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Virillion Music recording artist Marc Hoffman has announced the release of Curioso, an all-original jazz cd that features Hoffman on keyboard and vocals, Tim Gordon (Mr. Groove) on sax, Grammy nominee John Sharp on guitar, Terry Peoples and Nathan Scott on bass, and Gray Fallin (The Brubakers), Mike Lanier and Ryan Scott on drums and percussion.

Curioso follows the release of a single track from the cd several weeks ago entitled "Hefti," Hoffman’s tribute to his former composition professor,

Tony Adamo is Soul Funkin' at Studio Trilogy

Fred Harris, Urbanzone Productions

Los Angeles, California

Strokeland record artist, Tony Adamo and his guitarist/producer, Jerry Stucker, recently recorded at Studio Trilogy, San Francisco, California.  Stucker was at the recording helm with Justin Lieberman co-owner of Studio Trilogy, assisting.  Stephen "Doc" Kupka, co-founder of the super- funk group, Tower of Power, and Mike Clark of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters were

New York, NY (USA) It’s a very exciting year for Utopia Records Founder and CEO/President Alfonzo Blackwell and his staff members. 2010 marks Mr. Blackwell’s 15th Anniversary in the music recording business industry and Team Utopia has been geared up prior to the annual New York City Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve which took place on December 31, 2009. The New York native is enjoying every moment of this historic year so far and shows no sign of slowing down. The record label executive
The National Flute Association will host its 38th Annual Convention in Anaheim, California, August 12 15, 2010 at the Anaheim Marriott with over 3,000 flutists, composers, flute scholars and flute enthusiasts from all over the world, including performances and workshops by some of the top and most exciting jazz and world flutists. The public is invited to attend the events that are offered Thursday through Sunday during the convention.

Jazz concerts and workshops include:
Thursday, Augu



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Guitar Secrets of Regi"The Teacha" Wooten. The new guitar instructional DVD released July 1st, 2010 shows the secrets of Regi "The Teacha" Wooten's guitar playing that have contributed to his legendary status. From his slap technique to his raking style,Regi shows in a methodical and easy to understand the techniques he invented. Check out his two-hand piano technique, his bass and guitar slapping method, his blowing through the pick-ups, his sweeping and raking chapter

The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man:  

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The Return of the 5,000 lb. Man:   A 75th Birthday Tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk

      A friend of mine once asked me, "What's so great about Roland Kirk?"  I told him, "If a five-thousand pound man was coming to town, would you go see him?"     --Joel Dorn, Rahsaan’s longtime friend and producer   

                                                      Rahsaan Roland Kirk (Aug. 7th, 1935--Dec. 5th, 1977) was a jazz multi-instrumentalist best  known for his miraculous ability to play thre


Parco di Villa Pantelleria Palermo 15/18 luglio 2010

Quattro giorni fitti di concerti per un cartellone aperto alle tendenze più creative del jazz contemporaneo, con nomi di culto ed uno spettro amplissimo di proposte.

Rara avis nel panorama festivaliero, Jazzopolis è un appuntamento irrinunciabile per quanti si attendono dalla musica percorsi non convenzionali, per riflettere sul tema della multicu

Sam Fazio releases his debut full-length CD, The Songs We Love.  Sam’s music is hip, elegant and bold.  He puts a wonderful new spin on the songs we love.  Whether he’s singing a swing standard, pop classic or love ballad, his soulful and classic style comes shining through.  Sam’s style is reminiscent of classic singers like Frank Sinatra and Bobby Darin, yet current like the sounds of Michael Buble. 

For his debut CD, Sam is joined by well-known Chicago jazz mus

West Coast Jazz Party promoters Joe Rothman and John McClure announce a Sunset Jazz Summer Series at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel.

Featuring such renowned stars as drummer Jeff Hamilton, saxophonist Houston Person and trumpeter Byron Stripling, concerts take place each Wednesday evening, beginning July 7 though Aug. 25. Events will take place in the Marriott's outdoor Rose garden, with two sets scheduled at 6 p.m. and 7:30.

Kicking off the series, July 7, will be the Jeff Hamilton Tr

New York, NY (USA) American Jazz Saxophonist/Composer/Producer Alfonzo Blackwell is an African-American musician and entertainer who marks 2010 as his fifteenth year recording in the music business. He has much to celebrate with the major contributions to American music history and Black music history that he has made.

