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Mike Garson

From Bach to Bowie, east coast to west coast, piano keyboards to computer keyboards, Mike has worked to make the world a more creative, compassionate and compelling place. He remains a man of many talents and limitless inspiration. No artistic medium is off-limits to this avant-garde individual to whom the word "no" is quickly - and seemingly effortlessly - transformed into the word "now." Best known for his impressive skills as a pianist, he is a respected composer and a budding computer artist. Embracing the idea of the "Renaissance Man," Mike continually experiments with new ways through which he can communicate his humanistic ideals. Mike's story begins at the age of seven, when he began to study the classics

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Article: What is Jazz?

Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music

Read "Ghosts In The Machine, Part 3: Jazz Musicians And Popular Music" reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger


Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Part 3: The GhostsIn a recent essay in Commentary, Terry Teachout, arts and culture critic for the Wall Street Journal, makes an argument for the date on which the jazz era officially ended and the rock/pop era began--May 9, ...

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Article: Album Review

Lyn Stanley: The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1

Read "The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


With release of her various audiophile editions (LP, CD, reel-to-reel) of The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1, Lyn Stanley brings into clear focus the driving forces behind her previous three releases: Lost in Romance (A.T. Music, LLC, 2011); Potions: From the '50s (A.T. Music, LLC, 2014); and Interludes (A.T. Music, LLC, 2015). These forces include: one, reestablishing ...

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Article: Interview

Mike Garson: David Bowie Always Chose Good Musicians

Read "Mike Garson: David Bowie Always Chose Good Musicians" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


By comparison, rarely anyone has ever had as diverse career within the music business as pianist Mike Garson. A jazz pianist and a teacher, he went to become one of singer David Bowie's most trusted and longest working sideman. At the start of the '70s, he was touted to Bowie and The Spiders from Mars who ...

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Article: Live Review

European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Budapest Music Center European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases Budapest, Hungary September, 24-27, 2015 The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

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Article: Live Review

Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre

Read "Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre" reviewed by Jim Trageser


Helen SungHoward Brubeck Theatre, Palomar Community College Steinway Series San Marcos, CA May 17, 2015 Helen Sung closed out Palomar College's first annual Steinway Series in the newly remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with a stunning display of solo jazz piano that not only provided a resounding close to the new ...

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Article: Live Review

Nnenna Freelon Live At The Saville Theater, San Diego

Read "Nnenna Freelon Live At The Saville Theater, San Diego" reviewed by Robert Bush


Nnenna Freelon Saville Theater, San Diego City College San Diego, CA November 9, 2010 Vocalist Nnenna Freelon has enjoyed her share of commercial success over the years (she's been nominated for six Grammy Awards), but not enough to damage her artistic integrity. She's got one hell of a voice, which ...

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News: Interview

Mike Garson, Long-Time David Bowie Pianist, on "Dreaming the Duke" at Tanglewood Jazz Fest Sept 5

Mike Garson, Long-Time David Bowie Pianist, on "Dreaming the Duke" at Tanglewood Jazz Fest Sept 5

The unlikely trio of long-time David Bowie pianist, Mike Garson, classical vocalist Harolyn Blackwell and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon will perform with a double quartet, a single jazz quartet and a string quartet in “Dreaming the Duke” at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 5. In a first-of-its-kind production, Garson serves as the ...

Album

Conversations With My Family

Label: Resonance Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: The Child Within; Interlude Part 1; Lullaby for Our Daughters; Interlude, Part 2; The Mystery and the Awe; Blues for the Terrible Twos; Interlude, Part 3; Longings; Interlude, Part 4; Trials and Revelations; Interlude, Part 5; Yearnings; Play Nicely Together (Interaction); Interlude, Part 6; Song for Susan; Interlude, Part 7; Searching; Interlude, Part 8; Miracle of Love (Hello Heather); Interlude, Part 9; Jenny's Waltz; Conversations With My Family.


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