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Ron Affif

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Born on December 30, 1965, Affif learned all about passion from his mother Marlene, and discipline and endurance from his father Charlie Affif, a fiercely competitive middleweight boxer who numbered Miles Davis among his fans and close friends. "He had all these records around the house that my brother, Mark, started listening to," Ron recently told his hometown paper, the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette. "Mark had a guitar in the house. I guess I was around 12, and I picked up the guitar. I just had an urge to play an instrument." His uncle, Ron Anthony, was a superb guitarist who worked with the likes of George Shearing and Frank Sinatra

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Four Vocalists: Clifton Davis, Tania Grubbs,, CeCe Gable, Samoa Wilson

Read "Four Vocalists: Clifton Davis, Tania Grubbs,, CeCe Gable, Samoa Wilson" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


These are four recent vocal releases that all deserve attention. Clifton Davis Never Can Say Goodbye Self Produced 2020 Clifton Davis is known variously as a singer, actor and licensed minister but he is also a successful songwriter, his most famous tune being “Never Can Say Goodbye," an ...

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Article: Radio

Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80

Read "Barry Harris, Bob Brookmeyer and Chet Baker @ 90 – Bob James @ 80" reviewed by Marc Cohn


December birthdays on G&M! Some big numbers for the living and those who caught the bus. Still with us are pianists Barry Harris at 90 and Bob James at 80. Among those who are with us in sound and memory are trumpeter Chet Baker and valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer who would have turned 90. We also ...

Album

Moonglow

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Old Devil Moon; I Hear Music; Lazy Afternoon; I Can't Give You Anything But Love; Let's Get Lost; It's Alright With Me; Moonglow; I've Got A Crush On You; Just One Of Those Things; All Of You; Make Someone Happy.

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News: Recording

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

"Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs," Cole's First Ballad Album In His 45-year Career, To Be Released Oct. 21

Setting down roots in Pittsburgh two years ago has borne fruit for alto saxophonist Richie Cole in the form of his beautiful new album, Richie Cole Plays Ballads & Love Songs. The CD, his first all-ballads album, will be released on his Richie Cole Presents imprint on October 21. “I don’t play the saxophone, I sing ...

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five With Dan Papirany

Read "Take Five With Dan Papirany" reviewed by Dan Papirany


Meet Dan Papirany: I was born in Israel and moved to New Zealand when I was 21. I studied drums for two years and then changed to a piano major. I graduated with a bachelor in jazz performance in 1999 and continued studying to become a high school teacher. In 2011 I moved to QLD, ...

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News: Recording

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio To Record

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio To Record

Ready, Set, Record: Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker goes into the Studio to Record her new CD Love Misery NEW YORK, NY - On a cold, brisk March morning some 18 months ago, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker was packing her small suit case for a 3 day stay out of town. She and the band members that ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Thursday July 24, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 7:00pm. ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

JGP Recording Artist Michelle Walker will Perform Tracks from her upcoming CD “Love Misery” New York, NY – Gearing up for the release of her next studio album, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker and her band will be performing live at The Sidedoor Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT on Friday August 8, 2014 performing a special ...

News: Performance / Tour

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ Jazz at the Kitano on Thursday February 13, 2014 The Kitano Hotel Jazz Bar & Lounge 66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street (Grand Central Station) New York NY 10016 Tel: (212) 885-7000 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Sets ...


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