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Jerseyband August Tour

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BROOKLYN - That's right, 14 lungs, 14 thumbs, 66 fingers, seven tongues and on an outstanding night, 216 teeth. In addition to all that, the show still features four horns, guitar, guitar synth, and drums, playing the same composed instrumental jazz thrash that has been grabbing and shaking audiences throughout the northeast.

Jerseyband's sound is influenced by modern classical music and is inspired by the current hardcore scene. Their new …


Chris Botti DVD In Stores Today

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Its CHRIS BOTTI & FRIENDS NIGHT SESSIONS LIVE IN CONCERT Botti's star-studded performance featuring Sting and Shawn Colvin, was taped live at the historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in December, 2001 for air on DIRECTV.

Shawn Colvin is featured on the Sting-penned "All Would Envy" and her original "The Facts About Jimmy." Sting performs "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Moon Over Bourbon Street".

Additional DVD special features include a Photo Gallery, and interviews with Chris Botti, Sting …

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CHICAGO, IL -- Chicago’s 482 Music proudly announces the August 20th release of Guerrilla Mosaics(482-1013), the first and only collaboration of saxophonist John Butcher, acoustic/laser koto player Miya Masaoka, and percussionist Gin …

LOS ANGELES - The nation's leading jazz and blues radio station is changing its call letters.

KLON-FM (88.1) will be known as KKJZ-FM (88.1), effective Friday, August 9. The station's position on the FM dial, 88.1, and its programming are unchanged.

"We wanted call letters that accurately reflect the best jazz and blues radio programming in the country," KKJZ-FM General Manager Judy Jankowski said. "KKJZ remains joyfully committed to its mission of preserving and sharing the truly Americ …

Debut Album from Karen Lane now available online.

"Karen Lane is a fresh voice and presence on the UK jazz vocal scene. She has what I would describe as a rare combination of musicianship, technique and just plain "feel": one can sense that, even at this early stage of her European sojourn, her potential is that of someone who could command a worldwide, rather than a merely local, audience."
Keith Shadwick
London Jazz writer and critic
Jazzwise Magazine

Featuring: K …
The Great Hans Dulfer from Amsterdam, Holland leads a contingent of jazz ambassadors to the first annual Hartford International Jazz Festival in the state of Connecticut this October. Making the trip with Hans Dulfer and his quintet will be saxophonist Armando Cairo with his quartet and saxophonist Rinus Greenfield also with his quartet.

The three day musical event which takes place in various indoor venues throughout Downtown Hartford promises to have something for every musical taste. …

eXponent Production is an acoustic jazz focused management agency. Due to our success of our last concert season we are undergoing a major expansion. We are currently searching for 10 new artist to add to our catalog for the 2002 2003 concert season. If you are an acoustic jazz artist in need of management or feel that your career would benefit by having a full time management staff on your side, we may be just what you have been looking for. This year’s phase one application process has been si …
The Jazz Discography CD-ROM Version 3.3 is now available.

For the first time, all jazz fans, jazz record buyers, collectors, musicians and students can own the world’s most complete catalog of recorded jazz of all genres on one affordably priced CD-ROM.

The Jazz Discography CD-ROM 3.3 is the most comprehensive source of information on a vast repertoire of jazz recordings released between 1896 and today. Content includes full discographical details of 136,263 record …

Jazz Girl Productions is proud to announce the debut CD release of Michelle Walker's "Slow Down". When was the last time an artist captivated you? When was the last time an artist commanded your attention? For today's jazz scene that artist is without question Michelle Walker.

Michelle has a sound that seems to transcend genres. Her voice causes the listener to pause and take notice. Her sound breathes a sense of unexpected familiarity to everyone who hears her compelling sound. Not knowing w …

Hotly touted as one of the leading vocalists in the UK, Yorkshire born Clare Teal was hardly out of the press last year and now it seems she is back with a vengeance. A contact close to her record label Candid has confirmed that she will be releasing a second album for them in October. The album "Orsino's Songs" was originally scheduled to be released at the beginning of September, but has slipped back slightly while Teal has been in talks with Candid about the launch of her own Management and P …
The sounds of dynamic R&B, Latin, soul, jazz and world music will be heard across Los Angeles during the second annual Verizon Musical Festival, Sept. 30-Oct. 6. Featuring Teddy Pendergrass, Béla Fleck, Ozomatli, Al Jarreau, Julieta Venegas and Ray Charles, the seven-day festival will also showcase performances by newcomers Lea DeLaria, Toshi Reagon, Chris Botti, Quetzal, Gerald Clayton and others.

