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The Real Deal: In step with jazz composer Nathan Childers in New York July 18, 2002

For Vermonter Nathan Childers, New York City is turning out to be a good fit.

"I feel like there’s space to make a statement," says Childers, a 27-year-old jazz composer who grew up in Brandon and now lives in Manhattan.

His father is Gene Childers, a 30-year music teacher in Middlebury with a strong cultural appreciation. African masks and Persian carpets share space with music stands and a roomful o …

The four-part spring "Jazz Matters" panel discussions, sponsored by the Jazz Journalists Association continues at the New School, 55 West 13th St. on Wednesday, April 16 from 6-8PM with "The Jazz and Contemporary Classical Overlap: How the Musics Intersect for Musicians, Journalists, and Listeners." The Music Critics Association of North America joins the JJA for this presentation about junctures of the genres, featuring distinguished representatives from the press and recording industry. The "h …
On Sept. 25, 2002 Jazz Pianist and Vocalist Rick DellaRatta was invited to lead a band consisting of Israeli, Middle Eastern, European, Asian and American Jazz Musicians in a concert inside the United Nations for an International audience. Rick named this band "Jazz for Peace" and has continued these concerts at a venue on the upper west side called Jazz On The Park every Friday & Saturday.

Last weekend DellaRatta was joined by Latin/Jazz Percussion Great - Ray Mantilla which was amazing. Th …

Mark your calendars because Will Bernard and Motherbug are hitting the east coast for an 11 city tour starting April 15th. It all kicks off at the Knitting Factory in NYC and will feature stops in MA, PA, VA, NC, GA, MS and LA

For those unfamiliar with Will you may have seen him on tour with Robert Walter’s 20th Congress. He’s also a former member of TJ Kirk with Charlie Hunter. He’s performed with the likes of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, Stanton Moore, Jessica Lurie, Peter Apfe …

29.01.2011

Art of Peace

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Composer, pianist, and bass clarinetist Turiya Mareya will head a bi-national group of musicians, dancers, spoken word and visual artists in a presentation of an original jazz composition "The Art of Peace". Also featured is saxophonist Hollis Gentry, drummer Skip Howlett, bassist Lynn Copeland and multi-instrumentalist David Millard. …
29.01.2011

Jam Szechuan... what's that?

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The Latest from Szechuan Tokyo Restaurant, home of "Jazz ‘n Sushi" and the new Summer Cabaret Series.

TUESDAYS AT SZE-TOK ARE NOT JUST "FOR MUSICIANS ONLY"

Hello, Jazz Fans! We need you to help support our Tuesday "Jam Szechuan" with the Bill Holloman Quartet. On past Tuesdays, the jazzmen (and women) coming to support and jam with Bill and his crew hailed from as far away as Fort Worth, Texas (OK, he was just visiting). Musicians have been bringing their instruments down to the restaurant …



REEL SOUND of MUSIC: Music Available for Licensing, featuring some of the Best Artist/Bands' Music chosen for their quality, production value and musicianship, to support many Listener/Licensor needs, Proudly Presents "PEACE, LIGHT, LOVE & MUSIC" CD.

***Proceeds from the Sale of this CD will be used to purchase/ship this CD as Gifts to the Military, Red Cross and many other requested Organizations. If you would like to request an Organization, Please go to the REEL SOUND of M …
Mark Crooks joins the Clare Teal Band

Following the departure of regular reeds player Trevor Whiting to join The Chris Barber Band, we are proud to announce that top Sax and Clarinet player Mark Crooks has joined The Clare Teal Band as a full member. Mark has taken up the post already and can be seen live with Clare as she tours the country. Mark will also be featuring heavily on Clare’s third album for Candid Records that is to be recorded this May for release in September 2003.

Mark bega …

29.01.2011

Diva Evening proves a BIG hit

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An interesting experience last evening (Tuesday):

The Concorde Club at Eastleigh, (perhaps the best U.K. provincial jazz club in terms of facilities and ambience) had the first of a new series of "Jazz Diva" evenings.The Club, which promotes various types of jazz on different evenings each week decided that 'the jazz diva genre' is becoming so popular that a dedicated night could be tried.

The opening event, last evening, had Clare Teal, with her usual accompanying quintet. It attracted a …

29.01.2011

Gene Ess Live at the Blue Note

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Guitarist Gene Ess will perform with his quartet at the world-famous Blue Note Jazz Club on May 11, 2003. Joining Gene Ess are Ravi Coltrane on saxophones, Matt Garrison on bass, and Gene Jackson on drums.

