July 29, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
Many nights at Jazz Standard, Rob Duguay greets you at the door. But Tuesday night, he took the stage with his own fine band Songevity - Abraham Burton and Noah Preminger contrasting on tenor saxes, Justin Kauflin on piano, Rob on bass and more, Nadav Snir-Zelniker on drums. Yvonne Simone sang, Alex Cowings tapped and clapped, and Fran Kaufman snapped the photos. Packed house, great vibes, new faces.
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June 29, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
At the recent Freihofer's Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY,
Sarah Rasmussen of Baltimore was laying out a hopscotch board.
A motif for a song?
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August 10, 2010. Posted by Andrew Meyer.
Do you remember the Playbill, the Cadillac Club? How about the Key Club or Sparky J’s? Do you know someone, a friend, a parent, a grandparent who used to hang out in Newark’s jazz scene back during the heyday?
WBGO News is looking for first-hand stories of Newark’s rich jazz history to capture as part of a new aural history project. We’re looking for remembrances from those times. What did the places look like, smell like, feel like, etc. Why were they so much fun during that time? What made the jazz clubs the place to be. What did they like about them. What performers did they see there? What songs got people moving? Did they perhaps meet their future spouse at a club?
We’re looking to interview people who have stories to tell about this aspect of Newark’s rich cultural heritage. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can get in touch with news director Doug Doyle at 973-624-8880, ext. 264.
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