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Jazz (15/06/2016)
Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith Named 2017 NEA Jazz Master
The legendary organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has been named one of the National Endowment for the Arts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellows, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Smith—along with bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, keyboardist Dick Hyman, and writer Ira Gitler—have been recognized ...

Jazz (10/06/2016)
Soul To Soul New CD Release By Keyboardist Mike Dilorenzo, June 20,2016 Release Date
SOUL TO SOUL new CD release by Mike DiLorenzo morphs live latin, jazz and electronic elements on 7 original compositions as well as contemporary reinterpretations from jazz classics to current EDM. As a NY based musician, Mike has had the opportunity to perform on piano, organ and synthesizers ...

Jazz (09/06/2016)
Guitarist Nels Cline To Release Blue Note Debut "Lovers" On August 5, 2016
Nels Cline makes his Blue Note debut with the Aug. 5 release of Lovers, an expansive double-album that the guitarist had dreamed of making for over 25 years. Inspired by the likes of Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Gil Evans, Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini and others, Cline finally realized his ambitious "mood ...

Jazz (09/06/2016)
New York's Longest Running Summer Contemporary Jazz Series Returns: Smooth Jazz New York Presents The 2016 Smooth Cruise Season
NYC music cruise, Smooth Cruise, Smooth Jazz New York, Smooth Cruises 2016, Smooth Jazz Cruise. NYC's original Smooth Cruises return to the Hornblower Infinity with top contemporary jazz and R&B acts. Wed. eves, 7/13 - 8/31. Presented by Smooth Jazz New York in association with Marquee Concerts. ...

Jazz (09/06/2016)
New York Wine Events Launches 'Wine & Jazz On The River'
3-time winner of New England Music Award for Best Jazz Artist New York Wine Events announces a star-filled line up for Wine & Jazz On The River, a new entertainment cruise series -- just in time for summer 2016. The series, part of the new Circle Live Summer Concert series at Pier 81's North River ...

Jazz (07/06/2016)
"Turn It Up!": Saxman Steve Cole Previews New Album With The Mesmerizing "Mirage"
Known for consistently cranking out chart-topping singles that deploy big vibrant pop hooks, contemporary jazz saxophonist Steve Cole conjures a sonic escapade with the hypnotic “Mirage,” the first single from his forthcoming eighth album, “Turn It Up,” which will be released July 15 by Artistry Music. ...

Jazz (02/06/2016)
Verve/UMe To Reissue Eight Essential Diana Krall Albums In 180-Gram Double-LP Vinyl Editions
As part of Verve Records' ongoing 60th anniversary celebration, Verve/UMe is proud to announce the July 15 release of eight essential Diana Krall albums in 180-gram, 2-LP vinyl reissues. The renowned pianist and vocalist has called Verve home for the vast majority of her illustrious career, and these ...

Jazz (01/06/2016)
Acclaimed Jazz Drummer Bob Holz Releases A Vision Forward Featuring Jazz Icons Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker And Others
Bob Holz, popular drummer and band leader has formed A Vision Forward an exciting new group that includes contributions from music legend Larry Coryell on guitar Randy Brecker, and Ralphe Armstrong (ex-Mahavishnu Orchestra) on bass. A touring group has been formed after the recording of Holz's forthcoming ...

Jazz (01/06/2016)
Kandace Springs To Tour With Gregory Porter, Premieres Video At Okayplayer - 'Soul Eyes' Out 6/24
Following an extensive UK tour opening for label mate Gregory Porter last month, singer-pianist Kandace Springs has announced that she will support Porter once again next month in her hometown of Nashville (June 4), and along his run of West Coast tour dates including shows in Portland (June 16), Seattle ...

Jazz (01/06/2016)
It's Summertime And The Readin' Is Easy With Richie Gerber's Jazz America's Gift
Jazz: America's Gift is very highly recommended and rewarding reading — Midwest Book Reviews Richie Gerber announced today that his critically acclaimed book, Jazz America's Gift will be on sale between June 1 and August 30 for the low price of $1.99. It's "Summertime, and the livin' is easy," ...

Jazz (31/05/2016)
Featured This Week On The Jazz Network Worldwide: Legendary Jazz Drummer Alvin Queen Kicks Off His European Summer Tour And Launches New Website
He has a tremendous command of his instrument, along with a very creative and diversified musical cadence, speaking from the aspect of his solo work. - Oscar Peterson "The Jazz Network Worldwide is proud to feature legendary drummer Alvin Queen. He has been a mainstay with our network since its ...

Jazz (27/05/2016)
Nathan East Announces Second Solo Album On Yamaha Entertainment Group
Master bassist Nathan East today announced that he will release his second solo album on the Yamaha Entertainment Group of America label. Picking up from his hugely-successful self-titled 2014 debut solo album, also released on the label, the new project will hone in on a contemporary jazz feel this ...

Jazz (27/05/2016)
Leyla McCalla's "Exhilarating" (NPR Music) 'A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey' Out Now
Leyla McCalla's sophomore release 'A Day For The Hunter, A Day For The Prey' (Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi) comes out tomorrow and is being met with raves. Leyla will be featured on NPR's Weekend Edition this weekend and has been profiled by a host of outlets ranging from Billboard and Afropunk to Amy ...

Jazz (26/05/2016)
Miles Davis: The Universe Of Cool. Visualized.
Miles Davis, international musical icon and cultural archetype, would have turned 90 years old on May 26, 2016. To commemorate Miles' 90th, Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment) and Polygraph (a publication for thoughtful, data-driven storytelling) is launching "The Universe ...

Jazz (25/05/2016)
Naturally 7 Performing Live At The Playboy Jazz Festival 2016
This year the Playboy Jazz Festival will be held at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California and Hidden Beach Recording Artist Naturally 7 is set to be one of the main groups performing. The lineup also includes: Jon Batiste & Stay Human Seth MacFarlane, with conductor Joel McNeely Cécile ...

