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Jeff Ellwood is the newly appointed Director of Instrumental Jazz Studies at Mt. San Antonio College. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music and Master of Music degree from Cal State Fullerton. He has studied saxophone and improvisation with: James Moody, Rick Margitza, Billy Pierce, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Gary Foster, Eric Marienthal, Charlie Banacos, Jim Odgren, James Rotter, and Charles Richard. Jeff has shared the stage with: Tony Bennett, James Moody, Joe Zawinal, Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Stevie Wonder, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Daniels, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, John Williams, and Quincy Jones to name a few. In 2001 Jeff was awarded the “Best College Saxophonist Award” at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival

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Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

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As the title denotes, pianist Bill Cunliffe and his ensemble take a swing (literally) at the great Johann Sebastian on BACHanalia, pivoting as well toward the music of C.P.E. Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Manuel de Falla, Cole Porter, Oscar Levant and Cunliffe himself. In spite of its classical veneer, this is at its core a jazz session, ...

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Danny Freyer Vocal Album Release Show At Vitellos May 15th, Los Angeles

Danny Freyer Vocal Album Release Show At Vitellos May 15th, Los Angeles

Vocalist Danny Freyer performs on May 15th at Upstairs at Vitellos in Studio City, CA, where fans of jazz vocals have the chance to discover this new voice as he celebrates his debut jazz album, Must Be Love. “Jazz Singer Danny Freyer is a new voice that must be heard." —Willard Manus. Described as having a ...

Phil Woods / Stan Kenton / The Les Hooper Band

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Phil Woods / DePaul University Jazz Ensemble Solitude Jazzed Media 2010 Not to underplay the title, but Solitude, from alto saxophone master Phil Woods and the splendid DePaul University Jazz Ensemble, embodies far more than the sort of serenity it implies. In fact, Woods is as animated and ...


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