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Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger, educator and entrepreneur. His touring career has taken him to six continents numerous times and has played in the White House by invitation from The President several times. Peter Martin performed on and arranged Dianne Reeves’ Grammy®-winning release A Little Moonlight and appeared in George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck, as well as being the featured pianist and an arranger on the Grammy®-winning soundtrack. Peter has also performed, toured, and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, and Joshua Redman, as well as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic

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Christian McBride: Live at the Village Vanguard

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Bassist Christian McBride records his first live album with his highly-acclaimed quintet known as the Inside Straight, documenting an incredible evening of music on Live At The Village Vanguard. The album showcases outstanding performances from every member of the band. It is McBride's twelfth release on Mack Avenue and it was the Inside Straight quintet that ...

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Meet Brian Blade

Read "Meet Brian Blade" reviewed by Craig Jolley


This article was first published at All About Jazz in April 2000. Musical background I started playing when I was thirteen in church. My father was the pastor. My brother, Brady, who was five years older (he still is) was the drummer. He left for college so it became my duty to take over ...

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Live at the Village Vanguard

Label: Mack Avenue Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Sweet Bread; Fair Hope Theme; Ms. Angelou; The Shade of the Cedar Tree; Gang Gang; Uncle james; Stick and Move.

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Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard

Read "Live at the Village Vanguard" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


You may feel a whole lot better about things after checking out Live at the Village Vanguard. Now, without argument or scholarly discourse, that can be said for any of the time honored performances captured under that heady title, but here it's Christian McBride and Inside Straight and seriously, this one has fun written all over ...

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Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club: Two Brothers, A Landmark Building and A Singular Vision

Read "Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club: Two Brothers, A Landmark Building and A Singular Vision" reviewed by Doug Hall


With the recent opening of Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club, just north of jny: Boston in jny: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, there is an excitement and anticipation to fill pent-up demand for both performers and audiences. Two local businessmen, Michael, and Peter Labrie—both jazz and blues enthusiasts—saved a landmark turn-of-the-century building to create a Moulin Rouge-style cabaret ...

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The Piccolo: Tender Plays Tubby

Label: Jazz Detective
Released: 2020
Track listing: Down In The Village; Trenton Place; Raga; In The Night.

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Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley


Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine / Kombank Dvorana Belgrade Serbia October 22-28, 2019 Reaching its 35th edition, the Belgrade Jazz Festival added extra shows at the beginning and end of its run, making up a full week, or eight days, if the opening dj night is ...

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Dianne Reeves at The Rose Theater

Read "Dianne Reeves at The Rose Theater" reviewed by Akinfe Fatou


Dianne Reeves Frederick P. Rose Hall New York, NY February 16, 2019 Dianne Reeves delivered a gracefully enchanting and heartfelt Valentine's Day weekend performance at The Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. In its eighth year, JALC is still the most romantic venue for elite Jazz ...

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Andrew Distel: It Only Takes Time

Read "It Only Takes Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When is the right time to release an album? That's a tough question, and a great one to open up for debate. But when you strip away all potential concerns both large and small, the answer stares you in the face: now is the right time. If the music is there, why wait? That's the honest ...


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