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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Lester Young, Bob Mintzer & More

Read "Lester Young, Bob Mintzer & More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with famed radio host and pianist Dick Conte with a selection off his new album Blue in Green from there, we traverse his jazz life with stories and cuts from Benny Goodman and Miles Davis. We also get into some Kansas City root with another radio host, and drummer, Sam Wisman and ...

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Article: Album Review

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra: NJO 40

Read "NJO 40" reviewed by Jack Bowers


NJO 40, the latest CD by the superlative Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, salutes the NJO's first forty years by presenting a series of in-concert recordings taped between 2010-15 whose roster of guest soloists on Tracks 1-10 reads like a who's who of renowned jazz artists from coast to coast. Tack on exemplary charts by Tom Kubis, Eric ...

News: Performance / Tour

The Blue Room On Historic 18th And Vine Weekly Line Up June 25th-30th

Kansas City, MO: The Blue Room, one of DownBeat Magazine’s top 100 Jazz Clubs, continues to bring in top notch acts. Kicking off Monday June 25th we have an open jam session with Horace Washington. When asked about the upcoming gig, Washing said, “I’m going to be there doing my usual thing, a mix of jazz ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Rick Holland–Evan Dobbins Little Big Band / Empire Jazz Orchestra / Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra

Read "Rick Holland–Evan Dobbins Little Big Band / Empire Jazz Orchestra / Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Rick Holland--Evan Dobbins Little Big BandTrilbyRPO Productions2010 Five years after a sensational opening act (In Time's Shadow, 2006), trumpeter Rick Holland and trombonist Evan Dobbins have returned for an encore, Trilby, marshaling as before their irrepressible Little Big Band. As was noted of that earlier recording, ...

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Mentor

Label: Kerry Strayer Productions
Released: 2004
Track listing: Saturday 10 AM; Gaviota; A Flower is a Lovesome Thing; Sweet Lips; Siempre Me Va Bien; Don

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Article: Album Review

Kerry Strayer Septet featuring Gary Foster: Mentor

Read "Mentor" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The Kerry Strayer band is a working group based in Kansas City, led by saxophonist/arranger Strayer, and like any self-respecting jazz musicians from K.C., they swing. The “mentor" referred to by the title is Gary Foster, noted not only for his extensive studio experience in California, but also for bringing a refreshing hint of West Coast ...

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Article: Album Review

The Kerry Strayer Septet: Mentor

Read "Mentor" reviewed by Jack Bowers


It takes years to learn to play jazz as well as Kerry Strayer does, and one always needs a mentor —perhaps several—to help him (or her) reach such a lofty plateau. Gary Foster, among the West Coast’s best and busiest reed masters, is one of Kansas City-based composer/arranger/saxophonist Strayer’s most influential teachers, and it is Foster ...

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Article: Album Review

Kerry Strayer Septet feat. Gary Foster: Mentor

Read "Mentor" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


If there is one accomplishment Kerry Strayer should be proud of, it is his productivity as an arranger. He estimates that over the course of his career he has written 300 hundred charts for his bands. That indeed is impressive. Happily, it is not mere statistics. Strayer breathes life into a song with his arrangements. He ...

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Article: Album Review

Kerry Strayer Septet: Mentor

Read "Mentor" reviewed by Jim Santella


Featuring Gary Foster, this straight-ahead session swings with the timeless tradition of a Kansas City 7, but with the orchestrated sound of a big band or large orchestra. There have been other small jazz groups named Kansas City 7, but Kerry Strayer’s septet captures all the essentials and wraps them all up in one harmonious package. ...


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