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29.01.2011

Ofpos monthly blow at Dalmeny

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Mark Whitty from Fine Tunes Music
Featured with O.F.P.O.S every last Sunday at Dalmeny Bowling Club NSW Australia.
Kevin McCulloch Drums, John Starr Guitar/trumpet.
O.F.P.O.S welcomes capable sit ins if they can work out what O.F.P.O.S means.
Fine Tunes CDs available on line from URL and also at gig.
Sausage sizzle in the garden. All welcome …
29.01.2011

Tony Adamo Continues Hot Streak

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2003 is starting off even hotter for singing sensation, Tony Adamo. His newly released song, "I Just Live For Your Love," from his new CD, DANCE OF LOVE, in just two days went from #700 to #12 on the Smooth R&B charts at soundclick.com. While his song "Ecstasy" is still holding strong at the #1 spot in the Smooth Jazz category at soundclick.com continuing to top Joyce Cooling, Lee Ritenour, and Patti LaBelle. This artist is listed under "Adamo" at soundclick.com.

Singer/songwriter, smooth ja …

29.01.2011

Mongo Santamaria Dies

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Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría, passed away at 3:00 A.M., Saturday February 1st. After suffering three strokes he was disconnected from life support at Miami's Baptist Hospital. He died surrounded by his family and leaves the most influential conga playing legacy in history. …
29.01.2011

MRC Trio

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Hot on the heels of their recording Tribal Dance the MRC Trio -- Hugh Marsh, Barry Romberg, and Rufus Cappadocia -- National Jazz Award nominee for Best Electric Group, hit the road for their first Canadian tour which will take them from coast to coast.

The MRC Trio is unique not only in its instrumentation -- violin, cello, and drums -- but also in conception as the groups focus is the art of spontaneous composition.

Globe & Mail's Mark Miller describes the group's modus operand …

29.01.2011

Darrell Diaz

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Darrell Diaz whom has been the man behind the music for many of today's recording artists, that includes Gerald Albright, Kevin Toney, Doc Powell, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and more will officially launch his solo debut CD, "Devotion" at B.B. King's Blues Club in Universal City California, February 25th at 8:00 PM. There is a $ 10.00 Cover Charge with $2.00 being donated to The Los Angeles Mission Project to feed the homeless. For Reservations and Information, Call (818)6-BBKING (818)622-54 …
On February 18th RCA/Bluebird will release Freak In, the latest CD from world-renowned trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas. Freak In (Douglas’ twentieth recording as a leader) is the follow up to the Grammy nominated CD, The Infinite, and a tireless pathfinder’s adventurous journey through the world of jazztronica.

Unlike the diverse bands Dave Douglas has alternately led, from the Tiny Bell Trio and Charms of the Night Sky chamber group to more traditional jazz units and the ambitious Witness, …

29.01.2011

Flying Funk & Flying Groove

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Bluebird’s legendary Flying Dutchman catalog captured the musical zeitgeist of the late sixties and early seventies with gritty funk meeting driving rock and soulful jazz. This new language, now known as "rare grooves" by the musical cognoscenti, is driving DJ culture around the world.

Flying Funk and Flying Groove, compiled by writer and producer Dean Rudland, one of the genre’s most renowned experts, capture all the soulful energy of the era with tracks from Gil Scott-Heron, Lonnie Liston S …

The Litchfield Jazz Festival makes its 8th annual appearance at the Goshen Fairgrounds August 1-3. This year’s lineup stars the great jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, 2003 critics and readers poll Artist of the Year and Album of the Year Winner. Shorter, perhaps best known for his work with Miles Davis and Weather Report, will be honored at a Hollywood Bowl retrospective immediately following his Litchfield Jazz Festival debut with pianist Danilo Perez, drummer Brian Blade and bassist John Patitu …
RJ Ross is an artist, producer, composer and "Hit Maker." While he was keyboardist and music director of the R&B group Brainstorm, he did an album for Clarence Avant’s Tabu Records. A song from that album, " Loving Is Really My Game" went to #3 on the U.S. dance charts. This tune won an award from Billboard Magazine as the best song of the year in its class. This "Hit Maker" scored again with "This Must Be Heaven" from the same album. This great tune is still one of the most requested songs on r …
Singer/songwriter, Adamo, is #1 and #5 on the Smooth Jazz and Jazz charts with the song "Ecstasy" and #10 on the Smooth R&B chart with the song, "Live For Your Love." The group Streetchant, featuring world-renowned percussionist, Kenneth Nash, is #5 on the Jazz Fusion chart, with "Asibah." The funk band, Calvin Darkness, is #5 on the R&B Funk chart, with "Funkn' Revolution." Singer/songwriter, producer, RJ Ross is #4 and # 25 on the World Fusion Jazz chart and the Jazz Fusion chart with the song …
29.01.2011

