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Two concerts for the price of one was the outcome of the RNCM Big Band concert night. O’ Higgins, Auguelles and Hall had not been together on the same stage for some 20 years, not since there student days. This was to become a big band reunion of both power and ability with Mike Hall conducting his student Big Band with Dave O’Higgins guesting in the first half and Julian Arguelles substituting in the second.

With the Big Band warming up to a Thad Jones number, Groove Merchant, followed by L …

NCM East Records is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from Justice on a Budget (NCM 40123), a core trio of musicians from the Philadelphia area who craft bold compositions through the language of improvisation. The group explores genres and themes that are linked by simple structures, resulting in expressions from standard jazz to post-rock to breakbeat and beyond. For this recording, the addition of guest musicians ranges from Brazilian and Afro-Cuban percussionists …
Rochester Contemporary Jazz Festival
Saturday, November 27, 2004, Montage Grille, 50 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY

Tickets: ALL ACCESS PASS $15 in advance, $20 day-of-show ($10 if you only want to see one show)

Order tickets by phone 585.820.7874
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Note: Food and beverage not included

Here is the Line Up

Champagne Jazz Show: 5:00 pm 7:30 …

Silver Spring, Maryland-November 15, 2004-A very special evening at the AFI Theater for the premier of the feature film Postmark Paradise, took place earlier this year. The film stared Russian actress/singer Natalia Nazarova as a Russian mail order bride tricked into coming to America.

The executive producer of the film, Elliot Grysen and the writer Dan Slider, were present to interact with the audience after the screening. Many people cam …

Art of Life Records is proud to announce our latest CD release.

Ted Greene-"Solo Guitar" AL1011-2

Originally released in 1977 on PMP Records and now available on CD for the first time ever! Digitally remastered for compact disc from the original analog master tapes by John Strother at Penguin Recording in Los Angeles, California and supervised by Ted Greene himself. Includes the original album cover artwork and liner notes from both pressings of the original LP release. …

Satalla December 2004 Calendar

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Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 PM Smadar Levi Admission is $12 Born in Israel to Moroccan and Spanish parents, singer Smadar Levi brings her blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music to Satalla. Combining traditional and original material, Smadar borrows musical ingredients from the Israeli, Spanish, Moroccan and Greek traditions. Just consider the range of instrumentalists Smadar performs with: Uri Sharlin on accordion and piano, Harel Shachal on alto sax and clarinet, Ramzi Adlibi on darb …
Tony Adamo & Ernie Watts Record at Cherokee Studios
Roc Armani, Urbanzone Productions

Two-time Grammy winner Ernie Watts layed down horn tracks for contemporary jazz vocalist, Tony Adamo’s new Soul Jazz CD at the legendary Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California. This is the second time Watts has recorded with Adamo. Their first recording was on Adamo’s CD, DANCE OF LOVE on Rhombus Records. DANCE OF LOVE is currently receiving airplay in the US a …
Newark, NJ Every once in a while there comes a musician that stands out among the rest. Mark Bunney is one of those musicians, and rightfully so. He is a student at the Prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he is pursuing a degree in music on a full scholarship.

Mark Bunney adds the Midas touch to every note he plays with precision, skills and simple passion. One listen to Mark Bunney Coming Soon and you will immediately become a fan of his. His music will surely penetrate …

Press release: November 21, 2004

Boston based keyboardist/songwriter Dave Osoff has just been awarded '2004 Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year' for his critically acclaimed album, 'Mosaic', at the annual 'Just Plain Folks' 2004 Music Awards show in Los Angeles on November 7.

In addition, the album track 'Never Enough' was awarded top honors as the the '2004 Instrumental Jazz Song of the Year'.

This year, there were over 100,000 song entries and 10,000 album entries in …


Royal Jones Decree

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Intro: I loved the intro it’s a nice touch to hear a personal touch toward the achievement of this project.

You Broke the Circle: Great production, nicely paced dance track, righteous keyboard licks, Jones’ vocals are a throwback to the 80’s when Sylvester ruled the dance floor.

Echo: Lounge lizard sound, relaxing beat, pleasing guitar and percussion on this jazzy track, white linen feel, Royal shows his versatility.

Ride Out of Control: Funky back beat, with a peppering of horns, la …

Featuring: "The World's Hottest Salsa Dance Band"
The Oscar Hernandez Orchestra w/ special guests...
......Dave Valentin, Richie Flores, Lew Soloff, and Patato Valdes

This special show salutes the great days of The Village Gate where people could dance all night to great "live" music from the finest salsa and jazz musicians in the world!

