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Banding Together 

Longtime collaborators, Alan Parker and Jason Jenkins, want to highlight the local jazz scene with their new record label and they're off to a quick start.

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  • Longtime collaborators, Alan Parker and Jason Jenkins, want to highlight the local jazz scene with their new record label and they're off to a quick start.
  • Banding Together
  • Longtime collaborators, Alan Parker and Jason Jenkins, want...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 11, 2012
  • Years before Bill Cosby found fame, Stu Gardner knew him as "the guy with all the faces" who frequented a Richmond club.
  • The Stu Show
  • Years before Bill Cosby found fame, Stu Gardner...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Oct 23, 2012
  • Inspired by memories of the Devil's Workshop Big Band, a longtime Monday night favorite at Bogart's Back Room, the RVA Big Band is making Mondays a special treat at Balliceaux, the former Bogart's space.
  • Big Is Beautiful
  • Inspired by memories of the Devil's Workshop Big...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Apr 17, 2012
  • I'm with the band: Road Kill Roy's schedule of rehearsals, gigs and recording sessions isn't as glamorous as it appears. The group is, from left, Mike Ellerman (bass), Corey Muldoon (drums), Mike Raybould (vocals), Mark Langhorst (keyboards) and Davy Jones (guitar).
  • Famous Almost
  • I'm with the band: Road Kill Roy's schedule...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Apr 17, 2012
  • Chesterfield music teacher Lauren Serpa isn't just a cheerleader for the local music scene, she's busy instructing the next generation of musicians and music fans. "It's taken me five years of teaching to realize that little kids are more likely to obey me if they think their instructions are coming to them from a stuffed animal/puppet. "
  • Scene Changer
  • Chesterfield music teacher Lauren Serpa isn't just a...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Mar 20, 2012
  • This week, local composer Doug Richards presents an epic musical work that he wrote for Turkey's state-approved conservatory jazz program.
  • Turkish Delight
  • This week, local composer Doug Richards presents an...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jan 17, 2012
  • Organizer Prabir Mehta sees the Ghost of Pop festival as a way of celebrating melody as well as volume.  The multi-artist concert takes place at Gallery5 on Dec. 10.
  • This is Pop!
  • Organizer Prabir Mehta sees the Ghost of Pop...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Dec 6, 2011
  • Lance Kronzer of the No BS Brass Band sits with Black Girls lead singer Drew Gillihan. "When we play together, it's a guaranteed good time," Gillihan says of the groups' unique collaboration.
  • Split Decision
  • Lance Kronzer of the No BS Brass Band...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • Jul 19, 2011
  • Deep Groove's Jay Leavitt started his own store after years of working at Plan 9. "You make your money on the used stuff."
  • Record Store Mecca
  • Deep Groove's Jay Leavitt started his own store...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011
  • In the sweet spot: Jim Bland, co-founder and owner of Plan 9 Records.
  • Revolution No. 9
  • In the sweet spot: Jim Bland, co-founder and...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011
  • Talia Miller and Curtis Grimstead operate the Rorschach label, one of 20 local music imprints still releasing vinyl LPs and 45s. "You sell a lot and people are into it, then they're on to the next thing," Miller says.
  • Fresh Pressings
  • Talia Miller and Curtis Grimstead operate the Rorschach...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011
  • At home, DJ Danja Mowf and his son Jordan do a little father-and-son beat matching. "I was told to find something I love to do and get paid for it."
  • Word of Mowf
  • At home, DJ Danja Mowf and his son...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011
  • Memory Lane founder Walter Smith with manager Gene Pembleton. Smith offers tips to neophyte collectors: "Look for quantity or bulk lots to start. Good suppliers would be yard sales, estate sales and record dealers like ourselves."
  • Sound Advice
  • Memory Lane founder Walter Smith with manager Gene...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011
  • From left, Miguel Urbiztondo, John Morand and Kyle Crosby are rolling tape in the new Sound of Music studios on North Foushee Street.
  • The Walls Are Alive
  • From left, Miguel Urbiztondo, John Morand and Kyle...
  • Scott Elmquist
  • May 17, 2011

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