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UNCG Jazz Ensemble I with Tim Warfield

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro presented the Miles Davis Jazz Festival which featured the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I with special guest Tim Warfield. UNCG Jazz Ensemble I is regarded as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the nation and the flagship of the Miles Davis Jazz program. The ensemble performs big band arrangements ...

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Christie Dashiell: Journey In Black

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Christie Dashiell is an award-winning vocalist, composer, and educator born in Washington, DC and raised in Greenville, NC. Dashiell is a product of a musical family that influenced her to begin singing at an early age. Jazz bassist Carroll Dashiell, Jr is her father. Daughter and father are well known on the Washington DC music scene. ...

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Albert Vila: Reality Is Nuance

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Reality Is Nuance features nine tracks from jazz guitarist Albert Vila and his trio. The trio is completed by bassist Doug Weiss, who has performed with jazz legends such as singers Joe Williams and Lizz Wright, and drummer Rudy Royston, who has performed with the late great Les McCann, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and The Mingus Big ...

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Joshua Bowlus: Sleigh Ride

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Sleigh Ride is a modern jazz Christmas gift from pianist and composer Joshua Bowlus which will brighten the holiday season. Joshua performs as the bandleader for his own trio and quartet. The thirteen-track album features long-time friends and musical collaborators Linda Cole on vocals, Juan Rollan on tenor sax, Stan Piper on bass and Ben Adkins ...

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Norman Brown: Let's Get Away

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Norman Brown is an American smooth jazz guitarist and singer. Brown's style is contemporary, with a soul-jazz rhythmic storytelling vibe. His interest in guitar began at age eight, after discovering his brother's acoustic six-string. Brown's own take on the perfect getaway involves “a joyful and peaceful mental state, surrounded by companionship in an atmosphere of inspiration ...

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John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival 2023

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A collection of photos from the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival in High Point, North Carolina from September 2nd 2023 to September 3rd 2023. Saturday's lineup featured saxophonist Dave Koz and Friends featuring Eric Darius, Candy Dulfer, guitartist Norman Brown, composer / pianist Chucho Valdes, vocalist Samara Joy, and The Mississippi Blues Child Mr. ...

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Palladium: A Wayne Shorter Celebration with Chad Eby and Friends

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Palladium: A Wayne Shorter Celebration took place at the Crown inside the Carolina Theatre on Shorter's birthday. Saxophonist Chad Eby along with a passionate group of friends came together to celebrate the life and musical legacy of a genius that has inspired them all. The concert took place at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on August ...

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Brandee Younger: Brand New Life

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American harpist and composer Brandee Younger fuses hip hop, classical, funk and jazz on Brand New Life. Younger became a Grammy award nominee for her label debut. Brand New Life features new works inspired by her hero, harpist Dorothy Ashby. “You're A Girl For One Man Only" written by Younger and Ashby, has reinterpretations ...

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Jay Hoggard: Raise Your Spirit Consciousness

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American jazz vibraphonist and composer Jay Hoggard is raising the spiritual consciousness with songs such as “Holy Spirit Consciousness," “Peace To You My Children," “Worship God in Spirit" and “Truth and Love" on Raise Your Spirit Consciousness Raise Your Spirit Consciousness has eight original compositions from Hoggard as well as recreations of original classics ...

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Najee: Savoir Faire

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American smooth jazz saxophonist and flautist Najee here confirms his status as one of the most talented performers of his genre. On Savoir Faire fans can delight in Najee's assured playing and his general savoir faire when it comes to delivering a polished product. The album is appropriately titled. “Dr. Dolittle" is a swanky, ...


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