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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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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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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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Duwamish River Festival – August 20, 2016

Duwamish River Festival  - Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle  -  August 20, 2016 A community festival that includes performances of various cultural groups?  No brainer for me, I’m there.  Especially if there’s an environmental injustice angle, as there is here; Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Joshua Raoul Brody – August 2, 2016

Joshua Raoul Brody  -  Rite Spot Cafe  -  August 2, 2016 Simple concept: ditch the karaoke machine, use live musicians, restrict it to the Beatles catalog.  Now consider the execution: someone needs to know, and be able to play, all … Continue reading

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Moises Salazar – July 31, 2016

Moises Salazar  -  Wells Park, Brewster  -   July 31, 2016 Two new instrument sketch firsts for me – the zampoña (Andean pan pipes) and the charanga – in my own home town.  It’s a reflection of the reality of … 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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