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Rhombus Recording Artist Is #1

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Rhombus Records recording artist, Tony Adamo with his song "Live For Your Love," has gone to the #1 spot on the Top 100 Jazz chart at This singer/songwriter, smooth jazz vocalist, has come out of nowhere and is storming the jazz charts with his new CD release, DANCE OF LOVE. At, Adamo is #1 and #2 with his tune "Ecstasy," on their Smooth Jazz and Jazz charts. "Live For Your Love," continues to be hot at’s Smooth R&B chart and is #10.

Jack Maher, who served more than three decades as publisher of respected jazz magazine Down Beat and its parent company, Maher Publications, has died. He was 78.

Maher died Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in suburban Downers Grove. The cause of death was not specified.

``Jack Maher was a cheerleader, a taskmaster, a visionary, a curmudgeon when he wanted to be, and your grandfather when he wanted to be,'' said longtime Down Beat staffer Frank Alkyer, whom Maher appointed last year as his …

For a number of years now the Jazz Mandolin Project has courageously been setting itself apart from what people expect from the mandolin. Atypical of accepted traditional approaches to the instrument and atypical of what aficionados call jazz, this project continues to break ground in its most significant recording yet (release date: March 25). "Jungle Tango" is somehow able to speak to skateboarders and artists in search of sophistication at the same time. Put out on the group’s own label, Lena …
The Kaufman Center presents Jazz Breakthroughs with host, radio personality and jazz historian Phil Schaap, Monday, March 3 and Monday, March 17 at 8 PM. On March 3, Schaap hosts an evening of music from the 1920s "Jazz Age". Featuring the greatest modern exponent of that style, tenor guitarist/banjoist Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks, the evening will be devoted to the music of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke. On March 17, meet Phil Schaap's All-Stars including Joe Wilder, trumpe …

Toots Thielemans

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Jazz's brilliant master of guitar and harmonica, Toots Thielemans, is presently on the Blue Note Circuit touring Tokyo, Nagoya, Tukuoka and Osaka, Japan through February 26, 2003. Joining Toots on the tour are Mike del Ferro - keyboards, Bart De Nolf - double bass and Bruno Catellucci - drums.

Be sure to search JazzReview and Thielemans' website for more information on this outstanding performer that has captivated listeners of all ages with his musicial genius. …


Barbara Lea at Judy's

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World-class singer Barbara Lea begins a string of Friday night engagements in the cozy cabaret room at Judy's on March 7th. In an all new show billed as SOME THINGS OLD, SOME THINGS NEW, SOME THINGS BORROWED, the luminescent Ms. Lea will perform an eclectic mix of favorite songs with collaborator Wes McAfee at the piano and John Loehrke on bass.

"She's terrific... a fine singer, with good intonation and excellent diction. She takes liberties with time and phrasing, but never to the detriment …

Welcome to GlasJAZZ, your guide to the Live Jazz and Music scene in Scotland. Features include interviews with musicians, live streaming audio clips, album and CD releases, Jazz Standards, special reviews and interviews, Gig Guides and more

The site went 'live' at the start of January this year, and is gaining a lot great feedback from home and abroad. There are loads of usefull features including an extended 'live' audio clip staight from the gig, interviews with Scotland's worl …
For Immediate Release: 2/25/03
Contact: Kim Clarke
Festival Co-producer
(718) 429-3681, (347) 8662147

The Jazz Spot is Brooklyn’s newest, coziest Jazz café which is owned by two African American women, a mother and daughter team, whose main endeavor is to keep Jazz alive. In conjunction with bassist Kim Clarke they are putting together a women’s jazz festival entitled "LADY GOT CHOPS" Women’s Month Jazz Festival for the month of March. This spectacular month of events features som …

JEAN SHY is an internationally acclaimed Soul, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jazz & Gospel Singer as well as a Songwriter, Producer and Actress from Chicago. She is definitely a multi-talented Artist and audiences are overwhelmed by her powerful vocal delivery.

SHY just finished her brand new CD entitled The Other Side Of Blue, recorded at the Radio Krakow Studio, with the JBBO - one of the most known European Jazz formations internationally from Krakow, Poland.

