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LOS ANGELES, Calif. "Honeydripper," the acclaimed new film written, directed and edited by John Sayles, revisits the genesis of rock ’n’ roll namely ’50s rural blues from the Deep South. The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, the kickoff to a young guitar turk’s career and the rise of rock ’n’ roll itself. The movie features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DeCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas.

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To celebrate the golden anniversary of the Monterey Jazz Festival, the event’s 50th Anniversary Band begins a nationwide tour this month on the West Coast with appearances in Southern California at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Jan. 17, and UCLA ‘s Royce Hall, Jan. 18.

Building on the unprecedented legacy of fifty years of historic jazz presentations, the band was a big hit at last September’s festival. Its 10-week tour will include appearances at 54 venues across the country.

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"Crafting a unique blend of contemporary jazz, pianist Ed Saindon and saxophonist Dave Liebman offer a session of cutting edge music with intelligent charts and spontaneous improvisation to produce a quality recording with "Depth of Emotion." Saindon, who not only plays the piano, but is also a four mallet vibist and plays the marimba as well, is featured as co-leader with Liebman who performs on the soprano sax. The duo are accompanied by bassist David Clark and Mark Walker on the drums form …

There aren’t many people that we meet in a lifetime that have re-invented themselves as many times as this talented lady. Rondi Charleston has proved time and time again that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Her name may not ring a bell with many people at least not yet, but she is surely becoming a standout in the jazz community.

With an impressive educational background from Julliard to Graduate school at NYU, from working with Diane Sawyer as a Producer on Primet …

29.01.2011

Tom Tallitsch's 2nd Album

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Following his self-released album Duality in 2005, Philadelphia area jazz saxophonist and composer, Tom Tallitsch is scheduled to release his second album Medicine Man (OA2 22042) on February 19, 2008, with Seattle-based jazz record company OA2 Records. "Performing articulate, modern jazz, Tallitsch's band explores alternate sonorities with its vibes and guitar led rhythm section of some of Philadelphia's finest musicians, featuring Tony Miceli (vibraphone), Victor Baker (guita …
29.01.2011

Pamela Hines Debut's at #28

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Pamela Hines Trio debut’s on the Jazzweek Chart at #28 and is on the most added list for Jazzweek two weeks in a row.

Return, recorded in 2007 for a January of 2008 release, features Pamela Hines shining in her most stellar offering to date, a combination of well placed standards among the outstanding Hines compositions highlighted by premier Boston musicians, whose friendship and chemistry clearly illuminate this recording., Hines (piano), John Lockwood (bass), Bob Gullotti (d …

Utopia Records Rebecca Buxton - An innovative jazz musician in command of her Baritone Saxophone. Rebecca is poised to take on the Smooth Jazz World with her bold, slick and strong sound. A taste of Rebecca’s deep powerful resonance can be heard on Alfonzo Blackwell's (www.alfonzoblackwell.com) latest CD "Dance To This" where she is featured on the track "Back it up". Among her many wonderful talents as …

29.01.2011

High-End Fashion Brand SARAR

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Over the past 63 years, SARAR International has become the worldwide manufacturer of major global fashion labels such as: Hugo Boss, Burberry’s, Ermenegildo Zegna, Cerruti 1881, Banana Republic, Loro Piana, Reda and many more.

In an effort to extend SARAR's retail fashion distribution network, SARAR USA recently established their newest Flagship Boutique, located in the heart of New York City.

This Grand Opening Red Carpet event to be held on Thursday, Jan 17 will be attended th …

This year’s Newport Beach Jazz Party should be more festive the ever as it celebrates both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend at the Marriott Hotel Newport Beach in Orange County, California.

Promoted by Joe Rothman and John McClure, this annual party, along with one on Labor Day, are among the longest running and most successful of this type event in the world. The two entrepreneurs started 12 years ago at the Irvine Marriott, with Newport added three years later. The upcoming will …

29.01.2011

P.I.JazzFest 2008

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P.I.JazzFest 2008, the Philippine's biggest musical festival, begins on February 29 through March 15, 2008. Starting off with its youth development programs through school workshops, the JAZZKAMP summer music course and the JAZZERO Talent Search, it reels out 4 days of city mall tours capped by a 7-day concert series featuring jazz superstars Lee Ritenour, Kurt Elling, Raul Midon, Omar Sosa, Sara Gazarek, Chico & the Gypsies and Incognito, joined by other top international and …

