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Anthony Hervey with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Jazz Club

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Anthony Hervey may be fairly new on the jazz scene but he plays the trumpet with the chops of an older experienced player. A graduate of the Julliard School in 2020, Hervey has been a first-call sideman for Christian McBride, m :Jon Batiste, Michael Buble and Wynton Marsalis among others. His musical prowess was not only ...

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Justin Kauflin and Thomas Fonnesbaek at the Governor's School for the Arts

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At a young age Justin Kauflin's musical interest was in classical violin and piano but upon becoming totally blind by age 11 (he was born with a condition called proliferative exudative retinopathy) Kauflin switched his interest to jazz piano. Growing up in Virginia Beach, Va Kauflin was lucky enough to have two outstanding teachers in Liz ...

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Dominique Eade with the John Toomey Trio at the Attucks Jazz Club

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Dominique Eade has been teaching at The New England Conservatory for over 30 years. Her students have included Roberta Gambarini, Michael Mayo and Aoife O'Donovan. Well known in jazz circles for her scatting, improvising, delivery, Eade is neither showy nor pretentious. She is more concerned with the music and the story than with the small vocal ...

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Lori Williams with the Jimmy Masters Trio at the Sandler Center

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Bassist Jimmy Masters has hosted and curated the TowneBank jazz series (formerly the Miller Jazz Series) at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts since its inception in 2017. Running from June to September, the series has offered a different theme each month played in a cabaret style setting. The 2023 season began a couple of ...

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Sergio Mendes at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

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The audience at the Sandler Center was on its feet cheering as the familiar sound of “Magalenha" filled the room and the cheering grew even louder as the band's leader, Sergio Mendes, took his place behind the keyboard. For 60 years Mendes has been the voice of Bossa Nova, Samba and Latin Jazz, and ever since ...

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Bria Skonberg Quartet Plays The Perry Pavilion

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When the city of Chilliwack, British Columbia comes up in a conversation ( if it ever does), one's first thought does not turn to jazz. Now it should because jazz vocalist/trumpet player Bria Skonberg comes from that small Canadian city. Called the “shining hope of hot jazz," Skonberg has appeared on over 25 albums either as ...

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Janis Siegel with The Jimmy Masters Trio at the Sandler Center

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In 1972 Tim Hauser, Laurel Masse, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel created a four part vocal group called The Manhattan Transfer. Cheryl Bentyne replaced Masse in 1979 and the group remained intact until October 2014 with the passing of Hauser. Trist Curless replaced Hauser and the four vocalist have been recording and traveling ever since. The ...

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Samara Joy at the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

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When Samara Joy performed last June at the Vocal Jazz Summit in Virginia Beach she was fairly new on the scene and even though she could deliver a song like a seasoned pro she was a little shy interacting with the audience. What a difference one year and two Grammys make. The singer, who appeared at ...

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John Fedchock Swings at Old Dominion University

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Frank Sinatra said: “My greatest teacher was not a vocal coach, not the work of other singers, but the way Tommy Dorsey breathed and phrased on the trombone." Sinatra could have easily been describing John Fedchock on the trombone. Since beginning his career with the Woody Herman Orchestra in 1980, Fedchock has become one of the ...

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Stacey Ryan Has a Lot to Sing About

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When 21 year old Canadian singer songwriter multi instrumentalist Stacey Ryan's parents told her she needed to have a backup plan in case this music thing didn't work out. Her reply was ..."I knew it had to be music or nothing else. There was never a plan B." Judging from the millions of people following her ...


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