Jazz Jottings July 2021

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks were together for the first time in 15 months on June 10 for a recording session at The Power Station for Martin Scorsese’s new film. The session was engineered and produced by Grammy-award winners Stewart Lerman and Randall Poster. The Nighthawks re-created music originally recorded by the California Ramblers, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, and other bands of the Jazz Age with Loudon Wainwright III on vocals. The ’20s are back!

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Pete and Will Anderson (along with assorted friends) have kept in tune performing weekends in front of Duke Ellington’s historic brownstone apartment building on West 106th Street (Duke Ellington Blvd.) and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. The twins have also been producing two videos a week, available for subscribers on their YouTube channel.

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The 13th annual conference of the Jazz Educators Network will be held January 5-8, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX. Future conferences are scheduled in 2023 at Orlando, FL; 2024, New Orleans; 2025, Atlanta; 2026, Washington, DC; and 2027, Louisville, KY.

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See also these entries which warranted their own page:

Alisa Clancy retires from hosting the Bay Area’s “Morning Cup of Jazz”

Stan Kenton Orchestra Marks 80 Years

Lew Shaw started writing about music as the publicist for the famous Berkshire Music Barn in the 1960s. He joined the West Coast Rag in 1989 and has been a guiding light to this paper through the two name changes since then as we grew to become The Syncopated Times.  47 of his profiles of today's top musicians are collected in Jazz Beat: Notes on Classic Jazz. Volume two, Jazz Beat Encore: More Notes on Classic Jazz contains 43 more! Lew taps his extensive network of connections and friends throughout the traditional jazz world to bring us his Jazz Jottings column every month.

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