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Hawai’i – February 2018

Hawai’i  -  February 2018 Various forces conspired to prevent me capturing any Hawaiian musicians on this trip, though there were a few artisans “performing”.

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Donny McCaslin & Jason Linder – January 7, 2018

Donny McCaslin & Jason Linder  -  Greenwich Library  -  January 7, 2018 http://donnymccaslin.com https://www.facebook.com/JasonLindnerOfficial/ These two mainstays of NYC’s jazz scene have a long collaborative history (including work on David Bowie’s final album), though the duo format has not been … Continue reading

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Sunny Jain’s ExtravaJAMza – December 14, 2017

Sunny Jain’s ExtravaJAMza   –  Rubinstein Atrium   December 14, 2017 http://www.sunnyjain.com/archive/ This was a hodgepodge that worked really well.  Basically, percussionist Jain invited his various musical friends (and that’s quite a diverse assemblage of musical friends!) to come perform with … Continue reading

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Jethro Banks & the Experience – November 4, 2017

Jethro Banks & the Experience  -  Towne Crier Cafe  -  November 4, 2017 I feel certain (as do many others) that we’ll be hearing from the 18-year-old high school senior Banks in the coming years.  This drummer’s already got a … Continue reading

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Caixa – October 14, 2017

Caixa  -  Luso  -  October 14, 2017 Luso is the Portuguese restaurant on the corner of the block where we were staying; while having dessert with our hostess, we met the restaurant owner, a friend who had also been invited … Continue reading

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Turkfest – October 14, 2017

Turkfest  -  Seattle City Center Armory  -  October 14, 2017 I had time only to catch the musical acts on one day of this 2-day festival.  Only two of the three members of Celestial Navigation were present; as you can … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – October 2017

Busking Seattle  -  October 2017 For this post I combine two separate episodes on different dates.  Dandelion and Vismale were at Seattle’s outdoor Ballard Farmers Market, the city’s biggest (it’s year-round), and what an incredible scene!  All produce was over … Continue reading

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High Class Brass – October 6, 2017

High Class Brass  -  Phinney Farmers Market  -  October 6, 2017 I guess having a gig at the market (or at least this market) is a couple notches up from busking, especially if your name incorporates the words “High Class”. … Continue reading

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Rafael Hernandez Music Festival – September 24, 2017

Rafael Hernandez Music Festival  -  Bronx Library Center  -  September 24, 2017 Hernandez was Puerto Rico’s pre-eminent composer during the first half of the 20th century, and the concert of his music is held in his honor.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Marty Elkins – September 10, 2017

Marty Elkins  -  Southeast Museum  -  September 10, 2017 A poorly promoted gig – a shame – with the alternative name “Southeast Stompers featuring Marty Elkins”.   There was a theme (also promoted obscurely at best): a centennial of the … Continue reading

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