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Brilliant Jazz Pianist and Composer,
Jean Beaudet
As He Launches His New Trio CD,
Les Danseurs
(Elephant Records CD #001) Featuring Mark Lalonde on bass and Alain Bastien on drums and performs with his Trio at a Special CD Launch Event at
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George Shearing Suffers Fall

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Mr. George Shearing, the British jazz piano icon, was admitted to a New York City hospital last night after a fall sustained in his home. He is currently under observation. As a result, Shearing has had to cancel his upcoming dates in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Blind from birth, the 84-old Shearing made his mark in the American jazz scene after putting together his unique quintet comprised of piano, vibes, electric guitar, bass and drums. What became known as the "Shearing Sound" was a resul …

Contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz and his group will be celebrating their 500th gig at the legendary Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on Thursday, April 22. Since they began actively gigging in 1996 the band has been rigorously spreading their funk/jazz gospel throughout the Northeast for TV, radio, festivals, clubs, bookstores, coffeehouses, etc. Notable performances include News12 (tv), Panasonic Village Jazz Festivals (NYC), EAT’M Showcase (Las Vegas), Central …
Since its national release in mid-February 2004, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet's debut CD Sounds of the City has been receiving increased airplay across the country. In's report of March 26, 2004, the CD received 155 spins on 32 reporting stations, moving the recording into the top 50 on the traditional jazz chart, at number 44.

The CD has also garnished favorable reviews from many stations:

"Excellent chemistry and cohesion make this superb quartet easy on the ears and one t …


Trumpeter Taking Risks

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An eruption of bombastic sounds filled the hall when Joshua Trinidad placed his horn to his lips. Listening to Joshua play can only make people think of the time when jazz was religious and playing was risk. At the age of 21 years old Joshua Trinidad is creating a sound on the trumpet that nobody has yet created. This young man has been the Denver jazz scene for only 2 years and has now been one of Denver’s showcase players. With this young mans, personal tone and wild river solo ideas, Joshua i …
Rising Singer & Songwriter, Juliet Kelly, follows the success of her critically acclaimed debut album with a UK tour this spring that will pay special tribute to the late Nina Simone.

Her album, Aphrodite's Child, released on independent jazz label 33 Records, has attracted a host of admirers including the saxophonist Courtney Pine and actress Diane Parish (from ITV's The Bill). It showcases her Acoustic Groove sound that has been likened to Sade, Cassandra Wilson and Erykha Badu. However, Ju …

INDIEgo Promotions today announced the expansion of its jazz department and the appointment of veteran music journalist, publicist and arts marketing communications specialist Mitchell Feldman as Director of Jazz Promotions for the 12-year-old division of the Denver-based Synergy Media Group (SMG). The seismic changes that have recently taken place in the music industry in general and the jazz sector in particular have made the availability of promotional services for artists, labels and others …

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Celebrities and Jazz Enthusiasts to return to Cabo San Lucas for the 2nd Annual Cabo Jazz Festival at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Los Angeles (February 9, 2004,) This summer jazz enthusiasts will be heading South of the Border once again to attend the second annual Cabo Jazz Fes …

Actress Natalia Nazarova plays a charming and heart warming role as Viktoria, an unsuspecting mail order bride from Russia, in an independent film titled Postmark Paradise. Nazarova has been very busy woman. Besides filmmaking, the world of music has been blessed with her many talents via some fine jazz and pop vocal albums. This is her first American film role.

Natalia is charming in this film and anyone that watches it will surely fall in love with her character. The classic unde …

The American jazz tradition has produced an array of legendary pianists/composers over the years whose larger-than-life names are perfectly suited for their superior talents: Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Bud Powell, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Horace Tapscott, to name but a few. Add to that list, Lafayette Gilchrist, the Baltimore-based artist who will make his national recording debut on June 29th with the release of The Music According To Lafayette Gilchrist, on HYENA Records.

Lafayette …


Da Byrdman Cometh - Awesome CD

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Dr. Larry "T-Byrd" Gordon is a prolific songwriter, artist, musician, composer, arranger, and engineer who performs nationally and abroad with his 16-piece show band (The Music People Luv Band). Dr. Gordon’s orchestra/showband repertoire consists of Big Band, Pop, Country, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Gospel, and Hip-Hop.

