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Introducing Jazz House Kids All-Stars

This article first appeared in Jersey Jazz Magazine. Bassist Laura Simone-Martin of Lawrenceville, NJ, is heading back to Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz Program for the second consecutive year. “Last year,” she said, “gave me that first-hand experience of what it is like being on the road for so long and how much energy goes into it.” On Saturday night, June 3, Simone-Martin appeared as part of the Jazz House Kids All-Star sextet at Newark’s Bethany Baptist Church Jazz Vespers, soloing on Dizzy Gillespie‘s “Con Alma.” She was joined by alto saxophonist Alex Laurenzi, pianist Galo Inga, trumpeter Andrew Wagner, tenor saxophonist Jalin Shiver, and drummer Matt Lee[ read more ]

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