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Expressions of Jazz

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Miguel Romero began expressing himself through music as far back as he can remember,on the most basic of instruments. When I was little I would walk around banging on pots and pans," laughs the Cuban-born Atlanta resident. "I grew up with music, my father was a musician and my uncle still makes music today." Romero and his family came from Cuba in 1976. After a short stint in Miami, they moved to Washington Heights in New York City. Romero says that his neighborhood contributed a great deal to h …
Bassist David Chevan and Pianist Warren Byrd will be appearing in concert for the first time in New York City in over a year. The duo will make their appearance at Makor on Monday, June 24 at 8:00. Joining Chevan and Byrd will be their group, The Afro-Semitic Experience which will be making it's debut performance in New York City. Makor is located at 35 West 67 Street in New York City and the phone number is (212) 601-1000.

The band will be featuring music from their new CD, This is the A …

During the past days, art director Karl Heinz Ern announced the definitive program of the 18th New Orleans Jazz Ascona festival. From June 28 to July 7, 2002, the Swiss town on the shores of Lake Maggiore will host no less than 250 concerts on 14 stages, for a total of 450 hours of music.

40 bands and over 300 artists are featured the program, among whom are several of the most acclaimed musicians on the contemporary New York and New Orleans classical jazz scene, as well as a few old j …

Alyn Shipton wins the 'Jazz Writer of the Year' Award for his New History of Jazz in the British Hamlet Jazz awards. The prize was presented at last week's ceremony by Humphrey Lyttelton, who described the book as 'the definitive history of jazz'.

'A New History Of Jazz' has also been nominated for the 'Best Book About Jazz' category in the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association awards, which take place on 19 June 2002 in New York.

It's plaudits so far include the following:

"The b …

New label Zone 7 brings global pop and R&B to Britain

CANDID Records announces the launch of new R&B/pop imprint ZONE 7, a bold move into new areas of music outside its position as the UK's most dynamic jazz company. The 40 year old label, whose catalogue includes legendary albums from jazz greats such as CHARLES MINGUS, MAX ROACH and ABBEY LINCOLN, has enjoyed much recent success with US singer STACEY KENT and instrumentalists JIM TOMLINSON and DAVE O’HIGGINS< …

Heleen van den Hombergh's new jazz song Jungle of Stone leads the vocal charts on

It is one of twelve adventurous songs on her debut cd Heard in the Scene, which was released in the Netherlands three months ago. On this song is freely available for download. In only a few days the song reached the top of the jazz vocal charts!

Jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh wrote lyrics and music of this song in Amsterdam, …

Bill Bruford is joined by Producer Woody Bavota to present the award winning DVD Footloose In NYC. The captured video places the viewer on stage to enjoy all the explosive energy of Bill Bruford's Earthworks as never before experienced. Toped off with crystal clean Dolby 5.1 surround sound, the four one of a kind musicians Bill Bruford, Steve Hamilton, Mark Hodgson and Patrick Clahar guide you through twelve compositions with effortless intricacy.

Woody and his production company Escape TV< …


New York, NY., June 20, 2002 - Syberdelix Records announces the June 20, 2002 internet release of a new Jazz album entitled "the longing hours"; a collection of six original tracks by trombonist Nelson Foltz and several covers of some of his favorite songs. Produced by Nelson Foltz and Tom Lynn, the record is described by Nelson as, "a night-chill-out. torch song/ unrequited love record that is …

Many today believe that music in Britain has misplaced it’s soul. That, though business is okay, the creative spark of idiosyncratic singer/songwriter/performers is a dim light from a long gone golden era in our popular culture.

However, those that are aware of him consider Ola to be just such an artist. With a much lauded vocal ability, sensitive lyrics, sung with passion and a fearless eye trained on subject matter too "undumbed down" for some, he is a good old-fashioned hearts and guts …

"Legacy II is a really beautiful rainbow of what jazz really is fantastic array of musicians, greats of all ages," enthusiastically exclaims Chuy Varela of KCSM in San Mateo, California.

