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Does Jazz Belong in Nightclubs?

Just asking the question makes me feel queasy. I mean, on the one hand–of course it does!  Jazz was born in nightclubs.  And speakeasies.  And whorehouses.  (Sorry, Mom…) But that was over a hundred years ago.  Is it still a good fit? I’ve been thinking about it lately because of recent efforts in Portland, Oregon …

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Ron Westray: Man or Machine?

It’s a fair question. Ron Westray is one of those rare individuals who breezes into town for a while, assumes the throne of Jazz Royalty, and then leaves for greener pastures when the “Live Music Capital of the World” reveals itself to be…well, something other than that. Ron is an amazing trombonist, and we were …

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