Sarah E. Charles w Manner Effect - Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI
Carlos Abadie Quintet - Smalls, New York, NY
Zaccai Curtis w Donald Harrison - Chicago Jazz Festival
Nick Roseboro - Festival of New Trumpet Music, New York, NY
Sly 5th Ave "Akuma" - CD Release" - Truth Revolution Records
Reinaldo De Jesus w Miguel Zenon - Jazz Standard, New York, NY
Nick Roseboro - Passageway @ 9PM, Smoke Jazz, New York, NY
Reinaldo De Jesus w Miguel Zenon - Jazz Showcase, Chicago, IL
Dec 08, 2013.
Long time Jazz Advocate/ Writer for the Hartford Courant, Owen McNally. Known for his writings, "Riffs: Jazz Notes" Among his many great articles he has written about: The Curtis Brothers, Kris Allen, Albert Rivera, The Pork Pie Hat Series and many more.
Owen McNally Writes...
“Although my long-running jazz column has been canceled by The Courant as part of the paper’s changes in its Thursday presentation, I’m at this moment beginning a new regional jazz column for WNPR on its website, www.wnpr.org.
The new column begins Wednesday, Dec. 4, and is called Jazz Corridor." It will run every week focusing on and presenting different perspectives on upcoming jazz and jazz-related events occurring in WNPR’s wide-ranging listenership region, which covers all of Connecticut and reaches into sections of Massachusetts and New York.
Every Wednesday, a new column will be posted on WNPR’s website. Jazz Corridor will focus on performances and news and views of special interest to WNPR listeners and readers throughout the region. I’m absolutely delighted to be able to continue writing a weekly jazz column for WNPR as part of its diversified digital content. Besides this exciting new venture, I’ve been told by The Courant, which I’ve been quite happily associated with as an editor and writer for many years, that I can continue to contribute feature stories on jazz and other topics to the paper’s Sunday arts and life-style sections.
Please share this news with your jazz audience. I hope they will check out Jazz Corridor on WNPR’s website. Information on upcoming jazz events can be sent to me directly at email@example.com.”
Aug 08, 2013.
•Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye
• Igmar Thomas and the Cypher
• Carlos Abadie
• Ed Fast's Conga Bop
•Tony Gonzalez Youth Percussion Ensemble
Saturday August 24th
Polish National Home 1-6PM
Aug 08, 2013.
by Felix Contreras
It is not easy to play both jazz drum set and Afro-Caribbean percussion. Lots of drummers do it, but few have mastered it in a way that makes their sound in either style unmistakable from the first beat.
The music community lost one of those true innovators Wednesday with the death of percussionist Steve Berrios in New York at age 68. Berrios could move seamlessly from jazz to Afro-Cuban rhythms in a way that perfectly reflected his bicultural roots.
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Aug 08, 2013.
May 08, 2013.
Please join us as we celebrate the long awaited "Circle House" CD release of Alto player & Jackie McLean Hartt School of music grad. Kris Allen.
Graduation from Hartt saw Allen moving to New York (with a detour to Tokyo) and diving into a thriving performing career. He began a long association with Kendrick Oliverʼs New Life Orchestra, and played regularly with the Curtis Brothers and Insight, as well as with vocalist Shawnn Monteiro. He also fronted several different groups of his own, and began to develop a mature voice as a composer and bandleader.