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Debbie Burke

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gypsy jazz

Tenor Tenacity with Peter Sparacino

Versatile, musically immersed and bursting with a backlog of material yet to be released, tenor sax player Peter Sparacino says it’s because he came late to the party. His incredibly productive catch-up scheme has him in two ensembles: one, called... Continue Reading →

Sparkling Prose from the Body of a Small Guitar

Full of motion and skilled finger work, Harry Edwards’ jaunty gypsy jazz is irresistibly fun. The Hobart (Tasmania, Australia)-based guitarist has a swinging trio-turned-quartet (earlier trio is pictured) that continues to thrill with original tunes. Even slower tunes like “From... Continue Reading →

Melodic Morsels from the Strings of Ken Karsh

Guitarist Ken Karsh is known to sometimes play a stunted-looking instrument that is tuned a fourth up from the traditional guitar, and that gives it a bright, magical sound: the guitalele. Whatever is in his hands, though, Ken makes it... Continue Reading →

Sassy Strumming, Razor-Sharp Fingerwork At The Heart of “Jazz Gitan”

With its characteristic jaunty, Parisian feel, the spirit of gypsy jazz as made popular by Django Reinhardt lives on thanks to contemporary artists around the globe. In California, there’s one student of the art form who has made this his... Continue Reading →

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