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Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

InterSchool Orchestras of New York and Mingus Dynasty are collaborating to present MINGUS. This concert features never-before-heard full orchestra arrangements of popular Mingus tunes arranged by Earl McIntyre. It will also feature Renée Manning and solo performances by Mingus Dynasty. DATE: Sunday, November 17, 2019 TIME: 6 pm LOCATION: Long ...


Article: New York @ Night

The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut

Read "The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut" reviewed by Peter Jurew

The Cookers Birdland New York, NY September 15, 2016 The Cookers are an all-star septet that takes its name from the classic Freddie Hubbard album, The Night Of The Cookers, a 1965 live effort from the master trumpeter who passed in 2008. A somewhat fluid lineup earlier in ...


Article: General Articles

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Helga Plankensteiner

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Helga Plankensteiner" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Dave Douglas & Uri Caine -Present Joys (Greenleaf Music -2014). Da anni seguo la musica di Douglas e Caine; per me due straordinari musicisti e compositori. In questo disco esplorano le radici della musica americana. Un disco molto interessante e di una semplicità avvincente. 02. Charles Mingus -Blues & Roots (Atlantic ...


Article: Interview

Conrad Herwig: There's Nothing Else

Read "Conrad Herwig:  There's Nothing Else" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Talking about some of his great influences in jazz, Conrad Herwig points out that it's important to look beyond their achievements on their instruments. “Sometimes during a musician's lifetime, people put so much emphasis on their virtuosity as a player that they don't really think about the vehicle of their expression--their compositions." Herwig was speaking of ...


Article: Album Review

Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Troy Collins

Perpetual Motion is tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin's first dedicated foray into the electrified realms of funk, R&B and soul. A renowned soloist whose memberships in Dave Douglas' Quintet, Mingus Dynasty and the Maria Schneider Orchestra have won him great acclaim (including a Grammy nomination for his work with Schneider's Orchestra), McCaslin has delved into groove-based territory ...


Article: Album Review

Donny McCaslin: Perpetual Motion

Read "Perpetual Motion" reviewed by Warren Allen

Donny McCaslin has long been one of the under-sung superstars of the modern tenor saxophone. In recent years, however, as both a leader and sideman with big band leader Maria Schneider, the Mingus Dynasty band, and trumpeter Dave Douglas, McCaslin has gained more and more well-deserved recognition. Drawing off the best of the 21st century's jazz, ...


News: Performance / Tour

Stanford Lively Arts Presents Mingus Dynasty On Feb. 2 As Part Of Season-Long Celebration Of Jazz Legend Charles Mingus

The sound of jazz composer, bassist, and bandleader Charles Mingus lives on in Mingus Dynasty, the celebrated New York-based septet that makes a rare Bay Area appearance at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium on Wednesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m. The concert is a centerpiece of Stanford Lively Arts's “Remember Mingus" series, continuing throughout the rest of the ...


Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Boris Kozlov

Read "Take Five With Boris Kozlov" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Boris Kozlov:Currently serving as a bassist, arranger and Musical Director for the Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty and The Orchestra, as well as leading his own projects, he has also been a first-call bassist for such important jazz acts as Michael Brecker, John Blake, Ray Barretto's New World Spirit, Lew Tabackin, David Kikoski, ...


Article: Interview

Bill Royston: The History of a Festival

Read "Bill Royston: The History of a Festival" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

It is a passion and responsibility that no one takes as serious as they do; and they do it knowing that little, if any acknowledgment will come their way. They are the festival promoters and artistic directors of this music we call Jazz. And though it's a music that has always had its up and downs, ...


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