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Da Byrdman Cometh - Awesome CD

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Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon is a prolific songwriter, artist, musician, composer, arranger, and engineer who performs nationally and abroad with his 16-piece show band (The Music People Luv Band). Dr. Gordon’s orchestra/showband repertoire consists of Big Band, Pop, Country, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, and Hip-Hop.

For 9 consecutive years, the highlight of his yearly performance schedule has been the American in Monte-Carlo Festival held in Monaco. Celebrities and some of the most …

The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at the Deer Head Inn Saturday May 8th, 2004 8 - 12 pm. The group features Tim Lyddon on piano, Bill Goodwin on drums and bassist Noah Jarrett.

Of his latest CD, Shades of People (Essence Jazz 2004) , Dan Karcher of WBGO says "The trio has come together as one entity which reveals how dynamic an entity can be. Not since Keith Jarrett’s powerful rendition on Tribute have I experienced such fire in a performance such as "All The Things You Are". Tim has performed w … now offers a new line of hand-crafted, wooden counter displays designed to truly showcase merchandise in a retail store. The displays are created from red oak finished with a beautiful clear gloss to give a rich look with a "down-to-earth" feel. Inside each display, CDs cleverly sit on metal-wired tiers that provide a strong, sturdy support.

Merchandise best suited for the displays include CDs, software, and DVDs. The displays are also a perfect fit for small books and certa …

The Ultimate Mancini album!

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The Year of Mancini celebrates the achievement and legacy of one man who shares his gift with the world, and serves to recognize the powerful influences which contributed to this success: the widely-supported presence of music and arts education in our schools, and the dedicated mentors who encourage its importance in the lives of children.

This new 2004 album is amazing. These brand new recordings are first rate. "Pink Panther" has rarely sounded better, and "Moon River" is given an absolut …

Grammy Winners Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Bobby McFerrin, Marian McPartland, Yolanda Adams, Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola Headline All-star Lineup of 70+ Groups at Rochester International Jazz Festival June 4-12

Tickets Go on Sale April 16

Rochester, NY-April 13, 2004 Legendary Grammy award-winning artists join jazz favorites for the Rochester International Jazz Festival’s most eclectic and international edition to date June 4-12, in Rochester, New York.

Organizers ann …

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Eisenbeil, Itakura, Flinn Jazz Trio Spring Tour 2004

Bruce EISENBEIL - acoustic and electric guitars
Katsu ITAKURA - piano
Stephen FLINN- drums


NEW YORK, NY - April 8, 2004 - (JazzMedia Press) - Music lovers who can catch one of these perform …

Blue Toucan Music is proud to announce the launch of its exceptional new record label with the release of debut recordings by three rising stars from the New York Jazz scene vocalist/guitarist/composer Marco Figueira, singer/songwriter Kerry Linder and pianist/composer Glauco Sagebin. Featuring some of the greatest and best-known names of this music, these three extraordinary discs, distinguished by excellent sound quality and appealing graphics worthy of the outstanding music, instantly establi …
"I’d never considered performing with a steel drummer before a German producer approached me about recording with one and I met Lyndon Achee, the ‘pan’ player everyone I consulted recom-mended," Oliver Lake said when asked about the genesis of the Steel Quartet he formed in 1998. Dat Love -- Lake’s third recording with his Caribbean flavored band whose line-up is rounded out by electric bassist Reggie Washington and drummer Damon Duewhite -- is set for May 4th release on the veteran reedman’s la …
Internationally Acclaimed Concert Jazz Pianist & Composer Frantz Hall Founder/Keyboadist Jazz Alive - Contemporary Jazz World Fusion Group Based Out Of Las Vegas Nevada - Voted # 1 Unsigned Jazz Pianist/Composer By The International Jazz Society Of New York London Paris 1996 1999 2001 - Signed Mega-Deal With Japanese Major 2001 - President/CEO Music4MediaGlobalExchange Inc. - Film Scores/Soundtracks Digital Music Library …

NEW vocal jazz workshop

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NYU will offer a 10-session Vocal Jazz workshop entitled "All That Jazz Singing Workshop" (course ID: 44508) beginning Monday May 17, 2004 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The course will be taught by Grace Testani, Director of The Singers Center. Anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a jazz singer is welcome amateurs and professionals alike.

