Category Archives: jazz

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Earthwise on-sales at The Mitch

I have five shows onsale at EventBrite, mostly at The Mitch. Jazz Matinee, Sunday, August 18, 2019 2 pm at Mitchell Park El Palo Alto room. I cannot announce the name of this act until next week or so. So … Continue reading

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Jane Monheit arguably the most famous Connetquot alumnus

Jane Monheit sings tonite at Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park El Palo Alto Room, presented by Earthwise Productions (dots me). Her most famous Youtube performance is “I Won’t Dance” with Michael Buble (but from Jane’s cd) that has more than a … Continue reading

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Tom Harrell files

Ben Ratliff: The trumpeter Tom Harrell has been doing this a long time, through various schools and vogues: He can play slow and fast and in between, sometimes all within a single line. But his improvising is always temperate and … Continue reading

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Monheit sends Mitchell to ‘Dreamland’

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit of Long Island and Los Angeles rode a musical magic carpet, piloting 75 of her intimates, on a tour of the American and New World songbook, Friday at the Mitchell Park Center El Palo Alto room. … Continue reading

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New website launch for Earthwise

My wife, the artist and former arts commissioner Terry Acebo Davis aka TMW, made a tribute page or fan page for Earthwise Productions, my concert company. I started in 1994, which predates the modern internet, and have had varying degrees … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Mitch; or Woods that it were so simple

Someone sent me an old photo from 1991 with Mitch Woods, Johnny Sansone two others and Bob Margolin. I also shot Mitch Woods last year in downtown Palo Alto. In between, from his website, promoting a new life album, are … Continue reading

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‘Bemsha Swing’ by 86 different artists including Charlie Hunter, TJ Kirk and MMW– but I learned it from my then-client Jack Walrath, at the Octopus Lounge in Pacifica, on October 5, 2004

  And I once wrote about it to a Penn grad student Bethany Klein, who apparently had different ideas of what is “our song”. The song of course is by Thelonius Monk and Denzil Best. It’s a pigeon of “Bimshire”. … Continue reading

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