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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017

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Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
June 16-18, 2017

The complicated logistics and sizable costs associated with free jazz festivals have made them somewhat rarified these days. By its all-encompassing scope and scale, the Detroit Jazz Festival has served as a model for many decades now. But if you want something ...

Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues

Read "Lee Smith: My Kind of Blues" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

After nearly 40 years as a working bassist, Lee Smith has become a jny: Philadelphia legend, playing gig after gig with just about everyone, including the Delphonics, Mongo Santamaria, Dizzy Gillespie, Roland Kirk, Lionel Hampton, and a host of Philadelphians, including Larry McKenna, Tom Lawton, Bootsie Barnes, Odean Pope, and the list goes on and on. ...

Joe Magnarelli: Lookin' Up!

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Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli has been a jazz scene stalwart for 30 years. Based in New York since 1986 he's worked with a broad range of musicians including Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cobb and Michael Feinstein and has released a series of albums as leader. Lookin' Up! is his first recording for the Posi-Tone label and it proves ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Bassist Lee Smith's CD Release Celebration @ Kennett Square Flash!

Bassist Lee Smith's CD Release Celebration @ Kennett Square Flash!

Appearing at Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley in Kennett Square, PA, on October 3rd will be bassist Lee Smith and his group. One Show: 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and are available at the door only. For info: 610-745-3011. This is a very special event that celebrates the release of Lee Smith: Sittin' on a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Changing of the Guard: The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

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The 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit, Michigan
August 31- September 3, 2012
They don't call it the largest free jazz festival in North America for no reason. Every Labor Day weekend in Detroit, jazz fans try to wrap their brains around the diverse and generous offerings of one of the country's most successful jazz festivals, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Autumn In New York" by Ferit Odman -- Available on CD & 180 Gram Vinyl

"Autumn In New York" by Ferit Odman -- Available on CD & 180 Gram Vinyl

Turkish jazz drummer Ferit Odman has assembled a cast of dependable NYC veterans again for his second album. FERIT ODMAN
Autumn In New York Trumpet: Terell Stafford
Alto Sax: Vincent Herring
Piano: Anthony Wonsey
Bass: Peter Washington
Drums: Ferit Odman Recorded and mixed by Michael Brorby at Acoustic Recording

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Alex Garnett: Serpent

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The Alex Garnett who peers out of the cover of Serpent looks a little aggressive and wil0- eyed, with odd vertical slits where his pupils should be--a serpent indeed. The Garnett on the inside is more benign, but with a contemporary hipness. In the excellent black and white back cover photo, the besuited saxophonist is cool ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

Multi-talented Trombonist Ernest Stuart Releases First CD "Solitary Walker" March 15

From humble beginnings to headlining Philadelphia and New York City clubs, Ernest Stuart is a multi-talented trombonist who's played alongside The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Branford Marsalis, Billy Paul, The O'Jays, Charles Tolliver Big Band and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, among others. Stuart's heavily awaited debut CD, Solitary Walker, rolls out nationally on March 15, 2011 ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Ferit Odman

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Meet Ferit Odman:

Ferit Odman is an in-demand and busy jazz drummer based in Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation workshops in NYC (2004), and has been ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dmitri Kolesnik at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola

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Dmitri Kolesnik
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
August 27, 2010

Dmitri Kolesnik came to New York from his native St Petersburg in 1991, to study bass with Ron Carter. Now Kolesnik is a firm fixture on the jazz scene in New York. At Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Kolesnik's band featured trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, ...