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A Celebration of People Involved in Music
Long Island, New York
Robert von Bernewitz - Musicologist
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Kendall Morse Kendall Morse is a Grammy nominated singer, storyteller and songster from Maine. Coming from a large family, he heard many stories and tunes in his youth. At the age of 16, he received a second hand guitar for Christmas and his musical life was under way. Having the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Maestro Robert W. Butts Dr. Robert W. Butts is a conductor/composer and educator who resides in the state of New Jersey. In 1996 he formed The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, which encompasses professional musicians as well as local community players. The orchestra had originally performed only period music from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Photo by Carla Rees Xenia Pestova Xenia Pestova is a very talented pianist/educator and recording artist who is originally from Siberia, Russia. Although she was trained in traditional classical music, she has always loved exploring contemporary classical music. When her family moved to New Zealand during her early teens, Xenia... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Musicguy247
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The Alex Lopez Xpress The Alex Lopez Xpress has just released a new album titled "Slow Down". The new collection of songs has a strong meaning and addresses the big problem of drug addiction in America. As Alex states "It is a major issue plaguing our society." Alex reaches down... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Ed Palermo Ed Palermo is a band leader out of New York City who leads The Ed Palermo Big Band. They have just released a new CD called "The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II". It features arrangements of classic British Invasion rock and roll music from the 60s,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Kwame Binea New York based Rock/Soul group Kwame Binea Shakedown has recently released a full length album titled "Roots Rock n Universal love". The well written collection of songs is sure to draw you into a body boppin' groove. The songs are fully road tested and they make you want... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Mark Barnwell Mark Barnwell is a very talented Spanish style guitarist from the UK. His latest album "Mandala" has been released on Axe Calibre Records and it is a fine example of guitar virtuosity. The album showcases a diversity of styles throughout the collection of songs. As Mark explains, "Mandalas... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Musicguy247
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John Kennedy John Kennedy is a composer/conductor who is originally from Minnesota and now resides in the Bay Area in California. His parents supported the arts so John had no problem seeing acts like the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra or the Minnesota Orchestra in his youth. He began his musical... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Lois V Vierk Lois V Vierk is a talented composer who was originally from the Midwest and now resides in the New York Tri-state area. She began her musical journey at a young age when her family acquired a piano from a neighbor. As she experimented with the piano, she... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Jennifer DeFrayne Photo by Jennifer L Ban Coker Jennifer DeFrayne is a very talented pianist that specializes in instrumental music. She has just released a wonderful new CD entitled "Sisu". After one listen you will find yourself in a relaxed state of emotional tranquility. You will definitely want to revisit... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Musicguy247
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John Haesemeyer Singer/Songwriter John Haesemeyer is releasing a brand new EP titled "Maybe if I Try". John explains that the meaning of the title track is about perseverance and hard work. "For me personally, it’s about pressing ahead despite the challenges of making independent music year in and year out."... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Dominika Zamara Dominika Zamara is a very talented soprano singer who is originally from Poland and now resides in Italy. Coming from a musical family, Dominika got an early start in music with piano lessons from her grandfather - who was a very good organist. As Dominika explains, "Music and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Matthias Bamert Matthias Bamert is a Swiss born conductor who has practiced his craft throughout the world, with the finest orchestras and in the most prestigious venues it has to offer. Coming from a family that all played musical instruments as part of their upbringing, Matthias started with the violin... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Ian Anderson Ian Anderson is the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist of the pioneering classic rock band Jethro Tull. As a founding member, Ian and his musician friends created Jethro Tull in late 1967. As with a lot of young British bands in the thriving musical breeding ground of England, Jethro... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Allan Holdsworth Allan Holdsworth is a pioneering jazz/fusion guitarist, who is known in the music community as having a unique style and a highly advanced technical approach to the instrument. With his father being a very talented pianist, Allan's exposure to music came early and he began to play a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Phoebe Legere Phoebe Legere is a multi-instrumentalist - singer/songwriter who resides in New York City. Having lineage of Acadian and Native American descent, Phoebe comes from a musical family that carries old traditions back many centuries. As a young girl, she started playing musical beats with spoons and soon moved... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Burnt Out Wreck Gary Moat is a founding member of the British rock band Heavy Pettin', who has stepped out from behind the drum kit to lead a new project titled "Burnt Out Wreck". With the backing of great musicians, BOW has just released a brand new CD of well... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at Musicguy247
Nono and Adorno as Modernists The initial aim of this essay was to examine the extent to which Luigi Nono can be considered a modernist in an Adornian sense, paying particular attention to one of Nono’s pieces, Il Canto Sospeso (1955-1956). After some investigation, it is now the author’s view... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Musicguy247
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AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTES BY MARK NAFTALIN This loosely-organized essay comes out of questions sent to me by Rob von Bernewitz, and phone conversations that I had with him. I have written before about the times discussed here, but never in such detail. Still, as I think about these days gone by,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Posted Feb 21, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Byron Metcalf Byron Metcalf is an award winning musician who specializes as a percussionist, drummer, producer and recording artist. His well-rounded career spans many decades and he has been involved in a wide variety of genres of music. After achieving major success as a country artist - by recording and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at Musicguy247
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AL Atkins Al Atkins is a British Heavy Metal singer who comes from the epicenter of hard rock - Birmingham, England. The lower middle class industrial city is responsible for churning out rock classic musicians such as: Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, K.K. Downing, Dave Ball, Carl Palmer, Tony Iommi, Steve... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Kathryn Stott Kathryn Stott is a gifted concert classical pianist from the UK. She also teaches at The Royal Academy of Music as well as Chetham's School of Music. As a young girl, Kathryn took notice of the family upright piano - and with her mother being a piano teacher... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Musicguy247
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David A Jaffe Dr. David A. Jaffe is a composer and electronic music pioneer from California. Originally from West Orange, New Jersey, David was exposed to music at a young age as his father and grandfather were both musicians. David began playing violin at the age of 8 and went... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Musicguy247
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Dr. Robert Carl Dr. Robert Carl is an important person in the field of classical music. Not only has he made wonderful music compositions in his career, but he has also nurtured many young students to explore their own creativity in his/her musical journey. Mr. Carl teaches composition and theory,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Musicguy247