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East Hanover, NJ, September 4, 2005

Who does one of the leading communication companies, Comcast, call on to represent their High-Speed Internet Service on a commercial? World's Fastest Drummer Champ, Art Verdi.

In the last few weeks, Art has been featured in the leading drum magazine, Modern Drummer, in which he was described as having a "frightening fast" single stroke roll; contacted by a major radio station to appear; and flown down to Fl

Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault's latest release "The Jazz Beat Sessions" garners positive reviews:

"...a non-traditional progressive jazz style...Arsenault plays the chords with effortless motion. The guitar riffs are crisp and clear and dominate the tunes with style...graceful guitar solos that highlight this artist's talent and mastery of the album that provides a brief but interesting look at the talents of a wonderful guitarist icon in the making. His refre


RadioDirectX Marks the Spot for Paul Jackson’s New Funk Release Franki LaMantia, Urbanzone Productions Paul Jackson is one of the most influential jazz/funk bass players of all time. Jackson and Herbie Hancock were the founding members of the super jazz/funk group Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. Paul continues to tour and record with the Headhunters on BasinStreet Records. Jackson’s second solo release, FUNK ON A STICK (BackDoor Records) has recently been pic

Legendary modern jazz saxophonist and composer, Alaadeen will be presented at the American Jazz Museum in the Blue Room with his ensemble on Saturday, September 10th. Over a professional career that now spans more than 5 decades, Alaadeen has remained on the creative path of continual development of his artistry. He is one of the few active performers today, who was actually alive and performing during the golden era of mo

NEW YORK -- Y'All of New York, Inc. is proud to announce the October 4th release of Vignettes in the Spirit of Ellington (Y'All 005), the latest release from James Jabbo Ware and The Me We & Them Orchestra. Recorded in July 2001, the 32 year-old ensemble's first-ever live recording features a string section and two French horn players in addition to its usual 13 pieces. The program features 10 Ware-penned originals inspired by a relationship with Ellington's music stretching back 45 y

Kne-O'chaw Hampton will be Interviewed by Jaijai Jackson, the Daughter of Jazz Legend - Bassist Chubby Jackson on Program ``Woman of Jazz``
Posted: 2005-08-29

August 27, 2005 -- Kne-O'chaw Hampton will be interviewed by Jaijai Jackson of Five String Productions. Jaijai Jackson is the daughter of jazz legend-bassist Chubby Jackson. JaiJai recently launched her own jazz radio show through as the "Woman of Jazz." Jackson brings her experience
CD Title: New Africa Suite
Artist: Alaadeen
Label: 'ASR Records - Kansas City USA

Review By Marc Meyers, All About Jazz

Ahmad Alaadeen is a saxophonist and composer who makes music that manages to be both lyrical and hard-hitting, and not coincidentally, he's from Kansas City, with its rich jazz tradition. His latest album is New Africa Suite (not to be confused with a Grachan Moncur III record of the same name), and it is top-sh
Cabaret/Vocal/Piano Jazz Fans will be pleased to hear that Blossom Dearie has begun to reissue her back catalog produced on her label Daffodil Records. Starting with "Blossom's Own Treasures" a two disc, 33 song compilation of every song she has written followed by "Blossom Dearie 1975" her most requested album(vinyl copies routinely sold for upwards of $250.00 in second hand stores)and "Winchester In Apple Blossom time her vocal/piano only album. For more information or to hear song samples and

Jazz up the Labor Day Weekend with three full days of free music in Grant Park, which includes special tributes to four jazz legends, preceded by the ticketed concert at the Symphony Center on Thursday, September 1. The City of Chicago, Jazz Institute of Chicago and U.S. Cellular proudly announce the 2005 Chicago Jazz Festival, September 1-4, 2005.

