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In demand drummer, Jason Brown, has been a driving force behind major artists since the early days of his career. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio; Brown learned his trade under the tutelage of Billy Hart.For seven years he toured and recorded with Grammy nominated vocalist & composer, Carmen Lundy; with Pat Martino he appeared at major festivals worldwide, such as Jarasum International Jazz Festival and Rochester Jazz Festival. He has also worked with renowned artists such as Lizz Wright, Cedar Walton, Nicholas Payton, Wayne Escoffery and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Now a key member of Amina Figarova’s Sextet, Jason Brown has performed at the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg and major venues throughout Europe and the USA

Album

The Intangible Between

Label: Smoke Sessions Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Proclaim Liberty; This Little Light of Mine; A Time For Love; That Too; Off Minor; Into Dawn; Tough Love; Im So Glad I Got to Know You

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Article: Live Review

Charleston Jazz Festival 2020

Read "Charleston Jazz Festival 2020" reviewed by Martin McFie


Various Venues Charleston Jazz Festival Charleston, SC January 23-26, 2020 Jazz Festivals are like people, six years old is still in infancy, but everything has to start somewhere. Historically, the city which gave birth to the Charleston dance craze and was the inspiration for Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, deserves The Charleston ...

Article: Album Review

Riccardo Del Fra: Moving People

Read "Moving People" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Per Riccardo Del Fra la musica ha un valore descrittivo e come scrive nella presentazione del disco: For me, to compose is to transmit meaning. Anche se è noto che i codici musicali hanno un labile contenuto semantico, le dieci composizioni di questo suo nuovo progetto hanno comunque il potere di evocare emozioni e derivano da ...

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Article: Live Review

Monty Alexander at the Avalon Theater

Read "Monty Alexander at the Avalon Theater" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Monty Alexander and Friends The Avalon Theater Easton, MD August 31, 2019 “Ten years," Monty Alexander wryly observed at the center-stage microphone with a disbelieving shake of the head. “Ten years of this festival, and 75 years as me." It was a celebration of multiple anniversaries at the weekend-long Labor Day ...

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Article: Radio

Monty Alexander Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Monty Alexander Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS


Monty Alexander is back to Bimhuis with his trio after his sold out gig in 2013; a fresh opportunity to catch the famous pianist in an intimate setting. Monty Alexander's playing balances jazz, soul and Caribbean styles such as calypso and reggae. As a teenager the pianist moved from Jamaica to New York. ...

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Article: Album Review

Orrin Evans: Presence

Read "Presence" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


You have to wonder how many outlets a restless creative like hard bopping pianist Orrin Evans needs to fully express himself. Twenty-five or so albums into a legacy that finds him as the newest member of The Bad Plus after years of riffing and ripping it up with The Mingus Big Band, experimenting with soul/jazz Luv ...

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Article: Live Review

Monty Alexander Trio at Longwood Gardens

Read "Monty Alexander Trio at Longwood Gardens" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Monty Alexander Trio The Ballroom at Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA February 11, 2017 It's generally a good sign for any show if the players onstage are smiling and laughing more than anyone else in the room. If there's been one main constant to Monty Alexander's music over his 59-year career, ...

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Article: New York @ Night

Monty Alexander: Looking Back

Read "Monty Alexander: Looking Back" reviewed by Peter Jurew


Monty AlexanderJazz Standard jny: New York, NYFebruary 1, 2017 A lot has changed since I started covering the New York beat for All About Jazz in mid-2016. In that time, we have witnessed epic changes in our city, our country, our world--changes that are already affecting our culture, including and ...

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Article: New York Beat

Joey DeFrancesco at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Read "Joey DeFrancesco at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" reviewed by Nick Catalano


As the New York August heat blazed onto the streets on Saturday night (August 13th), Joey DeFrancesco and his trio rocketed into Dizzy's with their own burning repertoire. The B-3 wizard played four selections from his new HighNote CD Trip Mode and had an audience which included Bill Charlap, Paquito D'Rivera, and Todd Barkan roaring with ...


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