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BOSTON, MA -- The John Tchicai/Garrison Fewell/Tino Tracanna Quintet is proud to announce the June 28th North American release date for Big Chief Dreaming (Soul Note 121385-2), its first release on the legendary Italian label Soul Note, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2005. This international quintet performs a diverse range of original compositions by its three leaders, veteran Afro-Danish multi-instrumentalist and free jazz pioneer John Tchicai, Boston-based guitarist Garrison

Jazz Course UK

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This course is aimed at intermediate to advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Prior improvisation experience is essential, all chromatic instruments welcome.

Set in the beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh, the 6-day Edinburgh Jazz Summer School based at the Jewel and Esk Valley College offers an exceptional opportunity to combine development in playing, recording and performing Jazz whilst enjoying one of the world's greatest and most diverse inte

Lyricist/vocalist Lorraine Feather, whose new CD release "Dooji Wooji" was released in May 2005, is currently working on a quartet of writing projects. Last July, when Feather was performing her revamped Fats Waller material at New York's 92nd Street Y with Dick Hyman, she was seen by one of the producers of "The Thief," a Soviet-era musical based on a 1998 Russian (Oscar-nominated) film of the same name. Feather was hired to write lyrics for the production, the music for which is by Russian com
ROME, ITALY -- Noted Italian jazz vocalist/composer Cinzia Spata is proud to announce the June 21st expanded release of her most recent recording, 93-03 (Azzurra Music TBPJAB096), in North America and beyond through, North Country Distributors and TCL Special Order Imports. It is also available direct from the label, Italy's Azzurra Music, and its own distribution network.

This new release documents nine highlights from Ms. Spata's repertoire over the last decade, as well as

May 20, 2005; Monterey, California; Bidding has commenced for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2005 Front Box Auction with 4 seats up for bid. However, time is short and bidders have less than two weeks until June 1st to claim the coveted seats. Every year, enthusiastic jazz fans have the opportunity to win four of the best seats in the house: the front center box seats in the Lyons Stage Arena of the Monterey Jazz Festival presented by MCI. This year’s winners will be able to virtually wipe the swe

With the release of Art of Intimacy on June 7, 2005, Veronica Martell is finally poised to bring her exquisite vocal stylings to American mainstream audiences - confirming what international audiences have known for years - Martell is ". . . a great voice that instantly catches you and keeps you beside the loud speakers," as declared by Jyllands-Posten (Denmark’s largest newspaper).

Though she grew up listening to the pop music of the 70’s and 8

The anticipated re-issue of the 1993 avant garde free jazz album !Sassy! by sax player Billy Shaw is now available! This digitally remastered re-issue contains the best of the original album along with two new songs never before released. !Sassy! was originally a collection of alto-sax compositions but has been expanded to include later selections featuring tenor and soprano sax as well. Known as one of the pioneers in Death Jazz with the popular avant garde trio Shovin' Sunshine, Billy Shaw

Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I. May 16, 2005 - On Friday, April 15, 2005, The Trinidad Guardian newspaper published a glowing review of the new smooth jazz/neo-soul CD entitled, "Songs From The Heart Part 1" from singer-songwriter Denarris. The author of the article, jazz journalist Asha Small, designated track three entitled, "Midnight Kiss," as one of her favorites, igniting jazz radio stations in the U.S., and compared his style and talent to that of acclaimed jazz pianist Bobby Lyle. Other


Layla Angulo

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Layla Angulo has a new Latin jazz CD"Live at the Triple Door".

This CD was recorded live, February 2005, at one of the hottest new theatre/dining clubs in the US. Layla is the composer, saxophonist, and musical director of her 11-piece Latin Jazz orchestra featured on this independently produced project.

