Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

The DoubleTree Hotel, on Rockville Pike, Maryland, about 10 miles from our nation's capital, was the venue for the 13th annual East Coast Jazz Festival from February 11th through the 16th of this year. Compared with other festivals it is a small event, drawing mainly on local talent with a sprinkling of headliners, this year Frank Morgan, Rebecca Parris, Junior Mance, Richie Cole and David ‘Fathead' Newman. But after thirteen years the event is thriving, providing a very real service to t
29.01.2011

Flute Fête 2004

Published in Concert Reviews
Maya Colemon - flute, piccolo, Selamawit Abebe & Shyesha Osler - flute, Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin - director, arranger & flute. With Dr. Thomas Korth - piano, Prof. Gerard Kunkel - guitar, Hamilton Hayes - bass, McClenty Hunter - drums

Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin is the Professor of Flute at Howard University in Washington D.C., part of a program that includes a great deal of emphasis on jazz performance. Once a year he holds a public recital with his students and a special guest artist. Last year a

Howard University, Washington D.C. Flute Féte 2004 featuring David "Fathead" Newman, flute, with The Flutes of Howard University: Maya Coleman - flute, piccolo, Selamawit Abebe & Shyesha Osler - flute, Dr. Sais Kamalidiin - director, arranger & flute. With Dr. Thomas Korth - piano, Prof. Gerard Kunkel - guitar, Hamilton Hayes - bass, McClenty Hunter - drums

Dr. Sais Kamalidiin runs a program in jazz flute at Howard University, and once a year he holds a public recital with a special gu

29.01.2011

Herbie Mann Memorial

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The New York Jazz Flute Quartet, Dave Valentin Group, Trio Da Paz, Lew Tabackin, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi and special guests.

This Monday evening at the Blue Note saw a gathering of musicians who came together to celebrate the life of flutist Herbie Mann who passed away July 1st after a lengthy battle with cancer. Mann had already been formerly eulogized at a service October 20th at St. Peter's Cathedral, with music from David "Fathead" Newman and others. This was a more informal occa

Last December, 2007, I attended the conference of the International Society For Improvised Music at Northwestern University in Chicago. I was there to give a presentation entitled "Creativity, Self-Actualization and the Process of Musical Improvisation." As I was a participant in the conference it did not seem appropriate for me to review it. However, jazz writer/broadcaster Michael G. Nastos has given jazzreview.com permission to reprint his impression of the event.

"The second annual confer

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