Natraj in New York City

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The acclaimed jazz ensemble, Natraj, seamlessly melds contemporary jazz and the classical music of India with traditional music of West Africa. Hard-driving African grooves and graceful Indian ragas meet in the band's expansive conception and disciplined ensemble playing.

DATE: Friday, March 28th, 2003
TIME: 8:00 pm
PLACE: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Tickets are available online at ashanet.org.
In Advance: $21 ($11 with vali …
Join us this Friday, the 14th of February for an anti-Hallmark celebration of Valentine's Day for those with a sense of humour and Bad Valentine's Day-Related Attitude. So come out and bring your sense of humor for this fun musical celebration.

The place is a new venue called Bobby Ryder's - you might remember it as the Gin Joint - located at 312 Harriet Street (between 6th and 7th Streets in SOMA) which is shaping up to be a terrific venue for local jazz. There is free parking in the lot ne …

On May 6, 2003, Summit Recording Artists / Yamaha Artists Ken & Harry Watters will internationally release their new CD entitled Brothers III (the follow-up to their previous Summit releases "Brothers" & "Brothers II"). Featured on this recording along with the Watters Brothers are guitarist Tom Wolfe, bassist Erik Applegate, drummer Jay Frederick & pianist / fellow Summit Recording Artist Bill Anschell. Of the 12 tunes on the CD, 9 are original (penned by Ken Watters, Harry Watters, Tom …
29.01.2011

Rhombus Recording Artist Is #1

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Rhombus Records recording artist, Tony Adamo with his song "Live For Your Love," has gone to the #1 spot on the Top 100 Jazz chart at www.musicbuilder.com. This singer/songwriter, smooth jazz vocalist, has come out of nowhere and is storming the jazz charts with his new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE. At www.soundclick.com, Adamo is #1 and #2 with his tune "Ecstasy," on their Smooth Jazz and Jazz charts. "Live For Your Love," continues to be hot at www.soundlick.com’s Smooth R&B chart and is #10.

Jack Maher, who served more than three decades as publisher of respected jazz magazine Down Beat and its parent company, Maher Publications, has died. He was 78.

Maher died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in suburban Downers Grove. The cause of death was not specified.

``Jack Maher was a cheerleader, a taskmaster, a visionary, a curmudgeon when he wanted to be, and your grandfather when he wanted to be,'' said longtime Down Beat staffer Frank Alkyer, whom Maher appointed last year as his …

For a number of years now the Jazz Mandolin Project has courageously been setting itself apart from what people expect from the mandolin. Atypical of accepted traditional approaches to the instrument and atypical of what aficionados call jazz, this project continues to break ground in its most significant recording yet (release date: March 25). "Jungle Tango" is somehow able to speak to skateboarders and artists in search of sophistication at the same time. Put out on the group’s own label, Lena …
The Kaufman Center presents Jazz Breakthroughs with host, radio personality and jazz historian Phil Schaap, Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 17 at 8 PM. On March 3, Schaap hosts an evening of music from the 1920s "Jazz Age". Featuring the greatest modern exponent of that style, tenor guitarist/banjoist Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, the evening will be devoted to the music of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. On March 17, meet Phil Schaap's All-Stars including Joe Wilder, trumpe …
29.01.2011

Toots Thielemans

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Jazz's brilliant master of guitar and harmonica, Toots Thielemans, is presently on the Blue Note Circuit touring Tokyo, Nagoya, Tukuoka and Osaka, Japan through February 26, 2003. Joining Toots on the tour are Mike del Ferro - keyboards, Bart De Nolf - double bass and Bruno Catellucci - drums.

Be sure to search JazzReview and Thielemans' website for more information on this outstanding performer that has captivated listeners of all ages with his musicial genius. …