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Eric Mullins

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Eric started piano lessons at a young age and took up the saxophone at age 12. After high school Eric joined legendary blues singer Bobby “Blue” Bland’s group and spent the next year and a half playing the performing across North America in nightclubs, theatres, and at venues such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, and the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Eric studied music at The University of Louisville, The University of Memphis, and graduated in 2003 with a B.F.A. from New School University in New York City. He also has also performed at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana and in Tokyo, Japan with the Gospel Voices of Memphis. Having a great passion for education, Eric taught K-12 music for 13 years in public and private schools

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James Hogan

James Hogan is an artist who is regarded highly by his peers and is in constant demand as a touring sideman, studio musician and producer. Hogan is a "guitarist's guitarist" who is admired worldwide for his musicianship, soulfulness and authentic style. This is evident on James Hogan's acclaimed 2004 album "True Diversity." In addition to a successful performance career, James Hogan is a renowned music educator. James was a Senior Instructor at The National Guitar Workshop's Florida, Connecticut, Nashville, Virginia and SUNY Purchase campuses from 1998-2012. Hogan is currently an Adjunct Professor at The University Of North Florida and at Florida State College

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Bobby vanDeusen

A concert by Bobby van Deusen could include “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Dizzy Fingers,” “The Entertainer,” “I Want a Girl,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” “Side By Side” or medleys from “The Sound of Music” or "The Phantom of the Opera." “They’re familiar tunes. I try to play them in a way that not only catches people’s ears but gives them a chance to maybe have their own visualization of what’s going on as part of the music,” van Deusen said. “I play really pretty piano music and mix that up with sing-alongs and family-friendly tunes. I do a couple of Ray Stevens’ things and keep people laughing and keep toes tapping and people smiling

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News: Recording

Flautist Nestor Torres - New Release January 17th 'Thank You Willie' Latin Grammy Award Winner And Multi-Grammy Nominee!

Flautist Nestor Torres - New Release January 17th 'Thank You Willie' Latin Grammy Award Winner And Multi-Grammy Nominee!

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and—most influential of all—Hubert Laws as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class ...

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News: Recording

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

On March 2nd, the world mourned the passing of Chris Barber OBE. A British Jazz pioneer who performed for over seven decades until his retirement in 2019, Barber was a transformational figure in the UK music scene. He unlocked the door for a new generation of renowned musicians who in turn, continue to inspire on a ...

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News: Recording

Great Aunt Ruth (kathryn Joy) Will Be Releasing A Swinging New Single, 'On Ne Sait Jamais' Available Now

Great Aunt Ruth (kathryn Joy) Will Be Releasing A Swinging New Single, 'On Ne Sait Jamais' Available Now

Her cheerful original features the singer-songwriter joined by three of Los Angeles’ top jazz musicians. Great Aunt Ruth (aka Kathryn Joy) and her Saucy Cats are set to release her newest single “On Ne Sait Jamais.” Building upon the success of her previous EP All About the Music in Your Heart, the singer debuts her new ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Chick Corea: In The Present Tense

Read "Chick Corea: In The Present Tense" reviewed by Jim Worsley


This article was originally published at All About Jazz on November 12, 2020. RIP, Chick. What can you say about music icon Chick Corea that hasn't already been said? His past, his career has been honored, dissected, and revered. As it should be. A composer and pianist of unparalleled skills and accomplishments, Corea's place ...

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News: Recording

Dan Bonsanti And The 14 Jazz Orchestra Release 'Cartoon Bebop' On January 15, 2021

Dan Bonsanti And The 14 Jazz Orchestra Release 'Cartoon Bebop' On January 15, 2021

There is nothing cartoonish about Cartoon Bebop, the newest release by composer/arranger Dan Bonsanti's band, The 14 Jazz Orchestra. The album is a swinging, contemporary take on jazz compositions by modern masters. This is the third release by the group, following The Future Ain't What It Used to Be (2018) and Nothing Hard Is Ever Easy ...

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News: Event

International Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Celebrates Her 8th Annual Winter Concert – Now A Virtual Worldwide Event To Benefit Miami Music Project

International Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Celebrates Her 8th Annual Winter Concert – Now A Virtual Worldwide Event To Benefit Miami Music Project

Internationally acclaimed jazz recording artist Nicole Henry will premiere her virtual concert “I Sing Because I'm Happy” on Saturday, December 19th at 8pm EST supported by presenting sponsor Savage Ticket. This 8th Annual Winter Concert, which benefits Miami Music Project, a 501(c)(3), will be filmed live from Pinecrest Gardens—a tropical oasis and beautiful outdoor concert venue ...

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Article: Out and About: The Super Fans

Meet Jonathan Glass

Read "Meet Jonathan Glass" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper


New York, New York, we can't imagine our latest jazz Super Fan thriving anywhere else, inspired as he is by the sports teams, the museums, the art galleries, the theater, and the jazz clubs—-perhaps most of all, the jazz clubs. You might have spotted him, sketchbook in hand, capturing the spirit of the night's performance for ...


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