Travis Rogers

Travis’s Contributions

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10/28/12    Community Articles

Berta Rojas and Paquito D'Rivera Nominated for Latin Grammy

After all the struggles and trials suffered by Paraguay, perhaps a well-earned Latin Grammy is just what a nation needs.

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10/24/12    Albums

Sense of Direction

First released on January 1, 2006, this impressive debut album was almost lost due to the failure of its label. Now Farnell Newton has re-released it under his own label and it was worth the wait.

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10/18/12    Albums

Aimée Allen's "Winters and Mays"

Aimée Allen has brought together jazz standards and original compositions that all become equally her own with her charming and moving vocal interpretations and declarations.

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10/18/12    Albums

"Hitz & Pizz: a Rhythm Extravaganza"

Maestro Eugene Marlow of Baruch College(CUNY) and the Heritage Ensemble has provided an album featuring the complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz. The results are eduational and inspirational.

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09/21/12    Albums

Never Too Late for Great Music

Steven Kroon's fourth CD was released in 2011 and did not get the attention it deserved. The arrangements and performances are first-rate and are worthy of notice.

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09/18/12    Albums

"Music is My Religion"

New Orleans-born Kevin Louis has assembled a formidable line-up for his debut release entitled "Music is My Religion." Robert Glasper adds wit and wisdom to the recording.

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09/05/12    Albums

Afro Blue Monk

In a fascinating tribute to Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaria, Wilson "Chembo" Corniel has offered a powerful, intricate and beautiful album that is historically reverent while still being exploratory.

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09/03/12    Albums

Día y Medio (A Day and a Half)

A truly wonderful new recording by Berta Rojas and Paquito D'Rivera. Forget labels like Latin jazz or classical guitar...this is beautiful and emotional music.

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08/23/12    Albums

Bobby Sanabria's Multiverse

An inspiring and powerful album that celebrates the textures, tones and temperaments of Latin Jazz alongside free jazz, fusion and more.

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08/13/12    Albums

Where Eagles Soar

Tres Gone is a Portland-based free jazz group with Scott Steele on guitars, Eric Hausmann on guitars and Mike Mahaffay on drums. They are joined by friends national and international for their latest release.

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08/07/12    Community Articles

The Precision of Prigodich

The incredible performance of Portland's premiere jazz musicians playing together under the direction of composer and pianist Mike Prigodich.

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About Travis Rogers

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Born into a musical family with a classically trained pianist mother and a choir director/pastor father, Travis Rogers Jr. began his musical education by sitting on the piano bench with his mother as she played the classics. After beginning formal lessons at the age of eight, he became interested in the history, analysis, and form of music literature.

In his teens, Travis was introduced to the recordings of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and a sweet madness was born.

Travis Rogers joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012