For 9 consecutive years, the highlight of his yearly performance schedule has been the American in Monte-Carlo Festival held in Monaco. Celebrities and some of the most …

The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at the Deer Head Inn Saturday May 8th, 2004 8 - 12 pm. The group features Tim Lyddon on piano, Bill Goodwin on drums and bassist Noah Jarrett.

Of his latest CD, Shades of People (Essence Jazz 2004) , Dan Karcher of WBGO says "The trio has come together as one entity which reveals how dynamic an entity can be. Not since Keith Jarrett’s powerful rendition on Tribute have I experienced such fire in a performance such as "All The Things You Are". Tim has performed w … now offers a new line of hand-crafted, wooden counter displays designed to truly showcase merchandise in a retail store. The displays are created from red oak finished with a beautiful clear gloss to give a rich look with a "down-to-earth" feel. Inside each display, CDs cleverly sit on metal-wired tiers that provide a strong, sturdy support.

Merchandise best suited for the displays include CDs, software, and DVDs. The displays are also a perfect fit for small books and certa …

The Ultimate Mancini album!

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The Year of Mancini celebrates the achievement and legacy of one man who shares his gift with the world, and serves to recognize the powerful influences which contributed to this success: the widely-supported presence of music and arts education in our schools, and the dedicated mentors who encourage its importance in the lives of children.

This new 2004 album is amazing. These brand new recordings are first rate. "Pink Panther" has rarely sounded better, and "Moon River" is given an absolut …

Grammy Winners Oscar Peterson, David Sanborn, Bobby McFerrin, Marian McPartland, Yolanda Adams, Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty, Al DiMeola Headline All-star Lineup of 70+ Groups at Rochester International Jazz Festival June 4-12

Tickets Go on Sale April 16

Rochester, NY-April 13, 2004 Legendary Grammy award-winning artists join jazz favorites for the Rochester International Jazz Festival’s most eclectic and international edition to date June 4-12, in Rochester, New York.

Organizers ann …

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Jazz performance and international collaborations

Eisenbeil, Itakura, Flinn Jazz Trio Spring Tour 2004

Bruce EISENBEIL - acoustic and electric guitars
Katsu ITAKURA - piano
Stephen FLINN- drums


NEW YORK, NY - April 8, 2004 - (JazzMedia Press) - Music lovers who can catch one of these perform …

Blue Toucan Music is proud to announce the launch of its exceptional new record label with the release of debut recordings by three rising stars from the New York Jazz scene vocalist/guitarist/composer Marco Figueira, singer/songwriter Kerry Linder and pianist/composer Glauco Sagebin. Featuring some of the greatest and best-known names of this music, these three extraordinary discs, distinguished by excellent sound quality and appealing graphics worthy of the outstanding music, instantly establi …
"I’d never considered performing with a steel drummer before a German producer approached me about recording with one and I met Lyndon Achee, the ‘pan’ player everyone I consulted recom-mended," Oliver Lake said when asked about the genesis of the Steel Quartet he formed in 1998. Dat Love -- Lake’s third recording with his Caribbean flavored band whose line-up is rounded out by electric bassist Reggie Washington and drummer Damon Duewhite -- is set for May 4th release on the veteran reedman’s la …
Internationally Acclaimed Concert Jazz Pianist & Composer Frantz Hall Founder/Keyboadist Jazz Alive - Contemporary Jazz World Fusion Group Based Out Of Las Vegas Nevada - Voted # 1 Unsigned Jazz Pianist/Composer By The International Jazz Society Of New York London Paris 1996 1999 2001 - Signed Mega-Deal With Japanese Major 2001 - President/CEO Music4MediaGlobalExchange Inc. - Film Scores/Soundtracks Digital Music Library …

NEW vocal jazz workshop

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NYU will offer a 10-session Vocal Jazz workshop entitled "All That Jazz Singing Workshop" (course ID: 44508) beginning Monday May 17, 2004 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The course will be taught by Grace Testani, Director of The Singers Center. Anyone who has ever dreamed of becoming a jazz singer is welcome amateurs and professionals alike.

If you always wanted to sing jazz, here is your opportunity! As a professional singer and long time educator, Ms. Testani has designed this course to unleash …