The multi-talented and gifted artist burst onto the contemporary jazz music scene in 1995 and has been releasing his unique and soulful blend of heartfelt and thought-provokin

This summer "Eddie Lang Jazz Festival" will guest very important artists: Idris Muhammad Group - Rosario Giuliani & DaDo Moroni(4 august), Peter Brotzmann Trio - Hamiet Bluiett Trio (5 august), Greg Howe Group - Daniele Gottardo Group(6 august), Kenny Barron Trio - Giordano Carnevale Quartet with Special Guests Fabrizio Bosso & Mauro Ottolini(7 august) Jim Hall & Enrico Pieranunzi (8 august).

Young guitar players can also join the "Eddie Lang Guitar Contest" (2-8 august). The first three win

Berklee College of Music, the world's leading institution for the study of contemporary music, will visit Kenya for the second straight year to hold events that include auditions and interviews (A&I) for scholarship opportunities, music education outreach, workshops, and clinics for area musicians and educators. The programs will be conducted by a team comprised of faculty members Dan Moretti and Ron Reid of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, Michael Shaver from Admissions, Sam
Renowned bassist Stanley Clarke’s new recording, The Stanley Clarke Band, is scheduled for release on June 15, 2010, on the Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, and the Roxboro Entertainment Group label. The album is produced by Clarke and Lenny White. Unlike his previous acoustic bass release, Clarke feels that this album’s music is new and different from just about anything he’s done before. The range of collaborative material here has allowed him to venture to new levels
Austin music fans are looking forward to a concert by The Alex Coke Rich Harney Quintet on June 24, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, the band's original tunes, impeccable time and taste, and smokin' sound, deliver an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

As one of the bravest and most diversified talents of the Austin/ Amsterdam music scenes, Alex Coke has explored everything from Be-Bop to Huddie Ledbetter and beyond. Coke's m


DRUM! Magazine saw record-breaking vote totals in the just-concluded balloting for their annual drumming awards, the Drummies. According to, approximately 6500 drummers posted 120,000 votes in the 40 categories that comprise the Drummies.

The Drummies, now in its fifteenth year, is the most comprehensive and diverse poll programs in the drum business. The 6500 drummers, who d

The Jazz Tellers, a group comprised of Berklee College of Music scholarship students Nate Wong (drums), Clay Lyons (alto saxophone), Lee Dynes (guitar), and Robert Kang (guitar) embark on an ambitious summer tour of clubs, cultural arts centers, and music education institutions that includes 10 performances in Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China; educational clinics; and concerts in Ohio, Wisconsin, and California.

The tour began in the U.S. on May 10 with stops in each member’s hometown Dayton,

06.03.2010 - Multi-instrumentalist and composer Nick Rosen boasts an impressive resume many artists would envy. In his short career, he has already recorded, performed and/or toured with the likes of jazz luminaries, including legendary bassist Henry Grimes, reedsman Bennie Maupin, and saxophonist Arthur Blythe, and also a variety of acclaimed artists such as Macy Gray, Esthero and Perry Farrell. At the age of 25, the Los Angeles native is ready to strike out on his own with his soul-bearing alb
The South Florida Jazz Summit proudly announces its grand opening online registration.

If your business (or passion) is Jazz, you are invited to register to attend this historic event to be held on April 15th.16th and 17th of 2011 at Artserve, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. Visit to register to attend this event.


A networking conference and expo that creates an environment in which an effective coalition of South

(New York, NY) Beautiful Baritone Saxophonist Rebecca Buxton can blow her saxophone with the best of them. The funkadelic track "Step Back" through Utopia Records is a display of her mean sax play. Backed by legendary music impresario Alfonzo Blackwell’s lush songwriting, production, arrangement and multi-instrumental work, Ms. Buxton delivers on this funk masterpiece that gets everyone up and dancing to the soulful grooves. Visit the official Utopia Records website to hear and download the hot

SYLVAIN MUSIC NOTES - New Orleans’ jazz patriarch Kidd Jordan and the Jordan Family of Jazz; Marlon Jordan, considered one of the best trumpeters in the world; older brother Kent Jordan, a highly regarded flutist; Stephanie Jordan, whom critics have placed in the company of Nancy Wilson and Shirley Horn;  and Rachel Jordan, an classical violinist and music instructor at Jackson State University performs  as featured artists at the "For the Fathers of Jazz" concert in honor of ja