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Keith Jarrett

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The POLAR MUSIC PRIZE was presented on Monday 12th May 2003 for the twelfth consecutive year. The prizewinner was Keith Jarrett.

Keith Jarrett's first manager, 84 year-old George Avakian, read the prizewinner citation. Jarrett received prize money in the amount of one million Swedish Crowns. The prize was given to the Laureate by His Majesty The King of Sweden during a nationally-televised ceremony at Berwaldhallen, Stockholm. Her Majesty The Queen, HRH Crown Princess Victoria, and HRH Princ …


Diane Schuur

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"First Lady of Jazz," DIANE SCHUUR, TO RELEASE MUCH-ANTICIPATED MIDNIGHT Co-Written and Produced by Barry Manilow & Eddie Arkin, CD Features Duets with R&B Sensation Brian McKnight and Jazz Favorite Karrin Allyson.

On August 12, Concord Records and "First Lady of Jazz" Diane Schuur release Midnight, a CD co-written and produced by the legendary Barry Manilow and his long-time collaborator Eddie Arkin. A year in the making, Midnight is a beautifully crafted and lush recording of 13 original t …


Ann Dyer

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Following the critical acclaim of Revolver: A New Spin -- one of the Village Voice's "Top Ten Recordings of 2000" -- the ever-eclectic singer Ann Dyer presents her debut release on Sunnyside Records, When I Close My Eyes (Sunnyside 1113, June 3 release).

As the title suggests, the new disc finds Dyer turning inward into a darker, more enigmatic space in her most intimate and subtle work to date. "I was looking at vulnerability," Ann says of the new project's inspiration. "Of the heart, that …

Popular annual tour features Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Peter White, and Steve Cole in 2003 lineup

GRP Recording artists Richard Elliot and Jeff Golub are starring in this year's An Evening With Guitars & Saxes tour, which will be crossing the country this summer. Also joining the group for the 2003 lineup of this annual contemporary jazz all-star tour are guitarist Peter White and saxophonist Steve Cole.

Saxophonist Richard Elliot began his career touring and recording with Smokey Robi …



NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, June 2, 2003-Veteran Entertainment Executive Rob Senn has joined Gibson Guitar as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately, it was announced today by Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman/CEO. The Gibson name is one of the world's best known and most respected brands. Gibson is committed to continuing its tradition of quality and expanding its strong brand recognition into br …

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June 9, 2003


THELONIOUS Records Signs Exclusive U.S. Distribution Deal with HYENA for All Future T.S. Monk, Thelonious Monk Archives & Thelonious Records' Releases

New York, NY - T.S. Monk returns on August 26th, 2003 with the release of his first new album in four years entitled Higher Ground. While it might seem as if the venerable drummer has been m …

The legendary Jazz Trumpet player, Freddie Hubbard, returns to Philadelphia this summer for four performances only. Sets will be performed on Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th at 8pm and 10pm. The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts is located on the corner of Broad & Fitzwater Streets.

Freddie Hubbard has recorded almost thirty albums in 45 years as both a leader and a sideman to other Jazz legends. He has worked with such greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Sli …

The Jazz Musician Emergency Relief Fund is a wonderful organization that helps in-need artists, primarily seniors, with urgent medical care and financial assistance. As "freelancers," many jazz musicians aren't protected by pensions, health plans and other benefits. To date, the JMEF has helped over 150 jazz musicians.

We are hosting a fundraising benefit to help Jazz Foundation of America on August 22. Anything you can do to help us spread the word and generate ticket sales would be much, m …



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Kurt Rosenwinkel will perform at The Jazz Bakery from Wednesday, September 3rd through Sunday, September 7th. Admission is $20. The Jazz Bakery is located at 3233 Helms Avenue in Los Angeles.

This show marks the release of Heartcore, Rosenwinkel's third album for Verve Records. Rosenwinkel co-produced Heartcore with Q-Tip (Kamaal Fareed, most famously of A Tribe Called Quest), and the result is a unique collection of sonic tapestries.

On Heartcore, Rosenwinkel has del …


The Great Abbey Lincoln

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•It's Me is the first of Abbey Lincoln’s recordings with orchestra

•The rhythm section is led by the incomparable Kenny Barron

•It’s Me features six songs written or co-written by the legendary vocalist

•Lincoln premieres here a song by her late brother, Robert Wooldridge, and sings a tribute to Duke Ellington by pianist Cedar Walton (who was in Lincoln’s band in the 1960s)

•It’s Me is Abbey’s 10th album for Verve Records

•It’s Me [440 038 171-2] available on CD November 11, 2003. …