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David Adewumi

David Adewumi is a New Hampshire native who began his musical journey at the age of 9. At the New England Conservatory, David worked with amazing musicians including Dave Holland, Jason Moran, John McNeil, and the late Laurie Frink. In 2015, he was 1 of 24 musicians accepted to the Betty Carter Jazz ahead program, where he performed his compositions at the Kennedy Center under the guidance of Carmen Lundy, JD Allen, Eric Reeves, Eric Harland, Andre Hayward, and Jason Moran. Through his time at the 2015 Banff Summer Jazz Workshop David had the opportunity to work with Mark Turner, Vijay Iyer, Becca Stevens, and many other amazing jazz musicians in the program


Elegy for Thelonious

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Spooky Rift We Pat; Out of Steam; Wanting More; Elegy for Thelonious; Scallop’s Scallop; Wrinkle on Trinkle; Brake Tune.


Article: Album Review

Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble: Elegy for Thelonious

Read "Elegy for Thelonious" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There was a sardonic saying circulating a few years ago that observed, “It's Frank Sinatra's world, we just live in it." While that was a backhanded compliment, tailoring it to the subject of this large ensemble recording, we would call it a commendation. Pianist, composer, and conductor Frank Carlberg is telling us, “It's Thelonious Monk's world, ...


From the Dancehall to the Battlefield

Label: Yes Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: From the Dancehall to the Battlefield; Ballin the Jack / Feed the Fire; All of No Man's Land Is Ours; Russian Rag; Darktown Strutter’s Ball; Flee as a Bird to Your Mountain / Ghosts; Drop (Tear); That Moaning Trombone; Memphis Blues; St. Louis Blues; Hesitating Blues; Clef Club March; Castle House Rag; Zena's Circle; For James.


Article: Live Review

Re-Convening The Convention: jazzahead's Bold Comeback Plan

Read "Re-Convening The Convention: jazzahead's Bold Comeback Plan" reviewed by Josef Woodard

A delicate, operational balance between sophistication, jazz cultural advocacy and marketwise boosterism has been in place since the inception of the ambitious adventure known as jazzahead!. One can sense that balance in the convention/showcase festival's very branding, with its title stylized as in coolly lowercase composite word festooned with an emphatic exclamation point, and in the ...


Dizzy Atmosphere: Dizzy Gillespie At Zero Gravity

Label: Greenleaf Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: Mondrian; Con Almazan, Cadillac; See Me Now; Manteca; Pickin' the Cabbage; Pacific; Subterfuge; We Pray.


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