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Maria Muldaur is the best qualified present-day singer to do versions of the great urban blues classics of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s made memorable by a host of legendary female voices. That’s because MM has spent her entire life absorbing this music. Her latest release on Stony Plain Records is titled "Naughty, Bawdy & Blue" and it’s the third jewel in the trilogy that started with "Richland Woman Blues" and Lovin’ Ol’ Soul".

Maria is a Roots Mama for sure: a resolute keeper of the tra …

The 28th annual Festival International de Jazz de Montreal kicks off today and will run through July 8th. With over 2,500 musicians from around the world appearing over the 11 days, headliners include such names as Bob Dylan, Manu Chao, Keith Jarrett, Mike Stern, Zachary Richard, Francis Cabrel, Wynton Marsalis, Richard Bona, Harry Connick Jr., Oliver Jones, Angélique Kidjo and many more.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has created an awards program to honour musician's and th …
29.01.2011

New CD by Steve Grover

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Drummer/composer/bandleader Steve Grover announces the release of his latest CD Between Now And After. The music features a quintet comprised of David Wells, tenor saxophone; Tim Sessions, trombone; Tony Gaboury, guitar; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; and Steve Grover, drums. All of the compositions are originals written by Steve Grover, the 1994 winner of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Composers Competition. The music is rooted in the post-bop tradition with strong melodies …

Great Moon Records Proudly announces the signing of Basist Joe Martin. Inspired since the days of Motown, 53 year old Joe Martin's track record dates back to the early 70's. A native of Wareham, Massachussetts. Martin started out performing with Saxophonist Eric Walker in New York City and since then he's plucked his fender Bass accross the country.

With his first solo debut currently in its creative process, Joe Marti …

New 24-7 Jazz Internet Radio Station: Earle Brown's "The Jazzy 1"

"Traditional, Contemporary and "Real Smooth Jazz" - The Best of All Worlds"

Philadelphia, PA. -- Seizing the opportunity to address and correct many of the problems on the current radio scene, longtime Philadelphia Jazz Ambassador and Radio Air Personality, Earle Brown, has created a very unique twenty-four hour Internet Jazz Radio Station, TheJazzy1.com.

"Our mission is to preserve, promot …

Central Avenue one of the historic platforms in jazz history where legendary jazz artists performed from the 1920’s thru the 1950’s in the mist of the jazz era. These Artists include Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette, Lionel Hampton, Melba Liston Teddy Edwards, Art Tatum, and Hadda Brooks. In addition to Gerald Wilson, Cab Callaway, Count Bassie, Duke Ellington and, many more jazz greats that graced the stages of the numerous clubs and theatres along Central Avenue. …

Amazing Debut from Jazz Singer Chris Humphrey on Cadence Jazz Records "Nothing But Blue Sky" features drummer standout Matt Wilson Early media response to singing sensation Chris Humphrey’s debut album, "Nothing But Blue Sky" (Cadence Jazz Records 1201) has been overwhelmingly positive. Recorded with award-winning drummer Matt Wilson and Martin Wind (who comprise 2/3 of the Bill Mays trio) and Boston-based Mark Shilansky on piano, the smooth-voiced Humphrey blends energetic fresh arrangements wi …
16 Vintage Television Performances by the Legendary Soul Singer Now Available for the First Time on DVD! Includes 40 Minutes of New Interviews Documenting His Life and Work.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Otis’ death and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stax Records, Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Stax Records (a division of Concord Music Group) are proud to announce the September 18, 2007 release of Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding on D …

29.01.2011

New Internet Jazz Show

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Canadian jazz Sax Player Doug Watson joins Canadian Internet broadcaster IndieTalent.ca with his new program called "The Doug Watson Jazz Hour". The first program launched on Saturday August 4, and will be running in repeats for the remainder of the month. Doug Watson is a Jazz saxophonist and church organist & pianist . . . composer of jazz, classical and ambient / experimental instrumental music, choral works and film scores . . . radio broadcaster and concert producer . . . winner of thre …

It will finally happen on August 18th and 19th 2007. The first Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will be organized on Aruba. The well known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival which no longer takes place could be seen as a predecessor. The visitors of that event can once again enjoy a weekend of good music and taste the real festival feeling.

