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Holiday Songs With Rory Partin

Posted December 24th, 2013 at 7:58 pm (UTC+0)
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Partin is putting together a new album showcasing a blend of jazz standards with a twist of soul

Wayne Shorter, a Living Sax Icon

Posted December 9th, 2013 at 3:32 pm (UTC+0)
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The iconic saxophonist continues his “kind of fantasy journey in the music” as he describes it

Jeff Lorber’s Hacienda

Posted November 20th, 2013 at 4:33 pm (UTC+0)
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A new release by jazz fusionist Jeff Lorber

Mary Alouette’s hot jazz electronica

Posted September 19th, 2013 at 8:54 pm (UTC+0)
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Gypsy jazz singer and guitarist talks about her music and influences

George Benson’s “Inspiration”

Posted July 19th, 2013 at 1:48 pm (UTC+0)
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The 13-track album showcases renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs, including When I fall In Love, Route 66, and Unforgettable

Pianist Scott Cossu’s World of Music

Posted June 27th, 2013 at 9:36 pm (UTC+0)
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Cossu is getting ready to release a new album this fall called, Lullaby

Joyride with Banjoist-Singer Cynthia Sayer

Posted June 17th, 2013 at 8:40 pm (UTC+0)
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Singer, banjoist, composer, and bandleader Cynthia Sayer has been inducted into the National Banjo Hall of Fame

Ben Tucker, R.I.P.

Posted June 4th, 2013 at 7:44 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz bassist and composer Ben Tucker has been killed in a strange and terrible accident. The truest tribute to any musician is his or her music. And, for all his accomplishments as a musician and businessman, Tucker was  best known for writing the song “Comin’ Home Baby,” a wonderfully funky tune covered by jazz and […]

Mulgrew Miller, Gone Too Soon

Posted May 29th, 2013 at 8:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Mulgrew Miller, one of the best and most prolific jazz pianists of his generation, has died of a stroke. Nate Chinen, in the New York Times, reports:  “Mulgrew Miller, a jazz pianist whose soulful erudition, clarity of touch and rhythmic aplomb made him a fixture in the postbop mainstream for more than 30 years, died […]

That’s Dr. Hootie to you…

Posted May 21st, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC+0)
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By Katherine Cole Put down the keyboard, no need to send the outraged missive. I know that Darius Rucker was the lead singer of the group and there really was no one named “Hootie” in Hootie and the Blowfish. But there is a Dr. Darius Rucker and his latest hit is “Wagon Wheel.” The rocker […]

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