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Lions with Wings update

I started Lions With Wings while I was in the bubble, trying to avoid getting a deathly virus. So far, so good. I am healthy. Even better, I am back in the concert biz, with 3 shows on sale, for … Continue reading

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Sneak peek new year’s preview of Dayna Stephens song-cycle regarding human archetypes

Dayna Stephens told me that 2020 was both his loneliest year and his most productive as a jazz composer. An annus horribilis plus. Besides two cds released and at least one other major commission, he wrote and demo’d a song cycle … Continue reading

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Six singles released by Earthwise’s Lions With Wings imprint on Bandcamp

Lions With Wings, the content platform spearheaded by Mark Weiss of Earthwise Productions as a work-around for a cancelled concert series, has released a total of six songs, with more in the works, Weiss says. The songs are: 1) Dayna … Continue reading

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Five oh one saxophone blues

In a former life, we used to have a notebook in which I wrote the names, date of birth of 1,001 saxophone players that I had culled from three different music reference books, all music guide, a British one, and … Continue reading

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Samora Pinderhughes mentions

SAMORA PINDERHUGHES’S ‘VENUS’ at Le Poisson Rouge (July 19, 8 p.m.). Mr. Pinderhughes, a pianist and vocalist, grabbed attention in 2016 with his politically incisive “Transformations Suite.” At Le Poisson Rouge he returns with a new set of material, “Venus,” … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dayna Stephens

COMING TO PALO ALTO, SUNDAY AUGUST 18, 2 P.M. SHOW TICKETS ON SALE, AT EVENTBRITE I had the pleasure of seeing Dayna Stephens at the Stanford Jazz Workshop concert series, at Dink. Because he is coming back to his home … Continue reading

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My 12 picks: Stanford, Northwestern, Army, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Michigan State, Schauer, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, UCLA and UTEP

I am not actually a gambler nor do I advocate such. I picked 11 teams plus the Democratic challenger for the gubernatorial seat of Michigan, Mark Schauer just as an experiment. It is more like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern picking a … Continue reading

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Dayna Stephens hands

I met Dayna Stephens at the Stanford Jazz workshop last month. While we chatted a young composer and trumpet stopped by for Dayna to eye-ball the chart he made, I presume of one of Dayna’s pieces. I heard the young … Continue reading

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Granite Alto

Photo essay about Stanford Jazz Camp / Workshop / Series / Festival / #firshir Ivor Holloway is a Gunn graduate and fulltime staff year-round for Stanford Jazz Workshop and camps. I met him Saturday for the first time since October … Continue reading

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Godspeed to Dayna Stephens

Whatever I was going to write today was pre-empted by noticing this teaser above the mast in The Daily News: Sax Genius Doesn’t Let Kidney Troubles Slow Him Down. Dayna Stephens first appeared on my radar in 2007 when Peter … Continue reading

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