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GREAT Jazz Club, Linköping, Sweden Welcomes all jazz and blues friends to the 16th Linköping Jazz and Blues Festival, which takes place on Saturday the 29th of Mars, 2003. Linkoping Jazz & Blues Festival- the biggest indoor festival in northern Europe. …
"A new wave of Cuban jazz musicians are appearing on the horizon. One worth checking out is pianist Tony Perez, who on his sophomore outing as a leader navigates a picturesque voyage that he calls From Enchantment and Timba. . .To Full Force Jazz. Truly, the enchantment is his prodigal piano skill with impeccable chops, well -tempered jazz harmonies, and a classical edge. . . . Perez is a young captain, steering with keen talent and originality through some of the freshest jazz waters in the …
Accordionist Will Holshouser's trio, featuring trumpeter Ron Horton and bassist Dave Phillips, plays the Knitting Factory in New York on Monday Sept 9th (8:00 & 9:30 pm, $8.00 cover, 74 Leonard St NYC, info: 212-219-3055). Their new CD "Reed Song" is on the Clean Feed label (available online through North Country at www.cadencebuilding.com). It features ten original tunes and special guest Kevin Norton on drums.

The New York Times wrote about Will's music, "successfully showcased the range an …

LOS ANGELES Budding entertainers have tried many ways to gain recognition Star Search, Showtime at the Apollo and American Idols just to name a few; however, the 2002 Verizon Music Festival, which comes to Los Angeles September 30-October 6, is the perfect showcase for new talent to share center stage with established artists.

This year’s Verizon Music Festival "emerging talent" artists, who were selected based on their performances, recordings, media attention and indust …

Music served as the background fabric of Susan Lamont's childhood. A native New Yorker, Susan was born and raised in St. Albans, a residential urban Queens neighborhood in the shadow of JFK airport. The youngest of seven children, her household always flowed with music. Her father, an architectural draftsman, was a great lover of choral, Broadway and traditional gospel music. Her mother was an artist/designer who taught art classes throughout her life and passed on her appreciation for art and m …

CD Release Celebration

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Koliba Jazz blends the traditional music of West Africa with the contemporary sounds of America. Bringing together musicians from Africa, Europe, and America, this Afro-pop band presents a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. Audiences don't just attend performances of Koliba Jazz, they experience Koliba Jazz. Mohamed takes the audience on a journey from ancient Africa to modern, urban America with a sound and beat that brings the audience to their feet dancing and singing along.

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Improvised Music is a label that has stuck since the late 1960s. Its soundings are distinct and diverse, and the Frakture Festival reflects this, now in its fifth year, as it features a number of performers from burgeoning local networks as well as musicians of international acclaim. Beginning with a taster performance on Saturday 28th September with three of Europe’s finest improvisers Paul Dunmall Trio/ Swung Dash, with the Festival opening on Thursday 3 October. Come and get an earful …

Verizon Music Festival

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Once again Verizon has put together another fantastic series of concerts and festivals in various venues, and locations around Southern California from September 30, through October 6, 2002. Premier performances by: The Billy Mitchell Trio, Lea DeLaria and Jazz Classics featuring Patrice Rush and Ndugu Chancler. Additionally, Bela Fleck, Al Jarreau, and Chris Botti. Also, there are free outdoor concerts and festivals as well, featuring the great pianist and vocalist Ray Charles, and other artist …
The critically acclaimed Joel Futterman/Ike Levin Trio featuring Kash Killion will be perform an evening of their highly spirited, yet reflective improvisational music at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco to celebrate the release of their new CD LifeLine.

The trio is dedicated to exploring new directions in the art of "in-the-moment" collectively improvised music. Their spontaneous jazz rooted compositions unfold unpredictably while maintaining a unique cohesiveness derived from intens …


Latin Jazz in Hollywood

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(Hollywood, Florida) Ritmo Caliente Del Caribe Orchestra performs on Friday, September 27th, 2002, starting at 8:00 P.M., as part of the City of Hollywood concert series. The street location of the stage is on Hollywood Blvd. and 20th Street near SunTrust Bank. Free admission. For information call: 954-926-3377.

