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NCM East Records is pleased to announce the release of Transmissions (NCM 40118), the debut release from the Tim Ziesmer Trio. Transmissions, released on NCM East’s Green Series, features Ziesmer's original compositions which blend 20th Century classical elements with the freedom of avant-garde jazz improvisations and sensibilities of today's pop and rock music. The trio's improvisational stylings range from lyrical meditations to ambient soundscapes to atonal grooves and post-modern thrash. Com …

Jazz Festival at Prairie State

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The hot sounds of cool jazz will fill the Prairie State College Auditorium on Friday night, February 7, when PSC’s 15th annual Jazz Festival culminates in a live concert featuring established jazz masters and promising prodigies.

Some of the nation’s top jazz artists will be showcased at the event, including the unmistakable sounds of famed Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis and New Orleans saxophonist Ed Petersen. Other featured performers include Larry Gray on bass and Dana Hall on drums, with …


Swing-Era Band Opens First Season With Saxophonist Jimmy Heath in Aaron Davis Hall on February 9, 2003.

The New York Youth Symphony celebrates its 40th season in Carnegie Hall with the launch of a new jazz ensemble for tri-state area musicians ages 12-22. ‘Jazz Band Classic’ opens with jazz legend Jimmy Heath on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at 2pm in Harlem’s Aaron Davis Hall. Trombonist Ryan Keberle, a product of Juilliard’s ne …



Thursday, January 23, 2002 at 8PM - Merkin Concert Hall

The New York Philomusica Chamber Ensemble will perform the third concert of its 31st season under the artistic direction of A. Robert Johnson-a tribute to the late jazz pianist and composer …

JG Productions, is pleased to announce that Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker will perform a showcase at New York City's KAVEHAZ (123 Mercer street in Soho). Michelle's debut CD release "Slow Down" has just been nominated for best independant jazz vocal recording for 2002.

Dave Nathan, music critic for says of Michelle, "Walker possesses a set of strong vocal chords which she uses with remarkable's obvious that she has the physical equipment to belt o …

Darrell Diaz,, announced today that he will be demonstrating the new Moog Music, Minimoog, Performer Edition at NAMM 2003, Anaheim, CA, this Friday, January 17th from 1:00PM-1:40PM.

20 years after production of the original Minimoog stopped, Bob Mogg and his new company Moog Music have a new version to become the most prized Synthesizer of the 21st Century ! The Performer Edition has a list price of $2,995.00 and will be available from Moog Music dealers following the shi …

The Kaufman Center presents From Bach to Ellington, a benefit performance for the Center's Lucy Moses School , featuring internationally-acclaimed jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal ("a pianist of rarest skill, weaving rapid single note lines that span out into rich chordal patterns, parallel octaves and hints of the blues," The Los Angeles Times) alongside award-winning classical pianist Rorianne Schrade (described by The New Yorker as a performer with "wit, passion, and …

"I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Matthias Lupri has created a personalized approach to his instrument and to his music"
Don Williamson, JazzReview , January, 2003

Fresh off a coast to coast tour of the Canadian Jazz Festivals and US dates this past summer, modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri returned fall 2002 with his 3rd CD of original modern compositions entitled "Same Time Twice" on "Summit Records - DCD 337".

Modern original jazz …

On Thursday, January 23, 2003, The Institute of Jazz Studies (Rutgers Univ. - Newark Campus, Dana Library) will celebrate the music of pianist Sal Mosca in a combined round-table discussion and concert. The round-table event will be hosted by Dan Morganstern and Vincent Pelote; yet the program will be led by Don Messina, Jimmy Halperin, and Bill Chattin. The Jimmy Halperin Trio (tenor sax, bass, and drums) will perform a few of Sal's compositions (spotlighting Sal as a composer) and present to t …
Art of Life Records is proud to announce its' latest CD release.

Lenny Breau & Brad Terry-"The Complete Living Room Tapes" AL1004-2 Two CD Set

Originally released as "The Living Room Tapes - Volume 1" & "The Living Room Tapes - Volume 2", this two CD set brings together, for the first time, both volumes of "The Living Room Tapes" in one package, in addition to over 30 minutes of previously unreleased material. All tracks have been digitally re-mastered. The total playing time of both CD' …


Latin Jazz On The Move

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Latin Cool Records is fast becoming the hottest new Latin label of the year.

Just a few months old, Latin Cool has distinguished itself by throwing a highly successful record release party at the world-famous Birdland night club, featuring Larry Harlow and his Latin Jazz Encounter.

