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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 …


Waz Up! January 2001

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Greetings to y'all and happy 2k2! It is our hope that this will be the year that we find peace amongst all the nations. We will do our part to help back up that vibe through the message we send out through the music we play. We hope to inspire you to greater heights through our sound this year.

As we evolve and meet the challenges that need to be met, our sound continues to move-groove-and-improve. You can expect the high energy shows you're accustomed to from The Waz with some surprises thi …

As a follow-up to Extreme Flute (A Bruce Jones/Bill McBirnie Collaboration), "Desvio", Bill McBirnie has released his first self-produced CD, "Scratch It!", in which he single-handedly executes every facet of the work from composition and performance through to engineering and mixing. The most striking element of the production is, of course, his remarkable flute playing which includes performances on the entire family of flutes--C flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo.

The repertoire co …

On Friday, January 18th, legendary organ master Jimmy Smith will be playing his only NJ area concert at The Crossroads of Garwood. Jimmy Smith was born James Oscar Smith on December 8, 1928 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. An early glimpse into his future came at the age of nine when he took first prize in the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio show, playing boogie-woogie piano. At 12, he was performing with his father around Philadelphia in a hot song and dance act.

After some time in the Navy, Smit …


Jazz Jams In New York

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I want to let you know that there is a web site dedicated to the jam sessions on New York. The site features an input form that allows the visitors to post jams. So if you know a jam not posted, you might as well post it. Also the site features a discussion forum that, perhaps with the time, will become a source of information and interaction for the jazz jam-goers in New York. …