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Mark Murphy

Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music.

Mark Murphy at Birdland -- Heavenly Creature

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

I rarely review people I interview (and know personally), but with Mark Murphy, breaking the rules is the name of the game. I did not know what to e...

First Nighter: Kurt Elling Fools Around With Time at Birdland

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Whenever I hear Kurt Elling, I'm reminded of firsts, the shock of the suddenly and compellingly new. His approach to a song is all that -- previously unexplored, unfamiliar.

Jazzy Mandarin & The Gate's Wide Open: Conversations With Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

What happens when your elegant entertainer goes off script and speaks mandarin directly to a Chinese delegation in the White House?