Jazz Travels

Matt Tolentino Mark Lenz Photo

A Visit with Matt Tolentino

At the West Coast Ragtime Festival in November I sat down for about half an hour for a wide-ranging conversation with multi-instrumentalist Matt Tolentino, who

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Stephanie Trick Scott Joplin 2019

From the 38th Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival

The Thursday afternoon concert featured new pieces by contemporary composers such as Vincent Johnson, Marty Mincer, John Reed-Torres, and Martin Spitznagel, the latter two playing their own works. This added a welcome variety

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From the San Diego Jazz Fest

Over Thanksgiving weekend I attended the San Diego Jazz Festival for the first, and hopefully not last, time. The 39th annual installment organized by America’s

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Monas bandstand Lynn Redmile 768x502 - Tuesdays at Mona's

Tuesdays at Mona’s

I’m in the advantageous position of being retired and living not all that far from New York City, that hotbed of trad jazz (and, I

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