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  1. PERFORMANCE: Legendary Jamaican Piano Master Monty Alexander - Jazz...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | All About Jazz

    THE LEGENDARY JAMAICAN PIANO MASTER MONTY ALEXANDER JAZZ AT THE THE BISTRO RARE ST. LOUIS APPEARANCE! One of the BEST shows you'll see this year! TWO NIGHTS ONLY! SEPTEMBER 9 & 10 Monty Alexander has performed or recorded with the masters including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins! In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica.

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  2. StlJN Saturday Video Showcase: Fall 2015 jazz preview, part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    ... on drums, Erik Fratkze on guitar, Brandon Wozniak on sax, and Adam Linz on bass. The following week, pianist Monty Alexander will return to the Bistro for the first time to perform with his trio on Wednesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 10. ...

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  3. Tribute album to celebrate music of jazz great Oscar PetersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Globe and Mail

    ... Imperial Grand enjoyed pride of place. It still does. In fact, the instrument was used by Chick Corea, Monty Alexander, Benny Green and other ivory-striking luminaries on Oscar, With Love , a forthcoming tribute album. Peterson would have turned 90 ...

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  4. Resonance Records Presents Donald Vega's With Respect To MontyRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | Mi2n

    Email: [email protected] In celebration of the Jamaican jazz icon, Monty Alexander, pianist Donald Vega puts together a hard-swinging compilation of Monty's great, early compositions. With Respect To Monty features an all-star lineup of Anthony Wilson , Hassan Shakur , Lewis Nash and special guest Munyungo Jackson .

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  5. Resonance Records Presents Donald Vega's With Respect To MontyRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | Mi2n

    Email: [email protected] In celebration of the Jamaican jazz icon, Monty Alexander, pianist Donald Vega puts together a hard-swinging compilation of Monty's great, early compositions. With Respect To Monty features an all-star lineup of Anthony Wilson , Hassan Shakur , Lewis Nash and special guest Munyungo Jackson .

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  6. Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz ready to roll freely through Bushnell ParkRead the original story

    Jul 14, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... at 5 p.m. and an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Succar performs Friday to get the festival started, and Monty Alexander and Harlem Kingston Express take over at 8:30 for the nightcap. On Saturday, music starts at 4:30 p.m. with Eric Leone, Ed Fast ...

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  7. Beres Hammond & Monty Alexander to Play NJPAC, 7/31Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | BroadwayWorld.com

    New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents an evening with Beres Hammond, Jamaica's undisputed king of "lovers rock" and one of reggae's most iconic stars, is joined by revered jazz pianist Monty Alexander, whose five-decade career has included collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Milt Jackson and Dizzy Gillespie. Friday, July 31, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall..

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  8. LIVE: Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival @ SPAC, 6/27/15Read the original story

    Jul 6, 2015 | Nippertown!

    ... Frahm , who were a joy whether soloing or in dialogue. The main stage was next graced by Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander , who I've long been a fan of but had never seen perform. The 70 year old had movements and energy that belied his age, and his ...

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  9. 6/27/15: Today's Top Tips: SaturdayRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2015 | Nippertown!

    ... Cassandra Wilson, the Al Di Meola Electric Band, the Christian McBride Big Band, the Pedrito Martinez Group, Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingston Express, Theo Croker, the Mike LeDonne Groover Quartet, Duchess, Steve Wilson Wilsonian's Grain, the Omer ...

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  10. Twin Cities Jazz Festival: Shows not to missRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2015 | TwinCities

    ... with the addition of Othello Molineaux, an acclaimed steel-pan player who has performed with Jaco Pastorius, Monty Alexander and David Johansen, among others. Over the years, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival has developed a well-deserved reputation for ...

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  11. Set sail with top musicians this fall and winter on jazz cruisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... ECP's Signature Jazz Cruise the week after the 2015 festival. Again, the musical lineup is impressive: Monty Alexander, Elaine Elias, Jeff Hamilton Trio, Joe Lovano, Raul Midon, Marcus Miller Band, Dianne Reeves, Houston Person and the John ...

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  12. RECORDING: Donald Vega "With Respect to Monty" out July 10 on Resonance RecordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | All About Jazz

    ... imagination; great ears, great chops; and a killer left hand. In celebration of the Jamaican jazz icon, Monty Alexander, pianist Donald Vega puts together a hard-swinging compilation of Monty's great, early compositions. With Respect To Monty ...

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  13. Celebrity odds & endsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Daily Record

    ... Roy Innis is 81. Singer-songwriter Gary "U.S." Bonds is 76. Country singer Joe Stampley is 72. Jazz musician Monty Alexander is 71. Actor Robert Englund is 68. Folk singer Holly Near is 66. Singer Dwight Twilley is 64. Playwright-actor Harvey ...

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  14. Corea, Barron among jazz greats saluting Oscar Peterson on upcoming albumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Brandon Sun

    ... the Montreal legend's widow Kelly Peterson, an executive producer on the project. Chick Corea, Oliver Jones, Monty Alexander, Kenny Barron, Benny Green and Makoto Ozone are among the players on the album, to be released on Kelly Peterson's newly ...

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  15. 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest advance tickets available until tonight at SuperdomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 | NOLA.com

    ... Third World. Sturgill Simpson, Eric Lindell, Bonerama, Terrance Simien, the Stephanie Jordan Big Band, Monty Alexander and a tribute to Lionel Ferbos. The big acts on Friday (May 1) include No Doubt, Chicago, Anthony Hamilton, Paloma Faith, Galactic ...

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  16. 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Preview: Monty Alexander:Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Best of New Orleans

    Pianist Monty Alexander has spent most of his career playing modern jazz, but he also has kept the sounds of his native Jamaica in the mix. Recent recordings with his band Harlem-Kingston Express have centered on the music of his home country, and he is perfecting a mix of hard-driving modern chords and harmonies with Jamaican rhythms and syncopation.

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  17. RECORDING: 8 More MPS Jazz RecordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | All About Jazz

    Back in March, I posted about three albums originally released on Germany's MPS label- It's Nice to Be With You by Jim Hall, Intercontinental by Joe Pass and Rass! by Monty Alexander. As noted, Edel AG, an independent German music and entertainment group, acquired the MPS catalog in 2014 and has been re-issuing jazz releases recorded in the 1960s and '70s.

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  18. Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls OnRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2015 | All About Jazz

    ... piano technique, done while under heavy rhythmic fire. This record is an not only a tour de force of where Monty Alexander has been, but an affirmation that he has taken his musical influences from ska, mento, reggae, rhythm and blues, ballads, and ...

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  19. Tappin tears up JAOTGRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Trinadad Express

    ... the dreadlocked musician who has toured the world playing for the likes of, Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Monty Alexander, Eddy Grant, Ernest Ranglin, Third World, Luther Franois, Maxi Priest and Dean Fraser. Tappin and his band performed a mix of ...

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  20. Rob Erickson Releases New LP 'Whatcha Gonna Do?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | Mi2n

    ... unlike any other. Erickson has cited as main artistic influences such legends of songwriting and groove as Monty Alexander, Oscar Peterson, the Beatles, Cream, Blood Sweat and Tears, Stevie Wonder, and Chicago. His own record has its deepest roots ...

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