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Liza with a Z at Ozzfest?

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Apparently rock matriarch Sharon Osbourne wants and is "desperate" to manage jazz singer Liza Minnelli. Minnelli, 59, has had a very rough year with numerous false claims of abuse, shallow sexual harrasment lawsuits, and numerous health and vocal problems. After her divorce to music producer David Gest in 2003, things have been downhill for the daughter of Judy Garland. Liza with a "Z" has had no management since her divorce and has managed to pull of a summer tour in 2004 all by herself. Despit …
Dates: April 2- May 1, 2005, Tues Fri 12-5pm; event premiere party Sat Apr 2, 6-9pm. at the Robert Bruno Gallery in the Warehouse Arts District of New Orleans 900 South Peters St., New Orleans, La. 70130., (504) 679-0001

New Orleans, La. New Orleans Award-winning Photographer Steven Forster has announced that he will unveil the premiere exhibition of his legends series of jazz and musical giants including Ella Fitzgerald at the Robert Bruno Gallery in New Orleans for the month of April …


A Moment of Gratitude

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The White House, Washington, D.C. - The artistry and importance of African-American music took center stage on Tuesday, when President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush hosted performances by National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Masters’ Dr. Billy Taylor, Chico Hamilton, James Moody and "Jazz and the New Generation" featuring vocalist Crystal Torres in celebration of Black Music Month.
While over two hundred of the President’s invited guests filled the Blue Room, the three "Jazz Mas …
The awarding of the 2005 NEA Jazz Masters Awards to a distinguished class of musicians provided some of the highlights of the 32nd annual conference of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) held in Long Beach. This years honorees included Kenny Burrell, Jimmy Smith, Slide Hampton, Paquito D'Rivera, Artie Shaw, Shirley Horn and, as Jazz Advocate, George Wein. Additionally, the NEA used the occasion to announce an ambitious new curriculum integrating the study of jazz into Americ …

Susanne Alt Quartet

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In March or April Susanne will release her first live-DVD which was recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during her CD-release concert of her first work "Nocturne" which she recorded in march 2004. For more information about the DVD-release please check out her website. …
Growing up in a strictly religious family that banned her from listening to any kind of music apart from the religious variety, London-born, Juliet Kelly has already overcome the odds to become a jazz singer and songwriter, releasing a debut album to critical acclaim that has lead to many tipping her as "one to watch". Now she is attempting what she has labelled "either an excellent or disastrous idea" to raise money from the jazz community to help release her next album.

On her website, Juli …

This debut recording was originally released in 1992 and also released in 1997 as "Another Time" (if you have a copy, trust us: it's going to be collectable). The writing is exquisite "...And Keep This Place In Mind For a Better One is Hard To Find" and the following two tracks, "Running After Eternity" and "Dee" are among the finest for piano trio we have heard in a very long time. Those that follow, " On Your Own" and "Affreusement Votre (Horribly Yours)", are almost equally as good. Peacock's …

2005 Grammy Winners

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Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Unspeakable, Bill Frisell

Best Jazz Vocal Album: R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal), Nancy Wilson

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Speak Like A Child, Herbie Hancock, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Illuminations, McCoy Tyner With Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride & Lewis Nash

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Concert In The Garden, Maria Schneider Orchestra

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Legendary Jazz Pianist, Oscar Peterson today announced two rare concerts in July 2005, his first British performances in many years. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Saturday February 12th.

For the full press release announcement, ticket and venue details, click here:

The concerts take in the London Royal Albert Hall on Friday 1st July, and Manchester Bridgewater Hall on Sunday 3rd July. Peterson will be accompanied by …

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NORTH AMERICAN CITY CAPTURED HU Releases A One of a Kind Film on New Orleans

DALLAS, TX (USA)-Human Utilities Whole Armour® is now releasing NEW ORLEANS: The Crescent. This film is produced through …



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The seminars will take place from the 04th/07 to the 09th/07 2005 in the extraordinary setting of the historical gardens of Villa Lina estate ( They will take place in the morning and in afternoon with instrument, ensemble music, theory and harmony lessons. It’s open to everybody would like to get a deeper knowledge of technic of one or more instruments in Jazz. A Frequence Certificate will be given at the end of the …


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York USA -- New York based drummer, composer and educator, Jeff Siegel has recorded in many collaborative contexts and with many notable established jazz artists. His own ensemble, Jeff "Siege" Siegel Quartet, recently completed the recording of his debut CD release titled: Magical Spaces. This album contains all original compositions by Jeff. Magical Spaces
Thirty-one years ago, Texas Southern University launched KTSU 90.9 FM, a 10-watt 24-hour radio station capable of a broadcast radius of 10 miles. Housed in a converted building on the campus of the university, the station was the first black-oriented FM station in Houston, Texas. KTSU also had the distinction of being the first radio outlet located at a predominantly black institution of higher learning in Texas. Since those humble beginnings in 1974, KTSU-FM affectionately known a …
After six months of performances with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis, Sean Jones has announced that he has decided to accept the esteemed ensemble’s offer to become a permanent member as lead trumpet player.

"It is a great honor and privilege to perform with musicians of this caliber and diversity. I have learned a great deal from Wynton as well as from the rest of the band and I look forward to performing and learning much more from them in the future," says Jones …

Following her hugely successful charity fundraiser at the famous 606 Jazz club in London earlier this year, the UK's most talked about jazz singer returns to her adopted home town of Bath to perform a second concert to raise money for those affected by the Tsunami. This concert, like the first which raised almost £4,000 pounds, will be in aid of The British Red Cross and will provide much needed aid in the areas most badly hit by this natural disaster. All the performers, organizers and technica …
The New Orleans Grand Palace Hotel, highlights the best and brightest of New Orleans’ traditional jazz scene "Essentially, this may be the best looking jazz space in the South."

The club is capitalizing on its non-Bourbon Street location by offering next door parking and enhanced by the increasingly popular Canal Street streetcar stops at the club’s front door. The venue is readily accessible from I-10 and the expanding commercial interest in the area of Canal Street between Ram …


A Top UK Jazz Pianist

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Born in 1976 and having started playing piano of a very early age, Chris has gained a wealth of ability when it comes to the Jazz piano art form, with complex improvisation at the forefront, and an easy on the ear approach I am sure his name will be up there with all the other Jazz greats around the world! …
On Sunday 29th May 2005, Clare Teal, Ian Shaw, Tony Smith (Roy Ayers' guitarist)and other celebrities from the Jazz world will be performing a unique concert at the 606 club in London to raise money for charities that suport research into M.E. The event will be a truely exceptional experience and will sell out very quickly so please book early if you want to guarantee being there. We don't have the full details yet, but as it is a Sunday you will have to book to have lunch. There will be a seper …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Celebrates Ascension Into Top 10% of Internet Jazz Stations

KANSAS CITY, Mo April 28 - TomorrowJazz Radio, an 24/7 Internet radio station dedicated to future jazz, recently hit the #39 spot in rankings of Live365 is the world's largest Internet radio network, with thousands of stations and more than 2.6 million listeners a month. The ranking is out of 395 Live365 stations that consider jazz to be their primary genre. While most of those t …


A new music opera from artist Marco Esu

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After a period of hush and job dedicated to the composition, the artist Marco Esu introduces in his web site a particular series of scores and new compositions, written for several instruments and available integrally to all person who can use the web.

Having dedicated as well as time to the several studys of instruments like the guitar, violin and the piano, between which an instrument that have inspired the melodys and that …