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NuGroove 2.0 / SMC proudly presents the United States and Canadian release of Eumir Deodato's “The Crossing” with special guest appearances by contemporary jazz legend Al Jarreau on "Double Face" and "I Want You More."   

With combined sales of over 25 million records as an artist, arranger or producer, the music of Brazil's Deodato has graced the world for nearly five decades. Having built such a solid and long-term reputation, it is not surprising that the list of guest appearances on “The Crossing” reads like a “who’s who” list of the music world. Featured artists include:  Airto Moreira (Miles Davis, Weather Report, Chick Corea and Stanley Clark), John Tropea (Paul Simon, Alice Cooper, Eric Clapton and Dr. John), Billy Cobham (Miles Davis, George Duke, John Scofield and Grateful Dead), Paco Sery (Joe Zawinul), Londonbeat and Novecento.  

Discover the legendary sounds by visiting www.eumirdedato.webs.com. The official release date for the United States and Canada is July 12, 2011.   The first single to go to radio will be “Double Face” and can be purchased at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/double-face-radio-edit-single/id436394819

Toronto – The TD Toronto Jazz Festival will kick off its 25th edition this summer at a familiar stomping ground - The Entertainment District - where Metro Square will be the new headquarters for the Main stage Marquee. Honouring the inaugural season that started with just three locations, 2011 will mark a return to the Festival's roots for its silver anniversary. June 24 - July 3, 2011

On Saturday, June 25th, the acclaimed Triad Theatre (www.triadnyc.com) in Manhattan presents a special double bill concert, featuring contemporary jazz saxophonist Greg Osby and experimental "Folk-Jazz" saxophonist Daniel Bennett.The Triad Theatre has hosted performances by entertainers like Slash, Joan Osborne, Lisa Loeb, Paula Cole, Susan Lucci, Buddy Miles, Ravi Coltrane, Debbie Gibson, David Crosby, George Benson, Max Weinberg, John Entwistle, Tracey Morgan, Kathie Lee Gifford, Matthew Broderick, Rachel Dratch, and Steve Gutenberg. The Triad was the original home for Off-Broadway hits like "Forever Plaid," "Forbidden Broadway," and "Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know." The Triad is located at 158 West 72nd Street on Manhattan's upper west side. Visit www.triadnyc.com for more information. All advance tickets must be purchased at ;www.brownpapertickets.com/event/177563

