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It’s been called the "true American folk music", but when you can find it played enthusiastically in the Australian bush, then we can conclude that Jazz is a truly world-wide phenomenon.

The Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival is now in its 8th year and attracts musicians from all around Australia and the world.

Wagga Wagga (pronounced "wogga wogga"), an Aboriginal name meaning "place of many crows," is one of Australia’s largest inland cities with a population of over 55,000. Wagga, as the locals …

BMG’s adult music division, The RCA Victor Group, has signed the contemporary instrumental supergroup Fourplay to the Bluebird label. Fourplay-Bob James (keyboards), Nathan East (bass), Harvey Mason (drums) and Larry Carlton (guitar)-are currently recording a new album to be released in summer 2002 and followed by a world tour.

Together and individually, Fourplay have been at the top of the pop, rock and jazz charts for the past three decades, earning an international reputation as "America’ …

Grammy Award Winners Aretha Franklin, Diane Reeves, Dr. John & Sonny Rollins Lead Lineup of More than 50 Artists Performing at Rochester International Jazz Festival June 3-9, 2002

Tickets go on Sale March 9th

Rochester, NY-March 5, 2002 Legendary Grammy award-winning artists Aretha Franklin, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Dr. John, and jazz festival favorites such as The Blue Brothers Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano and Brad Mehldau will headline the first editi …


Latin Genesis Charts!

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Marquee sax legend Dave Liebman and soon-to-be legends Don Braden and Dan Moretti front the stellar Latin Genesis, accompanied by a rhythm section of Oscar Stagnaro (bass), Mark Walker (drums), Pernell Saturnino (percussion) and Jorge Najaro (percussion).

The seeds for Latin Genesis were sown back in 1971. Back then, young Liebman was making his first recording with legendary drummer Elvin Jones in Rudy Van Gelder's …

Avon-based Jazz Group Mystery Feet receives national recognition for Debut CD "Walk the Walk". Song "Mariana" #1 on

February 4, 2002

Relix Magazine has featured Avon, CT jazz group Mystery Feet as one of eight new artists nationwide worthy of wider recognition. Mick Skidmore writes in his "On The Verge: Artists You Should Know About" article that Mystery Feet is a "highly proficient extremely accomplished quartet. These guys are stunning playe …

Mo Betta Saturdays

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March 23, 2002 KMD Entertainment will host Mo Better Saturdays, a Jazz mixer for urban professionals. Located at the Burning Leaf Cigar lounge in Old Town Pasadena. Come mix, mingle, and network at a NY style lounge while listening to live Jazz and R&B. The jazz guitarist Darryl Spencer will be performing with a special guest vocalist. In addition to live jazz we have poets that have been featured on Def Poetry Jam performing "spoken word". Mo Better Saturdays is a great place to start your even …
BILLY COBHAM to tour U.S. supporting the release of his first Solo CD from 1973, "Spectrum" as DVD-Audio disk.

Mar. 31/ Yoshi's, Oakland
Apr. 2 The Conga Room - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 3 The Galaxy Thr. - Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 5 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Apr. 6 Keswick Thr. - Phila., PA
Apr. 7 House Of Blues - Cambridge, MA
Apr. 8, 9 BB Kings, NY, NY
Apr. 10 DAY OFF
Apr. 11 The Ram's Head, Annapolis, MD
Apr. 12 Musicians Exchange H …
Vinnie Burke,(aka Vincenzo Bucci, Vincent James Bucci), internationally known jazz bassist graduated to a heavenly orchestra on February 1, 2002 from his home in Springfield, New Jersey. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 15, 1921, Vinnie began playing music at the age of 5 years old, starting with the violin, then moving on to the guitar and finally finding a perfect jazz sound with a 5 string bass fiddle. His resume is extensive with engagements at the Blue Note, the Half Note, the Copacabana …
A handful of notable accolades and endorsements have been added to the ever lengthy and impressive resume of Jazz Clarinetist Harry Skoler. Genre aficionados already know Skoler, an Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Berklee College of Music in Boston, from his numerous acclaimed recordings, including Conversations in the Language of Jazz and Reflections on the Art of Swing: A Tribute to Benny Goodman.

Now, Applied Microphone Technology has added Skole …

The Seventh Annual Big Sur JazzFest presents the Brad Mehldau Trio, Russell Malone Quartet, Omar Sosa Septet and a host of diverse jazz artists the weekend of May 3, 4 & 5, 2002. At a variety of indoor and outdoor sites throughout Big Sur Village jazz music mixes with the world-renowned natural beauty of the rugged coastal community. Dan Ouellette of Down Beat magazine said "Possibly the most perfect setting for jazz on the planet."

