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LOS ANGELES - May 17, 2005 - Three of music’s most influential groundbreakers are set to break new ground for the first time together. Bassist Stanley Clarke, banjo player Bela Fleck and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty will debut as a trio in the aptly named Trio! for a summer tour that promises to be one of the most exciting musical events in years and genuinely worthy of the group’s exclamation point.

"Miles Davis told me once that it takes a lot of courage to be different," says Clarke, who will …

With an appetizing array of over 500 artists appearing on 7 stages for 3 nights and 2 days of nonstop jazz, the 48th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Presented by MCI offers fans a taste to please every palette.

From reunions reflecting its storied past to today's "New Grooves", from MJF debuts of vocal masters like Tony Bennett to Madeleine Peyroux, from the world premiere of commissioned music to the Festival premiere of its Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, the world's longest running jazz fest …

Berklee College of Music has offered the Five-Week Summer Performance Program since 1987, giving high school students the opportunity to study jazz, pop, rock, funk, fusion, and R&B. This year the Five-Week Summer Performance Program is inaugurating the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop, a special program for the best and brightest high school jazz players from around the world who have recently auditioned for Berklee. All students selected for the program will receive full scholarships and ho …

Boston, MA (USA), May 7, 2005 - Seven hundred graduates received degrees today at Berklee College of Music's 2005 Commencement, held at Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena, in Boston. Honorary Doctor of Music Degrees were presented by Berklee President Roger Brown to Grammy-winning R&B vocalist Anita Baker, legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter, and Kevin Eubanks, a Berklee alumnus and music director of the Tonight Show Band.

In front of more than 4,000 guests, Carter delivered t …

29.01.2011

Hip Graffiti named

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May 2005 - Hip Graffiti was named San Diego's Best Jazz Band in the 2005 edition of San Diego Magazine. According to the magazine, "Carol Fuller and Jay Myerson, the husband and wife team who form the backbone of jazz funksters Hip Graffiti, weren’t born in San Diego, but they’ve made themselves at home here. With a new CD just out, they’re poised for great things. Check out "This Is": Hip Graffiti for an earful of favorite standards and a noteworthy interpretation or t …
Labor Day heralds the beginning of an eventful season of jazz for Orange County fans.

Kicking things off, the 11th Annual West Coast Jazz Party is slated September 1 through 4, during the holiday weekend at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. A Tribute to Lionel Hampton and an All Star Boss Nova Spectacular head the list of the party’s attractions, along with a group of the world’s top musicians, scheduled to play afternoon and evening concerts. As well, players will be on board the H …

Jazz Sizzles in New Exhibition At CAAM

Photo and Text by Ricky Richardson

Los Angeles-In the words of New Orleans jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton, jazz was born with a "Spanish tinge." A bilingual traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," opened at the California African American Museum on July 16, 2005 and will remain on view until October 8, 2005.

Important industry personalities-an interesting mixture of musicians, pro …

By most standards that have already been established, the 15th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival was a huge success. Held in Houston, Texas on August 5th, 6th, and 7th, the Festival featured three nights of exceptional jazz entertainment, all of which were highlighted by various themes associated with the international aspects of the event. On August 5th and 6th, Asian and Latin Jazz Night provided the internat …

In show business there is an old saying "the two hardest acts to follow are animal acts and children." The point was proven to thousands of Jazz fans after witnessing the performances of the Summer Jazz Workshop All-Stars at the Houston International Jazz Festival at the Verizon Wireless Theater August 5, 6, and 7th. Although the headliners put on great performances, the buzz after each night was about the children musicians enrolled in the Summer Jazz Workshop.

It …

September 21, 3005-- San Francisco, CA--R & B and Jazz vocalist Tanya Fermin does not need a Special Invitation to extend a hand to her brothers and sisters in need. Fermin, as well many artists worldwide, have offered their music as a way of generating funds for the folks that have suffered from the devastating effects of hurricane Katrina.

Teamed with the incredibly successful CD Baby to market her latest release Special Invitation, Tanya is taking all …

Jazz guitarist Lage Lund, a Norwegian native, lives in NY and has just won first place, a $20,000 award at the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar Competition, hosted by Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Jr. (Chairman of the Board of the Thelonious Monk Institute) and Billy Dee Williams at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on September 19th. The competition shines a spotlight on the jazz leaders of tomorrow. It has helped to launch the careers of such renown artists as vocalists …

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Chicago Jazz Ensemble:

An Evening with Cedar Walton and Corky Siegel, Saturday, October 8, 2005

The critically acclaimed Chicago Jazz Ensemble performs with Artistic Director, trumpeter Jon Faddis, for "An Evening with Cedar Walton and Corky Siegel" at Columbia College Chicago’s Getz Theater on Saturday, October 8 at 8:00 p …

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New York, New York-September 29, 2005--Eric Kamen was born in New York City. The music on his latest release Native Unit reflects the diversity of that great city. The CD features 12 instrumental tracks fusing African rhythms, Middle-Eastern moods, Latin, World, and midi music coupled with his gorgeous Spanish and Flamenco guitar chords. Kamen, a.k.a. E in the world of R &B and Rap production, takes young acts and polishes th …

Trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, and writer Juan Oskar was born and raised in Arizona. While honing his chops in several Latino bands growing up, his love for his roots and rock ‘n’ roll grew. Today Oskar has come around full circle full circle with the new release Christmas Is For Grownups Too.

Oskar’s Influences include Pizzazz & Latino Los Lobos, Selena, John Williams, Tito Puente, Santana, Herb Alpert, Cubanismo, Maynard Ferguson, Julius Wechter, and Leroy Anderson. Th …

October 20, 2005--Burton Gaar has been singing and playing the blues for many years now. Recent events have shaken our country and brought us together to help our fellow man. Now, never have the blues been more true to life than in Louisiana. Gaar is feeling the effects of the devastation of hurricane Katrina just like his brothers and sisters that call the delta their home. He decided to make a step in the right direction by recording and releasing "Hurricane Trouble," a rockin’ blues numbe …

Not many vocalists could sing ballads in the slow sultry, romantic style as Shirley Horn, also, known as a very accomplished jazz pianist, Horn died Thursday evening (Oct. 20) at a nursing home in Maryland from a prolonged illness with diabetes, she was 71.

Born in 1934, Horn grew up in her home state of Washington, DC where she began playing piano at age four. Later she studied music at Howard University School of Music; Horn also, received a music scholarship to attend Juilliard in N …

News sources have cited that jazz legend Michael Brecker is suffering from Myelodysplastic Syndrome and a stem cell donor of Eastern European Jewish is urgently needed. Donor drive information below:

Sunday, October 30th
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REFORM CONGREGATION KENESETH ISRAEL
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29.01.2011

No Room For Squares

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In 2003, George V Johnson Jr. was commissioned by Don Sickler of Second Floor Music to pen lyrics to the music of jazz legend and saxophonist, Hank Mobley. Since taking on the project Johnson has skillfully, completed over 40 of Mobley’s classic compositions and still counting. Some with complete solo’s. Critics are already saying this is one of the most important and extensive projects to be presented to the public from the jazz vocalese realm in many, many years. With Jazz Vocalese, still i …