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Mark Elf

Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath & the Heath Bros., Wynton Marsalis & Jon Hendricks just to name a few. His first professional Jazz performance occurred around 1971 as a sideman at the Club Barron in Harlem, New York with Gloria Coleman and Etta Jones. This performance was a double bill with the George Benson Quintet. During the 1970’s he toured with Lou Donaldson, Jimmy McGriff, Groove Holmes & Charles Earland and recorded a number of albums with them

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

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In Touch Entertainment Announces Its Spring Jazz Series Lineup

In Touch Entertainment Announces Its Spring Jazz Series Lineup

In Touch Entertainment is announcing the spring lineup of its highly successful jazz series produced by New York-based concert promoter, Charles Carlini of In Touch Entertainment. The programs consist of Piano Jazz, Guitar Masters, Trumpet Masters, Percussion Masters, Boss Tenors, and Vocal Mania. The latter is also running concurrently on the West Coast, with performances held ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Elf

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Elf's birthday today! Mark Elf has been on the Jazz scene for over 35 years. He was born in Queens, New York in 1949 and started playing the Guitar at the age of 11. He has played and or recorded with the Jazz Giants: Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath ...

Steve Herberman, Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes

Read "Steve Herberman,  Hristo Vitchev, Rick Stone and Harvey Valdes" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our third installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music. This installment includes a diverse group ...

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Larry Newcomb Quartet: Live Intentionally!

Read "Live Intentionally!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

New York-based guitarist Larry Newcomb says his latest album was recorded “live"--but don't hold your breath waiting for the sound of applause. As it turns out, the CD was recorded “live" at Tom Tedesco Studios in Paramus, NJ. Using that as a measuring stick, it could be argued that every album is recorded “live" if the ...

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Ted Ludwig: Stand Up

Read "Stand Up" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

jny: New Orleans guitarist Ted Ludwig came to jny: Little Rock as part of the Hurricane Katrina diaspora. NOLA's loss has been Little Rock's gain since Ludwig and his fine trio took up residence in the city's famous Capitol Hotel Bar & Grill seven years ago. Before turning professional, Ludwig studied with NOLA luminaries Ellis Marsalis, ...


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