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Charley Gerard

Charley Gerard is a composer of chamber music and symphonic works in addition to being a jazz composer, saxophonist and the director of the Broken Reed Saxophone Quartet. His works have been performed by One World Symphony, Harlem String Quartet, Eight Strings and a Whistle, Washington Square Winds, the Irrelevants and Washington Musica Viva.

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Dave Edwards

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Dave Edwards has performed in a variety of venues from NYC’s CBGB's and Rockwood Music Halls to Birdland and Lincoln Center, from cruise ships to the White House and the U.N. Dave appears on over 30 albums as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Dave has shared the stage or studio with jazz flutist Ali Ryerson, jazz singers Vivian Lord, Alexis Cole, & Roseanna Vitro. Jazz bassists and composers Rufus Reid and John Patitucci, jazz saxophonists Todd Williams and Ed Palermo, jazz violinist John Blake, Donny McCaslin, Oz Noy, The String Trio of New York, Harry Miller, The Ed Palermo (Frank Zappa) Big Band in NYC, Nick Jonas, Christian artists Kathy Troccoli, Gary Chapman, & Wayne Watson, as well as progressive rock keyboardist Tom Brislin (Yes, Kansas) and music producer, arranger, and performer Rob Mathes

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Bob Levy

Bob Levy is an multi award winning ASCAP songwriter. His career started in New York City when he was twenty-two, co-writing with singer-songwriter Ronny Whyte. That songwriting partnership continues today creating jazz songs that have been performed at many New York clubs like Birdland, Pangea and The Kitano and have also been featured in major television programs. Bob's collaboration with Australian born singer/songwriter Karen Jacobsen, "THIS TIME" was a 2009 MAC (Manhattan Assoc. of Cabarets) nominee for song of the year. Bob also collaborates with multi-talented New York composer and musical director Alex Rybeck and their song, "HE REMEMBERS, SHE REMEMBERS", recorded by Joyce Breach, was a 2014 MAC nominee for best song

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Grand Funk Railroad & Petey Hop To Perform At The Ridgefield Playhouse On June 29 At 8 Pm

Grand Funk Railroad & Petey Hop To Perform At The Ridgefield Playhouse On June 29 At 8 Pm

Come hear Grand Funk Railroad To Perform at the Ridgefield Playhouse on June 29 at 8 PM The Ridgefield Playhouse is at 80 East Ridge Avenue, in Ridgefield, CT. Tickets are $80. Opening for Grand Funk Railroad is Petey Hop, a future classic rocker who has played over 3500 shows in the past 15 years and ...

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Article: Album Review

Matt Criscuolo: Blippity Blat

Read "Blippity Blat" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Matt Criscuolo is a restaurateur in Connecticut, but also a veteran alto saxophonist and not just a hobbyist with spare finances to record albums. With his fourth outing as a leader, he once again aligns some of the finest jazz artisans such as, pianist Larry Willis and French horn maestro, John Clark. Criscuolo possess a unique ...

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Article: Interview

Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History

Read "Mosaic Records: Making Jazz History" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar


No one is more astonished by the longevity of Mosaic Records than Michael Cuscuna, the veteran record producer and one-time disc jockey who founded the label together with Charlie Lourie, a former clarinetist who worked in both jazz and classical contexts before becoming an executive at CBS records, Blue Note, and elsewhere. Arguably the premier reissue ...

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Article: Album Review

Ron Oswanski: December's Moon

Read "December's Moon" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


With the possible exception of “love" and “you," “moon" enters as a most-welcomed word-muse to performers, composers and lyricists. When “jazz organ" enters into that equation, the expected aural summation might be the blues-infused funk of Jimmy Smith or the steamy straight-ahead of Joey DeFrancesco.December's Moon from multi-keyboardist/composer--and now leader--Ron Oswanski, is a performance ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Anthony Braxton: Tentet (Wesleyan) 1999

Read "Anthony Braxton: Tentet (Wesleyan) 1999" reviewed by John Sharpe


Even though his output suggests that saxophonist/composer/educator Anthony Braxton has never wanted for outlets for his music, he hasn't always had the control he desired. All that changed with the launch in 2011 of the New Braxton House imprint, which issues a new digital download each month drawn from his voluminous archives. This initiative has allowed ...

News: Obituary

Ana Grace Marquez-Green, Daughter Of Jazzman Jimmy Greene Claimed In Newtown Tragedy

All About Jazz and the entire jazz family offers its condolences to tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene, his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene and their family at the loss of their daughter Ana Grace Marquez-Greene, who died during the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday. Ana Grace was six years old. The family had recently moved to Newtown ...

News: Education

National Guitar Workshop Closes Its Doors; Litchfield Jazz Camp Offers Places At 50% Off.

Kent. CT: On Monday, July 9 Litchfield Jazz Camp learned of the impending bankruptcy of the National Guitar Workshop, a three-decades-old program that at the height of its activities served up to 6000 students annually, according to David Smolover, its owner and founder. Litchfield Jazz Camp’s artistic director, Don Braden, and its founder and executive director, ...


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