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REZA KHAN AND PAINTED DIARIES ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF THEIR NEW STUDIO RECORDING, A SIMPLE PLAN, AVAILABLE NOW ON THE PAINTED MEDIA LABEL “It’s like a nice walk on the beach with your family,” says Reza Khan, speaking about his latest CD, A Simple Plan (on the Painted Media label). Following the 2009 release of Painted Diaries, a paean to the affecting stories of everyday life that “mostly disappear in peoples’ diaries,” Khan’s restless artistry has turned inward now. A Simple Plan reawakens the special times in the artist’s life, uncomplicated and familiar yet profound and inspirational, which he is happy to sha...
Multidisciplinary Centre of Culture and Arts MCKA “Zatoka Sztuki” in Sopot, Poland announces a call for summer jazz workshop led by the faculty from renown School of Improvisational Music in Brooklyn, New York: Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Ravi Coltrane (sax) Mark Helias (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) The workshop is open to apply for all jazz musicians and students who are willing to learn from one of the best jazz teachers in the world. Classes will be conducted in English. Application deadline June 20th 2011 MCKA Zatoka Sztuki (MCKA Bay of Art) Bay of Art is located on white, beautiful, sandy beach just two minu...
Speechless Productions is pleased to announce the release of Group Therapy, the new studio recording by Dan Wilensky featuring guitarist David Phelps, bassist Dean Johnson, and drummer Tony Moreno. Group Therapy was recorded March 21, 2011 at Charlestown Road Studios in Hampton, New Jersey by Paul Wickcliffe. The CD includes 8 original compositions, a new take on Charlie Chaplins "Smile" and a reconstruction of the pop hit "Downtown" featuring Tony Moreno. “Wilensky's individuality can be heard with his first notes. His sound is bright crisp and completely relaxed in all registers. His lines are direct to the point and completely his own;...
Jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir and his trio will be performing at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Manhattans East Village on Saturday April 23rd. Since releasing his debut album "On My Way" in 2009 Hartford based guitarist has been receiving rave reviews from All About Jazz Jazz Review.com Jazz Chicago.net Courant and many other publications around the world. Sinan originally from Turkey came to US on a scholarship to study jazz almost a decade ago and since then keeping busy making a name for himself playing gigs around CT and NY. The sound that Sinan is striving for described often as fresh clean and lively yet intense and full with emotion. Hi...
Giancarlo Schiaffini and Sebi Tramontana have much in common, in music and not. They are both trombonists and members of the Italian Instabile Orchestra, Tramontana plays in Schiaffini’s Phantabrass and they have often been on stage together on several occasions. They got together in studio, to voice reciprocally their musicality. The Cd Wind & Slap catches them in a moment of dialogue: intense, sincere, and open. The music is a fascinating story they are recounting each other, like a series of tableau one can listen to in a sequence, as movements in a suite. The masterly use of voice as an instrument, similar to a trombone, and th...
From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple, “Enjoy The Silence,” Patti Austin has created what is destined to be another musical gem in a catalog that, at last count, consists of seventeen albums and dozens of guest appearances. Sound Advice , Austin’s eighteenth album releasing May 17 via Shanachie Entertainment, showcases this GRAMMY®-winning, internationally-popular entertainer doing what she does best, using her innate ability as a superb lyrical interpreter to touch, m...
25.04.2011

