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James Zollar

James Delano Zollar began his musical career at age 9 playing bugle in his hometown, Kansas City Missouri. At 12, he graduated to the trumpet where he began to discover his musical voice and focus. After high school he continued to study at San Diego City College and then the University of California at San Diego. At the same time he honed his chops with various funk and jazz bands and lead his own straight-ahead quintet. In 1972, Zollar moved to San Francisco and he studied with the great jazz trumpet player Woody Shaw to study jazz improvisation. In, 1984, he moved to New York City and played with the Cecil McBee Quintet for five years and then recorded with Tom Harrell, with Weldon Erving and Sam Rivers

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Eyal Vilner Big Band: Swing Out!

Read "Swing Out!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Eyal Vilner's fourth album as leader of his impressive New York-based big band is a throwback to the kind of concert dates audiences no doubt derived great pleasure from during the storied Big-Band Era well over half a century ago when groups not far removed from this one in spirit traveled cross-country by bus, car or ...

Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman

Read "Caetano Veloso, James Carter, Hamza Akram, Eyal Vilner and David Grollman" reviewed by Martin Longley

Caetano Veloso Brooklyn Academy Of Music April 12, 2019 Always essential for the local Brazilian community, but also far beyond, into the general music enthusiast zone, singer and songwriter Caetano Veloso made one of his occasional visits to NYC, presenting the Ofertório show. Essentially, this involved his three musical sons, ...

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The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

The SLM Ensemble Album Release Concert at Roulette on October 8th

Program: “Spectral Syn” by Mark Dresser and Sarah Weaver “Cycles of Awakening” by Sarah Weaver “SubTeleToning” by Mark Dresser “Multidimensional Tunings” by Sarah Weaver Jen Shyu, voice, Robert Dick, flute, Julie Ferrara, oboe, Rebekah Heller, bassoon, Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophone, Oliver Lake, alto saxophone, Ned Rothenberg, bass clarinet, shakuhachi, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE FROM NEW YORK

Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera

Read "Colonic Youth, Andy Farber, Tal Ronen & Paquito D'Rivera" reviewed by Martin Longley

Colonic Youth Trans-Pecos December 22, 2014 In the wintry wasteland, the new-ish Trans-Pecos venue did not seem to boast a particularly peachy set-up. It may or may not still be operated by Todd P, normally known as a promoter of slightly swerved rock outfits, and there were tales of this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Billy Bang: Da Bang!

Read "Da Bang!" reviewed by Troy Collins

Da Bang! is the last studio album recorded by violinist Billy Bang, made just two months before he passed away on April 11, 2011. Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, Bang spoke about the healing power of music during these sessions and how he wanted to give something back to those who inspired and supported him. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Blue Room On Historic 18th And Vine Line Up For July 30th- August 4th

The Blue Room On Historic 18th And Vine Line Up For July 30th- August 4th

Kansas City, Mo: The Blue Room, one of the Down Beat Magazine’s top ranked jazz clubs, has another week of great performances lined up. The Blue Monday Jam on the 30th featuring TJ Martley closes out July. Martley is a jazz pianist who is considered one of the best young pianists in Kansas City. Bring your ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Marty Ehrlich's Rites Quartet: Frog Leg Logic

Read "Frog Leg Logic" reviewed by Troy Collins

The premier of Marty Ehrlich's Rites Quartet, Things Have Got To Change (Clean Feed, 2009), featured the venerable multi-instrumentalist's engaging originals bolstered by a handful of previously unrecorded pieces by his mentor, the late Julius Hemphill (1938-1995). Drawing on Hemphill's seminal work in the St Louis-based Black Artists' Group (BAG), and his innovative writing for the ...

Zollar System

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010
Track listing: Chicago Preferred; The Prayer of a Happy Housewife; Take The Subway Home;The Nearness of You; Spasmodic Movements; Go-En; Slick; Angel Face; Black Winter; Time To Say Good Bye.


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