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In our current economic plight in the banking industry, BNY Mellon of New York, well, is doing some pretty cool things. In addition, to actively exploring Far East Exchanges and other activities to stay solvent and increase equity, this investment firms has a strong commitment to the arts. Throughout the year, BNY allocated funds for established and up-and-coming jazz artists. In November, according to a company press release, BNY, though its Jazz Scholarship, gave $5,000 to University of Pittsburgh freshman, Jacob Sacks as the winner of the 2010 Award. Earlier in the year, BNY Mellon recognized jazz legendary drummer, Roy Haynes. BNY...
Los Angeles – Josh Moscov, a writer/publicist for DRUM! Magazine as well as a drummer, has released a video, dedicated to New Orleans’ King Of Funk Guitar, Leo Nocentelli. Moscov, who has played with a number of New Orleans artists, based the video on a live gig that he had the opportunity to sit in with Nocentelli in 1999. The video can be viewed at ttp:// “Nocentelli came on stage and immediately ignited the audience with the song, “The Hip,” Moscov said. “The Batiste Brothers are amazing and I was just taken to the outer limits of groove by Nocentelli. That’s why I have wanted to create this dedicatio...
For the past two months on fellow jazz website "All About Jazz”, new publishing house company Marc Antomattei Press (MAP) has released two news stories about plans to release a brand new Miles Davis book in February 2011. You can get updated on the release by visiting one of the following weblinks linking to the original news stories. New Publisher Scheduled To Release New Miles Davis Book (2010-10-31) Miles: The Companion Guide to the Autobiography, Final Cover Reveal (2010-11-26) In this month just in time for the holida...
ianist Monika Herzig has been actively involved in sharing and teaching the rich history of jazz.  One of her current endeavors, The Jazz Legacy of Indiana Project is designed to "raise awareness about the rich jazz legacy of Indiana as well as jazz as a creative means of expression," said Herzig, who is a recording artist with Owl Studios. Herzig notes that the entire project will be documented on video, and a curriculum and documentary will be made available online for interested teachers and students. Support for Herzigs project is provided by ArtsWeek Jazz from Bloomington the Musician's Union and the Life Cycle Project. The proj...
Pioneering station, UK Jazz Radio presents, Victor Unikovskys Rushour at 1:00am every Friday. This innovative show is hosted by the Russian guitarist who is now resident in the UK. Unikovsky is widely regarded as one of the most highly skilled guitarists in Europe. He began playing guitar professionally when he was 15 years old. At the age of 20 he moved to Saint Petersburg to join the Philharmonic Orchestra. His rapid development as both a musician and composer enabled him to collaborate on a range of theatrical productions and extensively tour Eastern Europe. Victor became a resident in the UK in...
The Rudi label was created to bring jazz music to listeners, with a particular focus on improvisation and free experimentation. Apart from improvisation, the label will also present projects involving other types of music: all of them played with absolute authenticity. Rudi Records is aware of the economic risk of such a proposal and of the lack – especially in Italy – of previous measures or efforts that might offer support for a similar project, which is bound to be viewed with a certain wariness by the general public. But RR also believes that it is from just such crises, and especially in the world of music, that many important new direct...
British vocalist Debbie Winter has released an EP of six original songs inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Working closely with pianist Aidan Shepherd, the songs are evocative, haunting and harmonically rich. She’s a poetic lyricist with an intellectual edge and the songs communicate an atmospheric sense of waiting, tension and introspection; themes frequently found in Hopper’s paintings. Inspired by Miles Davis, her voice is horn like with a remarkable range and she glides effortlessly through a series complex arrangements. Her band consists of Aidan Shepherd who trained at Leeds University. He has co-written and arranged...
Christmas time is the perfect time to sit around the tree and ring in the holiday season. Gospel Jazz artist, producer and songwriter Terrence Richburg has penned a new Christmas tune called “In One Night”. The original track, written by the owner of the Stellar Award-nominated, RichEscape Music, LLC, is a jazzy yet classically-infused ballad about the Savior’s birth. The single is available in four versions: the original track with vocals, an instrumental version (showcasing an exceptional acoustic guitar and 7-string bass performance by Richburg) and a radio edit for each. Richburg’s first release in several years not only features the smoo...
Jazz connoisseurs might be forgiven for being a little Scrooge-like during the Holidays, with the sounds of watered-down Christmas music filling the air everywhere they turn. But AccuJazz Internet radio brings good news of great joy for all jazz fans: they can listen to great Christmas jazz any time of the day or night, for absolutely free, at! AccuJazz offers four different channels for the discriminating listener: Swingin’ Christmas, Christmas Instrumentals, Christmas Vocals and New Christmas Jazz. Swingin’ Christmas, the flagship channel, plays a wide selection of Christmas jazz, both old and new, vocal and instrumental. Hi...
Guitarist Randy Stephens, who lives just south of Nashville TN., has caught the attention of magazines such as ‘Guitar International’ and from others in the guitar community. When asked about Randy’s decision to give back portions of sales from his latest CD release ‘American Guitar’ Randy’s said, “I knew I wanted to participate in a charity with the earnings from my CD I just wasn’t sure which one, then I stumbled upon ‘Sweet Relief’ they help musicians with mounting medical bills. Having experienced parotid gland cancer and being a musician without medical insurance back in 2005 gave me something I could relate and knew this charity was...

