Look for up-coming events!
Read a great article in the Sept. issue of "Under Santa Fe Skies" by Susan Tungate, click the link below.
Music on The Hill Elevatedl, Music on The Hill, the great summer outdoor series brought to you by St. John’s College, has been Elevated to an intimate indoor club setting, featuring the finest in jazz. Beginning this month, Music on The Hill Elevated will present TBA.
*Chispa at El Meson is very proud to present on: TBA
The incomparable guitar virtuoso, Daniel Ward and multi-talented percussionist, John Bartlit,
Daniel Ward has been an active part of music for over 20 years and holds a performance degree in classical guitar from the University of New Mexico. He is trained in jazz, flamenco, and most world music. His performance experience with dancers includes national tours with Pablo Rodarte and Eva Encinias, work with Maria Benitez, and most recently, the powerful stage productions "Cabaret Ole" and Fuego Flamenco. He has also been performing jazz and all types of pop music since 1985. His experience includes the Telluride jazz celebration (with world beat group "Caribe"), national and international corporate entertainment with "The Pink Flamingos", extensive work with local groups and the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, and toured as a member of Ottmar Liebert's group "Luna Negra".
Based in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, John Bartlit is a prolific and in demand, freelance performer working with a plethora of artist locally, nationally and internationally, in a wide variety of styles: in concert, television, radio and film. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. He has spent many years as a classical percussionist, composer, producer, visual artist, clown, playwright and accompanist with professional dance companies as well as leading his own groups. He has worked with many contemporary composers such as John Cage, Lou Harrison, James Tenney and Christian Wolfe to name a very few. As a “jazz artist”, for about the last 25 years, John is primarily a drummer with a long list of names to his credit including John Lewis (MJQ), Gary Foster, Ali Ryerson, Scott Whitfield, Kevin Hayes, Tony Lujan & Chris Calloway.
To listen to samples of tunes from his CD "After the Storm", check Daniel's website: danielward.net from www.cdbaby.com.
*Chispa at El Meson
The Bert Dalton Duo
Bert & Milo Jaramillo TBA.
The Bert DaltonTrio serves up a tasty mix of jazz, Latin jazz, and sheer fun wherever they play! Their eclectic repertoire includes straight-ahead jazz, Brazilian, Latin jazz, big band.
Please check Bert's website: www.bertdalton.com for more info about his performances and projects.
The Brazil Project CD is now available on www.bertdalton.com
Watch for up-coming events for Robin!
6:00 - 9:00 at Pranzo's
and Low and Slow Bar 9:30
BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO!!!
This song was written and produced by Up & Down Theatre Company. (Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Kate Chavez, Robin Holloway) It's political satire, and we play a band calling ourselves The Free Marketeers, country balladeers who tour the nation "preaching the gospel of financial freedom from coast to coast." It's a bit of a spoof on the old country ballads that sing about heroic people doing heroic things. We sing praises to our fearless leader Hank Paulson, who used to be CEO of Goldman Sachs, treasury secretary under G.W. Bush, and almost singlehandedly responsible for sending the bank bailout money to the billionaire speculators, while peoples' pensions went up in smoke. We wrote the song a little over a year ago, after watching the documentary "Inside Job" and deciding a certain degree of satirical mockery was called for...
Anyway, I'd love to know what you think. And do pass it around to anyone you think might enjoy it!!! The more hits we get the better!
Revolution Bakery - 1291 San Felipe - 6-9:00 PM
The Jazz Trio
Lenny Tischler ~ Bass
Pete Amahl - drums
TBA - Santa Fe Chiles Dixie Jazz Band every month!
Jam Session to fill the void in Albuqurque''s music scene. Come play with the house trio including Asher Barreras, PP3 on drums and guitarist TBA. Help us start this vibe up again, we all could use a place to play and shed together on the bandstand.
Ben Michael's Restaurant, Old Town on Rio Grande across from the ABQ hotel and Q bar.
