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Happy 79th birthday to blues legend Buddy Guy!

One of our few living blues legends, Buddy Guy, turns 79 years old today! A major influence to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time. 121 more words

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For Your Listening Pleasure: Uku-Tuesday!

I’ll admit it: I’ve had a blue couple of days. We opened the ren faire this past weekend and it was a nonstop roller coaster of awesome, kickin, rock-and-roll Renaissance fun, but it was also full of pit stops and hurdles and all sorts of unexpected hesitations and adjustments. 283 more words

Non-Fiction

Quiz: Find out which all-American musical genre is really the soundtrack to your soul

It’s the Fourth of July, and what else does that entail than testing your Americanism (other than cold beers, hot grills, and fireworks, of course)? There’s a lot to appreciate about Independence Day. 71 more words

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Real Jazz broadcasting live from the Montreal Jazz Festival!

Airing Monday 6/29 to Friday 7/3 from 3-6 pm ET on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz (Ch. 67)

The 36th annual Montreal Jazz Festival, the world’s largest jazz gathering, will be airing live all week on SiriusXM’s Real Jazz. 80 more words

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Guest Spot at The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop

So, about a month ago, the leader of the big band I play in approached me about playing a small gig with an impromptu quintet at the Bakersfield Jazz Workshop. 431 more words

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Play like a BOSS in all 12 keys (without practicing every song in every key)

Do you want to play like a boss in all 12 keys? I do, but when I think about practicing in all 12 keys, the wall goes up. 289 more words

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Smile - words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons - music by Charlie Chaplin

Smile

words by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons

music by Charlie Chaplin

Smile. The song that makes all of our souls ache just a little. 171 more words

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