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Dave Mattock

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A professional piano, organ and keyboard player living outside Philadelphia PA, Dave Mattock divides his time between running the Mattock School of Music, performing, and teaching. Dave is a member of the faculty at Camden County College, University of Pennsylvania, and Lafayette College, where he teaches piano, theory, music history, music business, jazz ensembles and introductory music classes. His recording career consists of three full length jazz albums under his own name, dozens of recordings as a sideman, and composition credits for TV. Dave can also be found freelancing around Philadelphia in various jazz ensembles, cover bands, wedding bands and studio appearances

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Article: The Jazz Life

I Hear a Rhapsody

Read "I Hear a Rhapsody" reviewed by David Caudill


We put out a call to visitors to AAJ to tell us their stories about how jazz has impacted, indeed shaped their lives. David Caudill heard the call. David has lived in Cincinnati for three decades and spent a long career writing, both in journalism and for a short while in corporate communications. He ...

Results for pages tagged "Philadelphia"...

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Sioux Robbins

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Local Philadelphians might recognize Sioux as a model and commercial actor. But there has always been much more to her. Born in Michigan and raised in NY, NJ and PA, Sioux Robbins is a singer songwriter. She started playing piano by ear as a young child, the fourth of five children in her family. Technically it started with her older brother showing her a simple boogie-woogie on the piano at four years old. But for her it really began when she discovered the intro to My Girl ran straight across the black keys.

She’s always loved the music of the '70s. From Carole King, Paul Simon and Crosby Stills Nash and Young, to Santana, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, the Isely Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire to the Jazz Fusion of Return to Forever

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Article: Live Review

Joe Block Quartet Featuring Vocalist Jamile At Chris’ Jazz Cafe

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Joe Block Quartet featuring vocalist Jamile Chris' Jazz Café Philadelphia, PA June 17, 2022 Although this reviewer recently interviewed pianist Joe Block for All About Jazz, he never heard Block leading his own group live. So he seized this opportunity to get an up close hearing at ...

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Article: Live Review

Matthew Parrish's Philly Express Band: Jazz at Cherry Street Pier

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Matthew Parrish Philly Express Band Cherry Street Pier Philadelphia, PA April 16, 2022 This “Jazz Appreciation Month" concert, sponsored by Jazz Philadelphia and the city's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, unveiled a jazz quintet of highest caliber. The group was assembled by bassist Matthew Parrish ...

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Article: Interview

Sid Mark: An Interview With The Legendary Philadelphia Disc Jockey

Read "Sid Mark: An Interview With The Legendary Philadelphia Disc Jockey" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


In honor of Sid Mark, who passed on April 18th. This article first appeared at All About Jazz on July 12, 2007. Sid Mark is a Philadelphia institution. For the last fifty years (!), he has hosted the popular radio show, The Sounds of Sinatra exclusively devoted to the man and his music. (The ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Groove Town: Buffalo Jazz And Its Legacy - Historical Insights

Read "Groove Town: Buffalo Jazz And Its Legacy - Historical Insights" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz


From early on, Buffalo attracted musicians as a place to live and pursue their artistic endeavors—and they were excellent ones: Lil Hardin Armstrong, Jimmie Lunceford, Pete Johnson, and Stuff Smith. Dodo Greene, two masters of polyrhythm, Frankie Dunlop and Clarence Becton, as well as pianist and bassist Wade Legge grew up here. Two distinctive voices on ...

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Article: Profile

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Requiem (And Praise) For A Heavyweight Pianist

Read "Hasaan Ibn Ali: Requiem (And Praise) For A Heavyweight Pianist" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


"The new release of Hasaan's Retrospect In Retirement Of Delay: The Solo Recordings (Omnivore Recordings, 2021), which features him in privately recorded performances from 1962 to 1965, reveals his profundity, his overwhelming power, his mighty virtuosity. It does more than put him on the map of jazz history—it expands the map to include the vast expanse ...

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News: Radio

Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

Philadelphia's WRTI 90.1 launches fascinating new podcast about the history of jazz in Denmark

WRTI is proud to announce the launch of Dangerous Sounds, an eight-episode podcast series on WRTI.org. Based on the award-winning Danish podcast Dangerous Tones—The Story of Danish Jazz, Dangerous Sounds is the English-language version presented by WRTI in collaboration with JazzDanmark, the national Danish organization for jazz. “This revealing new Dangerous Sounds series showcases a powerful ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

The Era I Almost Missed

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The following is an excerpt from “Section 9: Les Elgart" of The Era I Almost Missed—An Autobiography by Ron Aprea (Self Published, 2021). The Embers West / Richie Barz Still rehearsing my band and looking for a room in Manhattan, my drummer Jimmie Young hooked me up with pianist Mike Longo. Mike just finished ...


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