Archive for September 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2012 Pensacola JazzFest Poster Competition

The Jazz Society of Pensacola is seeking entries for the poster competition for the 29th annual free Pensacola JazzFest to be held on April 14-15, 2012 in historic Seville Square. We are seeking original poster artwork which will be printed in full color on high quality poster stock and sold […]

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CD Review: Lab 2011 by the University of North Texas (UNT) One O’Clock Lab Band

Lab 2011 by the University of North Texas (UNT) One O’Clock Lab Band, Directed by Steve Wiest Review by Roger Villines Way back when I was a senior in high school and lead trumpeter in our high school stage band, I remember going over to a trombonist friend’s house to […]

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CD Review: The David Leonhardt Jazz Group Plays Cole Porter

Pianist/jazz educator David Leonhardt and group have recorded an all Cole Porter album with their own distinctive styling.  The group includes saxophonist Larry McKenna, a seventy-one year old artist from the Philadelphia area; bassist Matthew Parrish, drummer Paul Wells and young up-and-coming vocalist Nancy Reed. Leonhardt has over thirty recordings […]

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CD Review: Echoes of Swing, Message from Mars

Echoes of Swing is the name of an international musical group consisting of alto saxophonist Chris Hopkins, an American living in Germany; trumpeter/vocalist Colin Dawson, a Brit;  pianist Bernd Lhotzky a German with a French background, or is it vice-versa; and drummer  Oliver Mewes a native of Germany. Personal note:  […]

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CD Review: Falkner Evans, Point of the Moon

Pianist Falkner Evans’ second CD, Point of the Moon, features his regular trio with bassist Belden Bullock and drummer Matt Wilson.  He adds tenor saxophonist and trumpeter Ron Horton. Seven of the nine tracks here are originals by Evans.  O Grande Amor and While We’re Young are, of course, jazz […]

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