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Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Acclaimed Jazz Guitarist Nick Russo Assembles NYC All-Stars For Jalopy Theatre Concert On Sunday October 29

Special Guests Include: Ari Hoenig (Drums), Miles Griffith (Voice), Greg Glassman (Trumpet) Nathan Peck (Bass), Pandit Samir Chatterjee (Tabla), Dan Aran (Drums) Opening Set by Roots, Folk, Americana, Bluegrass Collective, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches Armed with an “impressive debut recording, broad in scope, deep in concept and eminently listenable,” guitarist/banjoist Nick Russo burst onto the ...

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News: Education

Riddimic Studies Workshop

Riddimic Studies Workshop

If you are interested in the possibilities of rhythm and movement beyond “groove” then, come and join Us*. Percussionist David Pleasant presents a weekly study and practice of peculiar polyrhythmic forms. The class is challenging for musicians and non-musicians alike. It centers on the drum/rhythm as an intent-focused, semantic music: the drum is a voice rather ...

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Article: Megaphone

Jazz is More Than Jazz

Read "Jazz is More Than Jazz" reviewed by David Pleasant


Jazz is more than jazz. The thing that drew me to the musical experience called jazz was its potential to radicalize form. Improvisation appeared to me as an epiphanous instantaneous elevation to non-time: a place that defied the enforced categories of gravity, horizon, race, politics, age and so forth. I am aware, however, that beyond those ...


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