Larry Reni Thomas

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01/10/13    Community Articles

SAVION GLOVER: DANCE, JAZZ AND DUKE! BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

Savion Glover, the earthy, energetic, fast-moving, tap dancer, will bring his dance performance program, SoLe Sanctuary: Hoofer’s Meditation On The Art Of Tap!, a tribute to his “teachers and mentors,” to Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina...

12/03/12    Community Articles

A GUIDE TO ONLINE JAZZ (NO TALK) BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

Monday---Friday---6am-3pm—WBGO-FM (www.wbgo.org) Monday---Friday—3pm-4pm—KCSM-FM (www,kcsm.org) Monday—Friday---3pm-4pm---KKJZ-FM (www.kkjz.org) Monday—Friday—3pm-4pm---KUVO-FM (www.kuvo.org) . Monday—Friday---4pm-7:30pm---WBGO-FM (www.wbgo.org) Monday...

12/01/12    Community Articles

TOP TEN JAZZ ALBUMS 2012 BY LARRY RENI THOMAS

TOP TEN JAZZ ALBUMS 2012 BY LARRY RENI THOMAS 1. Be Good—Gregory Porter—Motema Records 2. Freedom Jazz Dance—Cynthia Felton—Felton Ent. 3. Coexist—Winard Harper—Jazz Legacy 4. Afro-Straight—Ernest Dawkins—Delmark 5. Moving Pictures Orchestra—Joe Chambers—Savant...

10/08/12    Community Articles

Duke Performances Presents The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet in Durham October 12-13, 2012! by Larry Reni Thomas

The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet, featuring Ambrose on trumpet; Walter Smith III, tenor saxophone; Sam Harris, piano; Harish Raghavan, bass; and Justin Brown, drums, will be appearing at the Casbah in Durham, North Carolina, October 12 and 13, 2012. The much...

09/27/12    Community Articles

PREMIERE: AUDIO DOCUMENTARY: THELONIOUS MONK: A GREAT NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ INTELLECTUAL ON SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ WITH LARRY RENI THOMAS ON WCOM-FM 10/7/12

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, October 7, 2012, from 9pm to 12 midnight, for The Thelonious Monk Birthday Special with host Larry Reni Thomas. The program will feature three hours of Thelonious Monk’s music and...

09/27/12    Community Articles

PREMIERE: AUDIO DOCUMENTARY: THELONIOUS MONK: A GREAT NORTH CAROLINA JAZZ INTELLECTUAL ON SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ WITH LARRY RENI THOMAS ON WCOM-FM 10/7/12

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, October 7, 2012, from 9pm to 12 midnight, for The Thelonious Monk Birthday Special with host Larry Reni Thomas. The program will feature three hours of Thelonious Monk’s music and...

09/17/12    Community Articles

JOHN COLTRANE BIRTHDAY RADIO SPECIAL WITH HOST LARRY RENI THOMAS ON WCOM-FM 9/23/12

Listen to WCOM-FM (www.wcomfm.org), Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, September 23, 2012, from 9pm to 12 midnight, for The John Coltrane Birthday Special with host Larry Reni Thomas. The program will feature three hours of John Coltrane’s music and the...

08/04/12    Community Articles

Second John Coltrane Festival Set For Labor Day 2012 In His Hometown Of High Point, North Carolina! by Larry Reni Thomas

The Friends of John Coltrane of High Point, North Carolina presents the second year of another fine, fun-filled event to honor High Point's pride and joy, This year's concert features The George Duke/ Stanley Clarke Project, Poncho Sanchez, Shemekia Copeland...

08/04/12    Community Articles

The Second John Coltrane Festival Set for September 1, 2012 in Trane's hometown, High Point, NC by Larry Reni Thomas

The Friends of John Coltrane proudly presents the second annual edition of the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival! This one is bound to be the best festival on the East Coast and is a perfect way to honor High Point's pride and joy!

06/27/12    Albums

CD Review: Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra (Savant Records) by Larry Reni Thomas

This quite enjoyabe recording displays another side of the very talented historic musician-one if being a composer and a large ensemble leader.

06/14/12    Community Articles

3rd Annual Ocean City Beach (NC) Jazz Festival by Larry Reni Thomas

The Earnest Turner Quartet will headline this family-oriented, fun-filled musical afternoon on historic, Ocean City Beach, North Carolina, which was developed by African Americans in the 1940s. The opening act is The Frog Project.

02/23/12    Community Articles

Heath Brothers Homecoming Celebration in Wilmington, North Carolina

Jazz greats Jimmy and Albert Heath will be celebrated as they perform in the place were their father was born and where their famous, big brother, bassist, Percy was also born. It was also where Jimmy played in the high school band and where he first decided...

02/22/12    Community Articles

DEXTER GORDON RADIO SPECIAL WCOM-FM 2/26/12

"Sunday Night Jazz" WCOM-FM, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, North Carolina, 103.5 FM (www.wcomfm.org) presents "Dexter Gordon Radio Special," which three hours of the great saxophonist/composer's music. His step-son, Woody Shaw III, will call the show from New...

12/17/11    Community Articles

TOP 2011 JAZZ RELEASES--LARRY RENI THOMAS

1. Larry Vuckovich--Somethin Special--Tetrachord Records 2. Alphonse Mouzon--Angel Face--Tenacious 3. Helio Alves--Musica--Jazz Legacy 4. Etienne Charles--Kaiso--Culture Shock 5. Terence Blanchard/Poncho Sanchez--ChanoY Dizzy--Concord 6. Rita Edmond--A Glance...

12/16/11    Community Articles

Woody Shaw Birthday Radio Special on WCOM-FM (12/18/11, 9p-12m) with Woody Shaw III

An early birthday wish and radio special on WCOM-FM's "Sunday Night Jazz with Larry Reni Thomas." The exciting program will consist of three hours of the music of trumpet great, North Carolina native Woody Shaw, and will also include a scheduled interview...

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Larry Reni Thomas joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 18, 2009