Other artists set to perform are Kitty Margolis Quintet, Eri …


Eric Ross May Euro-tour

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May15. Rotterdam, NL. New Music Festival-Dodorama
May16. Brussels, BE. Musee d'Instruments.
May20. Amsterdam, NL. CEM Studio-lecture & concert
May23. Heidelberg,GE. DAI Jazz Fest
May25. Amsterdam, NL. Stedelijk Museum, VPRO Dutch Radio- concert &
May26. Bergen, NO. Nattjazz Festival

ERIC ROSS, American composer, is featured artist at John F. Kennedy
Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC, June 8, 2002, in a multime …
Hello, we would like to announce the launch of home of Dutch musician, composer & producer Chris Beckers and his Label CRISCRAZZ RECORDS and the BEAU GARAGE STUDIO Amsterdam.

This site will be updated and improving continuously. Very soon we will provide you with free music downloads of Chris` music and other CrisCrazz Artists. Until then check out the samples or get in touch directly with Chris for further information.

Right now Chris is touring Germany and the …

In this ebook version available world-wide through - the music is to be downloaded in mp3 format, just as the book (pdf format) itself is acquired through a download link upon payment. The price for the package amounts to US$15, and all is delivered virtually instantly.

" This is not a book for someone who wants to look through it in an afternoon and then play jazz guitar that evening. Hans has come up with a very detailed step-by-step method, which involv …


Shipp LIVE!

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Matthew Shipp is making a long awaited live appearance in NYC on Thursday March 28, 2002 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.)

The legendary pianist will be performing pieces expanding the concept displayed on his best selling disc of all time "Nu Bop"

Joining him will be William Parker playing double bass, Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute and Flam handling the synths and programming.

Show starts at 9:30pm with opening act DJ Singe. …


Thirsty Ear's Blue Series

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Thirsty Ear Records is proud to announce two exciting new releases.

After his stellar drumming contribution to Matthew Shipp's top selling disc of all time "Nu Bop" Guillermo E. Brown drops his solo debut "Soul at the Hands of the Machine" on an unsuspecting world April 9, 2002.

The newest installment in Thirsty Ear's innovative Blue Series is already receiving praise. "Soul is a marvel of agitated, crisscrossing rhythms that couldn't have come from man or machine" - The Philadelphia Inq …


Abbasi / Howes Mid-West Tour

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Rising modern jazz talents collaborate in a unique and engaging concert series when the Rez Abbasi/Christian Howes Quartet makes public appearances March 30th April 15. They will treat audiences to their unique blend of jazz, combining a mid-western mentality with the exoticism of India, utilizing a hybrid instrument called the sitar-guitar. Abbasi comments, "The strings of the guitar and violin played together form a texture rarely heard in modern jazz and, in the hands of Christian and myself, …


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‘Tony Perez Trio’ performance at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Friday, April 19th.

Featuring Tony Perez piano; John Lockwood bass; Bertram Lehmann drums. Special Guest: Ernesto Diaz Percussion.

On the heels of its recent sold-out Boston debut at the Regattabar, the ‘Tony Perez Trio’ has been invited to perform on April 19th at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center’s spring concert series. Cuban pianist P …

New York City, March 15, 2002, Baoule Music proudly announces a Lenora Zenzalai Helm new CD recording, Precipice. Helm will celebrate the CD release with a performance on Sunday, April 7th, 7:30 pm at Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. Helm will also appear at the Cape May Jazz Festival, Cape May, NJ in Carney's Main Room on Saturday, April 20th from 9 :00 p.m - 1:00 a.m. Helm will perform at both events with pianist Brandon McCune, …

Jean Shy sings Ella Fitzgerald

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Born in Chicago, Jean’s vocal background had it’s beginning in Gospel Music. At the Age of twelve Jean made her first recording for the legendary Chess Label in Chicago. Later Jean signed a Recording Contract with Brunswick Records. She also recorded for Playboy Records, Fantasy Records and others.

JEAN SHY has worked with some of the best Jazz Musicians Internationally, i.e.: Legend Earl Palmer Drummer; Larry Gailes Bass; Drummer Roy McCurdy; Lou Forestieri Piano - He wrote the Music S …
The MJA Jazz & Blues Fest. on Long Island, NY. Guitarist Dave Stryker to perform April 27th, 2002

Whether you've heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with twelve CD's as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and more recently Kevin Mahogany, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years". His approach combining the jazz burn to a soulful blues feeling is …