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Vancouver - Exposure for local artists can be a struggle even in their very own cities, especially in competition with high-profile international artists. Getting an unknown artist’s work into the city’s prominent galleries is virtually impossible. A well placed and well designed presence on the internet becomes a necessary tool for new artists to gain any visibility. Exposure is a crucial element if an artist expects to make any living from their work and continue to develop. Atomic Hosting rec …
Through rain, mud and even the cicadas, The Fuzz Band won the Capital Jazz Fest Challenge on Saturday, June 5, earning $5000 and a mainstage performance on Sunday, June 6 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. The band opened for artists Kenny Lattimore & Chante Moore, Najee, Lizz Wright and David Sanborn at the 12th Annual Capital Jazz Fest.

"I felt honored and overwhelmed when they announced us as winners," said Duane Smith, bandleader and trumpet player. "The musicians in this …

29.01.2011

Legend & Pioneer, Ray Charles

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Historic Figure: Entertainment Giant Won 13 Grammy® Awards, Numerous Others Across the Globe (Los Angeles, Calif., June 10, 2004)---Music legend Ray Charles, 73, a 13-time Grammy® Award winner, known the world over as "The Genius of Soul," died at 11:35 AM (PDT) today at the age of 73, announced his publicist, Jerry Digney, of Solters & Digney. He was surrounded by family, friends and longtime business associates at his home in Beverly Hills.

"Although he was very successful and owned a home …

(St. Louis, MO.) One might assume that after fifty-seven years in the music business internationally recognized Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has just about done it all...well, they’re getting closer. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. announces its entry to the recording industry with its new division, Mel Bay Records.

For years Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has prided itself in bringing the techniques and teachings of the world’s finest musicians to aspiring students and educators everywhere. The tradit …

(St. Louis, MO.) Capturing the attention of audiences and the respect of fellow jazz musicians where-ever he performs, internationally recognized jazz guitarist, educator and clinician Corey Christiansen takes the next step in his ever-growing career with the release of his new CD, Awakening on Mel Bay Records’ new jazz label, Guitar Sessions.

When Mel Bay Records decided to launch Guitar Sessions, they knew they needed an album and an artist who would set the stage for what is yet to come. …

TayMusic.net: Music with Vision

Welcome to the wide, wide world of TayMusic.net.

The label is named for the River Tay in Scotland, but every element of the name rings true even the suffix "net." In creating the label, guitarist Kirk Casey cast a wide net, and, with artists as working partners, has built a collection of musicians, composers and producers who’ve incorporated a dazzling array of musical sounds into their albums.

Tay encompasses techno and electronica-based pop and urban hip-h …

29.01.2011

Soul Mate

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Soul Mate - a Pain in the Neck

by Nisandeh Neta (http://www.inspiration2go.com)

and they lived happily ever after...

That is how our favorite childhood fairytales have always ended. That is how the romantic movies from Hollywood always end. And that is what the media agencies advertisements promise will happen if we'll purchase the right toothpaste, car, T-shirt or life insurance policy.

In short, "...and they lived happily ever after..." is what we have been conditioned to belie …

Thomas Easaw, as writer, philosopher, musician & owner of the deepest living voice on earth, is contributing his best to avert the Third World War. Also "The Thomas Easaw Amendment of the Law", is expected to be the greatest thing to happen to justice and liberty, since the Magna Carta.

The music album, "Don't Start the Third World War" by Thomas Easaw, stands out in many ways. Philosophical and soul stirring lyrics, entwined in the most refreshing and scintillating music, with the dominatio …

Grammy nominated Pop/Sould and Jazz artist Maxine Nightingale will be performing Jazz at the Cafe Cordiale on 14015 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, California. Admission is FREE!

For more information get in touch with RDMJ Entertainment Management- Randy Lopez, phone 562- 760-6166 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lisa Reedy Promotions & Kari-On Productions have joined forces to offer combined Radio and Publicity Campaigns to further the success of their clients’ new releases. Working in tandem with each other, they provide quality promotions without the staggering costs, enabling individual and label artists to compete on a more level playing field.
Lisa Reedy Promotions works with over 200 radio stations throughout the United States on a weekly basis to solicit radio airplay, charting, interviews, q …
View Video, a leading producer and publisher of Jazz, Pop, Nostalgia, and Classical music programs on VHS and DVD, announced the highly anticipated July DVD release of "Oscar Peterson: Music in the Key of Oscar."

