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Zach Brock and The Coffee Achievers will be touring the Midwest in support of their new self-titled recording from March 14 to March 24, 2003. The tour will begin at Knox College in Galesburg, IL as part of the school's annual Rutabaga Jazz Festival. Past performers at the Rutabaga Jazz Festival include Curtis Fuller, Benny Green, Joey DeFrancesco, Kurt Elling, Orbert Davis, and Paul Wertico. The Coffee Achievers tour will conclude in Chicago at the world-famous Jazz Showcase where, since 1947, …
Summertime, and the listenin's easy... If you find yourself catching the unmistakable sounds of improv piano, soulful sax, smooth guitar riffs, jumping bass grooves, and hypnotic rhythmic odysseys, it means the Caramoor Jazz Festival is back. For two days and nights each summer, the top artists working in jazz today - the generation coming up and the veterans -- make it to this gorgeous spot, just one hour north of midtown Manhattan.

According to Joe Lovano, the Caramoor Jazz Festival's newl …

Make sure to mark your calendars! May 23rd and 24th, 2003 the first annual, Tacoma Jazz Music Festival, featuring over thirty bands on four stages for the main day of the event, Saturday, complete with vendors, clinics, and a great time! Friday night, the night prior, is the festival premier night and will feature jazz in the clubs to kick things off. Tell a friend and check out the site! This new annual tradition will be held every Memorial Day Weekend, starting with this great festival line up …
29.01.2011

Danilo Perez

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One of the most creative and respected young lions of jazz, pianist and composer Danilo Perez, has been named Artistic Advisor of an exciting and innovative new jazz series announced today as part of Kimmel Center Presents 2003-2004 season lineup.

Kimmel Center Presents Mellon Jazz Up Close: Dreaming of Dizzy has been curated by Perez and will feature a series of five exclusive, one-night-only performances dedicated to the legacy of Dizzy Gillespie. All concerts will be held in the Kimmel Ce …

29.01.2011

Jaco Anthology

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RHINO RECORDS TO CELEBRATE THE CAREER OF ACCLAIMED BASS MASTER WITH RELEASE OF DOUBLE-DISC PUNK JAZZ: THE JACO PASTORIUS ANTHOLOGY

Including 3 Unreleased Tracks on This 2-Disc Set Due April 22, 2003

LOS ANGELES--Jaco Pastorius is widely acknowledged as the man who forever changed the way the bass guitar is played and viewed. …

29.01.2011

Yellowjackets

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Contemporary Jazz Legends Yellowjackets to perform at the El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance, California.

Contemporary jazz legends Yellowjackets (Russell Ferrante, keyboards; Jimmy Haslip, bass; Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone; Marcus Baylor, drums) perform at the El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance on Sunday, March 9. There will be on 90-minute set which starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $24 and $18. El Camino College Center for the Arts is located at 16007 Crenshaw B …

Jeff Charney, well-respected radio personality and longtime mainstay at Hot 103 KPRS Radio, Kansas City, MO, recently did a radio interview with exciting new smooth jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo. Jeff introduced ‘Midnight Café’ featuring Ernie Watts on his Sunday Brunch Show aired on KPRS, Kansas City, MO and KRNB, Dallas, TX. This generated a healthy listener response, so Jeff decided to do a radio interview tie-in. ‘Midnight Café's from Adamo’s new CD, DANCE OF LOVE (Rhombus …
Valerie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a major in Classical Saxophone. Not content to stop there, she went on to get her Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

"Being a well-rounded musician is something that has always been important to me," Gillespie says sincerely. And to prove it, she might easily be seen playing classical pieces with the Florida Orchestra on one night, performing with a …

Tony Adamo
Dance of Love
(Rhombus)

Smooth jazz is designed to mellow your day. It works even better than that when the singer adds passion and a genuine storyteller’s charm. Tony Adamo creates interest and holds you to it through his suave manner. Most of the songs leave a romantic reminder that surrounds itself with contemporary instrumental sounds and background vocals. Adamo, who recalls the deep baritone of Lou Rawls and the vibrant passion of Tom Jones, makes life easy for loves …

