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"Lenny is... a pleasure to discover. His performances are packed full of swing, polish and enthusiasm. His touches of humor endeared the jazzman to the crowd, as did his warm personality and easy-going charm... (the audience) literally yelled for more..." - L.A. Jazz Scene

TORONTO September 20, 2004: Internationally recognized Jazz violinist, composer, arranger and producer Lenny Solomon is part of a unique musical echelon. Not only is he an extraordinarily gifted violinist, but his in …

29.01.2011

Jazz For Herbie

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Saturday, October 30th, 2004
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
at "The REX Hotel & Jazz Bar"
Featuring a Brand-new Batch of Thirty-Two of Toronto’s Finest Jazz Musicians-and some S …

Bassist and composer Bobby Vega will be among special guests performing with the improvisational ensemble Blu Tool on Saturday, Oct. 16, during a community carnival sponsored by St. Joseph of Cupertino School, 10120 N. De Anza Blvd. The free, two-set concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. on an outdoor stage at the school.

Vega has recorded and performed with Tower of Power, Etta James, Mickey Hart, Jefferson Starship, Santana, Jerry Garcia, Billy Preston, Paul Butterfield, Baba Olatunji, …

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Passin' Thru Records, in collaboration with the Contemporary African American Music Organization (CAAMO) and Outward Visions, Inc., is proud to announce the November 2nd release of the late multi-instrumentalist/composer/educator Makanda Ken McIntyre's In the Wind: The Woodwind Quartets (Passin' Thru 41220). Recorded in late 1995 and early 1996, this ambitious, posthumously released solo recording features original compositions arranged for four woodwind quartet combinati …
LOS ANGELES, CA --- When you think of Los Angelenos, environmental consciousness is not what comes to mind. But for one pro-active Los Angeles resident, environmental activist and jazz musician, Jon Hartmann - his message is in his music as his third self-produced album, Pacific Electric pays tribute to Los Angeles’ long-lost Pacific Electric Railway. Available via Internet on CDBaby.com, the all-original composition Pacific Electric CD is described as ‘modern jazz, with strong roots in old scho …
29.01.2011

No, It's Not Marilyn...

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Hollywood, CA - CYNTHIA BASINET has had the dubious distinction of being mistaken for MARILYN MONROE. The breathy screen legend never recorded "SANTA BABY" and in fact the version was recorded by the sexy redheaded actress.recording artist, CYNTHIA BASINET (aka "c. basinet").

The origin of the '97 recording was as a personal Christmas gift for JACK NICHOLSON. (Other hits recorded for the actor thru the years of their relationship include "SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME" and "HAUNTED HEART".) …
Clare Teal has a new album out today and it’s fantastic! "Don't Talk" is not so much a departure for Clare Teal but a progression like i've never seen before. Already a huge fan of her "Road Less Travelled" album, I was expecting more of the same with this release, but to my surprise she has created, in my opinion, one of the finest contemporary albums to date by any British artist. The album is not simply a collection of songs, but an "album" in the truest sense of what an album should be. The …
29.01.2011

La Luz Eterna Release

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From 1998 to 2002 The Kokopelli Latin Jazz Ensemble was one of the most creative and popular groups in Southern California. KOKOPELLI performed for 6 years at Croce's Jazz Bar in the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Festival appearances include: The Big Sur Jazz Festival, The Idyllwild Jazz Festival, and The Calle Diez Latin Festival. They have opened up for Eddie Palmieri, Pancho Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, Jane Bunnet and The Spirits of Havana. The group became inactive in 2004 when drummer Skip Ho …
BOSTON, MA -- Boston-based Gravity Records, a division of the customized dance and music education non-profit organization, Gravity Arts, Inc., is proud to announce the November 16th release of its two newest recordings, Ben Schwendener/Uwe Steinmetz's Apfelschaun (GRV 1900-7) and Ben Schwendener/Marc Rossi's Living Geometry II: Volumes 1 and 2 (GRV 1900-8). Both titles, distributed by North Country Distributors, are compilations of live performance recordings from recent tours. Mo …
Dylan Howe releases his second album for UK independent label OT Records. "This Is It" is a perfect example of the best of the new wave of British jazz that has been building over the past three years and has brought us the likes of Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, Ben Castle, Amy Winehouse and Soweto Kinch. Howe’s latest offering harks back in both sound and look to the peak of late 50s blue note recordings with more than a nod to the great Sam Rivers two of whose compositions can be found here. His b …
29.01.2011

