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07/27/11    Community Articles

Violinist Adam Baldych releases a 'Magical Theatre' of jazz and classical inspirations

To violinist Adam Baldych, being called “Evil” is a compliment. After all, how else would one describe his violin playing, which plumbs the deepest recesses of the soul with its fiery intensity? That Baldych’s latest album is entitled “Magical Theatre” is...

07/19/11    Community Articles

Guitarist Mahan Mirarab: Spinning Persian Folk with Jazz

Not even the blood and thunder of warfare can squash the sound of music. For guitarist Mahan Mirarab, music became his escape from the violence and unrest in his homeland. Born in Tehran, Iran on July 13, 1983, Mirarab entered this world as the Iran-Iraq...

07/19/11    Community Articles

University of Massachusetts pays tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor for 'Jazz in July'

The legacy of jazz pianist Dr. Billy Taylor makes its presence known in Amherst, Massachusetts each July. The University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus is paying homage to Dr. Taylor this Wednesday; it’s one of the highlights of this year’s “Jazz in July”...

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Walter Johns joined the JazzTimes community on Jul 18, 2011