In June I attended two CD release parties in New York City: trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg’s on the 2nd, and reedmen Will and Peter
The Centennial Concert I have attended three historically significant events at Carnegie Hall. The first two were in 1988: on January 16, the re-creation of
February 26, 2017 is widely, though not universally, recognized as the 100th anniversary of the first recorded jazz. The day was commemorated with many concerts
As a natural sequel to last month’s column, I traveled to Pittsburgh to interview ragtime pianist and Rivermont Records owner Bryan Wright at his home.
I write this report with some trepidation, hoping that it will not spoil a good thing. The Central Pennsylvania Ragtime and American Music Festival has