*Check out this brand-new CD by the El Meson All Stars, also known as The Three Faces of Jazz!!
"The Three Faces of Jazz is a "crown jewel" in the New Mexico jazz scene, and this long-awaited CD is a swinging and sensitive testament to their talents and abilities. The special guests make it even better. It's all well played, well recorded and well worth the wait."
As a follow up to my brief liner notes on the new CD by the Three Faces of Jazz and the El Meson All Stars, I’m happy to see that it’s out and certainly lived up to its promise. When I first heard the CD months ago, several of the horn parts had not been added, and the addition of Dave Anderson, Arlen Asher and Chief Sanchez makes the entire project sparkle. Plus, several of my very favorite jazz tunes are among the 15 cuts (thanks, guys!), including “Footprints”, “Angel Eyes”, “Sunshower”, and “Dolphin Dance”. The CD is also a delight to see with original cover art work by Pamela Faye, and wonderful photos of all the cats. But the important thing is that the music swings, and as co-leader and music director Bryan Lewis recently told me in no uncertain terms, “If you’re not going to swing, stay home!”
Jazz Host KSFR-FM.
To read a review of this CD in "JAZZ MONTHLY", please click the logo.
You may purchase this CD at the regular Friday night performance at El Meson or through:
You can check out a link to YouTube of Supersax New Mexico playing "Salt Peanuts"!
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*El Meson proudly presents
The John Rangel Duet - Thurs., May 23rd,
Featuring John Rangel on piano with special guest TBA.
Sat., May 25th, 6:00 - 9:00
John Rangel Duet wit Fatih Amour
Pianist/Composer John Rangel is an award winning producer and performer. A native New Yorker, he moved to Santa Fe several years ago. He has been a professional musician for over twenty years. His versatility as a jazz pianist is most evident in his work with the following artists; Nat Adderly, Marcus Printup, Ira Sullivan, Bobby Shew, Sam Rivers, Ravi Coltrane, Pharaoh Saunders, Sonny Fortune, Zane Musa, Eric Person, Justin Ray, Ernie Watts, Sam Most, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin, Scott Whitfield, George Bohannon, Al McKibbon, James Leary, Dr. Art Davis,and many more! John, with his many influences has sculpted a deeply personal voice in the jazz idiom.
His performances are breathtaking and magical and MUST be heard!!
COMING ON APRIL 18TH - RELEASE OF THE BRAND-NEW CD BY THE JOHN RANGEL TRIO: LIVE AT VANESSIE! Mark your calendars and plan to be there at El Meson.
“DEDICATIONS” VOLUME II now for sale at:
Original Compositions by
John Rangel piano
Michael Glynn bass
Cal Haines drums
The Tribute Trio's debut CD
" Dedications" Volumn I is available from their website: www.tributetrio.com
TRIBUTE TRIO’S “DEDICATIONS” VOLUME I won Best Jazz CD at the 2012 NEW MEXICO MUSIC AWARDS
More Information please contact Victoria Rogers Artistic Director, Tribute Trio
Here’s a review of the CD by Mel Minter from the April 28-May 4, 2011 ALIBI:
“In a just-completed yearlong series, the Santa Fe/Albuquerque-based Tribute Trio — John Rangel (piano), Michael Glynn (bass) and Cal Haines (drums) -- presented 12 monthly concerts, each focused on a different jazz pianist/composer. On “Dedications”, they use the insight gained as inspiration for nine original and compelling compositions, delivered with dazzling musicianship and a hand-in-glove responsiveness established over months of collaboration. While the tunes may be inspired by jazz masters, the trio has established a sophisticated voice of its own that invites, and will bear, repeated listening. From finger-popping blues to serpentine songs to impressionistic ballads, “Dedications” is a top-drawer, soul-satisfying experience.”
Come hear J.Q.'s outstanding quartet at El Meson TBA!
