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Armand Boatman Trio and vibraphonist Jim Cooper at Musicians Hall

Armand Boatman Trio and vibraphonist Jim Cooper at Musicians Hall

By Patricia Myers:
The sparkling piano style of Armand Boatman combined with the flashing mallets of longtime Chicago-area vibraphonist Jim Cooper in a quartet setting on Nov. 4 at the Musicians Hall in Phoenix. From the opening lilt of “Almost Like Being in Love” to the closing Latin-flavored “Datura,” both sets were a satisfying mix of standards and originals.

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Riffs: Music News from Out and About

Riffs: Music News from Out and About

By Patricia Myers:
The metro-Phoenix jazz community is supporting the DwyerStrong Benefit from 3 to 7 pm Sunday, Nov. 23, with top local artists giving their talent and time to help raise funds for medical costs related the treatment of Danny Long’s grandson, a 16-year-old leukemia patient.

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Tom Miles Scholarship benefit raises funds for youth musicians

Tom Miles Scholarship benefit raises funds for youth musicians

By Patricia Myers:
A panoply of local musicians donated their talent and time to perform for the fourth annual Tom Miles Scholarship Benefit show on Sept. 28 at Pranksters Too in Scottsdale, The event was organized by members of the Phoenix Musicians Union, Local 586 AFM, who created the scholarship to honor the late Tom Miles, a gifted Phoenix trumpet player

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Riffs — Music News from Out and About  By Patricia Myers

Riffs — Music News from Out and About By Patricia Myers

An exciting new Arizona-music website has been launched that will feature all the elements of my monthly Jazz E Updates: Riffs column, Events Calendar and Jazz Venues. I will continue to send my monthly Jazz Updates via email to all those who have asked to receive it and share with others, but this new website will provide even more music information in an easily readable format.

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RIFFS — News from Out and About by Patricia Myers

RIFFS — News from Out and About by Patricia Myers

SEPT. 2014 — AZ JAZZ UPDATE All content copyright © 2014 Patricia Myers, psmyers1@cox.net Co-sponsored by lakeshoremusic.org   RIFFS — News from Out and About By Patricia Myers “The Season” is upon us once again, and the major venues have announced their fall-winter season bookings of top-name artists.   The seventh annual Lakeshore Music jazz-concert series at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 […]

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