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Letters to the Editor November 2019

The many letters received on the Dixieland essays are gathered here: Reader Responses to “Reconsidering Dixieland Jazz: How the Name has Harmed the Music” Forget

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Haruka Kikuchi Discography

Tailgate trombonist Haruka Kikuchi moved from Japan to New Orleans in 2014 and quickly found herself welcome in both traditional jazz circles and on the

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The Festival Roundup April 2019

PENSACOLA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Pensacola, FL) – April 6-7 Now in its 36th year, this free festival is staged April 6 and 7, at the historic

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The Festival Roundup March 2019

This is the Festival Roundup as it appeared way back in March 2019. For the current Roundup check the events tab on our menu. JAZZ

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Charlie Halloran Discography

Charlie Halloran is one of the busiest sidemen in New Orleans but he has only released two albums under his own name. He can be heard

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Ewan Bleach Discography

Ewan Bleach is a cornerstone of the UK traditional jazz scene. As a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer he appears with several prominent London based

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Chloe Feoranzo Discography

Chloe Feoranzo has packed a lot into a career that is still in its first chapters. She has toured with Pokey LaFarge and Postmodern Jukebox and

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Letters to the Editor February 2019

– More on Hayakawa – To the Editor: As you said in the Jan. issue (“Baby, It’s Colder Inside,” January 2019), it’s a welcome relief

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Robin Rapuzzi Discography

Robin Rapuzzi is best known for his work with Tuba Skinny, and Tuba Skinny is most known for Youtube videos,  but the band has released nine

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The Festival Roundup February 2019

This is the Roundup as it ran way back in February 2019, for the latest month look here: HERE NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ FESTIVAL (Wilmington, NC)

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Shaye Cohn Discography

Shaye Cohn is best known for her work with Tuba Skinny, and Tuba Skinny is known for YouTube videos,  but the band has released ten

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Letters to the Editor October 2018

– (Some) Old Instruments Are Better – To the Editor: With regard to Professor Cunningham’s article in the September issue, as an OLD guitar and

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Krewe of Muses Shoe

At the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp that Banu Gibson described in her article in the December issue, there was an auction to benefit their

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Big Announcement! Please Share!

SyncopatedTimes.com now offers full online access to the paper for only $20 a year.  Attractively laid out pages organized by columnist and topic. Every story is

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Festival Roundup June 2018

This is The Festival Roundup as printed in our June 2018 issue, the most recent roundup can be found with the current issue or in

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Letters to The Editor May 2018

19th Century International Mail (from the collectors site https://alphabetilately.org/) – International Mail Woes – To the Editor: Thanks very much for the January and February

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The Festival Roundup May 2018

This is The Festival Roundup as printed in our May 2018 issue, the most recent roundup can be found on our site menu. BAYOU BOOGALOO

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Cartoon by Zim

(with many thanks to Ron Evry! www.ronevry.com)

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Letters to the Editor March 2018

– Cortland, not Corning – To the Editor: Thank you for the front-page article on Colin Hancock, an amazing young musician and more whom I’m

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Letters to the Editor February 2018

Pensacola? Vout-O-Reenie! To the Editor: I’ve worked with the Public History Department at UWF in Pensacola and have helped the students do some research about

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Letters to the Editor October 2017

Muskat, Oman, may not be the bluesiest destination to ramble to.  – “Muskat?” Oh, Man! – To the Editor: I’m currently reading the September issue

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Letters to the Editor September 2017

– Banjos Aweigh on JazzFest at Sea – To the Editor: As you now know, there will not be a 2018 JazzSea Cruise in January.

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Letters to the Editor August 2017

– Remembering Richard Hawk – To the Editor: Dick Hawk, the Torch Carrier of good jazz in the Midwest passed on a few weeks ago.

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Letters to the Editor July 2017

– A Note of Clarification – To the Editor: I just got around to reading the May issue (June is still waiting—I’m behind!) and found

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Letters to the Editor June 2017

– BMI Demands Tribute from Bix – To the Editor: After dealing with just about everything at the Tribute to Bix fest for almost 30

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The Festival Roundup February 2017

This is The Festival Roundup as printed in our February 2017 issue, the most recent roundup can be found in our menu. To include your

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Letters to the Editor February 2017

To the Editor: Many thanks for the fantastic article you penned and published regarding Dan Levinson’ Roof Garden Jass Band celebrating the centenary of the

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The Festival Roundup January 2017

This is The Festival Roundup as printed in our January 2017 issue, the most recent Roundup can be found here, our Interactive Event Calendar is located at

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The Festival Roundup October 2016

SOUTHERN OREGON MUSIC FESTIVAL. (Medford, Ore.) – Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Fifteen bands will perform a total of 95 sets at five distinct venues, all within

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The Festival Roundup September 2016

This is The Festival Roundup as printed in our September 2016 issue, the most recent Roundup can be found HERE HOT JAZZ JUBILEE. (Sacramento, Calif.)

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The Festival Roundup August 2016

DJANGO REINHARDT NEW YORK FESTIVAL. (New York, N.Y.) Aug. 2-7. The Django Reinhardt NY Festival celebrates 17 years at its home, Birdland, 315 W. 44th

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The Festival Roundup July 2016

This is the Roundup as it appeared way back in July 2016, for this month’s roundup look HERE. WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL. (Portland, Ore.) – July

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The Festival Roundup May 2016

This is the Roundup from way back in May 2016, for the latest month look here: HERE RED CAT JAZZ FESTIVAL. (Galveston, Texas.) – May

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Letters to the Editor March 2016

Jim Jones writes, “What a delightful, fulfilling and much-needed surprise! As the heady swirl of newness gives way to the long-term realities of your life

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