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(St. Louis, MO.) Jimmy Bruno is one of the finest jazz guitarists of our time. From the first note of every performance he captures audiences with his electricity and presence. For this reason Mel Bay Records proudly announces the release of Jimmy Bruno’s latest live, concert DVD entitled, Jimmy Bruno: Live at Chris’s Café Volume 1 (MB20523DVD) as part of their growing series of live concert DVDs.

This most recent performance, filmed live in Philadelphia, PA, presents the unique opport …

HYENA is pleased to announce the signing of the revolutionary jazz trio, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, featuring Brian Haas on piano, Reed Mathis on bass and Jason Smart on drums. Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jacob Fred's career has spanned over a decade, while a relentless tour schedule has earned them one of the youngest, most devout and loyal audiences in improvisational music. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's debut on HYENA, the long awaited groundbreaking acoustic studio album entitled, …
Producer, composer, keyboardist Jason Miles is launching a new website, www.jasonmilesmusic.com with a CD only available at the site. I went into the studio in 1979 with Michael Brecker, Marcus Miller, Gerry Niewood, Ricardo Silviera, Jeff Williams and Badal Roy. The CD was never released and last year after 24 years I found the 2 inch tapes in his store room. I had them transferred to Pro Tools and remixed by Doug Oberkircher. You can go to the website and hear a song from the classic landmark …
The concert which takes place Friday, July 30th at 9:30 pm, will allow Coco to share with her fellow students and teachers at HD Woodson what she has learned and how she has grown as a performer. Coco was crowned Miss Woodson and it changed her life forever. Although she was involved in many musical theater performances as well as sung in the concert choir, it was winning an amateur singing contest at Howard University in 1988 that lead her straight to the Apollo Theater in New York City where s …
Cybill Shepherd known for her television series hits "Moonlighting" and "Cybill" as well as a long list of movie credits, will award Horace Silver with a United States Congressional Certificate of Recognition of Lifetime Achievement, Saturday, 5 p.m. at the Temecula Valley International Jazz Festival at the Promenade.

With a pianist and compositional style that draws from black gospel, bebop, Latin and R&B sources, Horace Silver was one of the major musicians of the hard-bop and soul-jazz mov …

Musicians: Freddie Ravel, Bobby Lyle, Phil Perry, Jeanette Harris, Eloise Laws, And Many More To Perform At Jazz In The Park, Which Takes Place During Labor Day Weekend.

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 15, 2004) - The South Bay Entertainment Group, in conjunction with the City of Inglewood Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services will host the 2nd annual Jazz In The Park festival during labor day weekend on September 4th and 5th at the amphitheater in Edward Vincent Jr. Park in Inglewood …

Cybill Shepherd will perform songs from her latest album "Live at Cinegrill" during the International Jazz Festival Saturday, July 17. Shepherd known for her television series hits "Moonlighting" and "Cybill" as well as a long list of movie credits, will be performing at the Promenade in Temecula at 5:30 p.m.

She is also lending her voice for commercials and public service announcements to Musicians Workshop, the non-profit organization producing the event.

Shepherd started singing with he …

GO TO: BBC.co.uk and join their Jazz Message Board re: Jazz on 3 repeats - your choice - Robert - HOST 26th post - 5 Jul 2004 11:26 Sorry to be a while in replying to this. In the absence of the playlist archive, here's a list of the Jazz on 3 gigs we've broadcast since the last repeat season:

Conjure, featuring Kip Hanrahan & David Murray, Herbie Hancock and Bobby Hutcherson, Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band, Sunny Murray with John Edwards and Mark Sanders, Jim Black’s Alas No Axis , Ralph Ales …

Following on from the critical success of her debut album "Once in a Lifetime" and with airplay and endorsement including Michael Parkinson BBC Radio 2, JazzFM and BBC London to her name singer/songwriter Karen Lane releases her eagerly awaited second offering TASTE.

The new album "TASTE" opens with the Jobim track "Photograph" and from the outset, her voice laid bare, intertwining with only cello and piano, she speaks directly and candidly. Lane's low toned sultry style draws the listener i …

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Tanya Fermin sings about heartache, happiness and hope. A listener can often identify with the emotion instilled within her music. There is no doubt that with one listen to her heartfelt vocals and you will be saying, "I have felt that way too." Personal experiences help to make Fermin’s vocals so warm and original. She has weathered many storms in her life and came through to the other side to realize an ultimate goal, recording her new album Special Inv …
The EP has two LIVE Rock songs by PEARLCOPPER included.

