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The WPO, John Swana and Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Last night @olabaldych and I (with our friend Ula) braved the frigid weather to see the West Philadelphia Orchestra perform at Tritone on South Street. The bar was packed tight and grooving to the WPO’s own take on Eastern European folk music. The 12-piece brass band pounded through 3 sets of intense music incorporating jazz and rock influences. Yeah, I recognize that Mingus tune y’all!

The WPO, John Swana and Chris’ Jazz Cafe – Modern Angles in Sound and Soul.

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Five (Blogs) For Friday

I have been reading a few different blogs recently (thanks to Google Reader) and thought I’d share a list of five of my current favorites.

1. Elements of Jazz

A fantastic site managed by Donna M which follows the latest buzz on the jazz scene and allows for an open discourse on the music itself. In her words, the site was launched to “explore new music with you, learn about the musicians & vocalists, and to blog about jazz shows & festivals.”

2. A Blog Supreme


 

 

“A Blog Supreme is an ongoing conversation about jazz for both indoctrinated fans and curious listeners, with NPR Music producers and special guests.”

3. eleetmusic

Excellent site from blogger Kevin English which assists “aspiring musicians and recording artists achieve a greater understanding of the music business. Here I will share my knowledge, experience and encounters to all who care to learn.”

4. Music Think Tank

“Where the music industry thinks out loud.” MTT is an open forum discussion on all topics related to the new music industry. Priceless articles for anyone interested in running their own music business.

5. Wise Bread

“Wise Bread is a community of bloggers here to help you live large on a small budget. Despite what you may have heard, you don’t have to sacrifice your financial independence to enjoy life.” A great site for anyone wanting to increase their financial intelligence.

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