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On Thursday, May 30, 2002, Barbara Morrison took to the stage at the 9:20 Special in San Francisco and delivered one of the truly memorable nights of live music for dancers in recent history. Backed by a band of some of the best musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barbara energized, enchanted and amazed a sold out crowd of Lindy Hoppers and Jazz and Blues aficionados. Recorded by one of the top live recording engineers in Northern California, the magic of this evening is now finally availab …

The only Roster on to surpass the $1 Million "Pay for Play" mark releases new CD title "Flying Jazz". The David Blumberg Artist Roster has had over 80 Million Downloads/Streams on the website and has recently created Compilation pages of some of it’s select artists. Those Compilations have had over 1.5 Million Listens since March 2002.

The CD Tracks include: "DIANNE REEVES with MARK WINKLER IN THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS": #1 Ranked Jazz Track on t …


Maria Harp unplugged

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American Jazz singer Maria Harp, based in Europe, whose previous CD albums included very diverse artists such as Amina Figarova, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Tribal Tech's Gary Willis, has now released a duo album with guitarist Matern Otten. The album was recorded in 2001 and is now released by CSP Music. Critics say that "Harp's voice has always enticed, but is now revealed in full" …
Philadelphia area based pianist and composer Eric Mintel has been reaching many people with his latest CD "Hopscotch". The CD consists of mostly original music penned by Mintel. In 2003, Eric will celebrate 10 years on the jazz scene. In that time he and his quartet have toured throughout the country, was invited to perform at the White House for President Clinton, performed several times at the Kennedy Center and have collaborated with symphony orchestra and choral groups. The Eric Mintel Quart …

Looking Back, Stepping Forward

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Looking Back, Stepping Forward, is the new CD release by The Ron Kearns Quintet. The CD celebrates five years of the group's existence with Ron Kearns, saxes, Ken Reed, Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Eric Byrd, Piano, Bhagwan Khalsa, Bass and Mike Smith, Drums. On the disc, Ron describes how the history of the DC Jazz scene affected his development and he has one of his inspirations and mentors, Buck Hill, as a guest artist. Buck Hill is a major part of the DC Jazz scene and has influenced many of the jazz …
The official dedication of the Nat King Cole Post Office at 265 South Western, in Los Angeles was held on December 7th,2002.

This ceremony had all the making of a Hollywood movie, as Postmaster James Smith, U.S. Postal Service District Manager William Almarez, Councilman Tom LaBonge(4th District), Congressman Xavier Becerra (United States House of Representatives, 30th District of California)were joined by Nat King Coles family-his widow, brother Freddie, two daughters-Natalie and Carole, and …

Waldron was at the heart of the New York jazz scene during the 1950s and early 1960s, before he moved to Paris and became a popular jazz performer throughout Europe and Japan. His noteworthy career included recordings and performances during jazz' golden age with such legends as Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. He is also known for his work with Eric Dolphy, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Abbey Lincoln, Gene Ammons and Steve Lacy.

Waldron eventually settled in Munich, Germany and …


Pinky Winter Hit CD

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L.A. jazz vocalist Pinky Winters and pianist-arranger Richard Rodney Bennett's new CD, "Rain Sometimes" is number five this week on the jazz sales chart. It places just behind John Coltrane's perennial best-seller "A Love Supreme" and Diana Krall's long-running "When I Look in Your Eyes." Part of the reason for this is the heavy jazz airplay being accorded the track from the album, "Melancholy Baby." A rave review by Rex Reed in last week's "New York Observer" also helped spike sales. …
Neues Kabarett at the Brecht Forum
122 West 27th Street, 10th Floor between 6th and 7th Avenues
New York, N.Y. 10001
Venue telephone number: 212-781-3216
Event Date and Time: January 4, 2003 at 9PM
Admission is $10


Neues Kabarett is proud to present the Marco Eneidi Trio on January 4th, 2003, 9PM. The trio features Jessica Loos, a vocal improviser who has worked with The Living …

It's a New Year's Eve Latin Jazz explosion! Catch the sounds of musician Bobby Ramirez performing at the Blu Fusion, 1093 North Collier Blvd., Marco Island, Florida starting at 9 PM. Ramirez and band will also be performing tropical dance music, salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, samba, bossa nova, vallenato, more. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Call 239-389-4545.

