Review: Pianist Benny Green delivers sheer jazz joy

Rich Schenin | San Jose Mercury News | June 25, 2013 Review: Pianist Benny Green delivers sheer jazz joy http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_23536087/review-pianist-benny-green-delivers-sheer-jazz-joy Art Blakey and Betty Carter knew what good is. They hired pianist Benny Green for their bands when he was practically still a kid, and he’s remained one of jazz’s most joyful players. On Monday [...]

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Catherine Russell: The One Singer You Need to Hear Now

by Joan K. Smith | Huffinton Post | May 20, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joan-k-smith/post_4750_b_3287673.html If you don’t know of singer Catherine Russell yet, you are missing out on a legend hiding in plain sight. With an astonishingly rich, multi-faceted voice that can swing, lilt, belt, and sweetly croon with equal ease, this gifted vocalist has long been [...]

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The Gypsy: Cyrille Aimée

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Good Times Weekly French-born jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée lives for musical freedom and improvisation Cyrille Aimée is a musical gypsy. Her sound incorporates elements of Latin American, American, Brazilian and other styles of jazz, she has recorded albums as a duet with Diego Figueiredo, she currently performs with the Surreal [...]

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Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band Celebrates its 15th Year

Kuumbwa Jazz Honor Band Celebrates its 15th Year Fifteen years ago, Kuumbwa Jazz set out to take the Summer Jazz Camp program to the next level by recruiting the region’s finest young musicians to create an all-star ensemble. Every year since, a talented group of teenagers has studied, rehearsed and performed jazz together though the [...]

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Jazz Notes May/June 2013

JAZZ NOTES MAY/JUNE 2013 Register Now for Jazz Camp! Registration is underway for Kuumbwa’s Annual Summer Jazz Camp, June 17 – 27 at Cabrillo College! Camp is open to students entering grades 8-12 in the fall. Students will meet new friends while focusing on live performance, basic improvisation, theory, soloing concepts and phrasing along with [...]

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