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One of the most highly regarded trombonist of his generation, Ron Westray continues to expand upon the legacy set before him with his CD releases, "Jimi Jazz", "Live From Austin" and "Medical Cures For The Chromatic Commands Of The Inner City". Professor Ron Westray’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording, and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including the Mingus Big Band, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Wynton Marsalis Septet, Irving Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the Marcus Roberts Ensemble, in hundreds of performances around the globe
200 Jazz Compositions Inspired By Don Quixote As Research Identifies
In its December 2022 issue, the academic journal Anales Cervantinos, edited by the Spanish National Research Council CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), includes an article that reveals the formidable influence that Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece Don Quixote has had in jazz history. In the study entitled Don Quixote's Adventures in the World of Jazz: 200 ...
Ron Westray: Life In Reverse. Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist
by Hans Christian Hagedorn
Life In Reverse. Tales of a Very Stable Narcissist Ron Westray 426 Pages ISBN: 9781839980398 First Hill Books / Anthem Press2021 Jazz trombonist Ron Westray (Columbia, SC, 1970) is a prestigious, unique, and generously gifted musician and composer, a brilliant educator, and most of all, an intelligent, witty and ...
Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At The Kimmel Center
by Victor L. Schermer
Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Perelman Theater Philadelphia, PA October 11, 2019 Marcus Roberts is one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, coming up in the 1980s in Wynton Marsalis' band and since then more ...
Kenneth Salters Haven: Enter to Exit
by Luca Muchetti
Nove brani per raccontare il proprio mondo musicale, per la prima volta da titolare. Si intitola Enter to Exit il debutto di Kenneth Salters Haven, batterista originario del Connecticut ma dal 2006 stabilmente sui palchi del jazz newyorkese. Dopo una lunga palestra che ha fatto incrociare il compositore e bandleader con Don Byron, Chris Potter, Aretha ...
By Ron Westray
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray's "Jimi Jazz"
Blue Canoe Records has released Jimi Jazz from jazz wonder Ron Westray. Westray’s fresh solo take on Jimi Hendrix classics blend bop with contemporary horn and makes it accessible to all listeners. Professor Ron Westary’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties ...
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra: Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2013
by Chuck Schultz
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisMassey HallToronto, OntarioJanuary 30, 2013Big Band Jazz never died, it just took up residency on the corner of New Orleans and Chicago.The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra took the stage at Massey Hall on January 30, 2013 in Toronto, Canada and showed ...
Buddy Rich: In a Zone of His Own
by Jack Bowers
One of the channels that came with my Dish Network package is Classic Arts Showcase, which is a treasure trove of film clips documenting classical, ballet, folk, pop and other forms of music that one is unlikely to see anywhere else (although some footage is presumably available on YouTube, which more and more seems to encompass ...
John Coltrane's Music Gets New Life at Lincoln Center
by Nick Catalano
In jazz history, the often ignored contributions of the great arranger/orchestrators can never be overestimated. It was Jelly Roll Morton's orchestral writing that enabled Black Bottom Stomp" to soar. In trumpeter Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain (Columbia, 1960), it was Gil Evans' pen that created the magic. At Town Hall, it was Hall Overton's arrangements that ...