October 9, 2017

Alma Micic: That Old Feeling Whaling City Sound This is the fourth CD by vocalist Alma Micic. She is supported by guitarist and husband Rale Micic, bassist Corcoran Holt, drummer Jonathan Blake and vibraphonist Tom Beckham. Micic has a clear, pleasing voice—reminds me of a composite between Blossom Dearie and June Christy. There are nine[…]

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September 29, 2017

Embracing young jazz musicians Why don’t we have a pool of young high school and college students at the monthly Jazz Jams? Reasons: Too busy? Can’t drive? Didn’t know about it? Location? Didn’t get a warm welcome feeling from other musicians? Crushed by a bad vibe? Bad vibe: When a young player – feeling uncomfortable[…]

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September 24, 2017

Nestor Torres Jazz Flute Traditions Alfi Records Jazz flautist Nestor Torres and his small group do a fine job of celebrating jazz flute by performing eleven numbers in concert sponsored by WDNA-FM, Coral Gables.  Torres is supported by pianist Silvano Monasterios, bassist Jamie Ousley, drummer Michael Piolet and percussionist Jose Gregorio Hernandez.  Sitting in for[…]

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