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True jazz stars I-5 Allstars at ArtHouse Designs in Olympia, Washington

True jazz stars I-5 ALLSTARS AT ARTHOUSE DESIGNS IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON:  I hadn't been to Arthouse Designs in several years, mostly because I was...
Faith Angelina's first original composition

Faith Angelina’s first original composition for her “Reaching 12” album

Faith Angelina's first original composition for her "Reaching 12" album was written when she was only eight years old... she says that it helped...
Enchantingly memorable musical magic with FLOW (the Group)

Enchantingly memorable musical magic with FLOW (the Group) – Live Show Review, Royal Room,...

Enchantingly memorable musical magic with FLOW (the Group) - LIVE SHOW REVIEW, ROYAL ROOM, 2018/05/15:  There couldn't have been a more fitting venue for...
Dick Metcalf Contemporary Fusion Reviews

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 4 – Joe Manis Double Drums Quartet

Montavilla Jazz Festival Day 1, Act 4 - JOE MANIS DOUBLE DRUMS QUARTET: I was immediately impressed with Joe's sax work when they started...
Greta Matassa with John Stowell & Clipper Anderson at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe

Greta Matassa with John Stowell & Clipper Anderson at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe –...

Greta Matassa with John Stowell & Clipper Anderson at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe - LIVE SHOW REVIEW:  I recently did a review of master...
Rob Scheps dynamic Seattle show

Rob Scheps dynamic Seattle show Rob Scheps – The Music of Gil Evans Sextet...

Rob Scheps dynamic Seattle show Rob Scheps - THE MUSIC OF GIL EVANS SEXTET INTERVIEW Rob is a favorite player of mine, ever since I...
Faith Angelina piano creations series

Faith Angelina’s captivating story – A series on young artist Faith Angelina

  Faith Angelina's captivating story Her story is a very captivating tale, but her musical talent at such a young age (she was 12 when...

Artist Highlight: Interview with Leonardo “MoonJune” Pavkovic

I believe it was about 2003 or 2004 when I was first sent copies of MOONJUNE CD’s for review… if I remember correctly, they...
Part 4 Sound vs. Style

Jeremy Shaskus new article series Jeremy Shaskus – How To Survive Being A Musician...

Jeremy Shaskus new article series Jeremy Shaskus - HOW TO SURVIVE BEING A MUSICIAN IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM:   My name is Jeremy Shaskus. I...
Interview with Tony Roc Adamo

INTERVIEW with Tony Roc Adamo

Interview with Tony Roc Adamo Folks who have been with me for a good while know that I have a special place in my jazz...

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Positively marvelous piano Roger Davidson

Positively marvelous piano Roger Davidson – Music From The Heart

Positively marvelous piano Roger Davidson - MUSIC FROM THE HEART:  I can't tell you exactly how many times I've reviewed Roger's wonderful jazz piano...
Refreshingly powerful soundscapes of nature Jill Haley

Refreshingly powerful soundscapes of nature Jill Haley – The Waters of Glacier

Refreshingly powerful soundscapes of nature Jill Haley - THE WATERS OF GLACIER: Jill's powerful soundscapes are always a sonic treat for me; I first...
Highly entertaining jazz duo Hendrik Meurkens Bill Cunliffe

Highly entertaining jazz duo Hendrik Meurkens Bill Cunliffe – Cabin In The Sky

Highly entertaining jazz duo Hendrik Meurkens Bill Cunliffe - CABIN IN THE SKY:  If you've never heard mellow jazz harmonica with highly entertaining piano...