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29.01.2011

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Heavy with promise, the stage lit with the soul of youthful visions, a new wave of jazz aficionados embraced the Palos Verdes Coast with a free expression of the legendary Great American Songbook.

Located and sponsored by the Trump National Golf Course, this monthly event showcases the talents of the Palos Verdes community’s hopes and dreams. Orchestrated by Dr. Greg Allen, Director of Freedom 4U, the gifted young unleashed their passion for the purist of American art forms jazz …

The City of Miami Gardens has just released their mega star-studded lineup for the 2009 installment of Miami Gardens’ own music fest billed as "Jazz In The Gardens". The fourth edition of this now popular music fete is set for March 28 and 29th on the grounds of the Dolphin stadium. The two-day festival will be a one stop shop for music fans of all ages, as there will be something for everyone to enjoy. The March 28th lineup includes: Anthony Hamilton, Common, Erykah Badu, W …

The new album from The Rippingtons, Modern Art is out today (3.10) on Peak Records (Concord Music Group). The Rippingtons’ 18th release features an explosive lineup lead by founder Russ Freeman with special guests including smooth Jazz trumpet icon Rick Braun, Dave Karasony, Bill Heller, as well as new bassist Rico Belled and special guest, returning saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa. Modern Art breaks new stylistic ground, incorporating exotic world music elements on the sensuously romantic, acoustic gu …
The new 2-CD set ‘The Very Best Of Prestige Records’, hits stores this week (3.24.09) on CD & digitally. The new 'must have' compilation celebrates the 60th anniversary of Prestige Records. The track list features; John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, and more. A great collection of 25 essential Prestige tracks, packed with classic photographs covering a 20-year span from 1949-1969, truly representing Prestige’s golden era. The 60th anniversary celebration …

NEW ORLEANS (3/25/09) - A must see at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell (April 24-26 & April 30-May 3) is New Orleans trumpeter Marlon Jordan. Jordan’s energized take on the classic Miles Davis Quintet sound takes place on opening day Friday, April 24 in the WWOZ Jazz Tent at 12:40 PM.

The 2009 Jazz Fest celebrates 40 years of musical and cultural history at this year's star-studded event. The Marlon Jo …

The unification of resonance, philosophies, and talent cements the foundation of a new vision in the music label concept; a vision which brings the fan and the artist into a community of communication. Free of barriers, rules, or back stage pass dealings, Hip Chick Music (HCM) is the opus of CEO Elise Lebec, which brings the basic two elements of the music world together; the artist and the listening public. Thus, filling the void that has been lost in the pool called the music industr …

- "THE LYNNE ARRIALE NUANCE QUARTET" performs LIVE at NYC's JAZZ STANDARD -

- TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS (TUESDAY, MAY 19) CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF NEW CD/DVD

- "NUANCE - THE BENNETT STUDIO SESSIONS" ON SALE NOW FROM MOTEMA MUSIC

- Featuring Lynne Arriale, Randy Brecker, George Mraz, and Anthony Pinciotti

- "4 Stars!" - DownBeat Magazine -

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"The Early what? gets the what? The riddle is simply to make a point. The early Parker (Charlie Parker as in the BIRD) gets the Frank Sinatra (as in CHAIRman of the Board). From the first downbeat, 8:30pm on Monday June 1st, until the final notes went silent, Cafe290 was standing room only. Why? The crowd was there to hear Big Band Jazz? What are you kidding? No joke. This was not your Grandfather's music.  …

La Timbistica will be performing at the 32nd Freihofer's Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY, an annual event featuring 20 hours of live jazz on two stages over two days. The group, comprised of some of the brightest scholarship talent from Berklee College of Music, will share the Gazebo Stage with Dred Scott Trio, Wallace Roney Quintet, and more. Artists appearing on the festival’s Main Stage that day include Patti LaBelle, SMV Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten The Thunder Tour, Ga …
29.01.2011

iNFiNiEN @ The Jazz Estate

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Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN will be appearing for one night on August 19th at The Jazz Estate in Milwaukee. Sharing the nignt with local guest musicians Complex Complex, iNFiNiEN will perform several stimulating sets featuring music from their critically acclaimed independent release. Thier twist of improvisation and songwriting combine eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. With rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences iNFiNiEN has discovered its own voice both …
The genre of Gospel Jazz is growing by leaps and bounds. The unique merging of two highly expressive and improvisational African American forms of music has spawned a variety of gifted artists such as Angella Christie, Ben Tankard and Kirk Whalum. It’s with these artists and this music in mind that Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Terrence Richburg, launched Jazz Gospel Central. Unveiled in October 2008, Jazz Gospel Central is dedicated to showcasing Gospel Jazz, the artists who play it and devout C …
"West Coast Jazz" is a loaded phrase. It likely conjures up the mellow sounds of cool jazz luminaries Gerry Mulligan and Chico Hamilton and images of dog-eared LP covers portraying icons like Shelly Manne, Bud Shank and Art Pepper. But that's not all there is to jazz on the west coast. Today's west coast musicians are creating jazz of every type, from Hard Bop to Avant-Garde, from Latin to Fusion. To celebrate the diverse music coming from the Golden State and its neighbors to North, AccuJazz In …
29.01.2011

Big Jazz Labor Day Week in L.A.

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For Jazz fans, Labor Day week presents an array of all-star attractions.

Jazz greats Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, the original members of Return to Forever, re-uinite, Sept. 2, at the Hollywoood Bowl in Southern Californiua.

The concert will feature guest appearances by vocalist Chaka Khan, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and original RTF guitarist Bill Connors. The event heralds the beginning of Corea, Clarke & White's first worldwide trio tour.

Khan is expected to perform s …

Ever since Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim fused American jazz with Brazilian samba in the 1950s to form the new style known as Bossa Nova, countless musicians have been inspired to create music marrying the two traditions. Brazilian harmonies and rhythms have pervaded modern jazz in the past 50 years, influencing artists from Stan Getz to Maria Schneider. To celebrate Brazilian Jazz, AccuJazz Internet radio has just launched a new streaming channel devoted to the style. It is free to us …
In celebration of the digital release of 'The Ray Charles Cold Case Playlist' - songs from & inspired by the CBS television series, Raycharles.com, Concord Music Group & CBS are giving away seven classic Ray Charles recordings on CD including: 'Genius Loves Company', A Message From The People, Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music.

Enter at http://www.raycharles.com/coldcase to win a seven-CD Ray Charles prize pack!

The giveaway coincides with the new Ray Charles releases 'The Genius …

Vocalist Ernie Andrews Added to Champions of Jazz Benefit Concert

WBGO Celebrates 30 Years with Benefit Concert Honoring Paquito D’Rivera and Downbeat Magazine

November 3, 8:00 pm

Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall

Tickets on Sale Now

NEWARK, NJ WBGO celebrates 30 years with the annual Champions of Jazz benefit concert honoring nine-time Grammy-Award wi …

The Bing Crosby Estate is proud to be a part of Mosaic Records forthcoming box set, Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56, due out in November 2009. The recordings were catalogued and restored by the Estate whose members were strongly involved in the project. Robert Bader, Vice President of Marketing and Production for Bing Crosby Enterprises points out, "The songs were not pulled from radio show masters. They were recorded in a recording studio in the same manner a …

CareFusion New York Jazz Festival
Covers the City June 17 26, 2010

George Wein’s New Festival Productions Produces 10-day Festival Including Partnerships with Some of New York’s Most Unique and Culturally Significant Venues

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2009 After being without the annual jazz festival this past June for the first time in 37 years, jazz fans from around the world can celebrate the music at the CareFusion Ne …