His Path is an Upwards Glissando

Switching out piano for trombone as a schoolkid because of its simplicity (or so he thought), John Yao is making a prominent name for himself in the city that never sleeps. This New York City musician leads a 17-piece big band that truly swings and sings – reminiscent of why we fell in love with... Continue Reading →

To Catch a Shooting Star

Guided by his faith and heart first and then his ears, producer/musician Dwayne Fulton knows the ins and outs of attracting talent. He has a strong interest in gospel music and is hands-on involved with his church in Pittsburgh. A focus that sometimes finds him in the wee hours of the morning working on a... Continue Reading →

Giving Props to the Horns that Went Before

Rob Zinn, front man for the Wilmington, Delaware-based Rob Zinn Group, says their original intention was not to form a “trumpet tribute” band…however, there’s an element of that going on. There are plenty of kickin’ original tunes, but the band also weaves in songs from jazz icons like Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Rick Braun, Clifford... Continue Reading →

Mallets, Two by Two: The Lush Sound of Steve Raybine

Vibes performer and educator Steve Raybine is appropriately respectful of the craftsmanship it takes to build a vibraphone. This is an instrument requiring meticulous tuning, top-quality materials and precision to produce. It also takes a committed technician and artist like Steve to make astounding music filled with love. Steve’s music has been played internationally on... Continue Reading →

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