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Eric Comstock

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ERIC COMSTOCK , pianist, vocalist, arranger, writer, and raconteur, as been described as “suave, smart, funny, and utterly delightful ... an ingenious musical wit ... an ideal balance of swinging precision and good-humored warmth” by Stephen Holden of The New York Times and “an icon in the making” by The New Yorker. Recently Eric and his trio appeared at New York’s Metropolitan Room in “Manhattan Masters”, a series of four different shows in as many weeks, highlighting the careers of Charles Strouse, Yip Harburg, Jule Styne, and the saloon singers and songwriters of New York’s nightclub scene

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases From Melissa Aldana, Somi, Birthday Shoutouts and More

Read "Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases From Melissa Aldana, Somi, Birthday Shoutouts and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy Women's History Month! This broadcast celebrates with new releases from saxophonist Melissa Aldana, vocalist Somi's tribute to the great Miriam Makeba, pianist Yuko Mabuchi plus singles from Tierney Sutton and Natalie Cressman with birthday shoutouts to Carol Sloane, Flora Purim, Rachelle Garniez, Tomoko Ohno and Eric Comstock, among others. Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrate Women's History Month With Birthday Celebrations for Flora Purim, Carol Sloane, Carole Bayer Sager And More

Read "Celebrate Women's History Month With Birthday Celebrations for Flora Purim, Carol Sloane, Carole Bayer Sager And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


March is Women's History Month and A Broad Spectrum begins another year on the air with the best of women-driven jazz music, past and present. This broadcast features new releases from vocalist Frances Coché, pianist Lara Downes and a single from trombonist Aubrey Logan plus birthday shoutouts to pianist Tomoko Ohno, vocalists Carol Sloane, Flora Purim, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane

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Women's History Month continues with new releases from saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, vocalist Jay Clayton, pianist Nuphar Fey and guitarist Pat Metheny, with birthday shout outs to vocalist Carol Sloane in the first hour (pictured), along with Nicki Parrott, Rachelle Garniez, Billy Childs, Carole Bayer Sager, Tomoko Ohno, Anat Fort and Eric Comstock, among others.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Honoring Melba Liston

Read "Honoring Melba Liston" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen. Playlist ...

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News: Event

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz Presents The Joe Bushkin Centennial at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz Presents The Joe Bushkin Centennial at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz, New York’s longest running jazz concert series, concludes its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with The Joe Bushkin Centennial concert, celebrating the rich musical legacy ...

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Article: Interview

Randy Napoleon: Playing for the Jukebox Crowd

Read "Randy Napoleon: Playing for the Jukebox Crowd" reviewed by Trish Richardson


When guitarist Randy Napoleon titled his latest effort, The Jukebox Crowd (Gut String Records, 2012), the jukebox he referred to was not some nostalgic 1950s era one that sits idly in a corner. Rather, she is a much sleeker, hipper, and more modern version. She is cool and, of course, jazzy, and she commands center stage. ...

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Article: Live Review

American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center: Eric Comstock Salutes Charles Strouse

Read "American Songbook Series at Lincoln Center: Eric Comstock Salutes Charles Strouse" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Harry Allen and Charles Strouse “This Is the Life: Salute to Charles Strouse at 80": American Songbook Series The Allen Room at Lincoln Center, New York City February 6, 2008 Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series offered an eclectic choice of artists this year: Americana rocker Joe ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Comstock Puts Jazz Spin on Broadway's Charles Strouse in Return to "American Songbook"

Comstock Puts Jazz Spin on Broadway's Charles Strouse in Return to "American Songbook"

"THIS IS THE LIFE: ERIC COMSTOCK SALUTES CHARLES STROUSE @ 80" WED., FEBRUARY 6 @ 8:30, THE ALLEN ROOM, JAZZ @ LINCOLN CENTER Broadway will swing when Lincoln Center's American Songbook presents ERIC COMSTOCK, an all-star quartet and special guests in an innovative jazz spin on the music of composer Charles Strouse at the Allen Room ...

Album

No One Knows

Label: Harbinger
Released: 2005
Track listing: Easy on the Heart, To the Ends of the Earth, No One Knows, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Jump for Joy, Small World, The Night Has a Thousand Eyes, Grievin', Imagination, I Do It for Your Love, Hazel's Hips, When Lights Are Low, Old Devil Moon, There Will Never Be Anothr You, If I Had My Druthers, I Hear Music


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