AppleJazz Band Final Festival
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|We had an absolute blast performing for the Syracuse Jazz Fest on July 17 and 18, 2015. The AppleJazz Band took the stage on Friday night to an enthusiastic but rainy crowd. Click here for the album of amazing photos taken by Sandy Roe:
|Then on Saturday, five of the AJZ members played in Aretha Franklin’s band: Charlie Bertini, John Allred, Terry Myers, Andy Calabrese and Mark Doyle. The Queen of Soul was in top form and sang for 90 minutes to a crowd of 40,000 fans on a beautiful summer night. What a honor it was to be a member of her band! Thanks to Frank Malfitano for inviting us to perform at Syracuse Jazz Fest 2015|
We offer online sales of Jazz, Big Band, and Swing Albums and CDs, with unique, emotional recordings of independent jazz artists, as well as merchandise for the jazz enthusiast.
We feature such artists as Charlie Bertini, Bill Allred's Classic Jazz Band, John Allred, Terry Myers, Eddie Metz, Marvin Stamm and Allan Vaché along with a whole host of other incredibly talented jazz musicians.
AppleJazz Records began with promoting the recordings of the "AppleJazz Band", a festival band that performs once a year at the AppleJazz Festival in upstate New York. This concert is recorded "live" each year, and much of the recorded material is well worth releasing. The "AppleJazz" label was formed to manufacture CDs to be sold at The AppleJazz Festival and other similar festivals across the US. By keeping costs low and applying a great attention to detail and the artistry behind the music, AppleJazz has been able to provide unique, emotional recordings.
Throughout the Jazz and Dixieland festival circuit, many fine bands have similar recordings. The fact that these groups have limited or no distribution gave us the idea to include their CDs on this web site as well as our mailing list. AppleJazz Records is dedicated to these groups and their listeners, who often have difficulty locating these artists and their recordings.
Charlie Bertini is the executive director of the annual AppleJazz Festival held in upstate NY. He has played in 45 states, Europe, and China. As a teacher and clinician he has led workshops and lectures at high schools and universities and instructs periodically at the University of Central Florida and Seminole State College. Still based in Orlando, Charlie enjoys a variety of musical settings and challenges and continues to be one of the most versatile and respected trumpeters in the industry.
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