May 19, 2017

DEAR BLOSSOM: A Tribute to Blossom Dearie Nicki Parrott, vocals and string bass Arbors Records, ARCD 19453 This Arbors CD is vocalist/string bassist Nicki Parrott’s interpretation of songs associated with late vocalist/pianist Blossom Dearie. It’s interesting to compare and contrast these two talented vocalist-instrumentalists. They both have unique, clear vocal delivery and subtle tones. Both[…]

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May 19, 2017

WINDMILLS Monika Ryan, Vocalist This CD is a product by busy and talented vocalist Monika Ryan. She chose the songs as a tribute to the talented songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman. She is accompanied by Aretha Franklin keyboardist Nick Rolfe; David O’Rourke, guitar; Rene Hart, bass; Alvester Garnett, drums. There are also incidental performances by[…]

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April 24, 2017

Applications for food vendors and arts & crafts exhibitors for JazzFest 2018 are now available for download from the JazzPensacola.com website. JazzFest 2018 will be Saturday and Sunday, April 7-8, in historic Seville Square in downtown Pensacola. Note to Food Vendors: A limited number of food vendor spots are available for this popular spring event, and selection[…]

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March 11, 2017

Girl Singer By Mick Carlon Leapfrog Press © 2015 pp. 164 paperback This is the third novel in the jazzseries for juveniles. The reader follows a 19 year old African-American girl singer.In this fictional account, she meets real-life characters such as bandleader William “Count” Basie, Lester ” Pres” Young, drummer Jo Jones vocalists Billie Holiday[…]

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March 11, 2017

Anders Bergcrantz: Soulfully Yours Vanguard Music Boulevard Malmo, Sweden www.vanguardmusicboulevard.com Anders Bergcrantz is a prize-winning Swedishtrumpeter/composer. He has just released this recording of seven compositions, six of which are his originals and the seventh is composition of his wife, an internationally acclaimed composer, Anna-Lena Laurin. There are varying personnel on these seven numbers, some with[…]

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March 11, 2017

Rebecca Kilgore and Bernd Lhotzky: This and That Arbors Records: ARCD 19455 Recorded April 25-27, 2016 Munich, Germany Here’s a professionally performed CD—just vocal and piano with 15 tunes by Gershwin, Ellington, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern and others. What makes it special is the pairing of Rebecca Kilgore with German pianist Bernd Lhotzky. Many readers[…]

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