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April 29, 2003


(New York, NY) Join world-class singer, Barbara Lea, in the cozy dining room at Chez Suzette. The effervescent Ms. Lea will sing favorites from her vast and eclectic repertoire of standards and jazz tunes. Reserve early. May 16: Wes McAfee on piano, John Loehrke on bass. June 20: Keith Ingham duo.

"Out of all the performers to be …

Dates Performing:
Sunday, June 22, 2003
Monday, June 23, 2003
Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Artists Featuring:
Brenda Carol - vocals
Stephen Gardner - piano
Steve Wallace - bass
Kirk McDonald - tenor sax
Bill McBirnie - flute (Wed. Only)
Dave Langguth - drums

At: HotHouse Cafe
35 Church Street (at Front)
Call: 416-366-7800 for reservations. (Recommended)

Time: 8:00pm - 12 midnight
Admission is fr …

The Black Liberated Arts Center Inc. (BLAC) will host the 18th annual Charlie Christian Jazz Festival on June 6-7, 2003 at Remington Park infield, 1 Remington Place in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The event, formerly known as the Deep Deuce Jazz Festival, will feature up to 16 local and regional jazz artists as well as headliners Branford Marsalis and Isaac Hayes. The festival will begin from 6 p.m. to midnight June 6 with mostly local and regional music, and noon to midnight June 7 with c …


LOS ANGELES, CA --- In his near four decades of a well-orchestrated musical career path, Jon Hartmann has hit every note on an impressive scale of success with many noteworthy accomplishments. But May 11, 2003 (between 8-9:00 a.m PDT) Hartmann will hit a new note with music from his self-produced CDs, "3 If By Air" and "The 10th House" broadcast globally on …

Dome Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of singer-songwriter Brenda Russell.

She will record her debut album for the label in London and Los Angeles. It will be the first time Brenda has recorded in the UK and she plans to collaborate with several UK writer/producers.

The CD will be released in the UK and Europe in the spring of 2004 with a U.S. release planned for late summer. On June 9 of this year, Dome is also issuing a greatest hits album in the UK only entitled So G …

FigorO Music Australia Presents


The much-anticipated new release from IGOR is available now!

IGOR's musical style has been called, romantic, silky, melodic and smooth.
It is the passion for his music made him one of the best Adult Contemporary
Artists in Australia.

To long-time IGOR fans this album will be a most welcome gift from the artist
they have come to admire. For his more recent followers, it will be an introduction t …

Every once in a while, XM Satellite radio broadcasts live concerts on both its contemporary jazz and real jazz stations. This Friday, May 9, you can check out Tom Schuman, performing tunes from his latest solo release, "Schuman Nature." This all acoustic performance features hot new drummer, Cora C. Coleman and bassists Ameen Saleem and Dwayne Dolphin. Check it out live at 4PM eastern on May 9. …

(New York, NY) Jazz singer Barbara Lea is the first performer to be scheduled for weekends at the brand new cabaret room UPSTAIRS@RED, located at 356 West 44th Street, second floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Accompanying Ms. Lea will be the Wes McAfee duo.

In a show entitled "Some Things Old, Some Things New, Some Things Borrowed", Ms. Lea will sing gems from her long …


Laurie Krauz Quartet Heads West

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Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Laurie Krauz is bringing her quartet to the left coast the week Of June 16th. JAZZREVIEW.COM's Michael Laprarie, in his review of her debut CD, Catch Me If You Can stated that "Krauz possesses a voice of remarkable range and dynamics. She is also a talented improviser who has a remarkable understanding of the jazz language. When she is ready, Krauz comes straight at you with both barrels blazing, her voice moving from a whisper to a joyous howl within the space …
What do you get when you combine unquestionably the finest drummer in this solar system 'Leon Ndugu Chancler'..the Virtuosity of 'Mahavishnu' alumni 'Jerry Goodman's Violin.. 'Brandon Fields' Ripping and inventive Saxaphone work..'Otmaro Ruiz' Blazing keyboards.. 'Munyungo Jackson's Persuavsive Percussion..all playing 'Vasco's Bass inspired composition's...but oof course...its the "PROPHETZ OF TIME AND SPACE" The release of "Soul Portfolio" Vol. I on the 'Chakra Music' label marks this 'super fu …
Jazz singer Jody Sandhaus will be returning to Chez Suzette. Her last performance there was sold out, so if you want to hear Jody and share in the evening, be sure to plan ahead. She'll be there with pianist Pete Malinverni.

