Bruce Klauber

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04/08/11    Community Articles

"Frank: The Voice," an Extraordinary Book about Old Blue Eyes

Exhaustive research and compelling insights help make "Frank: The Voice" one of the most objective and fascinating books on The Chairman ever written.

03/25/11    Community Articles

Ella on Broadway

Singer/actress Tina Fabrique pays tribute to the late and great First Lady of Song in "Ella."

02/26/11    Community Articles

Rockin' with Milt

For three years, off and on, I had the great honor of playing drums with one of the unsung heroes of jazz, Milt Buckner. Here's how it happened...and here's what happened.

02/17/11    Community Articles

Louis Prima: The Zooma-Zooma Legacy Continues

Louis Prima's legacy is preserved and perpetuated by these new discoveries, with the driving force behind them being Gia Maione Prima.

02/11/11    Community Articles

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jazz and Pop Singing

Will Friedwald's fabulous new book on the singers of jazz and pop is essential reading for those interested in music of any kind.

01/25/11    Community Articles

Lennie DiMuzio's "Tales From the Cymbal Bag": A One-of-a-Kind Book About a One-of-a-Kind Percussion Industry Legend

The long-awaited book by beloved percussion industry legend is funny, touching, educational, and like DiMuzio himself, is a masterpiece.

01/25/11    Community Articles

New Book on Louis Prima and Keely Smith: Too Much Jivin' and Not Enough Wailin'

Tom Clavin's new book on Louis Prima, Keely Smith and their heyday in Vegas consists mainly of recycled, previously-published material.

01/03/11    Community Articles

Friday Without Frank

After almost 55 years, Philadelphia radio host Sid Mark's "Friday with Frank" program leaves the air.

10/21/10    Community Articles

Andy Kahn: Songs of the Spirit

Andy Kahn, among the first artists to make the "Great American Songbook" the hallmark of his performances, has returned to performing after too long an absence.

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07/12/10    Albums

Vibes, Straight Up
Steve Hobbs

Born and bred in Raleigh, N.C., vibraphonist Steve Hobbs endeavors here to pay tribute to his Southern roots, as each of these nine compositions has some kind of connection to the South, however distant that connection might be. It’s difficult for any vibraphonist—if...

05/19/10    Community Articles

John Bunch: 1921-2010

The remarkable pianist, John Bunch, dies on March 30 at the age of 88.

05/12/10    Community Articles

Buddy Bregman's Swingin' Standards: An Overlooked Gem

A great jazz project that fell through the cracks.

05/07/10    Community Articles

Patricia Dean: Taste Personified

Drummer and singer Patricia Dean, who recalls the drumming of Ed Thigpen and the singing of Nancy Wilson, has just released a fabulous new project entitled "You Go to My Head"

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03/10/10    Albums

Lorraine Desmarais Big Band
Lorraine Desmarais Big Band

Until now, pianist/composer Lorraine Desmarais’ recordings have been with small groups. On this, her 10th recording, she wanted to do something different. She’s proven to be nothing if not versatile, and this is quite the ambitious undertaking. These charts...

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03/10/10    Albums

Do It Again
Nicki Parrott/Rossano Sportiello

Nicki Parrott is a rarity: a bassist who sings. And she does both very well. This is the second Arbors outing for this charming duo of her and pianist Rossano Sportiello. Parrott first came to the U.S. in 1994 from Australia via an arts grant, enabling her...

02/11/10    Community Articles

Peter Erskine: Straight Ahead

Drummer Erkskine's fabulous playing on Frank Macchia's "Folk Songs for Jazzers" is among is best.

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About Bruce Klauber

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Dr. Bruce H. Klauber is the biographer of Gene Krupa, producer/writer of the Warner Brothers and Hudson Music "Jazz Legends" DVD series, a working jazz drummer and recording artist since childhood, and head of JazzLegends.com, one of the most valuable domain names and destinations in the industry. Klauber has accompanied Charlie Ventura, Milt Buckner, Jimmy Bruno, Pepper Adams, Bernard Peiffer and dozens of others. His 1998 recording, "Bruce Klauber Salutes the Legends of Jazz Drumming," charted in the Gavin Report Top Ten that year and reached the final stages of Grammy nominee consideration. Klauber is currently a jazz columnist for The Naples Daily News and several other Scripps-Howard publications in southwest Florida, and is regularly performing with noted trumpeter Bob Zottola and jazz vocalist Joy Adams.

Bruce Klauber joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 20, 2009