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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

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The Doobie Brothers & Steely Dan-The Summer of Living Dangerously Tour
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
June 23, 2018

If there is one tried and true adage that is applicable to the arts, it is the one that goes “everything old is new again." Be it a need for monetary ...

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Without A Trace

Read "Without A Trace" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Grudging good wishes to New Yorkers who are able to see and hear the world-class Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra on a fairly regular basis. Everyone else must make do with the occasional recording (Without a Trace is only the second by the ten-year-old ensemble which made its debut in 2008). That's not nearly enough, of course, ...

Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra: Without A Trace

Read "Without A Trace" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra follows up the highly successful debut album Portraits and Places (Origin, 2016), with another masterpiece recording on Without A Trace offering new and exciting arrangements of three standards and four creative Reeves originals that all together, pack quite a powerful musical punch. A full-tenured professor at The City University of New ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

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Steely Dan
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 28, 2015

Back in April, Steely Dan got the busses loaded up for their semi regular touring season that included a few nights at Coachella. July 6th then brought forth the official summer tour, with twenty-three dates set through the middle of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Richie Goods and Nuclear Fusion: Three Rivers

Read "Three Rivers" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Growing up in the 1970s, I was a rabid fan of the aggressive and adventurous sounds of jazz-rock, later re-branded as “jazz fusion." I slowly lost interest as the style became mired in a sticky sea of overproduced pop moves and smooth sentiment, but held out hope for some sort of renaissance. The jam-band fad of ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, Nyc Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, Nyc Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s acclaimed music school, New York Jazz Academy, is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New York, ...

Donald Edwards: Evolution Of An Influenced Mind

Read "Evolution Of An Influenced Mind" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Donald Edwards is one of those drummers that seem to be taken for granted. He's constantly being called upon to support others, shaping moods and grooves on record for everybody from saxophonist Dayna Stephens to trombonist Conrad Herwig to vocalist Carolyn Leonhart, but he's largely avoided being in the spotlight. He's only released two other leader ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Jacobs Pavilion

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Steely Dan
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Cleveland, Ohio
July 23, 2013

Time flies when you are having fun and it's hard to believe that Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, collectively known as Steely Dan, are well into that life niche known as the senior years. Fortunately, they still have a thing for the road, which ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s newest music school is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New York, CNBC, and CBS News, ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

New York Jazz Academy Summer Jazz Intensives, NYC Music Camps For Adults And Teens, Now Enrolling

MAKE THIS SUMMER YOUR HOTTEST YET NEW YORK, NY: New York City’s newest music school is offering affordable Summer Jazz Intensives to adults and teens who can make it to their exciting new space on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. New York Jazz Academy, recently featured on NBC’s Today in New York, CNBC, and CBS News, ...