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Debbie Burke

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March 2019

The Universe is Expanding – It’s Starting with “We Are The Orchestra”

Daniel Bennett took the sax and his imagination and pivoted. The result is a unique collection of music that builds layer upon layer of woodwinds (sax, flute, clarinet and oboe) with Mark Cocheo’s guitar and its stringed brethren (mandolin, banjo)... Continue Reading →

Cape Town Welcomes Back Its Original Son of Jazz

In the days of apartheid in South Africa, jazz was happening, but there was little hope in reaching its full potential; much of it went unnoticed, disrespected and certainly uncelebrated. Today, the founder of Cape Town’s i-Sound Studios, Leonardo Fortuin,... Continue Reading →

“Coalescence 2” Takes Being In Tandem to New Levels

A new CD born from collaboration and camaraderie has just been released by five stellar New York City musicians, including Kenny Shanker on saxophones; Mike Eckroth on piano; Daisuke Abe on guitar; Yoshi Waki on bass and Brian Fishler on... Continue Reading →

Flutter Float Dig and Grind – The Cello’s Versatility with Peter Hudler

The cello can be plaintive or playful, deep or ethereal; it just depends on who’s doing the coaxing. Peter Hudler of Austria is the Geppetto of this supremely beautiful instrument, and the good news is that he makes it come... Continue Reading →

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