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Bruce Cassidy's Hotfoot Orchestra

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Legendary Canadian Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger & Producer Bruce Cassidy Returns to Canada After a Twenty Year Hiatus in South Africa With His All-Star Jazz/Funk 11-piece Band!


Featuring Bruce Cassidy on Trumpet/Electric Valve Instrument (EVI), Vern Dorge & Michael Stuart on Reeds, Rob Piltch on Guitar, Pat Kilbride on Bass, Ben Riley on Drums, Tom Szczesniak on Keyboards, Brian O’Kane on Trumpet, Gordie Myers on Trombone, Doug Gibson on Ba …

It's going to be a busy summer for tenor saxophonist Benny Golson. On June 22, he will release on the Concord Records label, Terminal 1, new music inspired by a Steven Spielberg film, "The Terminal." The Dreamworks SKG film, starring Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, and a cameo appearance by Golson, premieres in theaters on June 18.

Terminal 1 is Golson's homage to director Spielberg, a long-time jazz fan, who summoned the saxophonist to Montreal in February to perform a small …

Maxine Nightingale, Pop/Jazz Grammy Nominated International Recording Artist, has been touring all over the world for the past 25 years. Maxine is about to embark on her first major U.S. Jazz tour to promote her highly anticipated soon to be released CD " LIFE" since she first debuted with her dance pop classic "Right Back Where We Started From" hit the airwaves in 1976. Maxine’s new CD release "LIFE" will be a mixture of jazz and pop standards.

Maxine Nightingale’s debut multi-platinum dance …

Toronto, Canada, April 22, 2004 - Music Media Network a leading radio promotion firm since 1989 is pleased to introduce Jazz RadioDirectX and their accompanying website a service exclusively dedicated to promoting jazz & blues to radio & media worldwide.

Jazz RadioDirectX provides everything needed to promote any new CD release to jazz radio & media around the world quickly, affordably and professionally. This unique service re-defines the way music is promoted. RadioD …

Perhaps no two other artists have played with more jazz legends that pianists Monty Alexander and Les McCann. Born in Jamaica, Alexander would meld ska with traditional jazz to collaborate with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, John Pizzarelli, Freddy Cole, Kevin Mahogany and many others. While McCann’s associations with Ray Charles Count Basie, Zoot Sims, Charlie Byrd, Lou Rawls, Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Duke Ellington and garnere …

Vision Music USA, LLC (Austin, TX and Boston, MA) and the North by Northeast Music Conference and Festival (NXNE) are offering two FREE Registrations to this year’s NXNE music conference and festival!

With offices in Austin, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts Vision Music USA is a true independent musician’s resource. For more than two years Vision Music USA has helped independent artists and musicians with the following: Artist Development, Booking, Mercha …


Kansas City USA - 'ASR Records is pleased to announce the addition of Carmine D'Amico to our jazz artist roster. His skills have been showcased on stage, on records, in movie and television soundtracks, and on commercials that most of us have heard and taken for granted. 16 Grammy® Awards validate that Carmine represents "THE school" of music, in which the ability to successfully play one's part has been the key to outstanding performance. In today's music world, …


Ron Fattorusso to play Sunfest

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After losing his father and sister early in life; after 30 years of being a backup musician for singers and other musicians; after 2 years of writing, recording and releasing 15 tracks of his music; after receiving rave reviews from jazz critics and fans; after having eight songs from this one CD on international TV and radio for the last 3 months; after all of that jazz, You can now hear native South Florida jazz saxophonist, Ron Fattorusso and his eight piece band LIVE at Sunfest playing smoot …

Andrea Brachfeld - High Falutin' Latin Jazz
By Ben Ohmart,

Listening to Andrea Brachfeld and Son Charanga's Back with Sweet Passion album is like investing in a time machine. You're going back to the late 1960s or early 1970s when you set the CD to repeat play.

There's little to find fault with in Back with Sweet Passion, with its stylish, traditionally Latin rhythms and the courtly bob of the lite sound of flute that per …

A Little Space Visualized - Portrait of the Music as a Young Artist

The collaboration between creator and listener has gained another collaborator. With the aid of composer/performer Alan Gruskoff, now the music itself speaks to us as an artist. No, we aren't getting into heavy semantics, nor is this a new marketing gimmick.

