Caribbean Jazz by The Pedrito Martinez Trio

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , On Stage , Reviews

If you like Caribbean Jazz, with lots of percussion, then you might want to check out The Pedrito Martinez Trio (Pedrito Martinez on percussion, Axel Tosca on piano, and John Benites on bass.)

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Legendary Drummer in NYC

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events

CHICO HAMILTON CONTINUES MONTHLY CONCERT SERIES AT NEW YORK CITY’S DROM Sundays this Spring on April 15th and 20th WHAT: NEA JAZZ MASTER CHICO HAMILTON @ DROM As evidenced on his latest recording Revelation (Joyous Shout!), 90 year-old drummer/leader Forestorn “Chico” Hamilton is still creating vivid, positive, uplifting, and relevant music. Saluted by the Kennedy Center as a “Living Jazz Legend”, and appointed to the President’s Council on the Arts, this NEA Jazz Master is considered one of the most important living jazz artists and composers. DROM presents EUPHORIC – […]

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Mike Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra on Governors Island

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Events , Music , Reviews

Mike Arenella and the Dreamland Orchestra on Governors Island for a hot balmy day of 1920s revival fun. We stepped off the ferry after a ten minute ride off the southern tip of Manhattan.

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Karen Blixt; Spin This

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

Karen Blixt; Spin This is a terrific record. From the percussion and bass reed version of the Monk/Ferro song It’s Over Now (Well, You Needn’t) and her groove enriched version of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic My Favorite Things, to the sultry delivery of the Arnold/Walter classic You Don’t Know me, San Francisco jazz scene favorite Karen Blixt delivers a delightfully entertaining and powerful piece of work with her debut CD Spin This. Together with producer Frank Martin and a who’s who cast of musicians, Spin This brings new life to […]

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Harri Stojka; A Tribute To Swing

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

If you’re a fan of guitar and classic swing music, then the new CD by Harri Stojka is just what your looking for. Though a few of the songs seem a little redundant, “A Tribute To Swing” highlights Harri’s effortless mastery of the instrument, and exuberant love for it, in a winning combination. This is not a piece of work recorded; but rather a moment of artistic inspiration captured. His play is fast and furious, yet light and nimble: a cascade of complicated melodies over the backdrop of simple rhythmic […]

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