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ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Two Trumpets Floored at the Deer Head Inn

Read "Two Trumpets Floored at the Deer Head Inn" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

The stage of the legendary Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, PA, straddles the dark brown barroom and the red dining room, dividing it smack in the middle. It's big enough for a quartet if one of them plays piano. On this night in late April, trumpeter Alan Gaumer invited Chris Persad, also a trumpeter, ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band / Michael Treni Big Band / Millennium Jazz Orchestra

Read "Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big Band / Michael Treni Big Band / Millennium Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Kris Berg & the Metroplexity Big BandThis Time / Last YearMAMA Records2012 Until now, bassist / educator Kris Berg, who oversees the Jazz Studies program at Collin College near Dallas, TX, has been widely known and respected as someone who writes and arranges songs for others to play. ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

From Charlie Christian to Charlie Parker

Read "From Charlie Christian to Charlie Parker" reviewed by Jack Bowers

It's not often one has a chance to see and hear a dozen of New Mexico's premier jazz musicians together onstage (or almost so) for a single concert, but that is what took place August 11 as an overflow audience welcomed the Charlie Christian Project and SuperSax New Mexico to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bandleader Michael Treni Continues His Resurgence With "Boys Night Out," A Powerhouse Session Showcasing His 16-piece Orchestra With Jerry Bergonzi

Bandleader Michael Treni Continues His Resurgence With "Boys Night Out," A Powerhouse Session Showcasing His 16-piece Orchestra With Jerry Bergonzi

A boys’ night out is usually dedicated to the avid pursuit of instant gratification, but in the case of trombonist Michael Treni, this convivial music hang was a long time coming. His fourth release since rededicating himself to music after a successful career in business, Boys Night Out features Treni’s talent-laden 16-piece orchestra. It’s the work ...


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