The Chicago Jazz Festival opens at 7:30 p.m. with the Symphony Center concert on Thursday, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Down

AVON, CT -- 482 Music is proud to announce the upcoming release of the ninth and tenth releases in its ongoing Document Chicago series, Aram Shelton's Arrive (482-1035) and Harris Eisenstadt's The Soul and Gone (482-1042). Available September 20th and October 11th respectively, these new recordings each document the inclusive efforts of some of the most prominent and creative young improvisers on the world-renowned Chicago music scene. More information about the Document Chicag

JazCraft Relocates From Hawaii To Long Beach, California

JazCraft which, among other achievements, started the nation’s first songwriting workshop as an accredited subject in a secondary public school, has recently relocated to Long Beach, California from Hawaii.

JazCraft is also the online home of internationally acclaimed pianist and composer, G. F. Mlely, whom the Washington Post calls "a tour de force." Acclaimed for his music around the world,

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. Guitar Center, the nation’s leading musical instrument retailer, today announced its 41st Anniversary Extravaganza featuring a "Cash. Cars. Rock. Stars." promotion in which four lucky winners will score enormous prizes. In line with the four-pronged theme, one winner will take home a $1 million cash prize, another will drive away in a brand new Scion xA or tC, the third will win a trip for four to see Queens of the Stone Age live in Hollywood, and the last winner will

Recording artist and actress Cynthia "C" Basinet is among this years Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Known for her hit "Santa Baby," this talented musician is also a humanitarian. She is honored for drawing attention to the plight of 200,000 refugees living in the Western Sahara desert. The refugee camps are 80% women and children, and their plight touches Basinet deeply as a woman, and a single mother. Only 12 women have ever won the Peace prize (80 men and 12 organizations have garnered

Afro Caribbean Tropical Dance meets Innovative Jazz in Chicago Africa International House USA, Inc. is sponsoring Hai Rezolution featuring Sherry Scott at the 16th annual African Festival of the Arts in Chicago, IL. The concert is a four day event from September 2nd to the 5th Hai Rezolution a 10 piece Afro Caribbean Jazz Ensemble based in New York features Chicago’s own Ms. Sherry Scott.

Sherry Scott is the original female vocalist with "Earth Wind and Fire." Her vocal styling helped

BOSTON, August 19, 2005 - Abraham Laboriel, Patrice Rushen, and Steve Gadd will receive honorary doctor of music degrees for their outstanding contributions to music and culture at the Berklee College of Music 2005 Entering Student Convocation, Friday, September 9, at the Berklee Performance Center (this event is not open to the public). The honorees, Berklee President Roger A. Brown, and Vice President for Student Affairs Lawrence E. Bethune, will welcome the Berklee entering class of 2009, wit
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NEW YORK, NY -- On September 27th, the Deborah Weisz Quintet will release its second CD, Grace (Va Wah 002), featuring special guest, chromatic harmonica player/composer Olivier Ker Ourio. Led by veteran trombonist/composer Deborah Weisz, this longs

James Finn, NYC tenor and soprano saxophonist and flutist, announces five new live recordings on Gingko Leaf Records. The Last Matador, and Into the Afterworld completing The Matador Trilogy led off by critically acclaimed Plaza de Toros on Clean Feed Records and Live at the Via Della Pace, Inside Eye, and In Stravinsky's House. All spontaneously produced with no rehearsals or music improvisation at it's ultimate chance taking. H

Scott Clark, has just been selected as a national finalist for Staples. Staples is the largest office supply store in the USA.

He invented a three ring binder clip so you don't always have to punch holes in your reports. As a musician, Scott thought of the idea while looking for an easy way to store sheet music in a notebook.

If he wins Staples will make and distribute his product. Now it is up to the public to vote and decide on the winning invention. Please take a second a

(PRWEB) August 7, 2005 -- Jaijai Jackson of Five String Productions recently launched her own jazz radio show through as the "Woman of Jazz." Jackson brings her experience and background to the benefit of launching new independent jazz artists on worldwide radio. is the official independent music supporter of all genres of music. Her format encompasses traditional swing jazz from her father's era, along with giving the platform to the new up-and-coming ja