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Melba Liston dies at 73

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Melba Liston, a jazz trombonist, composer and arranger who worked with bands led by Dizzy Gillespie and Quincy Jones, died Friday after suffering a series of strokes. She was 73.

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz called Ms. Liston "one of the most accomplished trombonists of her generation."

Ms. Liston was forced to stop trombone playing in 1985 after a stroke left her partially paralyzed, but she continued to arrange music with her longtime friend, pianist Randy Weston. …


Mo Better Saturdays

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Starting Saturday January 26th, 2002 Entertainment Marketing Concepts(EMC) will host Mo Better Saturdays, a Jazz mixer for urban professionals. Located at the Burning Leaf Cigar lounge in Old Town Pasadena. Come mix, mingle, and network at a NY style lounge while listening to live Jazz and R&B. The Darryl Spencer Quintet will be performing on Jan 26th. A jazz guitarist Darryl Spencer has toured with Gerald Albright and has opened for Jeffrey Osborne. Mo Better Saturdays is a great place to start …

Xmas in New York

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For all of New York Lonely Souls on Xmas Night , Laurent Medelgi Trio will be performing at 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St off 7th Avenue, Show starts at 9pm. No Cover.

Laurent will perform original material as well as select standards. A special Xmas night to make everyone feel special, enjoying some Live Hip Jazz Guitar...
For info email Laurent

All For You CD is certified Gold

Diana Krall has been named one of People Magazine's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2001 in the year-end issue which will be on newsstands Monday, December 24th, 2001. The vocalist, whose new album, The Look of Love (Verve Records) debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, was chosen along with such with such notables as Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Madonna, Barry Bonds, and Nicole Kidman.

This is just another great achievement for the vocalist/pian …

As a preferred customer of The Iridium Jazz Club, we invite you to celebrate New Years Eve with us and The Legendary Les Paul and His Trio for either set on December 31st and receive $50.00 off admission for either show!

First Set at 8:00 PM, Doors Open at 6:45 PM: 3 Course Dinner, Champagne, LES PAUL and His Trio at 8:00 PM

Your Special Price: $125.00 less $50.00 or $75.00 per person!

To purchase Tickets, go to our web site, and enter Promotional Cod …
Joyce Jeffrey is one the most requested singers in the San Francisco-Bay Area. She is a very talented singer who sings jazz. She's also a great blues singer. Joyce is the great great grand niece of famous piano composer Scott Joplin.

Joplin is better known for his famous piano compostions,the Maple Leaf Rag and the Entertainer. Joyce has her own record label, LaJoy Music Productions. She has produced to CDs. The albums are Joyce Jeffrey Sings and Joyce Jeffrey-Pure Inspirations. Music fans wil …

Children's National Medical Center is pleased to announce Jeff Skunk Baxter as honorary chairman of their annual fund raising event, Jazzmatazz. As honorary chairman, Jeff will play an important role in organizing the culminating event of Jazzmatazz 2002 led by event headliners Gerald Albright and B.B. King.

An evening full of sensational jazz performances by world-class artists, will take place Friday, May 3, 2002 at the fourth annual Jazzmatazz. This year's Jazzmatazz was hailed by the pres …

Keyboardist-composer Thomas Barth is one of those rare individuals who actually got to realize his dream in this lifetime. Seven Worlds is proof of that. Consider the long odds:

Barth was living in Austria at the time he conceived of this project. As a classically trained pianist from Vienna who had also taken master classes with jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul, he was more than up to the task musically. Plus, his understanding of marketing gave him an added tool …


Sal Mosca Website Worth Visiting

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Sal Mosca, the unique, talented and expressive jazz pianist often associated with the Tristano school, is becoming productive again after a recent illness. Moving into this new age, Sal mosca now has a website to give his fans and friends a place to see how Sal is doing, listen to sample music files he has posted there, check his discography, buy his CD's and get the latest news on the life and work of the man who may be the finest living improvisational jazz pianist alive today.

