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Bobby Militello

Bobby Militello has played with many artists for the last 4 decades, along with leading his own groups. Since 1982 he has been playing alto & flute with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and has recorded over 20 cds, played with almost every major orchestra in the U.S., Canada and Europe, appeared in many International jazz festivals, television and radio shows. A childhood dream come true, his tenure with Dave Brubeck has proven to be one of the highlights of his life and career. From 1975 to 1979, Bobby played with Maynard Ferguson, also a childhood dream, on baritone sax and flute. During his tenure with Maynard, he appeared in the Downbeat Readers polls from 1976 to 1979 on bari and flute and received critical acclaim in numerous articles and reviews throughout the United States and Canada

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Nancy Kelly: A Dynamic And Determined Voice

Read "Nancy Kelly: A Dynamic And Determined Voice" reviewed by Scott Gudell

Nancy Kelly has been singin,' swingin' and scattin' for a long time. Her first musical path took her into the world of classical music when she started playing by ear at age three and her mother guided her to piano lessons by age four. The Beatles arrived a decade later and she abruptly shifted her allegiance ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianst Lisa Hilton Release "Day & Night" on Ruby Slippers Productions

Pianst Lisa Hilton Release "Day & Night" on Ruby Slippers Productions

Nineteen albums in, after working with the top-drawer jazz masters, like Antonio Sanchez, Christian McBride, Nasheet Waits, Sean Jones, Marcus Gilmore, Steve Wilson, Jeremy Pelt, Lewis Nash, Billy Hart, Larry Grenadier, Rudy Royston, and Bobby Militello, among others, LISA HILTON strips her music down to the essentials and returns to the solo format with Day & ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Eddie Reyes

Read "Take Five with Eddie Reyes" reviewed by Eddie Reyes

Meet Eddie Reyes: Eddie Reyes has evolved a unique and personal style on the guitar. Although for much of his playing career he has focused on electric jazz guitar, he now turns mostly to the acoustic. He has evolved his style from, first, a fascination with Brazilian Jazz to his present passion, Flamenco. In the ...

Take Five With Lisa Hilton

Read "Take Five With Lisa Hilton" reviewed by Lisa Hilton

Meet Lisa Hilton:Lisa Hilton is considered one of the most distinctive composers and pianists in jazz today. Trained as a classical pianist but with a degree in art, she has created her evocative, individualistic and impressionistic “sound paintings" for over a decade as a leader. In the book, The New Face of Jazz, Hilton ...

Take Five with Lisa Hilton

Read "Take Five with Lisa Hilton" reviewed by Lisa Hilton

Meet Lisa Hilton: Pianist Lisa Hilton is driven to compose. Her compositions--rich in blues inflections and soul--make precise use of harmony and rhythm, welcoming audiences into a unique exchange between composer and listener, a human intersection where magic happens. The result is a fresh sound that is evocative, engaging and infused with 21st century ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival

Read "15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Litchfield Jazz FestivalKent, ConnecticutAugust 6-8, 2010 The green hills of Kent, Connecticut resounded once more with the sound of jazz as the 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival settled in from Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 8th. This year the main stage was again indoors in the newly air-conditioned hockey ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

52nd Monterey Jazz Festival Presents Best of Old and New

Read "52nd Monterey Jazz Festival Presents Best of Old and New" reviewed by Larry Taylor

52nd Annual Monterey Jazz FestivalMonterey FairgroundsMonterey, CaliforniaSeptember 18-20, 2009 Three Generations of Pianists, a celebration of piano jazz, spotlighting a family of greats from Jason Moran through Dave Brubeck, highlighted the 2009 Monterey Jazz Festival at Monterey County Fairgrounds in Northern California. And surprisingly, celebrated folk legend Pete Seeger got ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

30th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival

Read "30th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Matt Marshall

Hank Jones / Corea, Clarke & White Sean Jones / Dave Brubeck Quartet / Brian Auger's Oblivion Express Alfredo Rodriguez / Dennis Coffey / Wayne Shorter Quartet Chuchito Valdes / Stefon Harris & Blackout 30th Annual Detroit International Jazz Festival Detroit, Michigan ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

"Maynard!" -- New Book About Maynard Ferguson Now Available

"Maynard!" -- New Book About Maynard Ferguson Now Available

MAYNARD! becomes the first new book on bandleader and jazz trumpet phenomenon Maynard Ferguson in nearly a dozen years. It's 240 pages of raw MF as remembered in interviews by 30 musicians and others from his earliest U.S. gigs in the late 40s to the peak of his career on Columbia Records in the 70s. Grammy ...


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