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Buckcherry Rocks The Commodore – Vancouver

all photo credits: Fabrizio Belardetti

If these walls could talk The Commodore Ballroom would have stories to delight every music goer. The latest inscription is from seasoned veterans Buckcherry who played this big beautiful room Thursday November 5th to a crowd of hungry rockers. Laying it all out beckoning their followers to come hither into the land of no shame.

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I don’t get all caught up in it. It’s just what I do. I’m passionate about it.

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 I’m pretty good at this… and there’s an audience for it. I’m just going after it. 

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I love that you know they’re guitars in our music. It’s like you don’t hear guitars anymore. It’s so cool to hear it, and there needs to be more guitar heroes.

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B U C K C H E R R Y . C O M 

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Who Put The Jazz in Newport & Miles Davis on the Stage

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NEWPORT JAZZ CELEBRATES 60th ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC MILES DAVIS DEBUT ON “STORYVILLE” STAGE

Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island USA – Summer 2015
article by Doug Hall

NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Miles Davis was not yet a household name in jazz in 1955 when he first appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival. In fact he wasn’t even scheduled to play. But history has now told of the incredible influence and wide reach of his trumpet playing and musical experimentation that led into all the different folds of jazz. This year’s program celebrates the 60th anniversary of the late jazz legend’s historic debut. But who put the jazz onto this stage and made it the internationally renowned music venue it is today? The name is George Wein, the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival.

Without George Wein there would not have been the Newport Jazz Festival or a launching point for many jazz musicians, with an opportunity to feature their talents to a wider audience. He was not only passionate about jazz, playing professionally in his early career in Boston, but he loved the musicians and the “beautiful sound” they made in the variations of their instruments. His belief and love of this form of genuinely American music, during the 1950’s particularly, when jazz was still waiting to come-out to a larger audience, helped create a central venue for hosting what is now a 60th year tradition in Newport, Rhode Island.

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