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BANJOJAZZ featuring Howard Alden

Categorized as: Nightlife & Entertainment
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John Convery - plectrum banjo

Howard Alden - tenor banjo

Bob Scott - drums

Gary Newman - piano

Banjojazz, a term coined by Jack Convery, was named for an all American creation- Jazz Music.- and for an American instrument, the banjo. Playing banjo since they were 10 years old, Jack Convery and Howard Alden have been musical friends for over 40 years.

Alden famously coached Sean Penn on how to play the guitar and soloed on the guitar sound track for Penn’s role as a Django-style guitarist in the 1999 Woody Allen movie, Sweet and Lowdown. Alden also played with Woody Allen, Joe Williams and Woody Herman.This association has followed him and spawned more than one Django-themed tour for Alden. Beyond this, Alden remains the consummate keeper of the flame for traditional jazz guitar. He has continued to win accolades from critics and musicians alike, adding Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie and George Van Eps, as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski to his list of impressive credits.

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