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Exuberance

Matt Yaple is musician and composer, media maker and founder of @exuberance, a beautiful, new, local jazz salon. Since the summer 2016, Yaple has been presenting small, but powerful musical situations in his salon.   PJP Spoke with Matt Yaple about his work, @exuberance and a unique New Year's Day benefit for Jazz Bridge: "resolution"   Read More....

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WOWS New Season 2015-16

“Music is an idea, not a style!” - Ornette Coleman   This Fall, the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound return their midweek concert series at the Painted Bride Art Center, that began in the spring of 2015 and featured their amazing big band “Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound with guest soloists Dave   Read More....

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Another Monster Bash

Last year, award winning arranger/trombonist, Steve Tirpak, Laurin Talese, Chartel Findlater, Eric Wortham, Anwar Marshall, Jay Webb, Dahi Divine and company, blew the roof off of the Painted Bride Arts Center for two nights. This year, he's back. Same energy. Different locations. First, on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014, at The Kimmel Center's   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
Kenny Barron

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