Jazz Mecca Returning To Bay Area?

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Jazz Police Young Artists Showcase Presents the Dakota Combo on December 5th at the Artists Quarter

“You had clubs like Jazz at Pearl’s, institutions that aren’t there any longer. You had Bruno’s, the Mission scene.” Musicians are struggling, nationwide: Record deals have vanished; Spotify pays minuscule fees; and many gigs are played for door money. Yet even when such clubs as Keystone Korner (long-gone) and Yoshi’s kept the regional scene on the national map, few got rich. It “takes a naive mind” to get involved with jazz on a business level, jokes Kline, who has innovated a nonprofit model for SFJazz, originally patterned after aspects of the San Francisco Symphony. “These are delicate years,” he admits. Yet with a high-powered board of directors, some wealthy patrons and 9,000 members, SFJazz is “hitting all its numbers” since its new venue opened in January, he says. And aside from any secret sauce, he adds, “You have to be crazy enough to want to do this.” He’s a jazz fanatic, in other words.
For more information, visit http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_24623674/jazz-mecca-returning-bay-area

Jazz up the season at Bucknell Dec. 4

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For more information, visit http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-3-in-lexington/robert-cunningham

Lexington Jazz Music Examiner

Returning members of the Dakota Combo at the Iowa City Jazz Festival in JulyAndrea Canter This year, the Combo is a septet of musicians from throughout the metro area: Jack Courtright, trombone (Apple Valley, junior) Ben Ehrlich, drums (Wayzata, senior) Peter Goggin, alto saxophone (Moundsview, junior) Will Kjeer, piano (Home School, senior) Levi Schwartzberg, vibraphone (Minneapolis Southwest, senior) Aiden Sponheim, trumpet (Minneapolis Southwest, junior) Sam Worthington, bass (Moundsview, senior) The Combo Rhythm Section at the DakotaAndrea Canter The Combo’s rhythm section (Will Kjeer, Sam Worthington and Ben Ehrlich) performed in November at the Dakota, opening for the Lynne Arriale Trio; otherwise the December 5th gig is their first public performance of the season. Other upcoming events are the PipJazz concert at Landmark Center and MacPhail Combo Festival in March, MacPhail Jazz Thursdays in May, a day of school visits (spring), and a recording session. An unprecedented five musicians are returning for a second year. The Jazz Police Young Artists Showcase, curated by Andrea Canter and Greg Keel, presents student ensembles 5-6 times per year. With the closing of the Artists Quarter at the end of the year, a new venue will be needed for 2014. The Artists Quarter is located at 408 St.
For more information, visit http://www.jazzpolice.com/content/view/10973/68/

He has toured throughout the U.S., India, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Caribbean. A Yamaha Keyboard Artist, he is in demand as a clinician and performer. Born in Evansville, Ind., Rudolph studied trumpet and composition under scholarship at Butler University. He switched his main instrumental focus to the piano at age 22 and was hired by Buddy Morrow to perform with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1977. Since moving to Harrisburg in 1978, he has been largely responsible for the growth and development of the thriving jazz scene in Central Pennsylvania. He is the founder of the Central PA Friends of Jazz, now in its 33rd successful season of monthly concerts, youth band, jazz camp, and the annual Central PA Jazz Festival, for which he serves as the Executive Director. He was the recipient of the 2002 Harrisburg Arts Award for dedication to the arts and community service.
For more information, visit http://www.dailyitem.com/0300_entertainment/x1199563016/Jazz-up-the-season-at-Bucknell-Dec-4

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