Barn Jazz, Vol. 1

“Barn Jazz may be the eclectic “Sergeant Pepper’s of Oracle Ridge and the Transition Zone. It is certainly original and expansive in concept and scope, light and airy, nicely recorded and performed”

Drew Signor
Arizona author, composer, and musician, “This Gloryland” book and CD

“Put on your headphones and let your imagination soar.
With Barn Jazz, Diamond Jim Hewitt takes us on a magical musical journey. One’s mind instantly begins to develop scenery and characters to fit the widely varied pieces. Musicianship and composition is original and entertaining. Hewitt has delivered a very impressive solo debut. “

Laurie Starr
DJ, KXCI-FM-Tucson

“As a DJ and Musicologist I listen to a lot of music throughout the day and Diamond Jim Hewitt’s “Barn Jazz” immediately caught my attention. His fiddle playing has that eerie quality of being “Old-Timey” and thoroughly modern at the same time. In other words Jim’s music is ‘Time-less’. A rare quality indeed.”

Kidd Squidd
DJ, KXCI-FM-Tucson

“Diamond Jim Hewitt’s “Barn Jazz” is down-home sophistication, combining elements of jazz, Celtic and hoe-down into one sweet and sassy mix. The violin virtuoso goes back to the farm.”

Cactus Cathy
DJ, KXCI-FM-Tucson

“Kicking back and listening to the masterfully intelligent vibes of barn jazz, one can fathom an artful edginess that mingles with a homespun yarn. I can hear it now — being played in discriminate cafes from NYC to Nashville — and well beyond….”

Liz Richards
Tucson Photographer

“CD sounds great!”

Mark Wood
2002 Emmy Award-Winning composer, rock violinist

“Thanks a lot for the CD Barn Jazz you sent to me. I like it and I think the concept barn in jazz is pretty nice. I guess you had a lot of fun recording it. I can see the barns in a wide country.”

Joerg Widmoser
Jazz Violinist with the Modern String Quartet, Munich, Germany

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