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Isaac Hayes, Booker T & the MGs, Eddie Floyd, William Bell, Mavis Staples, Mable John, the Soul Children, Angie Stone and more confirmed to appear

MEMPHIS, Tenn. In an unparalleled celebration of Stax Records’ 50th anniversary, the heart and soul of the legendary label’s lineup will reunite onstage for "50 Years of Stax: A Concert To Benefit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music." The event will be held Friday, June 22 at Memphis’ Orpheum Theater at the foot of Beale Street.

Early art …

Jazz Singer Sarah Partridge

Cruises Back to the Oak Room

at the Algonquin Hotel

with Her New Show "I’ve Gotta Roam"

June 12 - 23

With elegant tradition and high musical style, jazzy songbird and actress Sarah Partridge is set to appear again at the world-famous Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel [59 West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues] with a new show called "I’ve Gotta Roam" June 12 - 23. Some of her shows at the legendary nightspot a …

29.01.2011

Miles Davis Remix Project

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This just in from Rogers and Cowan, and the Miles Davis Estate

NEW MILES DAVIS REMIX PROJECT IS BREWING: EVOLUTION OF THE GROOVE SET FOR RELEASE THIS SUMMER FEATURING SANTANA AND NAS

A new Miles Davis re-mix project entitled Evolution of the Groove, featuring performances by Santana, Nas and Olu Dara (father of Nas), …

Ken Tucker is a well-seasoned blues rocker in the tradition of the Allman Brothers, Joe Walsh, Georgia Satellites, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lynyrd Skinner.

"Looking For A Brighter Day" is the follow-up to Tucker’s debut "Back Porch Pilgrims", and finds the burly Tucker joined by Josh Hammond on harmonica. Ken’s specialty is hard rockin’ blues of the "take-no-prisoners" variety. This is Southern-fried, rock ‘em sock ‘em blues that’s finger-lickin …

Outstanding smooth jazz guitarist Nils will be heating things up this summer with a huge national tour. Nils kicks things off at BB King’s at Universal City in Los Angeles, CA on May 26, 2007. He has scheduled appearances from California to New York to Europe. Nils latest CD, "Ready to Play," which follows his smash "Pacific Coast Highway" is sure to heat up the airwaves as well.

Born and raised in Germany, Nils (pronounced Neels) began playing guitar as a teenager. After moving …

81ST BIRTHDAY OF WORLD-RENOWNED, LATE JAZZ ICON MILES DAVIS CELEBRATED BY FAMILY AND FANS AT HOLLYWOOD’S ROCKWALK

Internationally renowned late jazz icon Miles Davis, widely regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and highly respected figures in jazz, was celebrated on the date marking his 81st birthday (Saturday, May 26). Son, Erin Davis along with nephew, Vince W …

After years of session work in Los Angeles, Guitar Books with Mel Bay, and now with the new release of his 7th album ( with notable guests such as Kirk Whalum, Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel, and Chester Thompson ), Jay Leach is defintely "Cleared for Takeoff."

Episodes of American Idol including Kenny Rogers, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, and Martina McBride, this years TV Land Awards, notable motion picture soundtracks such as Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Six Days and Seven Nights, and Team …

A really perceptive R&B/jazz venture that I can easily see becoming a staple..." - Jazz Review

A native of the South of Italy, Rocco Ventrella grew up in Bari, on the Adriatic coast.

Rocco began playing saxophone at age fourteen, inspired by jazz records his father had given him; for over twenty years, Rocco honed his chops by playing with the Big Band "J.S.O." of his hometown Bari where he appeared with an impressive list of art …

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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 8pm (145 Queen Street West)

6/25 Laila Biali Trio/Dave Brubeck Quartet $40 - $90

6/26 Oscar Peterson $45 - $95

6/29 Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette $45 - …

Maria Muldaur is the best qualified present-day singer to do versions of the great urban blues classics of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s made memorable by a host of legendary female voices. That’s because MM has spent her entire life absorbing this music. Her latest release on Stony Plain Records is titled "Naughty, Bawdy & Blue" and it’s the third jewel in the trilogy that started with "Richland Woman Blues" and Lovin’ Ol’ Soul".

