Tag Archives: Jazzmobile

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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Jimmy Owens – August 27, 2014

Jimmy Owens  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 27, 2014 Owens is the latest NEA Jazz Master notch in my belt, and I’m contemplating a print series of ‘em.  His main instrument was the flugelhorn, and he was surrounded by additional … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath Band – August 20, 2014

Jimmy Heath Band -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 20, 2014 Well I’ve finally gotten to the point where I’m sketching sidemen instead of the leader (I have sketched Heath four times already over the years), and I don’t know the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath – August 31, 2011

Jimmy Heath  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 31, 2011 Heath is a true national treasure, still blazing along into his 80′s.   He has arguably lived through more jazz history than anyone else still performing, and has played with all of … Continue reading

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Jazzmobile Tribute to Billy Taylor – July 28, 2011

Jazzmobile Tribute to Billy Taylor -  Lincoln Center Damrosch Park  -  July 28, 2011 Dr. Billy Taylor was very much in the thick of jazz education, and was a guiding force in originating and sustaining Jazzmobile, for which I owe … Continue reading

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Charlie Parker Festival – August 28, 2010

Charlie Parker Festival      –       Marcus Garvey Park        –         August 28, 2010 The usual superiorly-situated amphitheatre in Garvey Park was closed for repair, so the Charlie Parker Festival was moved to a flat area of the lower portion … Continue reading

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