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Happy Birthday Frank Sinatra, but Let’s Not Forget Joe Williams!!!

Today, December 12, is the centennial of Frank Sinatra’s birth. It’s hard to miss, my social media is overrun with #FrankSinatra posts, and thereย have been innumerable TV specials commemorating the special day, not limited to the #Sinatra100 Special which included … Continue reading

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“Change Partners” CD Release Party & Dedication to Frank Wess

Thanks to everyone who came to Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola last week to celebrate the release of my new album, ‘Change Partners‘. It was so nice to see so many friendly faces in the audience; I am so flattered that … Continue reading

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My Time with Clark Terry: The Clark Terry Institute of Jazz Studies

I first met Clark Terry when I was 6 months old. I met him because my father, Stephen Fulton, and he had been friends since the late 1970’s. It would take me a long time to understand he was famous, … Continue reading

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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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