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ONE MORE TIME: Byron Stripling featuring Niki Haris

Recorded February 23, 2019 Niki Haris-vocals, Byron Stripling-trumpet, Bobby Floyd-piano, Michael Bowie-bass, Lewis Nash-drums This show, which was presented in celebration of Black History Month, brings together electrifying trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling (Count Basie Orchestra, star of “Satchmo” on Broadway) and vivacious superstar vocalist Niki Haris along with the killer rhythm section of pianist-organist …

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ONE MORE TIME: Joe Garcia: The Music of Mongo Santamaria

Recorded Dec. 15, 2017 Andrew Gross-saxophone, Ioannis Goudelis-piano, Bob Lashier-bass, Dom Moio-drums, Joe Garcia-percussion Mongo Santamaría was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist, most famous for his composition, “Afro Blue“, recorded by John Coltrane. He was an integral figure in the fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with R&B and soul, paving the way for …

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