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Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – November 4, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra  -  Neidorff-Karpati Hall    November 4, 2016 Once again Bobby Sanabria has whipped his student charges into shape (including getting them all dressed up) for an evening of new pieces or new arrangements … Continue reading

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Jane Ira Bloom – October 20, 2016

Jane Ira Bloom  - Bruno Walter Auditorium  -   October 20, 2016 Bloom, soprano saxist, is a seeker for inspiration for her new works, and she landed on Emily Dickinson once she learned that ED was a pianist and an … Continue reading

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Awa Sangho – September 25, 2016

Awa Sangho  -  White Plains Jazz Fest  -  September 25, 2016 This was actually a multi-act afternoon, of which I caught only a fraction.  Headliner Sangho, the “golden voice of Mali”, is from a griot lineage; she featured a band … Continue reading

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MAKU SoundSystem – September 22, 2016

MAKU SoundSystem  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -   September 22, 2016 MAKU is pretty close to the ultimate in World Music.  The basic band has a South American orientation, mostly Colombia.  The concert was like a showcase revue, with MAKU showing … Continue reading

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Music Conservatory of Westchester Jazz Faculty Quartet – September 21, 2016

Music Conservatory of Westchester Jazz Faculty Quartet – Grace Episcopal Church – September 21, 2016 Biggest mouthful of a name for a group I’ve ever documented.  This was a memorial dedicated to the music of jazz sax player (and fellow Westchester-er) … Continue reading

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Dorraine Scofield – September 10, 2016

Dorraine Scofield  - Davis Park, West Shokan  -  September 10, 2016 Scofield was a performer at “Olive Day”, which refers to the Ulster County Town of Olive, rather than the horticultural fruit.  So it was a lucky find for my … Continue reading

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Tabou Combo – September 1, 2016

Tabou Combo  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  September 1, 2016 The Haitian roots of this group go way back; it has now been headquartered in NYC for decades, but beneath my radar.  For the event, space that is customarily given over … Continue reading

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Steve Kroon – August 25, 2016

Steve Kroon  -  Louis Armstrong House Museum  -  August 25, 2016 One more new venue for me; choosing the subway is choosing an all day thing.  Upside: curry goat to be had on the very block!  Kroon’s driving congas keep … Continue reading

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Los Buhos – August 19, 2016

Los Buhos  -  Phinney Farmers Market  -  August 19, 2016 This trio (translation = “the owls”) seemed to be a scheduled entertainment at the farmers market, so I put them a notch above the buskers.  Smason was the group leader, … Continue reading

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David Amram – July 30, 2016

David Amram  -  Putnam County Fair  -  July 30, 2016 Amram’s career is chock full of interesting connected dots from around the world, including as a Hollywood screen composer.  He’s Putnam-County local, a beatnik who never stopped and never stopped … Continue reading

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