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Jazz Concert Review

Can Ron Blake Retake Jazz's 21st Century Groove With Millennials?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Listening to them is like sipping a 1961 Château Latour, or watching Phil Jackson dominate a basketball game by owning the pace on the court.

John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet Play the Music of September at the Firehouse 12

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Hollenbeck's vision of September is one of hope and creativity. He has a unique mind that can envision sounds from various real life situations and compose them into accurate statements of the human condition.

Chick Corea and the Vigil Light Up the Night at Stamford's Columbus Park

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Corea is a world-class pianist and keyboard artist whose presence has been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz scene for nearly half a century.

Turning the Age of 50 the Trumpeter Dave Douglas Takes his Music to the 50 States

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

To many, Douglas represents the epitome of the independent artist, who despite the difficulties of a shrinking music industry, has managed to find his niche and flourish doing it his way.

An Intimate Duet: Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner at the Carnegie Room, Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 05.19.2013 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Lovano is a big, burly man, bearded and jovial with a personality that emanates warmth. His predominant instrument is the tenor saxophone and he dominates his horn with a virtuosity and authority that few other present day players possess.

Contemporary Bassist & Composer Ben Allison Plays Carnegie Hall

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Often inspired by the music and events of his times, Allison's witty deconstruction of popular songs is one of his most engaging attributes and has let him cross over into a wider audience than is generally afforded most jazz artists.