Tag Archives: Folk music

Greek Santouri player Yiannis Roussos

Several years ago, I met Jim Stoynoff, a Greek/Macedonian clarinet player from Chicago. We met at a Chicago music/folk dance festival that I attended because I knew oudist Joe Zeytoonian was coming in to play the gig and we had … Continue reading

Posted in music, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Basement Records: A Story about Dino Pappas

Recently I was listening to the Fresh Air program on NPR and they had a great story about an author who wrote a book about collecting the most rare 78 RPM recordings from around the world. Recordings that would be over … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Importance is recognized this 100th Year

As the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide draws closer, I have witnessed something I have not seen before – and I think like it. I realize that is an odd way to begin a blog on this subject, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jazz meets Armenian

I had a great opportunity to play a concert with some fine musicians right before Christmas. A number of months ago, jazz guitarist/composer Colton Weatherston approached me about combining Armenian and Middle Eastern music with jazz rhythms. This is not … Continue reading

Posted in Gigs, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment