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Article: Live Review

Bill Charlap Trio at Jazz, TX

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Bill Charlap Trio Jazz, TX San Antonio, Texas November 14, 2023 Back in March 2020, the Bill Charlap Trio featuring Peter Washington and Kenny Washington was the last act hosted by Jazz, TX before the pandemic shut everything down. They made a deep impression, and--nearly four years later--the club was ...

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Gerald Clayton at Trinity University

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Gerald Clayton Trinity University / Ruth Taylor Hall San Antonio, TX November 7, 2023 Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Hall, with its intimate seating and warm wood-paneled acoustics, is a welcoming spot for a solo piano concert. Addressing the audience as he entered the stage, Gerald Clayton remarked on the geniality of ...

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Terence Blanchard at The Carver Community Cultural Center

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Terence Blanchard with the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet The Carver Community Cultural Center / Jo Long TheatreSan Antonio, TXNovember 4, 2023 San Antonio's Carver Community Cultural Center has long been a primary presenter of African American musical and educational programming in the city. Its first incarnation was as the Colored ...

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Article: Play This!

Dave Meder: Modern Gothic

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Hymn tunes are having a bit of a moment with players such as Dave Douglas and James Brandon Lewis calling on these sturdy old melodies for projects that often wander far from their plain, homespun source material. On New American Hymnal (Outside in Music, 2023), pianist Dave Meder goes a step further by making the communal ...

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News: Recording

'Of Narratives & Nocturnes' Immerses Listeners In Genre-Bending, Through Composed Worlds

'Of Narratives & Nocturnes' Immerses Listeners In Genre-Bending, Through Composed Worlds

With a career spanning two continents before he was 20, arrangements that received awards from both Downbeat (2021) and the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (2021) while still a student, and compositions described as “on a scale with Everglades by Terence Blanchard,” (Gary Lowe, WUNH), composer, bandleader, and saxophonist Simeon Nathanael Davis makes a ...

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Paul Slavens Is An Award-Winning Radio Host, A Voice On Legendary Anime 'dragon Ball Z,' A Member Of The Travoltas With Old 97’s Producer Salim Nourallah. He Is A Composer, Too!

Paul Slavens Is An Award-Winning Radio Host, A Voice On Legendary Anime 'dragon Ball Z,' A Member Of The Travoltas With Old 97’s Producer Salim Nourallah. He Is A Composer, Too!

"Paul Slavens is very non-busy," said Dallas-based music discovery website Central Track. “The Denton-based composer, musician, and all-around entertainer is poised to release his new album, Alphabet Girls, Vol. II, on June 24," comments Dallas-based NPR-affiliate KXT which recently premiered the video for the Slavens single “X (On My Heart)," describing it as “a theatrical number ...

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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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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 ...

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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


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