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Southern Fried Chicken, Louisiana Blackened Catfish and Sweet Potato Salad are not the only items Londel’s is serving this summer. The Coco Rouzier Quartet is the main course for the Jazz Friday venue, performing their style of "straight ahead jazz" to a hungry crowd of jazz enthusiasts on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th.

The Coco Rouzier Quartet is a four-member jazz band led by Coco Rouzier on vocals, Tim Baylis on Piano, Yoshi Wakee on Bass and Noel Paris on Drums. The quartet has …

The owners of Szechuan Tokyo restaurant are jazz fans. With the seven-days-a-week requirements of operating a large, new restaurant, they didn't get out to the New York clubs like they used to. Worse, there were precious few venues in the greater Hartford area for them to go to see good live jazz. So they decided to give a jazz program a chance. And what a jazz program it's become. In just one year, this venue has attracted names like Brad Leali, Jimmy Greene, Houston Person, Chris and Dan Brube …
Jazz Forum Arts Presents 2nd Annual Berkshire Jazz Festival August 24 & 25 Events at Butternut Ski Basin in Great Barrington, MA

Jazz Forum Arts will present the 2nd Annual Berkshire Jazz Festival in Western Massachusetts from August 22 through August 25. The Festival kicks-off with a free performance by Festival founder/producer and trumpeter Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars on Thursday August 22 from 6 until 7:30pm at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Route 183 in Stockbridge. Berkshir …

For a drummer as accomplished and inquisitive as Sunny Jain, music is something more than the sum of its parts, and his group's music extends far beyond the restrictive borders of labeled genres. AS IS, the debut album by the Sunny Jain Collective for NCM East Records, is a joyous celebration and synthesis of the musical cultures from the East and West.

On AS IS, Jain weaves the multi-cultural threads of Indian and American cultures into a colorful musical tapestry, the common ground being t …

The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't thi …

Pan Con Bistec in NYC

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Musician Bobby Ramirez has recently completed recording of his long anticipated second CD entitled "Pan Con Bistec" scheduled for release in 2003. Sound samples of "Pan Con Bistec" are now available to download at

Catch Bobby Ramirez performing live on Thursday, September 26th, 2002 at the Blue Lounge - Gonzalez y Gonzalez, 625 Broadway (bet. Houston & Bleecker) in New York City

Contact Breezwave Productions in NYC at: (212)696- …

July 15, 2002
Contact: Jeremy Simon, 212-854-1917

On April 26, 2002, the National Arts Journalism Program hosted "Talking Jazz," a landmark symposium at the Village Vanguard that convened jazz musicians, scholars and journalists to discuss several rarely explored subjects in jazz today. Now, transcripts from the symposium are available on the NAJP web site at

In the first panel, "Destination Out" (moderated by Atlan …

Jim Morehand & Dave Polazzo began hosting semi-monthly (1st & 3rd Saturday of every month) jazz sessions in their home on February 23, 2002 in the double parlor of an 1850's Gothic Revival brick row house in Brooklyn's historic Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill/Wallabout district.  This area continues to be famous for its artists & musicians: the Late Betty Carter, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, trumpeter - Ahmed Abdullah, pianist-Ronnie Mathews, percussionist - Eric Frazier, artist - Danny Simmons, jazz vocal …

Gresham, Oregon - After months of uncertainty, there will be a Mt. Hood Jazz Festival. Rogue Ales presents the 2002 Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 3 & 4 with gates opening each day at 2 p.m. The sounds of straight-ahead jazz will drift through historic downtown Gresham from the 17.5 acre Gresham Main City Park at the intersection of Main and Powell. Jazz fans can rejoice in the continuation of a jazz favorite.

"The intimacy of this new venue lends itself to duo …

Greyphone Records along with The Orchard is releasing a new CD "Timeless" by their artist Eugene Grey, Jamaica's premier guitarist, retail and internet wide on July 30, 2002. This album features mostly jazzy instrumental interpretation of popular R&B and reggae hits with a tropical feel. Grey's biggest influence is another guitar great out of Jamaica, Ernest Ranglin, a mentor as well as a good friend.

