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The 16th Annual Festival at Arcosanti

The 16th Annual Festival at Arcosanti

The 16th annual festival at Arcosanti on June 7-8 will feature Charles McPherson-sax, Harrison Bankhead-bass; Ray Brown Jr.-bass (son of Ella Fitzgerald-Ray Brown), Sherry Roberson-vocals, Charles Lewis-piano, Dowell Davis-drums, plus Tommy Dukes Blues Band, Miles Dalto Trio and the Milt Cannon Quintet.

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The Art Of Blues At Herberger Theatre

The Art Of Blues At Herberger Theatre

“The Art of Blues,” an original scripted tribute to blues legends Billie Holiday, Etta James, B. B. King and Buddy Guy, featured speed-artist Randall Hedden creating five-minute portraits to the accompaniment of a Phoenix-based sextet and four vocalists.

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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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