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Debbie Burke

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Brazilian jazz

One is a Bird Flying, the Other is the Air

A duet that can perform so intuitively with all the necessary nuances need not even be in the same space, may be blindfolded, may be separated. Still that duet will produce elegant and beautiful harmonies in perfect rhythmic respect to... Continue Reading →

Easy, Breezy on a Butterfly’s Wings

Highly listenable and chill, Carol Albert’s voice evokes light and air. Perfect that her standout CD is so visually oriented: images of butterfly wings, waterfalls and the sky.  When did you first know you wanted to be a musician? I... Continue Reading →

Weather Forecast: Strong North Wind Approaching

With an octopus-like grasp into the performing arts world, Bianca Rossini has done so much already: acting in films and TV dramas, and hosting her own TV talk show; writing, composing and performing music heavily influenced by her Brazilian roots;... Continue Reading →

“Jazz Forum” Reinvents in Tarrytown

The first Jazz Forum opened its doors in New York City in June 1979. It moved from Cooper Square to lower Broadway, closing its doors for good in April 1983. Alas, according to owner Mark Morganelli, the club closed for... Continue Reading →

Ribbons of Gold through the Air

It can be the cool “So What” by Miles Davis or the thoughtful jazz chestnut “On Green Dolphin Street” or something fast and spicy. No matter: Claudio Roditi’s trumpet speaks in a way that fills a room with sweet honey... Continue Reading →

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