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Geoffrey Keezer

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With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three GRAMMY®-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions

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Red List

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canopy Of Trees; The Red List; Giant Panda; Nocturnal Flight; Tigris; The Distant Deeps; Save The Elephants; Mariana Dove; Bwindi Forest; Congo Basin; Leatherbacks; Upriver; Only Eight; Vaquita; Javan Rhino

Album

Red List

Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Canopy of Trees; The Red List; Giant Panda; Nocturnal Flight; Tigris; The Distant Deeps; Save the Elephants; Mariana Dove; Bwindi Forest; Congo Basin; Leatherbacks; Upriver; Only Eight; Vaquita; Javan Rhino.

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Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady ...

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News: Education

Eastman School of Music Appoints Christine Jensen as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media

Eastman School of Music Appoints Christine Jensen as  Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media

The Eastman School of Music has recently announced Christine Jensen as Assistant Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Media. Saxophonist and composer Christine Jensen has been described as “an original voice on the international jazz scene… [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail. Christine will make the move from ...

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Saxophonist Brian Landrus created this project with a purpose summed up in its subtitle, Music Dedicated to the Preservation of our Endangered Species. The album was made to create awareness about all the animal species on Earth in danger of extinction, thirteen of which are explicitly referenced here. For most of these, such as the Malayan ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Drummond, Sonica, Plus Birthday Celebrations For Carolyn Leigh, Iola Brubeck, Trudy Pitts, Mary Stallings & More

Read "New Releases from Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Drummond, Sonica, Plus Birthday Celebrations For Carolyn Leigh, Iola Brubeck, Trudy Pitts,  Mary Stallings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Geoffrey Keezer, Billy Drummond & Freedom of Ideas, plus singles from Carol Albert and new group Sonica (Thana Alexa, Nicole Zuraitis & Julia Adamy), with birthday shoutouts to lyricists Carolyn Leigh, Iola Brubeck, organist Trudy Pitts, vocalist Mary Stallings and trombonist Naomi Moon Siegel among others. Thanks for listening and ...

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Canopy of Trees

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Label: Palmetto Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 4:26

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Article: Album Review

Brian Landrus: Red List

Read "Red List" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No matter how one receives his music, there is no doubt that woodwind specialist Brian Landrus' heart is in the right place. Red List, his eleventh album as leader, is dedicated to the preservation of Earth's endangered animal species. Landrus names thirteen, at least five of which--the kakapo, Malayan tiger, gharial, vaquita and Javan rhino--are all ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From ChimyTina, Kate Wyatt, Tasha Smith Godinez, Alan Broadbent Trio & Theo Croker

Read "New Releases From ChimyTina, Kate Wyatt, Tasha Smith Godinez, Alan Broadbent Trio & Theo Croker" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from the duo Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski who form the group ChimyTina, Theo Croker, the Alan Broadbent Trio, pianist Kate Wyatt and harpist Tasha Smith Godinez, plus birthday shoutouts to Sasha Berliner, Aubrey Johnson, Gillian Margot,, and Dave Grusin, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...


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