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Artists are signing up to perform at the 3rd annual National Smooth Jazz Awards in San Diego Saturday night, March 2nd. Al Jarreau, Peter White, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Keiko Matsui, Fattburger and last year's big winner Rick Braun have already signed to perform at the ceremony, which will be held at the Golden Hall Theatre. There should be at least 30 smooth jazz artists performing in the show, which will be taped for future airing on the BET on Jazz cable channel. Keyboardis …
Clare Teal, the rising star of UK jazz vocal, who recently hit the headlines with a ground-breaking TV advertising campaign with digital broadcaster Music Choice, has achieved another first. At very short notice, and probably due to the huge ammount of attention she has been attracting in the UK over the last few weeks, Clare was asked to do an interview and play a track live on air for BBC Radio London. She is the first jazz performer to be featured on the primetime Lisa Ianson show. She and Li …
eXponent Productions is proud to announce that the Loescher Trio will be heading to the "Big Apple". The Knitting Factory in New York City has just confirmed that the group will appear on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. These dates come right after the Loescher Trio returns from their West Coast tour, which includes Dizzy’s in San Diego, Catalina’s in Los Angeles and Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. For more information on any of these shows, please visit the eXponent Productions web si …
Pat Metheny - acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synth
Lyle Mays - acoustic piano, keyboards
Steve Rodby - acoustic bass
Richard Bona - vocals, percussion
Cuong Vu - trumpet, vocals
Antonio Sanchez - drums

Over the course of more than 20 years as a recording artist, guitarist Pat Metheny has released album after album, each one brilliantly documenting another aspect of his unique and nearly uncategorizable musical journey. Exhibiting an insatiable creative energy, …
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February 4, 2002

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The UK's hottest jazz singer Clare Teal was said to be "totally stunned" when she was told that all copies of her very first album "Nice Work" had sold out on the first day that she launched her website.

Teal, who released her debut album "That's The Way It Is" for Candid Records last year, said:

"Nice Work" was an album I did ages ago, before I got signed to Candid. It didn't do very well at the time and so I just threw the boxes of CDs we had left into a cupboard. M …

Laurent Medelgi's guitar playing can be experienced at, freely. New extracts from Live CD "Circles" feature a new version of "Say Yes" and the title Track "Circles".

Featuring the powerful Upright Bass of Steve LaSpina and the frisky Drumming of Mr Bob Meyer. It's Live, it's for realand it's really worth adding to your Library...Enjoy! Keep checking for new tracks coming soon... …


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An Ambient Jazz Experience, now available for FREE at with a Drum & Bass, Trip-Hop Flava featuring: Laurent Medelgi- Guitar From Paris, France.

A fixture at such venues as 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Cafe... Laurent also leads a "straight-ahead" swing Trio. He is the driving force and composer behind E.S.P.RIENS.

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For the first time in the three year history of the National Smooth Jazz Awards, there will be a co-host for the ceremony that will be held Saturday night, March 2nd. Vocalist Brenda Russell will join saxophonist Dave Koz to host the event that will be held at the Golden Hall Theatre in downtown San Diego. Russell has been no stranger working with Koz because they have been touring the country for the last five years at Christmas time to present Dave Koz and Friends: A Smooth Jazz Chri …

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SUBJECT: REVIEWS G. F. MLELY’s "RE-ENTRY", in their February Newsletter, publishes its review by Phyllis A. Lodge of RE-ENTRY, G. F. Mlely’s first solo piano outing in nearly two decades. The review adds to the list of raves continuing to come in for the CD release. Excerpts tell the story:

"Re-Entry is pianist G. Francis …

Show: Will Bernard and Otherbug
Date: Saturday March 2, 2002
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
Available now on Ticket Web
Venue: Tobacco Road
355 West 41 Street (at the corner of 9th Avenue), NYC
Phone: (212)244-ROAD
Show is 21 & over
By subway: Take the C, A, E, 1, 2, 3, or 9 to 42 street. Walk 2 blocks west to the bar.

