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Justin Chart

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Justin, a Trailblazer of the Modern West Coast Free-Jazz Sound, has a unique edge, the vibe is instantly seductive and familiar, he is known in West Coast Jazz circles as "The Blizzard". because of his explosive playing and intricate compositional changes. With a harmonic edge deeply rooted in the jazz lineage, musical expressions stand out as distinctly modern in color and style A Saxophonist, composer, producer, and vocalist Justin Chart likes to play by his own rules. He’s a visionary who has learned to listen to inner voice. Steeped in tradition and grounded in the lessons learned from Life, Justin is not afraid to push himself and his art forward

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Modern Sounds From California

Modern Sounds From California

West Coast jazz was the music of migrants. After World War II, work opportunities for skilled jazz musicians skyrocketed in Los Angeles, attracting gifted artists from different parts of the country. Two principal architects of the West Coast jazz sound in the early 1950s were Gerry Mulligan and Shorty Rogers—transplants from the East Coast. Many other ...

Musician

Michael Lampert

Michael Lampert received his BA in music theory and composition from Drew University, and his Master of Music in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music. He has studied jazz and improvisation with Harry Leahey, John Carter, Dave Pike and Charlie Banacos; his principal instructors on the mandolin have been Ben Buccola, Andy Statman, and Robert Paul Sullivan. He has also studied classical domra with the distinguished artist Iryna Orlova. Michael has appeared in numerous clubs and concerts throughout the United States, performing with the eclectic fusion band Blue Fish, The Barbara Reed Quartet, singer/songwriter Michele Cummings and the Lenny Carlson Trio, in addition to leading his own duos, trios and quartets

Musician

Shannon SAXMAN Murray

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Shannon Murray Stage name : SAXMAN born the 15th of march 1961 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Qualifications : Composer / Arranger, Soloist , Musical Director, Producer, Artistic Director Instruments : Soprano, Alto & Tenor Saxophones Doubles: Keyboards ,Drums and Percussion Education : Berklee College of Music Boston, U.S.A. Composition and Arrangement Program Director's Prize for his Concerts, Compositions and Arrangements Following the highly acclaimed album and concert series, ‘The Stuff that Dreams are made of…’, Californian composer & saxophonist Shannon 'SAXMAN' Murray continues his series of albums inspired by the classics of the Film Noir era with the release of Double Feature featuring french pianist Didier Frébœuf

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Have You Met Inez Jones?

Have You Met Inez Jones?

Mention West Coast jazz and you probably think of musicians such as Chet Baker, Bud Shank, Art Pepper, Russ Freeman, Conte and Pete Candoli, Shelly Manne, Lou Levy and Jack Sheldon. What do they all have in common? They were all white. Not that there's anything wrong that. But in Los Angeles in the 1950s, there ...

Musician

Brent Fischer

C Artists Presents Brent Fischer + The Clare Fischer ... Trio, Quartet, Organ Quintet, Big Band, Latin Jazz Group, Jazz Corp, Fischer Orchestra All original works by Clare and Brent Fischer Celebrating 50+ years of Live MUSIC + Recordings - 58 albums Grammy®-winning producer, composer, arranger Brent Fischer credits his late father, Dr Clare Fischer, for creating a family tradition of writing with a rich harmonic and orchestrational palette that has become the Fischer brand. A multi-instrumentalist (vibes, keys, bass, drums), Brent Fischer moves easily between genres. His arranging credits for pop and jazz royalty include: D’Angelo, Prince, Michael Jackson, Usher, Al Jarreau, Elvis Costello and The Roots

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Bob Gordon + Jack Montrose

Bob Gordon + Jack Montrose

Bob Gordon was a fabulous West Coast baritone saxophonist whose brilliant jazz career was cut short at age 24 in a car accident. On August 28, 1955, Gordon and trumpeter Earl McCrea were driving to San Diego to play in a Pete Rugolo concert. Gordon's car was proceeding north on St. Andrew Place in Los Angeles ...

Musician

Nancy Erickson

Nancy Erickson has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over 3 decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy is releasing her third solo CD “Nancy Erickson – Here and Now” on August 25, 2018. This album was recorded live by Jim Wilke (Jazz Northwest – KNKX) and includes unique arrangements of jazz standards (Honeysuckle Rose, Hot House, Night in Tunisia), some non-jazz tunes (Sting’s ‘Fragile’), and an original piece (Let Love Begin) written by Nancy Erickson & Darin Clendenin

Album

West Coast Jazz

Label: Pacific Jazz Records
Released: 2002

Album

West Coast Jazz

Label: RCA Records
Released: 1976


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