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Scotty Barnhart

Scotty Barnhart, is an internationally acclaimed Jazz trumpeter, Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at Florida State University, composer, arranger and author in his eighteenth year as a featured soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra. A two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, he also appears on three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts. Acknowledged as an authority on the history of Jazz trumpet, he gave a keynote lecture/demonstration at the 2003 International Trumpet Guild Conference and continues to give lectures and seminars at universities in South America, Japan, China, Europe, South Africa and all across the United States. Scotty's performance and lecture at this year's Atlanta Trumpet Festival was one of the highlights to an audience of over 200 trumpeters. Invited as guest soloiost with US Air Force Band at the festival for 'April In Paris'.

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61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only. ...

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Various Artists: Oscar, with Love

Read "Oscar, with Love" reviewed by Jack Bowers

To mark the ninetieth anniversary of the legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's birth (August 15, 2015), Peterson's widow, Kelly Peterson, produced a tribute album for the ages: Oscar, with Love, a marvelous three-disc set comprising ten never-before-recorded Peterson compositions, nineteen of his better-known works and seven compositions written especially for him, performed by sixteen contemporary piano ...

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Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Read "Count Basie Orchestra at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Count Basie Orchestra Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, Arizona December 19, 2015 The Count Basie Orchestra solidified its 80-year reputation for strong swingability, inventive solo segments and supreme section cohesion during two back-to-back concerts on a tour in support of the band's first-ever Christmas-theme album. But those seasonal charts ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival Various locations Toronto, Canada June 18-29, 2015 With festival season in full swing, it's always an opportunity to see what the state of jazz is and to hopefully discover something new. The challenge is of course that there are always many choices and one might be guided ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company

Read "Clifford Brown-Max Roach Project at the Piedmont Piano Company" reviewed by Harry S. Pariser

Clifford Brown-Max Roach ProjectPiedmont Piano CompanyOakland, CAAugust 10, 2013“[Clifford Brown's] technique was, for him, to use the facility and bring up the quality of a trumpet player in relation to having his trumpet expressed as a voice. He not only had the technique, he had the love. The sound he would ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Etienne Charles: Trumpet's First Chantwell

Read "Etienne Charles: Trumpet's First Chantwell" reviewed by DanMichael Reyes

Trinidadian-born trumpeter Etienne Charles has made it a point to share the culture of his native homeland with the world through music, whether it is writing songs on cuatro or steel pan, incorporating Kweyol chants on the opening track to his latest album Creole Soul (Culture Shock, 2013), or playing with an undeniable Caribbean bounce that ...

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Take Five With Will Goble

Read "Take Five With Will Goble" reviewed by Will Goble

Meet Will Goble: Without fanfare, Will Goble is steadily carving out a unique space for himself as a bassist and bandleader. Driven by a genuine love for group interaction and a positive exchange with audiences, he leads his own bands and supports other musicians with equal energy and enthusiasm. His first album as a ...

Say It Plain

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Released: 2010
Track listing: 01. Giant Steps (John Coltrane) – 5:48; 02. Say It Plain (Scotty Barnhart) – 6:04; 03. The Burning Sands (SB) – 7:21; 04. Haley's Passage (SB) – 5:15; 05. Dedicated To You (SB) – 2:23; 06. Put on a Happy Face (Adams, Strouse) – 7:29; 07. Con Alma (John Birks Gillespie) – 8:58; 08. Jana (SB) – 5:26; 09. Young at Heart (Richards, Leigh) – 5:25; 10. I've Never Been in Love Before (Loesser) – 6:03; 11. I'm Glad There Is You (Dorsey, Mertz) – 7:14; 12. Pay Me Money (SB, Clark Terry) – 3:30.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Kurt Elling Highlights Tanglewood Jazz Festival

Read "Kurt Elling Highlights Tanglewood Jazz Festival" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Tanglewood Jazz FestivalLenox, MASeptember 5-6, 2010 The Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, is a Labor Day weekend tradition, and while it was scaled back somewhat this year, the event at the scenic Berkshire Mountains came off quite well again, highlighted by the outstanding Kurt Elling, and featuring again a live taping ...


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