Layla has been playing sax since age 10 and performing in clubs since age 14. Some of the musicians she has performed with more recently include George Clinton a

Home Bass Jazz Inc. now appears regularly in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex in night clubs and restaurants featuring jazz and Rhythm & Blues. Home Bass is a crop of fine musicians grown locally and with wide experience. Soulful sounds and spirited vocals support a special jazzy mix of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn, Miles, Coltrane, R&B sounds, and others. Upright bass sits in the center of a talented group of players including piano/keyboards, guitar, vocali

Sumitra, a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, has released her brand new album "Indian Girl". The CD contains 13 tracks of soulful pop and jazz with influences from Joni Mitchell to Rickie Lee Jones and Sade. Sumitra moved from Austria to Los Angeles 4 months ago. Produced by Alex Machacek, ‘Indian Girl’, a collection of original songs that Sumitra wrote in the last 5 years, was recorded in 2003/04 and released in Austria in June 2004. "The album presents a collection of finely woven


Kansas City USA -- 'ASR RECORDS announces the addition of Sebastien Paindestre to our artist roster. Pianist, composer, teacher and co-organizer of jazz concerts in Malakoff ( La Fabrica'son, France, near Paris). He started playing music rather late. Indeed he took his first piano lessons in 1988. Following the advice of Alain Béguin, percussionist and teacher ( artistic co-director of the 'Nuits des musiciens' ), he joined the ENMD in Montreuil in 1990 and attend

APRIL 2005 Debut CD release from new band, BERKANA featuring jazz/fusion guitarist, Nat Janoff (previously with Matt Garrison and Gene Lake on The Nat Janoff Group's album, "Looking Through") Rave Tesar (of Annie Haslam's Renaissance) on keys and left-hand bass, and Ray LeVier (from the KJ Denhert Band) on drums. In the vein of Scofield (A-Go-Go) and Lane/Sipes endeavor, Apt. Q-258. Three strong and talented players, one great album. BERKANA (self-titled) 8 Tracks 48 min. play time

Next Big Thing in Blues

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While we have been worried about the ‘future’ of Blues music in as much as it’s not too popular with younger African-Americans, the reality might be different if under-40 Blacks had a chance to at least hear Blues. But, as it’s completely removed from commercial radio and TV, only those who live in the remaining ‘hot beds’ get exposed to it and Chicago continues to surprise us with new artists who have picked up the torch. The Blues Tradition relies so heavily on established artists (those who r
Within the 7 years I have been hanging out at Kingston Mines, I have never seen a concert there. Charles released his CD on April 14th and man what a show. It was like being at at full production concert. Wow! I was blown away. He started the show off with these incredible vocalist, it was like being at a p-funk show! The show started off intense and then he slowed it down to some deeeeep, deeeeep, low down blues that I haven't heard any of the majors match. He has a song that was written for hi

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For Immediate Release: May, 2005

Artist: Ged Brockie

Title: The Last View From Mary’s Place

Label: Circular Records Ltd.

Distribution: UK & Southern Ireland through Proper Music Dist. & digitaldownloads from numerous high profile companies around the world.

Format: CD release & Download

Release Date: 28th May 2005

Cat No: CR1007

A stunning first solo release

Historic concert on CD In March 1968 an all-star band gathered together to perform ‘Workpoints’, a composition by Graham Collier and the first Arts Council commission from a jazz composer, a grant that led to continuing support for jazz from the arts establishment. A recording of that concert will be released in May by the American label Cuneiform Records on a double CD that will also include contemporary photos and reviews. The musicians involved were Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett, Henry Lowther

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Urbanzone Productions/Roc Armani Paul Jackson’s new CD release, FUNK ON A STICK The great funk bass master, Paul Jackson of the Headhunters (Basin Street Records) formerly Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, has released his second solo CD, FUNK ON A STICK (Backdoor Records). It’s been on the street for less than a week and the funk is in on the music reviews. "Yes sir, "In God We Funk" what else can you say? Mr. "Funky Fingers" gets it on from beginning to the e

For Immediate Release Eddie Henderson & Tony Adamo Record Milestones Roc Armani UrbanZone Productions The much traveled Eddie Henderson recently swung into San Francisco with the Mingus Big Band. It happened that Eddie had an open date when the Mingus Big Band took a break from the road, while preparing for their Herbst Theater gig. Bay Area soul jazz singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo and his producer, Jerry Stucker had been on the one for over a year in trying to nail Henderson to a recording d