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32 Happy Birthday is pleased to continue our tradition of providing free music to our readers in celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States for the blessings of gratitude celebrated around the globe. “Happy Birthday” has recently been ruled public domain, and I am now able to offer you my arrangement which has been dedicated to one of the most recorded big band leaders in the history of jazz, and a personal favorite-Larry Elgart. Just a reminder, we have offered free music in the past. For your convenience, the Stereograms and solos for bass trombone have been listed below. [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2015
Source David Brubeck
NERO MY HEART TO THEE I always have a peculiar mix of excitement and trepidation when seeing a favorite entertainer live for the first time, especially when they are well past retirement years. In the case of Peter Nero, I wondered if my memories of listening to this astounding pianist would be pushed aside by a possibly weak performance. After all, the man who started his recording career 55 years ago is now 81 years old. But the indefatigable Nero not only reminded me of his creativity with jazz renderings in the vein of George Shearing and Oscar Peterson, but he [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall. Photo: Robert TorresJohn Coltrane's seminal album-long suite A Love Supreme is one of the saxophone virtuoso's most fitting work for tribute, but also perhaps his most difficult to interpret. The jazz classic, which celebrated its 50th anniversary earlier this year, is defined by its intense, passionate and, at times, chaotic improvisation. This made it all the more exciting to see how trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra would adapt the suite to the setting of a big band in [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2015
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Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist and composer has released his first Christmas album, heavily inspired by the Frank Sinatra album from 1957 entitled Close To You & More. Close to You and More is a rarity in that Sinatra always recorded with large big bands or orchestras and this one was with a small chamber group centered around the famed Hollywood String Quartet featuring Felix and Eleanor Aller Slatkin (parents of famous conductor, Leonard Slatkin). DeSare set out to recreate the instrumentation and spirit of Close to You and channel it into an “old fashioned Christmas album”. After a few months of painstakingly [...]
Tue, Nov 17, 2015
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Eliane Elias comes home to Brazil on her latest album By Jon Regen 8.25.2015 “There are so many colors and details to go over in these new arrangements, but they are fun!” says famed pianist, composer and vocalist Eliane Elias following a sold-out show at New York's Birdland. Colors and details are what have helped propel... » [...]
Wed, Oct 07, 2015
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In September, my CASE colleagues and I unveiled a brand new program called the Duke CASE Change Academy. (If you missed the announcement, see the program details here.) We received 34 outstanding applications for the Academy's 6 slots, which left us with a tough decision to make. Today I am thrilled to announce the winners. Each organization below will bring 3 leaders to the Academy, for a total of 18 participants in the cohort. These leaders are fighting to make an impact in their communities—in education, in health care, in the economy. To meet their goals, they'll have to overcome daunting [...]
Thu, Dec 05, 2013
Source Heath Brothers
We're delighted to announce Michel will be playing two special UK dates with the extremely talented opera singer Natalie Dessay. The shows will take place at London Palladium and Manchester Bridgewater on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May respectively. We're offering you the chance to get your tickets up to 24hours before they go on general sale via the below exclusive presale link from 10am on Thursday 28 November (tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday 29 November). Buy Presale Tickets from 10am Thursday: (General sale starts at 10am Friday: [...]
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
Source Michelle Grand