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New Product Press Release

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Custom made amplifier cover with large exterior pockets for storing cords and effects; made with 1050 denier ballistic nylon or 32 oz heavy-duty textured vinyl. Features leather reinforced handle opening, double stitched inside seams and leather logo. Velcro inner pocket straps pull up and over the top of the amplifier holding the pockets open while loading or unloading. The 1050 denier ballistic nylon is water repellent with ¾ inch urethane backing and offers snap buckles. The vinyl model is UV …
New York - Diana Krall's fifth album, The Look of Love (Verve Records), has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released on Tuesday, September 18th, the album has already shipped over one million units.

The album debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, making it the first traditional jazz recording to debut in the Top 10. It remained in the Top 20 during its first four weeks on the chart. The Look of Love has remained in the #1 spot on the Tra …

25 year old trumpet player/composer Nick Ali (The Brownman) has been named the 2001 "Jazz Composer Of The Year" by the National Jazz Awards foundation making him the youngest award recipient at this prestigious awards ceremony.

A busy year for the Brownman. 2001 has seen him win the General Motors "Grand Prix De Jazz" Award at the Montreal Jazz Fest, CBC Galaxie Network's "Rising Star Award" and now the National Jazz Award for "Jazz Composer Of The Year". Compl …

Rick DellaRatta returns as a guest artist for NY's "Jazz at Noon" series on March 1st at Cafe Barts Cathedral on Park Ave. The Rick DellaRatta Trio will return to Europe to perform in Switzerland and Austria late March as part of his "Jazz for Peace" world tour which began October 7, 2001 with Eddie Gomez, Lenny White and Paquito D'Rivera. Due to the success of Rick's five albums for Stella Records, the label has signed Rick to an additional and exclusive contract to produce other artists for th …
Producers for the National Smooth Jazz Awards have announced additional performers for the event that will be held this Saturday night at the Golden Hall Theater in San Diego. Percussionist Sheila E, trumpeter Chris Botti, saxophonists Boney James, Euge Groove and Jaared, guitarist Joyce Cooling, and keyboardist Freddie Ravel have been announced to join Al Jarreau, Rick Braun, Peter White, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale, Fattburger, Everette Harp and Brian Bromberg as performer …

Kathmandu Jazz Festival

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Musicians will be flying in from all over the globe to jam with some of Nepal's best at the Kathmandu Jazz Festival 2002.

Don Burrows and Kevin Hunt will bring the Festival to a climax with their performance on 22 March. Other artists performing include Afro Dizzi Act, Groove Suppa, The Dubai Quartet, Bernie's London Jazz Groove, Cadenza, Prastar, Homnath, and The Modern Jazz Commission. …

Rick Braun was the big winner at the National Smooth Jazz Awards Saturday night. Braun won five awards, including Song of the Year and Album of the Year for Kisses in the Rain. Here is a list of the award winners.

Guitarist of the Year: Peter White

Drummer of the Year: Harvey Mason

Bassist of the Year: Waymon Tisdale

Producer of the Year: Paul Brown

Brass Player of the Year: Rick Braun

Industry Advancement Award: Art Good of Jazz Trax

Group of the Year: The Rippington …

Clare Teal, one of the UK's most touted jazz singers, proved her popularity by selling out a charity concert at Bath University on Saturday night. Promoters feared that the concert would not make the required amount of money to cover costs and help towards the funding of an under 12's rugby tour of Ireland.

"It was fantastic that big artists like Clare and (BBC jazz musician of the year) Alan Barnes offered their services, until they joined us we were not sure that the concert would get much …



February 14, 2002

Contact: Joe Knipes (212) 533-0007

New York, N.Y. - The Arkadia Music Center announces the launch of Guitar Days, an exciting series of instructional musical events for the musician who wants to step up to the next level. Each Guitar Day features two 1 ½-hour Master Classes by top-flight professionals, to be followed by a special musical concert performance.

"We are delighted and honored to …

Composer and pianist Miguel Romero and his 5 piece ensemble perform original "Cuban Jazz Funk" at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, March 9, 2002,at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the Pellissippi Campus on Hardin Valley Road.

Born in Cuba, Romero comes from a long line of musicians who played at the Club Tropicana in Havana. Romero is a 21st century jazz composer and a pioneer of Nu Cuban. Romero has built a very tight group that can …

It’s been called the "true American folk music", but when you can find it played enthusiastically in the Australian bush, then we can conclude that Jazz is a truly world-wide phenomenon.

The Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival is now in its 8th year and attracts musicians from all around Australia and the world.

