Taj Mahal “Real Thing” Tuba Band at New Orleans Jazz Fest

May 5th, 2013 at 5:30 PM

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Taj Mahal “Real Thing” Tuba Band at the New Orleans Jazz Fest

"The Real Thing" is the 1971 live album by Taj Mahal. It was recorded on February 13, 1971 at the Fillmore East in New York City and features Taj Mahal backed by a band that includes four tuba players. This performance will make the 42nd anniversary of that session.

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Taj Mahal “Real Thing” Tuba Band at The House of Blues

May 4th, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Taj Mahal "Real Thing" Tuba Band

Taj Mahal "Real Thing" Tuba Band at House of Blues NOLA


Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music today.


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Hazmat Modine at The Emelin Theater

March 23rd, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Hazmat Modine at The Emelin Theater on March 23, 2013

Hazmat Modine at The Emelin Theater


Hazmat Modine Sat, Mar 23, 2013 @ 8pm $15 Students; $25 Advanced; $35 Day of Show Hazmat Modine draws from the rich soil of American music, blending elements of early blues, jug band, swing, Klezmer, New Orleans R & B, and Jamaican rock steady. Fronted by two harmonicas, the band also includes tuba, guitar, percussion, claviola and Hawaiian steel guitar. Amazing, joyous and rocking, it’s like nothing you’ve ever heard or seen before. One of New York’s most original bands!

THE BAND: Wade Schuman:Diatonic Harmonica, Guitar, Banjitar, Lead Vocals, Rachelle Garniez: Accordion, Claviola, Vocals, Joseph Daley: Sousaphone, Pamela Fleming: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Steve Elson: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Duduk, Flute, Richard Huntley: Drums, Percussion, Erik Della Penna: Guitar, Banjo, Vocals, Reut Regev:Trombone

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Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues on March 16, 2013

March 16th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Joseph Daley

Hazmat Modine at Terra Blues


HAZMAT MODINE draws from the rich soil of American music of the 20's and 30's through to the 50's and early 60's, blending elements of early Blues, Hokum Jugband, Swing, Klezmer, New Orleans R & B, and Jamaican Rocksteady. The band is fronted by two harmonicas which use call and response, harmony, melody, and syncopated interweaving rhythms. The band includes tuba, guitar, and percussion, claviola and Hawaiian steel guitar. The band's sound reflects musical influences ranging from Avant-garde Jazz to Rockabilly and Western Swing to Middle-Eastern, African, and Hawaiian musical styles.............................

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Earl McIntyre’s Brass Carnival & Tribute CD Release Party

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Myself, Howard Johnson, Earl McIntyre and Bob Stewart at the Brooklyn Conservatory Of Music after the Earl McIntyre’s Brass Carnival & Tribute CD Release Party. The festivities were absolutely wonderful. You can find this wonderful project here:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/earlmcintyre


Warren Smith and the Composer’s Workshop Orchestra in concert on March 5, 2013

March 5th, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Warren Smith and the Composer's Workshop Orchestra

Warren Smith and the Composer's Workshop Orchestra
Join us for an innovative and exciting evening
with percussionist Warren Smith and the Composers Workshop Ensemble.
Jazz Night at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
At the New York Baha'i Center
53 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
Admission is $15.00 per show, $10.00 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by credit card only by calling 212-222-5159.

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Jelly’s Last Jam Orchestra, Virginia Theater NYC


Jelly's Last Jam Orchestra Photo...........................................

  Backstage at the Virginia Theater in New York City with the members of the Jelly’s Last Jam orchestra led by Ms. Linda Twine. Virgil Jones, Stanton Davis, Byron Stripling, Eddie Allen: Trumpets, Bill Easley, George Barrow, Jerome Richardson, Jimmy Cozier: Reeds, Britt Woodman: Trombone, Joseph Daley: Tuba, Leonard Oxley: Piano, Brian Grice: drums, Steve Bargonetti: Banjo, Ben Brown: Bass and conductor Linda Twine. Jelly's Last Jam is a musical with a book by George C. Wolfe, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead, and music by Jelly Roll Morton and Luther Henderson. Based on the life and career of Morton, generally regarded as one of the primary driving forces behind the introduction of jazz to the American public in the early 20th century, it also serves as a social commentary on the African-American experience during the era.


