Featured Website: Ralph Lalama
"Lalama is a grand, modern-minded storyteller who knows bebop, and other stuff, too. ... He has his own sound, husky with a bit of sparkle, going from fat, low-end belches to whispery high tones. His melodies are authoritative and warmly melodic, his time drummer-sure. In other words, a first-class jazz soloist."
Zan Stewart, Down Beat
Ralph Lalama is a world-class tenor saxophonist who has found his fame on the New York jazz scene and around the globe through his association with such luminary bands as the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (formerly the Thad Jones /Mel Lewis Orchestra - with whom he's played since 1983), the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, and the Joe Lovano Nonet.
Though critics and fans have often compared his sound to the likes of Sonny Rollins and Hank Mobley, Ralph has evolved his voice into an unmistakable one all his own; and he can always be counted on to get down to the heart of the musical matter. Included in his busy recording career are five CDs as a leader for the Criss Cross jazz label; one of them ("Circle Line") earned him four-and-a-half stars from DownBeat.
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Official Website: http://ralphlalama.com
Dan Karlsberg's THE ‘NATI 6 is Jazzy, Classy and a Little Folksy
It's been said that jazz is America's only true original art form. But jazz pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg tips his cap to American folk music by offering a playful arrangement of the classic Stephen Foster song Oh! Susanna, one of 10 tracks on his new album THE 'NATI 6.
(July 04, 2015 - 04:20:00) [read more]
One Night Only! FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN
LEHMAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents
The Return of Cuba's Most Popular Orchestra!
FORMELL Y LOS VAN VAN
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Exclusive NYC Appearance of one of Cuba's most spectacular bands, LOS VAN VAN, who bring direct from Cuba ...
(July 02, 2015 - 23:51:00) [read more]
11th Annual Roberto Ocasio Foundation Latin Jazz Concert - July 17, 2015 at Cleveland Institute of Music
KEY BANK SHINES THE SPOTLIGHT ON TALENT
The 2015 Roberto Ocasio Foundation Latin Jazz Concert
With Preeminent Latin Jazz Artist--BOBBY SANABRIA--7x Grammy® Nominee
Cleveland, Ohio - The Roberto Ocasio Foundation today announced that Key Bank will sponsor and present the 11th annual ...
(July 02, 2015 - 22:12:07) [read more]
"The Martha Lorin Quintet Salutes Duke Ellington" A Benefit for the Duke Ellington School for the Arts
LMP, MRL Productions and Lanes End Farm present
With support from the Rotary Club of the Smithfields
"The Martha Lorin Quintet Salutes Duke Ellington"
Martha Lorin (vocals)
Jon Weber (Piano)
Harvie S (Bass)
Steve Williams (Drums)
Sean Harkness (Guitar)
(July 02, 2015 - 17:18:25) [read more]
July 2 at O'Day Park in the South End - Rhythm of the Americas Project
Taking place on Thursdays in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston, the six-concert Tito Puente Latin Music Series presents a soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from ...
(July 02, 2015 - 16:27:54) [read more]
The Patrice Williamson Group Brings Jazz to the Fenway Neighborhood
Boston, MA, July 2, 2015 - The Patrice Williamson Group will be featured at Swingin' in the Fens on Wednesday, July 15. The annual free concert presented by Berklee in partnership with the Fenway Civic Association and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will take place at Ramler Park, ...
(July 02, 2015 - 15:29:55) [read more]