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"It's not everyday where you get to receive something personally regarded as a treasure for years to come. Zig Noda's debut new CD is one of those treasures I am talking about where you know you'll listen to it again ten or twenty years from now. The album "In This Moment" is pure smooth jazz and it is the smoothest execution of the flute. I would probably go even further and say that Zig Noda is to the flute as Kenny G is to the saxophone. Now, you may think I am just trying to say nice things …
ZEYBRAH & the SCHOMBURG CENTER for Research In Black Culture present...


In the spirit of world peace and dedicated to the memory of Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria, Legendary Latin Jazz Pioneer

TIME: 3:00 p.m.
DATE: Sunday, 12/14/03
VENUE: Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd (at 135 St.)
FREE ADMISSION and open to the general public. Tickets available from 1:00 p.m.

Candido Ca …

Like fellow NYC’er John Zorn, trumpeter/composer Frank London has his fingers in so many musical pies it’s a wonder he has time to sleep: Klezmatics, Klezmer Conservatory Band, the big band/Ellington tribute band Ballin’ The Jack, They Might Be Giants, Les Miserables Brass Band, his own Hasidic New Wave and his Klezmer Brass Allstars. For those unfamiliar, Klezmer is an old-world-carried-to-the new-world form of small-band (usually) Jewish/Hebraic/Yiddish folk-oriented dance music in the new wor …
Freddie Scott
Representation MPI
Location: New York
Affiliation: BMI. AFTRA.
November 2003. MPI management is proud to announce it's affiliation with Freddie,"Hey Girl"- Scott. Given the title-"The Million Dollar Soul Baby" by "Soul Express Magazine". MPI management works closely with new and established artists of today and yesterday, providing guidance and music industry advice in all aspects of the artists careers. MPI is also currently working with top Record Producers and Re …
The new way to download music is here for independent artists too!

Several artists on the roster of the Kansas City USA-based label, 'ASR Records, now offer an online music service in collaboration with the innovative Canadian company, Payso, Inc. The new service is now available at the Artists' own official websites. Visit the respective artist via the 'ASR Records web site to see the service in effect.

The Digital Downloads section allows anyone to buy CD qualit …

March 17th

12:00 noon
Gianni Basso Big Band

4:00 p.m.
Remembering Eraldo Volontè
with: Gianni Basso, Franco Cerri, Peo Boneschi, DuskoGojkovich, Dado Moroni, Luciano Milanese, LeandroPrete, Dino Piana, Stefano Bagnoli, Franco Ambrosetti,Sandro Gibellini and others (Italy-Switzerland)

5:00 p.m.
The contribution of the musicians of Italian origin toprimitive jazz

6:00 p.m.
MIKKO PETTINEN Quartet (Finland)

9:00 p …

California Jazz Artists proudly presents...
San Francisco Jazz Vocalist Eleonor England in two rare San Diego appearances

Sunday the 18th of December 8pm-11pm at Lestsats West
3343 Adams Ave, San Diego
619/282.0437 website. ADMISSION: $5-7
Also appearing: Blue 44

San Diego native Eleonor England's remarkable voice and blues aesthetic has made her a favorite performer up and down the coast and has garnered positive reviews from radio and print alike. Come see w …


Sheila Jordan Celebrates No. 75

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Well Mickey Mouse was nowhere in sight but Sheila Jordan was feted in a grand manner at the Jazz Standard, 116 E27th Street in NYC, on the night of November 18 (and the following night) with SRO crowds and people traveling from all over the globe to be there. Upon arriving we ran into Richard Jennings, the president emeritus of the United Nations Jazz Society and, after a coat check, I spotted a man who turned out to Joe Fields, who produced many of Sheila’s best sessions [Muse / High Note], a m …
Nothing is by chance in the world of jazz. If you're in the groove and in the right place at the right time, have a sound and style that's needed at that moment, man you're in! You can swing all the way down Broadway on a single note. Pioneering jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale is blowin his ground breaking music to a whole new generation of listeners. After more than 30 years of his music sitting in the vaults at Blue Note Records, Eddie's "Black Rhythm Happening and Ghetto Music" on Blue Note are bei …
After six months and 49 Virginian bands, The Fuzz Band seized the title of "Best Band of the Year" by Pro Music and Sound, Mitty’s Night Club and 96x (WROX FM) on Dec. 16.

