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April 8, 2020

 Ellis Marsalis with students including David Morgan (second from right)

As Wynton Marsalis posted on Facebook following the death of his father Ellis Marsalis Jr. April 1 at 85, “my daddy was a humble man with a lyrical sound that captured the spirit of place--New Orle...

January 19, 2020

 Jimmi Kilduff at APAP

One newcomer to the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) conference this week at the New York Hilton Midtown’s exhibition halls was Jimmi Kilduff, who was promoting his latest tribute show, Vintage Vegas.

The show relates the history...

December 5, 2019

 D'Mar drumming at Iridium (Photo: Arnie Goodman)

Blues great Rick Estrin wasn’t kidding a few weeks ago when he told an interviewer that Derrick “D’Mar” Martin, the new drummer of his band Rick Estrin & the NIghtcats, had kicked the entire group way up in terms of ente...

October 2, 2019

 Nellie McKay in A Play is a Poem (Photo by Craig Schwartz)

The playwright told her to “stick to the standards,” and singer-songwriter/actress Nellie McKay did in fact include “In My Solitude” and “The Sunny Side of the Street” in her song selections as the singer in pl...

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