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Take Five with Clemens Grassmann

Read "Take Five with Clemens Grassmann" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Clemens Grassmann Berlin-born, Brooklyn-based drummer, percussionist, composer and educator Clemens Grassmann has collaborated across the U.S. and internationally, releasing multiple recordings as a leader, including Grass Machine (self released, 2022). Recipient of the 2015 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award, Grassmann's genre-defiant aesthetic stretches across generations and unites listeners of every sonic prerogative. Grassmann's compositions ...

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Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films Presents: Resurrection! Airto Moreira And Preservation Hall Jazz Band  At The 24th Unaff

Djerassi Films is excited to present Resurrection! Airto Moreira and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the 24th UNAFF on Saturday, Oct. 23rd. In this new documentary, producer/director Dale Djerassi brings two powerful forces in the world of jazz together and takes us behind the scenes as famed percussionist Airto Moreira joins the Preservation Hall Jazz ...

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Carl Schultz

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Carl Schultz was born in the suburbs of Philadelphia but moved to New York in the early 2000s to begin studying at SUNY Purchase. During his time in New York Schultz was fortunate to participate in creative projects with musicians like James Shipp and Ray Vega. In 2006, Schultz returned to Philadelphia to continue his education at The University of The Arts where he studied with Ben Schachter and began performing with local groups like the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra and The Philly Big Band, as well as leading his own quartet. Moving to Colorado in 2014, Schultz began graduate studies at The University of Colorado

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Jason Keiser

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Jason Keiser is a professional jazz guitarist, multi-stylist, recording and performing artist, bandleader, and composer based in the Bay Area, currently residing in Sunnyvale, California. Jason is the bandleader of The New Acoustic Collective, a jazz-bluegrass fusion string band carrying on the legacy of “dawg music” by David Grisman, SpaceGrass music of The Tony Rice Unit, and their own unique fusion acoustic music with blends of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and world music stylings. The New Acoustic Collective has performed as Official Showcase Artists at the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association's “World of Bluegrass” in the Bluegrass Ramble with performances at The Pour House Music Hall & Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh NC. With 2 albums under their belt, their upcoming new 3rd record release “Amor en Ritmo” will be officially released on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022!

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Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador Of Jazz And A Noted Jazz Educator, Succumbs To Cancer At Age 78

Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador Of Jazz And A Noted Jazz Educator, Succumbs To Cancer At Age 78

Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter who began his career as a sideman with legendary jazz artists such as Sun Ra, Larry Young, and Cecil Taylor before forging his path as a band leader on Blue Note Records and a performer and music educator on the East and West Coasts, passed away Friday, July 10, ...

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John M. Bricker

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I am a college-aged white guy armed with an acoustic guitar and free audio software. Fear me.

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23rd Hour

A simple hello can change everything. For singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Sherry Lynn-Lee and George Paolini, a chance meeting at an open mic transformed unlikely bedfellows into sympathetic, artistic souls. The duo which goes under the moniker 23rd Hour, announced its debut album, Perfect Strangers, a collection of songs that melds eclectic and urbane musicality with pop accessibility and poetic sentiments. The band name refers to the pair’s very first jam session where, after 23 hours of playing together, the twosome’s disparate pool of influences coalesced in an original song. “The night we first got together, I didn’t know where things would go

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Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon, co-founder of Gordon Biersch, has earned a reputation as one of America's leading brewing engineers. As the director of brewing operations for Gordon Biersch, he supervises the state-of-the-art brewing and bottling facility in San Jose, CA. Gordon, who was born in San Jose in 1960, entered the program after earning a resource economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and spending a year as an exchange student at the Georg August University in Gottingen, Germany. He also worked for at the Anheuser Busch brewery in Fairfield, CA to gain the brewing experience he needed to apply to the Technical University of Munich. A lesser known attribute is Dan’s musical background as a jazz trombonist

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Aaron Lington

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Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Joseph Lington (b. 1974) received his BM in music education from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, and both his MM in jazz studies and DMA in saxophone performance from the University of North Texas where he studied with James Riggs. His performing and compositional credits include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Maynard Ferguson, the BBC Radio Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Doc Severinsen, Bo Diddley, Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, Jamie Davis, Tommy Igoe, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and many others. In addition, he has won awards for both his playing and writing from Downbeat Magazine, ASCAP, and was the 2003 recipient of the Sammy Nestico Award

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Mason Razavi

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Jazz guitarist Mason Razavi is an artist with a growing profile in the SF Bay Area and beyond. Based in San Jose, CA, Razavi’s groups have performed at SF Jazz and San Jose Jazz as well as many Bay Area jazz clubs and concert series. He regularly performs with the area’s top players and has also played with Anton Schwartz, John Stowell, Carl Saunders, and Charles McNeal, among others. His albums have often featured ambitious original music that has been warmly received by jazz radio worldwide. An avid educator, Razavi is the jazz guitar professor at West Valley College and Chabot College


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