In this chronically visual world of ours, it was only a matter of time before music videos went one better. For those Windows users out …

Statement from Jaijai Jackson, daughter of jazz bassist, bandleader and television personality, Chubby Jackson and president of Five String Productions:

It is my joy to launch a company dedicated to one of the greatest fathers a child could have! My father was an avid believer in being an originator and not an imitator. He always displayed humor in his performances, and brought his incredible musical talent to the forefront with such ease and excitement. I remember as a little girl watching …


There is something about the vibe of this cozy residential ParlorJazz! venue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, as it is developing quite the reputation as the place to play by some of best Jazz musicians/vocalists in the NYC. The twenty-five dollar suggested donation at the door includes: both sets, unlimited wine, non-alcoholic beverages, hors d'ouerves and the friendliest Jazz crowd in …

We're proud to announce the launch of a new jazz web site by saxophonist Ivan Renta at

One of the most on demand side-men in the scene, Ivan Renta has shared stage with well respected musicians such as:

Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Valentin, Conrad Herwig, Brian Lynch, Mario Rivera, Giovanni Hidalgo, Arturo O'farril, Rey Barretto, Willie Colon, Ralph Irizarry, John Benítez, Cheo Feliciano, Oscar D'leon, Oscar Hernandéz, Bobby Sanabria, Steve Davis …

With an album featuring his original compositions and notable guest performers, David Hughes’ debut release, Swoosh, turns the musical spectrum upside down. Playing melodies, chords and solos on the bass guitar, the artist presents a fresh take on the instrument in a contemporary jazz context.

"The traditional role of the bass is to provide a solid rhythmic and harmonic foundation in a band. The six-string bass guitar enables me to take care of that responsibility and venture into …

Mother J

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Just an update on the latest Mother J news.

Mother J will be honored by Lake County, May 5th.

Mother J will be honored at the Disney Community Awards, May 18th.

Thanks to the Mickey Carroll and Friends concert with Allan Rock and WUCF Jazz radio we presented a $1,500 check to the Mount Dora Center For the Arts summer programs for kids that cant afford to participate in summer programs.

We are working on our new CD cover and package featuring Ira Sullivan Jef …

For more than 30 years, Johnny Winter has been at the forefront of modern blues and blues-rock, and his new I'm A Bluesman disc, arriving June 15 from Virgin Records, figures to add to his Texas-sized reputation.

For this release, Johnny has again paired with his long-time producer Dick Shurman (Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan), as well as Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood). Backing him is his road-tested touring band of ace harmonica man James Montgomery, bassist …

"The Last of the First", whose working title was "Architects of Swing", Premiered as the only JAZZ Documentary Feature at the TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL, UA Theater on May 2, 2004 / 7:15pm, May 4 / 2:00pm and May 8 / 6:00pm.

Producer Al Vollmer intended this as his unique contribution to the legacy of jazz with a rare look at some of "the last of the first" and one of the longest running bands in the history of jazz. "The subjects of this documentary are veteran jazz musicians who starte …

Spotlight On Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii

When did the band first form?

[Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii] Summer of 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Who are the current members and what are their backgrounds?

[Rolando Sanchez & Salsa Hawaii] Judi Palmeira, Keyboards, vocals. Japanese/Portuguese/Hawaiian
George Demesillo, Bass, vocals. Filipino/Spanish/Hawaiian
Clarice Beanauro, back-up vocals. Filipino/Hawaiian …

Spotlight on Orquesta Charangoa

When did the band first form?

[Orquesta Charangoa] I went to Cuba twice in 1996. Both trips I spent the whole time studying charanga flute with Richard Egues, of Orquesta Aragon fame. He and I became very close and he gave me several arrangements to start a band with. I returned to L.A. and started Orquesta Charangoa in 1997.

What brought all the members together as one band?

[Orquesta Charangoa] I brought everyone …

" Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is jazz vocals’ vibrant beating pulse"
All About Jazz- NY’s Andrey Henkin

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb- Voice
Avishai Cohen- Trumpet
Matana Roberts- Alto Sax
Shahar Levavi- Guitar
Matt Mitchell- Piano
Ed Schuller- Bass
Bob Meyer- Drums

Jerusalem born Ayelet Rose Gottlieb is celebrating the release of her debut album "InTernal-ExTernal" on Genevieve Records. In this CD Gottlieb presents a diverse range of musical app …