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The Danilo Perez Big Band

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The Danilo Perez Big Band's 2007 release, The Panama Suite Project on ArtistShare Records, is more than an album that extends the breadth of Latin jazz with a distinctive blend of Pan American textures incorporating Southern and Central American folkloric and world music. The album additionally funds music workshops and the presitigous Panama Jazz Festival with all of the profits from The Panama Suite Project being donated to …

Professional bassist and session musician Sean O’Bryan Smith has already had a career that many musicians long for. Throughout his twenty-plus years of playing, Sean has had the opportunity to perform for thousands of people and share the stage or studio with a number of artists including Billy Ray Cyrus, Anna Wilson, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Steve Azar, and Rebecca St. James just to name a few. Now for the next phase of Sean’s musical journey he has taken on the role as recording art …

Announcing the
37th Annual Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash
June 13th - 14th, 2008

78s, LPs, CDs & Memorabilia


Hilton Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ 08830

Reservations: Call either the toll free number 1-800-HILTONS (800 445-8667) or the Hilton Woodbridge (732) 494-6200.
Mention JAZZ RECORD COLLECTORS GROUP to get discount.

Email: reservations@hilto …

The Frank Sinatra commemorative stamp will be available nationwide May 13 with the younger Sinatras participating in dedication ceremonies taking place in New York City, Las Vegas and Hoboken, NJ. The events occur on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Sinatra's death and are free and open to the public.

At 3 p.m. ET (noon PT), Tina Sinatra joins Postal Service Governor James Bilbray in dedicating the stamp in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Fountains main alcove on Las Vegas Boulevard. Frank …

The 3rd Annual Art of Jazz Celebration June 4-8,2008


SUNDAY, JUNE 8 - 2:00 PM, Dancemakers Studio

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Gene DiNovi began his career in the 1940s as a teenage bebop pianist in jazz clubs along Manhattan’s fabled 52nd Street. At the end of the decade, and into the next, he was performing and recording with Boyd Raeburn, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco, Chico O’Farrill, and Lester Young, among many other major jazz artists. Also …

Imagine that.

Instead of going into a store and buying a CD from a bin, you can help shape the creation of a new recording with an artist you’ve admired for years.

That may sound like a fanciful concept. But it’s a reality. In fact, it has been a reality for several years now.

The founder of the ArtistShare label, Brian Camelio, now may be considered visionary for perceiving the direction that the distribution of musical recordings was headed in 2001. Just within the past …

The historic 5th installment of the ‘Keepnews Collection’ features the following classic album re-issues produced by Jazz icon Orrin Keepnews: COLEMAN HAWKINS: "The Hawk Flies High" (1957) SONNY ROLLINS: "Freedom Suite" (1958) NAT ADDERLEY: "Work Song" (1960) WES MONTGOMERY: "Incredible Jazz Guitar" (1960) McCOY TYNER: "Fly With the Wind" (1976) Released June 3rd, Concord Music Group presents part five of its historic reissues series the ‘Keepnews Collection’, which spotlights classic albums by …

BMOP/sound, the nation’s foremost label launched by an orchestra and devoted exclusively to new music recordings, announces the release of its fourth CD Gunther Schuller: Journey Into Jazz. Representative of the "Third Stream" genre, a revolutionary style of music brought forth into the mainstream by Schuller in the 1950’s, the three pieces on this album unite the structural complexities found in contemporary classical music with the improvisational elements of jazz.

