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Hoyle Osborne


Hoyle Osborne — pianist, composer, arranger, producer, director, also plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, recorder, and pennywhistle — centered on American vernacular styles — ragtime, stride piano, early jazz and blues, old-time country music, folk, western swing — also plays and arranges Celtic, Latin, French, and other world styles, plus renaissance and baroque music. Hoyle and singer-songwriter-guitarist Jane Voss have performed and recorded together since 1976, appearing across North America and in England at many major music festivals, countless concerts, and on a number of National Public Radio programs




I am finally sharing/singing the Jazz music in my heart, with the world. Find Out More About Earth Heart and check out the latest Jazz music video tribute to Ray Charles "Georgia On My Mind" at:


Lee Steck

Lee Steck has been playing drums and percussion for 45 years. He began studying with Skip Falls in Berkeley in the late ‘60s and later attended The Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied with Dave Garibaldi, Jerry Steinholtz, and Richie Lepore, among others.  Lee has performed professionally since the late ‘70s throughout California, New Mexico, and Colorado in a wide variety of musical settings, from straight ahead Jazz, to Avant Garde and Latin, Salsa and Nuevo Flamenco, Blues, Rock, and Afro-beat. He has played at the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival, the Taos Solar Festival, the Cherry Creek Festival in Denver, the Crestone Music Festival, and the Outpost Performance Center as well numerous clubs and dates. Lee is currently playing drums with The Mary Rose Jazz Trio, The 3 Faces of Jazz and the Mushi Project as well as vibraphone with Ornetcetera, and percussion with the fledgling Afro-beat band Shake Alert.


Thollem McDonas


Thollem McDonas is a composer, pianist, improviser, teacher and writer.  He was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Irish and Cherokee descent.  At the age of five, he began studying the keyboard repertoire from the medieval to the 20th century and studied with many notable teachers including Aiko Onishi and Lou Harrison.  After graduating with degrees in both piano performance and composition, he dedicated his 20s and 30s to grassroots political activism.  In 2005, he refocused his attention on a breadth of musics that incorporate his myriad experiences and curiosities.  In this last decade alone, he has played well over 1,000 concerts throughout North America and Europe as a soloist and in collaboration with hundreds of musicians, dancers, and filmmakers.  As leader or co-leader, he has released almost 50 albums in that span on 19 different vanguard labels to international critical acclaim.  “Thollem is an astounding pianist who understands the huge scope of the instrument” (Terry Riley) and who continues to delve into the furthest reaches and sub-genres of Post-Classical, Free Jazz, Noise, Punk, dance and film


Randy Heddon


It’s been an interesting musical career for Randy. His first job in Los Angeles (after graduating from Boston’s Berklee School Of Music), was as a singing waiter, and he learned about the fine art of busing tables and cleaning ashtrays from Peter Tork of the Monkees. He put together his original New Wave band “Bad Felix” in the 1980’s and performed throughout Los Angeles opening for many of L.A. mainstay acts including “The Motels,” “Oingo Boingo,” and “Tommy Tu-tone.” In the early 90’s Randy decided to travel the world, and for the next 8 years had long engagements in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, and The Virgin Islands. In 2000, Randy re-located back to Los Angeles and started writing a new album with saxophonist Jimmy Street that eventually became “L.A


Article: Live Review

Trevor Anderies Quintet at Fresh Santa Fe

Read "Trevor Anderies Quintet at Fresh Santa Fe" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Trevor Anderies Quintet Fresh Santa Fe New Music Series Santa Fe, NM September 3, 2016 To be perfectly honest, most of the bands that come to Santa Fe, NM are playing fill-in gigs between dates in jny: Albuquerque (or jny: Phoenix) and jny: Denver. And that's okay because it just ...


Article: Album Review

Kodama Trio: Kodama Trio

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Funny how groups come together. The Kodama Trio, resident in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is comprised of three individuals from completely different backgrounds and completely different parts of the country. Pianist Robert Muller, originally from Portland, OR, has spent time in New York City and Copenhagen. A former student of Andrew Hill at Portland State University, ...


Article: Interview

Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified

Read "Albert "Tootie" Heath: Class Personified" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Albert “Tootie" Heath is among the drummers who lived--and thrived--during what many call the golden age of jazz, the '40s, '50, early '60s. He's enjoyed the fruits of a varied and historic career, but never stayed put. Just kept working. He admires the musicians of today and the direction of jazz. The jny: Philadelphia native extols ...


Santa Fe

Label: Higher Octave Music
Released: 2011


News: Education

Master Class Featuring la Studio Artist Rob Mullins

Master Class Featuring la Studio Artist Rob Mullins

Presented by Warehouse 21 & New Mexico Jazz Workshop Date: June 26, 2008 Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm Place: Warehouse 21 Location: 1614 Paseo de Peralta, SFNM 87501 (East of Site Santa Fe) Price: FREE and open to emerging musicians from teens to adults


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