Featured Website: Ray Hoffman
The year 2005 marked Ray Hoffman's 30th anniversary in commercial radio, as well as the 10th year of his BusinessWeek-ABC Radio reports. Truth to tell, though, Ray's other career reaches back considerably further. His involvement in music -which is centered on lyric writing and singing-- stems from a lifelong love for jazz, classic film music, and the American Popular Song. Offering the opinion that "the last thing the world needs is another mediocre saxophone player," Ray was content to be an attentive listener until being drafted (in the early ‘90s) into writing parody lyrics for the annual show by the New York Financial Writers, the Financial Follies. The experience was so successful that it led right back to jazz, "the standards," and lyric writing as a sideline.
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Official Website: http://www.rayhoffman.com/
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Ben Markley Big Band featuring Terell Stafford - "Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton"
"Ben has found a way to embrace the music of Cedar Walton and transform it into stellar big band arrangements that express his voice, sound and musical ...
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Jazz Standard Begins New "Mobetta Tuesdays" Weekly Residency Led by Grammy Award-Winning
Trumpeter/Producer Maurice "Mobetta" Brown
New York, NY (For Immediate Release) - One of the nation's premier jazz clubs, Jazz Standard, today announced the inauguration of "Mobetta Tuesdays," a new Tuesday night residency by mastermind trumpeter/composer/arranger/producer Maurice "Mobetta" Brown. Beginning March 14th with a CD ...
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Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone at Miniaci Center March 4.
South Florida JAZZ, the area's premier modern jazz organization, continues its 25th Anniversary celebration by presenting world-renowned vibraphonist Gary Burton in a career farewell concert with long-term collaborator, pianist Makoto Ozone. The performance will take place on Saturday, March 4, ...
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Rudi Recors release: Alos, out today
Alos by Maria Merlino
Cat No. RRJ1033
Starting from a strong academic background (classical and jazz) Maria Merlino, young Sicilian saxophonist, is developing a personal musical path that goes without any hesitation in the "open ground" of the Creative ...
(Feb 27, 2017 - 10:01:49) [read more]
Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Salutes Duke Ellington March 4, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport MA
Called "stunningly beautiful" (New York City Jazz Record), and "one of the best jazz ensembles in the world" (Jazz Podium, Germany), The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its historic 44th season with a salute to Duke Ellington Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm, Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main ...
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Tonight at MOCA: Shareef Clayton and Friends. FREE
Jazz at MOCA presents Shareef Clayton and Friends from 8 to 9:15 PM in in a FREE concert.
Shareef Clayton, a jazz trumpeter, is a native of Miami, Florida. In 2012 Shareef recorded the album "Multiverse" with the "Bobby Sanabria Big Band" which got nominated for a Grammy. Clayton performs ...
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