Jazz fans who are fortunate enough to know the Sant Andreu Jazz Band and the remarkable music the project has produced in the past fifteen years — by young musicians ranging from roughly 8 years old to 21 — also know the work of guitarist Josep Traver, who has been…

John Allred takes in Victor Carrascoca’s solo.

It isn’t unusual for American jazz masters to ply their musical skills elsewhere in the world, playing to audiences in any number of countries and cultures who nonetheless appreciate the genre that was born and evolved in America. It’s been going on since jazz has existed. …

The Office, a modern sitcom classic co-created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (and starring Gervais), premiered on the BBC July 9, 2001. Its comedy was of a nature that required the viewer’s undivided attention, especially for its quieter conversations and other subtle comic nuances. In fact, it almost doesn’t…

Garry Berman

Pop Culture historian, Freelance Writer, Author, specializing in American comedy history in films, radio, and TV. Beatles and jazz enthusiast, animal lover.

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