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By Andi Bourne

Reinventing the Jazz Standards through Improvisation


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Tappan-William Jazz Quartet played at Seeley-Swan High School Sunday, April 17.

SEELEY LAKE - If attendees closed their eyes Sunday afternoon they could have been transported to a jazz club in New Orleans as the music of the Tappan - Williams Jazz Quartet filled the Seeley-Swan High School gym. The group played two sets of jazz standards mixed with a few modern jazz tunes. This was the final concert in the 2 Valleys Stage (2VS) 2015-2016 concert series.

The quartet included Ann Tappan on piano, vocalist and jazz trombonist M.J. Williams, Brad Edwards on drums and percussion and Rob Kohler on bass. They played to what Williams called, "the great American heritage that...

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