Nocturne

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The saxophone player was born 1978 in Würzburg. Germany. She studied classic and jazz saxophone in Nuremberg, Amsterdam and Berlin and won many talent prizes. Besides playing jazz she also works a lot with house dj's and r&b, soul and popbands/acts.This year she surprised jury and audience during the final of the Dutch Jazz Competition with her and the bands'compositions. Stilistically the music would be modern jazz, sometimes more groove-oriented, sometimes very introverted...give it a try and …
January 1, 2005, Cleveland, Ohio Founded by musician/entrepreneur Dave Love in 1990, Heads Up International celebrates its 15th anniversary as one of the world’s premier crossover jazz labels with debut releases from saxophonists Najee, Walter Beasley and Michael Brecker, among others.

Having signed "the most influential tenor stylist of the last 25 years" (Jazziz Magazine), Heads Up has much to celebrate in 2005. "I’m delighted to join an organization which is fast becoming a force in conte …

29.01.2011

Vlad's 'Little Star' Zooms Up Chart

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New York, NY --- Jumping 12 points up the New Music Weekly AC Chart this week, Vlad found his first single, "Little Star," at the #20 position above Amy Grant, Boyz II Men and Ashlee Simpson.

"It's incredible. I am so excited," stated Vlad who got the news about the rise of his single just prior to his trip to Peru. "I am very happy that people like my music. And there is more to come from Vladosphere."

Masika Swain, associate editor at New Music Weekly, agreed. "There is every indicatio …

BOSTON, MA -- Boston-based bassist/composer Bruno Råberg is proud to announce the November 30th release of his fifth recording as a leader, Chrysalis (Orbis Music OM404), on his own Orbis Music label. This new recording features nine diverse Råberg originals written specifically for his new all-star nonet of notable veteran Boston and New York musicians.

"Bruno Råberg knows how to make a nonet sing," wrote Boston Phoenix columnist Jon Garelick following the group's recent Bosto …

AVON, CT -- On December 7th, the 482 Music label will release its final two titles of 2004, Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka/Robair's Klang. Farbe. Melodie. (482-1030) and the François Carrier Trio's Play (482-1033). This pair of new and diverse releases continues the label's mission of supporting music "rooted in the interplay of composition and improvisation, and that finds enjoyment in the exploration of new approaches to traditional genres." More information about the label is availa …
November 8, 2004 (New York, NY) On November 16, CTA Records will release "Introducing Alma", a 10-track debut album by jazz vocalist and lyricist Alma Micic, whose talent has already made her recipient of prestigious prizes like the BMG Jazz Club Award and the Cleo Laine Award for Outstanding Musicianship.

Micic’s career has been marked by an early start. Born in Belgrade, at 16 she was already performing as the lead vocalist of the Belgrade Radio Big Band and by the time s …

In February 2005, "Love Songs," a new CD by trombonist Harry Watters, will be released on Summit Records. This will be Harry's first straight ahead acoustic jazz quartet release & will feature many well known standards. On a related note, trumpeter Ken Watters has relocated to the Atlanta, Georgia area. Ken & trombonist brother Harry Watters will release a new "Brothers" CD together this spring featuring prominent Atlanta-based musicians... …
29.01.2011

Jazz for Water!

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Renowned jazz musician, Rick Della Ratta, recently named one of the top 500 jazz vocalists of all time, and his bossa nova jazz orchestra are performing on behalf of WaterAid at Soho's Rondure Cafe Lounge at 8pm, Tuesday 16 November 2004.

Tickets for this event will be $25 if purchased now and $30 at the door. WaterAid will receive a donation from all ticket sales.

For more info/tickets contact Emily at Emily This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (646) 344-7201 …

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