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Edmund Velasco

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Edmund Velasco is a native Southern Californian that has been recognized as one of the top sax men in the area. He has played professionally for the past fifteen years with such top names as Mel Torme, Eddie Daniels, Ernie Andrews and many others. Since the early age of eight, Edmund knew that playing the saxophone was what he wanted to do. When he finally was old enough to play one at age ten, he knew that this would be his life's work. He has been named the top Tenor Sax Artist in Orange County in 1998 & 1999 by the Orange County Weekly. He is currently leading his own quintet which has been active for the past eight years, writing and directing as well as producing three CD’s

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Article: Album Review

Tim Gill & the Tim Gill All-Stars: Small Batch Bourbon

Read "Small Batch Bourbon" reviewed by Edward Blanco


The second album from trumpeter, vocalist and big band leader Tim Gill & the Tim Gill All-Stars, Small Batch Bourbon features spirited arrangements of fifteen tunes from the American Songbook, the pop idiom and other classic standards in showcasing good old-fashioned straight ahead, traditional big band music at its best. One thing is for sure, the ...

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Acclaimed jazz musicians to perform at Claremont Graduate University on October 4

Acclaimed jazz musicians to perform at Claremont Graduate University on October 4

Chris Williams, winner of the numerous vocal jazz awards, will be performing with his All-Star Band that includes 5 Grammy Award winners Fullerton, CA October 1, 2010—Jazz singer Chris Williams and his All Star Jazz Band will perform in the Harper Courtyard at Claremont Graduate University on Monday, October 4. The concert begins at 5:15 p.m. ...

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Sushi and Jazz with Edmund Velasco

Sushi and Jazz with Edmund Velasco

Enjoy the Edmund Velasco Quintet on Thursday, September 18 at the Kobe Japanese Steakhouse at 7 PM. The band, led by Edmund Velasco on sax, features Francesca Delfin-Proponis on vocals, Matt Politano on piano, Steve Venz on Bass, Jimmy Ford on Drums Edmund Velasco is a native Southern Californian that has been recognized as one of ...

Album

Smoke Rises

Label: GemTone Records
Released: 2004

Album

The Blues In Me

Label: GemTone Records
Released: 2000
Track listing: Turning Point; The Blues In Me; Not Even the Rain Has Such Small Hands; The Underside; Cuidado; Remember When; The Incredible Mr. T; Still Here; Hyped Up.

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Article: Album Review

Edmund Velasco: The Blues In Me

Read "The Blues In Me" reviewed by Jim Santella


The Edmund Velasco Quintet drives hard bop mainstream with class. Their second album, all originals, captures a traditional essence while remaining fresh. The tenor saxophonist and his front line partner, trumpeter Kye Palmer, hand out classic lines as many have done before them these past 50 years. The hard bop quintet instrumentation makes a fine vehicle ...


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