Jazz (25/05/2016)
Verve/UMe Announces Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions On 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes'
Discovering previously unheard music is a consistent hope for serious jazz fans. Finding unreleased music from legends, especially those who departed far too early with their legacies incomplete, is a true joy; one of those legends whose every note leads to an adventure of innovation is the immortal ...

Jazz (20/05/2016)
QT Jazz Partners With Sony For The Release Of "Faded Royalty"
Have you ever heard the saying "in every girl there is a princess with the strength of a warrior?" Think about a seasoned performer, skilled dancer, and a humble talent, who builds bricks with the stones that are thrown at her. If there has ever been a better example of this then Atlanta Pop Princess ...

Jazz (17/05/2016)
Omnivore Releases Maynard Ferguson's 'High Voltage' Small-Ensemble Sessions As 2-CD Set On July 15, 2016
Hot off the heels of Body & Soul, his self-proclaimed “best album in years,” Maynard Ferguson took a creative left turn and re-invented himself in 1987 with High Voltage. By shifting from big band to a small-group context, the trumpeter once again pushed the boundaries of his genre. Never one to rest ...

Jazz (16/05/2016)
Rene Marie Releases New Album Sound Of Red
It’s been a “remarkable path to jazz” (NPR) for René Marie. As a fearless force in the contemporary jazz world, René has never been afraid to look into the more challenging places of human experience where love and contentment give way to discord and struggle. Today she has released her new record Sound ...

Jazz (13/05/2016)
Hawkwind Alum Nik Turner Brings His Spacey Sax & Freaky Flute Playing To A New Album By Experimental Jazz Fusion Ensemble Flame Tree!
Having explored the intersection of space rock and jazz fusion on his newest solo album, 2015’s Space Fusion Odyssey, Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner continues his bold expedition into the outer reaches of experimental music, recording a new full-length album of improvisational jazz freakouts with a ...

Jazz (13/05/2016)
Legendary Jazz Portrait Artist Eugene Mosley In Atlanta May 19-21 To Support The Make A Wish Foundation And Launch New Liquor Line Legend Cognac
Legendary celebrity Louisiana portrait artist, Eugene Mosley, will be in Atlanta May 19-21, to support Make A Wish-Georgia. Launching his latest venture, Peach Falsetto Cognac & Legend Gourmet Products, CEO Mosley said, "A Georgia Peach specialty cognac is the perfect way to express my love for Atlanta ...

Jazz (11/05/2016)
Gregory Porter "Take Me To The Alley" Is The No 1 Jazz Album On Apple Music Across 6 Continents
Gregory Porter's Take Me to the Alleywas released on May 6 and is currently the #1 Jazz Album on Apple Music in dozens of countries across six continents including the U.S., U.K., Japan, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Mexico, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, ...

Jazz (09/05/2016)
Stanley Clarke Masters Score For "Barbershop" At Bernie's
Four-time Grammy winner Stanley Clarke dropped in at Bernie's with recording engineer Bobby Campbell and drummer Gerry Brown to master the score soundtrack to "Barbershop: The Next Cut" with mastering engineer Mike Bozzi. Director of the film Malcolm D. Lee said, "I love working with Stanley because ...

Jazz (06/05/2016)
Steve Oliver Scores Big With His First-Ever Vocal Single "Why" As The Most Added Track On The Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart
After a decade and a half of #1 Billboard Jazz chart hits, Steve Oliver (www.steveolivermusic.com) is scoring big with his first-ever vocal single, the reflective, easy flowing "Why." The infectious track is the Most Added on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz National Airplay chart for the week ending ...

Jazz (06/05/2016)
Award Winning Top #1 Chart Emerging Jazz Fusion Band, Elio's Quartet Gain Over 7 Million Plays Online
Elio's Quartet is the winner of the 2009 International Jazz Festival in Havana, Cuba. The Quartet consists of talented musicians such as Livan Mesa on piano and keyboard, Yunior Arronte on saxophone and keyboard, Yorgis Goiricelaya on bass, and Elio Piedra on drums. All of these musicians have enjoyed ...

Jazz (05/05/2016)
Invaluable Offers Online Bidding On "Forever Ellington" Auction, Featuring Personal Belongings Of Jazz Legend Duke Ellington
Invaluable, the world's leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that is partnering with Guernsey's, the New York City-based auction house, to offer online bidding on the Forever Ellington auction. The auction, which features approximately 250 personal belongings ...

Jazz (04/05/2016)
Kandace Springs Announces Debut Full-Length 'Soul Eyes' - Out June 24, 2016
On June 24, singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz ...

Jazz (04/05/2016)
Meet Jennifer Scott Elegance, Playfulness, And Talent Personified
Jennifer Scott is an internationally recognized vocalist and pianist who delivers her music in French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and English languages. The versatile, elegant world artist possesses the rare innate ability to connect France to Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Italy through ...

Jazz (04/05/2016)
Martha Lorin And Trio At Pangea, May 18 @8 Pm
Martha Lorin and her trio are celebrating spring – and swing – and you're invited to share the fun. Come and hear Martha sing great standards such as April in Paris, Fly Me to the Moon, The Man That Got Away and more – with three of the best musicians in the business! Critics love Martha. Here's ...

Jazz (04/05/2016)
Much-Anticipated Date For Event Showcasing Winners Of Most Popular Online International Jazz Competition Announced
Thanks to our partner Kawai America. To the victors go the spoils, and those spoils will come in the form of prizes from a world-class musical instrument manufacturer. In addition Kawai is covering the airfare required for the winner to travel to New York Since its first steps in 2012, the Made ...

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