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Jazz underGround

Jazz underGround is a network of NYC's greatest jazz musicians with NYC churches that want to sponsor free or donation only concerts for the public. Musicians include John Pattitucci, Mark Turner, Greg Tardy, Gretchen Parlato, Johnathan Blake, Ben Street, Jaleel Shaw, Mike Moreno, Aaron Parks, Aaron Goldberg, Nasheet Watts, Jon Gordon, Alan Ferber Nonet w/strings, George Garzone, and countless other fantastic musicians. Churches include The Church for All Nations (417 West 57th-Hell's Kitchen), New Beginnings (199 North 7th-Williamsburg), the Neighborhood Church (269 Bleecker-the Village), Messiah's Covenant Community Church (2702 Quentin Rd-Brooklyn)

Musician

Robert Pitzer

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Robert Pitzer, bass trombonist and music educator, has taught music in the public schools of Washington state for more than 30 years, including 18 years as the instrumental music director at Franklin High School in Seattle, and 10 years as musical director and program coordinator for the Seattle Schools All-City Band. Mr. Pitzer currently teaches band and jazz ensemble for the Mount Vernon School District in Washington state and serves as the Fine and Performing Arts Coordinator for the district. He has previously served as a Music Education instructor at Western Washington University, Student Teaching Coordinator for the University of Washington School of Music, and is a frequent presenter at conferences throughout the United States

Album

Notes From The Underground

Label: Jazz Underground
Released: 2018
Track listing: Soul Intro/The Chicken; Extensions; Work Song; Guajirakere; Alone; Any Moment Now; Dance Undone; 'Round Midnight; Beneath the Underdog; I Can't Stop Loving You

Album

Live at Smalls

Label: Impulse! Records
Released: 1998

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Article: Album Review

Jazz Underground: Live at Smalls

Read "Live at Smalls" reviewed by Robert Spencer


From the faux chic cover and the name “the Jazz Underground" I expected this either to be another tired smooth jazz / funk record, or an exploration of today's avant-garde. It is neither. Instead, this is mainstream jazz played with energy and verve. The Jazz Underground is not a group, but an interlocking series of groups ...


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