner of Malletech, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Anthony Smith Quintet CD Release At Cornelia St. Cafe: "Play It Forward"

Established Vibraphonist/Composer Anthony Smith Starts Fresh in New York City, Releases New Double-Recording, Play It Forward, Volume One and Two Release Concert at Cornelia St. Café, October 4th, 2015, 9pm Recording Features Rising Stars of NYC Jazz Scene: Syberen Van Munster (guitar), Petros Klampanis (bass), Kenny Pexton (saxophone), Mark Ferber (drums) A couple years ago, vibraphonist/pianist/composer Anthony Smith ...

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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Coming Soon! Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release Of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date, "Love Is A Pendulum"

Coming Soon! Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release Of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date, "Love Is A Pendulum"

Motema Music Proudly Announces The Release of Joe Locke's Most Personal & Emotive Work To Date Love Is A Pendulum Available May 26, 2015 Available for pre-order on iTunes Now! Featuring Joe Locke (compositions, vibes), Robert Rodriguez (piano), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass), Terreon Gully (co-­producer, drums) With Special Guests Rosario Giuliani, Donny McCaslin (saxophones), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Victor Provost (steel pan) and Theo Bleckmann ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

The Third Annual World Vibes Congress Creates Waves in Asbury Park

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Another epic gathering of vibraphone players was uncorked and, like Champagne on New Year's Eve, this bubbly was not staying in the bottle. Part of the Third World Vibes Congress, the jam exploded at the packed Langosta Lounge and Restaurant on Asbury Park's boardwalk early in January. Pairs of vibes players, many of whom had never ...