Russ Tarby

Russ Tarby is based in Syracuse NY and has written about jazz for The Syncopated Times, The Syracuse New Times, The Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse (JASS) JazzFax Newsletter, and several other publications.
Baby Soda Jazz Band

Peter Ford’s Box Bass

Peter Ford holds down the bottom for the Baby Soda Jazz Band playing a single-string box bass of his own creation. He started out on

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Jean "Toots" Thielemans.

“Toots” Thielemans dies at 94

Belgian musician Jean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans, who turned the lowly harmonica into a virtuoso jazz instrument, died Aug. 22 in Brussels. He was 94. Thielemans, a

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Avalon-Jazz-Band

Tatiana Gets Dizzy

The Avalon Jazz Band featuring vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie made its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut May 31, at the renowned Dizzy’s Club, in New York

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Salt City Six’s Final Session

Salt City Six’s Final Session

Former Salt City Six manager Arnie Koch has dubbed drummer and longtime mainstay Danny D’Imperio as “Treasure Hunter of the Year” for discovering the master

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Spiegle Willcox (second from left) and Bix Beiderbecke (fourth from left) on the Goldkette band bus in Massachusetts, 1926

Bix, Spiegle Remembered

For decades, they called it the Bix Bash. Since its inception in 1966, hundreds of Dixieland fans flocked to Central New York’s yearly multi-band celebrations

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Jewel Brown Shindig

When Jack Ruby Robbed Jewel Brown

Behind the Armstrong Singer’s Dealings with the famed Nightclub Owner and Oswald Killer. Most people associate Jack Ruby with the striptease shows that unfolded nightly

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Chicago Hot Six

Hot Jazz Breaks

They may be named the Chicago Hot Six but the band’s style is sheer New Orleans. “We aim for a very old New Orleans sound,”

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rebirth brass band

The Festival Roundup March 2016

36th ANNUAL JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY FESTIVAL. (Monterey, Calif.) – March 3-6. While the Monterey Convention Center is undergoing a $40-million upgrade, the 36th

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