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Shunzo Ohno has reached exhilarating heights, experienced unexpected lows and overcoming unbelievable odds, risen again to surpass even his own successes. Born in Gifu, Japan, Shunzo began his musical training at age 13 on the trombone - the only instrument available in his school. He didn't begin playing the trumpet until age 17, partly inspired by the film "Boy with Trumpet." By age 19, Shunzo was the leading jazz trumpeter in Japan. Already working as an accomplished composer and arranger in Japan, Shunzo's career hit high gear when he met the renowned bandleader Art Blakey. He toured with Blakey throughout the United States and settled in New York City in 1974 at Blakey's suggestion

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Take Five with Dennis Winge

Read "Take Five with Dennis Winge" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Dennis WingeDennis is a professional guitarist living in Ithaca, NY and performs in a variety of musical settings throughout the Finger Lakes including his jazz ensemble, The Way (rock cover band), Matrix flute & guitar duo, Dupree (Steely Dan cover band), solo work and more. Having started to learn guitar at age seven, ...

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Article: Album Review

The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures Vol. 1, Monday Nights

Read "Hidden Treasures Vol. 1, Monday Nights" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


In the '70s composer and arranger Gil Evans, after years of outstanding studio arranging for Miles Davis and others, put together a performing orchestra which took influences from the jazz-rock and fusion concepts of the time. That orchestra released several fine albums such as Svengali (Atlantic, 1973) and There Comes A Time (RCA, 1975) and, on ...

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The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1

Read "Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Even though the name Gil Evans has a hallowed ring these days, the late composer / arranger's music remains for many aficionados an acquired taste. On the other hand, while that is the Gil Evans Orchestra performing on Hidden Treasures, Volume 1, the lion's share of the music brought to light isn't his--Evans wrote only two ...

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ReNew

Label: Pulsebeats Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Easy Does It; renew; Song For Sensei; Musahi; Alone, Not Alone; Tairyo Bushi; Lea’s Run; First Step; ReNew Reprise.

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Shunzo Ohno: ReNew

Read "ReNew" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


ReNew marks the 16th leader date for Japanese trumpeter Shunzo Ohno, whose evolving proficiency and clarity of tone are matched by an emotional undercurrent all his own. Built around the theme of recovery in the wake of recent natural disasters, among them the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, this album fuses Ohno's diverse influences into one ...

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Shunzo Ohno: ReNew

Read "ReNew" reviewed by James Nadal


Though the samurai warriors of Japan have passed on to legend and folklore, their Bushido Code of Conduct continues to have an impact of Japanese society. It emphasizes eight virtues, utmost which are honor, discipline and morality. As a son of Japan, trumpeter Shunzo Ohno, has personally adhered to these guiding principles, and ReNew reveals a ...

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Shunzo Ohno, International Award Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Documentary Film To Be Released

Shunzo Ohno, International Award Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Documentary Film To Be Released

Shunzo Ohno, tirelessly has been in the front lines with recovery efforts for the Kobe earthquake and Tohoku Tsunami disasters. Mr. Ohno has always been a champion of collaborative cultural projects. An example is his work with the Howard University Jazz Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, and writing music as well as performing on the documentary ...

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News: Award / Grant

Shunzo Ohno, Trumpeter Wins Grand Prize: International Songwriting Competition

Shunzo Ohno, Trumpeter Wins Grand Prize: International Songwriting Competition

First time in the history of the International Songwriting Competitions Jazz Artist wins Grand Prize Shunzo Ohno Is Awarded Overall Grand Prize With The Song “Musashi” ISC’s highest distinction, the overall Grand Prize, is awarded to trumpeter Shunzo Ohno for his song “Musashi,” entered in the Jazz category. This is the first time in the history ...

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International Songwriting Competition Awards Grand Prize to Jazz Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno

International Songwriting Competition Awards Grand Prize to Jazz Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno

The International Songwriting Competition has awarded its 2014 Grand Prize to jazz trumpeter Shunzo Ohno. Ohno has been described as modest and seemingly shy, and he has overcome health challenges in his life that would have potentially ended any musician's career. Surviving both a serious car accident in which his teeth and lips were permanently damaged ...


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