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Marcus Tenney began his love for music back in the 6th grade. While playing trumpet back then, he quickly became known for his solid tone and natural understanding for the harmonic structures in which he encountered. After winning the Louis Armstrong Award on his way out of high school, he went on to VCU to study with Dr. Rex Richardson, world-renowned trumpeter and former Joe Henderson sideman. As graduation came closer and closer, Marcus began to experiment with different musical genres and instruments, eventual finding that the saxophone connected him to music in a more satisfying way. He currently is playing saxophone with the likes of Reginald Chapman's new project, UTV, as well as making appearances with the No B.S


Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 2-6, 2019 The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...


Article: Album Review

Jack Kilby: Love is a Song Anyone Can Sing

Read "Love is a Song Anyone Can Sing" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Jack Kilby and the Front Line is a collaborative effort formed in 2014 in New York City. The ensemble includes members from New York, Washington DC, and Virginia. What is most striking is the span of generations, ranging from twenty-six to forty-six. The album has been released in separate volumes but is now available as one ...


Article: Year in Review

Ken Hohman's Top Jazz Releases of 2014

Read "Ken Hohman's Top Jazz Releases of 2014" reviewed by Ken Hohman

I'd taken a six month hiatus from my radio show, Freedom Jazz Dance, to concentrate on other things. Turns out my timing couldn't have been worse. I was inundated with so many excellent recordings in 2014 that my head was spinning. Fortunately, I now had the time to truly enjoy them! Here are the lucky 13 ...


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