"When I was at Hampton University we used to say ‘We are the Best Band in the Land Mr. Drum major sir!’ Now I can say this about The Fuzz. We are the best band and it’s exciting. We really worked hard for this award," said Duane Smith, band leader and trumpet player.

The Fuzz Band competed against the Virginia Hair Far …


Internet Jazz Show Sunday Nights

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Please join me Sunday Evenings from 8-10 p.m. CST for 2 hrs of quality jazz programing on Freeze Frame Radio. Go to (& no, you won't be disconnected from anything, its an online cd store) and click the On the Air icon. Sign up for a free user name and password and join me in unwinding on sunday evenings with the best in jazz! …
"We are thrilled to have a national distributor on board," says the Honolulu Jazz Quartet's leader/bassist, John Kolivas. The quartet's debut CD, Sounds of the City, has been very well received at home and abroad. Burnside Distribution Corp. will start the distribution in February 2004, along with a radio promotion by Mike Carlson of MC Promotions to over 200 stations nationwide.

Sounds of the City is a culmination of two years of working together as a group. The Honolulu Jazz Qu …

The Kaufman Center presents Monday Nites No Minimum, a jazz series exploring the uncommon two-piano format. The four-evening series, featuring evocative pairings of a jazz piano legend with a contemporary star, kicked off on December 8 with Andrew Hill and Jason Moran performing for a full house. The series continues on Monday, February 9, with Randy Weston and Rodney Kendrick.

Kendrick considers himself to be disciple of Weston’s music and style. Weston is a living legend whose musical ment …

Friday, January 30th at 7pm
Michael Musillami Spirits Octet
Spirits Rebellious: Celebrating Thomas Chapin's Brazilian Songbook
Walker Auditorium at The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road in Lakeville, CT
Admission is free
Directions are available at
For venue information, please call (860) 435-3652
Learn more about Michael Musillami at

Michael Musillami, guitar; Tom Christensen, saxophone …

Tuesday, February 3rd at 8:30pm
Mario Pavone Quartet
In anticipation of their April 2004 debut, Boom (Playscape)
376 9th Street (at 6th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope)
Admission is $8
Information is available at (718) 965-9177
Learn more at

Mario Pavone, bass/composer; Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor saxophones; Peter Madsen, piano; Matt Wilson, drums

Media Contact for the Mario Pavone Quarte …

The class is offered for pianists, Drummers, Wind Players, String Players and Vocalists. The Class uses a variety of techniques pulled from the traditions of American Jazz, Africa, Latin America and World Music to Stimulate Creativity and develops improvisational skills. Classes include: The Art of Improvisation, Scales and Chords, Rhythmic Concepts, Latin Jazz- Montuno and Clave, Jazz Harmony, Jazz Theory, Composition, Arranging. Meditation, Inner Listening, Performance and Practice Techniques, …
The Linn Records January Sale is now on with 'Two for the price of One' on a great range of titles.

View our list of 'Twofers' here or by following the link from our home page at

We're running a special promotion on our non-sale titles too. Order any full price Jazz CD before 31 January 04 and receive a free CD! Jazz orders will receive a copy of All My Tomorrows, the seminal album by vocalist Carol Kidd …

Zerophase--a up-and-coming Independent Music Service--is seeking all Artists, Bands, and Fans to come to our website, which launches in February. We would like to offer you an opportunity as an artist to have tour dates, links to your music, the opportunity to be a part of a quarterly mix cd that we deliver to all of our subscribers and much much more, completely free of charge to all artists.

Our site is quickly growing in popularity, as many independent artists and fans of in …

INFO: (212) 665-9460
TIME: 9:00pm
PLACE: El Taller Latinoamericano
2710 Broadway, corner 104th Street
3rd floor


DESCARGA JAM II - Scheduled to appear are:
Hilary Noble, John Benitez, Greg Hutchinson, Jay Collins, Ben Lapidus, Jason Lindner, and Dafnis Prieto alongside veterans John Santos, Mark Levine, Harvie S., Larry Harlow, Mark Weinstein, Sonny Bravo and many more.

Organized by Mappy Torres, a New York based poet, cultu …
San Francisco Jazz and Blues vocalist Eleonor England is returning to Lestat's in San Diego for a third show. This is a rare opportunity to see Eleonor in a small venue and one of only a handful of Southern California appearances presented by California Jazz Artists.

Although Eleonor does not yet have a CD released, she is being closely watched and promoted by the exclusive management company California Jazz Artists (CJA) who manage only a select few other artists. According to CJA Director …