The night (dubbed "Will Bernard and Otherbug") is being built around Will Bernard, an amazing guitarist out of San Francisco. Will h …


Pop Jazz Blues Diva, Suede

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Jazz lovers agree that Suede's "On The Day We Met" CD, released in 2001, and recorded at the BIRCHMERE, is definitely one of the best! Al Santos, from 105.9 WJZW, ranked this CD #1 on his top-20 list for 2001; he also ranked the cut "Emily Remembers" (a beautiful song about true love) #6 on his top 50 songs for 2001. Suede's crystal clear voice and amazing range blend smoothly with David Pearl on piano and Max Murray on bass. If you get a chance to go to a live show grab it, as they are phenomen …
Canadian-American jazz vocalist George Evans, known for swinging interpretations of great popular songs has released his third project: "From Moment To Moment" [M-Swing MSW-G025]. Recorded entirely in Toronto with his regular working quintet, the CD features George in a carefully selected program of material drawn from his vast performance repertoire. The musicians are: Dave Restivo on piano, Neil Swainson on bass, Jerry Fuller on drums, Reg Schwager on guitar, and Michael Stuart on tenor …
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PHOTOS: Photos of performers and historic venues available upon request.

French Lick Springs Jazz Festival celebrates jazz traditions and centennials of two grand hotels

Indiana’s grandest hotels-one still operating as a hotel and one as a historic …
WHAT: A concert of Igor Butman, the Moscow jazz legend, whom Bill Clinton called "the best saxophonist in the world".

WHO: Igor Butman is the first musician to open contact and begin serious collaboration between the best jazz musicians of Russia and the US. After achieving fame in the former Soviet Union, he came to study at Berklee College in the US and became the face of Russian jazz in the US.

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2002 (8 p.m., 9-30 p.m., 11 p.m.)

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Custom made amplifier cover with large exterior pockets for storing cords and effects; made with 1050 denier ballistic nylon or 32 oz heavy-duty textured vinyl. Features leather reinforced handle opening, double stitched inside seams and leather logo. Velcro inner pocket straps pull up and over the top of the amplifier holding the pockets open while loading or unloading. The 1050 denier ballistic nylon is water repellent with ¾ inch urethane backing and offers snap buckles. The vinyl model is UV …
New York - Diana Krall's fifth album, The Look of Love (Verve Records), has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released on Tuesday, September 18th, the album has already shipped over one million units.

The album debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, making it the first traditional jazz recording to debut in the Top 10. It remained in the Top 20 during its first four weeks on the chart. The Look of Love has remained in the #1 spot on the Tra …

25 year old trumpet player/composer Nick Ali (The Brownman) has been named the 2001 "Jazz Composer Of The Year" by the National Jazz Awards foundation making him the youngest award recipient at this prestigious awards ceremony.

A busy year for the Brownman. 2001 has seen him win the General Motors "Grand Prix De Jazz" Award at the Montreal Jazz Fest, CBC Galaxie Network's "Rising Star Award" and now the National Jazz Award for "Jazz Composer Of The Year". Compl …

Rick DellaRatta returns as a guest artist for NY's "Jazz at Noon" series on March 1st at Cafe Barts Cathedral on Park Ave. The Rick DellaRatta Trio will return to Europe to perform in Switzerland and Austria late March as part of his "Jazz for Peace" world tour which began October 7, 2001 with Eddie Gomez, Lenny White and Paquito D'Rivera. Due to the success of Rick's five albums for Stella Records, the label has signed Rick to an additional and exclusive contract to produce other artists for th …
Producers for the National Smooth Jazz Awards have announced additional performers for the event that will be held this Saturday night at the Golden Hall Theater in San Diego. Percussionist Sheila E, trumpeter Chris Botti, saxophonists Boney James, Euge Groove and Jaared, guitarist Joyce Cooling, and keyboardist Freddie Ravel have been announced to join Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Peter White, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Fattburger, Everette Harp and Brian Bromberg as performer …