If you always wanted to sing jazz, here is your opportunity! As a professional singer and long time educator, Ms. Testani has designed this course to unleash …


Bruce Cassidy's Hotfoot Orchestra

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Legendary Canadian Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger & Producer Bruce Cassidy Returns to Canada After a Twenty Year Hiatus in South Africa With His All-Star Jazz/Funk 11-piece Band!


Featuring Bruce Cassidy on Trumpet/Electric Valve Instrument (EVI), Vern Dorge & Michael Stuart on Reeds, Rob Piltch on Guitar, Pat Kilbride on Bass, Ben Riley on Drums, Tom Szczesniak on Keyboards, Brian O’Kane on Trumpet, Gordie Myers on Trombone, Doug Gibson on Ba …

It's going to be a busy summer for tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. On June 22, he will release on the Concord Records label, Terminal 1, new music inspired by a Steven Spielberg film, "The Terminal." The Dreamworks SKG film, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, and a cameo appearance by Golson, premieres in theaters on June 18.

Terminal 1 is Golson's homage to director Spielberg, a long-time jazz fan, who summoned the saxophonist to Montreal in February to perform a small …

Maxine Nightingale, Pop/Jazz Grammy Nominated International Recording Artist, has been touring all over the world for the past 25 years. Maxine is about to embark on her first major U.S. Jazz tour to promote her highly anticipated soon to be released CD " LIFE" since she first debuted with her dance pop classic "Right Back Where We Started From" hit the airwaves in 1976. Maxine’s new CD release "LIFE" will be a mixture of jazz and pop standards.

Maxine Nightingale’s debut multi-platinum dance …

Toronto, Canada, April 22, 2004 - Music Media Network a leading radio promotion firm since 1989 is pleased to introduce Jazz RadioDirectX and their accompanying website a service exclusively dedicated to promoting jazz & blues to radio & media worldwide.

Jazz RadioDirectX provides everything needed to promote any new CD release to jazz radio & media around the world quickly, affordably and professionally. This unique service re-defines the way music is promoted. RadioD …

Perhaps no two other artists have played with more jazz legends that pianists Monty Alexander and Les McCann. Born in Jamaica, Alexander would meld ska with traditional jazz to collaborate with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Freddy Cole, Kevin Mahogany and many others. While McCann’s associations with Ray Charles Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Charlie Byrd, Lou Rawls, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington and garnere …

Vision Music USA, LLC (Austin, TX and Boston, MA) and the North by Northeast Music Conference and Festival (NXNE) are offering two FREE Registrations to this year’s NXNE music conference and festival!

With offices in Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts Vision Music USA is a true independent musician’s resource. For more than two years Vision Music USA has helped independent artists and musicians with the following: Artist Development, Booking, Mercha …


Kansas City USA - 'ASR Records is pleased to announce the addition of Carmine D'Amico to our jazz artist roster. His skills have been showcased on stage, on records, in movie and television soundtracks, and on commercials that most of us have heard and taken for granted. 16 Grammy® Awards validate that Carmine represents "THE school" of music, in which the ability to successfully play one's part has been the key to outstanding performance. In today's music world, …


Ron Fattorusso to play Sunfest

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After losing his father and sister early in life; after 30 years of being a backup musician for singers and other musicians; after 2 years of writing, recording and releasing 15 tracks of his music; after receiving rave reviews from jazz critics and fans; after having eight songs from this one CD on international TV and radio for the last 3 months; after all of that jazz, You can now hear native South Florida jazz saxophonist, Ron Fattorusso and his eight piece band LIVE at Sunfest playing smoot …

Andrea Brachfeld - High Falutin' Latin Jazz
By Ben Ohmart,

Listening to Andrea Brachfeld and Son Charanga's Back with Sweet Passion album is like investing in a time machine. You're going back to the late 1960s or early 1970s when you set the CD to repeat play.

There's little to find fault with in Back with Sweet Passion, with its stylish, traditionally Latin rhythms and the courtly bob of the lite sound of flute that per …

A Little Space Visualized - Portrait of the Music as a Young Artist

The collaboration between creator and listener has gained another collaborator. With the aid of composer/performer Alan Gruskoff, now the music itself speaks to us as an artist. No, we aren't getting into heavy semantics, nor is this a new marketing gimmick.

In this chronically visual world of ours, it was only a matter of time before music videos went one better. For those Windows users out …