Tag Archives: influences

Is Jazz Losing Its Foothold In the Big Apple?

New York City is great. It’s full of culture, opportunities, and life. It’s a place that will test your resolve, test your wallet, and test your peace of mind. It’s where Jazz musicians have been coming to hone their craft … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Jay McShann & the Kansas City Sound

There are some Jazz musicians who are not fully represented by their recordings alone. These musicians have qualities when you see them live that cannot be transferred to a recorded medium. I don’t mean that they have an engaging stage … Continue reading

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Listening to Music…My Favorite Albums….

In honor of #ThrowbackThursday I want to share with you the 10 records that most influenced my playing (in no particular order). I’ve linked each title to the album on Amazon for convenience. 1) Erroll Garner  “The Original Misty” : I’ve … Continue reading

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Happiness from Teaching / the Litchfield Jazz Camp Experience

As summertime approaches I can’t help but being excited about my summer schedule. I have a few trips to Europe planned (Ascona Jazz Fest in Switzerland and the Edingburgh Jazz Fest in Scotland among others), a trip to see my … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Dinah Washington

Last week for #MusicMonday I wrote about one of my favorite pianists, Erroll Garner, and today I thought I would tell you about my main vocal influence: Dinah Washington. People love to tell me who I sound like, who they “hear” … Continue reading

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