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29.01.2011

Update on Saxist MIKE BRIGNOLA

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Accident hospitalizes 'Heart of the Herd'
News of saxophonist's injuries rocks jazz world...

By Kevin Taylor, Reporter, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (800-789-0029 x5442)

Mike Brignola, long-time baritone saxophonist and road manager with the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA, following a car accident Nov. 24, 2002. Mike was driving to the airport the morning after a Herd clinic and concert at E …

Attention All Media- For Immediate Release
December 3rd, 2002

Just in time for the Christmas holiday season, JEANNE ARLAND PETERSON'S "The Child: The Christmas Rose" is available for on-line ordering at www.jeannepeterson.com and www.cdbaby.com . You can go to these web sites to hear song samples and order directly. This beautiful collection of solo piano Christmas hymns will immediately put you in the Christmas spirit. The CD is receiving extensive radio airplay and stellar reviews in m …

29.01.2011

Jazz Yatra 2002

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Over twenty years in existence and reckoned the longest surviving Jazz Festival in Asia, the low profiled Jazz Yatra trudges on; supported by a small band of faithfuls and resurrected each year by some who care.The knight-in-arms for 2002 was the Norwegian Embassy, which brought in diverse, little known but high quality groups and lifted the festival to respectable standards of musical performance.

The most brilliant among the Norwegians.. "Come Shine", is from a genre of inside out, post-bo …

Smooth jazz guitarist Rick McLemore will be interviewed and performing live December 16, 2002 in Richmond, Virginia on WRIC TV8 Noon News Show. He has released his debut CD Project titled, "Just Let Me Play", which is now available in local stores, BK Music, Plan 9 and Tower Records. It is also available online at CDbaby, CDstreet and Amazon.com. …
Come join us for the 8th Annual Old Pasadena JazzFest on July 12th and 13th, 2003. The Smooth Jazz festival will feature some of today's hottest performers. Past performers include: Kirk Whalum, Chaka Khan, The Rippingtons, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Peter White, Guitars and Saxes, Jeffrey Osborne, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Paul Taylor, Pete Escovedo, Peabo Bryson, Take-6, Stanley Clarke, Hiroshima, Spyro Gyra, and many others. Be sure to check out the website to get updates on who will b …
The 2nd Edition of the Rochester International Jazz Festival will make a spectacular return to Rochester New York June 5-14, 2003 featuring a longer run and more performances. The expanded 2003 festival will cover 10 days and feature 60 acts in more than 15 locations.

Planning for the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2003 is well underway. Communication is ongoing with sponsors, artists, and performance venues. "Our mission is to deliver a fantastic artist lineup and develop one of the …

December 9, 2002/EWORLDWIRE/Philadelphia, PA --- DiPOP Recording Artist Vincent James is best known for his love ballads. Inspired by the recent engagement of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, James decided to write a custom love song in honor of their upcoming marriage. The song "Forever Love" has been receiving airplay on radio stations and James hopes that the couple will play it at their wedding reception. The couple did not ask him to write this ballad for them, however he wishes the couple y …
Philadelphia born and raised, a Presbyterian minister adopted this illegitimate child of a jazz musician. The minister ran an inner-city rescue mission, so she was raised, a white-Jewish child in black North Philly. A study in melting pot sociology, her jazz style reflects both her hereditary and her environment.

She has what the best female jazz vocalists have had; an emphasis is upon phrasing and a love for rhythm-play with beat. Her vocalizations range from soft, sensual voicing to a p …

Yorkshire born jazz singer Clare Teal has been named as having the sexiest voice in jazz. In an independent poll of jazz fans commissioned by Berkshire company Active Marketing 27% named Clare Teal’s "California Dreamin’" as the sexiest song of the year. The jazz fans were stopped at random outside major jazz retailers including HMV and Virgin Megastore and asked to name their top five sexiest jazz vocals. The answers ranged from classic artists like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday to contemporar …
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LEGENDARY JAZZ TRUMPETER TO HEADLINE ROWAN FESTIVAL

GLASSBORO - Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and Philadelphia native Randy Brecker is the headliner for the gala closing night concert of the 33rd Annual Rowan Jazz Festival, festival director Denis DiBlasio has announced.

