Posts in category "Music"

Gettin’ Your Mambo On in Wheaton

Gettin’ Your Mambo On in Wheaton
By RA Monaco You didn’t have to go to Cuba to Get-Your-Mambo-On Thursday night—Wheaton was the place to be!  The Mambo—one of the most sensual forms of dance and music—was alive and well with the swaying hips of dancers from DeSarge Dance World and the rhythms of the Mambo Greats medley performed by the Wheaton... Read more »

Jazz on a Perfect Summer Breeze

Jazz on a Perfect Summer Breeze
By RA Monaco ELMHURST – A warm nostalgia carried on a perfect summer breeze to the unqualified embrace of an audience who, from their living rooms mostly, shared the 30 years that Doc Severinsen led the NBC Orchestra on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Saturday night’s June Jazz: A Summer Extravaganza, at the Elmhurst... Read more »

The Future of Jazz Is In Good Hands

The Future of Jazz Is In Good Hands
By RA Monaco Referring to the level of musicianship participating in the 47th Annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival, veteran artist-adjudicator Gary Smulyan struck the right chord in the closing moments of the event saying, “The future of jazz is in good hands.” The maturity of the Elmhurst College Jazz Band that performed Sunday with this... Read more »
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Music: A Most Uncommon Gift

 Music: A Most Uncommon Gift
By RA Monaco It was a cornet for playing music, so I thought, yet it inspired empathy, built confidence, honored fallen heroes and saved lives, including my own. It was a cornet that became a window into the minds and hearts of the indigent and their families whose disenfranchised cultures were oppressed and ignored.  It... Read more »

IE8 The American Way

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Angry Politics!  Presented in the style of the Great American Song Book   Music and lyrics by Bruce Brown Montage by Randell Monaco Produced and edited by  Thirdcloud Media

Something Good to Tell

Something Good to Tell
September 4, 2011 The week’s tensions quickly dissolved Friday evening at the Millennium Park – Jay Pritzker Pavilion with the help of Bobby Broom and the Deep Blue Organ Trio with special guest Bobby Watson–many thanks to the sponsors of the 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival and the City Department of Cultural Affairs & Special... Read more »
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