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Swinging With The Big Bands

Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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The jazz marriage of American Songbook and big bands may have been formally acknowledged with 1938’s iconic Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall. During The Swing

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Spirits Soared at Destiny Rising

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls

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Music Makers In Memoirs and Biographies

Friday, November 16th, 2012
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I know there’s someone on your list who really loves music, be it pop, rock, heavy metal, or jazz. How about gifting a great book

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Fododo-de-yacka saki- Fish Platters

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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I like oysters, lobsters too/I like my tasty butter fish, fooo/ When I come home late at night/ I get my favorite dish, fish… Hold

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Bass-Steve Doyle; KT Sullivan

1911- It Was a Very Good Year- a Centenary Celebration

Monday, November 14th, 2011
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When KT Sullivan throws a party, it’s standing room only. Friday night, the Metropolitan Room is abuzz with friends, family, and avid devotees-many in the

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Tessa Souter—Soulful, Intimate Jazz

Sunday, July 18th, 2010
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For jazz lovers, it just doesn’t get any better than this—55 Christopher Street, a hole in the wall that appears to be stuck in a

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