I am a saxophonist and composer. I have lived and played in Miami, Boston, NYC, Seattle and Los Angeles, currently slumming in Dayton ;-) I went to Berklee College of Music in Boston (1990-1994: Performance/Jazz Composition) and Miami-Dade Community College in Miami (1987-1990: Performance Sound Engineering). I have studied with saxophone masters including George Garzone, Billy Pierce, Andy McGee, John Stubblefield, Whit Sidener, Ed Maina, Andy Middleton, Steve Kenyon. I spent a number of years in NYC Jazz scene and touring some, tho financial meltdown shooed me out of the big apple and into more stable means of living. While I still play my favorite Coltrane licks from time to time, I mostly write orchestral music for Advertising and Stage Theater and a little TV, trying to move up to feature films
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
He was a soulful reedman, an amazing talent scout for decades and a bandleader of one of the country's most popular acts. Born in 1913, Herman led "Thundering Herds" that were both big draws and well-respected by the likes of Igor Stravinsky. Here are five recordings which still sound fresh today.