Amy Duncan
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Artur Bayramgalin left a comment for Amy Duncan
"hi, I am glad to announce the release of my debut CD called "Interro Island". This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work! available on CD Baby now!"
Sep 22, 2009
Amy Duncan left a comment for Diane Amelia Read
"Hi Diane, Yep, I'm back in Rio. Couldn't adjust to the USA any more, can you believe that? Hope all is well with you. Cheers, Amy"
Sep 11, 2009
Amy Duncan left a comment for Jaijai Jackson
"JaiJai, I just want to thank you for this website...what a wonderful blessing to jazz musicinas everywhere! Thanks for all your good work and your beautiful spirit."
Aug 30, 2009
Amy Duncan left a comment for Bruce C
"Thanks for your kind remarks about my music! Isn't this a great site? I'm getting to know all sorts of interesting people."
Aug 22, 2009
Bruce C left a comment for Amy Duncan
"Say Hey Amy....WELL DONE!...Great works goin' on sweet compositions and a nifty choice of players for your ensembles... wonderful drive and energies... love to network with you anytime...should you ever need imagery for you music...my very…"
Aug 22, 2009
Bruce C commented on Amy Duncan's video
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Amy Duncan - Brass Tacks

"Amy..what a great piece....BRAVO....sweet arrangement, and superb playing (not being a consumate "reader" give me the greatest respect for your ensemble who are reading with amazing precision...great chops all around....Bravo....all my…"
Aug 22, 2009
Luiz Santos left a comment for Amy Duncan
"Hey Amy , Looks like your a carioca now! Thanks for your comment. the Big Apple is always wild and full of turists. Gotta kick it up a notch! I hope you enjoyed My Drummin' Fever! Keep it up , Tudo De Bom e muito sucesso! Manda um abraco pra…"
Aug 21, 2009
Luiz Santos left a comment for Amy Duncan
"Welcome Amy, Check out New Summer Release ! Peace and Enjoy The Ride! Luiz"
Aug 21, 2009
Amy Duncan left a comment for Manee Valentine
"Thanks, Manee!"
Aug 21, 2009
Manee Valentine left a comment for Amy Duncan
"Welcome to The Jazz Network! Manee"
Aug 21, 2009
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Aug 21, 2009
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Amy Duncan - Brass Tacks

Led by American pianist/composer/arranger Amy Duncan, BRASS TACKS is a great jazz band with an innovative instrumentation that takes off from jazz to absorb ...
Aug 21, 2009
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Where are you located?
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Musical Artist
Tell us a little about your background...
pianist/composer/arranger and leader of the 10-piece band Brass Tacks
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What Instrument do you play?
Piano
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http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brasstacks

Amy Duncan & BRASS TACKS

BRASS TACKS, brainchild of pianist/composer/arranger/percussionist Amy Duncan, is a 10-piece jazz band with an instrumentation you won’t find every day: two trumpets, two trombones, two euphoniums, tuba, piano, bass and drums. BRASS TACKS, based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, takes off from jazz to explore not only samba and bossa nova, but other influences such as African and Middle Eastern rhythms, as well as funk and salsa.

All of the tunes that BRASS TACKS plays are written and arranged by Amy, who says,
"I put the band together for just that reason, as a vehicle to play my compositions, because I wasn't satisfied with just playing them on the piano--I wanted a bigger, fuller sound."

Amy Duncan began playing piano professionally in the USA at age 15, performing in many clubs and shown, as well as on TV with various groups, including her own trios and quartets. She played several times at the Women's Jazz Festival in Kansas City, where she put together an "All-Star band," that received a glowing review from the famous critic Leonard Feather in Jazz Times magazine.

BRASS TACKS was born in New York in 1984. Amy played many shows and clubs with the band there, among them the Knitting Factory and The Blue Note (where trumpeter Randy Brecker and saxophonist Lew Tabackin played with the band on two occasions). Later on BRASS TACKS toured with political comedian Mort Sahl, as house band for his cable TV show. Many excellent musicians have passed through the band, among them the trombonists Delfeayo Marsalis and Robin Eubanks, trumpeters Brian Lynch and Valery Ponamarev, percussionist Richie Flores and drummer Chester Thompson (drummer for Phil Collins).

In 1990 Amy became seriously interested in Brazilian music, especially samba. She learned Rio-style percussion, and ended up playing in the percussion sections of several samba schools in Rio de Janeiro’s famous carnival parades. It was natural that her love for samba would start to influence her compositions and arrangements for BRASS TACKS.
Amy made a move to Rio de Janeiro in 1999, where she reformed BRASS TACKS with Brazilian musicians and recorded her first CD, “My Joy,” in 2002. She is currently preparing to record a second CD.




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At 6:18am on September 22, 2009, Artur Bayramgalin said…
hi,
I am glad to announce the release of my debut CD called "Interro Island". This is my first solo project, which includes original tunes composed and arranged by me. I hope you will enjoy my work!
Artur Bayramgalin: Interro Island
available on CD Baby now!
At 3:09pm on September 17, 2009, Diane Amelia Read said…
Boy, you were out of here in a flash! I hope all's well with you. I'm still hoping for a return to Brazil. Actually, I'd love to bring my band and do what we do on Brazilian soil!
At 4:04pm on August 28, 2009, Ted Trimble said…
Iam ok so Brazil huh?You are one of the only folks I know out here in the Jazz Network.
I dont see many of the Cats so to speak.And no Ingred Jensens or nancy Kings if you know waht I mean!
I hope there are some buisness folks on the network Radio folks and Promotion people ect.Have fun in Brazil
At 6:25am on August 22, 2009, Bruce C said…

Say Hey Amy....WELL DONE!...Great works goin' on sweet compositions and a nifty choice of players for your ensembles... wonderful drive and energies... love to network with you anytime...should you ever need imagery for you music...my very best to you ...always b
At 5:23pm on August 21, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
Hey Amy ,
Looks like your a carioca now!
Thanks for your comment.
the Big Apple is always wild and full of turists.
Gotta kick it up a notch!
I hope you enjoyed My Drummin' Fever!

Keep it up ,
Tudo De Bom e muito sucesso!
Manda um abraco pra galera carioca!

Luiz
At 12:28pm on August 21, 2009, Luiz Santos said…
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Welcome Amy,
Check out New Summer Release !
Peace and Enjoy The Ride!
Luiz
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At 11:40am on August 21, 2009, Manee Valentine said…
Welcome to The Jazz Network! Manee

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