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Archive for June 2014

Miles Davis lands street honour in New York

Jazz legend Miles Davis has landed a street honour in New York. Shirley Zafirau, Davis’ former neighbour, launched a campaign to have a block named Miles Davis Way five years ago after noticing many other musicians, including Duke Ellington, Chico O’Farrill and John Hicks had been feted with the honour. She says, “I wondered, ‘Why […]

Grammy Nominated Drummer Harvey Mason

Harvey Mason is among the most recorded and in-demand drummers of all-time. A legendary, multi-GRAMMY® nominated session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist, he has worked with a pantheon of musical giants, including Barbra Streisand, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Bjork, Carlos Santana, Michael Jackson, John […]

Jeff Bradshaw: Bone Appétit


Jeff Bradshaw’s story began at a dusty floored church in North Philly, where brass bands are the main attraction. He was born and raised in church and that is where he had his first musical experience. The first instrument he began playing was the snare drum. Following that Mr. Bradshaw began playing the baritone horn […]

Bob Reynolds – Somewhere In Between


It’s a rare saxophonist who’s as comfortable in an arena full of rock fans as in an intimate jazz club. Bob Reynolds is a rare saxophonist. Reynolds spent years touring the world in John Mayer’s band, winning new fans with his solos on crowd favorites like “Vultures,” “Wheel,” “Gravity” and “Covered in Rain.” Watch his […]