Bobby will also be performing songs from his new CD "Pan Con Bistec." More details on the official release date of " …

December 22, 2002
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Singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo broke down the music barriers on the worldwide web in 2002. Adamo has taken full advantage of the Internet for promotional and distribution purposes. Adamo’s music has consistently gone #1 five different times on five different Internet smooth jazz charts over the last six months. Rhombus Records has signed Adamo to a distribution deal based on the strength of hi …

Bruce McKenzie is an independent jazz guitarist that has just released his first worldwide distributed project entitled,"Special Moments". This CD is now available at You can also listen to free samples of this project. Bruce's style is varied and has been associated with Fourplay and Norman Brown. Check out this CD today and purchase at his site! …
The jazz clarinet was one of the most important instruments in American jazz at the beginning of the 1900's. From the origins of Dixieland in New Orleans through the height of it's popularity in the Swing Era to today's contemporary performers, the clarinet has been recognized among both musicians and the public as a major voice of jazz.

View History Pictures, Listen to Recording, See Movies, Read Articles of the History of the Jazz Clarinet. …

The MRC Trio; Hugh Marsh, Barry Romberg, and Rufus Cappadocia is a new and exciting unit thats basis is unique not only in intrumentation, violin, cello and drums, but also in conception, as the groups focus is the art of spontaeneous composition. The music played in this group is 100% improvised.

The idea is to bring together, three eclectic individuals with diverse musical influences to create a musical tapestry that is overwhelmingly vast and can go in any direction at the drop of a hat: < …


Deput Release For Tony Adamo

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The good thing about being a male smooth jazz vocalist these days is that there isn’t a lot of competition. Now, when I say smooth jazz vocalist I don’t mean what most of the smooth jazz radio stations mean. They’ll play Al Jareau and Luther Vandross and tell you that you’re hearing smooth jazz. That being said, if you want to hear some true smooth jazz vocals you need to get yourself a copy of DANCE OF LOVE by newcomer Tony Adamo. Ton …

2003 Lunar New Year Festival Presents

CONDUCTION No. 131, The Year of the Ram
Performed by "Sheng", A Unique Fusion of Global Sounds

Orchestra Members: Tarik Benbrahim (oud), Balla Kouyate (balafon), Xiao-fen Min (pipa), Zhipeng Shen (gaohu), Yacouba Sissoko (kora), Shu-ni Tsou (dizi), Ibrahim Fall Diagne Tchokoo (m’balak & talking drum)& Thomas Thuân Dang Vu (guzheng)
Conducted By Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris

Saturday, Feb …
59 West 44th St. (Bet 5th & 6th Avs.)

Stacey Kent - vocals, Jim Tomlinson - sax, Matthew Fries - piano, Pat O'Leary - bass

"A steady current of joy that animates her singing lends the popular standards she chooses with impeccable taste a freshness that feels utterly contemporary...what raises it all to another level is the intensely romantic connection between the singer …


2003 Grammy Jazz Nominations

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Best Contemporary Jazz Album Nominees

1. Deep Into It by Larry Carlson
2. Speaking of Now by the Pat Metheny Group
3. Uberjam by the John Scolfield Band
4. Mint Jam by the Yellowjackets
5. Faces and Places by Joe Zawinul

Best Jazz Vocal Album Nominees

1. For Ella by Patti Austin
2. Ask A Woman Who Knows by Natalie Cole
3. Etta Jones Sings Lady Day
4. Live in Paris by Diana Krall
5. Brazilian Duos by Luciana Souza

Best Jazz Instrumental …

An Evening of Milwaukee Jazz

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In honor of Milwaukee’s rich jazz heritage, the Pabst Theater will host "An Evening of Milwaukee Jazz," featuring 13 of this city’s world-class jazz artists on January 31, at 8 p.m. This spectacular showcase of Milwaukee legends will include Joe Aaron on clarinet, Berkeley Fudge on tenor, soprano sax and flute, Cecilio Negron, Jr. on congas, Rick Aaron on flute, Lem Banks, blues vocalist Adekola Adedapo, jazz vocalist, Sam Kidd on bass, Dean Lea on keyboard, Scott Van Domelan on tenor sax, Micha …
Legendary Blues Guitarist and Grammy award winner Taj Mahal and his trio including Bill Rich on bass and Kester Smith on drums will be joined by none other than the Grammy nominated West Texan Folk & Blues sounds of Jimmie Dale Gilmore along with Rob Gjersoe for an intimate performance at the Pabst Theater at 8 p.m., on Friday, January 24th. Tickets are between $39 - $19 and can be purchased by calling (414) 286-3663. Taj Mahal website is and Jimmie Dale Gilmores website is mons …