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Ellis Marsalis & Sons And Sonny Rollins Bring Two Incredible Nights Of Jazz To T

ELLIS MARSALIS & SONS BRANFORD, WYNTON, DELFEAYO AND JASON

Play Verizon Hall SUNDAY, MARCH 2

The Kimmel Center One of Only Five U.S. Stops on Exclusive Tour

SONNY ROLLINS Makes Kimmel Center Debut FRIDAY, MARCH 7

PHILADELPHIA–An incredible week of jazz comes to The Kimmel Center this March when Ellis Marsalis and Sons perform in Verizon Hall on Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and the great Sonny Rollins makes his Kimmel Center debut on Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

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Shota Osabe Debuts At #33

SHOTA OSABE DEBUTS AT #33

For Immediate Release

News Story by: Roc Armani, UrbanZone Productions

The song “Can’t Leave Here Again,” performed by the Shota Osabe Trio, features Shota Osabe on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Harold Brown on drums. It debuted at #33 on www.soundclick.com’s Top 85 Smooth Jazz chart and has moved up to #20.

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Tony Adamo CD Review

Tony Adamo is a gifted jazz vocalist/songwriter, and his new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE, is a big winner in the smooth jazz and jazz vocals category. A wide listening audience of the jazz community will find these collections of original material both entertaining and enjoyable.

Tony Adamo has a fine singing voice, and at times, he sounds like British singer, David Bowie. Tony Adamo is the David Bowie of the smooth jazz set, and Adamo has quite the unique voice.

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Johnny Pennino — Ladies and Gentlemen ; Mr. Johnny Pennino

— by Joe Curtis —

From the beginning to the ever lovin’ end, Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Johnny Pennino, is a pure joy to listen to. Man, what a sax player Mr. Johnny Pennino is!!! Incomparabe!!! He’s the kind of guy other sax players compare themselves to .. and look up to — without a doubt! Hailing from New Orleans, the Jazz Capitol of the World, Johnny grew up among the best musicians in the world, and is one of them. How can he not be, when he has inborn talent; as well as indelible musical influences like Louis Prima, Sam Butera’s immortal sax virtuosity, Al Hirt’s trumpet beauty, and Boots Randolf’s sax excellence to grow from. Tin ears would fair well in that kind of musical environment.

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Progressive Jazz shakes up crowd at Strange Fruit

Visiting maestro follows up master class with free concert

Ramsay Short

Daily Star staff

The last time Alex Wilson was in Lebanon he was stuck in a hotel band playing piano at a club in Kaslik. Contracted for three months, the experience was so bad he left after just one.

“The management of that place was terrible, we were stuck in a hotel on a hill, couldn’t really move around, everything that could go wrong went wrong,” he says.

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Johnny Pennino — Ladies and Gentlemen ; Mr. Johnny Pennino

— by Joe Curtis —

From the beginning to the ever lovin’ end, Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Johnny Pennino, is a pure joy to listen to. Man, what a sax player Mr. Johnny Pennino is!!! Incomparabe!!! He’s the kind of guy other sax players compare themselves to .. and look up to — without a doubt! Hailing from New Orleans, the Jazz Capitol of the World, Johnny grew up among the best musicians in the world, and is one of them. How can he not be, when he has inborn talent; as well as indelible musical influences like Louis Prima, Sam Butera’s immortal sax virtuosity, Al Hirt’s trumpet beauty, and Boots Randolf’s sax excellence to grow from. Tin ears would fair well in that kind of musical environment.

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