Gene Ess brings his award-winning musicianship from a very diverse background. He grew up playing the classical piano, due to his mother being a classical pianist and a well-known piano instructor on the island of Okinawa; his early years were filled with the classical sounds of Beethoven a …

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History is leading the second annual observation of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a national and international celebration of jazz as a living and historical treasure.

During the month of April the museum will spotlight the history and music of jazz through concerts, film programs, poetry readings, and displays. "Few things are more all-American than jazz," said Brent D. Glass director of the National Museum of American History. "As t …

The Equinox Music Festival announced today that it will deliver a Jazz Appreciation Month Address (JAM), to herald the April celebration of the America’s greatest music. The Address will be posted on the Equinox Music Festival website (www.jcmcsite.com) for the month of April.

With a Congressional Resolution, initiated by Representative John Conyers (D-MI) in 1987, to declare jazz "a rare and valuable treasure", to the yearly festivities by the Smithsonian Institute, April has been designate …

Denis A. Charles: An interrupted conversation, the award-winning documentary produced and directed by Véronique N. Doumbé is the story of one man's struggle to follow his dream and the obstacles he encounters in his professional as well as his personal life.

Unknown to the mainstream, Denis A. Charles was a legend on the Avant-garde Jazz scene. As, Cecil Taylor?s first drummer, Denis caught the attention of musicians like Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Giuffre, Gil Evans. Out of the music scene for …

The 2nd Annual Marbella Jazz Festival will take place during May 15, 16 & 17 at the Palacio de Congresos in Marbella, Spain with the following line up: 15/04: King Pleasure Band + Birelli Legrene; 16/04: Mulgrew Miller Trio + Monty Alexander Trio; 17/04: Martin Taylor + Randy Brecker Quintet.

Ticket Information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone (34) 95. 288. 52 72 + fax: (34) 95. 288.48 71 …

The music of legendary trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke will be the connecting thread of the 19th New Orleans Jazz Ascona. The most important classical and traditional jazz festival in Europe will take place from June 27 to July 6, 2003, with a series of special events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this legendary jazz musician’s birth. The events will culminate on July 4th, with a concert featuring four of the most well known "bixian" cornet players: Tom Pletcher, Rand …
The Tacoma Jazz Music Festival - May 23rd & 24th - HUGE!!!

Special guest star, legendary international trumpet artist, Bobby Shew!!!

It's coming up, May 23rd and 24th, Memorial Day Weekend. Friday night is jazz in participating night clubs, and Saturday is the main event where one ticket, $20, gets you into all events, five stages, over 32 bands, about a dozen clinicians, master classes, music vendors, beer gardens, as well as a family event, it is going to be huge!!! Students, players, an …

Candid Records is very proud to announce the signing of a vocal superstar, the remarkably talented Jacqui Dankworth.

Most latterly seen as the key component of the Field of Blue project alongside Harvey Brough, Jacqui has worked on a highly impressive range of projects, including recent collaborations with bassist brother Alec Dankworth, Tim Garland, Gerard Presencer, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, a national tour with the Brodsky Quartet and the all-female group The Passion.

PATRICIA BARBER, BRAD MELHDAU, TIERNEY SUTTON,TONY BENNETT AND CHICO O’FARRILL AMONG THIS YEAR'S JUNE LINE-UP

Janus Jazz Aspen Snowmass, which returns to Aspen proper after a 10-year residence in neighboring Snowmass Valley, announced the final line-up for its June 19 - 22 festival, scheduled at Rio Grande Park in Aspen.

On Thursday, June 19 at 8:30 PM, the sounds of Cuba will fill the air as the world-renowned Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Band, now under the leadership of Chico's son …

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A DAY IN NEW YORK CAPTURES THE EXCITEMENT OF MORELENBAUM2/SAKAMOTO?S INTERNATIONAL TOUR PERFORMING THE MUSIC OF LEGENDARY BRAZILIAN COMPOSERS

(New York, NY, April 9, 2003) Recorded in a single day, A Day in New York catches the collaboration of the trio Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto at its finest...only hours after the last live performance of an acclaimed international tour following the release of Casa, its recording of the music of Antonio Carlos Jo …

We are organising trips out to the 15th Vilnius Jazz Festival which is held between the 19th and 22nd September 2003.

Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania is a beautiful city with impressive architecture, rich with culture and steeped in history. Jazz plays an important role in the city's music scene for young and old alike and they host a successful Jazz Festival every year. We are specialists in travel to Lithuania and would really like to see the event, and the city, being enjoyed by British …