Michael Blake

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Gowanus Reggae and Ska Society

Featuring some of the finest players from Brooklyn's vibrant musical community, G.R.A.S.S. creates music with the spontaneity of Jazz and a deep reverence for Jamaican Riddim, music that will make you listen and move your butt too.


From way back, a homeboy. Links here to his site and how to help this musician with his healthcare.


I've known Jay ever since I came to NYC in 1986!


Ben Perowsky and I go way back to the Banff Jazz Workshop of 1984 but it was a few years later in NYC when we became friends. His father father Frank is a great saxophonist/clarinetist.


Steven has one of the greatest personalities in jazz today.


Alright, I won't reveal how long we've been friends. Let's just say I was too young to drink back then.


George is a great blues bandleader and makes a badass gumbo.


Jay always had his own thing. He is a helluva saxophonist.

Kreston Osgood

The Jazz Composers Collective

John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards

Great feature on Tronzo

Sam Rivers

Yusef Lateef

Ben Allison

Richard Bliwas


55 Bar

Smalls Jazz Club

Cornelia Street Cafe


Knitting Factory Records

Intuition Music

Palmetto Records

Soul Note Records

Songlines Records

Sundance/Stunt Records

Cleanfeed Records


Musical Playgrounds for Kids: The History of Jazz Music

Search and Restore

An ever-growing point of discovery for the new jazz and improvised music community.


They endorse me for reeds

Kenneth Barry

Saxscape Sax Mouthpieces

Downtown music gallery

Selling all of my records in NYC.

Paul Blake

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