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The new NYC trio, Core, with Malcolm Hunter, keyboards and vocals, Bill Burtt, bass and vocals, and Peter Runnells, drums, joins acclaimed jazz vocalist Melissa Hamilton in a special evening of jazz and blues at Chez Suzette. Core will be performing original tunes from their brand new CD "Tryin' to Sort it All Out," in the first set at 9pm. Melissa Hamilton, former lead singer of the internationally renowned vocal group, The Ritz will perform in a rarely heard vocal/acoustic bass duo with jazz g …
"Simultaneously off this planet and soothingly pop and indescribable," says WPRB Princeton University Radio’s Dr. Cosmo about STUCK, a NYC-based group with Chisa on vocals, Pat Cahill on Chapman Stick and trumpet, Alex Fortuit on drums and Matt Pavolka on bass. Having broadcast an on-air p-ART-y with two live sets of their signature groovy, jazzy, just-a-tiny-bit-pop fantasies from the WPRB studios just last Friday night, STUCK is now headed for a show at the swanky new club Coda, located at the …
All guests are subject to their availability. All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.

Tuesday, December 3, 2002: JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW
The Tuesday, December 3rd program begins at 7:30 PM with JIMMY SCOTT: IF YOU ONLY KNEW (2002, Celebrity Ashtray Prod., 77 min.) directed by Matthew Buzzell. For over five decades, jazz vocalist Jimmy Scott has amazed music l …

29.01.2011

Jeff Chin Trio

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I recently checked out the Jeff Chin Trio at Shanghai 1930 in the SOMA District of San Francisco. The group is a Trio with Jeff Chin on piano, Ron Belcher on bass, and Billy Johnson on drums. The group even had caught reknown jazz producer Orrin Keepnews's ear as well and he came to check them out that same night which was pretty exciting.

Jeff Chin normally is very heavily informed by R&B and it was very cool to see him do pretty much straight ahead jazz. He has a really lovely touch and is …

JAZZ/BLUES SINGER BARBARA MORRISON IN CONCERT AT PASADENA SWING DANCE CLUB

Thursday, December 5, 2002

"...years ago they used to call jazz singer Dinah Washington "The Queen of the Blues." Well these days that title could easily go to the dynamic, persuasive Barbara Morrison..." - L.A. Times - Zan Stewart

Los Angeles - Jazz/Blues singer Barbara Morrison will perform in concert at the Lindy Hop/Swing Dance Club LindyGroove in Pasadena at 9:00 PM on Thursday, December 5, 2002. She will …

""Chalk up "Same Time Twice" as a top contender for 2002! Feverishly recommended...""
All About Jazz, October, 2002

Fresh off a coast to coast tour of the Canadian Jazz Festivals and US dates this past summer, modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri returns this fall with his 3rd CD of original modern compositions entitled "Same Time Twice" on "Summit Records - DCD 337".

Modern original jazz with the sweet sounds of the vibraphone and the forward thinking …

REEL SOUND of MUSIC, featuring some of the Best Artist/Bands' Music chosen for their great quality, production value and musicianship, promoted and directed to Licensors has has Success with just released JAZZ ~ Two CD!!

Featuring Great Jazz Music from Top Artists:

"ALABASTER RAIN" - WAYNE GERARD: Internationally known Artist who has performed with the Greats, including Bob James, Dave McMurray, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Kramer, David Sanborn, Grover Washington …
Mike Brignola, long-time baritone saxist and road manager with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, following a car accident Nov. 24, 2002. Mike was returning to his hotel following a Herd clinic and concert at Eastern Washington University. According to the Washington State Patrol report, Brignola's car stopped at a stop sign but then entered the airport spur and was struck on the side by a Toyota SUV.

