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Miles Osland

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Miles Osland has distinguished himself as an educator, recording and performing artist, author, arranger and composer. Currently the Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at the University of Kentucky, he has appeared throughout North, South America and Europe as a guest conductor, performer and clinician for Selmer Saxophones and Bay Woodwind mouthpieces. His compositions and arrangements, available through Walrus Music, have been recognized and supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council, and by numerous other arts foundations. Two of his recordings, Saxercise and My Old Kentucky Home, have been submitted for Grammy nominations by Sea Breeze Jazz Records, one of the most respected labels in jazz

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On the Road

Label: Mark Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: When Ya Gotta Go, Ya Gotta Go!; Caravan; Film at Eleven; Goin’ Home; Trombone Institute of Technology; The Peacocks; Metroliner; Blues and the Abscessed Tooth; Blues in Hoss’ Flat; Catch Me If You Can!; The Phat Pack; Any Dude’ll Do; Stalking the Dread Moray Eel; Time Check.

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Article: Album Review

University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble: On the Road

Read "On the Road" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble was indeed On the Road in recent years, performing the first eight of the fourteen numbers on this impressive album at the 2017 Elmhurst College (IL) Jazz Festival, the others at the Montreux and North Sea (Netherlands) Jazz Festivals in 2011. If you are puzzled by the lack of audience ...

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Stinkin' 3.0

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: The Mad Hatter Rides Again; Low Spark; Tall and Lanky; Cry Me a River; Ford Fiasco; Lush Life; Kentucky Roastup; A Change in the Gospel; Yippieville Rodeo; Blues and the Bent Side Key; Straight Jacket; Sohana Sha Kirpal; Sweet Faced Lie.

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Article: Album Review

University of Kentucky Mega-Sax Ensembles: Stinkin' 3.0

Read "Stinkin' 3.0" reviewed by Jack Bowers


If you dig the sound of a saxophone (alto, tenor and / or baritone), you've come to the right place. Unless we've miscounted, no less than nineteen saxophonists are present and accounted for on Stinkin' 3.0, which, it stands to reason, is the third CD recorded by the University of Kentucky's (well-named) Mega-Sax Ensembles. That includes ...

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Article: Big Band Report

Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own

Read "Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own" reviewed by Jack Bowers


One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Budman-Levy Orchestra / Jens Wendelboe Big Band / DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra

Read "Budman-Levy Orchestra / Jens Wendelboe Big Band / DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Budman / Levy OrchestraFrom There to HereOA2 Records2012 If this splendid album, recorded two years ago (2010), is in any way emblematic of what lies ahead, the long-range outlook for big band jazz is indeed bright and auspicious. Saxophonist Alex Budman and trombonist Jeremy Levy have assembled ...

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Quotient

Label: Sea Breeze Jazz
Released: 2009
Track listing: Quotient; Begin the Beguine; Speak Low; Blues In My Shoes; Mean To Me; A Sideward Glance; TV Blues; My Funny Valentine; Anthropology; Better Believe It; Erica; Late Shift Blues; I've Got A Crush On You; Easy Does It; America.

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Article: Album Review

The Dimartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra: Quotient

Read "Quotient" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Vince DiMartino was a distinguished professor of trumpet at the University of Kentucky's Jazz Studies Program for twenty years, and saxophonist Miles Osland is its current director. Together these two educators have collaborated for many years, founding of The DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra. Through its performances and recordings, it has become a fixture in the central Kentucky ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Jazzy Faculty Recital Sure to Swing

Jazzy Faculty Recital Sure to Swing

University of Kentucky Jazztet will present an evening of musical entertainment as UK faculty and graduate students unite for a free public jazz music recital at 7:30 pm on Thursday October 2, in the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. This UK faculty recital features the quartet comprised of Miles Osland on woodwinds, Raleigh Dailey ...


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