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Alain Bradette

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Saxophonist, Alain Bradette, was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. An accomplished performer, composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed in Canada, Europe and the United States. In 2004, two of Alain’s compositions were recognized by the prestigious Great American Song Contest: Montreal-Marseille took first place honors and A Bird’s Dream ranked second in the top five Outstanding Compositions in the jazz category. He has been both a sideman and a featured musician on several recordings and produced singer-songwriter, Serina Jung’s, second album Sparrows. Other musical collaborations include performances with The International Montreal Jazz Festival Orchestra with guest musicians Adam Makowicz and George Mraz, the Vic Vogel Big Band, Tiger Okoshi, at a Timucua Art Foundation event, and Quebec’s star, Pierre Flynn. The youngest of eight children, Alain was exposed to many different styles of music, at an early age, from his siblings as well as his father who had an extensive collection of vinyls

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Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month includes Month-Long Celebration and Honors Benny Golson

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Mayor Michael A. Nutter will officially proclaim April 2014 jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month and launch the month-long celebration during an April 3 press conference at City Hall. The event will honor Philadelphia-born jazz legend Benny Golson and include a live performance by the Francois Zayas Trio. jny: Philadelphia Jazz Appreciation Month (Philly ...

Album

State of Mind

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: State of Mind; Promenade sur St-Denis; 21 Août; Sitting on the Edge; Heartsong; My Secret Love; Morning Rain; Serina; The Woman Across the Room.

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Dani Felber Big Band / Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra / Jazz Composer's Workshop Orchestra

Read "Dani Felber Big Band / Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra / Jazz Composer's Workshop Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Dani Felber Big BandMore Than Just Friends Self Published2010 Before hazarding any premature comment about the merits of this new album by Swiss bandleader Dani Felber, it must be noted at the outset that one of Felber's good friends is former Count Basie stalwart Frank Foster whose even-handed ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Fred Hess Big Band / Timucua Jazz Orchestra / Michael Treni

Read "Fred Hess Big Band / Timucua Jazz Orchestra / Michael Treni" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Fred Hess Big Band Hold On Dazzle Records 2010 When listening to Hold On, composer / arranger / saxophonist Fred Hess' fourteenth album as leader but first in front of a big band, one question immediately arises: What took him so long? As it turns out, recording his ...

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Article: Album Review

Alain Bradette: State of Mind

Read "State of Mind" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Contemporary: here today; now. However, in today's speed-of-light-is-too-slow world, that word is reminiscent of quantum physicists who, when viewing particles at subatomic levels, see activity that has already taken place. Ephemeral. Passé. Bland in essence, it has immediate and short-lived appeal. Such is the state sometimes with music categorized as “contemporary." While one ...


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