Posted in Era Bands News

Rockin’ the House

For all in the Marriott ballroom last July, the 2017 AKAA Reunion served up two nights of fine big band jazz played by a very…

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Posted in News The Bridge

AKAA To End Print Publication of The Bridge

This issue is the second to last print issue of The Bridge that will be published and mailed to the over 400 recipients currently receiving…

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Posted in Features Gig Tall Tales

Gig Tall Tales: Joe Watson

My first thoughts when recounting tales of gigs from days gone by are: Was it illegal? Can I still be charged? Did it really happen…

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Knights Knews

David Evans is hot on the jazz scene in Portland, Oregon. A long-time member of bassist Chuck Israel’s Orchestra which just re-leased their fourth CD,…

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Posted in News Reunion Scholarship

Another AKAA Reunion for the Ages

Chalk up the 2017 Reunion as another AKAA success! Near capacity crowds crammed the Marriott ballroom for both the Friday and Saturday evening concerts and…

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Gordon Goodwin Stirs the Pot with His Post – Grammy Awards Comments

On February 13, 2017, Grammy-Award winning arranger and big band leader Gordon Goodwin created a bit of controversy with his comments on his Facebook page…

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