Ed Saindon’s composition, "The Last Goodbye" is the lead track on the recently released recording Depth of Emotion which features Dave Liebman on soprano and Saindon on vibes. Saindon has had a long playing association with Herb Pomeroy who passed away in 2007. Saindon, a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1976, had played with Pomeroy for many years mostly in a duo context with trumpet and vibes. "I learned so much playing with Herb all of these years. We would play …

29.01.2011

Randy Brecker

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I walked into the green room at the Triple Door in Seattle, Washington last November, and there he was, with his trademark hat on his head, his Sean Connery like beard, dressed in blue jeans, and sitting on a chair in the center of the room. In some ways it was a little like being ushered into a room with royalty. Grammy Award winner Randy Brecker seemed a little bit wary of the journalist who was about to pepper him with questions, that he probably presumed he had heard hundreds or perhaps t …

TELARC AND HEADS UP WIN FOUR GRAMMY®

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Turtle Island Quartet, A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane

[Telarc International]

BEST CLASSICAL CROSSOVER ALBUM

Michael Brecker, Pilgrimage [Heads Up International]

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP

Michael Brecker, "Anagram" (tr …

VILLAGE ROADSHOW PICTURES GROUP and CONCORD MUSIC GROUP JOIN FORCES TO FORM village roadshow entertainment group

Los Angeles, CA February 11, 2008: Norman Lear and Hal Gaba, co-owners of Concord Music Group (Concord), announced today that Village Roadshow Pictures Group (VRPG) and Concord have completed their merger resulting in the creation of a new diversified entertainment group, Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG).

While VRPG and Concord will continue to …

Hill Briggs has just released the single "don't stop me now " from his forthcoming Album Hill Briggs and Friends The single features Ronnie Mc Neir ( from the four tops) on vocals and Dona Gardier (James Taylor quartet)on Backing vocals.

Hill wrote the music Played all the Instruments (live) apart from the keyboard solo in the middle played by Ronnie .The lyrics are written by Dusty and Jill Miller. I think this song shows a very different side to Ronnie's voice and singing tal …

29.01.2011

3rd Annual Jazz In The Gardens

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The City of Miami Gardens is pleased to announce the star-studded lineup for the 3rd annual Jazz in the Gardens music festival, being held on Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th at Dolphin Stadium. Confirmed artists include, George Benson, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays, Wyclef Jean, Nancy Wilson, KEM, George Duke, Stanley Clarke, Chrisette Michele, Mike Phillips, Anthony David, Elin among other local artists.

"Jazz in the Gardens has really become an internationally recognized event. …

Jessy J - Tequila Moon (Peak Records) From the moment Jessy J hit the stage in Fresno, California for the first time as a member of super producer/guitarist Paul Brown’s live band on Valentine’s Day 2006, the love between the saxophonist/vocalist and contemporary jazz fans has been flowing nonstop. Tequila Moon, brings Jessy J’s fresh and inspired energy with vibrant exotic twists to the contemporary jazz world. Offering pop, jazz, Latin, even Brazilian music, which in addition to her Peak label …
Marcus' is Marcus Miller's highly anticipated Concord Records debut and serves up 13 tracks of his signature funk-jazz style. The new album sees him cover some classics including Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground", Miles Davis' "Jean Pierre" and Tower of Power's "What is Hip?". Among the world's most gifted, forward-thinking and eclectic electric bassists, Marcus Miller is a two-time Grammy-winner and the composer / producer of eight critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums. Miller was the las …

Over the past seven years the Riviera Beach Music Festival ("RBMF") has become a staple for jazz lovers far and near. The festival which attracts local, national and international performers for a three-day musical celebration. RBMF has earned a reputation throughout the State of Florida and across the country for being one of the best Music Festivals in the southeast. The 2008 installment of RBMF will take place from April 11 13, 2008. Past performers at the Rivera Be …

NEW ORLEANS, April 8, 2008 On the heals of a stunning rendition of the national anthem performed during the 57th NBA All-Star Game with Grammy Award-winning jazz and classical saxophonist Branford Marsalis and internationally acclaimed guitarist Jonathan Dubose , jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan has been selected for recognition to New Orleans Magazine Jazz All-Stars for 2008. Critic Chris Rose proclaimed "Local chanteuse Stephanie Jordan set the anthem on a slow burn …