There are a …


Bargain NYC New Years Eve

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20's 30's 40's BLUES AND JAZZ

December 31, 2001 - January 1, 2002

PATRICK POLADIAN, pianist and French vocalist will entertain just like he did at the Eiffel Tower in Paris with songs and Harlem Gospel tunes.
CASSANDRA KASSELL, vocalist thespian is a delightful storyteller whose songs are filled with humor and history.
GORDON LEINWAND, swing cornet will evoke the s …

The nominees for the third annual National Smooth Jazz Awards have been announced and trumpeter Rick Braun leads the competition with five nominations. Rick has been nominated for Best Brass Performer of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Male Artist of the Year. With three nominations each are saxophonists Dave Koz, Richard Elliot and Boney James, guitarist Marc Antione and vocalist Sade. Smooth jazz lovers are able to vote in all major catagories onlin …

Jazz @ thePoint 2002

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SOMERS POINT, DECEMBER 16 --- The fourth annual "Jazz@the Point Festival" will take place Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, in Somers Point (NJ). More than a dozen musicians of local and national celebrity will appear at five area restaurants, clubs and schools. A weekend ticket costs $25 for admission to all venues and shows for the two days. A single evening ticket cost …

National Smooth Jazz Awards

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Smooth Jazz is an often misunderstood genre in the jazz scene. This is due in part from radio stations playing selections of artists who are far removed from the world of jazz into their playlists. As a result, Smooth Jazz has become a "melting pot" of easy listening used to target a specific audience in radio station marketing stragety. But, there are many superb musicians and vocalists producing excellent Smooth Jazz recordings every year. Now's your chance to vote for your favorite Smooth Jaz …
Features Swingin' Jazz Standards and One Original Song

SAN ANTONIO Jazz crooner Ken Slavin’s new CD has people talking all over town. Better yet, it has them singing along from local radio stations and home stereo systems to automobile CD players and convention banquets.

"The Song is You" Slavin’s first recording since 1996’s "Tender is the Night," which raised thousands of dollars for the San Antonio AIDS Foundation has garnered raves from critics and fans alike. It not only reflects a ne …

The Rudy Van Gelder Series (RVG) consists of classic Blue Note albums that have been newly remastered in 24-bit by original engineer Rudy Van Gelder with state of the art equipment. Many of these audiophile CDs contain bonus tracks and session photos.

JANUARY 8, 2002
07243 533774 2 7 Sonny Clark Trio
07243 535518 2 7 Ornette Coleman Live At The Golden Circle Vol. One
07243 535519 2 6 Ornette Coleman Live At The Golden Circle Vol. Two
07243 535560 2 0 Donald Byrd - Slow Drag< …
The Superb Charanga Band, ORQUESTA ARAGON, picks up their first nomination on LUSAFRICA for BEST TRADITIONAL TROPICAL LATIN ALBUM.

Congratulations to all the members of Orquesta Aaragon!
Rafael Felipe Lay Bravo, Ernesto Bacallao Serrano, Juan Carlos Villegas Alfonso, Eduardo Ramon Rubio Perez, Dagoberto Pascual Gonzalez Piedra, Lazaro Dagoberto Gonzalez Siboré, Celso Valdes Santandreu, José Palma Cuesta, Roberto Espinosa Rodriguez, Orlando Jesus Pérez Montero, Guillermo …


Lenny Robinson At Blues Alley

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The Lenny Robinson Quartet (featuring Lenny Robinson-drums, Allyn Johnson-piano, Gavin Fallow-bass and Marshall Keys-saxophone) will be appearing at Blues Alley in Georgetown on Monday January 14, 2002. Showtimes are 8 & 10 PM. Come join us for a swingin', funky, groovin' good time.

Blues Alley is located in Georgetown in the Alley off of Wisconsin Ave. near "M" Street. The phone number is 202-337-4141.

Look forward to seeing your face in the place. …

On Thursday, February 7 at 8 PM, New Sounds® Live welcomes jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine to the Merkin Hall stage. Known for his re-interpretations of various composers and styles, Caine here tackles J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations filtering the masterwork through his own lens and spinning out a unique theme and variations. Caine has been praised as "knowing when to bend his beautiful borrowings and when to leave them be"(The Guardian). Dick Connette and Sonya Cohe …
The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at the Cornelia St.Cafe Thursday,January 31, 2002 9 and 10:30 pm with bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Eliot Zigmund

"Tim Lyddon is a pianist who plays with extraordinary drive, impressive chops, good definition and a spirit which spreads nicely" says Cadence jazz. His latest CD, Ive Traveled So Far (Essence Jazz 2001) has been called "The best jazz piano trio CD in recent years" by WBGO's Dan Karcher. Tim has performed with many great jazz artists including Sam …