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May/June 2017: Buster Williams (Festival Edition)  -  [ straight up ]

Buster Williams: Always Something More

Bassist Buster Williams is one of the most accomplished and in-demand bassists on the jazz scene today. His nearly six-decade career has included performances, tours, and recordings with such luminaries as Art Blakey, Mary Lou Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Lee Konitz, Errol Garner, and Freddie Hubbard, among countless others. Williams […]

brilliant corners  -  [ May/June 2015: Esperanza Spalding ]

Fred Hersch: Floating

Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, Fred Hersch is one of the truly great pianists on the scene today. After showing early promise as a classical pianist, Fred became immersed in jazz while studying at Grinnell College in Iowa. He broke onto the scene in the late 70s as a sideman with Art Farmer, Jane Ira Bloom, […]

dreamscapes  -  [ September/October 2010: Allan Harris ]

Aaron Parks:
Out-of-Body Experience

“Precocious” is the first word that comes to mind when I think of Aaron Parks. At 15, he was attending the University of Washington, doing a triple major in computer science, math, and music. He did not plan to pursue music professionally, but soon after university, he was performing and recording with many of the […]

brilliant corners  -  [ May/June 2009: Jimmy Cobb ]

Kenny Werner:
Effortless Mastery

Born in Brooklyn in 1951, pianist Kenny Werner has formed a niche for himself as a performer, a composer, and an important voice in the conversation about the spiritual underpinnings of music. Kenny was introduced to music at age 4 when he joined a children’s song-and-dance group. By 11, he had recorded with a 15-piece […]


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