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Pat Kelley

Recognized for his signature touch, harmonic dexterity, bluesy melodies and sense of rhythm, guitarist Pat Kelley has enjoyed a steady and successful career in Los Angeles as a studio and touring musician, recording artist, composer, producer, arranger, vocalist, recording engineer, and educator. An integral part of the Thornton School of Music Guitar Faculty at the University of Southern California for twenty-four years, two of Pat's books, Arpeggios for the Evolving Guitarist and Melodic Minor Guitar are part of the USC Thornton School of Music instructional series (Mel Bay Publications)

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Old Friends

Label: Cafe Pacific Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: I’ve Got Just About Everything; Sweet Kentucky Ham; The Shadow of Your Smile; Better Than Anything; Two for the Road; Old Friends / Bookends; When This Love Affair Is Over; I Think It’s Going to Rain Today; In a Quiet Place Kei’s Song; I Wish I’d Met You; Dragonfly; Thirty Years (Only Sunshine Days); Some Other Time.

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Mark Winkler: Old Friends

Read "Old Friends" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The appeal of singer and lyricist Mark Winkler is not that he has an outstanding vocal instrument. Rather, it is uniquely unique; easily identifiable. Winkler has what Broadway composers once called a “lyricist's voice." It is a voice of a song writer that is honest and genuine and that is where Winkler gets to the listener. ...

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Vocalist/Lyricist Mark Winkler Teams With Pianist David Benoit For 'Old Friends'

Vocalist/Lyricist Mark Winkler Teams With Pianist David Benoit For 'Old Friends'

Singer, lyricist Mark Winkler and pianist, composer David Benoit have teamed up to record an album that pays homage to their 37 years of friendship. Old Friends is a collection of some of the artists’ favorites songs by some of their favorite composers, as well as three original tunes, newly rendered in an affable collaboration by ...

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DreamCatcher

Label: Playing Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: I Feel Pretty; Just One of Those Things; You and the Night and the Music; Never Let Me Go; One Fine Thing; Dreamcatcher; Going Baroque; Stardust; Tonight; Eva; Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight; Quarantuni Time.

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Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres on Sunday December 6

Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres  on Sunday December 6

West Coast Jazz Recording Artist George Kahn Presents SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS A Virtual Video Premiere Party – Sunday December 6 at 6:00 PM PT Please join George Kahn along with Pat Kelley, David Hughes, Alex Acuña and special guests for SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS, a Virtual Video Premiere Party This Sunday December 6. ...

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Take Five with George Kahn

Read "Take Five with George Kahn" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet George Kahn George Kahn majored in music at Brandeis University and moved to jny: Los Angeles in 1976 to pursue a music career as a pianist and film composer. His jazz recording career now spans over 20 years. The George Kahn Trio album, released in 2018 reached #16 on the JazzWeek Charts. His new album, ...

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Miki Purnell: Midnight Bloom

Read "Midnight Bloom" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Vocalist Miki Purnell, in collaboration with longtime music director Tamir Hendelman, has crafted a sophomore album with a theme of beauty within the darkness of night. Titled Midnight Bloom. Joined by drummer Dean Koba and bassist Alex Frank, adding guitarist Pat Kelley and Bob Sheppard on tenor, soprano and flute on choice selections, along with percussionist ...

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Mark Winkler And Cheryl Bentyne Team Up Again In Eastern Standard Time

Mark Winkler And Cheryl Bentyne Team Up Again In Eastern Standard Time

Vocalists Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne go together like champagne and caviar. Bentyne is a long-time mainstay of the iconic group The Manhattan Transfer. She is also a solo performer with over a dozen CDs under her own name. Winkler is a 2018 Downbeat Rising Male Vocalist and a popular lyricist. He has recorded 16 CDs, ...

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Expressive Vocalist Gary Brumburgh Releases "Moonlight" On Cafe Pacific Records

Expressive Vocalist Gary Brumburgh Releases "Moonlight" On Cafe Pacific Records

For vocalist Gary Brumburgh, the lyrics of a song are like dialogue from a play, and when he sings, he approaches the material much like an actor prepares for a role. The lyrics, along with the music, suggest to him a scene and a persona with distinct emotions and motivation. This technique allows him to pour ...


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