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Greg Pardue

Professional musician since 1970 Front Porch Pandemic Jazz Jam - April 2020 to present Forecast, The Jazz-Rock Fusion - Band leader - 1977 to present The Roadhouse Band & PHD Jazz - Core member since 2005 Private music teacher - saxophone, flute & clarinet Formerly employed by P. Mauriat Saxophones, Jupiter Band Instruments & Latin Percussion (LP)

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Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity: Elastic Wave

Read "Elastic Wave" reviewed by Chris May


The last time we heard from Norwegian drummer Gard Nilssen as a leader was with his Supersonic Orchestra—a three-drummer, three-bassist behemoth whose 2020 album, If You Listen Carefully The Music Is Yours (Odin), proved that, contrary to the precedent set by Stan Kenton, it is possible to assemble a big band packing Death Star-level ordnance which ...

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Jan Leder

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A born-and-raised New Yorker, Jan Leder decided to pursue her love for improvisation after twelve years of studying classical music. She studied for three years with the late pianist Lennie Tristano and then continued her jazz studies with pianist Connie Crothers for over ten years. A self-styled course of study in jazz history at SUNY Purchase led to her compilation of the first comprehensive history of women in jazz entitled Women in Jazz: A Discography of Instrumentalists 1913-1968 (Greenwood Press 1985). Ms. Leder has enjoyed teaching jazz improvisation, although teaching has not figured prominently in her career. In 1999 Jan recorded Nonchalant (A-Records 2000), a collection of mostly original melodies

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J. Peter Schwalm & Stephan Thelen: Transneptunian Planets

Read "Transneptunian Planets" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


To get any further out than Transneptunian Planets, one would have to travel to the edge of the solar system. The title of the album— offered up by electro-acoustic composer J. Peter Schwalm and guitarist, composer & mathematician Stephan Thelen—refers to objects orbiting the sun in the far reaches, out beyond Neptune. Many of these objects ...

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The Blue Notes: Refugees From Race Hate

Read "The Blue Notes: Refugees From Race Hate" reviewed by Chris May


In late May 2022, three months into the war in Ukraine, the plight of refugees is at the front of our minds. Around five million Ukrainians have become refugees and another seven million are displaced persons inside their own country. The apartheid-era South African refugee crisis was not on this scale. The number of internally displaced ...

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Roomet Jakapi

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Roomet Jakapi is an avant-garde vocalist and free improviser based in Estonia. He has performed with many excellent improvising musicians, including Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta, Guilherme Rodrigues, Emilio Gordoa, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Tom Blancarte, Chris Pitsiokos, Fred Frith, Jerzy Mazzoll, Sławek Janicki, Roman Stolyar, Elo Masing, Taavi Kerikmäe, Mart Soo, Niels Præstholm, Theodore Parker, Jonas Van den Bossche, Jukka Kääriäinen and Ilia Belorukov. Roomet is a member of the experimental bands Punkt Nihu, Kreatiivmootor, and Impromachine4000. He is also an Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Tartu.

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Diana Hamilton

Diana Hamilton had a rather idyllic childhood in the Bahamas. At the age of 16, she was sent to continue her education in New York. She later moved to Paris, where she became an English teacher and coach for many years. During this time it never occurred to her that she was or could be a singer. It was not until the day she was with her little boy, Nairobi, playing soccer in a park that her inner voice was awakened. She watched helplessly as another child became very aggressive toward him. A feeling of distress overcame her due to her inability to shield him from the racism that he was experiencing at that moment

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LUCIANO BUOSI

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MUSICIAN DIRECTOR TEACHER PIANIST COMPOSER Luciano Buosi was born in Villorba (Treviso), began his musical studies at the age of 8, and graduated in piano at 19 c / o the G.b. Martini conservatory in Bologna, pianist and composer immediately dedicated himself to teaching music and the piano and pursues a great passion of his. ..... jazz music. He dedicated his life to teaching music education from 1975, in lower secondary state schools, until 2011. In 1988 he founded a musical association: "Blue Note", still active today, which was the first school of modern and jazz music in the Treviso area. Also in those years he founded and directed one of the most esteemed big bands in the north east, the BLUE NOTE ORCHESTRA, of 20 musicians, with whom he performed for a decade in Italy and abroad, with more than a hundred concerts

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Bob Ockenden

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