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Heleen van den Hombergh's new jazz song Jungle of Stone leads the vocal charts on mp3.com.

It is one of twelve adventurous songs on her debut cd Heard in the Scene, which was released in the Netherlands three months ago. On mp3.com this song is freely available for download. In only a few days the song reached the top of the jazz vocal charts!

Jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh wrote lyrics and music of this song in Amsterdam, …

Bill Bruford is joined by Producer Woody Bavota to present the award winning DVD Footloose In NYC. The captured video places the viewer on stage to enjoy all the explosive energy of Bill Bruford's Earthworks as never before experienced. Toped off with crystal clean Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the four one of a kind musicians Bill Bruford, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hodgson and Patrick Clahar guide you through twelve compositions with effortless intricacy.

Woody and his production company Escape TV< …

PRESS RELEASE: SYBERDELIX RECORDS ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATES FOR "THE LONGING HOURS" BY NELSON FOLTZ

New York, NY., June 20, 2002 - Syberdelix Records announces the June 20, 2002 internet release of a new Jazz album entitled "the longing hours"; a collection of six original tracks by trombonist Nelson Foltz and several covers of some of his favorite songs. Produced by Nelson Foltz and Tom Lynn, the record is described by Nelson as, "a night-chill-out. torch song/ unrequited love record that is …

Many today believe that music in Britain has misplaced it’s soul. That, though business is okay, the creative spark of idiosyncratic singer/songwriter/performers is a dim light from a long gone golden era in our popular culture.

However, those that are aware of him consider Ola to be just such an artist. With a much lauded vocal ability, sensitive lyrics, sung with passion and a fearless eye trained on subject matter too "undumbed down" for some, he is a good old-fashioned hearts and guts …

"Legacy II is a really beautiful rainbow of what jazz really is fantastic array of musicians, greats of all ages," enthusiastically exclaims Chuy Varela of KCSM in San Mateo, California.

Mack Avenue Records' newest release, The Legacy Lives On II (in stores May 28, 2002) is the second in a long-planned series of Legacy recordings, each a collaboration of jazz legends and many talented and respected musicians carrying the torch of America's indigenous art form.

Doug Levine of Washington D …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 17, 2002

GRAVITY RECORDS RELEASES TWO NEW CD’S BY BEN SCHWENDENER
BOSTON, MA - Gravity Records kicks off the celebration of its fifth anniversary with two new June releases from pianist, composer, and educator, Ben Schwendener. Road Trips(GRV 1900-5D) is the follow-up to Schwendener’s solo d …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 21, 2002

INDIGO INVENTION GROUP ANNOUNCES DEBUT CD & RELEASE PARTY
BOSTON, MA - The Indigo Invention Group, led by composer/storyteller/saxophonist Hans Spencer Indigo, proudly announces the July release of their debut recording, First Storybook (Indigo Inventions) and its CD release party at Boston’s Ryles …

Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Laurie Krauz & The Daryl Kojak Trio swing into the intimate and delicious Chez Suzette Thursday, July 11th from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Featuring Sean Conly on bass and Gene Lewin on drums, this is the group's first foray into this yummy little French Bistro in Manhattan's theatre district. 675 Ninth Ave. (between 46th & 47th); Reservations (212) 581-9717 & (212) 974-9002 NO COVER; $10 yummy minimum. …

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CLAYTON LYON PROMOTIONS LIMITED announces the launch of MONTUNO'S, the long awaited swing and jazz event of the summer.


Prepare to step back in time to the days of the "speakeasy", with a blend of jazz and swing at its very finest.


This truly original opening night will feature the sweet sound of FRANK HOLDER, undeniably one of the true great singers of jazz; the Awesome 920 DELUXE, a 10 piece swing band with a sound that rival …

This summer Louis and Lucille Armstrong’s neighbors in Corona, Queens can look forward to the block party of the year on Tuesday July 16th at 7:00 pm. That’s when Jazzmobile, which has been presenting summer concerts in New York City for over three decades, will be rolling up to the Armstrong House on 107th Street, between 34th and 37th Avenues, for a free, outdoor performance by the Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet.

This concert marks the 101st anniversary of the …

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Linda Williams Is Back

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Aziza, formerly known as Linda Williams wrote the platinum hit "La Costa" which was recorded by Natalie Cole and re-recorded by several other artists, among them being jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal and the late Jorge Dalto.

Aziza was Natalie Cole's musical director and pianist for 5 years, touring the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Singer Vanessa Rubin and trumpet player Cecil Bridgewater recorded a composition by Aziza called "If My Heart Could Speak To You".

Ahmad Jamal and Aziza collaborated on …

Recorded Live in November 2000, at the famous 55 Bar on Christopher Street into the village(NY,NY), This record features two Jazz veterans Steve LaSpina on Upright and Bob Meyer on Drums.

Swaying between Modernism and Tradition "this record takes us from Kenny Burrell to Pat Metheny via an audacious Medelgi" Michel Maestracci, JazzHot #582 supplement.

U.S distribution by label CITY HALL, CA. …

Audubon, Pa., June 27, 2002 - "Summertime" sizzles with the release of the Audubon Jazz Explosion's second CD. Titled "Summertime," the CD features classic big band and jazz numbers originally performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd and the Buddy Rich Orchestra.

The CD goes on sale at the AJE's July 3 concert in Southampton, Pa. and is available for purchase at all of the band's, and online at www.jazzexplosion.com. "Summertime" will also be availab …

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Philadelphia, PA -- July 1, 2002

SONANCE RECORDS is pleased to announce that five of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have come together once more to delight audiences all over the globe. Aptly named CHILDREN ON THE CORNER, after the controversial Miles Davis album that rocked the jazz world, Children on the Corner features original members of the Miles Davis Band's "Electric Years" (1969-75):

Michael Henderson  -  bass
Micha …

Southern Fried Chicken, Louisiana Blackened Catfish and Sweet Potato Salad are not the only items Londel’s is serving this summer. The Coco Rouzier Quartet is the main course for the Jazz Friday venue, performing their style of "straight ahead jazz" to a hungry crowd of jazz enthusiasts on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th.

The Coco Rouzier Quartet is a four-member jazz band led by Coco Rouzier on vocals, Tim Baylis on Piano, Yoshi Wakee on Bass and Noel Paris on Drums. The quartet has …

The owners of Szechuan Tokyo restaurant are jazz fans. With the seven-days-a-week requirements of operating a large, new restaurant, they didn't get out to the New York clubs like they used to. Worse, there were precious few venues in the greater Hartford area for them to go to see good live jazz. So they decided to give a jazz program a chance. And what a jazz program it's become. In just one year, this venue has attracted names like Brad Leali, Jimmy Greene, Houston Person, Chris and Dan Brube …
Jazz Forum Arts Presents 2nd Annual Berkshire Jazz Festival August 24 & 25 Events at Butternut Ski Basin in Great Barrington, MA

Jazz Forum Arts will present the 2nd Annual Berkshire Jazz Festival in Western Massachusetts from August 22 through August 25. The Festival kicks-off with a free performance by Festival founder/producer and trumpeter Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars on Thursday August 22 from 6 until 7:30pm at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Route 183 in Stockbridge. Berkshir …

For a drummer as accomplished and inquisitive as Sunny Jain, music is something more than the sum of its parts, and his group's music extends far beyond the restrictive borders of labeled genres. AS IS, the debut album by the Sunny Jain Collective for NCM East Records, is a joyous celebration and synthesis of the musical cultures from the East and West.

On AS IS, Jain weaves the multi-cultural threads of Indian and American cultures into a colorful musical tapestry, the common ground being t …

The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't thi …