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The 2015 Inclusive Seasons Greetings Edition

Happy Holidays!
Happy Black Friday (NOT!), Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Turkey Day (more on that later*) to you & yours.  If we left-out any printable holiday greetings, complain to the management–a lot of good it’ll do ya!  726 more words

Kickstart A Buncha Fabulous San Francisco Musical Geniuses

And now for something completely different…a little help for my friends the enormously talented Bay Area band Royal Jelly Jive. Go to the Kickstarter site below, watch the video, it’ll tell you everything you need to know – support the fabulous music and win a prize! 19 more words

San Francisco

Quick Q and A with Occidental Gypsy

It is virtually impossible to listen to Occidental Gypsy and stay still.  If you enjoy the sounds of joyous gypsy jazz with some Latin beats thrown into the mix, this is the band for you to experience.  542 more words


Gypsy Rhythm Lesson AC01

The first instalment features a simple rhythm study which will help you grasp the basic idea of the “La Pompe”  feel.  Traditionally Gypsy jazz ensembles don’t have a percussionist, so that role is taken on by the rhythm guitarist(s) who really have to drive the ensemble.   133 more words

What is Culinary Jazz?

I enjoy following detailed recipes and exacting ingredient measurements about as much as I imagine John Coltrane liked being handed a sheet of music. Although I have no doubt that he and all great jazz musicians save for a few virtuosos built their musical foundations through the use of sheet music. 321 more words

Culinary Arts

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures - Sunday November 1, 2015

Christine Tassan et les Imposteures
Sunday November 1, 2015 7:30 pm

The rollicking rhythms of gypsy jazz are back! Four harmonious voices are an extra bonus! 290 more words


Swing Gitan - All of Me, Avalon, and That's A Plenty

Swing Gitan is a gypsy jazz ensemble based in Chicago.  The group plays 1930s style music of Django Reinhardt on acoustic instruments.  Alfonso Ponticelli is the lead guitarist, Tony Ballog (died in 2013) is the violinist, Jason Miller is the rhythm guitarist, and Beau Sample is the bass player.   25 more words