Montavilla Jazz Festival

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – David Friesen Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 5 – DAVID FRIESEN QUARTET:  I have long been a fan of David Friesen's "brand" of jazz... ever...
Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression

Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression Montavilla Jazz Festival 2017

Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression The Montavilla Jazz Festival (in the Montavilla area of Portland, Oregon) is in it's fourth year (unbeknownst to...
Montavilla Jazz Festival

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 1 – Ron Steen Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 1 - RON STEEN QUARTET: I don't think the organizers could have picked a better act to open...

Smoocho Gusto at Cascadia Grill, 2017/06/21

Just DON'T let me hear you claiming that the Magickland of Olywa "doesn't have anything good to do"... life here is full of great...
Dick Metcalf Contemporary Fusion Reviews

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Dick Metcalf Contemporary Fusion Reviews I started doing my LIVE SHOW reviews in the late 1990's, right here in the Olympia, Washington area, and...

The Indie Bible – A Player’s best friend!!!

  When it comes to making sure you are able to get the word out about your music, there is no better resource available on...
Montavilla Jazz Festival

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 6 – Rich Halley 5 with Vinny Golia

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 6 - RICH HALLEY 5 WITH VINNY GOLIA: I was truly excited to attend this great jazz festival,...
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* contemporaryfusionreviews get music reviews *   Hi, I'm Dick Metcalf, editor and publisher of Improvijazzation Nation and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazines. I'm in...

A Tribute to John Keeslar LIVE SHOW review by Dick Metcalf

  It's been a whole host of years since the gang of players featured during the BENEFIT SHOW reviewed here had opportunity to get back...

“Retro” interview with Amy Denio

  I've been a fan of Amy's music since (way back) in the early 1990's... as you'll see in this Winter 1995 interview with her...

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Gabriele Tranchina heavenly jazz vocals

Gabriele Tranchina heavenly jazz vocals Gabriele Tranchina – Of Sailing Ships and the Stars...

Gabriele Tranchina heavenly jazz vocals Gabriele Tranchina - OF SAILING SHIPS AND THE STARS IN YOUR EYES:  It's been a bit since I last...
Brian Kastan dynamically different jazz rock

Brian Kastan dynamically different jazz rock Brian Kastan – Not So Standard

Brian Kastan dynamically different jazz rock Brian Kastan - NOT SO STANDARD: When I first reviewed Brian's "Roll The Dice On Life" (and gave...
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Billy Lester Trio fresh original piano jazz Billy Lester Trio - ITALY 2016:  I've reviewed Billy's jazz piano work many times before, most recently...