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Butch Berman (1949-2008)


"We Always Swing" jazz series gives sneak preview of next season




Always good to receive your “notes.” Haven’t read through them yet, but will do. We’re close to announcing 2011/2012 season and will certainly send the info your way for those brave Nebraskans such as yourself who want to venture to mid-Mo. I would say one you might want to put on your calendar would be Sunday Feb. 12, 2012. Among the highlights–and I think we’ll have a few as we move along–is that we managed to snag (St. Louis in one direction, Denver in the other; no KC play as far as I know; yes, I like that when it happens) a Chucho Valdés & Afro-Cuban Messengers date–either a sextet or octet; not sure yet but hopefully the latter. We’ll be doing that one at the Missouri Theatre (1,000 cap.).


Thanks for mentioning our stuff. Again, we will send a complete finalized schedule that so far includes: Wynton Marsalis/Jazz at Lincoln Center (9/27), Rene Marie (10/16), John Scofield Quartet (11/6), Ravi Coltrane Quartet (1/22, tent.), Chucho (2/12), Benny Green Trio or Quartet (w/Donald Harrison potentially; 2/23, tent.), and Tia Fuller Quartet (4/29).






Jon W. Poses, Executive Director

"We Always Swing" Jazz Series

Columbia, Mo.


Editor's Note: The Berman Music Foundation covered the Dec. 5 performance by the Joey Calderazzo Trio in Columbia, Mo. To read the feature story, click here.



Pianist Valerie Capers sends thanks and best wishes


Dear Tom:


I was anxious to let you know how much I appreciated the wonderful review you gave us for our performance at Doane College and how much we enjoyed the terrific pictures you sent. Andy (Rowan) and my webmaster plan to use them on our website in the coming months.


Thank you again for the great review and pictures.






Valerie Capers

New York City


Editor's Note: The Berman Music Foundation reviewed the Valerie Capers Quintet performance Oct. 9 at Doane College in Crete, Neb. You can read the review here.



Review of recent Jeff Jenkins release receives praise


Hi Tom,


I finally have a moment to send you a thank-you note for reviewing Jeff's CD, "The Healing." I'm always impressed with how deeply you listen and interpret the many CDs you review.


Hope all is well and the new year is treating you with joy.


Terri Jo Jenkins

Denver, Colo.


Editor's Note: The Berman Music Foundation reviewed Jeff Jenkins' solo piano CD "The Healing." To read the review, click here.



Review of Ed Palermo's latest Zappa tribute receives thanks



THANK YOU so very very very much FOR THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND review!!!! GREATLY appreciated.


Best regards



Cuneiform Records


Editor's Note: The Berman Music Foundation reviewed "Eddy Loves Frank," the third in a series of Ed Palermo Big Band tributes to Frank Zappa. To read the review, click here.



Readers respond to Berman electronic newsletter and website


Hey Tom,


Hope you are well in Lincoln-land. The new Berman page looks great. Top notch info and overall look. It's fun for me to read about reviews of local gigs and jazz events back home featuring some of my old friends. Keep up the great work.


Andrew Vogt

Fort Collins, Colo.


Editor's Note: The Berman Music Foundation recently reviewed "Cats Afoot," Andrew Vogt's latest recording. To read the review, click here.



Nice issue!  Thanks for keeping these coming, Tom.


Mark Dalton

Seattle, Wash.



Great site, Tom.  Thanks.


Greg Harm

Austin, Texas





Can you update our email address? I look forward to each newsletter. Thanks for keeping us informed.




Greg and Suzy Page

Kane, Pa.


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