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Paul Wertico

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Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age 14, he got his first drum set and taught himself how to play it. By age 15, he was already playing professionally with various rock and jazz bands. By the early '70s, he was a fixture of the Chicago music scene, playing and recording with a multitude of diverse artists including legendary jazz saxophonist Joe Daley, ethnomusicologist Paul Berliner, blues-rock vocalist/guitarist Ellen McIlwaine, rock singer Adrian Smith, folk singer Terry Callier, ECM-influenced guitarist Ross Traut, the fusion-based Simon & Bard Group, and a whole list of others

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News: Award / Grant

The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

The Sixth Sense By Roman Miroschnichenko—Setting The Standard For XXI Century Fusion Guitar

When one listens to the powerful guitar playing of Roman Miroschnichenko, it is easy to be reminded of Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin during his Mahavishnu days, but it soon becomes apparent that Miroschnichenko has his own sound within fusion. While he is never shy to cut loose, he also uses subtlety, mood variations and ...

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Article: Interview

Meet BlueStem Jazz's Dave Stone & Thomas Ferrella

Read "Meet BlueStem Jazz's Dave Stone & Thomas Ferrella" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Since 2016, and even through the pandemic of 2020, jny: Madison Wisconsin has hosted a steady stream of improvisational music concerts. The majority of these are thanks to the organization named after Wisconsin's native grass, BlueStem Jazz. Founded by two retired professionals and melophiles this non-profit, award-winning establishment is dedicated to promoting and hosting a wide ...

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Take Five with Zvonimir Tot

Read "Take Five with Zvonimir Tot" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Musician Zvonimir Tot: Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) is a jny: Chicago-based jazz guitarist, composer and arranger with a style deeply rooted in the jazz tradition but flavored by his European origin. Tot has performed in the United States, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, South Africa, and Spain. He has performed ...

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News: Award / Grant

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The Hollywood Music Awards And Wins Global Music Award

Roman Miroshnichenko Nominated In The Hollywood Music Awards And Wins Global Music Award

Multi-Award winning guitar virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko's composition “Bodhrán's Magic" was nominated in the Instrumental category at The Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA). Previous HMMA nominees and laureates including soundtracks for the films Joker, Parasites, The Addams Family, Ford V Ferrari, The Green Book, composers and songwriters Hans Zimmer, Alan Silvestri, Earth, Wind & Fire, Annie ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

Jazz Musician of the Day: Paul Wertico

All About Jazz is celebrating Paul Wertico's birthday today! Hailed in the press as “One of the most versatile and musical drummers in music today”, Paul Wertico was born on January 5, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois. At age 12, he learned how to read music and play drums and percussion instruments in grade school. At age ...

Album

The Sixth Sense

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Roman Miroshnichenko

Read "Take Five With Roman Miroshnichenko" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Roman Miroshnichenko Roman Miroshnichenko is a virtuoso guitarist, one of the premier guitarists of the new generation of the jazz-fusion music. He has received a total of 30 nominations with 10 wins in multiple international songwriting contests and music awards throughout 2010-2020, including four The Independent Music Awards, 1st Prize of the USA Songwriting Competition, ...

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News: Recording

'The Sixth Sense' New Album By Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Featuring Grammy Winning Special Guests

'The Sixth Sense' New Album By Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Featuring Grammy Winning Special Guests

Prominent virtuoso-guitarist Roman Miroshnichenko has released new album ‘The Sixth Sense’ he recorded during quarantine latest summer with his band and joined by special guests: Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Charlie Bisharat (Grammy Winner), Bunny Brunel (Grammy-nominee, CAB, RTF), Paul Wertico (seven-time Grammy winner, Pat Metheny), Gary Husband (John McLaughlin, Gary Moore, Allan Holdsworth), Dominique ...

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News: Festival

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

The 23rd international World Of Guitar music festival took place on September 15-18, 2020 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the final portion of the festival, Roman Miroshnichenko with his band and the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony presented a guitar show “My Best Songs", which included a number of compositions written by the award-winning guitarist. All ...


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