BoMuse News, v17 n5

BoMuse News, vol. 17, no. 5

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BoMuse News is a monthly newsletter from BoMuse Music. It presents items of interest related to jazz, and advocacy for music education, as well as news of releases from BoMuse Music and the performing activities of Paul Combs. Questions and comments should be sent by visiting “Contact” at Paul Combs’ Web-site.
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1. Quintet at Dizzy’s – CD Update
2. Debby Wolff’s House Concerts
3. NEA Jazz Masters & JJA Nominees Announced
4. Higher Education Offerings
5. Jazz Streams Archive and More
6. Gigs

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1. Many thanks to all those who came out to hear my Quintet, with trumpeter Derek Cannon, pianist Kamau Kenyatta, bassist Rob Thorsen, and drummer Richard Sellers,

Kamau (behind stand) Paul, Derek, Rob, Richard

at Dizzy’s. Aside from being an opportunity to play the music of Tadd Dameron, this concert was in preparation for the final recording session for my Unknown Dameron CD, due for release next year. I just got the first mixes from the February session and the CD is shaping up nicely. Stay tuned, and be sure to keep track of the fine concerts at Dizzy’s.

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2. Next month, June 15, I’ll be playing at a house concert chez Debby Wolfe, and I’ll have more on that next month. Right now I would like you to know about a benefit concert at Debby’s to support the big band of the San Diego Performing and Creative Arts School. The band is so get gets invited tot go to festivals like Essentially Ellington, in New York, and others around California. Naturally, it costs money for the travel expenses, and San Diego Unified is strapped for cash, as we all know. If you would like to attend contact Debby Wolfe <FascinatorArt@aol.com>.

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3. I think I am a bit late with this, but in case you are too, here are this year’s NEA Jazz Masters: Todd Barkan, legendary presenter, best remembered for his Keystone Corner in San Francisco; Joanne Brackeen, one of the finest pianists of her generation; Dianne Reeves, vocalist extraordinaire; and guitarist Pat Metheny, whose work over the years has embraced many different aspects of Jazz. In spite of threats from some in our government, the National Endowment for the Arts is still functioning, and functioning well. Please take a moment to read about their important work.

Also, “the Jazz Journalists Association has announced the nominees for the 2018 JJA Jazz Awards, which celebrate excellence in music and music journalism in thirty-nine awards categories. JJA Professional Journalist members are voting now for 2018 Jazz Awards winners, who will be announced online at JJAJazzAwards on May 7; most will receive their engraved statuettes publicly at their summer performances across the U.S. A Jazz Awards party has been scheduled for June 12, 2018, to be held at Arnold Hall of the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, space generously provided by the School of Jazz at The New School NYC. Mark your calendar now– details coming soon.”

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4. I have just revised my offerings to higher education. These are all based on what I learned from writing my book on Tadd Dameron Dameronia – The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron. You can find a general out line of my proposals here, and the complete proposal in .pdf form here. With the CD moving ahead, and its planned release next year, I am hoping to have the opportunity to share what I have learned with the upcoming generation of jazz musicians, as well as a general public.

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5. My thanks go out to Jesse Chuy Varela of KCSM, for making me, and I expect others, aware of the Jazz Streams web-site. This is a treasure trove of historic broadcasts and podcasts or interest to jazz fans, and researchers. The information Jesse shared was focused on an archive of interviews from the late-lamented Bay Area jazz radio station KJAZ. These interviews are with a wide range of important musicians, and interesting programs from same notable jazz programmers. And there is more. I am looking forward to exploring this site myself.

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6 Gigs

If this gets to you on or before Tuesday May 1, I will be in the band for Geri Kepler’s Singers Showcase. I am also continuing with the Dene Davidson Trio on Wednesday afternoons at Carlsbad Village Faire, and I’ll be in Fred Hardy’s Quartet at Cafe Europa on May 10. Details can be found at Events on my Web-site.

If you are in Boston check the listings at Jazz Boston and follow the Facebook page of Jazz At Chit Chat. In San Diego visit the Calendar section at Jazz88.3.

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