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Gypsy jazz, where guitar is king

“Gypsy jazz is honest music,” says Andy Page, guitarist and headliner for this month’s Premiere Thursday show. “It’s accoustic qualities mean there is no hiding behind anything. It’s down to you and your bandmates.”

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Hearing a voice through the rain

in 2017, Vanessa was coming off a South American tour, when she received a phone call out of the blue, from The Voice.

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Band is boring. (Monk and Turner are not.)

“The thing I appreciate is that Thelonious Monk went his own path, all the time.” says Ernest Turner. Turner’s love for music finally sparked when a teacher in middle school allowed him to play off the page.

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Matt Lemmler, true New Orleans Jazz

An incredibleNew Orleans jazz pianist who once feared singing, it took the devastation of Hurricane Katrina for Matt Lemmler to share his soulful voice.

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Bridging history and future with the blues

With 13 siblings, Mac Arnold’s family couldn’t afford to buy a guitar. He and his brother built their own out of a gas can, bits of wood, nails, and wire from a screen door. The rest is history.

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