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18 October 2013

Sonny Fortune


When critics speak of Sonny Fortune, names like Coltrane, Cannonball, Young, Bechet, Hawkins and Parker are mentioned. Quite a legacy - but well deserved - for Sonny Fortune embodies all of the finest qualities of those late, great musicians: hard work, dedication to his art, and exceptional music. Lucky for us, Sonny is still here and blowing hard.

05 October 2013

Nicholas Payton


Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton   is widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time. Hailed as a virtuoso before he was even out of high school, his maturation and talent has earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history.


Saxophone Summit brings together some of the most monumental figures in jazz: saxophone titans Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, and Ravi Coltrane.

18 September 2013

Larry Carlton


Larry Carlton has set a standard for the art of the electric guitar for over three decades.

13 September 2013

Joey DeFrancesco


Down Beat's Critics and Readers Poll selected him as the top jazz organist every year since 2003.

13 September 2013

Pharoah Sanders


Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described Pharoah Sanders as "probably the best tenor player in the world."

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