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Music of the Americas: Etienne Charles’ San Jose Suite

By John Stevenson Through his critically acclaimed recordings Culture Shock, Folklore, Kaiso, Creole Soul, and Creole Christmas, Trinidadian trumpeter, percussionist, composer, arranger and professor of music, Etienne Charles, has musically documented the myriad aspects of the African Diaspora experience. He has concentrated on his native Trinidad, the French Caribbean islands, and …

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Maverick Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Creates Buzz With Major New Release, “Sinking Houseboat Confusion”

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award–winning compositions on saxophone, flute, clarinet, and oboe. The Daniel Bennett Group plays quirky Modern Jazz, fused with elements of Surf Rock and Avant-Pop. The Boston Globe describes Bennett’s music as “a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism.”  The …

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ARC Label New Releases

Album Notes  – Alchemy Sound Project‘s release Further Explorations presents innovative compositions and virtuoso performances by five jazz composer-performers, each a highly advanced improviser in their own right. The synergy of this collective, enhanced by two guest performers, produces music that is fascinating, raw and honest. – While the group’s configuration and …

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ACO’s Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute Readings

Free (RSVP encouraged) Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:30pm Miller Theatre at Columbia University 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street), MC 1801 New York, NY 10027 RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-jazz-composer-orchestra-institute-reading-tickets-20817506723 Music Director George Manahan leads the American Composers Orchestra in new works by seven composers from the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute: Jonathan Finlayson (b. 1982), …

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