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Joris Teepe and his colleagues are a school of seasoned skilled musicians who’ve performed with most of the biggest musicians in jazz. Jim Widner, former bassist with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and the Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Buddy DeFranco, is celebrating his 30th 12 months anniversary as leader of the Jim Widner Big Band and his summer time jazz camps. An early Nineteen Forties type generally known as “jumping the blues” or bounce blues used small combos, uptempo music and blues chord progressions, drawing on boogie-woogie from the Nineteen Thirties.

But by the end of the Nineteen Seventies, a brand new generation of New York City musicians had emerged who had been fluent in both salsa dance music and jazz, leading to a brand new stage of integration of jazz and Cuban rhythms. At the identical time, as probably the most outstanding black public figures in history, Ellington demonstrated …