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Jazz With A Purpose: Franco Nannucci

Read "Jazz With A Purpose: Franco Nannucci" reviewed by B.D. Lenz

Sometimes it takes someone from the outside to shake up an industry. The case could be made that Franco Nannucci is just that sort of person who could shake up the jazz business. With his background as a successful textile entrepreneur, he's somehow made his way into the music business rubbing shoulders with top musicians, producers, ...

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James Gilmore

I am a guitarist from Greensboro, NC. My musical projects include different groups that play improvised music, jazz standards, and my own compositions. For information about who I’ve played music with you can look at a list of past and upcoming performances, or check out the label and collective Out and Gone Music. Please follow me Instagram, or Soundcloud. Read a review of a recent show, or a review of ‘Bag of Tricks vol. 1’, which you can listen to and buy here, along with ‘Bag of Tricks’ vols. 2 and 3. “I love James Gilmore’s music because it is fearless and experimental while retaining an emotional core.” —Jordan Green Triad City Beat “The musicians…follow an improvisational ethos that does not succumb to any predetermined gestures…There’s a constant discussion between the musicians throughout this CD…There’s a warmth in their choices…the percussion work of Galvin really stands out… his bond with the bassists is clear even to the untrained ear

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Andrea Templon


Top Charting Jazz and Americana, Blues, Folk Artist “Dragonflies on Wings” NEW MUSIC RELEASE FOR 2018 Andrea has built her career over the years largely in Jazz, with stepping into these other genres, Americana, Blues, and Folk. Andrea Templon has just released her second album “Dragonflies on Wing’s.” “Dragonflies on Wings” encompasses all the styles and genres of the music I love to perform. I've never been one to want to "pigeonhole" myself, so I decided to put together this compilation of cover tunes along with originals by Dave Fox. Dave was so kind to grant me the freedom of total self-expression, and I couldn't be happier with the finished product! As a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to write a poem which came to me like a huge storm, so it had to be written.” ~ Andrea Templon Andrea Lauren Templon has been called “one of the most versatile vocalists in North Carolina”

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Yelena Eckemoff

Yelena Eckemoff is an internationally renowned Russian-born pianist, composer, poet, and visual artist who organically blends classical elements with jazz improvisation in evocative and uniquely distinctive works that strike a delicate balance between through-composed frameworks and open-ended exploration and improvisation. Eckemoff is highly prolific composer and recording artist who produces the albums that are listed worldwide among the best releases of a year. Each release has its own charm and expression, involving the greatest celebrities of the world jazz scene, but always bears the personal signature of the composer/pianist

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Dan Knight


From “The Encyclopedia of Jazz,” Rutgers University: Composer, pianist, educator and Steinway Artist Dan Knight has built a worldwide reputation as, according to Claude Nobs, Artistic Director of the Montreux Jazz Festival, "one of the finest solo pianists in the world." His early studies were in the classical tradition. He began piano lessons in 1958, just before his fifth birthday. His teacher was Tillie Maither, a former student of Paderewski. She discovered his interest in jazz after he heard Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" for the first time, when he ran to her house to ask if it was possible to have five counts in a measure


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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

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Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff has restlessly explored a new theme with each new album, with a shifting group of musicians. The central event behind the album title Leaving Everything Behind was her departure from the Soviet Union in 1991. She and her husband came to the United States to start a new life, having literally left everything ...


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Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

Read "Leaving Everything Behind" reviewed by Dave Wayne

With all of the worldwide hue and cry concerning immigration, precious little is said about the lives of immigrants themselves, the sacrifices they've made and the risks they've taken in order to start their lives anew; free of whatever hardships and oppression they endured in their native country. In the news, entire lives are boiled down ...


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Yelena Eckemoff: Growing Into Jazz

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Pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff goes her own way. Since the 2010 release of Cold Sun on her own L&H Production label, she has produced a series of jazz recordings, all presenting original music, with an impressive array of renowned contemporary musicians. Our conversation mainly dealt with her recording career: making connections with other musicians, composing, and working ...


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Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”

Read "Jazz and Theatre: A Review of “Miles & Coltrane: Blue”" reviewed by K. Shackelford

When trying to understand the rise and phenomenon of jazz music in the 1950's and 1960's, understanding the life of the jazz musician is equally important. Many of their stories illuminated heroic musical genius birthed out of pain, hope, and a charged political ethos. The play Miles & Coltrane: Blue delivered a snapshot of this experience ...


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The Chad Eby Quartet: The Sweet Shel Suite

Read "The Sweet Shel Suite" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

For those who might not know him from his most famous written works, “The Giving Tree" and “Light in the Attic," or from his music, Johnny Cash's hit, “A Boy Named Sue," poet, cartoonist, playwright and Grammy®-winning musician, Shel Silverstein was about as unique and talented an artist as they come. Ironically, some of his best ...


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