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Mark Morganelli

Trumpeter/Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli began presenting concerts in his first Jazz Forum loft at 50 Cooper Square in June 1979. By the time the second Jazz Forum loft closed its doors in April 1983, recordings, videos, films and radio broadcasts had documented performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, Red Rodney, Carmen McRae, Barry Harris, Philly Joe Jones and Max Roach. After residencies at the Village Gate and Entermedia Theater, Thirty-two years ago, Morganelli established Jazz Forum Arts, a not-for-profit arts presenting organization, and in 1985 started the River-side Park Arts Festival, which concluded on its 13th anniversary in August 1997. Morganelli has produced over sixty compact discs, most for Candid Records, twenty of which were recorded "Live" at NYC’s Birdland club, where he was the music coordinator for five years

Brasil!

Label: Jazz Forum Records
Released: 2019

Back to Brazil: Part One

Read "Back to Brazil: Part One" reviewed by Mark Holston

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 The recent passing of Brazilian music icon João Gilberto at the age of 88 invites us to reflect on the music revolution he was influential in sparking over six decades ago. The singer and guitarist, partnering with composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, announced the arrival of a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trumpeter and Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars New 2-CD Release - Brasil! - Drops February 24

Trumpeter and Flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars New 2-CD Release - Brasil! - Drops February 24

Brasil! 2-CD Release Date: February 24, 2019 Contemporary interpretations of Brazilian classics by flugelhornist Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Recorded at The Jazz Forum in NY with Brazilian Musicians, Brasil! Featuring 2 CDs with 28 tracks by 10 different Brazilian composers. Brasil! features Eddie Monteiro: accordion; Abelita Mateus: piano; Adriano Santos: drums; ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume

Read "Mark Morganelli: Adds Club Owner To His Resume" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Mark Morganelli has long been known as a fine trumpet player and a promoter with years of experience in the jny: New York City area dating back to a jazz loft 39 years ago, through booking at the Village Gate, Birdland, morphing into his nonprofit Jazz Forum Arts organization known for the summer concert series he ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jazz didn't abandon jny: Chicago but its further development only began to take on a distinct personality in the 1960s. By the late 1920s, the next phase of the jazz scene had shifted from Chicago to New York though, initially, there was no red carpet rolled out. As jazz bands made their way to New York ...

Meet John Reilly

Read "Meet John Reilly" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

John Reilly--yet another of our Super Fans who works for the city of New York--was born on Staten Island, where he still lives. We don't know if it's something to do with working for the city, or just a function of growing up in the capital of jazz, but John is the real thing. The son ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend

Read "Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One Great Weekend" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, New YorkJune 27-28, 2009Freihofer's Jazz Festival, in its 32nd year, provided an outstanding array of music and musicians and added to its legacy--started by George Wein in 1978--in fine fettle on June 27 and 28 in the upstate New York community of Saratoga Springs. For producer Danny ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

2009 Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One of the Great Jazz Lawn Parties

Read "2009 Freihofer's Jazz Festival: One of the Great Jazz Lawn Parties" reviewed by Ken Franckling

Freihofer's Jazz FestivalSaratoga Springs, New YorkJune 27-28, 2009My return visit to to Freihofer's Jazz Festival after an eight-year absence reminded me very quickly that this two-day event remains one of the summer season's great jazz lawn parties. The ampitheater and spacious park-setting of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center provides dual tugs--trips into the ...


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