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  • Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz

    Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion...

    Pianist, composer, and arranger Alan Broadbent doesn't just "dig" jazz. He has a deep and enduring passion for it. Growing up in mid-20th-century New Zealand, he quickly went beyond piano lessons to reading...

  • Does Talent Matter?

    Does Talent Matter?

    A good friend of mine, who is a recognized great guitarist, once said to me as we were standing at the bar of the old Birdland, "Charlie Christian really wasn't that good a player player, you know."...

  • Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition

    Stefon Harris: Pursuing the Tradition

    He is a composer, performer, bandleader, businessman, educator and leadership trainer. He handles each with a clear head, confidence and sense of purpose. He's bright, articulate and relates to people on any level....

  • Monterey Jazz Festival 2018: When Women Ruled the Jazz Grounds

    Monterey Jazz Festival 2018: When Women Ruled the...

    Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey County Fairgrounds September 21-23, 2018 It made perfect sense when the Monterey Jazz Festival toasted it's milestone 60th anniversary last year with a bevy of...

  • "Pick Yourself Up" by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields

    "Pick Yourself Up" by Jerome Kern and Dorothy...

    In 1936 Jerome Ker (1885-1945) and Dorothy Fields (1904-1974) collaborated to create several songs for the movie musical, Swing Time, starring Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. "Pick Yourself Up" served the film as the centerpiece...

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Picture in Black and White

Tessa Souter
Picture in Black...

Change In The Air

Cuong Vu 4Tet
Change In The Air

I Ching

Peter Madsen &...
I Ching

Hidden Details

Soft Machine
Hidden Details

We Are the Orchestra

Daniel Bennett
We Are the Orchestra

Electric Miles

Charles Pillow...
Electric Miles

Convulsionaries

Brandon Seabrook
Convulsionaries

Smart Grid

Hubert Dupont
Smart Grid

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Bill Charlap
Bill Charlap

Bill Charlap was born in New York City into a musical family. His father, Moose Charlap, was a Broadway composer and songwriter whose credits included the scores to "Peter Pan, The Conquering Hero,"... read more

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Oct15Mon 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
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Oct15Mon 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
Paul Carr Quintet
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Oct16Tue 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
INCOGNITO with Special Guest MAYSA
Birchmere
Alexandria, VA
$65
Oct16Tue 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Roberto Pomili Trio
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Oct16Tue 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
Roberto Pomili Trio
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Oct17Wed 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Juanito Pascual's New Flamenco Trio
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Washington, DC
Oct17Wed 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
Juanito Pascual's New Flamenco Trio
Blues Alley
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