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Los Angeles-The beautiful, well manicured lawn of the Playboy Mansion was the perfect setting for the annual Playboy Jazz Festival Press Conference. Los Angeles County High School For The Arts Jazz Combo-Daniel Richardson-saxophone, Greg Diaz-trumpet, Michael McTaggart-guitar, Christopher Bowers-keyboards, Garrett Lang-bass and Max Wrightson-drums provided entertainment for the arriving guest.
This year's line-up is as eclectic as ever with a mixture of musical genres to please everyone who w …
The most dramatic artistic depiction of the Katrina Hurricane and Rita storm tragedy titled "Ballad of New Orleans" was featured on the catalog cover. Painter Sasha Alexandre Kouznetsov captures the aftermath by floating a piano in a sea of dirty water like a raft for a trumpeter, saxophonist, accordion and guitar player, only the pianist bald head and hands are visible but it’s evident that he’s still playing.

Sasha Alexandre Kouznetsov
"Ballad of New Orleans" (detail), 2005
oil on c …

Saturday-Sunday, April 1st-2nd, JSOP Pensacola Jazz Festival, Seville Square and Fountain Park. Free admission. 850.432.2042

Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, 8th Annual Seabreeze Jazz Festival. Announced acts: Joyce Cooling, Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons, KEM, Brian Culbertson, Bona Fide featuring Slim Man , Jones & Company, Wayman Tisdale, Nestor Torres, Rick Braun. New location - Seascape Resort & Conference Center, Hwy. 98, just east of Destin, F …

Whenever saxophonist Kirk Whalum comes to Houston, Texas, it is just like a family reunion of sorts. As a product of Texas Southern University, a protégé of Arnett Cobb and a veteran of Houston’s local club scene, Kirk has a long and storied history in the city. In addition, he also has a strong and affectionate fan base as well. Since becoming a national recording artist during the 1980s, Kirk Whalum has performed in Houston numerous times; however, on the evening of Februar …

Two of the most beloved and influential figures in the R&B and blues genres, James "Pookie" Hudson of The Spaniels, and Sam Myers of Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets are battling cancer. It's beyond argument that each gentleman has positively impacted the course of music in incalculable ways. Their artistry speaks volumes, so it's no wonder that three generations of fans have thrilled t …

In April, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM!) with a range of exciting events that feature students, alumni, and special guest artists. For more information, the public can contact 212.229.5896 x4591 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit For more information about JAM!, the public can visit



Pianist Anthony Rodriguez

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Finally after a long time wait pianist Anthony Rodriguez directs and produces his first album "Harvest onto the Lord," along with his band Poetology. With the Pre-Release CD which introduces standard church songs into Latin jazz along with original pieces Anthony turns the table around and expresses himself with his unpredictable superb performance with rhythms such as Latin, swing, samba , classical ,etc. Anthony uses these styles and makes a unique and more open to improve type of worship. …

Pastellic Reflections, the new duo work by guitarists Joe Battaglia and Terrence McManus, is now available on the Flattened Planet Record label. The music is a series of seven unique improvisations performed on classical and steel string guitar. Pastellic Reflections can be purchased on the Flattened Planet website and you can read a review by visiting: Stay tuned for mp3 downloads and upcoming releases. …
The Monterey Jazz Festival has announced the lineup for the 49th Annual Monerey Jazz Festival held during the third weekend in September at the Monterey Fairgrounds, featuring over 500 artist appearing on seven stages for three nights and two days, offering nonstop jazz from performers ranging from from piano greats Dave Brubeck,Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner to vocalist Kurt Elling and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Band. The program includes the world premiere of Brubeck’s "Cannery Row Suite."

P …

LEGENDS OF JAZZ with Ramsey Lewis will air on public television stations nationwide beginning this April, announced LRSmedia, the Chicago-based independent music entertainment company. Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis will combine live performance, intimate conversation and archival imagery to provide a fascinating and entertaining look at some of the most memorable moments and most exciting artists in jazz.

