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New York City drummer Tony Mason grew up in Southern Pines, North Carolina and started playing the drums at the age of 7. After studying at East Carolina for one year, Tony came to NYC in 1986 to finish his education at The Manhattan School of Music, where he received a performance degree in classical percussion; he’s been a Brooklyn resident ever since. Tony has toured and recorded with John Scofield, Joan Osborne, Norah Jones, Charlie Hunter, Shooter Jennings, Bernie Worrell, Bo Diddley, Martha Wainwright, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Amy Helm, Leftover Salmon, Natalie Cole, Darlene Love, The Soup Dragons, Paula Cole, Jim Campilongo, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis, Captain and Tennille, Baba Olatunji, Brooklyn Boogaloo Blowout, Billl Sims Jr., Bloomdaddies and many others


Eddie Who: Michael Blake's Tribute to Eddie Harris

Read "Eddie Who: Michael Blake's Tribute to Eddie Harris" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The latest project by veteran saxophonist Michael Blake and his long-time collaborators Clark Gayton on trombone and Tony Mason on drums is a heart-felt tribute to the legendary Eddie Harris. This mixtape features five tunes by Eddie Harris cherry-picked by Michael Blake mixed with music by Michael Blake selected by Mondo Jazz.


Michael Blake: Red Hook Soul

Read "Red Hook Soul" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Il saxofonista canadese Michael Blake è ormai newyorkese fino in fondo all'anima ma se date retta ai profumi che si spargono nell'aria ascoltando questo ottimo Red Hook Soul si direbbe che, quando serve, almeno una parte della sua anima si trasferisca magicamente nelle vie di New Orleans, a caccia di quel groove solido, viscerale e fantasioso ...


Bill Kwan Brings Jazz Concepts To Singer/Songwriter Fare

Bill Kwan Brings Jazz Concepts To Singer/Songwriter Fare

On Poison & Wine, jazz vocalist Bill Kwan experiments with new sounds and styles, delivering an impeccably curated collection of songs by the some of the most transcendent songwriters of our generation. With lyrics filtered through his own heartbroken lens, he delicately reconstructs the tracks much like a jazz singer interpreting the great classics. A lovelorn ...


Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

2013 Detroit Jazz Festivaljny: Detroit, MichiganAugust 30-September 2, 2013Summing up the modus operandi that seemed to characterize so much of the performances at this year's Detroit Jazz Festival, one might sagaciously go with the phrase 'wild abandon.' Now in its 34th year of existence, the festival still boasts the title of “largest free ...


Charlie Hunter August Residency - Four Intimate Shows at Rose Live Music

Charlie Hunter August Residency - Four Intimate Shows at Rose Live Music

BROOKLYN, NY -- Guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter will be camping out in Williamsburg this August, playing four consecutive Sundays at the intimate ROSE LIVE MUSIC space on Grand Street. The Rose residency is being presented by NYC’s energetic progressive jazz promoters at SEARCH AND RESTORE, in conjunction with the “BROOKLYN EXPERIMENTS” series, which regularly holds down ...


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