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Tierney Sutton At The Jazz Corner

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Tierney Sutton The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC February 8, 2020 When a lady has chosen nine new outfits, attended nine nerve wracking awards dinners and been nominated for nine Grammys since 2006, it would simply be impolite not to vote for her to win next time. Tierney Sutton certainly ...

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Mica Bethea

Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, Mica is a composer, arranger, and band leader in the jazz vein. He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees, both in music, from the University of North Florida. In 2012, he received the undergraduate arranger award by Downbeat Magazine. He is co-owner of the Cue Note, a billiard room and jazz venue, as well as a boardmember of the Jazz Discovery Series. Though he writes for many mediums of ensembles, most of his music is set to the big band format and is primarily written for his own amusement. He has released two albums with his own group that show his fervor for this instrumentation: the self-titled Mica Bethea Big Band and Stage n' Studio. His big band incorporates some of the highest level of performers in the North Florida region, and the occasional special guest

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Ben Adkins

Music has been a big part of my life since I was very young when I began playing in a family band. Fast forward 20 years and I’m still having a blast learning new things about music every day, and more recently writing original music. I’ve tried to always orient my playing around taste and humility, adding only the minimum necessary to move the music forward. My passion and reputation are centered on the art of subtlety. I completed my Bachelors in Jazz Performance at the University of North Florida under the tutelage of Danny Gottlieb in 2009, and my Masters in Jazz Studies at Florida State University under the tutelage of Leon Anderson in 2011

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Daniel Dickinson

Daniel Dickinson, an up-and-coming talent from Jacksonville, FL, has been musically minded since his childhood. Having been raised in a musical family and given the blessings of a musically fruitful upbringing in Lavilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, his gifts have always pushed him forward to new, big ideas. Within the last few years, however, his advancement has taken off with unprecedented ferocity, which he will tell you is due to the tremendous teaching he has received from such world class musicians as Lynne Arriale, Todd Del Giudice, and Bunky Greene. Daniel's skills in composition, arranging, and performance on the clarinet, flute, and saxophone in both classical and jazz idioms have awarded him numerous honors from organizations at the local, state, and national level

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Freddie Williams

Born July 26, 1986, Freddie is a young jazz musician just emerging into the jazz music world. Since 2005, Freddie predominant career has been work with jazz groups Control Point 11 and Who Invited Shady as a songwriter,percussionist, and guitarist. Freddie's studies in music began in Jacksonville, Florida through the International Baccalaureate music program. Recently studying at the University of Florida, Freddie hit the mainstream jazz scene. With a foundation in the drums and jazz guitar, Freddie has became an innovator in Jacksonville's own Jazz movement. Freddie Williams' current project is with jazz contemporary Adam G

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Brad Mehldau

Pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format. Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. Mehldau also has a solo piano recording entitled Elegiac Cycle, and a record called Places that includes both solo piano and trio songs. Elegiac Cycle and Places might be called “concept” albums. They are made up exclusively of original material and have central themes that hover over the compositions. Other Mehldau recordings include Largo, a collaborative effort with the innovative musician and producer Jon Brion, and Anything Goes—a trio outing with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy.

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Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly’s truly sings from the jazz tradition, classic to modern: it's great vocalists, horn players and bands, with influences that include Ella, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Carmen McCrae, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, Satchmo, Freddy Hubbard, Clark Terry, the Count Basie Band to Maria Schneider. Lisa's signature sound and seasoned style has earned her many ardent listeners, drawn to her rich vocal timbre and impeccable phrasing in a relaxed, inviting style, and sophisticated stage presence. She conveys am intimate depth of lyric with a horn-like approach to improvisation and a solid ‘in the pocket’ swing feel, artfully creating superb musical lines much noticed by the instrumentalists

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Les DeMerle

Long at the forefront of modern jazz drumming, drummer, clinician and band leader Les DeMerle toured and recorded with the Harry James Big Band from 1970 to 1982. One of those recordings, "King James Version" won a Grammy Award. Les toured for three years and recorded with Wayne Newton, also toured and recorded with Manhattan Transfer, and has appeared with many other musical greats, including, Lou Rawls, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Joe Williams. His own jazz/rock group Transfusion, produced five poll-winning albums, and his two educational drum books, Jazz/Rock Fusion, Volumes 1 and 2, published by Hal Leonard, have long been best sellers.

Cookin' At The Corner, Volume One

Les DeMerle's 4th recording for Origin is another swinging affair that further cements his reputation as one of the most dynamic drummers in jazz

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