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Corcoran Holt, a son of Washington, DC, began playing djembe and other West African percussion at the age of 4 as a member of Wo’se Dance Company under the tutelage of Baba Aidoo Holmes & Mahiri Edwards. As a keeper of the rhythm, Corcoran began his study of classical acoustic bass at age 10 with the renowned DC Youth Orchestra (DCYOP). Soon he learned that his great- grandfather, with whom he shared a birthday, was a bass player who grew up in High Point, NC with John Coltrane. Legend has it that he gave Trane lessons. Corcoran feels called to the bass and his work is about honoring the ancestors. Training Grounds While continuing classical training at DCYOP, Corcoran attended the prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC from 1996 to 2000 where he studied classical bass with Carolyn Kellock, and the jazz art form with teachers such as Davey Yarborough, the late Keter Betts and Steve Novasel

ARTICLE: RADIO

Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live

Read "Under an African spell & Dida Pelled live" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

A little detour in our African exploration. This week we focus on music by non African musicians who have been inspired by Africa. And then we go in a completely different direction and interview the talented Israeli singer & guitarist Dida Pelled who visited our studio for a live performance. Happy Listening!

ARTICLE: RADIO

Hanging With Corcoran Holt

Read "Hanging With Corcoran Holt" reviewed by Nick Davies

Welcome to the second installment of The Crazeology Radio Show on All About Jazz where I play a mix of new and old tunes with a focus on progressive jazz as well as songs with a beat. This week's show includes an interview with Kenny Garret's bassist Corcoran Holt where we discuss his new album The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rale Micic: Night Music

Read "Night Music" reviewed by Jack Bowers

On Night Music, his fourth album as leader of his own group, Rale Micic (pronounced Rah-lay Mee-cheech), a Serbian-born guitarist who has lived and gigged in New York City for more than fifteen years, pays tribute to the music of the Hungarian classical composer Bela Bartok who, as it turns out, spent his last years living ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival

Read "2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2016 Lakeland Jazz Festival Lakeland Community College Kirtland, Ohio March 18-20, 2016 The Cleveland area has a long history of jazz pedagogy in relation to two well-established community colleges. Cuyahoga Community College's annual jazz featival, the better known program, dates back to 1980 and for many years was a spring tradition ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Visual & Visionary Jazz a Vicenza

Read "Visual & Visionary Jazz a Vicenza" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Vicenza Jazz 2014 Vari luoghi 14-16.05.2014 La recensione di tre serate di Vicenza Jazz 2014, durato dal 9 al 17 maggio, può essere sufficiente per individuarne la filosofia. Sotto il titolo “Visual & Visionary Jazz--Sull'Arka di Sun Ra, tra vecchie e nuove avanguardie," che ha funzionato come pretesto, come indirizzo indicativo, la ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Camille Thurman: Origins

Read "Origins" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist Camille Thurman is not just another girl singer accessorizing with a horn. She is a first class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place and an accomplished stylist who uses her vocal cords like she does her various woodwinds, with agility and sophistication. Her sophomore effort Origins is a testament ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Camille Thurman: Origins

Read "Origins" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Camille Thurman may have started as a vocalist, but on her Hot Tone debut, Origins, the flexes her breath, blowing through every instrument that transmits wind. Thurman rides the wave created by bassist/vocalist Mimi Jones, creator of Hot Tone Records with the release of her Balance (2014). A third artist makes a trio in this flood ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Eric DiVito: The Second Time Around

Read "The Second Time Around" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

In his follow-up to his well-received debut release Breaking the Ice (2012, PJC Records), guitarist Eric DiVito's sophomore album The Second Time Around is a satisfying display of DiVito's dazzling abilities as a musician. With an impressive trio comprised of Corcoran Holt on bass and Alyssa Falk Verheyn on drums, DiVito provides the listener ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Emmanuel Baptist Church Welcomes Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon To Their Next Jazz Vespers

Emmanuel Baptist Church Welcomes Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon To Their Next Jazz Vespers

Brooklyn, NY: Extraordinary and Award-winning jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon will be performing at the next edition of Emmanuel Baptist Church’s highly popular Jazz Vespers series. He will be bringing his unique hard-swinging, straight-ahead style to a diverse audience of true jazz lovers. The Jazz Vespers service will take place in its standing home at the historic ...


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