For up-coming performances, please check JQ's website:
His album, Airports, which was released April 2011, is available for purchase online as well as at all of his live performances. The info is here:
Come hear The Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band at Tiny's on Monday, May 20th, 7:00 - 9:00
Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band under the direction
of Robert Jones.
Classic and Original Big Band Jazz. Featuring vocalist
Come hear Chief Sanchez' brand new group: SMOKIN' HOT! Check here for up-coming performances!
The Group consists of: Chief Sanchez on trumpet,
Colin Deuble on bass
Reed Easterwood on guitar
Dave Brady on drums, vocals & more
Fred Simpson on congas
This group is a MUST hear!!! Their latin - flavored playing
adds a new twist to the old jazz standards! There are always a number of special guests to add excitement and variety to the show! The trumpet player, Chief (Mark) Sanchez who recently moved back to Santa Fe from Las Vegas, NV is bringing ever new dimensions to the jazz community, taking the music to a higher level of excellence and inspiring musicians and listeners alike with the spirit of fun and joy! THEY REALLY ARE SOMKIN' HOT!!
"Chief is in your face and yet he can play a ballad with incredible tenderness. His improvisational ability is remarkable, personal, beautiful and joyous. Don't miss the "Chief"! -- Richard Snider
Available for private parties
and events. For booking information call: 505-603-5608.
The Pat Malone Trio, featuring Pat on guitar, Kanoa Kaluhiwa on saxophone, and Asher Barreras on bass at La Posada every Thurs. from 6:00 - 9:00!! They have moved from the Staasb House into the Fuego Restaurant.
Exciting fresh new jazz featuring archtop guitar played with soul and virtuosity. Ripping sax solos, which at times border on divine, and an all star rhythm section. This is jazz with a blues heart!
To hear this group is like enjoying fine wine, smooth and intoxicating! Not to be missed!!
Check out fabulous sax player/composer, Brian Wingard's new website!
It contains all you'd like to know about him including his performance schedule!!
Current Brian Wingard Quartet consists of:
John Rangel (Santa Fe, NM)--Piano
--Bobby Shew, Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter
"It's always a pleasure to hear Brian Wingard's saxophone playing. He's made giant strides over the last few years. Don't miss him if you get the chance."
--Larry Hootkin, M.D. Co-founder Friends Of Santa Fe Jazz
*Outpost Perfprmance Space
More to come!
John Maestas - Guitar/Vocals
Enrique "Peru" Chavez - Drums
Aaron Lovato - Saxophonista
Asher Barrera s- Bass/Vocals
As a seasoned musician who has been in this business for over 35 years, I find thefact that the band is so young both amazing and truly inspiring. To be able to develop and identifiable “band sound” is what all bands strive for in their careers and Humoso has already attained that in this first recording. Each musician has their own unique sound, and the improvisational ideas that flow so naturally from each player along with the cohesion of the group set Humoso apart from most bands. The instrumentation of guitar, bass, tenor sax and percussion (and the renowned pianist John Rangel playing Fender Rhodes on Under The Mango Tree) captures the attention of the listener and holds it all the way through the album. That is no easy feat, and is a key element that makes Humoso’s music so impressive. They have the “total package” so to speak, which is increasingly rare these days. They are a truly original group of musicians, making original music that inspires you to listen, smile and dance.
To purchase this CD:
Here is a brand new album from New Mexico Music Industry Awards multi-winner Michael Anthony!
"Michael Anthony's First Take Trio - Live at KUNM with Michael Glynn (bass) and Cal Haines (drums)" is a celebration of the art of live music…live music in the true sense--all recorded in one take. Hence the CD's title: First Take. This is Michael's ninth CD as a solo artist, and the vibe could not be hotter. Michael A., Michael G., and Cal H. were all in top form for these recordings. Intense playing, listening, reacting. You can hear the fun that was had at these sessions.
Mel Minter's words (below) say it all!!