Mike joined the Woody H …

29.01.2011

New Music from New York

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Guitarist Rez Abbasi introduces his new trio, "Prana", at the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC. This group is sure to create a buzz with new compositions of dazzling proportions. These pieces are influenced by Abbasi's origins, that of South Asia, namely India and Pakistan. His incorporation of a hybrid instrument called the sitar-guitar along with the use of drums/tablas, places his compositions in an arena not often heard in jazz today. These textures combined with the colorful sound of an organ, giv …
29.01.2011

Eleonor England Trio Review

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Last week I had the opportunity to hear the Eleonor England Trio play a pretty dead show at the Elbo Room in San Francisco's Mission Neighborhood. Man. I wasn't sure if it was jazz or a standup routine. One minute they were playing beautifully orchestrated standards with soaring vocals and the next minute the vocalist was improvising lyrics about the surrounding Mission Neighborhood and people were rolling around clutching their sides with laughter. One of the many highlights was when the band s …
29.01.2011

Update on Saxist MIKE BRIGNOLA

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Accident hospitalizes 'Heart of the Herd'
News of saxophonist's injuries rocks jazz world...

By Kevin Taylor, Reporter, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (800-789-0029 x5442)

Mike Brignola, long-time baritone saxophonist and road manager with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, following a car accident Nov. 24, 2002. Mike was driving to the airport the morning after a Herd clinic and concert at E …

Attention All Media- For Immediate Release
December 3rd, 2002

Just in time for the Christmas holiday season, JEANNE ARLAND PETERSON'S "The Child: The Christmas Rose" is available for on-line ordering at www.jeannepeterson.com and www.cdbaby.com . You can go to these web sites to hear song samples and order directly. This beautiful collection of solo piano Christmas hymns will immediately put you in the Christmas spirit. The CD is receiving extensive radio airplay and stellar reviews in m …

29.01.2011

Jazz Yatra 2002

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Over twenty years in existence and reckoned the longest surviving Jazz Festival in Asia, the low profiled Jazz Yatra trudges on; supported by a small band of faithfuls and resurrected each year by some who care.The knight-in-arms for 2002 was the Norwegian Embassy, which brought in diverse, little known but high quality groups and lifted the festival to respectable standards of musical performance.

The most brilliant among the Norwegians.. "Come Shine", is from a genre of inside out, post-bo …

Smooth jazz guitarist Rick McLemore will be interviewed and performing live December 16, 2002 in Richmond, Virginia on WRIC TV8 Noon News Show. He has released his debut CD Project titled, "Just Let Me Play", which is now available in local stores, BK Music, Plan 9 and Tower Records. It is also available online at CDbaby, CDstreet and Amazon.com. …
Come join us for the 8th Annual Old Pasadena JazzFest on July 12th and 13th, 2003. The Smooth Jazz festival will feature some of today's hottest performers. Past performers include: Kirk Whalum, Chaka Khan, The Rippingtons, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Peter White, Guitars and Saxes, Jeffrey Osborne, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor, Pete Escovedo, Peabo Bryson, Take-6, Stanley Clarke, Hiroshima, Spyro Gyra, and many others. Be sure to check out the website to get updates on who will b …
The 2nd Edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival will make a spectacular return to Rochester New York June 5-14, 2003 featuring a longer run and more performances. The expanded 2003 festival will cover 10 days and feature 60 acts in more than 15 locations.

Planning for the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2003 is well underway. Communication is ongoing with sponsors, artists, and performance venues. "Our mission is to deliver a fantastic artist lineup and develop one of the …

December 9, 2002/EWORLDWIRE/Philadelphia, PA --- DiPOP Recording Artist Vincent James is best known for his love ballads. Inspired by the recent engagement of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, James decided to write a custom love song in honor of their upcoming marriage. The song "Forever Love" has been receiving airplay on radio stations and James hopes that the couple will play it at their wedding reception. The couple did not ask him to write this ballad for them, however he wishes the couple y …
Philadelphia born and raised, a Presbyterian minister adopted this illegitimate child of a jazz musician. The minister ran an inner-city rescue mission, so she was raised, a white-Jewish child in black North Philly. A study in melting pot sociology, her jazz style reflects both her hereditary and her environment.

She has what the best female jazz vocalists have had; an emphasis is upon phrasing and a love for rhythm-play with beat. Her vocalizations range from soft, sensual voicing to a p …

Yorkshire born jazz singer Clare Teal has been named as having the sexiest voice in jazz. In an independent poll of jazz fans commissioned by Berkshire company Active Marketing 27% named Clare Teal’s "California Dreamin’" as the sexiest song of the year. The jazz fans were stopped at random outside major jazz retailers including HMV and Virgin Megastore and asked to name their top five sexiest jazz vocals. The answers ranged from classic artists like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday to contemporar …