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Doug Carn

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Destined from birth to become a part of the world of music, was born in New York City and raised in St. Augustine, Florida, where his mother, Gwendolyn Seniors Carn, taught music in the St. Johns County Public School System. Her unique and special teaching abilities provided a fertile ground for his future development. Doug started piano lessons at the age of five but switched to the alto sax at eight. His uncle, Bill Seniors, a jazz aficionado and DJ, turned Doug on to all of the jazz of the late forties and early fifties. He was also a key figure in Doug's musical development. In his early teens, Doug formed his first group, The NuTones

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Article: Interview

Gary Bartz At 80: On Jazz Is Dead, Miles Davis And Why Improvisation Is A Dirty Word

Read "Gary Bartz At 80: On Jazz Is Dead, Miles Davis And Why Improvisation Is A Dirty Word" reviewed by Rob Garratt


It's hard to talk to Gary Bartz about music. Not because he's a difficult or reluctant interviewee—quite the opposite. In fact, the 80-year-old saxophonist is refreshingly unguarded and garrulous when looking back over his formidable six-decade musical career. It's just finding the right words that's the tricky part. Like many musicians, jazz isn't one ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Keith Jarrett & Vince Guaraldi

Read "Keith Jarrett & Vince Guaraldi" reviewed by Joe Dimino


During the penultimate episode of Neon Jazz during 2020, we continue to honor the voices of modern jazz. We start things off with a talented musician from Norway in Espen Berg. We also hear from Doug Carn of the 2020 Jazz is Dead series. We profile the busy and talented Kansas City saxophonist Rich Wheeler and ...

Album

Jazz Is Dead 1

Label: Jazz Is Dead
Released: 2020
Track listing: Hey Lover feat Roy Ayers; Distant Mode feat Gary Bartz; Nancy Wilson feat Brian Jackson; Conexão feat João Donato; Down Deep feat Doug Carn; Apocalíptico feat Azymuth; Não Saia Da Praça feat Marcos Valle; Jazz Is Dead feat The Midnight Hour.

Album

Jazz is Dead 5: Doug Carn

Label: Jazz Is Dead
Released: 2020
Track listing: Dimensions; Autumn Leaves; Processions; Windfall; Down Deep; Desert Rain; Freedom At Sunset; Underwater; Lions Walk; Nunca Um Malandro; Desires.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers

Read "Benny Goodman & Paul Chambers" reviewed by Joe Dimino


After a long break from the world of jazz, California-based Pianist & Composer Dave Bass is back with a new album that is charting very well called No Boundaries. That begins yet another look into jazz with Episode 616 and digging further into the modern and old worlds of jazz. On our journey to discover the ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Trio Treats

Read "Trio Treats" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode is dominated by trios, perhaps the most popular format in jazz today. Steve Lehman's new The People I Love debuts (with the addition of the formidable pianist Craig Taborn), definitely a must-hear for 2019. Golden Valley Is Now reunites Taborn with Dave King and Reid Anderson (they all grew up together), while another threesome ...

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News: Recording

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

Takeko Contemplation Her 4th Release in the U.S. Taeko: Vocals Theo Hill: Piano François Moutin: Bass Victor Jones: Drums Guest: Sumie Kaneko: Koto Internationally-acclaimed jazz songstress from Japan, Takeko releases her 4th album in the U.S. as a leader on October 10, 2019 entitled Contemplation (Flat Nine Records). In Taeko's own ...

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News: Festival

North East Florida Jazz Association To Host Jazz Festival

North East Florida Jazz Association To Host Jazz Festival

The North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA) is celebrating their 25th anniversary by presenting a one-day Jazz Festival featuring some of the best national and local musicians on the jazz scene today. The Jazz Festival will be from 1:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Ormond Beach Center for the Performing Arts. ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Trombonist Vincent Gardner to Perform in Daytona Beach on January 22

Trombonist Vincent Gardner to Perform in Daytona Beach on  January 22

The North East Florida Jazz Association (NEFJA) will present trombonist Vincent Gardner in concert on Sunday, January 22 at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. This year marks NEFJA's 25th anniversary. Gardner, 39, is the lead trombonist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra under the musical direction of Wynton Marsalas. He has ...


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