Paul English – Mild Mannered Jazz Improviso Extraordinaire

One only needs to meet composer, arranger, artist extraordinaire Paul English to feel the instant friendli- ness that exudes from this mild mannered giant within the world of music. A perfect example of someone working behind the scenes scoring or arranging opera for instance and then on the same day teaching music appreciation to a [...]

‘Daddy’s Country Gold’: Melissa Carper on her new record, Nashville’s love affair with jazz and being gay in traditional country music

Leaving behind a landscape of shuttered venues, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Carper and her partner/bandmate Rebecca Patek, both of Sad Daddy and Buffalo Gals, fled Nashville in September of 2020 for more modest digs on a vegetable farm in Texas. There, the pair of sometimes-Arkansans have weathered the last several months of the pandemic — [...]

New Jersey Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Wins 7th GRAMMY

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Christian McBride, a jazz musician from Montclair, New Jersey, won his seventh GRAMMY on Sunday. McBride, a bassist who has played with some of the greats, watched from home as he won for Best Instrumental Jazz Album, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported. McBride won along with late jazz keyboard pioneer Chick Corea, [...]

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