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Sheila Jordan, Jazz Legend, At Jimmy's In Portsmouth, September 11, 2022

Sheila Jordan, Jazz Legend,  At Jimmy's In Portsmouth, September 11, 2022

On Sunday, September 11, at Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club in jny: Portsmouth, New Hampshire the Seacoast Jazz Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering jazz music and jazz education, will host a special evening event and performance to honor legendary jazz singer, Sheila Jordan. Jordan’s career began in the 1950s. Today she still performs all ...

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Adam Claussen

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Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, Adam is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a B.M. in Studio Music & Jazz. Adam has accumulated over a decade of experience in music, and has developed professional-grade skills in saxophone/flute/clarniet performance, teaching, composition, arranging, film and media music, orchestration, video editing, and much more. At the Frost School of Music, Adam studied saxophone under Gary Keller. He has performed with many ensembles at Frost, including the Downbeat Award-winning Concert Jazz Band under the direction of Grammy-Winning musician John Daversa, the Frost Septet, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, as well as numerous other ensembles

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Joey Placenti

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Charlie Jennison

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The definition of a working musician is someone who plays, teaches, writes, arranges, and records music. As an established performing musician in the New Hampshire music scene for decades, multi-instrumentalist Charlie Jennison has done all of that—and more. Since Charlie has been known to play not only piano and all of the saxophones as well as flute, clarinet, & piccolo, but also percussion, bass, and a variety of indigenous instruments from around the world, musicians from Portland to Boston who know Charlie joke that if you handed Charlie a cheeseburger, he’d figure out how to play "Yankee Doodle" on it! For more than 30 years, Charlie worked with Hampton, NH based jazz pianist Tommy Gallant, a teacher at the Berklee School of Music and an alumnus of Woody Herman's band, who heavily influenced Charlie's growth as a musician and music educator

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Paul Heckel

Paul has been an active freelance vibraphonist in the New England jazz scene for over 30 years. He has had the opportunity to play with many world-renowned jazz artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams and Buddy DeFranco. He also plays with many well-known regional players such as John Hunter, Charlie Jennison, Nate Therrien and Tim Webb. He has a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards and other tunes that includes compositions by Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton, Horace Silver, Dave Brubeck, Radiohead and many others. Paul can draw on a network of musical collaborators to put together groups of different instrumentations (adding bass, drums, saxes and/or brass) and sizes (solo, duo, trio, quartet) to match the needs to many different types of performance venues

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Jose R. Duque

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A native of Venezuela, percussionist/drummer Jose Duque is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and has studied at the Escuela de Musica Ars Nova with Cuban master Ruben "Tuti" Jimenez. He has performed with Amaya: Flamenco Sin Limites, Venezuelan pop artist Felix Roman, Juan Francisco, Roldan Pena's Jazz 3, Flamenco y Duende, and Sara es Rara. Jose has recorded and produced the CD for the Latin jazz group CORASON. He is the drummer/percussionist for the Randy Armstrong Trio and leader of Jose Duque's ZumbaTres, an experimental jazz band. Florida music critic Manny Hernandez describes Jose's new album "Gathering in Blue" as "music that not only breaks style boundaries but also brings Venezuelan Jose Duque to the front of the jazz territory". Currently in the stage of preproduction of the new Album. http://www.zumbaotrio.com/

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Article: Album Review

Jazzedelics: Jazzedelics

Read "Jazzedelics" reviewed by Graham E Peterson


Opening with the burning re-harmonization of Jimi Hendrix's “Fire," the Jazzedelics incorporate all of the rhythmic intensity of the king of psychedelic rock's massive sound while reimagining the song in fresh and new harmonic territory. The band sets out to take some of the 1960's most notable recordings and recreate them as if jazz musicians had ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Silverman: Parallel Man

Read "Parallel Man" reviewed by Graham E Peterson


A modern guitar trio led by New York City guitarist Ken Silverman comes out of the gate burning with rhythmic intensity on the title track “Parallel Man." Silverman develops a motif of parallel guitar lines while a powerful rhythm sections support his development. He enters into a glistening glissando section bringing to mind sounds of sitar ...

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Article: Album Review

Chris Klaxton: Starcode

Read "Starcode" reviewed by James Nadal


Oftentimes the back story behind the motivation and inspiration for songs compiled on a record is just as fascinating as the music itself. Case in point is trumpeter Chris Klaxton, whose interest in subjects as diverse as astrophysics, the intellectual philosophies of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff, and spiritual continuity of life, culminated in his recording Starcode. Though ...

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Article: Gnome Notes

The Barley Pub: New Hampshire's Jazz Epicenter

Read "The Barley Pub: New Hampshire's Jazz Epicenter" reviewed by Chris Rich


The rock club era was some strange evolutionary fail done in by its bombast and bloat.Jazz still suffers from the fern bar model, a hangover from disco days and proto yuppies with combo's pumping standards to fuel brunch and drinks gluttony or provide that perfect ambiance for conspicuous consumption evenings on the town.


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