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“Chapito” Chavarria’s 100th Birthday Celebration At The Musical Instrument Museum

“Chapito” Chavarria’s 100th Birthday Celebration At The Musical Instrument Museum

By PATRICIA MYERS,

“Chapito” Chavarria Orchestra
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
April 6, 2014

A 10-piece band of Phoenix-area musicians performed a concert celebrating the 100th birthday of longtime bandleader Rafael “Chapito” Chavarria. The musician, composer and arranger attended the event, which included the dedication of a new segment of the “I Am AZ Music” exhibit at the Musical Instrument Museum.

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Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra At Mesa Arts Center

Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra At Mesa Arts Center

By PATRICIA MYERS Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra Mesa Arts Center Mesa, Arizona March 7, 2014The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, one of the best big bands in the nation for three decades, swung mightily all night long with strong section work and stylish solos arranged for specific members, per Duke Ellington and Count Basie. A brief post-intermission QA period from triumverate co-leaders bassist John […]

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