Rich Pulin – A big band veteran brings jazz to kids

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Rich Pulin of pulin4jazz.org talks about his life in jazz which included seven years with the Tommy Dorsey Band on trombone. Rich has been running a most innovative jazz education program for kids in Clark County, Nevada (Las Vegas) that could be a model for the nation.

– Ken McCarthy
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Tom Cunniffe: JazzHistoryOnline.com

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Singer, writer, and educator Tom Cunniffe was part of the legendary and unfortunately now-defunct Jazz.com.

He’s captured the spirit of that site and put his own unique twist on it with a unique approach to reviewing the music and shining a light on some of the great music of the past that deserves a … Read more

Milcho Leviev – East to West to Back Again

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Milcho’s Official website: Bio and more info
http://milcholeviev.net/new/en/

Pianist and composer Milcho Leviev was born and raised in Bulgaria in 1937 which means he had the experience of World War II, the Soviet invasion, and a long dictatorship as a child and young man.

Milcho is part of a wave of supremely accomplished musicians … Read more

Bruce Conforth and the real Robert Johnson

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Musician, educator and historian Bruce Conforth introduces us to the real Robert Johnson.

Far from the one-dimensional “native genius” he is often portrayed as, Robert Johnson was a well read, well traveled, versatile artist whose genius was no accident.

Dead at the age of 26, in his short life Johnson’s art left an indelible … Read more

Charlie Palmieri teaches the kids

We discovered this gem in the middle of a documentary about Puerto Rican culture in New York.

The late great Charlie Palmieri (1927 – 1988) does what so many great musicians have done – and continue to do – over the years: teaching the next generation.

That’s why we have the great music we do.

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