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A Celebration of People Involved in Music
Long Island, New York
Robert von Bernewitz - Musicologist
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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
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/larry-coryell-pioneering-jazz-fusion-guitarist-dead-at-73-w467975 Continue reading
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
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Pauline Oliveros Tribute NYC 12/22/16 On a clear December night, there was a wonderful tribute staged by The New York Library for the Performing Arts in the Bruno Walter Auditorium for the pioneering composer/educator/musician Pauline Oliveros, who had just recently passed away. Although the website said all the reservations were... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Musicguy247
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The Paul Nelson Band The Paul Nelson band has just released its debut album titled "Badass Generation". The point the band is making is they believe the classic rock, blues and jam bands of the early 70's were the most hard driving, badass music of a generation, and it should... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Roine Stolt Swedish progressive rock band Kaipa DaCapo has just released a fresh - but true to their roots- collection of songs entitled "Dårskapens Monotoni". Founding member Roine Stolt explains "I think we strike a nice balance between the old and the new. I tried to write my songs as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Bob Hagger Mabel Greer's Toyshop is an English band that was born in the heart of the 60's British music explosion. They have just released the first song from they're second reunion album titled "The Secret". The song "Big Brother, Little Brother" showcases the issues affecting Native American Indians. Founding... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Dr. Richard Niles Bandzilla is a very talented 25 piece orchestra led by guitarist/producer Dr. Richard Niles. The band features a variety of funk, jazz, fusion and punk music that produces an unusual signature sound. It is this exciting sound that has caught the attention of major stars, as Niles... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Ursula Oppens Ursula Oppens is a world class pianist and educator from New York City. Having a mother who taught piano and a father who had a Doctorate in Musicology, Ursula began her journey in music at a very young age. She received private lessons throughout her youth and spent... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Musicguy247
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For Immediate Release Bay Area Based Singer/Songwriter Jordan Hurwitz Announces Her Fourth Release, LOVESICK. EP, Produced by the Legendary Narada Michael Walden San Francisco - American singer/songwriter Jordan Hurwitz is releasing her latest EP with 3-time Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar winning producer Narada Michael Walden arranging and producing six new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Musicguy247
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FloRocker FloRocker is a young talented rapper and producer from California. He has just released a full length CD titled "Rich in the Heart". Judging by the quality material on it, he's gonna be "Rich in the Wallet", because the songs flo' with strong lyrics, catchy hooks and danceable beats.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Marcus Corbett Marcus Corbett is a talented singer/songwriter from the UK. He has just released a new album titled "Every Little Spirit". It features mature songwriting with a unique blend of British folk music mixed with traditional Indian influences. The melding of these different cultures is a result of him... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Musicguy247
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Patchogue Theater 11/6/2016 Great patriotic Americans and great American music have one thing in common... they stand the test of time and will always be remembered. On a seasonable Sunday afternoon November 6th 2016, The current Glenn Miller Orchestra performed at the newly renovated Patchogue... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Charles Xavier Charles Xavier is a Bay Area musician/producer who is originally from the Boston area. After graduating New Bedford High School in Massachusetts, Charles went on to the Berklee College of Music. At Berklee he befriended Vinnie Colaiuta of Zappa fame as the both of them studied drums and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Musicguy247
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Don Preston Don Preston is a jazz bred multi-instrumentalist musician who is best known for his work with the Mothers of Invention and Frank Zappa. With his father being a jazz arranger and composer in residence with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Don to exposed to music at a very early... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Musicguy247