Brian Sheridan

Brian R. Sheridan, MA, is the chair of the Communication Department at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA (hometown of Ish Kabibble) and a longtime journalist in broadcast and print. He also co-authored the book America in the Thirties published by Syracuse University Press. Sheridan can be reached at bsheridan@mercyhurst.edu. Find him on Twitter @briansheridan and Instagram at brianrsheridan.

Don Neely by Matias Bombal March 2019

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazzes On

One can’t imagine the vintage music scene today without the influence of Don Neely, the founder of the long-running Royal Society Jazz Orchestra. The California-based

John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli Celebrates King Cole

March 17th marked the 100th birthday of the late Nathaniel Adams Coles, aka Nat “King” Cole, and guitarist-vocalist John Pizzarelli isn’t letting that important milestone

Cat Russell

Catherine Russell is Jazz Royalty

Singer Catherine Russell is jazz royalty, a queen of jazz, soul, and blues. Her crown comes not only from her immense talent as a vocalist

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Matt Dusk: In Sinatra’s Footsteps

Since high school, Canadian jazz singer Matt Dusk has dreamed of swaggering in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. So

Dandy Wellington

Dandy Wellington: ‘Life Is an Occasion’

The Harlem-based Bandleader Ruminates on Music, Performance, and Style William Shakespeare once famously asked “What’s in a name?” That line from Romeo and Juliet could

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Steve Ross: The King of Cabaret

When New York City pianist-singer Bobby Short died in 2005, Steve Ross, the “crown prince of cabaret” as the New York Times dubbed him, became

Mike Davis trumpet

Mike Davis Finds the Way Back

The ‘Transcendent’ Purpose and Relevance of Early Jazz Mike Davis may be the most ubiquitous trumpet player in New York City. On any given night,

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