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Tony Moreno

Tony Moreno grew up in New York City. His mother, Nina Dunkel Moreno, was a major influence on his interests in music. She was harpist, musicologist and teacher who studied at Juilliard and the Paris Conservatory with Marcel Grandjany and Nadia Boulanger. She later worked at Charles French Restaurant in Greenwich Village, where she met many great composers (Alec Wilder, Vernon Duke and Burt Bacharach) and musicians (Stan Koor). Stan was Tony’s first drum teacher with whom he began a long apprenticeship at 10, continuing throughout high school. Tony began playing and studying the piano at the Dalcroze School of Music at 4

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Mayhem At Large - The Last Baha'i Session - Jorge Sylvester Spontaneous Expressions

Label: RedZen Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD1) FIRST SET: 1. By Starlight (Alto Saxophone solo) 4:50 2. Blue Abstract (Alto Saxophone solo) 10:55 3. Improvisation I (Alto Saxophone and Voice Duet) 8:02 4. Improvisation II (Alto Saxophone and French Horn Duet) 4:57 5. Improvisation III (Alto Saxophone and Tuba) 4:20 6.Improvisation IV (Alto Saxophone and Piano) 2:50 7. Improvisation V (Alto Saxophone and Electric guitar) 4:13 8. Sketch No.One (Octet) 11:54 (CD 2 ) SECOND SET: 1. Is Over (Alto Saxophone solo) 6:072. 2. You Needn't (Alto Saxophone solo) 3:51 3. Improvisation VI (Alto Saxophone and Trumpet) 1:18 4. Improvisation VII (Alto Saxophone and Drums) 4:11 5. Sketch No.Two (Octet) 15:24 https://jorgesylvestermusic.bandcamp.com/album/mayhem-at-large-the-last-bahai-session

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Article: Profile

Frank Kimbrough: From Now to Forever - A Remembrance

Read "Frank Kimbrough: From Now to Forever - A Remembrance" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


On December 30, 2020, pianist Frank Kimbrough passed away at the age of 64. True to form, 2020 wreaked havoc until the end. The cause of death was not Covid-19, but the shock at the untimely loss of a revered artist was not any less powerful. Frank Kimbrough had the rare gift of touching ...

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Short Stories

Label: Mayimba Music
Released: 2016
Track listing: CD1: Foxy Trot; Little One; The West’s Best; Erroll Garner; 55 Scotch; Susan’s Dream; No Blues to You; C Jam Blues. CD2: Three for D’reen; Oh Henry; Grovelling; El Rey; M.O. Pueblo De Lagrimas; El Rey #2.

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Article: Year in Review

C. Michael Bailey’s Best Releases of 2016

Read "C. Michael Bailey’s Best Releases of 2016" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Shifting priorities in 2016 prevented me from either listening to or reviewing as much music as I have in the past. Thus, I did not take a swing at many fine recordings that by all accounts should be on this list like: John Scofield's Country for Old Men (Impulse!); Keith Jarrett's A Multitude of Angels (ECM); ...

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Article: Album Review

Tony Moreno: Short Stories

Read "Short Stories" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Manhattan-native drummer Tony Moreno was born into and for music, his mother, Nina Dunkel Moreno, a noted harpist, pianist and educator. Oh, and he received his first drum kit at ten-years old from... Elvin Jones who became his early mentor and teacher. Moreno has had a long and storied career, filled with memories and mementos, many ...

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News: Education

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

The Best 2016 Jazz Summer Program: 12 Workshops + 24 Teachers + 120 Musicians + 42 Days Of Music; It's All Happening At The New York Jazz Workshop

From July 18th to August 28th, in the heart of Times Square, the New York Jazz Workshop's 8th summer series will feature the whos who of jazz music with Alan Ferber , Amina Figarova, Ari Hoenig, Chris Washburne, Dan Weiss, Dave Liebman, Dave Scott, Fay Victor, Frank Kimbrough, Jacob Sacks, Jocelyn Medina, John O’Gallagher, Kenny Wessel, ...

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News: Education

New York Jazz Workshop Helps Boğaziçi University In Turkey Celebrate Its 150th Anniversary!

Expertly lead by renowned jazz educators and performers, the New York Jazz Workshop School of Music helps musicians of varying skill levels gain unmatched jazz knowledge and develop professional techniques through weekly workshops, performances, summer intensive programs, and more. This summer, the faculty and staff of the New York Jazz Workshop has been selected by Boğaziçi ...

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Article: Interview

Kevin Hays: Creative Flow

Read "Kevin Hays: Creative Flow" reviewed by George Colligan


[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]If you aren't familiar with pianist Kevin Hays, you should be. He's recorded and toured with many of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. And those who call him can't seem to get enough of him. His recent projects as a ...

News: Performance / Tour

FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR at the Rubin Museum Of Art on October 4

FFEAR - OCT 4 - RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART Featuring World Premiere Compositions FFEAR with Ole Mathisen & Chris Washburne Oct. 4 - Rubin Museum of Art Time: 7:00pm Price: $18 advance / $20 day of Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th St. New York, NY


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