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Grover Celebrated

Let’s begin with three letters. …Letters that may seem insignificant individually, but when put together are exceedingly powerful.   Those letters are, J. A. M.   Yes. The word is Jam. There are numerous definitions of this word. However, we are focusing on the definition that describes a piece of music that is personal   Read More....

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Celebrating Grover

The Grover Washington, Jr. Reunion Concert Tuesday, July 18th, 7:30 PM Temple University Performing Arts Center 1837 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Tickets can be purchased HERE; General Admission: $30   Grover Washington, Jr., one of the most influential and well-regarded saxophonists of all time, left us too soon. He   Read More....

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If You Missed Them - Orkestra Rumpilezz

  On Friday, July 31, 2015, Philadelphia experienced for the first time, the powerful, musical magic of Orkestra Rumpilezz, led by the remarkable, saxophonist, composer, conduct and educator, Letieres Leite. On their very first U.S. tour, this Brazilian big band, by way of the state of Bahia and the city of Salvador, joined by Afro-Cuban   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.
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