A weekend for lovers—of jazz, people and great food—turned out to be a fascinating study of how the jazz ensemble diversifies its set list for the same captive audience over multiple performances. At the Memorial Day “Eat, Sleep, Jazz” event held in Greensboro, NC’s O. Henry Hotel, a core of five musicians (sometimes joined by... Continue Reading →
Jazz Author’s Upcoming Book!
This December, jazz author Debbie Burke, who has written five books on jazz, will release a murder mystery about a Brooklyn-based saxophone player. The story is set in Brooklyn and post-Soviet Russia right before the war with Ukraine and involves the infamous “bone records” of the 1940s. [NOTE: Cover reveal and book title coming in... Continue Reading →
Taking Inspiration from Master Morricone: Silvio Caroli Adds Beauty and Color
An arranger of already revered music, such as the body of work of film composer Ennio Morricone, has their work cut out for them if they wish to re-imagine the music in a fresh way. To take something adored and make sensitive, nuanced changes while honoring its reason for coming alive in the first place... Continue Reading →
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