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Don't be fooled by the baby boy good looks. With lyrics like "I was born in a tavern on the banks of the Mississippi" and a horn section that hammers the groove, Jeremiah Johnson is the new face of Mississippi River blues.Walk into a gin joint in St. Louis and you'll likely hear the familiar "blues" sound that made the area famous. It's lyrics about the struggles of daily living with the hallmark blues style guitar that rips at your soul and soothes the spirit.Johnson takes that rich

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We’ve just finished what I feel is an important music work ‘War on Poverty’ with Jane Bunnett’s African/Cuban Blues Summit Band. We have joined forces in a campaign to expose the growing underclass which is estimated to be three million in Canada who go without the bare necessities to make life livable. We have partnered with ‘The Stop’ and their campaign - ‘Food with Dignity’ Program to bring greater attention to this severe crisis. All of us do

New Orleans Ladies of Jazz; Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, and Germaine Bazzle will perform a special "Ladies in Jazz Holiday Concert" in collaboration with the Music Alive Ensemble String Octet and Jazz Quintet on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (Lakefront Campus).  Principally sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, admission for the holiday concert is free b


A Generation with Amusia

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In his book Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks described a neurological illness called Amusia. People with absolute amusia do not "recognize tones and music is not experienced as music". "For such people melodies lose their music quality, and may acquire a non-musical disagreeble character". Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia

But there are many forms of amusia, some of them acquired. Rhythm amusia or rhythm deafness is the inability to detect certain rhythm variations. People with Melody Amus

Jazz greats of the 20th Century are being brought back to the streets of London today through a collaboration between a University of Derby artist and a technical wizard. Renowned artist Professor John Goto's series of photo artworks West End Blues: Jazz Migrants in London 1919-1974 shows silhouettes of jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Art Pepper and Sidney Bechet against the real London music spots they once played at. Mobile phone users can now bring those same silhouette images up o

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Eric St-Laurent’s EPOCH and Gillian Margot’s A Pink-Filled Sky (Toronto November 3, 2010) The Gillian Margot Trio & Eric St-Laurent Trio will each be performing at Hugh’s Room on Tuesday, November 23rd to mark the release of their brand new albums, A Pink-Filled Sky & Epoch. A former member of the legendary Shuffle Demons, award-winner Eric St-Laurent has been featured on over 30 CDs. St-Laurent’s la

Who: The Frank Giasullo Quartet with Frank Giasullo on piano, Neil Wetzel saxophone, Ron Glick on drums and John Loehrke on bass

Where: The Riegelsville Inn 10-12 Delaware Road Riegelsville, Pennsylvania 18077 (610) 749-0100

When: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 8:00 pm

What: Playing jazz standards and new compositions

Neil Wetzel, whose saxophone has backed many of the great performers in show business, including Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Bernadette Peters, the Temptations and the

Los Angeles, CA Lynne Fiddmont may be an unfamiliar name to some, but in music circles frequented by the elite creators of Pop, R&B and Contemporary Jazz she’s a "go to" Professional Singer that you hire if you want to get it right the first time.  After years of session and background work and a career that by any yardstick would be considered extraordinary, Lynne launched the imprint MidLife Records to release her own musical explorations. 2006 saw the highly regarded set Flow and th

October 28, 2010 (FAYETTEVILLE, NC) Jazz composer Marc Hoffman and his new, all-original CD Curioso have captured the attention DJ Dionne Maldonado, the radio host for the show "Cool Ambiance," on NPR station WFSS (91.9 FM) at Fayetteville State University. Maldonado, also known as "The Jazz Lady," is spinning tracks from the CD during her show, which airs Saturdays from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. "I loved this CD," Maldonado said. "Every track! I’m overjoyed to include Curioso and to front sell Ma


The last remaining 100 original paintings and drawings    

As we are nearing the 20th anniversary of his death, Miles Davis, considered by many to be the world’s greatest jazz musician, will have his last remaining 100 original drawings and oil paintings showcased at Gallery 27 in Cork Street Mayfair L

Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

Dalat International School is expanding its’ world class college preparatory international school into Kuala Lumpur. When US vocalist Jamie Davis, heard about the KL Vision he said, "I believe in your project, let me know how I can help" and that generous offer from Jamie is taking him to Malaysia.

