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  • A Love Supreme
  • A Love Supreme

    Bob Curnow and his Big Band prove jazz isn't dead at their multigenerational shows
  • Child's Play
  • Child's Play

    The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is both a showcase of jazz greats and an effort to keep the style alive.
      Snider grew up without jazz. An instructor of jazz bass and jazz history at Washington State University and a veteran of the Air Force jazz band, Snider, 58, says that even in New York City, where he grew up, most kids his age didn’t know much about the genre.
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  • She Vas His Girlfriend
  • She Vas His Girlfriend

    The musical version of Young Frankenstein makes jokes about broads even broader.
      The 1974 movie parody spoofed âeuro;œhorrorâeuro;� with vaudeville gags. In the 2007 Broadway-musical update, Victor Frankenstein has acquired a grandson, Frederick, who âeuro;” while shimmying through some dance numbers âeuro;” also sparks life out of a corpse. A very large, very angry corpse.
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  • Five Cool Moves
  • Five Cool Moves

    Come Fly Away interprets Frank Sinatra’s songs with physical movement. Here are a couple of the moves to look for.
      After Selya, dancing the role of Sid, lures his fictional partner, Babe, with one arm and she straddles him, they almost kiss and thrust their heads away, twice.
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  • One-Night Band
  • One-Night Band

    World-class saxist Joshua Redman is jamming with Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble
      The trick for a guy like Redman to blend with an ensemble of nearly 20 members is âeuro;œmaintaining some sense of originality and having my identity in the music,âeuro;� he says. âeuro;œThis is a situation where most of what Iâeuro;™m going to be doing is soloing. Hopefully I.
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  • Staying on the Beat
  • Staying on the Beat

    In a tiny room in a dark bar in a corner of the city, Don Goodwin and friends are keeping Spokane jazz alive.
      It’s been happening at the Swamp. In an outof-the-way industrial sector squeezed between the freeway and the railroad tracks, the friendly neighborhood tavern has offered, for the past two years’ worth of Tuesdays, the closest thing Spokane has had to a consistent jazz club since the demise of ella’s at CenterStage in 2008.
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  • Channeling Mildred Bailey
  • Channeling Mildred Bailey

    It's past time we honored the jazz phenomenon from Spokane who's not named Bing.
      Crosby’s youth in Spokane had included a stint as a singing drummer with Mildred’s younger brother, Al Rinker, in a high school jazz band, and spending time at the Rinker home, where their mother, Josephine, a Coeur d’Alene tribal member, sang and played a mean honky-tonk piano.
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  • Play It Forward
  • Play It Forward

    Ed Shaughnessy returns the gift of success.
      Edwin Shaughnessy may have kept on playing piano if a debt owed to his father had been paid in cash instead of a drum kit. It was a twist of fate that would take the teenage Shaughnessy out of Jersey and around the world, appearing with artists like Jimi Hendrix and B.
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  • Eurhythmic

      by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & Y & lt;/span & ou can hear it in "Easy Did It" on Dave Holland's Critical Mass, when he trades fours with tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. And you can hear it in "Jimi" and in the title tune of his 2000 release, Get 2
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  • Shake Your Bonbons

      by Michael Bowen & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he headliner for Saturday night's portion of the SFCC Jazz Festival, Hilton Ruiz, will be playing a tribute to Tito Puente. Remember Santana in 1971 with "Oye Como Va"? They were covering Tito. Remembe
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  • The Real Kenny G

    Garrett is 45 now, but he's still learning from the greats
      and drawing on a
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