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Chris Speed

A key person in the Brooklyn innovative jazz community, clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Chris Rate was raised in the Seattle area. Rate was first released to traditional music and performed the piano and clarinet before getting thinking about improvisation as well as the tenor saxophone during senior high school. He …

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Curtis Hasselbring

An alumnus of Boston’s New Britain Conservatory, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring — also called Curha — is among several creative jazz music artists who moved to NY (Brooklyn, specifically) and enlivened the city’s so-called “downtown picture” through the ’90s, continuing his outré explorations in to the 21st hundred years as both …

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Slavic Soul Party!

The amusing name Slavic Soul Party! conjures up thoughts of East Western music artists playing addresses of James Dark brown, Sam & Dave, and Wilson Pickett tracks — and that’s not this outlandish idea because basic ’60s and ’70s spirit does, actually, have a whole lot of enthusiasts in that …

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