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Brave New World of Jazz

Master Percussionist Jose Rosa heats it up on Jazz congas

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Though a less common instrument in Jazz than saxophone or drum set, congas are nevertheless an important ingredient of a form of music that bears the dubious moniker, Latin Jazz.  

Music: Jose Rosa

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Latin music, a general term for music that combines African and Latin American rhythms with classical and Jazz harmonies, is often used as a catch-all for everything from Bossa Nova (think “The Girl From Ipanema”) to upbeat lounge music (such as the intro to Sex and the City). Jose Rosa, who has played with such greats as Arturo Sandoval and Tito Puente, is a master percussionist from Humacao, Puerto Rico and a star of "Latin" music. 8:30 p.m. Friday at The Blue Wisp and 8 p.m. at The Southgate House on Saturday.  

Music series presents uncommonly good Jazz, kicking off with Tia Fuller

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Cincinnati is in for a treat. The open-air Jazz concert series known as It's Commonly Jazz will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary, this Thursday by moving to Eden Park's Seasongood Pavilion.  

Music: The Chick Can't Help It

Dedicated booker Jenny George reconfigures her femme-friendly music showcase

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Unpretentious, irreverent and opinionated, the "Chick" behind Chicks Rockfest (a music showcase featuring Rock bands with a female presence), takes her seat across from me at Rock club Dirty Ja  

Art: A Cool Cat

New artist co-op The Flying Cat complements Covington's Art District

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
"It's the one with the flying cats in the door," Julia Martin says when describing how to find her gallery/artist co-operative in Covington's Mainstrasse Village. Indeed, with its name and unu  

Music: King of Queen (City)

Local Jazz mainstay King Reeves offers lessons from the 'old school'

0 Comments · Sunday, March 2, 2008
King Reeves, 69, points an emphatic finger at me. "This is your first lesson from a master," he says. I almost expect to hear the word "grasshopper" follow. Compared with him, I'm a neophyte; he's  

Art: Women of Peace

Xavier exhibition provokes thought, promotes peace

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Imagine meeting 1,000 nominees for the Nobel Peace Prize all at one time. Beginning Jan. 16, you can do just that. Xavier University's Women's Center will host 1000 PeaceWomen Across the Globe,  

Music: Great Explorations

Ambitious South African project inspires local musician Clark Wheeler

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Clark Wheeler is barely old enough to order a beer. Yet, at the tender age of 21, he´s already been around the block -- living in the Kalahari desert for six months (by choice), submitting re  

Locals Only: : The Blue Wisp

One of Cincinnati's oldest Jazz institutions is under new management

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Jazz isn't big in Cincinnati, and Downtown isn't heavily frequented. So why would three separate parties compete to buy a struggling downtown Jazz club that had been left in debt? Because it's the  

Locals Only: : Eclipse

Jam band performs with vibrancy and an edge that eclipses the competition

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The new Jam band Eclipse didn't exactly steal a bunch of other bands' best players. It just looks like it. With a lineup of some of Cincinnati's most creative talent, the group boasts founder