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Guitarist/Composer Henry Robinett Releases 20-Year-Old Recording For The First Time, 'Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again'

Guitarist/Composer Henry Robinett Releases 20-Year-Old Recording For The First Time, 'Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again'

Guitarist, composer, bandleader, and recording engineer Henry Robinett is releasing Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again on Nefertiti Records, Robinett’s own label. The album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2020 release Jazz Standards, Volume 1: Then. John Sanders of Jazz Music Archives said, “Henry’s playing is often in a rapid abstract blues bop style, ...

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Ronald G Jones

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A native of Delaware, Ron began playing drums at age 11 and by age 14 was playing professionally with local bands. At 21 he enlisted in the US Air Force, and in 1972 was sent to Anchorage, AK with the Alaskan Air Command Band. He continued to play in Air Force show bands for nearly nine years, and on several occasions was named Top Instrumental Soloist in the USAF’s annual Tops in Blue talent show. Ron retired from the Air Force in 1988, and continued to play in all kinds of bands, from country to Big Band to jazz combos, often backing up top name entertainers. Since his move to Sacramento, CA in the early 1980s, his drums have been heard in many top West Coast jazz bands

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Rafa Selase

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Rafa Selase is an American soul and jazz pianist, musician, artist and songwriter most notably known for his work as a spoken-word performer and jazz pianist. His initial release, Meditation Music By Rafa Selase, reached #8 on the Billboard New Age Relaxation charts. He then followed that with a series of singles, and the "Red Blooded American" Album, which released on 9/11/2017. Rafa Selase has two terms for himself: one being "jazz activist" and the other being "student." He is a true artist that defies categorization as he fuses jazz, blues, folk, soul, hip hop and even elements of rock, as in songs like Mama You Never Told Me Pt

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Jim Jordan

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Tim Metz

There are few drummers as well respected as Tim Metz. An academically trained musician with a true feel for the subtle nuances in rhythm that add texture and musicality to jazz standards and new compositions alike, Metz continues to be an in-demand session and live player. Metz’s professional resume is impressive. His first drum lessons began when he was seven years old and by age 11 he was playing in the traditional jazz band The New Traditionalists. Graduating from Rio Americano, Metz went on to the prestigious William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, where he graduated with a B.A

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Christopher Long

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Chris Long is a vocalist, trombonist, band leader, and producer specializing in the American Songbook. Chris says, "I'm all about creating compelling performances of great songs so the audience enjoys a refreshing musical experience." Favorite songwriters include Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, and Berlin. Favorite vocalists include Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Dean Martin, and Perry Como. Trombone influences include Jack Teagarden, Tommy Dorsey, Dick Nash, and Urbie Green.

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Cooper Nelson

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A native of Sacramento, California, Cooper began his music education at the age of 11, quickly becoming an award winning high school saxophonist. Cooper continued his education at Cal State University, Northridge where he earned a Bachelor of Music in jazz performance. Cooper then attended the prestigious University of North Texas jazz program where he received his masters degree in Jazz Studies. Cooper is a regular performer and teacher around the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well as the Sacramento and Los Angeles area. Cooper also arranges and composes works for several groups, including his own quintet, throughout California and Texas

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Robbie Kwock

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Performing/recording artist with International major touring with the Ray Charles Orchestra, Pete Escovedo Latin-Jazz Ensemble, Tito Puente Orch., Narada Michael Walden - Brotherhood, Omar Sosa Sextet, John Handy & Class. Recording credits with albums by Pete Escovedo, Ray Charles, Tito Puente, Santana, Al Jarreau, Two highly acclaimed solo releases: Sixth Sense and Halad along with Bay Area saxophonist Melecio Magdaluyo.

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Kamau Mensah

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Jack Stanfill

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Since playing with The Velvetones in Portland, Oregon in 1960, Jack has played drums in small groups, big bands, concert bands, and orchestras playing traditional, be-bop, modern, and avant-garde jazz, country-western, Latin, pop, swing, jump, rock and roll, military, and Broadway music. I played in the III Marine Amphibious Force Drum & Bugle Corps in Vietnam, the Oregon Symphony, and the Las Vegas lounge acts The Del Reys and Sloopy and the Red Barons. Living in Sacramento, CA., Jack played with the Rob Swenson Trio, Sister Swing, Vivian Leigh, Ron Davis, Fred Morgan, The Jazz Auchestra, Swing City, and numerous other ensembles


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