Cas di Cultura, the national theatre, will be transformed to a jazz paradise. During the festival national and international artist will perfo …

Orange County’s’s season of jazz events kicks off Labor Day weekend with the 13th annual West Coast Jazz Party. Following this, an ‘07-‘08 lineup featuring the best in jazz commences at the Orange County Performing Arts Center and Cerritos Center.

All together in the next several months O.C. will honor the presence of such jazz legends as James Moody, Phil Woods and Ramsey Lewis, as well as displaying younger greats the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton and Arturo Sandoval …

Monterey Jazz Festival is taking the occasion of its 50th anniversary this September to release both a book and six CDs, detailing the history and commemorating the artists who have played in Monterey over the years.

The book, The Art of Jazz: Monterey Jazz Festival/ 50 Years, written by N. Y. Times authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman, features MJF posters, program covers, photographs, artist listings and includes a decade-by-decade look at the world and the festival as it related to the …

The new album from leading contemporary jazz singer Curtis Stigers titled 'Real Emotional' (Concord Jazz) is available in stores and online now! 'Real Emotional' showcases Stigers' natural vocal ability and his talents as an interpreter of modern standards. The album features 12 tracks including 3 brand new originals in addition to some classic material including; Tom Waits' 'San Diego Serenade', Bob Dylan's 'I'll Be Your Baby Tonight' and Emmylou Harris' 'I don't Wanna Talk About It Now'. In ad …
29.01.2011

Ray Chew

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RENOWNED MUSIC DIRECTOR RAY CHEW HIT'S A HIGH NOTE WITH NBC SHOW THE SINGING BEE SCORING HIGHEST RATINGS OF ANY SUMMER SERIES THIS YEAR

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Renowned music director / producer Ray Chew is enjoying major success in his role on NBC's TV show "The Singing Bee", which debuted on a high note by scoring the highest ratings of any summer series telecast on any network so far this year.

The Singing Bee debut is the highest-rated …

Boston, October 10, 2007 The 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee presents in concert the great Brazilian singer and songwriter Rosa Passos, known for keeping alive traditional Brazilian jazz with all of its mystery, rhythm, and romance intact. She’ll perform songs from her internationally renowned catalog along with the music of other Brazilian ambassadors such as Gilberto Gil, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Djavan, and Joao Bosco. A group of Berklee students, faculty, and alumni under th …

Mark Rapp will play a very special performance for Playboy Playmate Natalia Sokolova on October 15th. The exclusive birthday party will play host to top playmates, models including Julia Hendersen (Sport Illustrated), Jessica Gomes (Victoria Secret) and actors from the Sopranos, Entourage among others.

Sokolova discovered Rapp through her event planning company Exquisite Planning, LLC. After hearing his music, Sokolova contacted and requested Rapp to play for her at her private birthda …

In January 2007, smooth jazz took a step "back to the future." The legacy label Nu Groove records was re-launched after an almost 10-year hiatus. Original founder David Chackler decided to revitalize the legendary label, re-acquiring the rights to the Nu Groove name from his prior partners who had acquired the company in 2004 from Chackler, and two years later shuttered it.

Originally the home of Michael Lington and "Down to the Bone," Nu Groove had been the benchmark for aggressive, funky a …

Renowned blues guitarist (and jazz trumpet impressario/band leader) Jeff Healey, will be recording a live blues CD with his Jeff Healey Blues Band, (which is the Healey's House Band), on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Jeff Healey's Roadhouse, 56 Blue Jays Way (across from Wayne Gretzky's), in Toronto, ON.

The cover for this special night, will be $15 at the door.

The live tracks r …

Mark Mosley is a Baltimore-based jazz and blues guitarist who was inspired to pursue music as a career after performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival while in high school. Born in Arkansas, Mark lived worldwide due to his parents' and his own previous active U.S Army affiliation. He began playing guitar when he was 11, first learning to emulate the playing of BB King. Later he played in school bands and was part of R&B and Jazz bands.

Since his days with the …