Author Archives: Rich Martin

Jazz Vespers 2016

The Jazz Vespers is always a lot of fun.  More important, it reminds both musicians and audience of the spiritual side of jazz.   And the night promotes remembering old friends and making new ones.  Rusty Jones, the drummer who for many years was a fixture of this scene and who was a long-time friend of Eddie’s, passed away last […]

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Second Set: Benny Goodman & Matt Dennis

This Friday (1/29) in our Second Set at the Longbranch, we will feature music associated with Benny Goodman and Matt Dennis. Benny Goodman, the King of Swing, needs no introduction.  He was famous both for his big band and for his smalls combos (the most famous of all the combos starred Teddy Wilson, Lionel Hampton, and Gene Krupa). Matt Dennis […]

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