Gordon Goodwin

April 18, 2011

Gordon Goodwin shares 10 tunes off his must-have playlist

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Gordon Goodwin

March 23, 2011

If Gordon Goodwin never wrote, performed, or arranged music again, he’d already have made his mark. As a successful Hollywood composer, Goodwin has racked up eleven Grammy nominations (winning an award in 2006 for his Instrumental Arrangement of “Incredits” from the film, “The Incredibles”) and three Emmy Awards. As a performer (keyboards, woodwinds) he’s collaborated […]

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Jason Robinson

January 16, 2011

An assistant professor of Music at Amherst College, critically acclaimed saxophonist and composer Jason Robinson has just released three concurrent albums showcasing an enormous breadth of creative work: The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform), featuring a New York-based ensemble that includes Drew Gress, Liberty Ellman, George Schuller, Marty Ehrlich and Rudresh Mahanthappa; Cerulean Landscape (Clean […]

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Leslie Pintchik

November 19, 2010

NYC-based pianist and composer Leslie Pintchik got a late start in music; prior to becoming a jazz musician, she taught English literature (as a teaching assistant) at Columbia University. Early in her music career, she surfaced on the Manhattan scene in a trio with legendary bassist Red Mitchell at Bradley’s. Pintchik’s debut CD, So Glad […]

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Amina Figarova

September 24, 2010

Amina Figarova has been earning recognition not only as a captivating pianist, but also as, “among the most important composers to come into jazz in the new millennium” (Thomas Conrad, JazzTimes). A native of Baku, Azerbijan, Figarova studied classical piano before switching to jazz after a 1988 trip to the Moscow Jazz Festival. She then […]

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Jeff Lorber

July 9, 2010

A key figure in fusion and contemporary jazz for over 30 years, keyboardist/composer Jeff Lorber draws upon his background in RB, rock, and other idioms to create a musical voice that’s distinctly his own. With the Jeff Lorber Fusion, he toured the world in the ’80s and scored a Best RB Instrumental Grammy nomination for […]

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Ali Jackson

March 24, 2010

A prodigious talent since childhood, Ali Jackson is one of jazz’s premier drummers, as well as a leading advocate of jazz/music education. A long list of credits includes performances and recordings with the likes of Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redmond, and many others. Currently the drummer for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, […]

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Najee

December 9, 2009

Among the more commercially successful instrumentalists of the past two-plus decades, saxophonist/flautist Najee consistently connects with both jazz and RB aficionados his crossover appeal has led some to dub him the “innovator of urban jazz.” Najee’s broad appeal as a player also when considering the artists whom he has recorded or performed with: Prince, Larry […]

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Wayne Wallace

October 28, 2009

Collaborations with the likes of Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, Sonny Rollins, John Lee Hooker, and Tito Puente, among many others, have established trombonist, composer/arranger, and producer Wayne Wallace as a powerful force in the world of jazz and beyond. Recipient of a NEA grant for jazz composition and frequently singled out in critics’ and readers’ […]

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Seth Abramson

September 14, 2009

As artistic director of Jazz Standard, Seth Abramson has played an instrumental role in shaping one of the most successful and beloved clubs in New York City. His creativity in booking offers guests an eclectic mix of both established and emerging jazz artists in addition to blues, world, and RB musicians. In addition, Abramson serves […]

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