The band will perform an Afro-Caribbean repertoire of Jazz and dance rhythm, as well as music from many countries in Central/South America. The band is lead by flutist/saxophonist …

RKM Music is proud to announce the release of three recordings by NYC-based artists. Two are by trumpeter Ralph Alessi who has been performing with Steve Coleman, Don Byron, Uri Caine, and Fred Hersch over the last few years as well as leading his own groups. The third CD is by saxophonist Michael McGinnis and his group Between Green and features all of Michael's compositions played by some of NYC's finest young musicians.

For more information and to hear and purchase these recordings please …


Jazz items in auction, 24th Sept 2002

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Commission bids can be placed online now at www.cooperowen.com and the auction will culminate with a live event in our new galleries at 23 Denmark Street, London at 4.00pm BST on the 24th July.

Lot 2 Five Count Basie concert programmes together with two ticket stubs.

Five original concert programmes for Count Basie, one including Tony Bennett another featuring Ray Charles and Oscar Peterson, together with two ticket stubs for a performance at the Empire, Liverpool. (7) Various sizes. £100-1 …


Barbara Lea at Judy's

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September 13, 2002


(New York, NY) Celebrated singer Barbara Lea begins a 6 consecutive Friday night engagement in the intimate cabaret room at Judy's on September 20th. The luminous Ms. Lea will feature songs from her latest CD "The Melody Lingers On", with collaborator Wes McAfee at the piano and J …

Cast Your Vote For Coco

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September 16, 2002, Washington, D.C. Election time is happening and there is one candidate who reaches across all the party lines. A room full of Democrats, Republicans and Liberals will be listening to classic jazz led by singer Coco Rouzier and her quartet at the historical Bohemian Caverns on Friday, September 27th.

Packed with as much powerful stage presence as any Capital Hill politician, Rouzier is an advocate of jazz music and plans to make sure the public get on board and enjoy the b …

Saxophonist/percussionist/composer Hilary Noble is releasing his first CD as a leader, featuring Latin jazz great Bobby Sanabria as sideman and producer. The CD also features saxophonist Charles Neville (Neville Brothers), as well as pianist John di Martino (Ray Barretto, Ascención), and acoustic bassist Boris Kozlov (Mingus Big Band, Ascención). The recording is available on Hilary’s website (hilarynoble.com), as well as his record label’s website (w …

The Montuno's launch party on Saturday 3rd August 2002 was an outstanding success for which we would like to extend our sincere thanks to those of you who were able to make it down to The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London and witness a great event in the making. If you haven't kept acquainted with our website since, you should pay a visit there soon to find a selection of pictures of the night. These can be found in the events
section within the Launch Party page or by clicking

JAZZonDEMAND.com goes to eBay

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JAZZonDEMAND.com to revive?

I recall going to this site and being stunned by the immense catalog of selections. At first these were all free of charge but when the site decided to go to a subscription format it ran into some difficulties. These issues were the in the midst of the recording industries attempt to control the newly devised method of online delivery of entertainment.

I truly wish that it will resurface as one of the new premiere Jazz portals. Although, I assume that it wou …

Jazz flutist Bobby Ramirez performs on the following dates in New York City. Ramirez will be accompanied by bassist Harvie S, pianist Daniel Kelly, percussionist Ed Hall and drummer Vince Cherico.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2002
The Triad Theater & Lounge
158 W. 72nd St b/t Columbus & Broadway
New York City
$10 cover, 2 drink minimum
Starting at 10 PM

Thursday, September 26th, 2002
Blue Lounge at Gonzalez y Gonzalez
625 Broadway (bet. …
New York, NY, 8/8/02 In support of his latest ECM Records project (Soul of Things), Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko is set to embark on an ambitious maiden voyage journey across America for the first time in his illustrious 40-year career. The eight-city tour will include Stanko’s working band featured on the current album that Larry Appelbaum of JazzTimes magazine exclaimed as "beautifully rhapsodic with free-floating melodies that highlight Stanko’s big, dreamy sound. If only my d …
Dizzy Gillespie, virtuoso trumpeter and composer, is being commemorated by his hometown. A celebration of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie is planned for his birthday, Oct. 21 in Cheraw, South Carolina. The tribute includes the unveiling of a 7 foot statue of Gillespie on the Cheraw Town Green, a ribbon cutting for a park at his birthplace and a jazz concert by the Dick Goodwin Band.

Gillespie was born in Cheraw in 1917. "We felt that the 85th anniversary of his birth was the perfect time to unvei …