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Mike Jones

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Specifically, Mike Jones performs music from what’s become known as the Great American Songbook for more people each year than any jazz pianist in the world. Really. This is because, as music director for the enduringly popular Penn & Teller Show in Las Vegas and other venues across the globe, he plays these classic standards in the “warm-up” hour – and during and between the onstage magic – for the millions of visitors who attend the show. In a career spanning four decades, Jones has wowed audiences with his virtuoso skills and stylistic flair – nowhere to greater acclaim than at the sold-out houses in New York that marked Penn and Teller’s 2015 six-week return to Broadway. In general? Mike Jones plays the piano as if had more than 88 notes and as if each of his fingers were Usain Bolt. How He Does It Mike Jones is a thoroughly modern throwback to what used to be called the “two-handed pianist,” which is not as obvious as it sounds

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Lenore Raphael

Jazz writer John Gilbert has called Lenore "Simply one of the best pianists in our art form...she always swings." Critics have used words like "swinging", "emotional" and "artistically subtle" when describing Lenore's playing. Swinging has always been of major importance to Lenore since she listened to her idols Bud Powell and Oscar Peterson. So is "telling the story". She strives to be in touch with the intent of the tune when she plays. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Lenore started at the age of 3 by playing everything she heard by ear. Lenore studied classical piano with concert artist Beulah Eisenstadt

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Tim Boniface

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London based jazz multi-instrumentalist, teacher and composer. Mainstream stylist on tenor and alto saxes and piano; plays flugelhorn and guitar on some gigs and recordings. Also a priest in the Church of England. Notable original works: jazz suites, The Eight Words (2016) and The Infant (2019). Recent collaborators (live and studio) include Polly Gibbons, Phil Merriman, Alice Zawadski, James Pearson, Irene Serra, Scott Hamilton, Andy Cooper, Tara Minton, Raphael Clarkson, Ed Babar, Jon Ormston. 20yr collaborative partnership based in Ashtead, Surrey, with drummer Tom Early, who runs Ashtead Jazz Club.

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Ed Barrett

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Ed Barrett is a critically acclaimed jazz guitarist and music educator living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.Ed brings a thorough, deep understanding of and appreciation for all the past and present masters to the foundation of his jazz guitar concept. Ed’s music is a current, thoughtful, expressive continuation of the great jazz guitar tradition, bearing witness to the influences of Ed Bickert, Pat Martino, Grant Green and George Benson. The Ed Barrett Trio performs regularly in the greater New Orleans metropolitan area for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations (Apple, Coke, All-State, NCAA) to private parties,weddings,happy hours etc

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Timo Metzemakers

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Né en 1970, Timo Metzemakers est un contrebassiste de la scène jazz bordelaise. Après une formation initiale au CMA de Joseph Ganter, il monte le groupe de jazz original Grand Six à la fin des années 1990, travaille avec le bluesman Victor Brox (Vivant chez Hologramme, 1997, Kyla Jane & Victor with The Brox Gang, 1998), le chanteur Marc Delmas (Souris Donc, 1999). En 1999 et 2000, il accompagne le musicien électro Le Tone (Rocky 8, 1999) en tournée en Europe, au Canada et ailleurs. Il monte le duo électro Nababs avec Monsieur Gadou (Nababs 13, 10 Marta, Nus pixellistes), collabore avec le metteur en scène Renaud Cojo

Album

Mainstream

Label: KOCH International Jazz
Released: 2001
Track listing: Sweethearts On Parade; I Can

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Article: Album Review

Vic Dickenson & Joe Thomas All-Star Bands: Mainstream

Read "Mainstream" reviewed by Mike Neely


Mainstream presents swing masters Joe Thomas and Vic Dickenson fronting all-star bands in a time when swing music was elbowing for attention amidst the world of be-bop, cool, and other modern jazz movements. The year was 1958, and English jazz critic Albert J. McCarthy was in New York City writing a book on swing. Surprised to ...

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Mainstream

Label: FCCJ
Released: 1994


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