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Music began in the life of Ernest Stuart at the age of 12 while in middle school. He dreamt of playing saxophone, but soon realized that his dream of being a musician had come to a screetching halt when his mother, a single parent of two, could not afford his instrument. To aviod being kicked out of beginners music class young Ernest was given three options for substitutes: tuba, baritone horn, and trombone… he picked the lesser of three evils, and never looked back. Throughout highschool he studied classical music with bass trombonist Jose Vidal in Sicklerville, NJ. Eventually the lessons and hard work paid off landing Ernest spots in top district orchestras and earning him numerous awards in local jazz competitions

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Rob Dixon: Coast to Crossroads

Read "Coast to Crossroads" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

"The album is called Coast to Crossroads because I'm based in Indiana, the Crossroads state, but I also work a lot on the West Coast and East Coast," explains saxophonist Rob Dixon, who leads this trio session with drummer Mike Clark and seven-string funk guitar maven Charlie Hunter (who also served as producer), plus occasional guest ...

One Day in Brazil, 50 Years in Germany

Read "One Day in Brazil, 50 Years in Germany" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Tony Adamo Was Out Jazz Zone Mad Ropeadope 2018 Some African cultures preserved their history not by the written but by the spoken word, kept by oral cultural historians known as griots. On Was Out Jazz Zone Mad, vocalist Tony Adamo aspires to serve in this same role, ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Ernest Stuart: One Step Ahead

Read "Ernest Stuart: One Step Ahead" reviewed by Geno Thackara

It ain't exactly jny: Rome, and it's not all roads, but many of them (especially in the jazz world) certainly seem to lead to jny: Philadelphia. It's unavoidable for a city where the music has such deep roots (birthplace of Billie Holiday, home of John Coltrane, hangout of Dizzy Gillespie and Sun Ra among countless others), ...

Center City Jazz Fest: Five Years Strong

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Center City Jazz Festival Philadelphia, PA April 30, 2016 “The Fifth Annual Center City Jazz Festival is officially sold out!" Thus tweeted a spokesperson from @ccjazzfest two days before the start of jny:Philadelphia's annual celebration (most likely its founder, local trombonist Ernest Stuart). I'm not sure if there was any backup plan ...

Sittin' In with Korey Riker at the Kimmel Center

Read "Sittin' In with Korey Riker at the Kimmel Center" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Korey Riker SEI Innovation Studio @ The Kimmel Center Sittin' In jny: Philadelphia, PA March 9, 2016 It's what jazz is all about: sharing the experience, connecting face-to-face and not knowing exactly what's coming. Philadelphia's Kimmel Center supports the tradition with an almost-monthly free showcase called Sittin' In--an unpredictable combination ...

Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap

Read "Jazz Appreciation Month 2014 in Philadelphia: A Recap" reviewed by Jason Fifield

This April was a month of truly spectacular music on all fronts in jny: Philadelphia. I know I missed a whole lot (see Philadelphia Jazz Project and Ars Nova Workshop) but here's my take. I kicked off the month with my trio Mischa Machez at our monthly First Friday Happy Hour at the Dog ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Quartet of nightclubs take part in inaugural (Philadelphia) Center City Jazz Festival

Four downtown nightclubs in Philadelphia will be hosting a jazz festival on April 28. The Center City Jazz Festival, a one-day event, will feature dozens of musicians spread over several blocks. Most of the performers will be younger talent who missed Philadelphia's jazz heyday of the '70s and '80s, with a few old heads to hold ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The Center City Jazz Festival: A Jazz Project In Philadelphia By Ernest Stuart

Help Fund Philadelphia's Center City Jazz Festival at Kickstarter.com The Idea: On April 28, the Center City Jazz Festival is set to showcase great new jazz in an exciting, youthful, energetic environment, and introduce a new crop of the Philadelphia area's best up-and-coming artists to both jazz aficionados and the jazz curious. We're going to take ...


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