PEARLCOPPER, solo Rock act, since 1997, is the legendary music and stage name of Mark Spiewak-Pearlcopper. As he creates, signs and dives in pools of blood and angel's dance, he takes listeners and audience into rare experience from his perspective. PEARLCOPPER plays guitars, keyboards, vocals and write his own material, both music and lyrics. PEARLCOPPER loud vocals are awesome. …

29.01.2011

A Tribute to Billy Higgins

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Comcast/San Jose Jazz Festival, will pay tribute to Billy Higgins with a premier performance of original music by the LifeForcejazz All-Stars, an ensemble comprised of artists appearing on LifeForcejazz Records. In addition to his world-renowned status as legendary jazz drummer, Billy was active in grassroots communities throughout the world, inspiring other musicians and promoting the art form. In 1994, Billy co-founded Lifeforcejazz Records, a label owned and managed by a collective of artists …
The Matt Geraghty Project is not only setting a standard in the performing arts for effective community outreach, but also offering a savvy solution to the many musicians throughout the city who find rehearsal space to be both a financial and logistical challenge.

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In search of meaningful volunteer work, Chicago bassist and composer Matt Geraghty first visited Deborah's Place in December of 2003. He selected this women's shelter after researching different programs where he could …

29.01.2011

Tim Lyddon at the Priory

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Pianist Tim Lyddon To Perform at the Priory in New Jersey New York, NY: New York based pianist Tim Lyddon and his trio featuring bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Steve Johns will perform a jazz concert at the Priory on Sunday, August 1rst, 2004, 11am to 3pm to support Mr. Lyddon’s latest release on his essence's label, Shades Of People.

His compelling and distinctive style engages a sensibility of enormous breadth, encompassing the classic American song form, and the harmonic innovations of t …

29.01.2011

Send a Love Letter to Luther

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On April 16, 2003, Luther Vandross, world famous smooth jazz, R&B, pop, singer/songwriter, suffered a debilitating diabetes induced stroke.

Today, Luther is struggling towards full rehabilitation.

In an effort of total love for Luther, and in an attempt to raise awareness of the devastating effects of diabetes, the Verve Music Group in association with the American Diabetes Association, are kicking off 'Send A Love Letter to Luther' day beginning August 3, 2004 across the country.

Al …

When: Sunday, August 1, 2004

Where: 55 Bar, 55 Christopher Street (between Waverly Place and Seventh Avenue South), New York City

Time: 9:30PM

Admission: $10 cover charge

Information: telephone - 212-929-9883

The 55 Bar welcomes back The New Reed Quartet for a summer concert on August 1st. The group is warming up before we return to the studio to finish up our debut CD. We are eager to get together again -- clarinetist Perry Robinson is just back from his annual artist reside …

CD Baby and Vision Music USA Form Strategic Partnership To Help Independent Musicians

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August 1, 2004 - Vision Music USA, LLC an independent musician’s resource specializing in Artist Development has teamed with CD Baby. CD Baby is the world’s #1 online retailer for Independent CDs. Currently they have 67,123 artists that sell their CDs on their site, they have sold 1,074,899 CDs to customers and paid out $8,547,404.48 to artists. With each compan …
Our sincerest condolences go out to the Gumede family, his very many close friends, the people that worked with him over the years, as well as those many many fans that will all be feeling the pain of this insurmountable loss...

The life-story of Sipho Gumede is a long and elaborate one. He has worked with too many musical icons and legends to list here, a pioneering force as an individual on the South African musical and jazz scenes. (His achievements were recognised as long as five years a …

Shaw’s most recent album, A World Still Turning, a unique collection of his soulful stylings featuring his distinctive rendition of "Alone Again, Naturally," was released on 441 Records in October 2003. This is Ian’s third nomination as BBC Best Jazz Vocalist.

In addition to winning the Best Vocalist award, Shaw co-hosted the event with last year’s Best Vocalist award winner, Claire Martin.

Stateside fans can listen to highlights of this year's awards on Radio 2 on Monda …
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Much progressive/space/Kraut/post-rock can sound so very, if I may be so bold, white, totally filleted of soul. Many jam bands and groove merchants get into urgent, you-gotta-be-there flights/tangents that can veer into unmemorable self-indulgence. The Californian East Bay-based collective Mushroom surmounts these obstacles by being equally at home with both styles, injecting them with playful humor (a hunk o’ funkadelica entitled "The Revolution Will Not Be Telev …