April 14, 2018

Well … That turned out to be a blast! I’m talking about the 35th annual Pensacola JazzFest. Saturday, the rain stopped our early bands: Random Middle School Jazz Band, Tate High School Jazz Band, Tate High Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Northwest Florida State College Jazz Ensemble. If you get a chance to hear these[…]

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April 13, 2018

Monika Herzig’s SHEROES Monika Herzig, bandleader and pianist Whaling City Sound This is my second opportunity to review academician, bandleader and pianist Monika Herzig’s group of international women jazz all-stars. So, I’m already among the converted. So the reader may appreciate the concept and make-up of the group, perhaps introductions are in order. Ms. Herzig[…]

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April 12, 2018

Allan Vache’; It Might As Well Be Swing Arbors Records, ARCD 19461 Here’s a CD which should appeal to clarinet and swing enthusiasts. As the title suggests all ten songs are familiar swing tunes. And there’s a special surprise in that Allan Vache’ brings in his wife Vanessa and a third clarinetist, Erin Davis-Guiles, on[…]

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