29.01.2011

Great Jazz, Blues & Art in Calabasas

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The Calabasas Art Council will present the 6th Annual Calabasas Fine Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd & 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. The City of Calabasas extends its hospitality to all art lovers. Come and enjoy a day viewing high-caliber art and experiencing entertainment for all the senses. The festival, located next to the Calabasas Commons Shopping Center, is FREE to the public, and will feature more than 175 highly respected visual artists and craft artisans. …
Kelly Sullivan’s "FingerSmear" painting entitled "Love and Music" created at the legendary Stone Pony, is scheduled to be auctioned on eBay March 13 20. "Love and Music" (48" x 60") began February 15th at the Pony’s 29th Anniversary Party, and was brought back on location March 2nd during the "Pony Up for Hubert" fundraiser. Kelly had the pleasure of involving hundreds of guests and musicians in "Love and Music" including Hubert Sumlin, Levon Helm & The Barn Burners, Jimmy Vivino, Dave Maxwell, …
On Sunday, March 30 2003, award-winning jazz vocalist Eleonor England and Indonesia's jazz pianist Eddy Sambuaga will perform their half-comedy, half-jazz at San Francisco's L'Amour dans le Four restaurant. The restaurant is located at 1602 Lombard Street (at Gough), and performance starts at 9pm. Admission is free. More information is available at http://www.EleonorEngland.com or http://www.amoursf.biz. Contact number is (415) 775-2134.

Both musicians are formally trained and bring a high l …

29.01.2011

Beatles in blue(s)

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Peter Lipa recorded 16 songs by Beatles in his own arrangement. However those who would look forward to hearing Yesterday or Let It Be will be disappointed because there are less famous songs. The originally modest project had been extended during the recordings by other top jazz musicians from Slovakia and Peter Lipa himself comments this: "During the recordings, I had to abandon my original image of a modest, jazz, intimate concept and as of this day, 13 musicians participate there among whose …
A new, already third album by Jaromír Honzák (at the same time a member of Iva Bittová’s band ikori and also of the Eben brothers band) recorded with an international band follows his previous Earth life. Using the electric guitar, utilizing the bow play on contrabass more often or playing the electric piano, a better sound coloring was achieved. Jaromír Honzák, the graduate from Berklee College in Boston, continues in the internationally famous Czech bass school on the fame of which for exampl …
Muddy Field Management is very proud to announce that one of our clients UK Jazz singer Clare Teal is the first artist signed to Candid Records to be booked for the famous Glastonbury Festival. Clare and her band will be on stage around lunchtime on Saturday 28th June (we will confirm the exact times as soon as we know them). Tickets for Glastonbury go on sale on Monday 31st March.. here is some information about tickets and a notice from the official Glastonbury website:

"Tickets will be put …

An exhibition of Skip Bolen's 20 x 24 inch silver-gelatin black & white jazz photographs and Steven Forster's 4 by 6 foot Fuji Archive color jazz photographs will be on exhibit at John Stinson Fine Arts at 900 South Peters Street, located in the historic New Orleans Arts District, from April 24, 2003 through May 31, 2003.

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

MacArthur Award winning pianist/composer/educator Ran Blake will focus his annual week-long summer survey course on the music of iconic improviser Ornette Coleman August 13th through 19th at Boston’s New England Conservatory (NEC). Blake, who like Coleman studied at the legendary School of Jazz at Music Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts in the late 1950’s, has been on faculty at NEC for the past 35 years, serving as Chair of the groundbreaking Third Stream/Contemporary Improvisation Department since 1 …
29.01.2011

Pagesurf Music Channel

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Pagesurf.com is introducing its new music search channel, PageSurf is a search engine based website with music related directories and search engine pages. Our new music channel is a resource for music searches and directories on the web. …
Performing with the sultry songstress will be guitarist, Rob Reich and drummer, Leroy Chisolm. The group will play a variety of styles including arrangements of jazz standards as well as some contemporary favorites. America was listed recently as one of the top places to dine in New Jersey by the New York Times. They’re located on 115 County Road in Tenafly, NJ. There is no music cover or minimum required. Call (201) 227-1200 for reservations.

CONTACT: Soulful Sound Music (917) 857-5710 …