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Trevor Anderies Quintet at Fresh Santa Fe

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Trevor Anderies Quintet Fresh Santa Fe New Music Series Santa Fe, NM September 3, 2016 To be perfectly honest, most of the bands that come to Santa Fe, NM are playing fill-in gigs between dates in jny: Albuquerque (or jny: Phoenix) and jny: Denver. And that's okay because it just ...


Article: Album Review

Thollem McDonas: Meeting At The Parting Place

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Coming at improvisational music from the classical realm, pianist Thollem McDonas remains resolutely outside of the main stream of the jazz world. Primarily inspired by, as he puts it in his liner notes to Meeting at the Parting Place, ..."European concert music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century and jazz, particularly of the '60s and ...


Article: Album Review

Kodama Trio: Kodama Trio

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Funny how groups come together. The Kodama Trio, resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is comprised of three individuals from completely different backgrounds and completely different parts of the country. Pianist Robert Muller, originally from Portland, OR, has spent time in New York City and Copenhagen. A former student of Andrew Hill at Portland State University, ...


Article: Album Review

Octaveleven: This Hyperlink

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Hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico, the all-instrumental keys-- bass--drums trio Octaveleven presents a dynamic blend of old-school progressive rock, math-rock, metal, fusion, and electronica on their debut EP, This Hyperlink. The result is highly appealing; catchy and tuneful in ways that one doesn't normally associate with progressive rock of any sort. Drummer Ben Durfee and ...


Article: Album Review

Pray For Brain: None Of The Above

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New Mexico is known for its picturesque landscape, arts & crafts and Mother Earth type activities, but not cited for harvesting diverse progressive rock power trios. In addition, the band's marketing pitch asks, “What happens when two Buddhists and a Muslim meet to make music?" Evidently, a whole lot is going on, as the musicians' incorporate ...

News: Radio's Jazzed And Blue Presents Music And Exclusive Interviews With Cedric Burnside, Blues Singer-Songwriter Peach, and Jazz Rock Fusion Band Dream Logic

The latest edition of Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz is now available for download at and features music and exclusive interviews with Cedric Burnside, blues singer-songwriter Peach and jazz rock fusion band Dream Logic. Kicking off this latest edition of Jazzed and Blue is a profile on blues artist Cedric Burnside. As ...

News: Radio Re-launches Weekly 90 Minute Podcast Jazzed And Blue And Will Launch Bi-monthly Magazine In January 2014

Since 2005, has provided exciting musical reportage with it's daily podcast Rockwired Radio Profiles and its monthly digital Rockwired Radio Profiles and it's monthly digital publication Rockwired Magazine. Now Rockwired re-embraces it's jazzier side with the relaunch of it's weekly 90 minute podcast Jazzed and Blue. The show returns on November 10, 2013 and will ...


News: Event

This Wednesday-LAJC Residency at Blue Whale, Part III, David Valdez Group, Mike Scott Trio, The Music of Monk featuring Gilad Hekselman

This Wednesday-LAJC Residency at Blue Whale, Part III, David Valdez Group, Mike Scott Trio, The Music of Monk featuring Gilad Hekselman

Another Wednesday night brought another boisterous crowd and another round of compelling music. Thanks again to those who made it last week and especially to those of you who made it out for both Wednesdays. Here's what's happening this week: David Valdez Group Saxophonist David Valdez has been living in Portland, Oregon for nearly a dozen ...


News: Radio's Latest Edition of Jazzed and Blue Feature Blues Legend Tracy Nelson, Jazz Artist Kellylee Evans and Sci-Fi Icon/Chanteuse Jane Badler

The latest edition of Jazzed and Blue: Profiles in Blues and Jazz will be available on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12pm (EST) exclusively at The two-hour show will be hosted by Rockwired founder Brian Lush and will be available for both streaming and download. “Personally, I am truly excited to be getting this show ...


News: Performance / Tour

The Justin Ray Quartet at Vernon's Jazz Club on June 18th

Vernon's Jazz Club proudly presents The Justin Ray Quartet Friday, June 18th @ 8:30 PM $10 Seating charge JUSTIN RAY began his musical career while attending Del Norte High School in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating, he received a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. While ...


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