On 15, Apr 2015 | In Jazz | By Leigh
For more than a decade, Matthew Horwich has performed as a freelance saxophonist in the Midwest, throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois, playing at over a thousand special events and weekly engagements at hundreds of jazz clubs, bars, restaurants, country clubs, hotels, concerts, festivals, television shows, radio broadcasts, and private events.
He has played in a variety of musical contexts including straight-ahead, contemporary and modern jazz, swing, Latin, blues, rhythm and blues, funk, soul, motown, pop, dance, disco, merengue, salsa, reggae and classical.
On 06, Jan 2016 | In Jazz | By Leigh
Atlas Jazz covers a wide range of material from straight jazz to R&B and rock. Sax player Paul Devee founded the group and chose musicians with experience in multiple genres; musicians who have both the desire and the ability to play all this music with joy and authority. He chose vocalist Anna Givens for the same reason.
As a professional guitarist for close to 40 years, Pete Cavano is no stranger to the local music scene.
Performing with artists as diverse as the late Robert Lockwood Jr. and local legend Anne E. Dechant, to name just a few, has given Pete a formidable command of the guitar.
Not only recognized on a local level, Pete has been an annual performer at the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention held in Nashville. This is a showcase of the best solo guitarists from around the world.
A graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Michael Leamon began playing piano and providing music direction for musicals in college. After evolving from community theatre to professional summer stock productions and dinner theatre, he soon became the rehearsal pianist for Yul Brynner’s final go-round in “The King and I.” Also an experienced composer, Michael wrote music for two theatre pieces and a Dr. Seuss TV series featuring Jerry Springer as a narrator.
On 17, Dec 2014 | In Jazz | By Leigh
Harry Bacharach is a piano playing singer-songwriter that has been performing in the Greater Cleveland area for several years. Harry plays a mix of standards and originals 200 nights a year at local cocktail lounges and concert venues. Combining various styles including Jazz, Blues, Funk and Folk, Bacharach has come up with genre of his very own: “Heavy Easy Listening.”