Concerts, including several free events, are scheduled at Royce Hall, Center Theater in Long B …

Christian McBride, only 30 years old, has arguably become the most acclaimed acoustic and electric bassist to emerge from the jazz world in the 1990's. He has worked with a diverse cast of talented musicians, from Chick Corea to Pat Metheny, from Kathleen Battle to D'Angelo, from Diana Krall to Bruce Hornsby, from Quincy Jones to Sting.

Mentored by Wynton Marsalis, McBride rose to the top quickly. As a young musician, McBride toured first with Roy Hargrove’s band, and then, beginning in 1990 …

Bassist Avishai Cohen leads an incredible international band this October 13 at Cheney Hall, in Manchester CT.

The International Vamp Band is a truly international ensemble. Featuring Avishai on piano and electric bass, it includes Eric McPherson on drums (replacing Antonio Sanchez), Yagil Baras on acoustic bass, Avi Lebovich on trombone, flute and vocals, Yosvany Terry on tenor and alto saxophones and chekeré, and Diego Urcola on trumpet and flugelhorn. Their music is a synthesis of traditi …

One of the brightest new trumpet stars to come out in the 1990s, Verve recording artist Nicholas Payton combines references to his New Orleans heritage, the Young Lions’ brand of hard bop, and a warm sound. Born in 1973, in New Orleans, Louisiana, son of a musical family, he has been playing Jazz for over twenty years, since he was only eight.

A lifelong son of New Orleans, Payton is well aware of the shadow of Louis Armstrong. His homage to Satchmo comes not only in his choice of instruments …

Expect innovation, excitement and creativity this Fall at Cheney Hall. Once again, Cheney Hall will host some of the top Jazz acts in the nation. September marks the return after two years of the fabled Milltown Jazz Series-a concert series graced in the past by Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Brad Mehldau and Thomas Chapin.

This time the line up features three outstanding young bands: The Christian McBride Band, Avishai Cohen and the International Vamp Band, and Nicholas Payton and the Soul Patr …

BBC Radios 2 and 3 came together on the 31st July to present the second annual BBC Radio Jazz Awards which were held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. Co-hosted by Jools Holland and Courtney Pine, the event was a star studded affair celebrating the whole spectrum of the jazz genre.

The ceremony featured award presentations by Clive James, Mark Knopfler, Kenneth Clarke and Moira Stewart among other celebrities, and performances by a host of jazz stars, including a show-stopping …

LOS ANGELES, CA - August 9, 2002 -- An exhibition of Skip Bolen's 20 x 24 inch black & white photographs entitled "New Orleans Jazz - Photographs of Jazz Fest and the soul of New Orleans" will be shown from August 9 through October 3, 2002 at Bakery Art Exhibitions, located in the lobby of famous Los Angeles jazz club, The Jazz Bakery.

Shooting primarily in black & white, using only available light with a Leica camera system, Skip Bolen is dedicated to "capturing the moment" of some of today …


The Best of Brit Jazz Online

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Smooth or spiky, straight ahead or off the planet Linn Records has the sounds that will make you sit up and beg for more!

Linn Records (www.linnrecords.com) is an independent label producing jazz music by thrilling vocalists and instrumentalists. Check out the smokey tones of Claire Martin, five times Best Vocalist in the British Jazz Awards who counts Shirley Horn, Sheila Jordan, Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald among her stylistic influences. Her 8 albums for Linn include her seminal debut

An exciting new partnership! Singer Jacqui Dankworth and pianist David Gordon have formed a new duo, performing contemporary versions of standards and distinctive originals.

David is one of the most individual pianists on the UK jazz scene, playing with his own trio and in bands with Christian Garrick, Theo Travis and Pete Oxley among others. His brilliant contemporary style incorporates influences as diverse as Bill Evans, John Adams and Scriabin. He leads the uni …

As the official jazz band of US Army Band, and one of the few remaining professional groups of its kind, the Blues' present-day mission is to promote America's art form: jazz. The Blues pay tribute to the big bands of yesterday by performing the music made popular by such greats as Ellington, Basie, Miller and Herman. The Blues have performed at international jazz festivals throughout the world, and have also performed at the White House and State Department functions and events.