One thing particularly special about LEGENDS OF JAZZ is that viewers have th …


Another Side Of Me.

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Anthony Guppy introduces a fresh and passionate sound on the steelpan (steeldrums), combining elements of World music, Caribbean rhythms, R&B and jazz. Eight original songs by A. Guppy, plus an exciting rendition of Spain (Chick Corea).

Anthony Guppy was born in Trinidad & Tobago, which is also the birth place of the steel pan...he is currently based in Japan.

The official release of the CD is scheduled fo …

"The Music of Miles Davis," presented May 5 and 6 at Founder’s Hall at Orange County Performing Arts Center, will pay tribute to the great trumpeter and his outstanding jazz groups.

A consistently innovative musician, Davis made some of the most celebrated recordings in jazz. For the celebration, trumpeter Eddie Henderson will lead a sextet, featuring Davis' original drummer Jimmy Cobb from Davis' classic early sixties group. They will be joined by tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, pianist D …


French Website about Cab CALLOWAY

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All the cats and zazous from all over the world will be delighted to know that here's a fantastic website about Cab CALLOWAY, the King of Hi de Ho. You'll find in this site lots of infos, anecdotes and very rare pictures about Cab Calloway, his music, his musicians and the great swing era. The site is in French (sorry!) but there are many great things to discover! Hep! Hep! Come and visit this unique place on the web! …

Back in March 2005 we (Human Utilities Whole Armour®) received an e-mail from a frequent reviewer of His name is Joe Curtis from Toronto Canada. We have the only film on the City of New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina struck, Curtis e-mailed us to say he would like to review our copyrighted/trademarked film as it has top jazz artist music on it. We sent him the film and proved it arrived at his Kingston Road address in Toronto, Canada. The review was never done. He sent one e …

TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival

June 23 - July 2, 2006

By Paul J. Youngman KJA - Jazz Advocate

The TD Canada Trust Toronto Jazz Festival will once again be taking over the city of Toronto, as more than 350 concerts will be presented over ten days and twelve nights. New for 2006 are two series, Euro Jazz and the Cabaret Series, and two new celebrations, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day and Phat Tuesday, as well as an on-site JAZZ.FM …


Ronciglione Jazz Festival 2006

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24/06/2006 Ronciglione

22.00 Benny Golson Quartet

Ingresso euro 10,00 cena e concerto euro 30,00

25/06/2006 Ronciglione

21.00 Semifinali Premio Jimmy Woode

Ingresso gratuito cena euro 15,00

26/06/2006 Ronciglione

21.00 Semifinali Premio Jimmy Woode

Ingresso gratuito cena euro 15,00

27/06/2006 Ronciglione


For more information, please contact:

Cheryl Hughey at 314-660-1755 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ST. LOUIS / April 29, 2006

Smooth Jazz makes a triumphant return to St. Louis this summer and we have Rick Sanborn to thank. To create Rick Sanborn’s Smooth Summer Party, Sanborn persuaded Jazz Cruises, LLC to bring the two hottest smooth jazz packages to The Pageant for back-to …

Berklee President Roger Brown announced the appointment of Myra Hindus to the newly created position of Vice President for Cultural Diversity. At Berklee, she will lead and oversee the diversity strategy of the college. Hindus will be focusing on four areas of development for the college: curriculum review and creating more diversity related curriculum; faculty and staff recruitment issues; student recruitment and retention; and promoting awareness and training on diversity.

Said President Br …

This year, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will launch their first-ever jazz week, May 23-27, with some of the genre’s hottest artists backed by the big-band sound of America’s orchestra. The 2006 Boston Pops Jazz Fest features two critically acclaimed jazz artists: guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on May 23, 24, and 25; and singer Jane Monheit on May 26 and 27. The BSO is also partnering with Berklee College of Music to present the Berklee Jazz Café, featuring student artists perfor …