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What’s on Your Playlist: Tim Hagans

January 9, 2012

Grammy-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans is one of the more unique and influential modern voices in jazz. Hagans’ latest album, The Moon is Waiting (Palmetto Records), features his quartet performing all original compositions by Hagans.

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What’s on Your Playlist? Terri Lyne Carrington

December 1, 2011

Acclaimed drummer, producer, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington has been an in-demand artist and musical collaborator for nearly three decades.

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What’s on Your Playlist? Oscar Perez

September 20, 2011

A look at what Pianist/composer/educator Oscar Perez is listening to…

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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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