March 20, 2009
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.
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)
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
Absolutely! I'm the one holding the tables!
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!
A bunch of cool jazz cats who know live jazz is best!