The festival, presented by the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies at Rowan University, will be held on February 5, 6 and 7, 2003. The concert …

The second annual Tacoma Christmas Tradition,

"A Stan Kenton / Big Band Christmas with Rich Wetzel’s EXPANDED Groovin Higher Jazz Orchestra".

*An incredible gourmet dinner buffet, a thirty piece expanded big band, and a beautiful theater, and dining room, fully stocked no host bar, for a wonderful dinner show and Christmas concert. For information on this family event:

Location: (253) 383-3245 for dinner and show reservations, or Ticketmaster Tacoma’s Temple Theater ( $27.50 includes …

JEANNE ARLAND PETERSON Interview And Music Special On "Upper Room With Joe Kelley" On Dec. 19th Thru Dec. 26th Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Url: http://www.jeannepeterson.com Sound: http://audio.cdbaby.com/ramd/japeterson3-01.ram Event: Interview & Music Special with JEANNE ARLAND PETERSON
Place: "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley"
Dates: Thursday Dec. 19th thru Thursday Dec. 26th
Internet Stream: www.live365.com/stations/funk7

Listen in as "The Upper Room with Joe Kelley" welcomes piani …


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Song Title - Artist - Short excerpt from their Bios:

"BRAND NEW DAY" - WAYNE GERARD: I …
As 2003 approaches, Concord Records is gearing up for what will be a year­long celebration honoring the label’s 30-year anniversary-a major milestone for an independent record company. With a diverse roster of distinguished talent, coupled with a steadfast dedication to supporting quality music of all genres, Concord Records has become a true testament to founder Carl Jefferson’s commitment to excellence.

Concord Records, which is co-owned by entertainment legend Norman Lear, has put its cre …

On Thursday, May 30, 2002, Barbara Morrison took to the stage at the 9:20 Special in San Francisco and delivered one of the truly memorable nights of live music for dancers in recent history. Backed by a band of some of the best musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, Barbara energized, enchanted and amazed a sold out crowd of Lindy Hoppers and Jazz and Blues aficionados. Recorded by one of the top live recording engineers in Northern California, the magic of this evening is now finally availab …

The only Roster on MP3.com to surpass the $1 Million "Pay for Play" mark releases new CD title "Flying Jazz". The David Blumberg Artist Roster has had over 80 Million Downloads/Streams on the Mp3.com website and has recently created Compilation pages of some of it’s select artists. Those Compilations have had over 1.5 Million Listens since March 2002.



The CD Tracks include: "DIANNE REEVES with MARK WINKLER IN THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS": #1 Ranked Jazz Track on t …

29.01.2011

Maria Harp unplugged

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American Jazz singer Maria Harp, based in Europe, whose previous CD albums included very diverse artists such as Amina Figarova, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, and Tribal Tech's Gary Willis, has now released a duo album with guitarist Matern Otten. The album was recorded in 2001 and is now released by CSP Music. Critics say that "Harp's voice has always enticed, but is now revealed in full" …
Philadelphia area based pianist and composer Eric Mintel has been reaching many people with his latest CD "Hopscotch". The CD consists of mostly original music penned by Mintel. In 2003, Eric will celebrate 10 years on the jazz scene. In that time he and his quartet have toured throughout the country, was invited to perform at the White House for President Clinton, performed several times at the Kennedy Center and have collaborated with symphony orchestra and choral groups. The Eric Mintel Quart …
29.01.2011

Looking Back, Stepping Forward

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Looking Back, Stepping Forward, is the new CD release by The Ron Kearns Quintet. The CD celebrates five years of the group's existence with Ron Kearns, saxes, Ken Reed, Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Eric Byrd, Piano, Bhagwan Khalsa, Bass and Mike Smith, Drums. On the disc, Ron describes how the history of the DC Jazz scene affected his development and he has one of his inspirations and mentors, Buck Hill, as a guest artist. Buck Hill is a major part of the DC Jazz scene and has influenced many of the jazz …