Performance dates: 26 Oct with Dalat Jazz Ensemble 27 Oct Concert at Dalat with students 28 Oct Dinner Show at G Hotel, Gu

Michael Manson
Thumpin - Live Concert/DVD Recording
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Mayne Stage

1328 Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL

Doors open: 7:30p.m.
Showtime: 8:30p.m.
Tickets: $20

Complimentary copy of the DVD once completed will be made available to all audience members in attendance.

In other news... Bassist Michael Manson will be performing at the American Smooth Jazz Awards October 29, 2010 in Chicago, Illin

The Spectra Jazz label will release the maxi single "One of Those Nights" by singer/songwriter Matt Cusson on November 15, 2010. The autobiographical jazz ballad (unanimously voted as the winner of the 2008 "John Lennon Songwriting Contest") and 2009 "Maxell Song of the Year", has been re-mixed and re-mastered to include orchestral embellishments, provided by composer/arranger Bill Meyers.

Cusson is a prodigious producer, pianist, singer & songwriter, who excels in Jazz, Pop, Rhythm & Blues,

The nominees of the prestigious Nordic Council Prize, The Daughters of the Wolf (Ulvens döttrar) continue their musical peregrinations through folk-tales from Åland ["Awe-lund"] Islands with their second release, "Blue Draught", containing original folk compositions. The album is a follow-up to the highly successful 2004 release, "Saga", also released on Blue Music Group.

The three sisters have performed together since childhood with their exotic Nordic vocal sound self-accompanied by fl
One Hundred One compositions by Mika Pohjola is one of most important musical statements to-date by the Finnish-born New York jazz pianist who also writes classical music. In 2009, Pohjola was cited as one of fifty "most influential pianists since 1990", by Jazz, a 700-page book on jazz history, authored by Gary Giddins and Scott DeVeaux.

Pohjola has recorded a majority of his compositions with his own ensembles, featuring his contemporaries on the jazz scene, saxophonists Miguel Zenon,

Ron van Stratum - New CD

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Ron van Stratum/ Swingin' in the Swamp (Mons Records)

"Swingin' In The Swamp" - the story of how this album came into being is as unusual as the name itself! And the best way to hear it is from Ron van Stratum himself: "About five years ago, I felt that it was time to write a new repertoire for my band, go into a great studio, record a CD and get the ball rolling. But as life so often goes, I was constantly busy with other (wonderful) projects for other (wonderful) people on stage and
Sweet Honey in the Rock, hot off single "Are We A Nation", heats up fall with encore role in Alvin Ailey's Dance Theater's 50th Anniversary Tribute to classic "Revelations".

Grammy Award-Winning a cappella ensemble also have new CD releases online, "Go In Grace" and contribute to "Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat!" children's family compilation CD to promote healthy food in school.

Grammy Award-winning a cappella vocal ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, whose thought-
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Dan Wilensky Releases New CD

New York, NY (October 12, 2010) - Speechless Productions is pleased to announce the release of "If You Only Knew," the new CD by saxophonist and composer Dan Wilensky (Ray Charles, Jack McDuff), featuring pianist Bob Himmelberger (Charlie Rouse, Nelson Riddle), bassist Dean Johnson (Gerry Mulligan, Bill Frisell), and drummer Scott Neumann (Dave Liebman, Maria Schneider). This is Wilensky's first studio recording as a leader since 1998.

Nick D’Amico Keeps Evolving with Evolution II

  Los Angeles, CA October 1, 2010... After years in the making, Nick D’Amico’s newest album Evolution II has arrived. This happy Latin Jazz recording covers a variety of original songs with exciting arrangements and catchy tunes. The songs are written and produced by Nick and a few are written by his father, Maestro Nicola D’Amico. On one song, he collaborated with celebrated lyricist Alberto Testa. Guest musicians on the album include, Rob