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Allan Vache

Allan Vache was graduated from Roosevelt Elementary School, Rahway Junior High School, and Rahway High School, Rahway, New Jersey 1959-1971. He also attended Jersey City State College, Jersey City, New Jersey 1971-1975. At this time he studied with David Dworkin of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and independently with famed jazz artist Kenny Davern. From 1972-1975 Allan also performed many professional engagements with such jazz greats as Bobby Hackett, Wild Bill Davison, Pee Wee Erwin, Gene Krupa, Dick Hyman, Max Kaminsky, Clark Terry, Dick Wellstood, Ed Hubble, Cliff Leeman, Bob Haggart, Jack Lesberg, and many others


The Jim Cullum Jazz Band: Porgy and Bess Live

Read "Porgy and Bess Live" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Since its New York City debut in September 1935, George Gershwin's beloved folk opera Porgy and Bess has been recreated and performed in almost every possible context, from classical opera to musical theatre to mainstream jazz, in America and overseas. The opera has been probed and dissected so often, in fact, that at first blush another ...


Reluctant Genius Of Jazz: Artie Shaw This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Artie Shaw was one of the top-grossing stars of the 1930s and the only serious rival Benny Goodman had to his title as “The King of Swing." To celebrate the Shaw legacy, Riverwalk's David Holt talks with Tom Nolan, the author of a new biography, Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw. Nolan ...


All Smiles on Hilton Head Island

Read "All Smiles on Hilton Head Island" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

Fly, drive, bike or walk, if you can, to The Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. But make reservations first or you may be going home early. This intimate jazz and blues club is booked solid every night weeks in advance, and I do mean every night. So it's been for 15 years, ...


A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More

A Swinging Evening for Jazz Clarinet and More

Clarinetist Allan Vaché's mainstream jazz quintet closed out the Charlotte County Jazz Society's 2013-14 concert series Monday night at the Charlotte County Cultural Center with a swinging evening of Tin Pan Alley and jazz standards. The repertoire ranged from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Bob Haggart to the Benny Goodman songbook, with one brief foray to ...


Fletcher Henderson And Don Redman: The Birth Of The Big Band Reed Section

Fletcher Henderson And Don Redman: The Birth Of The Big Band Reed Section

This week, Riverwalk Jazz presents “Fletcher Henderson and Don Redman: The Birth of the Big Band Reed Section" with arrangements adapted by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band’s clarinetist Ron Hockett from the classic Henderson scores from the 1920s. To bring to life this distinctive sound, clarinetists Allan Vaché and Kim Cusack join Jim Cullum and the ...


Benny Goodman Small Combos Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

Benny Goodman Small Combos Tribute This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, guests Allan Vaché and Chuck Hedges on clarinet, vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, and John Sheridan on piano join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in a tribute to the Benny Goodman small combos. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International, on Sirius/XM satellite radio and can be streamed on-demand ...

Take Five With Joseph David Howell

Read "Take Five With Joseph David Howell" reviewed by Joseph David Howell

Meet Joseph David Howell: Dr. Joseph D. Howell has gone from being a mostly self-taught musician from a poor small-town family to earning a Doctor of Musical Arts from a prestigious conservatory. Today he professionally performs, composes, and teaches music of many styles and instruments while maintaining an artistic focus on jazz clarinet and ...


This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Unsung Songwriters: The Great Craftsmen

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Unsung Songwriters: The Great Craftsmen

We know about the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin—but who were the hardworking, yet little-known craftsmen of song responsible for penning the vast body of work known as “jazz standards” of the golden age? The lyrics of these songs may be rich with romance, a silly Marx Brothers ditty, or even a “torchy” lament of ...


This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: The Saxophone In Early New Orleans Jazz

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: The Saxophone In Early New Orleans Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band joins forces with saxophonists Kim Cusack, Vince Giordano, Brian Ogilvie and others to explore the music of early jazz saxophone masters. Our own Ron Hockett shows off his saxophone chops while his clarinet duties are covered by Allan Vaché and Evan Christopher. Bass saxophonist Vince Giordano ...


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