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February 24, 2005-Rumford, RI-Al Basile remembers Patti Page singing "Tennessee Waltz," Les Paul and Mary Ford's "Mockingbird Hill," and the first day he heard Elvis sing "Heartbreak Hotel." His world would never be the same. Melody and tone became an important facet of his listening experience early on. Basile is a multi-faceted talent. In addition to his musical talents writing jazz, blues and roots music, he is the author of poetry, plays, and fiction.

Basile takes a life

Tony Adamo, soul-jazz singer/songwriter will be in San Francisco’s Different Fur Recording Studio in late February with funk legends, Paul Jackson on bass and Mike Clark on drums. They will be recording an original song by Adamo/Stucker produced by Jerry Stucker. Paul Jackson is one of the baddest funk bass players of all time. Paul has long been associated with Herbie Hancock’s super jazz funk band, Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. He has been nominated for three Grammy’s and currently tours
On Thursday Feb 24 XM radio will be doing a special on Miles Davis and my new CD Miles to Miles.

It will be on the chanel called Watercolors hosted by Trinity.
It will be broadcast at 8PM EST
5PM PST
7PM CST
If you have XM satelite radio check it out-It's definately a happenning special.
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The 482 Music label is proud to announce the forthcoming release of the legendary Fonda/Stevens Group's eighth recording, Forever Real (482-1032), as well as the eighth title in its ongoing Document Chicago series, Rosenberg/Baker/Hatwich/Daisy's New Folk, New Blues (482-1031). These two new titles continue the label's mission of supporting new creative music performed by veterans and up-and-coming performers alike.

Fonda/Stevens Group
Forever Real
Street

29.01.2011

Madagascar's Jazz Train

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Audiences in Madagascar tend to be open and eager to discover new and more complex music because traditional Malagasy musical expressions themselves are polyphonic, polyrhythmic and varied. However, because of its insular geographic situation, of a struggling economy, and since there are no accessible/affordable means of getting more than mass-produced CDs or tapes, Malagasy listeners have little access to "other" musical mediums. On the other hand, the musicians cannot get charts, instruments a
Art of Life Records is proud to announce our latest CD release.

Lenny Breau-"Swingin' on a Seven-String" AL1013-2

Featuring:
Buddy Emmons, Jim Ferguson and Kenny Malone.

"Swingin' on a Seven-String" was recorded on August 12th & 25th in 1982 and originally released in 1984 as "When Lightn' Strikes" on LP. In addition to being the last studio album that Lenny Breau recorded before his untimely death in 1984, "Swingin on a Seven-String" also remains as the only studi
Needless to say, Concord is still celebrating its tremendous night at the Grammys. Best Album of the Year, Best Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year and five additional awards bestowed on "Genius Loves Company" and the irreplaceable Ray Charles. To top it all, last week, they officially went certified triple-platinum!

Congratulations are also in order for their favorite LA band, Ozomatli. The boys took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album of Year for "Stree

Needless to say, Concord is still celebrating its tremendous night at the Grammys. Best Album of the Year, Best Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year and five additional awards bestowed on "Genius Loves Company" and the irreplaceable Ray Charles. To top it all, last week, they officially went certified triple-platinum!

Congratulations are also in order for their favorite LA band, Ozomatli. The boys took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album of Year for "Stree

Nancy Wilson's R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) (MCG Jazz)
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

McCoy Tyner with Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride & Lewis Nash's Illuminations
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Raise Your Spirit Higher (Heads Up)
BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Jennifer Higdon's City Scape, Concerto for Orchestra (Jack Renner, engineer)
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM

Berlioz: Requiem (Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie

Media Release

The Agency Group International presents:

GARY HUSBAND’S FORCE MAJEURE

National Tour: 26th February - 8th March 2005

Featured in "The Hottest Tickets Of 2005" - The Guardian, Dec. 04

Following the resounding success of the Contemporary Music Network and BBC Radio 3 commissioned UK tour which premiered in March 2004, Gary Husband’s Force Majeure is returning, by public demand, one year on, to perform a further series of concerts on stage

Guitarists! is #26 on the Jazz Radio Chart, and reviewed in Just Jazz Guitar by Jack Wilkins!

At #26 on Jazz Week's National Jazz Radio Chart, Guitarists! continues to move up the charts.

The current issue of Just Jazz Guitar had jazz guitar legend Jack Wilkin's review of the CD. Here is an exerpt.
"nicely arranged by Carl... this is a well-presented CD with a lot of care and rehearsal put into it."

Response has been so tremendous from radio that many of the top jazz stations and programmers are using Jazz RadiodirectX to request new releases from our weekly service such as: Nationally Syndicated NPR programs "After Hours" & "Swinging Down The Lane" to International National Network Radio - BBC, CBC "After Hours, "Jazzbeat", Radio Canada, XM Radio, WDR, Radio Finland, Radio Sweden, Radio Switzerland, ABC Classic FM and many more. The overall listener reach of Jazz RadioDirectX is in the mil
Announcing Sister City Female Vocalist Jazz Contest
High school, adult winners will win trip to Kobe, Japan!
Submission deadline March 16, 2005

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The Seattle Kobe Sister City Association (SKSCA) is pleased to announce the very first Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Competition. SKSCA will send one high school and one adult female jazz vocalist from the greater Seattle area to Kobe, Japan to participate i

29.01.2011

Monk

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A one- act play about the enigmatic pianist/ composer, Thelonious Monk. Written by Laurence Holder with music score by Bill Lee. Starring Rome Neal as Monk
The Jazz (aka Jazz Spot) is a cozy jazz café which is owned by an African American mother daughter team and celebrating it’s third year. The owners are dedicated to keeping Jazz alive as well as introducing it to the youth in the community. They present an outdoor summer series in an adjacent garden on Kosciuszko St. In conjunction with co-producer/ web-manager Kim Clarke, The JAZZ presents: The Third Annual LADY GOT CHOPS Women's Month Jazz Festival for the month of March. This year’s featured
The much anticipated third album release "Landmarks" from the Scottish Guitar Quartet will be available from the 14th of April 2005. SGQ, with this latest release have without doubt achieved an album of stunning beauty. From the incredible compositional skills, through individual/group performance, to the actual recording, Landmarks will surely live up to the album title as a landmark release for 2005.

Landmarks is a wonderful collection of twelve original pieces of music performed and recor

29.01.2011

Art of Trio

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"Art of Trio" is not just a band or group, it is rather a phenomenon. This brand new 21st century cutting edge jazz ensemble came in to shape in Tallinn Estonia rather unexpectedly instead of as one may usually expect it to happen in New York City.

"Art of Trio" consists of guitarist Ryo Kawasaki, drummer/percussionist Brian Melvin and Toivo Unt on double bass.

Ryo Kawasaki may be known through his association with the late drummer Elvin Jone

The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to announce its Rock N Roll Camp for Teen-aged Girls, now in its fourth summer.

Northampton, Massachusetts, January 27th, 2005.-Three sessions of the camp will be offered: July 8-27, July 22-31 and August 5-14. The camps take place at IMA’s east coast facility located in Goshen, Massachusetts. The cost is $850, and includes food, housing and instruction.

The camp, open to all teen-aged girls with an interest in performing, offers the op

Cannes, France
Track 3 entitled, "Midnight Kiss" from Denarris' smooth jazz CD (Songs From The Heart
Part 1) was chosen for the "Music of The States 2005" compilation CD to be promoted
at the Midem 2005 Conference. Midem is a convention for music industry
professionals from all over the world. It is a marketplace for music
professionals to interact, network and present their products for unique global
opportunities. The conference is being held this week in Ca
The Kaufman Center presents jazz pianists Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller in the acclaimed duo-piano series No Minimum at Merkin Concert Hall on Monday, February 14, at 8 PM. Longtime friends Barron and Miller will join forces for this special Valentine’s Day program. No Minimum concludes on June 20 with Cyrus Chestnut and John Hicks.

Philadelphia native pianist Kenny Barron has been able to parlay early experiences in Dizzy Gillespie’s 1960s band into a