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25
Aug

Video Spot: Marco Benevento Trio

Check out one of our new favorite trios performing Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” into the classic Elton John hit “Bennie and the Jets” … Pianist Marco Benevento, bassist Dave Drieiwitz and drummer Andrew Borger let it rip at the MoBoogie Loft.
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19
Aug

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Lenny Pickett

I have never met anyone like or vaguely resembling this guy. He is a whole other ball of wax, or should I say ball of energy? Working with him on my faculty as well as within my group Combo Nuvo, Lenny approaches everything through a skewed angle. From his unique approach to playing the saxophone as well as five hundred other instruments, he also possesses humbleness with regard to his craft until he puts his lips to his horn and quickly takes no prisoners on the bandstand.
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18
Aug

Q&A: Branford Marsalis

Celebrated and versatile saxophonist and jazz personality Branford Marsalis always delivers an impact filled musical statement. Whether he is performing solo or leading his stellar quartet, playing with Sting or doing a hip-hop thing, Branford is on a very short list of artists who can authentically adapt his musical voice and bring a jazz sensibility to any context. Read moreRead more

12
Aug

Miles Davis Podcast: Fly

One of the most amazing improvisational trios in jazz today is Fly featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. The trio has been together since 2004 and their music is based on collective improvisation, creative compositions and virtuosic jazz playing. Read moreRead more