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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


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

Nightlife Awards producer Scott Siegel is proud to announce that Mark Murphy will receive the Legend of Jazz Award at the 2005 Nightlife Awards. This prolific jazz recording artist is a six-time Grammy Award nominee.

Renowned jazz artist Andy Bey will perform a tribute to the late Jackie Paris, who won a posthumous award for Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist. Winners in the jazz category who will be on hand to perform include Paula West (Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist), Joe Lovano Quartet (Ou

Bermuda-01/24/05- The story of Robert Symons is interesting and moving. In what was to become a lifetime pattern of diligence and dedication, he set out to teach himself the instruments of his profession at a very early age.

The renowned Steel Pan Soloist and recording artist from the Island of Bermuda currently has two CDs available titled Tropicana Steel Pan Bermuda Vol. 1 & 2. On the two volumes of contemporary easy listening compositions, he works his way through the history of


The Stew' BY: Ronkay & Clifford Terry

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Remember back when jazz musicians would hang out together and create good music on the spot? Well if you like that type of sound that's what "The Stew" is all about......good old jam session! A mixture of piano, organ, guitar, sax and drums rolled up into one impromptu jam session. Keyboardists Ron keel "Ronkay" and Guitar player Clifford "Cliffhanger" Terry are coming at you straight off the cuff! Recorded at: 307 Music Works Studio ALSO COMING SOON: "Jazz Fo Yo Trunk!" by: Ronkay & Kelvin "KBu
Imagine what Miles would sound like if he were produced by King Tubby and accompanied by a Speak-n-Spell and theremin. You'd hear something really special. An amalgamation of creativity, chops and electronics. A reverb saturated, dub exploration of the jazz motiff. called it "One of the best acid jazz albums in 2004." VH1 regular Jeff Lyons of called it "one of the coolest underground spins of the year" and Chris Slawecki, Senior Editor at All About Jazz, named "The S

In lieu of acceptance speeches, the winners are invited to perform

New York, New York December 29, 2004-Jazz artists Mark Murphy, Bill Charlap, Joe Lovano Quartet, Allan Harris, Andy Bey, and Paula West will be part of the 2005 Nightlife Awards.

The Nightlife Awards is the only broad-based critics award show honoring NYC's great nightlife, and it's the only award show in the world that is PURE ENTERTAINMENT! There will be more than twenty live cabaret, comedy and jazz performances on the

William Grant Still Arts Center recognizes first black record producer and musical pacesetter in February exhibition

Contact Joyce Maddox 213-847-1540

LOS ANGELES -- JazzGenesis: Benjamin Franklin "Reb" Spikes and the Central Avenue Jazz Scene, 1919 to 1945 unveils the obscured legacy of a musician who helped open the doors to the entertainment industry for blacks in Los Angeles.

The exhibition begins Jan. 29, 2005 with a panel of recording industry executives discussing the future of

Accompanied by Some of Jazz’s All Time Great Performers

Chicago (January 2005)-Award-winning vocalist Anne Burnell, formerly Anne Pringle, is pleased to announce the January 2005 release of her 3rd CD, BLUES IN THE NIGHT: THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN as part of the Harold Arlen Centennial celebration.

With arrangements by Count Basie Band veteran of 16 years Bob Ojeda, this CD is a standout. Among the musicians accompanying Ms. Burnell on this recording are Ojeda on trumpet, former Frank Sina

Roni Music Productions announces the Live recording of: Jazz Guitarist , Ron Jackson Ron Jackson will record his arrangement of popular standards, R+B Classics and his original compositions.

Friday and Saturday
February 18 and 19 2005
9pm 1:30am

Cecil's Jazz Club & Restaurant
364 Valley Road
West Orange, NJ
(973) 736-4800
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Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30 PM Kambalache Negro and Edmar Castenada Admission is $15 Assembled in 1992 by percussionist Roberto Chino Bolanos, Kambalache Negro is one of the best Afro-Peruvian groups in the United States. A jumble of sounds including percussion, guitar, bass, corus and the lilting voice of Mariela Valencia, the group plays festejos, landós, zamacuecas and lamentos. The group is currently working on their first CD. Colombian musical prodigy Edmar Castenada began playing the

688 Wood Avenue, Suite 7
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Ph: 203-366-6382
E-mail: Steve Clarke
Website: Hop-N-Bop Records

STEVE CLARKE’S "DA Bass Is Loaded"
Bassist, composer and educator, mixes jazz, grooves and odd time signatures on new recording.

Hop-N-Bop Records will release "Da Bass Is Loaded", a new recording from the internationally renowned bass

Allan Harris will premiere and record his critically acclaimed tribute Unforgettable, the Songs of Cole, featuring the Allan Harris Quartet at Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery on January 20 and 21, 2005. Harris’s voice has long been compared to that of Nat "King" Cole and for two nights, by request from Kennedy Center Jazz, he will present his favorite Cole tunes with his own personal twist. Songs that will be featured: A Blossom Fell, The Very Thought of You, Non Dimenticar, Straighten Up and F
A tony, a golden globe, an emmy, and a special grammy....all belong to the living legend Liza Minnelli - the comeback queen! After a brutal divorce from music producer David Gest, and 3 lawsuits stemming from physical abuse to sexual harrassment have caused Liza to have a hell of a year. Everyone and their mother have sued Liza for abuse and harrassment and it looks like Lia with a "Z" is gonna shut everyone up. Sony will be releasing a new album by the diva of diva's entitled "Liza Minnelli - T

A Voice For All Seasons

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While the hustle and bustle of New York continued outside, a diverse crowd gathered at a charming and intimate Manhattan showroom on W 57th; Frank and Camille's Fine Pianos. The invite-only guest list consisting of music industry and big business executives, friends and family all turned out for an amazing evening of music by jazz vocalist, Jacki DePiro. The hour plus set was the debut performance of songs from DePiro's new release "Where I Hang My Hat Is Home", due out in early 2005 on JaRic Re
Chuck Ingersoll, host of the Soul Jazz Spectrum Friday nights on Jazz 90.1 and in Rochester, NY has released his list of the best new soul jazz releases of the year. Ingersoll’s program, heard each Friday night on Jazz 90.1 and from 9 pm ‘til midnight (US Eastern time, or 16:00-19:00 GMT), covers the range of soul jazz from Jimmy Smith to Soul Live, Grant Green to Greyboy, Stanley Turrentine to Topaz. Each Friday at 10, Ingersoll features a Soul Jazz Spotlight, focuses on