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 Wake Up Dead Man at Brokkenmiddag November 27, 2011


Jazz musician Alex Coke has announced a workshop of his composition
Wake Up Dead Man as part of the Brokkenfabriek series in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man:   A 75th Birthday Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk

      A friend of mine once asked me, "What's so great about Roland Kirk?"  I told him, "If a five-thousand pound man was coming to town, would you go see him?"     --Joel Dorn, Rahsaan’s longtime friend and producer   

                                                      Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Aug. 7th, 1935--Dec. 5th, 1977) was a jazz multi-instrumentalist best  known for his miraculous ability to play thre

Austin music fans are looking forward to a concert by The Alex Coke Rich Harney Quintet on June 24, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, the band's original tunes, impeccable time and taste, and smokin' sound, deliver an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

As one of the bravest and most diversified talents of the Austin/ Amsterdam music scenes, Alex Coke has explored everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter and beyond. Coke's m

March 26, 2010
Austin, Texas

Austin is looking forward to a rare concert appearance  of The Rich Harney Quintet on April 1, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

Harney, a prolific pianist and composer, has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for many years.  His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained