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Dear jazz and blues friends!

I wish you all heartily welcome to the 17 th Linköping Jazz & Bluesfestival. This year´s festival is filled with superior artists from Sweden, the Nordic countries and USA. You will during 10 hours enjoy music and dance in our lovely Concerthouse.

It is only you, dear audience, who year after year shows such a great interest in our festival, that keeps it running. With great support also from our sponsors Linköping Jazz & Bluesfestival has become an instituti …

Excitement mounts in the UK capital’s clubland as jazz-funk legend GEORGE DUKE arrives in London this month to play his first British dates in five years and his first headline gig here for two decades.

Busy in the studio with vocal divas such as Rachelle Ferrell, Dianne Reeves and Anita Baker among others, Duke has had little space over the last few years to step out with his solo projects.

On his acclaimed new album, Face The Music (JJ-Tracks/Challenge Records NL), this influential keybo …

Over a period of about 25 years, I became a great fan and friend of Jazz Clarinettist Randy Colville. Randy was an unassuming man, like most of the truly great players are, but his musical knowledge and talent were light years ahead of most of his piers. Apart from his own band the "Colville collection" Randy played with the greatest of British Jazz musicians and was admired by them all.

He played for many years with the "Midnight follies Orchestra" The Alan Elsdon band, plus with at times, t …

Electric fusion, rock attitude, breathy pop and slammin' funk grooves grace Berklee College of Music instructor Scott Tarulli's debut CD, Transitions. The instrumental quartet delivers inspired performances, artfully rendering Tarulli's intricate but soulful compositions. From aggressive jazz/funk to textural ballads, the band plays music for all seasons.

    "Guitarist Scott Tarulli (and band) exhibit their considerable chops and versatility for musical interpretation on this …
Denver, CO, February 3, 2004 - Music industry veterans Robert Newman and Randall Frazier have brought together their talents and contacts to form a new, affordable, promotions company called Massive Music. Massive Music specializes in college, public and non-commercial radio, print/media, Internet and tour support for independent labels and artists.

Independent artists and labels have long been the force that drives creativity in the music business. Rap, rock, jazz and the blues were all und …

Linn Records has a range of jazz music at a special price for Valentine's Day.

If you are looking for a really chic, stylish gift for your loved one, you might just find that this list of jazz recordings provides inspiration.

If you need an extra reason to visit, there’s a ‘New Customer’ welcome discount of £5 off orders of £20 and over.

More information at www.LinnRecords.com. …

The City of Houston is widely known for its lackadasical attitude towards jazz. The municipality boasts two radio stations, three festivals and a number of educational opportunities devoted to America's only original art form. But in spite of these offerings, jazz acceptance seems to have a hard road to travel in Houston; however, every once in a while a bright light of jazz activated energy appears on the horizon, giving promise to jazz connoisseurs all is not lost forever. Overall when examini …
Clare Teal's album "Orsino's Songs" has been voted the best jazz vocal CD of 2003 in this year's Jazz Journal "Jazz Record Of The Year Critics' Choice" poll. The Album, which features her Radio 2 favourite "California Dreamin'", was the only vocal album to be nominated across the board in the critic's top ten albums lists and stormed into the lead to become the only vocal album to be in the top 15 albums of the year. 34 critics were asked to vote and over 300 CDs were included in the nominations …
29.01.2011

David Tughan breaks the UK

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David Tughan's debut album "Just In Time" is going to be one of the most talked about male jazz vocal albums of 2004. His stunning interpretations of standards and amazing vocal range are totally unrivaled. Already critically acclaimed all over the National Press in the UK and Ireland, David's shows are selling out within hours of them being announced in Ireland and it looks like the UK are following! …
Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, stars of the long-running public radio jazz series Riverwalk, Live From The Landing, this July 7th to July 12th for a 3-day/2-night jazz experience in the historic New Orleans French Quarter, and a 3-night Mississippi River cruise with Jim and the Band aboard the most luxurious paddlewheel steamboat ever built, the American Queen!

Some of you may have joined us in previous years when we cruised on the Delta Queen and the Mis …

The Chicago performance venue, 3030, will be hosting Percussion Nacht II on February 21st, at 9PM. The concert features both solo and duo performances by some of the areas most creative performers. The music ranges from jazz vibes to improvised percussive soundscapes and beyond. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear these percussionists all on one stage! Nacht Percussion Group

Grant Strombeck (drums and electroacoustic percussion) has been a drumset musician sin …

‘Pianist Shota Osabe’s playing on the song,’ Memories of You,’ was elegant and truly outstanding on the tune ‘Jilly,’ wrote renowned jazz critic, Phil Elwood for the San Francisco Examiner. Pianist, arranger, jazz musician, Shota Osabe is on the move. In February 2003 Osabe cracked the top 20 jazz chart at Soundclick.com with the song ‘Can’t Leave Here Again, written by the late Ray Brown.

Osabe’s first CD release, HAPPY COAT, is making a buzz in Japan and the USA. HAPPY COAT, produced by th …

The Australian Smooth Jazz Network has playlisted selections from jazz guitarist Jon Dalton's criticaly acclaimed Urban Jazz CD "The Gift" for broadcast on this week's popular syndicated show. This represents the CD's "on-air" broadcast debut.

The CD has already attracted buyers in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Japan, the UK and the US.

Listeners in the Sydney area can tune in this Friday the 13th at 5:00 to 7:00 pm (local time), 90.5 & 87.6 on the FM dial.

Following great reviews at:

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is very pleased to announce its jazz winners for the 2003 annual competition. Called "the songwriting competition to take note of" by the New York Times, ISC received over 11,000 entries from 60 countries in its sophomore year. ISC prizes include more than $100,000 (USD) in cash and merchandise and are shared by 68 winners in 13 categories.

Winning First Place in the Jazz category is Ben Castle, a saxophonist from Buckinghamshire, England …

The Noah Peterson Quartet has just released thier first CD, Live at Biddy McGraw's. Featuring great versions of tunes by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Tommy Turrentine, Eugene McDaniels and Horace Silver - this is a CD great for jazz lsitening. Fun, energetic and soul-ful, it's available at www.CDbaby.com/noahpeterson and is currently airplayed in New York, Louisana, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington, Colorado and at cooler internet stations throughout cyberspace. Get your copy soon! …
In the not-too-distant past, aspiring musicians who wished to distribute their music did not have many palatable options; they could either sell their music at concerts, or beg independent shop owners to stock their albums. Both options offered limited exposure, at best. With the age of the internet, independent musicians could now post their music on a website easily, but the problem of exposure remained.

That problem has been solved by The New Orchard, which not only posts music on …

29.01.2011

Jazz items in auction 26th Feb

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Cooper Owen's Virtual Rock Legends auction on the 26th February features several jazz related items including...

Lot 5 Louis Armstrong and Humphrey Lyttleton - London, circa 1957, Dezo Hoffmann Photograph Black and white first generation silver gelatin print. Dezo Hoffmann studio stamp to verso. Measures approx. 12 x 16 inch. (30 x 41 cm) £30-40

46 Bobby Darin signed piece of paper A clipped piece of lined paper signed Best To You Bobby Darin in blue ballpoint pen.

Overall measurements …

The 482 Music label is proud to announce its release schedule for the first half of 2004. Of the six new recordings planned through June, three document new music created by veteran musicians like Joëlle Léandre, George Schuller, and the all-star ensemble, Conference Call. The remaining three are the newest entries in the label's continuing Document Chicago series, which celebrates the new generation of Chicago improvisers and their inclusive approaches to creative music. 482 Music releases are …
Linn Records is offering a free CD to jazz-lovers signing up for our newsletter before 1 March 2004.

Go to our Sign Up page, register your name, email and postal address, select ‘JazzReview.com’ in the ‘Heard From ’ field and we’ll send a copy of Carol Kidd’s seminal All My Tomorrows to you with our compliments. Remember to check the ‘Newsletter’ box, or we won’t be able to send you your CD.

Linn Records offers a superb catalogue of jazz music. The label offers a stro …

Re-Entry, featured review in the February issue of All About Jazz, is "a daring solo recording," writes staff reviewer John Kelman.   Mlely "is one of the few pianists out there who can extend a solo piano interpretation to seven minutes and maintain interest throughout; an inventive and passionate album."

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"But for all his sense of invention, melodic diversions and ability to break up the rhythm while, all the while, implying a strong pulse, Mlely …