Madd for Tadd Tadd Dameron: The Magic Continues

The Project

Madd For Tadd™ breathes new life into the music of Tadd Dameron’s last album “The Magic Touch.” These fresh versions demonstrate the timeless beauty and contagious swing of Dameron’s classic compositions and arrangements. The celebration of Dameron’s centennial reaches a new pinnacle with Madd For Tadd’s release of “Tadd Dameron: The Magic Continues.” In a truly collaborative effort, the musicians of Madd For Tadd create a beautiful and swinging tribute to Dameron complete with impressive solos and tight ensemble passages.

Madd For Tadd

The Ensemble

Madd For Tadd is an ensemble of jazz musician/educators that represent Youngstown State University, Tri-C, Cleveland State University, Slippery Rock University, Duquesne University, Ashland University, Dennison University, Oberlin, West Virginia Weslyan, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati.

Kent Engelhardt

In the 2016-17 school year Kent J. Engelhardt, Ph.D. was awarded a YSU Research Professorship. Engelhardt transcribed, notated, and edited ten Dameron compositions including “On A Misty Night,” “Fontainebleau,” “Just Plain Talkin’,” “Our Delight,” “Dial B For Beauty,” “Look, Stop And Listen,” “Bevan’s Birthday,” and “Swift As The Wind,” as well as collaborations with lyricist Bernie Hanighen, titled “You’re A Joy”, and with lyricist Carl Sigman, titled “If You Could See Me Now.” Upon completion of the charts, Engelhardt contacted Stephen Enos, Jazz Studies Director at Cuyahoga Community College to plan this large ensemble recording and live performances of these works.

Stephen Enos

The Record

"Madd For Tadd's release of "The Magic Continues" is a long-overdue celebration of Dameron's best music and an outstanding salute to the considerable, but often underappreciated, contributions of the very influential native Cleveland musician."

- Joe Mosbrook (Jazz Historian and WCPN 90.3FM disc jockey)

Erin Keckan


Tri-C JazzFest 2017

Bop Stop - Cleveland 2017

Blu Jazz - Akron 2017

Lakeland Jazz Festival 2018

Slippery Rock University 2018



Steve Enos



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