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Woodward Avenue Records   Press Release     (Gainesville, Florida – March 22, 2011)  -  Woodward Avenue Records is pleased to announce the signing of guitarist Nate Najar and vocalist Sara Wasserman for the recording of a new single which will be released by Woodward in the early summer of 2011.  Nate Najar will also serve as producer on this new collaboration according to Mark Nordman, President and CEO of Woodward Avenue Records, the Gainesville, Florida based label. “Nate Najar gets to really bring the soul out of th...
Alex and Ani to Help Continue the Legacy of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Newport, RI, March 22, 2011 – For the first time in the history of the Newport Jazz Festival® and Newport Folk Festival®, one corporation will be a sponsor at both events. Rhode Island jewelry designer and manufacturer Alex and Ani will sponsor the Harbor Stage at Fort Adams State Park at the Newport Folk Festival on July 30-31 and at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6-7, it was announced today by Newport Festivals Foundation, the recently-formed 501(c) (3) organization that produces the two events. Headquartered in Cranston, RI, wit...
06.04.2011

Sean Sullivan

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From blues to bossa to ballads to swing to latin to folk to funk to reggae to bebop, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Sullivan always serves up a savory gumbo of grooves from his own distinctive melting pot. The southern-born native New Yorker and Tribeca resident believes family heritage and environment are key ingredients in his ability to cook up myriad musical flavors. “My activist mother was born in West Virginia, of French and Cherokee descent, her father was a Nazarene minister, and his father was a bible-totin’ circuit rider (c.c.rider). In a sense”, Sullivan adds, “I feel as though I carry on preaching in performance.” Add to this ru...
Critically acclaimed New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett is releasing the third installment of his Bear Thompson trilogy on Saturday, Apri 16, 2011. The Boston Globe calls Bennetts music “a mix of jazz folk and trance." The new album is entitled “Peace and Stability Among Bears." The disc features Bennett on alto saxophone and flute Chris Hersch on guitar Jason Davis on bass and poly-meter guru Rick Landwehr on drums. Landwehr is the author of “Drummer's Guide to Odd Time Signatures" (Alfred Music). The album is already creating a buzz throughout the music community. The Daniel Bennett Group has a devoted following in jazz folk and new music...
Migration audio CD released. Sound designer Hamilton Sterling & Grammy-award winner Jimmy Haslip release their audio CD of an ambient-jazz soundscape in six movements – a journey out of Africa to the stars. This 2011 release is a stereo remix of the original surround recording. The CD is available now at Amazon, CDBaby, Abstract Logix, and Helikon Sound. (HE2012) Hamilton Sterling is a sound designer, composer, editor, and musician who has worked on such films as The Dark Knight, War of the Worlds, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Jimmy Haslip is a producer, composer, musician, and a founding member of the jazz fus...
San Jose, Calif., -- It’s that time of year, yep, Enter Music Publishing’s Annual Drummies Awards/Poll programs is now officially open for voting. Having gained respect from the drum/music industry as the most comprehensive Award/Polling events, drummers, fans and anybody else interested can now cast their votes online until May 1 at www.drummagazine.com/drummies. Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip, drum percussion magazines, worldwide and online, expects very strong voting returns as was experienced last year. In 2010, approximately 6500 drummers participated in The Drummies, which comprise 40 categories, from “Best Drummer” to “M...
Dwayne Kerr, flutist for Erykah Badu, recently announced his endorsement with GUO Musical Instruments Co. As a frequently touring artist, Kerr is a great match for this maker of composite flutes. "I always wanted to own a wood flute, but touring with the additional stress of changing weather and climate can make traveling with a wood flute challenging. The Grenaditte is great. Its made with a polymer composite material...no problems and no more worries" he said. Kerr is quick to point out that the weight of the flute does not compromise the quality. "It's light weight making it ideal to travel and has a beautiful warm dark and rich tone....
Halie Loren, international award-winning jazz/pop singer-songwriter, has already had quite a year with more than nine months still left to go. With 2011 touring under way, she has just returned from a weeks worth of packed-house shows in Japan where she performed at the world-renowned Blue Note (Nagoya) and Cotton Club (Tokyo) jazz clubs. Loren's song interpretations drew enthusiastic responses from the many fans who attended one or more of her eight performances as she sang originals and standards in several languages including the crowds' favorite Japanese. Eager fans waited patiently in long lines to meet the artist and...
Jessy J, Disney and Selmer Team Up Jessy J completes her third solo album, returns from Dubai Jazz Festival and gears up for appearances at Disneys Jazz Celebration "...both Latin influences as well as mainstream jazz come to her as effortlessly as a spray of Latin samba capping a jazz wave. And it's a tide that seems set to keep on going." – Entertainment Editor Bill Dean The Gainesville Sun Los Angeles Calif. / March 9 2011 Jessy J has announced she will be releasing a new CD in the fall of 2011. This yet to be titled CD will expand on her previous hits "Tequila Moon" and "Tropical Rain" while adding some new flavors and sou...
Tarek Yamani Wins 2010 Composition Competition Congratulations to Tarek Yamani, winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Composers Competition, sponsored by BMI. Yamani’s winning composition is titled “Sama’i Yamani.” Tarek Yamani was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He studied classical piano as a child and then turned his attention to guitar and heavy metal until he discovered jazz. At age 19, Yamani taught himself jazz theory and immersed himself in jazz recordings. His musical curiosity also led him to explore other styles of music, including Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Flamenco, electronic, and Arabic. In 2001, after r...
“If Chick Corea Elektric Band and Najee are filed under jazz, so should this CD. Its deep melodicism and sophisticated grooves mark it as an amalgamate between funk and jazz, and its accomplished players make this album rich and nuanced.” – Kevin Rabas, Jam Magazine Kansas City, Missouri / March 4, 2010 The Groovward label is proud to announce the release of “Groove Axis” by The James Ward Band (The JWB). The James Ward Band (The JWB) was formed January of 1997 at The Blue Room located on 18th and Vine in Kansas City, Missouri. In the tradition of true Kansas City style, the JWB combines a diverse range of musical influenc...
Ukulele genius Jake Shimabukuro is making quite a stir in the jazz world. In the midst of this acclaim, he will be featured in Orange County,Thursday, March 24, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa as part of a national tour. Born in 1976 in, he has become a virtuoso on this unlikely jazz instrument. Known for his complex finger work, his music also brings in aspects of rock and pop which adds to his phenomenal crowd appeal. Playing ukulele since age 4, he initially gained attention in Hawaii at 22 as a member of Pure Heart trio when the group released its eponymous first album which won it four Na Hoku Hanohano Awards (the...
Special $50.00 Discount Tickets for 2011 Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals Available for Limited Time Beginning March 8 In Person at Convention & Visitors Bureau Newport, RI, March 7, 2011 – Special $50.00 discount tickets for the Newport Folk Festival® and Newport Jazz Festival® are back! Beginning Tuesday, March 8, at 10:00 am, Newport Festivals Foundation* is offering $50.00 General Admission tickets (regularly priced at $69.00) for a limited time when purchased in person at the Newport and Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), 23 Americas Cup Avenue in Newport. “We’re pleased to return with...
The new album "Partenope" , contemporary music for solo clarinet, by the Italian clarinettist/composer Luca Luciano is now out ( "Masterful Clarinet!" by Musician Magazine). Continuing the journey started with the album "Neapolis" (Red Kite Records, 2005) and "Clarinet" (MCPS, 2008-2010), the compositions (all Lucianos) included in this release are also part of an on-going academic research that focuses on extended techniques for the contemporary repertoire and new music for solo clarinet that Luciano has also presented during the masterclasses and workshops he holds around th...
Press Release Cheryl Hughey Promotions 347-878-6610 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Digital Guy Foundation Presents: A very special appearance at the Oasis Jazz Awards… Three of the hottest contemporary jazz artists around! Las Vegas, Nev. / March 2, 2011 The Digital Guy Foundation is proud to announce the release of their first CD compilation – “The Digital Guy’s Outstanding Tracks of 2010.” In celebration of this monumental event, the foundation will be hosting a concert starring three of the album’s featured artists. From noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011, attendees will enjoy great musi...
T.C. the 3rd, B.J. Jansen and The Uptown Jazz Collective have released, She Do What She Do, on the internationally known ARC Artists Recording Collective Label. She Do What She, is dedicated to T.C.s late mother Trudy Pitts and features one of her original compositions “Psalm 150." Also featured is the title composition “She Do What She Do" written by T.C. III. “LATIN" along with standards from the American Jazz Song Book. Jansen and Carney are joined by Marcus Persiani on piano Mike Boone and Jonah Jonathan on bass Kenneth Salters and Emanuel Harrold on Drums and Floyd Davis on spoken word. The album is available online a...
Savile Studios, under the management of Savile and Chrome Ltd opened its doors in August 2010 and have already been accredited as the UK’s prime spot for Jazz. Working in close partnership with Jazz Yorkshire, the studios have launched Jazz Yorkshire £150/Day scheme which offers the members of the Jazz Community the facilities of Studio 1, the rehearsal room and an engineer at only £150 a day. Savile and Chrome have already had renowned artists such as Tommy Evans, IDST, and the award winning artist Ellie Goulding recording at their studios. It is also the home of the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra who is sponsored by Savile and Chrome Ltd....
01.03.2011

