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Nat Janoff

Guitarist, composer and teacher Nat Janoff, has been working steadily in the contemporary jazz scene for the past 15 years. Nat’s earliest experience with music started with the piano. Then, he switched to bass. After hearing Eddie Van Halen, Nat had to play guitar. Growing up in the 80’s, Nat’s musical interests were all things rock and metal and Nat earned a reputation for being one of the best shred guitarist in the area. Nat’s transition from metal and rock guitar to jazz occurred when he sought out a platform to improvise for longer than the standard rock riff. That, and hearing Mahavishnu Orchestra’s Birds of Fire for the first time

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Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz

Read "Daniel Bennett Group at Tomi Jazz" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Daniel Bennett Group Tomi Jazz New York, NY August 19, 2017 The Daniel Bennett Group is a summer camp that never sleeps. Like the best-run such operations, it's an oiled machine that runs on freedom and strict supervision in equal measure. The multi-instrumentalist and his core band of Nat ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daniel Bennett Group: Sinking Houseboat Confusion

Read "Sinking Houseboat Confusion" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

After a year of extensive touring to support last years' The Mystery at Clown Castle (Manhattan Daylight Media, 2015) the Daniel Bennett Group returns with a fresh eclectic musical blend they describe as Surf Rock + Avant-Pop + Modern Jazz. All that touring seems to have inspired a stripped-down approach, both stylistically and in the instrumentation. ...

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Eileen Howard: Big City Love

Read "Big City Love" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Jazz and blues songbird Eileen Howard began her singing career in the Midwest where she recorded four previous albums but in 2012, moved to New York City and has been excited about the change ever since. Big City Love is her fifth solo album as leader paying musical tribute to her new adopted home with a ...

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Eileen Howard Releases "Big City Love"--Schedules Release Party at West End Lounge on April 10

Eileen Howard Releases "Big City Love"--Schedules Release Party at West End Lounge on April 10

Critically acclaimed jazz and blues singer/composer Eileen Howard will release her fifth CD, Big City Love, an eclectic musical tribute to love in, and for, the city, on March 31, 2016. The CD Release party will be on Sunday, April 10, from 4:30- 6:30pm at The West End Lounge, 955 West End Avenue (West End & ...

Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault

Read "Mark Kleinhaut, Nat Janoff, Guillermo Bazzola, and Shan Arsenault" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Welcome back to Guitarists Rendezvous, our second installment in a series that introduces readers to emerging or established guitarists who fly just under the radar of public recognition. Each will field the same four questions and we've included audio and video so you can sample their music. This installment includes a diverse group ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daniel Bennett Group: The Mystery at Clown Castle

Read "The Mystery at Clown Castle" reviewed by Mike Oppenheim

The Daniel Bennett Group's 2015 release The Mystery at Clown Castle, the successor to 2013's Clockhead Goes to Camp, picks up where the latter left off with a fresh and distinct new feel. The personnel has changed, with Daniel Bennett joined by guitarist Nat Janoff, bassist Eddy Khaimovich, and drummer Matthew Feick. Special guests include pianist ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Daniel Bennett Group: The Mystery at Clown Castle

Read "The Mystery at Clown Castle" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The Daniel Bennett Group's music is seductive. Bennett's jazz/rock tunes are bright, attractive, and relentlessly catchy: but odd meters, minimalism, hard rock guitar, and outside jazz are all lurking just below the surface. He even manages to make spoken word go down just as easily as vocals, no doubt greatly aided by the skills of guest ...

Come Together Move Apart

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2011
Track listing: Mood; Shorter Times; For Now; Hope Fills My Heart; Sketch 1; Sunday Morning; Sketch 2; Partly Cloudy; Transit.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Nat Janoff: Come Together Move Apart

Read "Come Together Move Apart" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Guitarist Nat Janoff's Come Together Move Apart appears over a decade after his critically-applauded debut, Looking Through (Independent Records,1999). He's not been idle during the intervening years, but his recorded output has been sporadic. That's to be regretted, for Janoff's playing is a delight, and his fellow musicians on this album are some of the brightest ...


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