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Dennis Rowland is beloved by jazz devotees and theatergoers around the globe. The Detroit native and Phoenix, Arizona resident was the voice of the world-renowned Count Basie Orchestra between 1977 and 1984, where he shared the stage with Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams and Tony Bennett. He is also featured on the Basie Band’s Grammy award-winning record "On the Road". An electrifying live performer, Rowland's musical tours in recent years have taken him to Germany, Russia, England, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, the Czech Republic and Croatia. Stateside, he has performed at major jazz festivals, with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and at metropolitan Phoenix-area jazz clubs and performing arts venues. Rowland is also well-known to theatergoers in his home state, appearing in Arizona Theatre Company productions of "Blue" (with Leslie Uggams), "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Blues in the Night" and Phoenix Theatre productions of "Chicago" and "Once on This Island" among others

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Article: Album Review

Rubén Blades: Salswing!

Read "Salswing!" reviewed by Jim Trageser


In the liner notes to this recording, veteran Latin pop singer Rubén Blades explains that Salswing! is meant as a demonstrative statement: About his own ability to grow beyond being a Panamanian singer, to show that musicians can speak to an audience beyond their own nationality, and to celebrate the stellar chops of the Roberto Delgado ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Live Jazz Concerts Return To The Nash In June 2021

Live Jazz Concerts Return To The Nash In June 2021

Beginning in June, live jazz concerts will resume at The Nash, the leading jazz club and educational center in Phoenix. Dennis Rowland and Diana Lee will be the first concert held at the venue, after over 14 months of closure. Concerts are scheduled throughout the month with tickets on sale at thenash.org. Friday and Saturday concerts ...

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Article: Live Review

Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Read "Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Count Basie Orchestra Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, Arizona December 19, 2015 The Count Basie Orchestra solidified its 80-year reputation for strong swingability, inventive solo segments and supreme section cohesion during two back-to-back concerts on a tour in support of the band's first-ever Christmas-theme album. But those seasonal charts ...

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Article: Live Review

Dennis Rowland Benefit Concert at the Herberger Theater Center

Read "Dennis Rowland Benefit Concert at the Herberger Theater Center" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Dennis Rowland Benefit Concert Herberger Theater CenterPhoenix, AZ November 6, 2013 Monica Mancini headlined a troupe of national and local musicians to perform a benefit concert for former Count Basie Orchestra vocalist Dennis Rowland, raising funds for his stroke rehabilitation and ongoing health care. Nine singers and a dozen instrumentalists delivered ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Caution: Brief Column Ahead...

Read "Caution: Brief Column Ahead..." reviewed by Jack Bowers


This may be one of the shortest columns I've written in fourteen-plus years at All About Jazz. The fact is, not much has happened this month in our little corner of big band jazz, and there is almost nothing to report. About all we can do is look forward to events on the horizon: Jazz Under ...

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Article: Big Band Report

The "Desert Island" Revisited

Read "The "Desert Island" Revisited" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Back in the last millennium, shortly after this column first saw the light of day, I posted a list of twenty “desert island" albums, those that would be snugly ensconced in a crash-proof, water-tight carrying case should yours truly ever be marooned on a miniature atoll with nothing to relieve the boredom save palm trees, coconuts, ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Marching to a Jazz Tempo

Read "Marching to a Jazz Tempo" reviewed by Jack Bowers


March came in like a lion in Albuquerque with no less than four blue-chip jazz concerts in the first five days, three of which I attended, passing on the first (the Charlie Christian Project featuring guitarist Michael Anthony and trumpeter Bobby Shew at The Outpost Performance Space) because Betty and I had seen basically the same ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Jazz We Go . . .

Read "Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, It's Off To Jazz We Go . . ." reviewed by Jack Bowers


Just west of Albuquerque, across the Rio Grande River, lies the picturesque village of Corrales (population around 7,500). Among its residents (and natural resources) is world-renowned jazz trumpeter Bobby Shew. With a musician of his caliber within arm's reach, it would have been imprudent not to call upon him to take part in the village's Music ...

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Article: Live Review

Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival 2010

Read "Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival 2010" reviewed by Patricia Myers


Sedona Jazz on the Rocks FestivalPoco Diablo ResortSedona, AZ October 2, 2010 After a year's hiatus due to financial problems, the 29th Sedona Jazz on the Rocks Festival promised a “ReJAZZination," aimed at boosting attendance by having more blues and R&B. Unfortunately, the festival's original jazz focus suffered because the sounds ...


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