Harlow's "Live At Birdland" has just been released and is selling very well. Demetrios Kastaris' "Latin Jazz Coalition" CD also doing very nicely for the label.

February release …

With Mark Shilansky piano, voice; Fernando Huergo bass; Bertram Lehmann drums, percussion; Andrew Rathbun saxophone; Eric Byers guitar; Sharon Broadley-Martin, Bob Martin, Paul Stiller, Yumiko Matsuoka - voice. Special Guest: Luciana Souza - voice.

On Thursday, February 27th pianist Mark Shilansky will return to the Regattabar to celebrate the release of his latest CD, Other Voices. Mr. Shilansky's complex, heartfelt and infectious music draws from jazz influences, as well as from pop …

January 20, 2003 - Pianist Ayako Shirasaki will perform with her jazz trio at One Station Plaza in Peekskill, NY on Saturday, January 25th. The show starts at 9pm and is $15 at the door, $10 for students. She has just returned to the U.S from a month long tour of Japan. Her trio features Kengo Nakamura on bass and Tim Collins on drums and vibraphone. One Station Plaza is located at 38 Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. (914)736-1053

Legendary Pianist Kenny Barron

Tuesday, February 11 & Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 8:00pm & 10:30pm
2003 Grammy Nominee Dave Valentin & His Quintet with Dave Valentin, flute; Bill O'Connell, piano; Ruben Rodriguez, bass; Robbie Ameen, drums; Milton Cardona, congas
Tickets: $20.00 at table / $10.00 at bar

Sunday, February 2, 2003 - 12:30pm & 2:30pm
East Meets West Jazz Brunch
Miki Hayama
Tickets: $19.50, includes brunch and 1 drink

Monday, February 3, 2003 - 8:00pm & 10:30 …

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Maynard's 75th Birthday Bash at Ryles Jazz Club ( in Cambridge, MA on Saturday May 3, 2003. The Artistic Director of the club, Trumpeter Frank Vardaros will be putting together an Alumni/Friends Big Band to Tribute the Boss; and the boss will be in the audience. It will be a one of a kind event. More details to follow....

And then on the 4th of May Maynard and the Big Bop Nouveau band will do a show at Ryles. …


Nat King Cole

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This release just in from EMI publicity:

Make Your Valentine's Day "Unforgettable" with Nat King Cole.

Capitol Records To Release Nat King Cole: Love Songs, 24 Romantic Ballads From The Legendary Performer's Repertoire. In Stores February 11, 2003

(Hollywood, CA - January 24) Just in time for Valentine's Day, Capitol Records will release Nat King Cole: Love Songs on February 11, 2003. This new compilation features 24 of the legendary pop balladeer's most romantic recordings. Included …

When Jim Morehand left Rome, NY over25 years ago, he had no idea that his journeys would eventually lead him to NYC’s jazz scene.

This leaning towards the arts was influenced by my first real art teacher in 7th grade, Mr. Foster of Staley Jr. High School. I began to appreciate art then. Mr. Vacca was my music appreciation teacher there as well. I remember his passion for for music in general and jazz specifically. He told us that he was a good friend of jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck. I was v …


Grants for Jazz Artists

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Chamber Music America, the national service organization for the ensemble music profession, is pleased to announce the 2003-2004 New Works: Creation and Presentation Grant Program. The New Works Program (A Doris Duke Foundation Jazz Ensembles Project) supports composer/performer led ensembles from two to ten members seeking funding for the creation and presentation of original music in the jazz idiom. …


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Jazz has always set the tone for romance. Whether it was Miles Davis’ flirtatiousness on Kind of Blue, Sarah’s warmth on I’ve Got A Crush on You or Nat King Cole’s velvet voice on The Very Thought of You. This Valentine’s Day locals will be able to dazzle that special someone with 25 of the most romantic jazz tunes of all time at 17 Main Restaurant and Jazz Bar as they will feature The Coco Rouzier Quartet.

The Coco Rouzier Quartet is a four-member jazz band led by Coco Rouzier on vocals, Ti …

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The song "Can't Leave Here Again" preformed by the Shota Osabe Trio, features Shota Osabe on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Harold Jones on drums. It debuted at #33 on's Top 85 Smooth Jazz chart. This song was produced by Ray Brown and Jerry Stucker and recorded at Capital Records, Hollywood in 2002. This is one of Ray Brown's last recording dates. "Can't Leave Here Again" was written by Ray Brown for this record. S …