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Steve Johns

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Steve Johns was born Stephen Samuel Johns November 25,1960 in Boston, MA and began playing the drums at the age of nine. Mr. Johns grew up in a very musical family. His mother, Goldie Tyler Johns, was a songwriter and three of her brothers were jazz musicians. One of these brothers was the late great Jimmy “Bottoms up”Tyler, a well- known jazz saxophonist that would prove to be Steve’s biggest musical influence and inspiration. At the age of fifteen, Steve decided to pursue jazz as a life long ambition. Steve’s uncle Jimmy suggested that he should get serious and study with the great drummer and master teacher Alan Dawson

Album

A New Light

Label: Consolidated Artists Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: Prelude, Before the Light; A New Light; Edge of Night; Dig; Enchanted; Greene Street Groove; Sunrise, Sunset; Song for Elizabeth; Don’t Gimme That!; The Mirror; Postlude: After the Light.

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Sometime Ago

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: When Springtime Turns To Fall; Feast Your Eyes; In The Moonlight; Sometime Ago; May I Come In; I Wished On The Moon; My Open Heart; I Remember You; Oh Well, What The Hell; If I Should Lose You,

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Article: Album Review

Eric Goletz: A New Light

Read "A New Light" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Trombonist Eric Goletz, an in-demand studio musician and sideman in New York City for three decades, released his first album as leader of his own ensemble in March 2021, and quickly followed with the second, A New Light, wherein his core octet is bolstered by three trumpets, half a dozen horns and a five-member string section. ...

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Article: Live Review

John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring and Steve Johns at The Turning Point Cafe

Read "John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring and Steve Johns at The Turning Point Cafe" reviewed by David A. Orthmann


John Richmond, Allen Farnham, Bill Moring, Steve Johns The Turning Point Cafe Piermont, NY June 7, 2021 The return of Monday night jazz at The Turning Point Café felt like good old times. The series has been running since 2007 and the last date was March 9, 2020. In addition to ...

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News: Recording

'Into The Night' From Trombonist/Composer Eric Goletz Brings A 30-year Dream To Life

'Into The Night' From Trombonist/Composer Eric Goletz Brings A 30-year Dream To Life

"I hate the word fusion because it makes everyone think of unlistenable types of jazz. In my mind, the word means the blending of different kinds of elements into a particular kind of sound." —Eric Goletz On his new CD, Into the Night, releasing April 2nd on CAP Records, trombonist and composer Eric Goletz offers a ...

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Work

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2020
Track listing: Work; Lift Every Voice and Sing; My Friend and I Took a Walk; Sweet Emma; That's All; Mellow Mood; Amsterdam After Dark; Teach Me Tonight; Don't know Why; Our Day Will Come; Everything Happens to Me; Attitude; That's All (Duo).

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Article: Album Review

Ray Blue: Work

Read "Work" reviewed by Edward Blanco


New York-based and bred, tenor saxophonist Ray Blue is no novice but a veteran player who has not received the accolades he so deserves. Perhaps after laying down and documenting an incredible volume of music on Work, the spotlight will shine a little brighter on this unheralded player. A composer and educator, as well as one ...

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Departure

Label: Summit Records
Released: 2019

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Article: Bailey's Bundles

Ten on Cellar Live

Read "Ten on Cellar Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


That crafty Canadian Cory Weeds was onto something with the creation of his Cellar Live and now Cellar Music label. He reveals himself as a man for all seasons in being a confident saxophonist, music historian, and archivist with his new label Reel to Real (in cooperation with that maestro of the catalog, Zev Feldman. With ...


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