Mack Avenue Records' newest release, The Legacy Lives On II (in stores May 28, 2002) is the second in a long-planned series of Legacy recordings, each a collaboration of jazz legends and many talented and respected musicians carrying the torch of America's indigenous art form.

Doug Levine of Washington D …

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BOSTON, MA - Gravity Records kicks off the celebration of its fifth anniversary with two new June releases from pianist, composer, and educator, Ben Schwendener. Road Trips(GRV 1900-5D) is the follow-up to Schwendener’s solo d …

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BOSTON, MA - The Indigo Invention Group, led by composer/storyteller/saxophonist Hans Spencer Indigo, proudly announces the July release of their debut recording, First Storybook (Indigo Inventions) and its CD release party at Boston’s Ryles …

Award Winning Jazz Vocalist Laurie Krauz & The Daryl Kojak Trio swing into the intimate and delicious Chez Suzette Thursday, July 11th from 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Featuring Sean Conly on bass and Gene Lewin on drums, this is the group's first foray into this yummy little French Bistro in Manhattan's theatre district. 675 Ninth Ave. (between 46th & 47th); Reservations (212) 581-9717 & (212) 974-9002 NO COVER; $10 yummy minimum. …


CLAYTON LYON PROMOTIONS LIMITED announces the launch of MONTUNO'S, the long awaited swing and jazz event of the summer.

Prepare to step back in time to the days of the "speakeasy", with a blend of jazz and swing at its very finest.

This truly original opening night will feature the sweet sound of FRANK HOLDER, undeniably one of the true great singers of jazz; the Awesome 920 DELUXE, a 10 piece swing band with a sound that rival …

This summer Louis and Lucille Armstrong’s neighbors in Corona, Queens can look forward to the block party of the year on Tuesday July 16th at 7:00 pm. That’s when Jazzmobile, which has been presenting summer concerts in New York City for over three decades, will be rolling up to the Armstrong House on 107th Street, between 34th and 37th Avenues, for a free, outdoor performance by the Ray Vega Latin Jazz Sextet.

This concert marks the 101st anniversary of the …


Linda Williams Is Back

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Aziza, formerly known as Linda Williams wrote the platinum hit "La Costa" which was recorded by Natalie Cole and re-recorded by several other artists, among them being jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal and the late Jorge Dalto.

Aziza was Natalie Cole's musical director and pianist for 5 years, touring the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Singer Vanessa Rubin and trumpet player Cecil Bridgewater recorded a composition by Aziza called "If My Heart Could Speak To You".

Ahmad Jamal and Aziza collaborated on …

Recorded Live in November 2000, at the famous 55 Bar on Christopher Street into the village(NY,NY), This record features two Jazz veterans Steve LaSpina on Upright and Bob Meyer on Drums.

Swaying between Modernism and Tradition "this record takes us from Kenny Burrell to Pat Metheny via an audacious Medelgi" Michel Maestracci, JazzHot #582 supplement.

U.S distribution by label CITY HALL, CA. …

Audubon, Pa., June 27, 2002 - "Summertime" sizzles with the release of the Audubon Jazz Explosion's second CD. Titled "Summertime," the CD features classic big band and jazz numbers originally performed by the Count Basie Orchestra, Woody Herman and the Thundering Herd and the Buddy Rich Orchestra.

The CD goes on sale at the AJE's July 3 concert in Southampton, Pa. and is available for purchase at all of the band's, and online at "Summertime" will also be availab …


Philadelphia, PA -- July 1, 2002

SONANCE RECORDS is pleased to announce that five of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have come together once more to delight audiences all over the globe. Aptly named CHILDREN ON THE CORNER, after the controversial Miles Davis album that rocked the jazz world, Children on the Corner features original members of the Miles Davis Band's "Electric Years" (1969-75):

Michael Henderson  -  bass
Micha …