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Drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr. To Lead “All Sides Of Ella” With Friends At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola In New York City

Grammy-Award winning drummer and musical director Ulysses Owens, Jr., will return to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola from April 28-30 to take part in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Ella Fitzgerald Festival. He will lead a notable ensemble consisting of pianist Allyn Johnson, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, and bassist Alex Claffy, with featured vocalists Brianna …

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On April 7, Visionary Avant-Garde Composer JOE GARRISON Returns with “THE PEOPLE UPSTAIRS”

San Diego, CA: As a 25-year veteran of pushing the boundaries of modern composition, prolific musician Joe Garrison is getting set to introduce his most adventurous project yet.   Releasing April 7, The People Upstairs is the follow-up to 2013’s Veranda, which the San Diego Troubadour favorably compared to the ground-breaking work of Oliver Nelson while also landing in …

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Legendary composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith presents the CREATE Festival, April 8 & 9, 2017 at Firehouse 12 in New Haven, CT

“Smith uses his magisterial instrumental voice, his inspirational leadership and his command of classical, jazz and blues forms to remind us of what has gone down and what’s still happening.” —Bill Meyer, DownBeat’s 80 Coolest Things in Jazz Today “A trumpeter and composer of penetrating insight.”– Nate Chinen, The New …

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