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Justin "Justefan" Thomas

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"Justin "Justefan" Thomas was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He started out on piano, violin, and steeldrums at the age of 6. He was introduced to the vibraphone at the age of 8 by Mr. Wendell Hairston. Soon after, Justin has made two appearances on the nationally televised show, Showtime at the Apollo, achieving 2nd place in their final competition. He graduated from Baltimore School for Arts (BSA) where he studied with Mr. John Locke, percussionist of the Baltimore Synphony Orchestra. He moved to Chicago and received his B.M. in Jazz Studies at DePaul University. Justin has shared the stage with many artists such as: Lionel Hampton, Hank Jones, Cyrus Chestnut, Max Roach, and Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Jazz Orchestra

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Rinascita a Chicago: le gemme dell’etichetta International Anthem

Read "Rinascita a Chicago: le gemme dell’etichetta International Anthem" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Non è casuale che l'etichetta indipendente più innovativa nell'attuale panorama jazzistico (e non solo) sia nata e operi a Chicago. È noto infatti che la metropoli dell'Illinois è una delle capitali del jazz, avendo svolto un ruolo centrale in tutta la storia musicale afro-americana, talvolta paritetico con quello di New York. Nel 2014 ...

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La vita e la musica di Makaya McCraven

Read "La vita e la musica di Makaya McCraven" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Un ritratto di Makaya McCraven deve necessariamente considerare la mutazione antropologica che è avvenuta nell'ultima generazione di musicisti afroamericani che si spingono oltre la tradizionale sintesi tra jazz e generi popolari, usando creativamente la tecnologia sperimentata nell'ultimo trentennio dai DJ e produttori dell'hip-hop e della club culture. Le musiche di questo tumultuoso torrente ...

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Marquis Hill Blacktet at Scullers Jazz Club

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Marquis Hill Blacktet Scullers Jazz Club Boston, MA August 26, 2017 We have a few places to stop and hear someone sling a horn in Boston, but Scullers Jazz Club has long been one of the best. It has better acoustics than the Regattabar, better drinks than the ...


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