Featured Website: Gary Smulyan
Baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan is critically acclaimed as one of the major voices on the baritone saxophone today. As a teenager growing up on Long Island, Gary had the opportunity to perform with Lee Konitz, Chet Baker, and Jimmy Knepper.
In 1978 he was asked to join Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd, which at that time included Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson and John Riley. He left Herman in 1980 and moved back to New York to join the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra led by Bob Brookmeyer. Mr. Smulyan has recorded and performed worldwide with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Tom Harrell. Cedar Walton, George Coleman, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Tommy Flanagan, Chick Corea, Diana Ross, Clark Terry, Kenny Wheeler, Charles McPherson, James Moody and Slide Hampton, among others.
He has recorded 5 CDs for the CrissCross label. THE LURE OF BEAUTY, SAXOPHONE MOSAIC (voted one of the best 25 CDs of 1995 by WBGO, New York's leading FM jazz station), HOMAGE (featuring Tommy Flanagan), GARY SMULYAN WITH STRINGS (selected as one of the 10 best jazz CDs of 1997 by the Boston Globe) and most recently BLUE SUITE WITH BRASS. Gary's new release, The Real Deal, on Reservoir Records is currently available.
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Official Website: http://garysmulyan.com
I CALLED HIM MORGAN MOVIE CAST MEMBER LARRY RENI THOMAS ON WRFG-FM 4/29/17
Author Larry Reni Thomas, a cast member of the much-acclaimed documentary movie, "I Called Him Morgan" and the author of "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," (KHA Books) will be interviewed on "Straight No Chaser", WRFG-FM (www.wrfg.org), Atlanta, Georgia, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am (EDT) by host Lovell ...
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Vocalist Michelle Walker and Powerhouse Jazz Blues Fusion band OPIUS BLISS perform live at CLUB BONAFIDE for Cinco De Mayo on Friday May 5, 2017 with special guests guitarist Chris Bergson and drummer Aaron Comess of famed rock group The Spin Doctors
New York, NY, April 26, 2017: OPIUS BLISS, the powerful New York City based blues and jazz rooted group, perform at Club Bonafide in New York City, teaming up with fellow fusion artist's blues guitarist Chris Bergson and Aaron Comess, the famed drummer from the acclaimed rock ...
(Apr 27, 2017 - 02:33:42) [read more]
World Music And Jazz-Fusion Group Filtron M To Release New Album "Astoria Roots Live"
Filtron M, led by New York-based pianist, keyboardist, and composer Manu Koch, will release their latest album entitled Astoria Roots Live (True Groove Records) on April 28, 2017. The recording is the first full-length album released by the group and was recorded live at the Iridium in New York, ...
(Apr 26, 2017 - 23:10:04) [read more]
17th Annual CUNY Jazz Festival
The 17th annual CUNY Jazz Festival returns this May featuring special concerts by Hammond B3 organ master Dr. Lonnie Smith.
The two-day festival, presented by City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and the City College of New York Jazz Program, will showcase performances by the CCNY Jazz ...
(Apr 26, 2017 - 15:21:31) [read more]
The Young Lions Of Jazz Tribute Band
VTY Jazz Arts Inc. Creating The Best Jazz Experience On Earth...
Is Proud To Announce
Another Sunday Serenade
*Tribute To Booker Little*
Josh Evans: Trumpet
Lawrence Clark: Tenor Saxophone
Theo Hill: Piano
Ameen Saleem: Bass
Mark Whitfield ...
(Apr 25, 2017 - 16:58:41) [read more]
American jazz legends will join musicians from Cuba, Thailand, Georgia, France, Canada, Russia, and Uruguay at the Jazz Gala in New York City.
International Jazz Gala will take place in Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York
Globally-recognized online Jazz competition platform, Made in New York Jazz, announced that the 4th Annual International Jazz Gala will be held on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 PM at the Tribeca Performing Arts ...
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