Together they’ve decided to branch out …


Vocalists to perform concert of duets at the elegant Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - On Thursday April 10th 2003, Canadian jazz vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Karin Plato will be featured in an intimate concert of ballads, bossa novas and swing standards at The Vancouver East Cultural Centre. The critically acclaimed Bill Coon Ensemble will accompany these …

Zach Brock and The Coffee Achievers will be touring the Midwest in support of their new self-titled recording from March 14 to March 24, 2003. The tour will begin at Knox College in Galesburg, IL as part of the school's annual Rutabaga Jazz Festival. Past performers at the Rutabaga Jazz Festival include Curtis Fuller, Benny Green, Joey DeFrancesco, Kurt Elling, Orbert Davis, and Paul Wertico. The Coffee Achievers tour will conclude in Chicago at the world-famous Jazz Showcase where, since 1947, …
Summertime, and the listenin's easy... If you find yourself catching the unmistakable sounds of improv piano, soulful sax, smooth guitar riffs, jumping bass grooves, and hypnotic rhythmic odysseys, it means the Caramoor Jazz Festival is back. For two days and nights each summer, the top artists working in jazz today - the generation coming up and the veterans -- make it to this gorgeous spot, just one hour north of midtown Manhattan.

According to Joe Lovano, the Caramoor Jazz Festival's newl …

Make sure to mark your calendars! May 23rd and 24th, 2003 the first annual, Tacoma Jazz Music Festival, featuring over thirty bands on four stages for the main day of the event, Saturday, complete with vendors, clinics, and a great time! Friday night, the night prior, is the festival premier night and will feature jazz in the clubs to kick things off. Tell a friend and check out the site! This new annual tradition will be held every Memorial Day Weekend, starting with this great festival line up …

Danilo Perez

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One of the most creative and respected young lions of jazz, pianist and composer Danilo Perez, has been named Artistic Advisor of an exciting and innovative new jazz series announced today as part of Kimmel Center Presents 2003-2004 season lineup.

Kimmel Center Presents Mellon Jazz Up Close: Dreaming of Dizzy has been curated by Perez and will feature a series of five exclusive, one-night-only performances dedicated to the legacy of Dizzy Gillespie. All concerts will be held in the Kimmel Ce …


Jaco Anthology

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Including 3 Unreleased Tracks on This 2-Disc Set Due April 22, 2003

LOS ANGELES--Jaco Pastorius is widely acknowledged as the man who forever changed the way the bass guitar is played and viewed. …



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Contemporary Jazz Legends Yellowjackets to perform at the El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance, California.

Contemporary jazz legends Yellowjackets (Russell Ferrante, keyboards; Jimmy Haslip, bass; Bob Mintzer, tenor saxophone; Marcus Baylor, drums) perform at the El Camino College Center for the Arts in Torrance on Sunday, March 9. There will be on 90-minute set which starts at 7:00pm. Tickets are $24 and $18. El Camino College Center for the Arts is located at 16007 Crenshaw B …

Jeff Charney, well-respected radio personality and longtime mainstay at Hot 103 KPRS Radio, Kansas City, MO, recently did a radio interview with exciting new smooth jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo. Jeff introduced ‘Midnight Café’ featuring Ernie Watts on his Sunday Brunch Show aired on KPRS, Kansas City, MO and KRNB, Dallas, TX. This generated a healthy listener response, so Jeff decided to do a radio interview tie-in. ‘Midnight Café's from Adamo’s new CD, DANCE OF LOVE (Rhombus …
Valerie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh with a major in Classical Saxophone. Not content to stop there, she went on to get her Masters Degree in Jazz Saxophone from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

"Being a well-rounded musician is something that has always been important to me," Gillespie says sincerely. And to prove it, she might easily be seen playing classical pieces with the Florida Orchestra on one night, performing with a …

Tony Adamo
Dance of Love

Smooth jazz is designed to mellow your day. It works even better than that when the singer adds passion and a genuine storyteller’s charm. Tony Adamo creates interest and holds you to it through his suave manner. Most of the songs leave a romantic reminder that surrounds itself with contemporary instrumental sounds and background vocals. Adamo, who recalls the deep baritone of Lou Rawls and the vibrant passion of Tom Jones, makes life easy for loves …