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Michael Collins

Michael Collins, pianist and award-winning composer, is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC, where he studied with jazz masters Shelly Berg, Russ Ferrante, and Kim Richmond. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Michael studied in his own back yard with jazz legend Armand Boatman at the "Granada Conservatory" (Armand's living room on Granada Street). Michael's piano playing and arranging is modern yet deeply rooted in the jazz tradition. His big band composition "Sketch Artist" was awarded honorable mention in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards, and his big band arrangement of "El Sur" was featured on "40 Acres and a Burro," a GRAMMY-nominee for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

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Article: The Reluctant Marketer

Your Marketing Mindset and Hustle

Read "Your Marketing Mindset and Hustle" reviewed by Michael Lake


Being a good jazz musician is not enough. Your thousands of hours put into developing your craft, honing a unique musical voice, and discovering how to make meaningful music over keys and chords are now table stakes. Growing your audience and income requires more. The infrastructure you once relied on for career success is ...

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News: Event

Phoenix Rising 100 Years Of Jazz - Benefit Concert For Ability360 on April 14

Phoenix Rising 100 Years Of Jazz - Benefit Concert For Ability360 on April 14

Phoenix Rising 100 Years Of Jazz appears in concert Friday, April 14, 2023 at 7:30pm in the Piper Repertory Theater of the Mesa Arts Center at One Main Street in Mesa, AZ in the jny: Phoenix metro. Tickets are available at here for $15-49 with discounts for students, seniors and patrons with disabilities. Phoenix Rising 100 ...

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Gabriel Bey

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Gabriel Bey, Chief Creative Officer at Moorish Manor Publishing, Management & Moor. 

Composer, Publisher, Trumpeter and Leader of the band, Spooky Kool, Your Friend in the Spiritual Age, where you can experience the best in “Head Boppin’ Jazz,” and performing as Gabriel Bey and Friends.

Gabriel performs with many different artists, but his joy comes from performing with the many different area Jazz Bands; like the SMCC Latin Jazz Band, Scottsdale Jazz Band, and the South Mountain Community Fat Jazz Band. 

Additionally, Gabriel serves on the Music Advisory Committee for Scottsdale Community College and Manages KingdomworK Recording Studio.  He is a member of NAMM; Eliances; and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 586 where he serves as a Trustee, Chairs the Outreach Committee, and is a Host on Radio 586 AZ Roots and KRDP 90.7 FM.

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Article: Book Review

Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song

Read "Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song" reviewed by John Kelman


Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible SongAnthony Garone322 PagesISBN: 978- 1949267457Stairway Press2021 Failure to Fracture: Learning King Crimson's Impossible Song. It's as clear a mission statement as might be found anywhere. But musician, guitarist, husband, father, son and high tech professional Anthony Garone has spent more ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Live Jazz Concerts Return To The Nash In June 2021

Live Jazz Concerts Return To The Nash In June 2021

Beginning in June, live jazz concerts will resume at The Nash, the leading jazz club and educational center in Phoenix. Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee will be the first concert held at the venue, after over 14 months of closure. Concerts are scheduled throughout the month with tickets on sale at thenash.org. Friday and Saturday concerts ...

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News: Advocacy

The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

The Nash Announces The Creation Of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund

In honor of her long-standing love and support of young jazz artists, The Nash announces the establishment of The Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund. Donations made to the fund will directly support The Nash programs for youth, including Phoenix Jazz Girls, The Nash Legacy Ensemble and The Nash Futures, providing scholarships for young musicians who ...

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Joe Costello

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Joe is from New York City and has played with various groups around the country during his career. Some of the most incredible musicians he got to play with was when he headed up his own jazz quartet in NYC. They held a gig at the same club for two years straight and the core of the band was comprised of Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Ben Wolfe on bass & Joel Weiskopf on piano . On top of the core group, they would have amazing people sub from time to time or just sit in...some notables are Jerry Weldon on sax, Billy Drummond on drums, Tom Harrell on trumpet, Essiet Essiet on bass, Harry Connick Jr

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Article: Catching Up With

Mike Vax: Getting Vaxinated

Read "Mike Vax: Getting Vaxinated" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Mike Vax has one of the shortest surnames in jazz music—he's “tied" with Tommy Vig and Jack Six for that honor. However, those familiar with his activities as a well-respected lead trumpeter and soloist with Stan Kenton, a stalwart member of the famous Dukes of Dixieland, the leader and man behind the annual tour of the ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller: The Lost Tour

Read "Bob James, David Sanborn, and Marcus Miller: The Lost Tour" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Backing a new record with a live tour is, of course, standard practice. So, a tour in support of Double Vision (Warner Brothers, 1986) would be nothing out of the ordinary. The Bob James and David Sanborn classic, that also features Marcus Miller and Steve Gadd, proved to be visionary in its scope and profound in ...


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