According to Schu …


Richard Hart

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Fusion guitarist Richard Hart has recently signed a mechanical license agreement with GAG Order Films, which is owned by Ron Day at Arthur Marie Company, to use 7 of the 9 songs from his album Fearless Shores for the company’s motion picture The Lawn Boy. The film was written and co-produced by Arthur Marie, directed by Ron Gonzalez and produced by Tim Grace. It was recently shown at the Hollywood Black Film Festival on June 5, 2008 i …

Austin’s First Lady of Jazz, Pamela Hart, an accomplished and outstanding vocalist, has set the stage and professionally maintained it over the course of 16 years. Pamela can step onto anyone’s stage and work with the best in the industry. She has had the pleasure to work with Ms. Nancy Wilson, Diane Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Rachelle Farrell, Gil Askey, Kirk Whalum, and Stevie Wonder. Although these are really great musiciains, Pamela attributes much of her jaz …


Mercy For Veterans

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Way back in 1964 legendary, singer/songwriter, Mose Allison wrote a unique anti-war song called "Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy". Allison recorded the song for one of his early albums and over the years a few other artists have also recorded it in much the same vein as Allison. Now in 2008, with all the unrest in the world, it seems fitting for this song to have new life once again.

Ray Brown Jr. and Dr. Lonnie Smith have indeed given new life to this song in a wonderful new blues duet version …

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Dwayne Kerr (Erykah Badu Flutist) Releases New Video Produced by Kerwin DeVonish (Spike Lee)

Dwayne Kerr (Erykah Badu's Funky Fluteman) has teamed up with Kerwin DeVonish (Spike Lee producer) to release a new video that was filmed on the beaches of Barbados. Click the link below to view. Available for …

Jay, who is a musician in the central region of Pennsylvania, plays in several bands. They are all diverse in their musical styles. Although music is not his full time profession, he spends hours practicing and performing in a variety of settings, from pit orchestras, to jazz combos, to big bands. The CD will feature 8 original compositions, from Swing to Latin to Funk.

The band features local talent from the centre region: Adam Kurland on keyboards, Jacob Hibel on Bass and John Sulli …

Pop-influenced contemporary Jazz vocalist Jimmy Demers is set to make his Concord Records debut on September 23rd with Dream A Little a collection of 13 classic songs that have already garnered praise from the likes of legendary songwriter Diane Warren and Grammy award winning arranger Victor Vanacore.

With a string of credits to his name, from backing vocals on albums that include artists from Cher to Garth Brooks, the road …

Wayne Wallace

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Trombonist Wayne Wallace has released the second installment in his trilogy, making each disc a compact microcosm of Latin-jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and tribal music and forming harmonious unions on each. This second disc in this series entitled The Nature Of The Beat, features Melecio Magdaluyo and Ron Stallings on saxophones, Frank Martin on piano and synthesizer, and Louis Fasman on trumpet to mention only a few musicians that give Wa …

New York, NY - October 14, 2008 - Quietly entertaining jazz lovers for decades, Bob Mover is finally ready to step into the spotlight with his new album It Amazes Me. The ten-track release serves as Mover’s humble testament and dedication to the art of sax a life’s work laid out in rich music. Dubbed "one of the greatest and most underexposed musicians in jazz" by legendary pianist Hank Jones, Mover is sure to finally get his share of attention with the breakthrough that is I …


Jazz at Christmastime

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Former opening Act and Emcee for Dizzy Gillespie, Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace to Perform a Special Jazz at Christmastime Benefit in Atlanta for the Enchanted Closet, Inc. Atlanta, GA On Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 6:00 PM, New York-based and internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, vocalist and composer Rick DellaRatta, will perform a special Benefit Concert to raise funds for the Enchanted Closet. This event is part of an extensive world tour for Jazz for Peace. June 2008 US Preside …

The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences nominated 22 Berklee alumni and one faculty member for a total of 29 Grammy Awards. The nominees were recognized for their outstanding contributions across the spectrum of fields, including pop, rock, rap, alternative, jazz, Latin, country, polka, producing, engineering, arranging, and composing. To date, 58 known Berklee alumni have won a total of 168 Grammy Awards. The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009, and br …


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Heavy with promise, the stage lit with the soul of youthful visions, a new wave of jazz aficionados embraced the Palos Verdes Coast with a free expression of the legendary Great American Songbook.

Located and sponsored by the Trump National Golf Course, this monthly event showcases the talents of the Palos Verdes community’s hopes and dreams. Orchestrated by Dr. Greg Allen, Director of Freedom 4U, the gifted young unleashed their passion for the purist of American art forms jazz …