Nasty Jazz DVD Release

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Chicago jazz composer Greg Spero and Artist/Technologist Doug Siefken combine forces on new Long Glance Media release: Nasty Jazz - a technologically innovative, genre-defining Single Panel Fluid Stills® Digital Art and Music DVD designed for flat screen TVs Chicago IL, USA - April, 2011 – Move over the Blues…and move on down the road, Rock ‘n Roll! Nasty Chicago Jazz is now behind the wheel as score to represent the Windy City in a gorgeous Chicago Skyscape art and music DVD release by technology innovators TransLumen Technologies and Long Glance Media. Greg Spero, the Chicago jazz composer respon...
Live From Austin, the latest album from trombonist Ron Westray and trumpeter Thomas Heflin, has just been released on Blue Canoe Records. The album features internationally known artists such as Neal Caine, regular bassist with Harry Connick Jr., Eric Revis, featured bass player with the Branford Marsalis quartet, and drummer Adonis Rose, who toured extensively with Nicholas Payton and Betty Carter. The group also features three of the top jazz musicians in Austin Texas: Elias Haslanger, Peter Stoltzman and David Sierra. Heflin and Westray recorded the album in 2009 while living in Austin, TX. At the time Heflin was completing his doctorat...
Jeff Gaeth’s new CD release Shoestrings' It looks like there's going to be another return to the contemporary/smooth jazz art form from Hawaii saxophonist Jeff Gaeth as he has just released his new CD ‘Shoestrings’ from Puna Records. After several albums from over the years (2005 2008) & dazzling audiences with his live performances Jeff proves his sound still holds center court with this outstanding CD. The album ‘Shoestrings’ consists of eleven original songs from Jeff each providing a combination of his smooth as silk tenor soprano alto Saxes and flutes with his heartfelt melodies lyrical compositions and sensitive...
In celebration of her newest CD, Voice of My Beautiful Country, on Motéma Music, award winning singer-songwriter and trailblazing vocalist René Marie is asking fellow Americans to follow her lead, listen to their inner voices, pull from their own experiences and creatively express to the world what they love most love about their country. They can use poetry, photography, spoken word, video or music, to best display their own “Voice of My Beautiful Country.” Beginning April 5, 2011 and running through May 31, 2011, people across the US will have a chance to participate in the “Voice of My Beautiful Country Cont...
Jazz/World recording artist Kenny Love has released "Voyage To Serenity," the first track from his upcoming full-length compilation release entitled "cAsE sEnSiTiVe," which is slated for release this summer. Kennys musical influences include The Crusaders George Duke Stanley Clarke Herbie Hancock Lenny White and Donald Byrd. "Voyage To Serenity" is available now at the following stores: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/voyage-to-serenity-single/ http://www.emusic.com/album/Kenny-Love-Voyage-To-Serenity-MP3-Download/12461851.html http://www.amazon.com/Voyage-To-Serenity/dp/B004TRMVL6/ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd...
The April 2011 online edition of Jazz & Blues Florida has been posted at www.JazzBluesFlorida.com.  This month’s preview features include: ·Winning Spins: Bill Frisells Sign of Life ·Big Bill Morganfield ·Lenore Raphael ·7Crossing ·Amina Figarova ·Melody of Rhythm with Béla Fleck Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer ·Vincent Herring and Jeremy Pelt ·Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials ·Bonefish Johnny ·John Mooney ·Tab Benoit and the Voice of the Wetlands Allstars Jazz & Blues Florida is Florida’s free online guide to the live jazz and blu...
This collectively lead trio was born a little over a year ago as a project bringing together three of Norways leading jazz musicians on Hammond B3 organ drums and guitar. Jarle Vespestad and Jacob Young belong to the new generation of Norwegian musicians on ECM records. Roy Powell (UK) lives in Oslo with a background in British cutting-edge jazz having played with the Creative Jazz Orchestra and leading American musicians such as Art Farmer Anthony Braxton Vince Mendoza and Mike Gibbs. The Trio's debut CD comes out on PVY Records Corp. March 12th 2011. Compositions by Jacob Young and Roy Powell. Available on iTunes and at CD Baby video
Woodcock Groups trio gives jazz listeners a piece of music works that evoke a great characteristic of eloquence impressive for an artist that has not even released its debut CD to stores until now with Sunset Jazz. This Serbian jazz trio also composes and arranges its music and every song on this ten (10) song full length CD. Woodcock Group’s new debut album Water Stories (Sunset Jazz Recordings) gives jazz aficionados great evidence there are new music artists in jazz that can carry a wide-ranged music of original songs taken as a conceptual the album is now available to pre order at Amazon. The Jazz label is continuing to set up...
April 4, 1968 is a tragic day in our countrys history. It marks the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis TN. Bassist/composer Marcus Shelby whose family is from Memphis TN pays tribute to Dr. King on April 4 with 4 new videos featuring music from Shelby's widely acclaimed CD "Soul of the Movement: Meditations on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." This is a very personal project for Shelby who had several family members in the "I Am A Man" march and several who were arrested in the struggles. The videos include "Memphis: I Am A Man" "Soul of the Movement" "We're a Winner" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord." ht...
Make It Happen Entertainment, in association with the Blue Note Jazz Club, is proud to welcome Jazz Saxophonist Dee Lucas to join the ranks of great jazz musicians performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club. Lucas will make his live performance at the Late Night Groove Series at the worlds famous Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City on Saturday April 2 2011. Tickets are $15 and ShowTime is 12:30 a.m. Blue Note Jazz Club is located between 6th and McDougal St. For ticket information please call (212) 475-8592. "It is truly such an honor to be performing at such a prestigious landmark as The Blue Note because many jazz legends that h...
The Bohemian Caverns jazz club celebrates 85 years of operation as Washington DCs home for great jazz music. In its 85 years of operation the Caverns has set the stage for some of jazz musicians legendary musicians and recordings including the Ramsey Lewis Trio's Grammy winning album The In Crowd Live at Bohemian Caverns which was recorded live at the Caverns in 1965. Many Jazz giants played the Caverns including Miles Davis Ella Fitzgerald John Coltrane Louis Armstrong Thelonious Monk Billie Holiday Duke Ellington and many others. Today Bohemian Caverns continues to build upon its long legacy of presenting great live music to Washing...