The sites the CD will be available for purchase are,


Jerseyband August Tour

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BROOKLYN - That's right, 14 lungs, 14 thumbs, 66 fingers, seven tongues and on an outstanding night, 216 teeth. In addition to all that, the show still features four horns, guitar, guitar synth, and drums, playing the same composed instrumental jazz thrash that has been grabbing and shaking audiences throughout the northeast.

Jerseyband's sound is influenced by modern classical music and is inspired by the current hardcore scene. Their new …


Chris Botti DVD In Stores Today

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Its CHRIS BOTTI & FRIENDS NIGHT SESSIONS LIVE IN CONCERT Botti's star-studded performance featuring Sting and Shawn Colvin, was taped live at the historic El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in December, 2001 for air on DIRECTV.

Shawn Colvin is featured on the Sting-penned "All Would Envy" and her original "The Facts About Jimmy." Sting performs "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Moon Over Bourbon Street".

Additional DVD special features include a Photo Gallery, and interviews with Chris Botti, Sting …

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CHICAGO, IL -- Chicago’s 482 Music proudly announces the August 20th release of Guerrilla Mosaics(482-1013), the first and only collaboration of saxophonist John Butcher, acoustic/laser koto player Miya Masaoka, and percussionist Gin …

LOS ANGELES - The nation's leading jazz and blues radio station is changing its call letters.

KLON-FM (88.1) will be known as KKJZ-FM (88.1), effective Friday, August 9. The station's position on the FM dial, 88.1, and its programming are unchanged.

"We wanted call letters that accurately reflect the best jazz and blues radio programming in the country," KKJZ-FM General Manager Judy Jankowski said. "KKJZ remains joyfully committed to its mission of preserving and sharing the truly Americ …

Debut Album from Karen Lane now available online.

"Karen Lane is a fresh voice and presence on the UK jazz vocal scene. She has what I would describe as a rare combination of musicianship, technique and just plain "feel": one can sense that, even at this early stage of her European sojourn, her potential is that of someone who could command a worldwide, rather than a merely local, audience."
Keith Shadwick
London Jazz writer and critic
Jazzwise Magazine

Featuring: K …
The Great Hans Dulfer from Amsterdam, Holland leads a contingent of jazz ambassadors to the first annual Hartford International Jazz Festival in the state of Connecticut this October. Making the trip with Hans Dulfer and his quintet will be saxophonist Armando Cairo with his quartet and saxophonist Rinus Greenfield also with his quartet.

The three day musical event which takes place in various indoor venues throughout Downtown Hartford promises to have something for every musical taste. …

eXponent Production is an acoustic jazz focused management agency. Due to our success of our last concert season we are undergoing a major expansion. We are currently searching for 10 new artist to add to our catalog for the 2002 2003 concert season. If you are an acoustic jazz artist in need of management or feel that your career would benefit by having a full time management staff on your side, we may be just what you have been looking for. This year’s phase one application process has been si …
The Jazz Discography CD-ROM Version 3.3 is now available.

For the first time, all jazz fans, jazz record buyers, collectors, musicians and students can own the world’s most complete catalog of recorded jazz of all genres on one affordably priced CD-ROM.

The Jazz Discography CD-ROM 3.3 is the most comprehensive source of information on a vast repertoire of jazz recordings released between 1896 and today. Content includes full discographical details of 136,263 record …

Jazz Girl Productions is proud to announce the debut CD release of Michelle Walker's "Slow Down". When was the last time an artist captivated you? When was the last time an artist commanded your attention? For today's jazz scene that artist is without question Michelle Walker.

Michelle has a sound that seems to transcend genres. Her voice causes the listener to pause and take notice. Her sound breathes a sense of unexpected familiarity to everyone who hears her compelling sound. Not knowing w …

Hotly touted as one of the leading vocalists in the UK, Yorkshire born Clare Teal was hardly out of the press last year and now it seems she is back with a vengeance. A contact close to her record label Candid has confirmed that she will be releasing a second album for them in October. The album "Orsino's Songs" was originally scheduled to be released at the beginning of September, but has slipped back slightly while Teal has been in talks with Candid about the launch of her own Management and P …