Mark Zaborney of WBGU 88.1FM puts IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME in his Top 10 list

Thanks to Mark for his support of It’s About Damn Time

The best jazz doesn’t have to come from a coastal metropolis — and often doesn’t. BG singer Morgen Stiegler’s CD came in at No. 2 on our latest Jazz Top 10. Detroit saxophonist/clarinetist Wendell Harrison was at No. 5. And just by chance, the No. 1 album was by the Falconaires. No relation to anything BGSU, though. It’s the U.S. Air Force Academy band.
Find out more inside.
Thanks for listening.
Mark Zaborney
jazz director

Jazz Top 10
The Falconaires (Sharing the Freedom)
Morgen Stiegler (Reaching for the Moon)
Alex Skolnick Trio (Veritas)
Charlie Apicella/Iron City (The Business)
Wendell Harrison (It’s About Damn Time)
Etienne Charles (Kaiso)
Giacomo Gates (Revolution Will Be Jazz)
Aimee Allen (Winters & Mays)
Jack Wilkins (Blue & Green Project)
Terri Lyne Carrington (Mosaic Project)

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


Wendell Harrison to participate in a Tribe Reunion in Detroit

Wendell Harrison will once again perform with Phil Ranelin and Marcus Belgrave as part of a Tribe reunion.  The event is the closing show at Motor City Frequencies, sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy.  There will be a workshop featuring Harrison and Belgrave (as well as Detroit R&B great Amp Fiddler) on Friday, September 16 at 5pm.  The Tribe reunion concert will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 10pm.

Admission Motor City Frequencies is free, and is held at Flat 151, 151 West Congress, Detroit, MI, 48226.  For more information, visit the Red Bull Music Academy website.

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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


Wendell Harrison wsg Amp Fiddler this Friday in Detroit

The Wendell Harrison Quintet will perform this Friday, September 2nd at the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The show starts at 7pm, and is free with museum admission.  This time around, Amp Fiddler, who sings “Love Juice” on Wendell’s new album, will be on hand to cover vocals and keys.

Click here for more information on the DIA
Click here for more information on Amp Fiddler

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Posted by on August 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


eJazzNews posts an album review by Ed Blanco

Though it has been seven long years since saxophonist Wendell Harrison has produced another jazz outing as leader, “It’s About Damn Time” is certainly well worth the wait.

–Edward Blanco, eJazzNews

Read Ed blanco’s full review on eJazzNews.

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Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Uncategorized


Tonight! Wendell Harrison album release party – Cliff Bell’s, Detroit

Tonight’s the night!  Come and celebrate Wendell’s new release, It’s About Damn Time at Cliff Bell’s, located at 2030 Park Avenue in Detroit.  The show starts at 9:30pm, $10 cover.

The band:
Wendell Harrison, tenor saxophone
Vaughn Klugh, guitar
Damon Warmack, bass
Djallo Djakate, drums
Dan Schmatz, percussion
Linda Boston, vocalist

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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in Concert Info


Thanks to KRML Program Director, Jim Sintetos

Jim Sintetos, program director at KRML in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, called Margit Productions to personally praise Wendell Harrison’s new release, IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME.  Mr. Sintetos mentioned that he rarely contacts the artists of CDs he receives at the station.  However, he said that he loved the album so much that he wanted to pass on his compliments to Wendell and all others involved.

I think the CD is terriffic.  I really do…and look forward to playing it on KRML

Thanks, Jim, for your kind words.  Speaking for Wendell and the gang, we really appreciate your support!

John Shetler
Co-Producer, “It’s About Damn Time”

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Posted by on July 30, 2011 in Uncategorized


Kim Heron publishes Metro Times review

Metro Times editor W. Kim Heron publishes a favorable review of “It’s About Damn Time”.

It’s About Damn Time gets the right mixture of the straight ahead, the pop and the populist

Album review, Metro Times, July 27, 2011.

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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in Uncategorized