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Pioneer Valley Re Jazz

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Welcome to PVR Jazz. A source for information on Jazz and other music and art activities.


JEN Information

If you are attending the Jazz Educational Network (JEN) Conference in Louisville and are here using business card information from Jake Epstein, Thank You for visiting our site.

Many of you have expressed interest in the Jazz in July Program at UMass in Amherst. Since information at http://jazzinjuly.com has not been updated for 2012, here are links to videos created by Bret Primack, "The Jazz Video Guy" at the 2011 session.

Jazz in July Video

Sheila Jordan and Vocal Program

For other videos please try searching Youtube  for "Jazz in July at UMass Jazz Video Guy".


Additional resources for Jake Epstein and links to some Jazz in July Information

You Tube Channel

Jazz in July Group on Facebbok




October 9, 2011 - by Jake Epstein

"The Sweet Science Suite" CD recorded by Fred Ho and the Green Monster Big Band will be released in late October, 2011.

Jake Epstein's arrangement of Duke Ellington's "In a Sentimental Mood" as adapted by Fred Ho and titled to "In a Pan-African Mood" can be heard at:

"In a Pan-African Mood"

July 2, 2011- by Jake Epstein

EASTON Connecticut Jazz Festival. August 28, 2011

PVR-Jazz Quartet will open the 2nd annual Easton Jazz Festival performing at 11:45am-12:30pm. This is being coordinated by the Town of Easton CT with the Fairfield Jazz Guild.


RE CD Reviews

Our CD has received favorable reviews. Please visit the following link for more information:

All About Jazz

Jazz Corner



The "Reunion" CD and MP3 digital download is now available through "CD Baby".

PVR-Jazz Quartet: Re



Tom Reney, host of Jazz à la Mode which airs  weeknights on WFCR 88.5FM played "Little Suede Shoes" from the "Re" CD on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. The show featured music of Grant Green and the set that included the PVR_Jazz Quartet featured Latin influences.




Grary Grippo, Dr. G, will be aired selections from PRV's Reunion CD on his Jazz radio show on WNHU, 88.7 from the University of New Haven. The airing was at 7:30am on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

WNHU can be heard via Internet Stream at http://wnhu-radio.newhaven.edu/wnhuhigh

Please support Jazz Programing.  http://wnhu-radio.newhaven.edu






New Album Tracks

I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 5:42 (Bassman, Washington)
Jive Samba 6:42 (N. Adderly)
Polka Dots and Moonbeams 5:39 (Van Heusen, Burke)
In a Mellow Tone 5:12 (Ellington)
Thoughts of You 3:52 (Briggs)
Now's the Time 4:23 (Parker)
Speak Low 3:58 (Weill, Nash)
Lover Man 8:31 (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)
My Little Suede Shoes 5:51 (Parker)
Silence for Mark and Helen 7:24 (Epstein)

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