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Valerie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a major in Classical Saxophone. Not content to stop there, she went on to get her Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

"Being a well-rounded musician is something that has always been important to me," Gillespie says sincerely. And to prove it, she might easily be seen playing classical pieces with the Florida Orchestra on one night, performing with a …

On Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22, 2003, the 21st Annual Hollywood Jazz Festival will once again attract jazz fans from all over to the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center (1770 Monroe Street, Hollywood). From 8 to 11 p.m. each evening, a series of mainstream and contemporary jazz performers will take to the stage each a legend in his or her own right.

Friday evening kicks-off with the renowned piano playing of Danilo Perez and his trio, followed by the Larry Coryell …

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 …
Nine-year-old jazz drum prodigy, Isaiah Williams and his Washington DC-based band, The Isaiah Williams Project will host their first solo billing event ever, A Memorial Day Jazz Concert to be held on Saturday May 29, 2004 at 6:00 P.M. and Sunday, May 30, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nannie J. Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA.

Isaiah, who has been tapping out beats and picking up drumsticks since before he could walk and can be seen on home video playing his drum set at age 1, began …

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary, producers of the annual Ziegler Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (ZKMJF), announced that the entertainment line up for the 2006 event, to be held Fri., Sept. 8 Sat., Sept. 9, would once again feature an international collection of musicians and vocalists.

The event, which will take place along the banks of the upper Milwaukee River at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis., will showcase three acts on Sept. 8, and four on Sept. 9. The entertainment line up is …

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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 8pm (145 Queen Street West)

6/25 Laila Biali Trio/Dave Brubeck Quartet $40 - $90

6/26 Oscar Peterson $45 - $95

6/29 Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette $45 - …

It will finally happen on August 18th and 19th 2007. The first Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival will be organized on Aruba. The well known Aruba Jazz & Latin Music Festival which no longer takes place could be seen as a predecessor. The visitors of that event can once again enjoy a weekend of good music and taste the real festival feeling.

Cas di Cultura, the national theatre, will be transformed to a jazz paradise. During the festival national and international artist will perfo …

We've just been notified that Frank Morgan passed away peacefully from kidney failure this morning, near his family and friends in his hometown of Minneapolis. He had just completed a successful European tour, even though he was worried about his health.

A memorial gathering is planned in his longtime home town of Taos, New Mexico, on what would have been his 74th, birthday, December 23.

Frank Morgan Bio (Courtesty of High Note Records): It is a real rarity for a jazz musician …

Satin Doll, was released on January 14, 2003 and has already reached #3 on the Jazz Charts and #8 on the Top 200 Radio Releases on CMJ (All Genre's). Upon return from Gaffney's latest U.S. Tour she joined forces with Erik Hargrove (Current Drummer for James Brown), Hal Melia (Director of Jazz Studies for KCMU University) her long time collaborator and partner Jeff Williams to create her Sophomore Release "Satin Doll". This release features a seasoned grown up Gaffney. Her voice soa …

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With 1100 film scores, hundreds of TV shows, and recordings with everyone from Mel Torme to Don Ellis, the award-winning multi-genre musician’s own latest Basset Hound Records release is up for consideration in 15 Grammy categories

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Self to conduct 28th annual TubaChristmas outdoor …