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Joe Costello

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

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 ...

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 ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Poncho Sanchez To Headline Free Tucson Downtown Jazz Fiesta On MLK Day 2019!

Poncho Sanchez To Headline Free Tucson Downtown Jazz Fiesta On MLK Day 2019!

Plus this dynamic lineup including: Trombone Shorty, Kathleen Grace with Larry Goldings, UA Studio Jazz Ensemble with Terell Stafford, and Sheila Jordan with Cameron Brown on sale August 24! The line-up for the 5th annual Tucson Jazz Festival, scheduled for January 11-21, 2019, continues to take shape with the announcement of Poncho Sanchez headlining the free ...

earthTone

earthTone is a modern music ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY, rooted in the elements of jazz, improvisation, soul, funk and groove. The group was started in 2015 by trumpeter Patrick Adams, and also includes his brother Nicki Adams on pianos and synthesizers, Alex Cummings on saxophones, Dan Stein on bass, Mike Mohamed on drums, and Peter Manheim on percussion. Their open and expansive style connects and uplifts others while expressing the joy they feel in music.

NEWS: JOB POSTING

The Nash Announces A Search For Managing Director

The Nash Announces A Search For Managing Director

Jazz in Arizona Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking a full-time Managing Director. Jazz in Arizona owns and operates The Nash, a world-class performance and education venue located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant arts districts, Roosevelt Row, in Phoenix, AZ. The mission of Jazz in Arizona is to celebrate the rich tradition ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Mike Stern: Half Crazy

Read "Mike Stern: Half Crazy" reviewed by Jim Worsley

SoCal Jazz is back from safari to the auspicious Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. A follow-up with guitarist Mike Stern was the primary itinerary for this trip. Trip is the name of Stern's new record, just in case you missed the play on words. Unfortunately, Stern had a trip of another kind in 2016. How ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ

Read "Jazz at the Nash Volume 2: Roots in AZ" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

This is the second in a series of In Pictures articles on The Nash, a jazz club and educational institution that is at the heart of the jny: Phoenix jazz universe. This article celebrates visiting musicians who have roots in Arizona. Tenor titan Tony Malaby, a native of Tucson, brought his outstanding group Paloma ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Smokin' at The Nash

Read "Smokin' at The Nash" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Jazz cognoscenti may not think of jny: Phoenix as a hotbed of great jazz. However, a confluence of factors contributes to a remarkably vibrant jazz scene. The city boasts a wealth of excellent jazz education programs spread across universities and community colleges. This has attracted great musicians and educators from around the country who play the ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Global Music Adventures at the Musical Instrument Museum

Read "Global Music Adventures at the Musical Instrument Museum" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), located in North jny: Phoenix, is a singularly unique experience in the world of music or museums, for that matter. The MIM displays over 6500 instruments from all corners of the globe. The experience is enhanced by superb video and audio presentations that situate the music in historical and cultural contexts. ...


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