A celebration of the life and legacy of Jayne Cortez



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013  2:00 pm


in the


7 East 7th Street

New York, New York

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO: jaynecortezcelebration@gmail.com



The Edwards-Cortez Family request that in lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Organization of Women Writers of Africa, Inc., the non-profit, for which Jayne was Co-Founder and President, in support of Yari Yari Ntoaso. http://africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/object/Yari-2013-Ghana.html

A tax deductible donation in Jayne's honor can be made to:


P.O. Box 652 Village Station, NY 10014

or online: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/318981

For more information about OWWA or YYN, which is free and open to the public:http://owwainc.org/index.html

We would also like to encourage those of you with statements, tributes or testimonials they would like to share about Jayne to please go to her website where you will find a space for comments.  We would love to hear what you have to share.



Tribute to Jayne Cortez Feb 2, 2013

Saturday February 2nd, 2013

9:00PM - 10:00PM - Bill Cole - A Tribute to Jayne Cortez


Bill Cole - Double Reeds & Didjerido ………………Althea Sully-Cole - Voice & Kora

Joseph Daley – Tuba………………….…………………….Warren Smith - Drums


Clemente Soto Velez - Educational & Cultural Center
107 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002map it




2013 Winter Jazz Fest……………….

On January 11 I had a wonderful performance with Jacob Garchik’s  Heavens Atheist Gospel Trombone choir, it was a wonderful set of inspired music…………………. 

2013 NYC Winter Jazzfest

Bowery Electric

Jacob Garchik - Lead trombone, compositions
Joe Daley - Sousaphone
Josh Roseman, Jason Jackson - Trombones
Curtis Hasselbring, Alan Ferber, Reut Regev - Trombones
Brian Drye - Baritone horn
Kenny Wolleson - Drums

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Then on January 12th, I performed another exciting set of music with Hazmat Modine. What a happening two days of music for me…………………………..

2013 NYC Winter Jazzfest

Hazmat Modine

Wade Schuman - lead vocals, harmonica and guitar
Joe Daley - sousaphone
Steve Elson - sax, clarinet, piccolo
Reut Regev - trombone
Pam Fleming - trumpet, flugelhorn
Michael Gomez - guitar, steel guitar, vocals
Pete Smith -guitar and vocals
Rich Huntley - drums
Rachelle Garniez - accordion, claviola, vocals.

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22 Magazine Interview

I had a recent interview with 22 magazine. The article reveals interesting insights into my life and career. There is also a link to some beautiful music.

I wish to thank Catherine Gilbert for this opportunity.




Augusta Savage Gallery…..Oct 15, 2012

On October 15th I will be doing a duo performance with multi-instrumentalist Marty Ehrlich at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The venue will be the beautiful Augusta Savage Gallery. We will be exploring the various color and textural possibilities available between the many instruments we play.   Tuba, Euphonium, Saxophone, Flute, are just a few of instruments that will be used during this unique performance………….

October 15th, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Joseph Daley & Marty Ehrlich

Augusta Savage Gallery

at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

A masterful explosion of sound by these veterans of the saxophone and tuba.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

I will be attending the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute from August 7-11, It will be a wonderful opportunity to develop resources to assist me in the application of my personal compositional skills to the Symphony Orchestra. There will be seminars by mentor composers, George Lewis, Anthony Davis, Anne LeBaron, Paul Chihara, Nicole Mitchell, James Newton, Alvin Singleton, and Derek Bermel……..Should be an enlightening week.

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI)

Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI)

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University (CJS), in cooperation with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, will present the second JJazz Composers Orchestra Institute (JCOI) from August 7-11, 2012 at UCLA
The institute will provide 38 talented jazz and improvisational composers with the teaching and resources to explore how they can adapt their unique styles to a symphony orchestra.
The Institute culminates on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 8pm with a concert performed by wild Up at Schoenberg Hall at UCLA.

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