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News: Recording

Public Radio Host Paul Slavens Is Also A Brilliant Composer. His Intellectually Mad 'Alphabet Girls, Vol. II' (from 'Naomi' To 'Zelda'), Out June 24

Public Radio Host Paul Slavens Is Also A Brilliant Composer. His Intellectually Mad 'Alphabet Girls, Vol. II' (from 'Naomi' To 'Zelda'), Out June 24

Alphabet Girls, Vol. II by Paul Slavens (June 24, State Fair Records) is the crystallization and distillation of the Nebraska born, Denton, TX-based artist’s long, varied, and accomplished career, complete with all of the requisite breakthroughs and disappointments. On record, Slavens’s endurance is a listener’s treat. Alphabet Girls, Vol. II plays like the product of a ...

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News: Recording

Nori To Release Their Self-Titled Album On Vinyl This December 3rd!

Nori To Release Their Self-Titled Album On Vinyl This December 3rd!

Nori, the genre-bending Neo Jazz band has curated a collection of their favorite songs on their upcoming album. The self-titled release, Nori, showcases their diverse sound and pointed lyrics on the 10-song deep record due out December 3rd. The new album will be available on vinyl with two new singles to be released to streaming platforms ...

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News: Event

San Antonio's Doc Watkins Plans Charity Boxing to Help Local Musicians

San Antonio's Doc Watkins Plans Charity Boxing to Help Local Musicians

The idea first came to Doc Watkins back in December. The 40-year-old jazz pianist, bandleader and owner of popular jny: San Antonio live jazz club Jazz, TX, thought it was crazy. That's why he immediately liked it. The idea: Punch back at the Covid-related shutdown that was devastating San Antonio's music community ...

Musician

Don Pope

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Don Pope is a “Texas Tenor”, but not limited to one horn. He has a full rack of Woodwinds and can blow captivating solos from each and every horn. After graduating from the Houston School of Performing and Visual Arts, Don went on to perform with musical groups including Archie Bell & the Drells and Toby Beau, before creating the group Don Pope and Friends, consisting of various musicians that come and go - great for a constant flow of new, fresh and sweet music. Don currently lives with his wife, Charlotte, in Willis, Texas. He has four grown children and three grandchildren

Musician

Paula Maya

EDUCATION UFRJ Brazilian Federal University of Music - Classical piano; Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro - Music Theory Program Certificate; UFF Brazilian Federal Fluminense University - First Medieval Music Program; Santa Úrsula University in Rio de Janeiro - Third Medieval Music Program; International pianist Luiz Medalha - Two years of Classical Piano Lessons; International pianist /arranger Luiz Eça - Two years of Improvisation/ Harmony; Composer/ Maestro Leonardo Sá - Composition; Maestro David Kyle (Seattle) - Voice; Steve Wall (Seattle Opera) - Voice; Margriet Tindemans & Seattle Medieval Women's Choir - Medieval singing; Mady Kaye (Zach Theatre Austin) - Voice; Herbie Hancock Masterclass - Jazz piano; AFFILIATIONS NARAS - voting member; LARAS - voting member; BMI; A F of M; INDIE COLLABORATIVE BIO Paula Maya is an award winning Brazilian pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer and recording artist, nominated Best Brazilian Musician living in the US

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News: Advocacy

F2F Music Foundation forms partnership with Gilbreath Communications to promote opportunities to aspiring young musicians

F2F Music Foundation forms partnership with Gilbreath Communications to promote opportunities to aspiring young musicians

Can improvisation be taught? According to F2F Music Foundation, the answer is a definite yes. F2F Music Foundation, a Houston area-based non-profit performing arts organization, is teaming up with Gilbreath Communications, Inc., to encourage young people to pursue their full potential musically and academically. Gilbreath will act as F2F’s public relations arm to inform young people ...

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News: Obituary

Prolific Austin composer, first call pianist Rich Harney dies suddenly at 66

Prolific Austin composer, first call pianist Rich Harney dies suddenly at 66

jny: Austin is mourning the loss of one of its finest and most beloved musicians, pianist Rich Harney. Harney passed away on January 5, 2020, just before a Sunday night trio gig at The Elephant Room. Born in Champaign, Illinois, Harney was a prolific composer first inspired by the recordings of Oscar Peterson. Influences include Thelonious ...

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News: Festival

Celebrating Ten Years Of Jazz OUTside At Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin

Celebrating Ten Years Of Jazz OUTside At Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin

A festival in celebration of ten years of Jazz OUTside February 29, 2020 From 2:pm to 6:pm Kenny Dorham's Backyard 1106 E. 11th St. Austin, TX 78702 Ten years ago a residency, showcase and open jam session began at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in jny: Austin Texas. The brainchild ...

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Article: Live Review

Raquel Cepeda at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

Read "Raquel Cepeda at Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


Raquel Cepeda Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston Passion CD Release Concert Houston, Texas October 19, 2019 Raquel Cepeda is vivid proof that life is nothing if not a journey. Born in Venezuela, she worked in the oil industry as a geologist before leaving the corporate world behind ...

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News: Festival

Rob Mazurek's Desert Encrypts, a 3-Day creative music and visual art event scheduled for July 26-28th in Marfa, TX

Rob Mazurek's Desert Encrypts, a 3-Day creative music and visual art event scheduled for July 26-28th in Marfa, TX

Marfa Book Company presents Desert Encrypts, a three-day creative music and visual art event organized by multidisciplinary artist Rob Mazurek and Marfa Book Company’s Tim Johnson. In its second year, Desert Encrypts brings four internationally acclaimed artists together in Marfa, TX from July 26-28, 2019 for a series of performances and exhibitions. This year's quartet includes ...


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