Cary Goldberg

Cary Goldberg

Berklee College of Music and the Monterey Jazz Festival have announced that
award-winning violinist and Adventure Music recording artist Alex Hargreaves is the
fourteenth recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at Berklee, a major music
education prize. The full-tuition scholarship is named in honor of the festival's
late founder, James L. (Jimmy) Lyons,who began the festival 53 years ago with jazz
education at its core.

The Lyons Scholarship is awarded each year to on

CD Release Concerts, as well as Performances by Etkin's Group Kelenia,
Scheduled Throughout 2010

Oran Etkin, an internationally acclaimed jazz/world artist and composer whose NYC
based music classes for children are endorsed by Harvey Keitel, Naomi Watts and Liev
Schreiber, will release Wake Up Clarinet! on his new Timbalooloo label
(September 14, Motema Music/Allegro-NewSound distribution). Coinciding with this
release is the launch of Oran Etk

This June, internationally acclaimed jazz group The October Trio will set out to
promote their latest CD, (b>Looks Like it’s Going to Snow (Songlines),
with the(no more snow) Tour 2010.

The band's third release, Looks Like it's Going to Snow once again
features the classic sounds of the bass-drums-saxophone combo, this time expanded to
include one of Canada’s most honored jazz musicians, Brad Turner, on trumpet and
flugelhorn. Reviews have been mo

Oran Etkin, the Israeli-born, New York-based clarinetist whose 2009 Motema Music
release, Kelenia, was hailed by the New York Times as "ebullient," and
by the All Music Guide as setting "a new standard for world music in the decade of
the 2000's," has much to celebrate in the new year.

Last week, his critically acclaimed debut recording, Kelenia, was
awarded the Independent Music Award for "Best World Beat" CD. The IMA winners, culled
fro

Expanding upon the explosive energy, compelling melodies, and stylistic diversity of
his previous critically acclaimed album Traveler, Norwegian-born and now LA-based
saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") is taking a joyful Urban Vacation. Lie's
second CD pairs him with contemporary jazz luminaries Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber,
and further defines his unique musical vibe best described as "groove jazz." The CD,
which is being released on TCat Records, is slated for release on F