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29.01.2011

Teddy Edwards Tribute & Benefit

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TEDDY EDWARDS-world renowned tenor saxophonist, who has been battling cancer these past eight years-will be the honored guest at "A Sunday Afternoon For Teddy" at the Musicians Union this coming Sunday, February 2. The proceeds will go directly to help pay mounting medical costs.

"We were approached by so many of my dad's friends who just wanted to express their appreciation, show their respect, and help out," says Teddy Edwards, Jr. "A friend, Bryon Winston, came up with the idea of having …

29.01.2011

The Tony Perez Quartet

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Tony Perez has become one of Cuba’s most accomplished musicians to recently emerge from the island’s rich and diverse musical culture. Despite his young age, Mr. Perez has performed and recorded with the stars of the Latin American popular music scene, as well as the leading Afro-Cuban jazz ensembles from the region. In 1992, he recorded with Isaac Delgado on the singer’s seminal "Con Ganas", a landmark recording of contemporary Cuban salsa. Later years saw him compose, arrange and perform with …
Hello there. A bit of News and information from the underground.

"Private Asylum" and "Petra Faulk XEW" have teamed up to release a new ElectroJazz track.

The track is called "Never Forget who you are" the music was produced by Private Asylum and vocals by Petra Faulk of XEW. The song was composed by Julian White of Private Asylum in November 2002.

That track is quite modern but includes elements of Acid Jazz and Chillout genres. The track is being distributed freely on …

Strings for Schools, the premier non-profit music education resource for schools on the East Coast, will hold its Spring Benefit Concert "Celebrating Music 2003" with a gathering of six nationally recognized jazz artists at the Four Seasons Hotel on April 4, 2003. Under the musical direction of Philadelphia born jazz violinist, John Blake, Jr., the concert will feature a trio of jazz violinists Diane Monroe, Regina Carter and John Blake. This all-star trio will …
The House of Blues is proud to announce Monday night Jazz in the Foundation Room! The Foundation Room is a private membership club but the House of Blues opens this exclusive room to the public every Monday evening to host some of LA's best Jazz musicians. 21 & OVER
Shows are free to the public
6:00pm doors
7:30pm show time
Call 323-848-5168 for more details …
29.01.2011

Ofpos monthly blow at Dalmeny

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Mark Whitty from Fine Tunes Music
Featured with O.F.P.O.S every last Sunday at Dalmeny Bowling Club NSW Australia.
Kevin McCulloch Drums, John Starr Guitar/trumpet.
O.F.P.O.S welcomes capable sit ins if they can work out what O.F.P.O.S means.
Fine Tunes CDs available on line from URL and also at gig.
Sausage sizzle in the garden. All welcome …
29.01.2011

Tony Adamo Continues Hot Streak

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2003 is starting off even hotter for singing sensation, Tony Adamo. His newly released song, "I Just Live For Your Love," from his new CD, DANCE OF LOVE, in just two days went from #700 to #12 on the Smooth R&B charts at soundclick.com. While his song "Ecstasy" is still holding strong at the #1 spot in the Smooth Jazz category at soundclick.com continuing to top Joyce Cooling, Lee Ritenour, and Patti LaBelle. This artist is listed under "Adamo" at soundclick.com.

Singer/songwriter, smooth ja …

29.01.2011

Mongo Santamaria Dies

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Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría, passed away at 3:00 A.M., Saturday February 1st. After suffering three strokes he was disconnected from life support at Miami's Baptist Hospital. He died surrounded by his family and leaves the most influential conga playing legacy in history. …
29.01.2011

MRC Trio

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Hot on the heels of their recording Tribal Dance the MRC Trio -- Hugh Marsh, Barry Romberg, and Rufus Cappadocia -- National Jazz Award nominee for Best Electric Group, hit the road for their first Canadian tour which will take them from coast to coast.

The MRC Trio is unique not only in its instrumentation -- violin, cello, and drums -- but also in conception as the groups focus is the art of spontaneous composition.

