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Tenor saxophonist Chris Ward was born in Connecticut in 1982, and began playing music at the age of 9. In 2000, Chris moved to Boston to attain a Bachelors of Music at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Chris quickly immersed himself in the Boston music scene independently and through the school. While at Berklee, Chris studied privately with George Garzone and Frank Tiberi and was a member of many of the colleges top ensembles directed by such jazz legends as Hal Crook and Joe Lovano. Chris was also a member of the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins. He has performed on stage with Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Bill Pierce, and Michele Camilo

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Bassist Tim Paul Weiner

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Meet Tim Paul Weiner: Tim Paul Weiner is a freelance bassist, songwriter, and composer living in Boston, MA. His early musical career was spent between Los Angeles and the Midwest before moving to the east coast in 2000. He is a Fodera artist and a Berklee College of Music Film Scoring graduate. He received his ...

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Article: Journey into Jazz

Stretch, BAM and the Future of Jazz

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A few months ago Felix Pastorius, Chris Ward, Zaccai Curtis and I started something called The Stretch Movement. We started quietly amongst our friends and launched our website, mymomthinksimgreat.com on November 2, 2011. Why quietly? I was worried; it was the uneasiness of being the first to do something. In our mission statement we were acknowledging ...

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Take Five With John Beaty

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Meet John Beaty: Beaumont is a small city in East Texas. Beaumont is the birthplace of Joe and John Beaty. Beaumont is their band. Beaumont is their story. Beaumont is one of the vanguard groups for the Stretch Genre. Joining other premier Stretch groups on the My Mom Things I'm Great ...


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