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21 Jul Gustavo Cortiñas Snapshot

Downbeat Magazine: “Cortiñas' music is uplifting, robust, melodic, and gets your body moving; it's an exciting blend of the artist's musical influences from jazz and Latin America, including his native Mexico" Here are three of the Ensemble's official videos: Dialectics of Freedom (studio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5_QXp_SGM Ubermensch (live at the Jazz Showcase) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ1_CUXPzoY Arete...

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20 Jul Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS Quintet

Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS quintet explodes across the soundscape, taking audiences on a lyrical epic, connecting two continents and two quintessential traditions: American Jazz and West African rhythms. Their performances are a whirlwind of dynamic energy leaving listeners hanging on every pulse-pounding note. Jazz aficionados and novices alike will be spellbound after hearing...

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20 Jun Walter Cano and VOWELS:

Trumpet player Walter Cano was born with music already running through his veins. Growing up in Seattle a first-generation American of Peruvian descent, his love for rhythm was shaped early by the festive Afro-Peruvian festejo and landó that permeated his home and the colorful jazz...

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30 May Markus Howell Quintet

Markus Howell is a performer, composer, and educator from Deerfield Beach, Florida. As a graduate of Michigan State University, Markus has had the opportunity to perform with guest artists such as Christian McBride, Jimmy Cobb, Peter Bernstein, Kenny Barron, and Louis Hayes. Along with the...

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23 May Trunino Lowe Quintet

Trunino is one of the young promising upcoming trumpet players. Born & raised in Detroit where he found his love for Music. Always a guaranteed good time when he's in the house. Trunino Lowe - Trumpet Vincent Chandler - Trombone Alexis Lombre - Piano Jonathon Muir-Cotton - Bass Louis Jones...

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10 May Dan Pugach Nonet

Dan Pugach Nonet CD Release of "Plus One" Dan Pugach is a Brooklyn-based, two-time ASCAP Jazz Composer Award-winning drummer/arranger. Dan has worked with Ingrid Jensen, Rosa Passos, Airto Moreira, Gregoire Maret, Billy Drews, Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Bergeron, Sloan and Lucy Wainwright, and Dave Stryker, among others....

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08 May Becoming Quintet

“Becoming” is an exciting new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (Trumpet), Markus Howell (Sax), Luther Allison (Piano), Liany Mateo (Bass), and Zach Adleman (Drums.) They will be debuting an exiting program of original compositions and arrangements penned by each of the five members of the band....

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04 May The James Hughes/Jimmy Smith Quartet

Modern jazz setting with a Detroit edge. Their music has personality, is impressionistic and swings. They have ample space for solos, surrounded by fresh, intricate melodies. The band draws on travels and experiences for inspiration and try to tell stories through instrumental music....

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24 Apr Alexis Lombre

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The recent release of her debut...

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22 Apr Caroline Davis

From Caroline Davis's "Heart Tonic" (3/23/18) on Sunnyside Records. For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New York...

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