Cary Goldberg

Cary Goldberg

In celebration of her newest CD, Voice of My Beautiful Country, on Motéma Music, award winning singer-songwriter and trailblazing vocalist René Marie is asking fellow Americans to follow her lead, listen to their inner voices, pull from their own experiences and creatively express to the world what they love most love about their country. They can use poetry, photography, spoken word, video or music, to best display their own “Voice of My Beautiful Country.” Beginning April 5, 2011 and running through May 31, 2011, people across the US will have a chance to participate in the “Voice of My Beautiful Country Cont...
For the first time since the 1995 tour in support of their only recorded collaboration
(1995’s "Rite Of Strings"), bassist Stanley Clarke, guitarist Al DiMeola and
violinist Jean-Luc Ponty will take to the road on an all acoustic tour that will
cover 12 cities (and two countries) between June 8 and September 3.

All three players, who are true innovators and among the most influential
instrumentalists on their respective instruments, are renowned for their ability to
span m …

Boy meets clarinet. Boy falls head over heels for clarinet. Boy spends every
available minute with clarinet. But then the fast life, drugs and alcohol, slowly
seduces, then pries the boy from his true source of devotion. Early passions die.
The clarinet is abandoned. Four decades pass. Finally, one day, the dreams of youth
are resurrected and the clarinet, once again, takes center stage. This is Mort Weiss’
love story.

The culmination of that love affair can be …

With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Gregory Porter exhibits
such an incredible degree of vocal mastery that no less a jazz luminary than Wynton
Marsalis has gone on record to call him "a fantastic young singer," which makes the
fact that Water (out on May 11 from Motema Music) is his recording
debut even more impressive.

A debut release it may be, yet Water flows with a sense of
timelessness that reflects the seasoned talent …

Norwegian-born and now L.A.-based saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") is continuing
his joyful Urban Vacation with the September 13 release of "Dance On The Water."
"Dance on the Water" is the second single from Lie's highly successful and
critically acclaimed CD, Urban Vacation (TCat Records), which pairs him with
contemporary jazz luminaries Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber, who co-produced the album
and also played on all the tracks. "Dance On The Water" further defines Lie's
Berklee College of Music and the Monterey Jazz Festival have announced that
award-winning violinist and Adventure Music recording artist Alex Hargreaves is the
fourteenth recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at Berklee, a major music
education prize. The full-tuition scholarship is named in honor of the festival's
late founder, James L. (Jimmy) Lyons,who began the festival 53 years ago with jazz
education at its core.

The Lyons Scholarship is awarded each year to on

CD Release Concerts, as well as Performances by Etkin's Group Kelenia,
Scheduled Throughout 2010

Oran Etkin, an internationally acclaimed jazz/world artist and composer whose NYC
based music classes for children are endorsed by Harvey Keitel, Naomi Watts and Liev
Schreiber, will release Wake Up Clarinet! on his new Timbalooloo label
(September 14, Motema Music/Allegro-NewSound distribution). Coinciding with this
release is the launch of Oran Etk

This June, internationally acclaimed jazz group The October Trio will set out to
promote their latest CD, (b>Looks Like it’s Going to Snow (Songlines),
with the(no more snow) Tour 2010.

The band's third release, Looks Like it's Going to Snow once again
features the classic sounds of the bass-drums-saxophone combo, this time expanded to
include one of Canada’s most honored jazz musicians, Brad Turner, on trumpet and
flugelhorn. Reviews have been mo

Oran Etkin, the Israeli-born, New York-based clarinetist whose 2009 Motema Music
release, Kelenia, was hailed by the New York Times as "ebullient," and
by the All Music Guide as setting "a new standard for world music in the decade of
the 2000's," has much to celebrate in the new year.

Last week, his critically acclaimed debut recording, Kelenia, was
awarded the Independent Music Award for "Best World Beat" CD. The IMA winners, culled

Expanding upon the explosive energy, compelling melodies, and stylistic diversity of
his previous critically acclaimed album Traveler, Norwegian-born and now LA-based
saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") is taking a joyful Urban Vacation. Lie's
second CD pairs him with contemporary jazz luminaries Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber,
and further defines his unique musical vibe best described as "groove jazz." The CD,
which is being released on TCat Records, is slated for release on F