Be sure to come to Chez Suzette, a lovely French Bistro, to hear Jody sing. This quaint restaurant is the new home to many singers. The new jazz singer's room in NYC. Located on 9th Avenue between 446 and 47 streets. …

Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz and his group have just released their third recording entitled "Simple Life." This new recording marks a professional stepping stone for the band having just been SIGNED to the New York jazz label Apria Records . The CD was recorded in 2002 and features members of Lenz’s regular band: Geoff Mattoon (sax), James Rosocha (bass), Tom Cottone (drums), Joe Mekler (percussion) as well as special gu …

Anthems of Spring Concert

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What do you get when you combine the sweet Satterfield-like vocal turns of June Gardner and the youthful, Ellingtonesque power of the Metropolitan Gospel Big Band? A night to remember.

On Saturday, May 17, 2003 @ 6pm, Hanson Place Youth Ministries will be sponsoring a free concert featuring two upcoming Jazz artists. June Gardner has appeared on Stefon Harris'debut Blue Note recording and will be performing her own unique blend of Traditional Gospel and Jazz.

The Metropolitan Gospel Big …


Mic Gillette Is Back

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Tower of Power great, Mic Gillette is back in Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area to stay. This world-renowned horn player and music arranger continues to be a driving force in the world of music today. Mic has played with the greats to include: Elton John, Huey Lewis and the News, Jefferson Starship, Santana and The Rolling Stones to name a few. As of late, Mic Gillette is one of the featured artists on the new Sons of Champlin’s DVD release entitled SECRET. Bill Champlin, the Son’s leader, …
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 and Chopin. Simultaneously, Gene was receiving a mix of influences: he was exposed to the indigenous music of the island, and - growing up on a US Air Force Base- to the pop and jazz music coming out of the clu …
Hollywood-California is very fortunate to be home to many celebrities, (i.e,movies stars,sports stars, literary stars, and musical stars from different genres.

Matriarch of the blues, legendary singer Etta James was honored with the 2,223rd star on the world famous Holly wood Walk of Fame. The star for Ms. James was unveiled at 7080 Hollywood Blvd., near The Gateway of the Walk of Fame at Hollywood and LaBrea.

Johnny Grant, honorary Mayor of Hollywood and Chairman of the Walk of Fame Commi …

The Kit McClure All Women Band will perform at the George Seuffert Bandshell in Forest Park on Thursday June 26, 2003 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, in celebration of the music of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The Kit McClure All Women Band will present original arrangements as played by the International Sweethearts of Rhythm as well as reinterpretations by our own women musicians and arrangers. The Sweethearts Program is in support of the Kit McClure Band's upcoming 2003 CD releases: The …
Ottawa based company City Lights Entertainment, owned and operated by musicians for musicians, is launching their full-service online music company this week. The site,, is a complete one-stop resource that offers everything musicians need and more.

City Lights Entertainment is proud to offer both online and telephone consulting with some of the most prominent music industry executives in order to help shed some light on musicians that might be in the dark whe …

Steve Hass takes the controls as a pilot, as we depart with him on a journey from NYC with connections in Nashville, Memphis and South America along with quick layovers in Africa and the Middle East. "Traveler’s" first track , J BEN JAZZ, thrusts the listener to mach 1. From there Mr. Hass eloquently navigates the jet through time, uniting musical items and techniques from the present and combining them with grooves from the past. Hoagie Carmicheal's Skylark takes us from Ella Fitzgerald’s 1950s …
Jazz historian Leonard Feather raved, "If anyone ever mentions Django Reinhardt to me again, I shall stare coldly. Aleman has more swing than any other guitarist on the continent."

JazzTimes Magazine considered him one of the ten most underrated guitarists in the history of jazz.

He astounded Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington tried to lure him away from Josephine Baker, who cherished him as the best member of her orchestra. He fled from Hitler and rejected Juan Peron's attempts t …