May 15, 2008 (San Francisco Bay Area)--Sonoma County’s Harmony Festival, a three day "party with a purpose" that melds new ideas, community activism, eco-awareness, spiritual wisdom, visionary art, and conscious music, has invited a very special guest to its 30th anniversary celebration this year: jazz.
New York-based label Motema Music and first time media sponsor Jazziz Magazine will offer festival attendees the chance to kick back at the Ambiotica Lounge at Harmony Hall, from
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On January 13, 2007, drummer/composer Sean Noonan and Brewed by Noon will premier the first set of twelve compositions commissioned by the American Composers Forum, at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in Manhattan.
Noonan was awarded the commission by the Jerome Foundation Commissioning Program in 2005, based on his goal of creating original compositions which fuse traditional wandering folk music with concepts from the New York progressive jazz scene. The Commis
Moacir Santos, whose two recent Adventure Music releases, "Ouro Negro" and "Choros & Alegria," have earned considerable acclaim from such respected media outlets as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines, has just been awarded the prestigious Shell Music Award for 2006 in his homeland of Brazil. The jury, which was composed of journalists from O Globo and the Folha de Sao Paulo and three musicians Vittor Santos, Herminio Bello de Carvalho, an
Los Angeles-based creative jazz label Cryptogramophone Records announces exciting new autumn releases from guitarist Nels Cline and pianist Myra Melford. Nels Cline’s "New Monastery" is Cline’s interpretation of the music of Andrew Hill, and Myra Melford’s "The Image of Your Body" features trumpeter Cuong Vu and guitarist Brandon Fields.
Nels Cline is one of the most versatile, imaginative and original guitarists active today. Combining breath-taking technique with an infor
"Symphonic Jobim," Adventure Music’s two CD set featuring the orchestral music of legendary Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, has been nominated as Best Classical Crossover Album.
"Symphonic Jobim" was produced by Jobim’s son Paulo and legendary arranger and composer Mario Adnet, and features arrangements by Jobim himself, as well as by Claus Ogerman, Nelson Riddle, Eumir Deodato, Dori Caymmi and both producers. The live recording, performed by members of the Orquestra Si