Maria is a Roots Mama for sure: a resolute keeper of the tra …

The 28th annual Festival International de Jazz de Montreal kicks off today and will run through July 8th. With over 2,500 musicians from around the world appearing over the 11 days, headliners include such names as Bob Dylan, Manu Chao, Keith Jarrett, Mike Stern, Zachary Richard, Francis Cabrel, Wynton Marsalis, Richard Bona, Harry Connick Jr., Oliver Jones, Angélique Kidjo and many more.

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has created an awards program to honour musician's and th …
29.01.2011

New CD by Steve Grover

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Drummer/composer/bandleader Steve Grover announces the release of his latest CD Between Now And After. The music features a quintet comprised of David Wells, tenor saxophone; Tim Sessions, trombone; Tony Gaboury, guitar; Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass; and Steve Grover, drums. All of the compositions are originals written by Steve Grover, the 1994 winner of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Composers Competition. The music is rooted in the post-bop tradition with strong melodies …

Great Moon Records Proudly announces the signing of Basist Joe Martin. Inspired since the days of Motown, 53 year old Joe Martin's track record dates back to the early 70's. A native of Wareham, Massachussetts. Martin started out performing with Saxophonist Eric Walker in New York City and since then he's plucked his fender Bass accross the country.

With his first solo debut currently in its creative process, Joe Marti …

New 24-7 Jazz Internet Radio Station: Earle Brown's "The Jazzy 1"

"Traditional, Contemporary and "Real Smooth Jazz" - The Best of All Worlds"

Philadelphia, PA. -- Seizing the opportunity to address and correct many of the problems on the current radio scene, longtime Philadelphia Jazz Ambassador and Radio Air Personality, Earle Brown, has created a very unique twenty-four hour Internet Jazz Radio Station, TheJazzy1.com.

"Our mission is to preserve, promot …

Central Avenue one of the historic platforms in jazz history where legendary jazz artists performed from the 1920’s thru the 1950’s in the mist of the jazz era. These Artists include Dexter Gordon, Billie Holiday, Clora Bryant, Buddy Collette, Lionel Hampton, Melba Liston Teddy Edwards, Art Tatum, and Hadda Brooks. In addition to Gerald Wilson, Cab Callaway, Count Bassie, Duke Ellington and, many more jazz greats that graced the stages of the numerous clubs and theatres along Central Avenue. …

Amazing Debut from Jazz Singer Chris Humphrey on Cadence Jazz Records "Nothing But Blue Sky" features drummer standout Matt Wilson Early media response to singing sensation Chris Humphrey’s debut album, "Nothing But Blue Sky" (Cadence Jazz Records 1201) has been overwhelmingly positive. Recorded with award-winning drummer Matt Wilson and Martin Wind (who comprise 2/3 of the Bill Mays trio) and Boston-based Mark Shilansky on piano, the smooth-voiced Humphrey blends energetic fresh arrangements wi …
16 Vintage Television Performances by the Legendary Soul Singer Now Available for the First Time on DVD! Includes 40 Minutes of New Interviews Documenting His Life and Work.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Otis’ death and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stax Records, Reelin’ In The Years Productions and Stax Records (a division of Concord Music Group) are proud to announce the September 18, 2007 release of Dreams To Remember: The Legacy Of Otis Redding on D …

29.01.2011

New Internet Jazz Show

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Canadian jazz Sax Player Doug Watson joins Canadian Internet broadcaster IndieTalent.ca with his new program called "The Doug Watson Jazz Hour". The first program launched on Saturday August 4, and will be running in repeats for the remainder of the month. Doug Watson is a Jazz saxophonist and church organist & pianist . . . composer of jazz, classical and ambient / experimental instrumental music, choral works and film scores . . . radio broadcaster and concert producer . . . winner of thre …