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"A labor of love" is how José James describes his release For All We Know, his first American release and his first for the Impulse! label. A collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, the album finds the charismatic young singer applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of jazz and pop standards, including such timeless favorites as "Tenderly," "Body and Soul," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and George and Ira Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Although For Al

This June, internationally acclaimed jazz group The October Trio will set out to
promote their latest CD, (b>Looks Like it’s Going to Snow (Songlines),
with the(no more snow) Tour 2010.

The band's third release, Looks Like it's Going to Snow once again
features the classic sounds of the bass-drums-saxophone combo, this time expanded to
include one of Canada’s most honored jazz musicians, Brad Turner, on trumpet and
flugelhorn. Reviews have been mo

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Receives Eric. D. Batterman Grant to Support Jazz Institute

MILWAUKEE, WIS.  (May 17, 2010) The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has received multi-year funding from the Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant to provide scholarships for youth in support of the Conservatory’s new Jazz Institute program.  This gift is the largest single program contribution the Conservatory has ever received. 

Eric Batterman


Jazz Goa launches Fusion Lounge

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The Brown Indian Band-Fusion Lounge The Brown Indian Band's Fusion Lounge is a chilled out, laidback sound of indo-jazz fusion. The album features Dhiraj Kapadia on bansuri, Prashant Salil on santoor, Tony Dias on keyboards, Colin D'Cruz on fretless bass and Jayesh Dhargalkar on tabla. The Band led by Colin, has floating members and has featured some of the most accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz virtuosos over the years. Indian classical music can be compared to jazz a

New York based artist Suzannah Troy had never heard of multi-reedist/composer Giuseppi Logan when she stumbled upon him playing his horn in Tompkins Square Park in the City's East Village. She was unfamiliar with the two albums he put out on the ESP label in the 1960's, or his mysterious disappearance from the jazz world shortly thereafter. She did not know that many of Logan's Internet bio's still stated: " is believed (but has not been confirmed) that he passed a

Music Choice Airs Tribute to Lena Horne


Music Choice® (, the multi-platform video and music network, will celebrate the life of singer/dancer/actress LENA HORNE through May 18th on its "SINGERS & SWING" Audio Music Channel. Horne will be featured at the top of the hour during the "Singers" segment at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm 10pm, 2am, 3am, 4am, & 5am.  In addition, the attached panel will be air

Sylvain Music Notes (5/10/10) - Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92 according to AP writer Verena Dobnik.

Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.

Horne, whose striking beauty and magnetic

New York, NY (USA) Utopia Records is pleased and honored to announce the new exclusive single-track release of "Human Nature" which was produced, arranged, performed, mixed and engineered by music veteran Alfonzo Blackwell. The multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist masterminds the orchestration of a flawless live performance on the soprano saxophone, electric bass, acoustic guitar accompanied by drum, percussion and piano/keyboard programming resulting in a one-man band; he effortlessly displ
New York, NY (USA) The American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke (PTES) campaign initiative is gearing up for an exciting and major event this Friday, May 7, 2010. The 4th Annual Power Awards Gala celebration is coming to the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. The event will be hosted by comedian George Willborn with special guest appearances/performances by Cissy Houston, Alfonzo Blackwell, Cassandra Wilson, Smokie Norful, Melinda Watts, Myron Butler, the Army National Guard,

2010 Litchfield Jazz Festival at a Glance

What: 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival
When: August 6-8, 2010
Where: The Springs Center and the Grounds of Kent School, Kent, Connecticut

Litchfield Performing Arts launched the first Litchfield Jazz Festival in 1996 with a line-up any well-established festival would have been proud of, including Ahmad Jamal, J.J. Johnson, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Diana Krall and others.

Kent, CT -- Teach the Teacher was developed by Litchfield Jazz Camp  to help music teachers at all grade levels develop or expand effective strategies for educating their students about America's national music Jazz.  Held on the campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, July 20 and 21, the workshop is open to music teachers and undergraduate music education students.   

This inaugural program is led by saxophonist/composer/educator and Music

Composer, producer and performer Joseph Patrick Moore weaves tribal rhythms into funk, pop and jazz melodies on his eighth solo release, "To Africa With Love". Mr. Moore connects with some old friends and new ones in this dedication to the Land of the Sahara. The work itself contains 13 songs that range in genre from Contemporary Jazz to Funk to Rock to Contemporary.

Moore and company utilize funky blues man Charlie Wood to spark a contemporary version of the Meters classic "Fire on the Bayo

5/4/2010 - Peoria, IL - Is there something Paul Adams doesn't do? He's built instruments for some very well known musicians, he's a writer and poet, he plays a vast array of exotic instruments, composed music for major corporations, and has eight critically acclaimed albums out in about 5 different genres of music. "I'm no genius," says Adams. "I'm just fascinated with everything. It's difficult being musically varietal in life as it can confuse an audience. But, I guess it's my path. This is a
As submitted to Linda G. by Don Lucoff Media

The re-emergence of saxophonist Azar Lawrence has been one of the most exciting things and perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of the past five years on the jazz scene. Those who have experienced Azar live in the past year can bear witness to a real life prodigal son story. No doubt remains that he is here to reclaim his title as heir to the throne of the John Coltrane legacy.

A child prodigy, Azar played in the shadows and under the watchful

There’s a hot, new Artist in Atlanta and he’s ready to take the industry by storm with his fresh approach to Jazz music! Rod Young has released his brand new CD entitled, "Atlanta Chilled," which features a musical adaptation of the hearts and minds of the people of Atlanta from Midtown to Spaghetti Junction and the traps in the hood, to the so-called intellectual elite. This chart-topping CD is sure to have listeners mesmerized with its top songs, "The Trap" and "Terminus." The CD is release


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Artists Announced for 15 Consecutive Weeks of

2010 Summer Jazz Series


New Jazz Film to Make History

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New Jazz Film - They Died Before 40

 Many people may have heard of Charlie Parker, who died at 34. But others, such as Herschel Evans, who died before reaching 30, are very little known and their stories untold. For example, Jo Jones, drummer and an integral part of the Count Basie band for many years, has called Evans the greatest musician he ever played with. He said that Evans made everyone he played with better.

Who was this giant, what made him an important creative

She has been called the "New Diva of Neo-Soul".  In the wake of her successful debut CD, Verbal Crush, produced by Norman Conners, Antoinette has again set sail for new worlds to conquer.  In association with CM Productions in Florida, USA, and Studio Five in Ohio, USA, she has launched work on a new CD tentatively titled Carry On.

"I love the standards and the smooth jazz style of Verbal Crush, but as a singer/songwriter, I wanted to explore

4/29/2010 - Clearwater, FL - Jeff Berlin is a legend of the electric bass, considered by many to be the finest electric bass player in the world. A true master of the bass, Jeff Berlin has played with the likes of Bill Bruford, George Benson, Allan Holdsworth, and even toured with original members of Yes (Anderson, Wakeman, Bruford, Howe) on only three days' notice. Much to the anticipation of his fans, Jeff is releasing a new jazz trio CD on his own MAJ Records label titled 'High Standards'. Al

NEW ORLEANS (4/29/10) New Orleans’ jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan is one of the featured performers for the May 3, 2010 Inauguration of New Orleans’ Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu. Jordan is scheduled to perform at 1:45 P.M. during the Celebrate New Orleans Festival which will be held at Lafayette Square across the street from Gallier Hall.  

Jordan says that she honored to be a part of the festivities.  "In tribute of those being sworn in, I will sing an up-te