Jazz

Charlie Rose – Are You Listening?

Public television host and interviewer par excellence, Charlie Rose, has been a favorite of mine since his first broadcasts in the early 1990’s on WNET. There are so many things…

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Butterflies!

Guest blogger Walter Schoenknecht, partner and writer/producer at Midnight Media Group, Inc., our Fall in Love with Music production company, shares his thoughts… I know it doesn’t sound professional, but…

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Vacation Listening

Do you take music with you when you go on vacation? I do, but then I am so addicted to listening to music that I cannot imagine going anywhere without…

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Let It Snow

Are you a fan of the a cappella ensemble Chanticleer? If you enjoy male a cappella groups, Chanticleer is hopefully at or near the top of your list. This group…

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Music in the Bar

Many of us have been in bars, clubs and restaurants where there was live music. We’ve been there when trios played and when a lonely singer was holding forth. The…

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Joe Sample, Old places Old faces

In Praise of Joe and Rachel

My first encounter listening to a symphony orchestra remains permanently fixed in my memory. Not so with jazz. My love of jazz gradually seeped into my being over time –…

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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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