An interesting partnership this summer between a music venue and a private school has resulted in a summer jazz program for tween and teen jazz musicians.
Howard Berkson, owner of the food and music club Anthology here in San Diego, got the idea last year for a jazz institute and, with the help of San Diego trumpeter and educator Derek Cannon, put together a great music faculty, outlined a curriculum and set up a whole jazz program. Local top-shelf musicians were enlisted as the teaching staff, most or all of whom are music educators as well. I’m talking about — in addition to Cannon — Mike Holguin, Justin and Melonie Grinnell, Danny Green, Steve and Ella Steinberg, Andy Geib and Tommy Collins. In addition to these instrumentalists, Melonie Grinnell and Leonard Patton took charge of the two jazz singing groups.
Nominees...Claudia is playing them on The Jazz Ride Home!
Artist of the Year
The Silent Comedy
Best Jazz Album
Gregory Page - Shine Shine Shine
Ian Tordella- Tragic Comedy
Leonard Patton- Expressions
Montalban Quintet- Self Titled
Nena Anderson- Beyond The Lights
Kevyn Lettau- Drawn to You
Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann Quartet- Turn Signal
Teagan Taylor- Wonderland
Brian Bromberg (beware of the instant-on music, can't find the MUTE button!): prolific bassist has 2 New disc out right now, so we'll be dipping into both "Compared To That" and "In The Spirit of Jobim" and chatting with Brian LIVE on the ringer.
Michael Oletta reminds us: "... Bromberg's SD connection at Elarios Jazz club/ restaurant in the late 70's early 80's. He played with Joe marillo several night a week!"
2012-08-13 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New Jazz Music being made including original compositions (Marquis Hill, Fast Citizens), covers of Lennon tunes (Ochipinti), Brazilian (Ben-Hur / Debriano collab), vocals (Sylvia Brooks), progressive large ensemble (Josh Berman), Organ Monk (YEA!)...and an appearance by San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos (Donald Vega).
San Diego Music Awards begin right at 6PM tonight, so we'll be monitoring to see if the Jazz awards get announced before TNJT is done.
Lots of great New Jazz Music being made including original compositions (Marquis Hill, Fast Citizens), covers of Lennon tunes (Ochipinti), Brazilian (Ben-Hur / Debriano collab), vocals (Sylvia Brooks), progressive large ensemble (Josh Berman), Organ Monk (YEA!)...and an appearance by San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos (Donald Vega). The complete list after the split.
HUGE list of New Jazz Things in the 2012-08-06 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library, including big names like the Brubeck Brothers, Randy Crawford and Joe Sample (with a "Street Life" redo), Dr. Lonnie Smith and Joey D doing their swingingly creative organ things, along with San Diegans (YEA!) with The New from Sue Palmer, Diane Moser, and 7/30/12 TNJT guest Red Fox Tails...along with LOTS MORE NEW! And Marcus Rosario will be sitting in on The New Jazz Thing to spin it all (or as much as can be squeeeeezed into 2 hours), Monday, August 6, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Felipe Benevides-guitar and Jay Reilly-acoustic bass of local band The Red Fox Tails will be in studio at 7:20 PM PT chatting about their new disc "Aloha" and a date at Bar Pink on Tuesday, July 31.
2012-07-30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: New discs this week from some Old hands in the Jazz scene, including John Abercrombie, Marcus Miller, and Avery Sharpe, a double disc from trumpet searcher Christian Scott, the second New Brian Bromberg disc in 2 months, and lots more!
Adding some New discs this week from some Old hands in the Jazz scene, including John Abercrombie, Marcus Miller, and Avery Sharpe, a double disc from trumpet searcher Christian Scott, the second New Brian Bromberg disc in 2 months, and lots more (complete list after the split)! Check out the debut of the New and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Here's a taste of the "In The Spirit of Jobim" disc from bassist Brian Bromberg..
Wide variety of ensembles this week in the adds to the New section of the Jazz 88 Music Library, including sax/piano duet (Clatworthy/Coleman), clarinet/piano duet (Daniel McBreaty), Jazz Harp, groovy contemporary electric Jazz guitar, solo piano, Latin Jazz from an All-Star band (Rodriquez, Woodard, Matos), and much MORE! Tune in to hear it debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 23, 2012 6-8 PM PT. Full list after the split...
Vocalist Sara Gazarek chats LIVE about her new 2012 release "Blossom and Bee", her July 26, 2012 performance at Anthology SD, and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 23, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Just to tempt you...hehe...Dan Bilawsky in AllAboutJazz.com says: "While it's a bit clichéd to say that a collection of songs can make you fall in love with a singer, the shoe fits here. Gazarek balances fancy free notions, effervescence, carefree whims, fragile emotions, precocious pondering and humor in her work, making this a highly attractive outing as a whole." Not bad ;)
Among all the great New Jazz Music we'll be debuting on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, July 16, 2012, Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli will be chatting with us in Hour 2 of The New about is New release "Double Exposure" and a July 22, 2012 appearance at the Grand Del Mar. We'll also take a look at the Jazzweek.com Jazz Charts, the Hot Hits on the Jazz 88 Speakeasy, and More! Details after the split...
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