Globe & Mail's Mark Miller describes the group's modus operand …

29.01.2011

Darrell Diaz

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Darrell Diaz whom has been the man behind the music for many of today's recording artists, that includes Gerald Albright, Kevin Toney, Doc Powell, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock and more will officially launch his solo debut CD, "Devotion" at B.B. King's Blues Club in Universal City California, February 25th at 8:00 PM. There is a $ 10.00 Cover Charge with $2.00 being donated to The Los Angeles Mission Project to feed the homeless. For Reservations and Information, Call (818)6-BBKING (818)622-54 …
On February 18th RCA/Bluebird will release Freak In, the latest CD from world-renowned trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas. Freak In (Douglas’ twentieth recording as a leader) is the follow up to the Grammy nominated CD, The Infinite, and a tireless pathfinder’s adventurous journey through the world of jazztronica.

Unlike the diverse bands Dave Douglas has alternately led, from the Tiny Bell Trio and Charms of the Night Sky chamber group to more traditional jazz units and the ambitious Witness, …

29.01.2011

Flying Funk & Flying Groove

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Bluebird’s legendary Flying Dutchman catalog captured the musical zeitgeist of the late sixties and early seventies with gritty funk meeting driving rock and soulful jazz. This new language, now known as "rare grooves" by the musical cognoscenti, is driving DJ culture around the world.

Flying Funk and Flying Groove, compiled by writer and producer Dean Rudland, one of the genre’s most renowned experts, capture all the soulful energy of the era with tracks from Gil Scott-Heron, Lonnie Liston S …

The Litchfield Jazz Festival makes its 8th annual appearance at the Goshen Fairgrounds August 1-3. This year’s lineup stars the great jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, 2003 critics and readers poll Artist of the Year and Album of the Year Winner. Shorter, perhaps best known for his work with Miles Davis and Weather Report, will be honored at a Hollywood Bowl retrospective immediately following his Litchfield Jazz Festival debut with pianist Danilo Perez, drummer Brian Blade and bassist John Patitu …
RJ Ross is an artist, producer, composer and "Hit Maker." While he was keyboardist and music director of the R&B group Brainstorm, he did an album for Clarence Avant’s Tabu Records. A song from that album, " Loving Is Really My Game" went to #3 on the U.S. dance charts. This tune won an award from Billboard Magazine as the best song of the year in its class. This "Hit Maker" scored again with "This Must Be Heaven" from the same album. This great tune is still one of the most requested songs on r …
Singer/songwriter, Adamo, is #1 and #5 on the Smooth Jazz and Jazz charts with the song "Ecstasy" and #10 on the Smooth R&B chart with the song, "Live For Your Love." The group Streetchant, featuring world-renowned percussionist, Kenneth Nash, is #5 on the Jazz Fusion chart, with "Asibah." The funk band, Calvin Darkness, is #5 on the R&B Funk chart, with "Funkn' Revolution." Singer/songwriter, producer, RJ Ross is #4 and # 25 on the World Fusion Jazz chart and the Jazz Fusion chart with the song …
29.01.2011

Natraj in New York City

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The acclaimed jazz ensemble, Natraj, seamlessly melds contemporary jazz and the classical music of India with traditional music of West Africa. Hard-driving African grooves and graceful Indian ragas meet in the band's expansive conception and disciplined ensemble playing.

DATE: Friday, March 28th, 2003
TIME: 8:00 pm
PLACE: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Tickets are available online at ashanet.org.
In Advance: $21 ($11 with vali …
Join us this Friday, the 14th of February for an anti-Hallmark celebration of Valentine's Day for those with a sense of humour and Bad Valentine's Day-Related Attitude. So come out and bring your sense of humor for this fun musical celebration.

The place is a new venue called Bobby Ryder's - you might remember it as the Gin Joint - located at 312 Harriet Street (between 6th and 7th Streets in SOMA) which is shaping up to be a terrific venue for local jazz. There is free parking in the lot ne …

On May 6, 2003, Summit Recording Artists / Yamaha Artists Ken & Harry Watters will internationally release their new CD entitled Brothers III (the follow-up to their previous Summit releases "Brothers" & "Brothers II"). Featured on this recording along with the Watters Brothers are guitarist Tom Wolfe, bassist Erik Applegate, drummer Jay Frederick & pianist / fellow Summit Recording Artist Bill Anschell. Of the 12 tunes on the CD, 9 are original (penned by Ken Watters, Harry Watters, Tom …