Woodward Avenue Records

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 (Gainesville, Florida – May 27, 2011) "Friday Night," the brand new project by Swedish/ American composer and piano player, Jonathan Fritzen, specifically written and recorded for Woodward Avenue Records is set to be released June 15, 2011. A new-aged tune with a great melody and a definitive old-school piano jam, Fritzen brings it all.The result is a truly groovin' and foot tappin' track in every respect. Under the hood of "Friday Night" are some of the best musicians anywhere, just having fun togther and laying down a great groove for Fritzen's blazing piano. Mixed to perfection by Darren's "Friday Night"....turn it up and enjoy!

Jonathan Fritzen – Grand Piano and Keyboards

The Band

Nate Najar - Guitars

Xxavier Chisholm – Bass

Andreas Ekstedt – Percussion

Marcus Thomas – Drums

 Composed and Produced by Jonathan Fritzen

Executive Producer – Mark C. Nordman

Mixed by Darren Rahn

For additional information, please contact:

Mark C. Nordman

President and CEO

Woodward Avenue Records

15974 NW 48th Place

Alachua, Fl 32615


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"Eric Dolphy His Life and Art" is a dream project for the artist Keith Henry Brown, an illustrator, writer and Art Director who served from 2001 to 2004 as the design director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, working under Wynton Marsalis. "My aesthetic at that time was the wonderful old art of jazz record covers, which I wanted all of JALC'S branding to reflect. I think Wynton felt the same." After leaving Lincoln Center, Brown still continues to use the look of the old Blue Note covers and the wonderful drawings used on the Norman Granz Jazz at The Philharmonic records as an inspiration when designing record covers for many well-known jazz artists.

Jazz star Maria Schneider, Grammy-winning composer and big band leader, makes her Ojai Music Festival debut at the 65th Ojai Music Festival with two concerts on Sunday, June 12 at 11a.m and 5:30p.m. The annual Southern California event, June 9 though 12, usually features classical composers and performers. This year, however, music director, Dawn Upshaw is bringing together a wide-range of programs and artistic collaborations over the course of the four days. On Sunday, Schneider will offer the world premiere of "Winter Morning Walks," composed especially for soprano Upshaw, who has been described as "one of the most consequential performers of our time" by the Los Angeles Times. Performing with her in the premiere will be the Australian Chamber Orchestra.


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During the ‘60s, one would have been hard pressed to find a local bar or juke joint that didn’t have a Hammond B-3 organ and the concomitant Leslie speaker as part of the landscape. Groups led by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Sonny Stitt, Wild Bill Davis, Willis Jackson, and many others kept those kinds of places packed with people who liked to jam and finger pop to the funky sounds of the time. It’s no accident then that the major independent record labels of the day would develop a stable of artists …