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Archive for March, 2011

31
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Lenny Pickett

One of the most recognizable tenor saxophonists over the last 20 years, Lenny Pickett turned heads working in the original Tower of Power horn section. In 1985, he joined the Saturday Night Live band and since 1995, he has been the band’s musical director. Read moreRead more

28
Mar
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Dinner Jazz, Anyone?

For nearly 20 years, radio programmer Bob Parlocha was the music director of the Bay Area’s venerable KJAZ, as well as the host of the station’s crown jewel program, Dinner Jazz. What started as a one hour pick up shift on saturday evenings in 1978, soon blossomed into the station’s most popular and profitable show. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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The Brand of Jazz

The issue of branding has increasingly become a driving force in everything we do both personally and professionally.  Just think of Facebook and how we brand ourselves through accumulating the most friends or associating ourselves with certain activities or groups, etc.  Facebook has become the quickest and most accessible form of personal brand recognition. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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Celebrating Time Out: David Sanborn on Paul Desmond

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more