Oscar Peterson was one of Jazz's all-time great pianists. This riveting music documentary includes over 100 minutes of classic and contemporary performances, rare film footage and in-depth interviews with a cast of jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones and …

Michel Camilo, one of the leading Latin jazz pianists and composers of his generation, will undertake a World tour which will include performances at major music festivals in eight countries (US, Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, France and Japan) to celebrate his current Grammy® award winning two-CD set "Live at the Blue Note" (Telarc), as well as his latest JazzWeek® Artist of the Year award.

The tour will also include workshops at the Montreux and Umbria jazz festivals, as wel …

Spotlight on Clarissa y Familia Latina

When did the band first form?

Clarissa First was the project in Cuba. After back in Berlin we formed the band.

What brought everyone together as one band?

Clarissa We know each other many years from other projects.

How would you describe your music and playing style?

Clarissa Together we create a firework display of world music styles shining in dif …

Music Gorilla, a new and fast-growing resource in the online repertoire of both independent musicians and label scouts, is helping break down the invisible yet substantial barrier between labels and emerging artists. Built specifically for the needs of the A&R community, label reps sign written commitments to screen artists from the Music Gorilla community. The artists themselves upload their music to our server, and are assured that industry professionals will hear their music, or else their me …
Announced first on EURWEB, last Friday night’s (June 18) long-awaited appearance by jazz vocalist Paulette McWilliams and band played to a sell-out crowd at Manhattan’s Joe’s Pub. "Those four songs!" remarked a record producer in attendance referring to four original tunes scribed by McWilliams herself in collaboration with writing partner Anne Herring. "Gone, Black Honey, The Gift and Everything Changes " each evoked a strong response and resonated deeply with the crowd earning McWilliams spont …
ManDido began exploring hand drumming as a young man of sixteen growing up in Watts, South Central Los Angeles, California. Musical influences included jazz, bebop and other popular styles. In 1970, he immigrated to Montreal, Canada, where he lived for ten years. During that time he worked on studio and performance projects with many musicians, including Gino Vannelli. He toured for three years and recorded a total of three albums with Gino. ManDido moved to Vancouver, in 1980, and immediately b …
Tommy Boy Records announces the upcoming release of Groove Boutique:Volume One - A Seamless Blend of Smooth Jazzy Grooves, which is the world’s first mix CD of laidback jazzy music that’s specifically designed to appeal to 25+ men and women.

Groove Boutique:Volume One was compiled and blended by Rafe Gomez, the d.j./host/producer of The Groove Boutique, a top-rated, syndicated jazz mix radio program, which is hugely popular with adult listeners in the top markets acro …

It’s a jazz festival that would normally garner a $75+ ticket price - but not in Temecula. Stars like Richie Cole, Cybill Shepherd and the Elliott Caine Sextet will all perform on the same stage, Saturday, July 17 at the Promenade in Temecula - and it’s FREE.

Temecula’s International Jazz Festival is being produced by Jon Laskin, the executive director of Musicians Workshop, and is designed to bring Temecula’s love of jazz and musical community into the Southern California concert limelight. …

Kansas City USA On the evening of Saturday, July 17, 2004, the Kansas City based ensemble, Alaadeen & Group 21, will present "Coltrane Revisited"! The tribute performance will celebrate the music of John Coltrane on the 37th anniversary of his passing. The music will be performed from 8:30p 12:30a at the Blue Room jazz club, located within the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District of the city. Admission is $5.00.

"Coltrane Revisited" will provide an opportunity to consider the influence of …
29.01.2011

New Jazz Crossover CD

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A relative latecomer to the jazz music scene, composer/arranger/vocalist/pianist Adele Wilding pays homage to her eclectic musical background with her debut CD, Emeralds (& Other Little Gems). Released on Wilding's own label Blue Dawn, this concept CD, with its strong crossover appeal, showcases introspective, self-penned originals and re-interpretations of jazz and popular classics.

Not your conventional vocal jazz album, Emeralds (& Other Little Gems) contains a highly perso …