Wagga Wagga (pronounced "wogga wogga"), an Aboriginal name meaning "place of many crows," is one of Australia’s largest inland cities with a population of over 55,000. Wagga, as the locals …

BMG’s adult music division, The RCA Victor Group, has signed the contemporary instrumental supergroup Fourplay to the Bluebird label. Fourplay-Bob James (keyboards), Nathan East (bass), Harvey Mason (drums) and Larry Carlton (guitar)-are currently recording a new album to be released in summer 2002 and followed by a world tour.

Together and individually, Fourplay have been at the top of the pop, rock and jazz charts for the past three decades, earning an international reputation as "America’ …

Grammy Award Winners Aretha Franklin, Diane Reeves, Dr. John & Sonny Rollins Lead Lineup of More than 50 Artists Performing at Rochester International Jazz Festival June 3-9, 2002

Tickets go on Sale March 9th

Rochester, NY-March 5, 2002 Legendary Grammy award-winning artists Aretha Franklin, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Dr. John, and jazz festival favorites such as The Blue Brothers Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Terence Blanchard, Joe Lovano and Brad Mehldau will headline the first editi …


Latin Genesis Charts!

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Marquee sax legend Dave Liebman and soon-to-be legends Don Braden and Dan Moretti front the stellar Latin Genesis, accompanied by a rhythm section of Oscar Stagnaro (bass), Mark Walker (drums), Pernell Saturnino (percussion) and Jorge Najaro (percussion).

The seeds for Latin Genesis were sown back in 1971. Back then, young Liebman was making his first recording with legendary drummer Elvin Jones in Rudy Van Gelder's …

Avon-based Jazz Group Mystery Feet receives national recognition for Debut CD "Walk the Walk". Song "Mariana" #1 on

February 4, 2002

Relix Magazine has featured Avon, CT jazz group Mystery Feet as one of eight new artists nationwide worthy of wider recognition. Mick Skidmore writes in his "On The Verge: Artists You Should Know About" article that Mystery Feet is a "highly proficient extremely accomplished quartet. These guys are stunning playe …

Mo Betta Saturdays

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March 23, 2002 KMD Entertainment will host Mo Better Saturdays, a Jazz mixer for urban professionals. Located at the Burning Leaf Cigar lounge in Old Town Pasadena. Come mix, mingle, and network at a NY style lounge while listening to live Jazz and R&B. The jazz guitarist Darryl Spencer will be performing with a special guest vocalist. In addition to live jazz we have poets that have been featured on Def Poetry Jam performing "spoken word". Mo Better Saturdays is a great place to start your even …
BILLY COBHAM to tour U.S. supporting the release of his first Solo CD from 1973, "Spectrum" as DVD-Audio disk.

Mar. 31/ Yoshi's, Oakland
Apr. 2 The Conga Room - Los Angeles, CA
Apr. 3 The Galaxy Thr. - Santa Ana, CA
Apr. 5 The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA
Apr. 6 Keswick Thr. - Phila., PA
Apr. 7 House Of Blues - Cambridge, MA
Apr. 8, 9 BB Kings, NY, NY
Apr. 10 DAY OFF
Apr. 11 The Ram's Head, Annapolis, MD
Apr. 12 Musicians Exchange H …
Vinnie Burke,(aka Vincenzo Bucci, Vincent James Bucci), internationally known jazz bassist graduated to a heavenly orchestra on February 1, 2002 from his home in Springfield, New Jersey. Born in Newark, New Jersey on March 15, 1921, Vinnie began playing music at the age of 5 years old, starting with the violin, then moving on to the guitar and finally finding a perfect jazz sound with a 5 string bass fiddle. His resume is extensive with engagements at the Blue Note, the Half Note, the Copacabana …
A handful of notable accolades and endorsements have been added to the ever lengthy and impressive resume of Jazz Clarinetist Harry Skoler. Genre aficionados already know Skoler, an Assistant Professor of Woodwinds at Berklee College of Music in Boston, from his numerous acclaimed recordings, including Conversations in the Language of Jazz and Reflections on the Art of Swing: A Tribute to Benny Goodman.

Now, Applied Microphone Technology has added Skole …

The Seventh Annual Big Sur JazzFest presents the Brad Mehldau Trio, Russell Malone Quartet, Omar Sosa Septet and a host of diverse jazz artists the weekend of May 3, 4 & 5, 2002. At a variety of indoor and outdoor sites throughout Big Sur Village jazz music mixes with the world-renowned natural beauty of the rugged coastal community. Dan Ouellette of Down Beat magazine said "Possibly the most perfect setting for jazz on the planet."

Other artists set to perform are Kitty Margolis Quintet, Eri …