Bruce Klauber http://wrti.org en The March Jazz Scene http://wrti.org/post/march-jazz-scene <p><strong>Bop Goes the Opera</strong> - In 2002, the brilliant saxophonist&nbsp;<strong>Joe Lovano</strong>&nbsp;took the jazz-meets-classical music concept outside of the box when he recorded jazz versions of tunes from the songbook of opera legend <strong>Enrico Caruso</strong>. While <em><strong>Viva Caruso</strong></em> was critically acclaimed and did well for Lovano and Blue Note Records, it represented, at the time, the beginning and end of jazz versions of operatic compositions and vice-versa. Until now. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:47:22 +0000 Bruce Klauber 7084 at http://wrti.org The March Jazz Scene ICON: The Jazz Scene http://wrti.org/post/icon-jazz-scene <p><strong>ORGAN-IZING: </strong>In keeping with Philadelphia’s contribution to jazz through the years, it must be mentioned that the city and surrounding areas are also known for producing some of the finest jazz organ players in history. The most famous of them all, Jimmy Smith, was born in Norristown. Joey DeFrancesco, a native Philadelphian, helped put the Hammond B-3 organ back on the map. And who can forget area natives like Richard “Groove” Holmes and Trudy Pitts? Organist Dan Fogel has been at it for a long time, despite trends and ups and downs in jazz organ popularity. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:11:29 +0000 Bruce Klauber 6935 at http://wrti.org ICON: The Jazz Scene The 2013 Jazz Scene: In Review http://wrti.org/post/2013-jazz-scene-review <p>This has been a swinging year, and a healthy one for jazz in these parts. The Kimmel Center is upping its commitment to jazz (see details below), non-profits like Jazz Bridge and The Jazz Sanctuary are presenting almost 100 concerts per season, museums have hosted jazz programs, mini-jazz fests are popping up all over, new and old jazz jam sessions are doing above average business, and restaurants and clubs that never used live music of any kind are now booking jazz. Destinations like The Prime Rib and Sullivan’s maintain a policy of booking jazz pianists seven nights a week. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:58:16 +0000 Bruce Klauber 6843 at http://wrti.org The 2013 Jazz Scene: In Review The October Jazz Scene http://wrti.org/post/october-jazz-scene <p>Check out what&#39;s new and what&#39;s happening this month in jazz. ICON Magazines&#39;s Bruce Klauber has the scoop. <strong>QUEST FOR A FEST: </strong>Those who hope to lure a major, multi-day, corporately sponsored jazz festival back to Philadelphia may well look at <strong>The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival in Sussex Country, Delaware,</strong> as a good model. This fest, soon to celebrate its 25th anniversary, runs from October 17 through October 20 with around 14 shows being presented on five area stages. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:23:00 +0000 Bruce Klauber 6547 at http://wrti.org The October Jazz Scene An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music http://wrti.org/post/afternoon-jazz-and-classical-music <p>On Sunday June 2nd, WRTI, <em>ICON </em>magazine, Jacobs Music, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Drum Workshop join forces to sponsor "An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music." WRTI's Bob Perkins will play host to jazz vocalist Paula Johns, The All-Star Jazz Quartet featuring Bruce Klauber, Andy Kahn, Bruce Kaminsky and Asher Stein, The Musicopia Student Drum Line, pianist Hanchien Lee from The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and other guests.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:58:47 +0000 WRTI Staff 5516 at http://wrti.org An Afternoon of Jazz and Classical Music ICON Magazine's New All-Jazz Column http://wrti.org/post/icon-magazines-new-all-jazz-column <p>Jazz drummer Bruce Klauber is premiering a brand-new jazz column, "The Jazz Scene," in the March edition of <em>ICON</em>, the local cutting-edge arts magazine.</p><p>Klauber was a recent guest on Jeff Duperon's show. <a href="http://www.icondv.com/ICON/ICONIC_INTERVIEWS/Entries/2013/2/22_Areas_first_regular_jazz_columnsince_1996_to_premiere_inICON_Magazine.html" target="_blank"><strong>Listen to the interview here.</strong></a></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:39:13 +0000 Jeff Duperon 5207 at http://wrti.org ICON Magazine's New All-Jazz Column