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Jared Schonig

Born 1983 in Los Angeles, CA to a family of professional musicians, Jared Schonig began playing the piano at age 5 and the drums at age 14. While a young student in Los Angeles, Jared had numerous opportunities to perform professionally and with various all-star bands, and won 4 Downbeat Student Music Awards, including a “Best Soloist” award, his senior year. Jared attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, during which time he received 3 more Downbeat Student Music Awards (including "Best Soloist" and "Top Collegiate Combo") before receiving his BA in 2005. While still a student, Jared also performed with vibraphonist Joe Locke and Dr

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America at War

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: March on Washington; Yellowcake; My Father in Nagasaki; The Vultures of Afghanistan; Requiem for an Unknown; Soldier; Gratitude; Honor Song; Day After Tomorrow; Stupid, Pointless, Heartless Drug Wars.

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Job's Trials

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: our narrator, Ha Satan, proposes a bet; ABUNDANCE OVERTURE; the woeful conditions of the wager; NAKED RETURN; an answer arrives unheeded - Job’s lament; DO NOT COVER MY BLOOD; pious protestations: cold comfort; JOB’S BLUES; an appeal to a higher power; CONSIDER THIS: A HIGHER POWER; “Do you know where the light comes from?”; WORDS WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE; wondering on the wager... who spoke rightly?; DEAR LORD

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Live At Jazz Standard

Label: Anzic Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Introductions; (We) Love Being Here with You; Dialogue; Swing Brother Swing; Dialogue; Heebie Jeebies; Band Introductions; It's a Man; Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen; On the Sunny Side of the Street; Dialogue; Joseph, Joseph; Dialogue; Three Little Sisters; Dialogue; A Little Jive is Good for You; Creole Love Call; Dialogue; Chattanooga Choo Choo; Dialogue; Everybody Loves My Baby.

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Article: Album Review

DUCHESS: Live At Jazz Standard

Read "Live At Jazz Standard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


There are a fair number of vocal groups blending harmoniously and swinging through the jazz set today, but none are as charmingly sassy as DUCHESS. With two studio albums already under a collective belt—actually three, if you include an under-the-radar Christmas set—it only made sense for vocalists Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou to finally ...

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Job's Blues

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
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Hiding Out

Label: Zoho Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: CD 1: Jumble; Flow: Movement 1: Tear of the Clouds; Movement 2: Opalescence; Movement 3: Interlude; Movement 4: Harlem. CD 2: Hiding Out: Movement 1: Prelude; Movement 2: Compelled; Movement 3: Four Haiku; Movement 4: Interlude; Movement 5: It Was Just the Wind; Caminhos Cruzados; Caminhos Cruzados (Radio Edit).

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Article: Album Review

Mike Holober and the Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out

Read "Hiding Out" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


If musical polymath Mike Holober is hiding out, he's doing it in plain sight. Constantly in demand, his work as a pianist, conductor, arranger and composer has drawn plenty of attention. In the past 15 years alone he has served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra (from 2007-2013), the Associate Guest ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Conversation with Violinist Meg Okura

Read "A Conversation with Violinist Meg Okura" reviewed by Lorens Chuno


Meg Okura is a distinguished violinist/composer who has been decorated with several awards. Her latest album, Ima Ima, is a collection of well thought out and very well executed compositions that stem out of her role as a mother. Join Meg and I as we talk about composing, motherhood, David Bowie, and other somewhat related things. ...

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Article: Album Review

Charles Pillow Large Ensemble: Electric Miles

Read "Electric Miles" reviewed by Jack Bowers


So how does trumpeter Miles Davis' post-1969 “electric period" translate to a big-band format? About as well as could be expected, thanks to leader Charles Pillow's bright arrangements for his New York-based Large Ensemble. Davis' seminal Columbia albums from 1969-1972--In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Live at Fillmore East, Live-Evil, On the Corner--are considered by many ...


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