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July 22, 2014

New York Times: Sean Jones Quartet at the Jazz Standard

Mr. Jones, 36, was born and raised in northeast Ohio, and while he made his name in New York City — notably during his six years as first-chair trumpeter with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra — he preserved his ties to the region, helping to update a Rust Belt image by virtue of its homegrown jazz scene.


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July 08, 2014

The Morning Call Interviews Rick Braun

Rick Braun on his new album: "It's R&B and jazz mixed together, whereas with straight-ahead jazz there is more of a swing groove."


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July 01, 2014

Smooth Jazz Buzz: Get Up and Dance!

The energetic, honeyed horn harmonies and funk-filled grooves are performed with passion and precision by Braun and some of the finest players in contemporary jazz.


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June 17, 2014

The Smooth Jazz Ride: Living My Dream Review

​There is an inspiring story here in these tracks, one of a man having seen his share of struggles but always forging ahead to ultimately realize how very special he and his music are.


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June 10, 2014

AXS: Jonathan Butler Gets Personal…

Overall, Living My Dream is a sleek, welcoming, soulful, contemporary jazz experience that exemplifies Butler’s lifestyle..


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June 03, 2014

AllAboutJazz.com: Rick Braun Feels Like Getting Up and Dancing

...Braun had a very specific direction he wanted to pursue for “Can You Feel It” for which he wrote or co-wrote nine tunes along with helming the production.


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