Chamber Jazz

Daniel Herskedal, Voyage

June 1, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Daniel Herskedal began his journey as a young lad on the French horn, during his studies he later took up what would be his primary instrument, the tuba. His formal training began […]

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Herlin Riley, Perpetual Optimism

May 7, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Herlin Riley was born where jazz has its deepest roots. A native of New Orleans, Riley became a burgeoning drummer at the age of three.  Though trumpet became his primary instrument in […]

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The Interplay Jazz Orchestra, On The Sunny Side

April 9, 2019 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Co-directed by trumpeter Gary Henderson and trombonist Joey Devassy, Long Island, New York’s Interplay Jazz Orchestra performs original compositions and arrangements written by several members of the band, their third full-length album […]

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James Austin, Jr., Songs in the Key of Wonder

February 26, 2019 admin 0

by Nolan DeBuke James Austin, Jr. is originally from Chicago, he garnered his guidance from a number of legendary musicians, including extensive study with renowned jazz educator, Barry Harris.  Austin received measurable accolades and awards, […]

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Kenny Carr, Departure

February 4, 2019 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Guitarist Kenny Carr has enjoyed a varied career.  Carr attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. In his final year he got the call to audition for Ray Charles. Carr toured worldwide […]

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Coalescence, Coalescence 2

January 22, 2019 admin 0

by Nolan DeBuke There is always something special when a group of musicians who happen to be good friends also form collaborative projects in music. Such is the case with the group Coalescence, which also […]

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Roger Beaujolais Italian Trio, Barba Lunga

January 17, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Barba Lunga is the 20th album by Roger Beaujolais.  What is so fascinating about Beaujolais is he is a self-taught English vibraphonist. Beaujolais became well known for his work with the Chevalier […]

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Enric Peidro, Keep That Swing in Your Soul

January 11, 2019 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Tenor saxophonist, Enric Peidro is a self-taught musician.  He began his journey of becoming a professional musician at age fourteen. Peidro’s sound and phrasing are deeply rooted in the swing-era, and he […]

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Steve McQuarry, Aire

December 17, 2018 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Growing up in Denver Colorado pianist and composer Steve McQuarry was afforded a home filled with his mothers piano playing.  It was this inspiration that led him to study at the Eastman […]