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Mike Vax: Getting Vaxinated

Read "Mike Vax: Getting Vaxinated" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Mike Vax has one of the shortest surnames in jazz music—he's “tied" with Tommy Vig and Jack Six for that honor. However, those familiar with his activities as a well-respected lead trumpeter and soloist with Stan Kenton, a stalwart member of the famous Dukes of Dixieland, the leader and man behind the annual tour of the ...


Article: Album Review

National Park Service: Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta

Read "Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta" reviewed by Wade Luquet

Park rangers often conjure up images of uniformed guardians of historical monuments or natural resources in national forests. In New Orleans, these same uniformed rangers guard one of the United States' most precious resources--jazz and the music of the American south. The rangers of the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park are musicians and historians who ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Have Band, Will Travel (Live)

Read "Stan Kenton Alumni Band: Have Band, Will Travel (Live)" reviewed by Robert J. Robbins

Stan Kenton Alumni Band Have Band, Will Travel (Live) Summit Records 2010 For over two decades, trumpeter Mike Vax, a veteran of the 1970-72 Stan Kenton Orchestra, has been a tireless crusader maintaining the legacy of his erstwhile boss, who died at age 67 in 1979. Have Band, Will Travel ...


Tiger Rag

Label: ProJazz
Released: 1986


Gourmet Jazz

Label: ProJazz
Released: 1978


New Orleans Jazz

Label: ProJazz
Released: 0


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