Art D’Lugoff’s Village Gate at the corner of Bleecker and Thompson reigned for 36 yea …
Hundreds of slides and photographs of rock and jazz musicians lay neatly stashed away in several notebooks owned by Mark E. Lawhon; photos he had taken of the monster groups, both rock and jazz, of the incredible musical era of the 1970s. Now, his best shots have been made public in his new book, Classic Concerts of the 1970s: The Encores Continue. This book contains never-before-seen photos of many incredible musicians in some of their most memorable performances. Although his book is ge …
On Saturday November 22nd, 2003 my wife Debbie and I went to The Hunt Club Grill (in Summit) a little later than usual, but in time to see and hear the Framework quartet play a few songs. The food is always excellent, and on this night, so was the music. Before we knew it, they were packing up, but not before we bought one of their live CD’s. We liked the fact that the same musicians we heard that night were the 4 regulars featured and pictured on the CD.

Framework consists of Joe Frame on g …


Locus Loppem 2005 Improvised Music

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Locus Loppem 2005, an initiative of Kunsthalle Lophem and Gasthof Heidelberg in the small village Loppem, near Bruges, is organizing a concert series with 5 highly esteemed musicians in the improvised music circuit: Kimmo Pohjonen (accordion), Joëlle Léandre (double bass, voice), Anthony Braxton (reeds) and the Duo Vinny Golia/Peter A. Schmid (reeds, flutes). The concert of Joëlle Léandre will be recorded by Jean-Marc Foussat for release on CD early 2005. …

New Saxophone Book !!!

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My new book "SAXOPHONE - Everything Sax Players Should Know!" is now available. This book was written for ALL Levels - from day 1 beginner to pro. Topics include: Purchasing Equipment, Embouchure, Vibrato, How to Get the Most out of Your Reeds, How to Practice, How to Improvise, Includes Major, Minor, Dominant 7, Minor 7 b5, Diminished, Whole-Tone, Chromatic Scales, Alternate & Altissimo Fingerings, Basic Sax Fingerings, and much, MUCH more!!! Be sure to visit for details. Re …

Nylon and Fire

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Haven't heard yet? Aurel Nica has released his first album called "Nylon and Fire", an extraordinary combination of classical, jazz and flamenco. It's so cool! You must have it! A good guitar technique mixed with a nice feeling. It will surely move you. …
From January 10-16, 2005, the world-renowned Barbados Jazz Festival will bring together talent from around the world. Participating artists include: Alicia Keys, Kenny Garrett, Ellis Marsalis, Yellowjackets, Gato Barbieri, Keiko Matsui, Pieces of a Dream, Jason Moran, Horacio 'El Negro' Hernandez & Giovanni Hidalgo, The Charles Flores Quintet, Tito De Gracia and Adrian Clarke.

Concerts will be held at some of Barbados' top venues, including: Sunbury Plantation House, Farley Hill National Park …

Two Companies Merged to Form the CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC., A New Leader in Independent, Adult-Focused Recorded Music

Tailwind Capital Partners Partner With Norman Lear and Hal Gaba to Provide Equity Financing

Beverly Hills, CA December 1, 2004 - Concord Records, Inc. and Fantasy, Inc. today announced that Concord has completed its acquisition of Fantasy and has merged the two companies to form a new entity called the Concord Music Group, Inc. Concord Records is a prominent 31-year-old, …


The Buzz about Bobby Darin

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New York New York November 22, 2004 IPO Recordings is pleased to announce a new recording by Roger Kellaway to coincide with the release of the new film biography of Bobby Darin, Beyond the Sea. The recording, titled I Was There; Roger Kellaway Plays From the Bobby Darin Songbook (IPOC1006), features tunes that Kellaway performed with Bobby Darin when he was Darin¹s musical director in the late 1960s, and will be available at leading CD retailers around the country and through IPO's distr …
Art of Life Records is proud to announce our latest CD release.

Andrea Marcelli-"Beyond the Blue" AL1012-2

Bob Mintzer, Mike Stern, Eddie Gomez & Mitchel Forman

Following in the footsteps of his "Silent Will" and "Oneness" albums, the long overdue new album by Andrea Marcelli is now available. The composer/drummer/clarinetist, Italian born and naturalized U.S. citizen, has finally produced "Beyond the Blue". The executive co-producer of the album is Paul …