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Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra – November 11, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra  - Neidorff-Karpati Hall – November 11, 2016 This was the final concert presentation at MSM for program leader Justin DiCioccio (although the following Monday the Orch will be playing the same program at Dizzy’s … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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José James – June 12, 2015

José James  -  Prospect Park  -  June 12, 2015 Our attendance at this concert was partly nudged along by Jake.  He knows he has to be careful about what he touts to me, and exercises appropriate restraint (especially if I … Continue reading

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Bertha Hope – October 26, 2014

Bertha Hope  -  Morris High School  -  October 26, 2014 Here’s someone who was totally not on my radar screen at all; Hope was married to a minor NYC player, Elmo Hope, also a pianist.  For a while they shared … 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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