Woodward Avenue Records

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Woodward Avenue Records   Press Release (Gainesville, Florida – February 24, 2011)  -  Woodward Avenue Records is pleased to announce the signing of pianist Jonathan Fritzen for the recording of a new original single which will be released by Woodward in the late spring of 2011.  Fritzen will serve as composer, producer and artist in this new collaboration according to Mark Nordman, President and CEO of Woodward Avenue Records, the Gainesville, Florida based label. “Jonathan Fritzen is an incredible talent and a musician’s musician. We are excited about this project and look...
With a new Miles Davis companion guide right around the corner from release later this month on eBook format and a physical paperback edition following shortly thereafter, there is a lot to be excited about. In the weeks leading up to its release other Miles Davis goodies have been uncovered and released such as a new "Miles Davis Bitches Brew Live” CD available from Columbia/Legacy Recordings and a newly uploaded rare 1969 interview from the “In A Silent Way” era. The eBook “Miles: The Companion Guide To The Autobiography” which is tentatively slated for a late February release this year in Apple’s iBookstore (for iPad), Amazon’s Kindle...
Monday Night: Live at the Green Mill II Exactly what jazz fans of all ages have been waiting for ! Patricia Barber ( www.patriciabarber.com ) has just released yet another stunning album, "Monday Night: Live at the Green Mill, Volume 2." From the first heart-humming tones of "Triste," to the last, lingering note of "Summertime," this 9-track album (currently available in MP3 and FLAC format) holds the listener suspended in time, awash in a sea of emotion. "Like JT," a powerful, yet artful piece of piano work; "Blue Bossa," a waterfall of vocalizations blended with delicate melody; "Sm...