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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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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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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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Cecile McLorin Salvant – August 24, 2013

Cecile McLorin Salvant  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 24, 2013 This was day 2 of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, so it was a bit of a tossup how I would title it, but Cecile was the real draw … Continue reading

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Ethos Percussion Group – March 23, 2012

Ethos Percussion Group – Skinner Hall, Vassar College – March 23, 2012 Three of the five works performed by Ethos were commissioned for them, so they were a custom fit, not likely to be heard elsewhere.  “Ziggurat (interior)” by John … Continue reading

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Bridge Records 30th Anniversary – October 20, 2011

Bridge Records 30th Anniversary  -  Bruno Walter Auditorium  -  October 20, 2011 Bridge Records is an independent label that started out small and quirky, and has kept going without losing its quirky charm.  The main emphasis is new music (in … Continue reading

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Ensemble ACJW

Ensemble ACJW  -  Pregones Theatre  -  March 2, 2011 Once again a (South Bronx) venue new to me, once again the Weill Music Institute’s Neighborhood Concert series provides excellent entertainment in a groovy setting.  It was a last minute decision … Continue reading

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