Jazz Trumpeter John Hasselback III Makes Superb “Entrance” In Forthcoming Debut Album

John Hasselback III comes from a familiar family name of jazz artists.  No doubt, carrying an innate sensibility in the artistry of music and jazz.  After a few pivotal years of pursuing the master craftsmanship of jazz trumpet, composing, and arranging, he has elevated from innateness to uniqueness.  Hasselback III is about to release a […]

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25 Favorite Jazz Albums Of 2020

The year began with much optimism and excitement for the world of jazz. Anticipated were tours, festivals, concerts, club dates, and new jazz albums. Many of what we anticipated came to a crashing halt by mid-March of 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic had arrived. Severely impacting jazz artists, venues, festivals, clubs, and the livelihoods of […]

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Jazz Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery Dedicates New Album, “The Humble Warrior,” to Inspirations in Music and Life

In what now seems like eons ago, when I found out that saxophonist Wayne Escoffery was going to make an appearance at the September 2019 John Coltrane Birthday Celebration, I immediately perked up. His performance at the event held by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective was nothing short of the athletic and muscular style […]

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Curtis Lundy and Wayne Escoffery Create A Euphoric Coltrane Celebration

(Photo Credits: Jack Zuff) Due to a computer glitch that meant several lights needed to stay on in the Burchfield Penney Art Center auditorium, it meant the lighting was brighter than usual for the Coltrane Celebration concert on Saturday, September 21. The concert and weekend celebration is presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective […]

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