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Jazz Academy Music Making Opportunities with Columbus Music Co-op, Sarah Morrow, Duke Robillard, Nia Allen

Jazz Academy Music Making Opportunities with Columbus Music Co-op, Sarah Morrow, Duke Robillard, Nia Allen

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG) offers extraordinary music making opportunities at the Jazz Academy to engage all ages and interests including free workshops with the Columbus Music Co-op and clinics with international trombone star Sarah Morrow, Blues Music Award-winning guitarist Duke Robillard, and gospel singer Nia Allen. The Columbus Music Co-op continues its free workshop ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2009 Paris Jazz Diary

Read "2009 Paris Jazz Diary" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Paris, France: Proof-positive that the jazz scene here is still thriving came via five encores for 91-year-old pianist Hank Jones during the Jazz a la Villette Festival, and the crowds of enthusiastic listeners that filled small jazz clubs night after night.


During my annual stay in the City of Light, I planned outings to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Morrow: The American All-Stars In Paris

Read "The American  All-Stars In Paris" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

"The new album, said Sarah Morrow as she introduced “Simone at a recent concert at Iridium, “is a collection of American standards that connect with French listeners. She should know; the trombonist has been a resident of Paris for a number of years now.

The album opens with a New Orleans-tinged rendition of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Morrow: The American All Stars In Paris

Read "The American All Stars In Paris" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

It seems like a familiar story by now. A group of American ex-pat musicians in Paris is well regarded there, despite having little recognition on this side of the Atlantic. Trombonist Sarah Morrow is here joined by veteran saxman Hal Singer, organist Rhoda Scott, bassist Wayne Dockery (a former Jazz Messenger), and drummer John Betsch. Two ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Morrow: American All-Stars in Paris

Read "American All-Stars in Paris" reviewed by Jim Santella

Backed by a hot jazz ensemble from Paris, trombonist Sarah Morrow steps out with a firm grasp of the situation. She and her band swing hard, creatively interpreting these standard tunes. Her solo trombone voice, alongside those of tenor giant Hal Singer and organist Rhoda Scott, results in a hearty party that could last all night ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Morrow: Greenlight

Read "Greenlight" reviewed by Jim Santella

Trombonist Sarah Morrow has it all: creative music with a strong traditional foundation and superb musical skills. Her session swings in a rhythmic groove, and there's plenty of room for ballads. “All Blues" summarizes the session with sparkling glimpses, both old and new. However, the use of space to make room for James Hurt's piano musings ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sarah Morrow: Greenlight

Read "Greenlight" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Shades of Melba Liston, another trombone player from the distaff side! Playing this sometimes clumsy instrument can be a real challenge for a woman given the stretch needed for the slide and high-level breath control required. But there are no obstacles for Sarah Morrow. Ohio born, but working mainly in Europe and was discovered by Ray ...