AJRO reviewed by Berkshire Eagle
City Jazz Festival Lessons big and small
Music ReviewBy Richard Houdek
Special to the Eagle
PITTSFIELD -- Aside from being the director of the American Jazz
Repertory Orchestra, Clem DeRosa is a noted educator in his field.
Consequently, the sizeable audience assembled in the Colonial Theatre
Saturday evening was treated to a lesson in jazz, along with a concert
demonstrating why the big band is such an important element in our
nation’s musical history.
"The Great American Jazz Book" was the title of the program, and
its premiere performance was offered as the centerpiece of the sixth
annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, with DeRosa offering the spotlight
to the arrangers, "the musical architects," he called them, who set the
style for music, in this case, jazz.
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May 24, 2012 at 07:59:00 PM
Following is a review of AJV Board Member Elli Fordyce's appearance in a benefit concert in Pittsfield, MA, on May 4, 2012, as part of the city's "First Friday Artswalk.
May 20, 2012 at 09:05:00 PM
Below was emailed by jazz DJ Jim Compton-Schmidt who has been collecting and airing student/youth jazz recordings including contributions from AJV's Justin DiCioccio (Manhattan School of Music), Clem DeRosa (various schools and ages) and Rich DeRosa (University of North Texas).
May 11, 2012 at 07:11:00 PM
On March 20th, 2012, American Jazz Venues artist Michael Boscarino was featured in the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District's Annual Workshops/Jazz Night. Mr.
May 7, 2012 at 11:49:00 PM
On February 4th the Nassau Music Educators Association sponsored a Vocal Jazz workshop featuring AJV artists Jackie Presti, Robin Hall and Stan Bialomizy.
May 6, 2012 at 11:41:00 PM
Elli had a wonderful experience "cross-pollenating" at V.P. Ed Bride's http://www.BerkshiresJazz.org benefit concert in Pittsfield on May 4th. The attendees couldn't have given her a warmer welcome or response.
March 30, 2012 at 02:15:00 AM
Elli Fordyce/Jazz Tuber Trio concert set for May 4, 2012 in Pittsfield, MA
As part of our year-round commitment to ‘live’ jazz, we are planning a special event on May 4.
March 22, 2012 at 12:13:00 AM
Claire Daly will be doing a west coast tour in june, sponsored by the North Coast Brewery, makers or Thelonius Monk Ale. Claire's group will follow the tour with the recording of a CD of Monk in back in New York.
March 18, 2012 at 12:05:00 AM
American Jazz Venues' Vice President, Ed Bride (also President of Berkshires Jazz), is happy to announce a May 4th double-header concert at 8PM to benefit BJ.
March 17, 2012 at 12:05:00 AM
Jim Compton-Schmidt, a DJ in Fresno, CA, has been developing a monthly show called "Jazz Building
Blocks" from student-jazz CDs of all ages, airing from 1pm to 4pm PDT on the first Thursday of each month on kfsr 90.