D.A. G.

Organizer

Location:

Linden, NJ
Hometown: Linden

Organizer since:

March 20, 2009

Who are your favorite jazz artists? (It's ok if you don't know.)

Too many to mention, but I'll try: Bobby McFerrin, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, Darcy James Argue and some local performers: Radam Schwartz, Frank Noviello, Pam Purvis.

What are your favorite sub-genres of jazz? (It's ok to say you are not sure)

Well... Gypsy Jazz, Big Band Swing, Ragtime, Dixieland, Retro Swing, Latin Jazz are my favorites, but I'll listen to just about anything jazzy! (except Smooth Jazz and Fusion)

Have you been to any historic, important or otherwise memorable shows that you'd like to share?

I've been to the Newport Jazz Festival a few times since 2007. Always some great acts performing there! I've also seen bassist Ben Allison & former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky perform a set of improvised jazz/poetry pieces. What an incredible show! Here's a taste of the Allison/Pinsky performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDkRE_i5jHs

We hold tables for the exact number of people RSVPed. Can you commit to keeping your RSVP up to date so we don't end up holding unused seats? (it puts us in a bad position with venues who don't welcome us back)

Absolutely! I'm the one holding the tables!

Introduction

I founded this Meetup group & JazzvilleNJ.com to promote live NJ jazz. NJ is so close to NYC that many times our jazz scene is overshadowed by the Big Apple. Many global acts had their humble start in NJ. Join us...and catch a rising star!

What D.A. G. is saying about this Meetup Group

A bunch of cool jazz cats who know live jazz is best!


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