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Kind of New by Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen, #2 on Ken's 10 Best New Jazz releases of 2015.

Dave Bass' "Baltic Bolero" from NYC Sessions is featured on his list of Best New Songs for the year.

Be sure to consider Ken's new book Jazz in the Key of Light (Ingrid Jensen is featured) for a great holiday gift idea for the jazz fan in your life. To get his holiday special offer use the BUY button below.


Greg Abate & Gary Smulyan with Tim Ray, John Lockwood and Mark Walker
260 Sumner Street
East Boston, MA 02128
"Empowered youth who use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world."


Brown Bag Concert Series 
Mechanic’s Hall
Worcester MA
With Paul Arslanian piano, Todd Baker bass and Gary Johnson drums. 
The show is 12-1 PM



Seating begins at 5:30 and the performance starts at 6:30. 
Cabana Winery & Bistro, 5610 Elvas Ave., Sacramento, CA 95819 916-476-5492
DownBeat names Dave Bass’ “NYC Sessions” one of 2015’s Best Jazz Albums 
Click here to see Dave Bass news including interview on KTXL FOX40, Sacramento, CA.


"Kindred Spirits Live at Chan's," one of the last of Phil Woods' live recordings, with Prince of Be Bop, Greg Abate, featuring world class, all stars Mark Walker-drums, John Lockwood-bass, & Tim Ray-piano
PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE: "Kind of New" by Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen vinyl release; "Stepping Up" by The Eric Hargett Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco & Gerry Gibbs; "To Grover With Love-Live in Japan" by Jason Miles
photo by Paul Ahlijanian


Gerry Gibbs (his third Thrasher Dream Trio CD IN A ROW to hit #1--this time for 2 weeks--on JazzWeek) will be speaking at a Jazz Connect panel on Friday 1/15 in NYC.


59 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818
8:00 PM-10:00 PM


7:30p Tickets $39
Whether he is playing solo, trio or quintet, Kenny Barron is recognized the world over as a master of performance and composition. Honored by The National Endowment for the Arts and one of the undisputed masters of the jazz piano, Kenny Barron has an unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms. The Los Angeles Times named him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly calls him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.” Don’t miss this very special engagement with one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz pianists since the bebop era. This performance is co-presented with Whaling City Sound.



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