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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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Myrna Hague – July 29, 2016

Myrna Hague  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  July 29, 2016 Hague, “Jamaica’s first lady of jazz”, was the focus of this Jazzmobile gig, co-sponsored by the Jamaica Tourism Board.  The opener was Trevor “Bridges” Bridgewater (my first steel pan!) playing … Continue reading

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Akiko Tsuruga Quartet – July 27, 2016

Akiko Tsuruga Quartet  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  July 27, 2016 Sometimes a seeming anomaly works out to be totally charming, and that is Tsuruga.  She fell in love with jazz organ, came to NYC from Japan, studied with the masters, … Continue reading

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Folklore Urbano Quintet – July 22, 2016

Folklore Urbano Quintet  -  Pierson Park  -  July 22, 2016 Ringleader Mayor leads the combo through various genres of Columbian music, folk and otherwise.  There are various conformations of the group, here a quintet; in other settings, up to twelve … Continue reading

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MSM Jazz Arts Combos – December 10

Jazz Arts Combos  -  Manhattan School of Music  -  December 10 The exact designation of these student groups is lacking, as there were neither a written program nor clear formal introductions.  So all I can say is that the two … Continue reading

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Gilad Hekselman – November 6, 2015

Gilad Hekselman  -  Bronx Museum of the Arts  – November 6, 2015 Two consecutive concerts of jazz guitar trios, and they both featured Scott Colley on bass.  So I skipped sketching him here (check the post of Oct 18 for … Continue reading

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Julian Lage – October 18, 2015

Julian Lage  -  Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library  -  October 18, 2015 Lage is one of a slew of young jazz guitarists that are the next generation to carry that torch.  I’m not always sure I’m going to like what comes … Continue reading

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Houston Person – August 19, 2015

Houston Person  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 19, 2015 You get no surprises with Person, but you know there will be a solid straight ahead approach digging into the jazz standards book, ballads alternating with uptempo jauntiness.  It’s a worthy … Continue reading

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Allan Harris – August 14, 2015

Allan Harris  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 14, 2015 Harris is another up-and-coming (on my radar screen, at least) male heartthrob jazz vocalist.  He had all the deep resonant chops and a nice variety of repertoire, including some originals, … Continue reading

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Roy Ayers – August 12, 2015

Roy Ayers  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 12, 2015 Ayers has had a two-stage career, initially as a jazz vibes player who rose to prominence in the 1970′s.  Some of his licks have been sampled and gained placement in … Continue reading

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