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Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within a few months, he had begun to perform and record with many well-known artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Art Blakey, Jack McDuff, Betty Carter, Carmen McCrae, Dianne Reeves, Joe Williams, Cleo Laine, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Stanley Turrentine, Clark Terry and many more. As a result of the popularity awarded gained while amassing this impressive resume, Whitfield was dubbed "The Best Young Guitarist In The Business", by The New York Times

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Article: Interview

Antonio Hart: Educator and Monster Player

Read "Antonio Hart: Educator and Monster Player" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


The Queens Jazz Orchestra took the stage at Flushing Town Hall, a historic building in the jny: New York City borough dedicated to the arts, for an annual jazz concert celebrating the music of Charlie Parker and the career and life of Phil Schaap, a longtime Big Apple radio personality who hosted a show devoted to ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Whitfield's birthday today! Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Grrrr... Young Lions Revisited

Read "Grrrr... Young Lions Revisited" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


It had to happen. The bastards came of jazz-age in the eighties and nineties--an era when young lions roamed the earth (and the mall record bins) and, sooner or later, attention must be paid. What to say about this last gasp of mainstream, corporate-approved jazz before the collapse of the majors? Oh, so very, very much. ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Whitfield's birthday today! Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within ...

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Article: Album Review

Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band: The Intangible Between

Read "The Intangible Between" reviewed by Paul Rauch


Pianist Orrin Evans has a deep understanding of the unshakeable bond between fellowship, humanity and the creative process. That knowledge has guided him through creating a remarkable catalog of music as both a leader and sideman, along the way, experiencing the fellowship of a collective of musicians he often refers to as “The Village."

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Article: Interview

Pat Bianchi: B3 Master

Read "Pat Bianchi: B3 Master" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


It may be that young Pat Bianchi had little choice but to follow a career in music. After all, his father and both his grandfathers played professionally in his hometown of Rochester, NY, an area that also produced the likes of the Mangione brothers (Chuck and Gap), pianist Frank Strazzeri, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and drum legend ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

Jazz Musician of the Day: Mark Whitfield

All About Jazz is celebrating Mark Whitfield's birthday today! Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston\'s prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1987 where he studied composition, arranging, film scoring and conducting as well as all styles of guitar performance. Later on that year, he returned to his native New York, and immediately began his professional career. Within ...

Album

Evolve

Label: Relsha Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1 Evolve 5:44 2 New Day 5:34 3 All Is Full Of Love 6:23 4 Be The Change Intro 0:39 5 Be The Change 5:24 6 Wishing Star 3:51 7 The Here, The Now 5:10 8 Echoes Of Home 5:59 9 Outlier 4:40

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Article: Album Review

Lisa Hilton: Oasis

Read "Oasis" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Like whispers of a better place just around the corner if you're prepared to take the ride, the tunes on West Coast mainstay and prolific pianist/composer Lisa Hilton's exciting, well paced Oasis work their way into your listening space and take up residence. They hop, bop and bounce along her keyboard. Hilton, who has ...


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