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Eric Ross May Euro-tour

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May15. Rotterdam, NL. New Music Festival-Dodorama
May16. Brussels, BE. Musee d'Instruments.
May20. Amsterdam, NL. CEM Studio-lecture & concert
May23. Heidelberg,GE. DAI Jazz Fest
May25. Amsterdam, NL. Stedelijk Museum, VPRO Dutch Radio- concert &
May26. Bergen, NO. Nattjazz Festival

ERIC ROSS, American composer, is featured artist at John F. Kennedy
Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC, June 8, 2002, in a multime …
Hello, we would like to announce the launch of home of Dutch musician, composer & producer Chris Beckers and his Label CRISCRAZZ RECORDS and the BEAU GARAGE STUDIO Amsterdam.

This site will be updated and improving continuously. Very soon we will provide you with free music downloads of Chris` music and other CrisCrazz Artists. Until then check out the samples or get in touch directly with Chris for further information.

Right now Chris is touring Germany and the …

In this ebook version available world-wide through - the music is to be downloaded in mp3 format, just as the book (pdf format) itself is acquired through a download link upon payment. The price for the package amounts to US$15, and all is delivered virtually instantly.

" This is not a book for someone who wants to look through it in an afternoon and then play jazz guitar that evening. Hans has come up with a very detailed step-by-step method, which involv …


Shipp LIVE!

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Matthew Shipp is making a long awaited live appearance in NYC on Thursday March 28, 2002 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St.)

The legendary pianist will be performing pieces expanding the concept displayed on his best selling disc of all time "Nu Bop"

Joining him will be William Parker playing double bass, Daniel Carter on saxophone & flute and Flam handling the synths and programming.

Show starts at 9:30pm with opening act DJ Singe. …


Thirsty Ear's Blue Series

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Thirsty Ear Records is proud to announce two exciting new releases.

After his stellar drumming contribution to Matthew Shipp's top selling disc of all time "Nu Bop" Guillermo E. Brown drops his solo debut "Soul at the Hands of the Machine" on an unsuspecting world April 9, 2002.

The newest installment in Thirsty Ear's innovative Blue Series is already receiving praise. "Soul is a marvel of agitated, crisscrossing rhythms that couldn't have come from man or machine" - The Philadelphia Inq …


Abbasi / Howes Mid-West Tour

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Rising modern jazz talents collaborate in a unique and engaging concert series when the Rez Abbasi/Christian Howes Quartet makes public appearances March 30th April 15. They will treat audiences to their unique blend of jazz, combining a mid-western mentality with the exoticism of India, utilizing a hybrid instrument called the sitar-guitar. Abbasi comments, "The strings of the guitar and violin played together form a texture rarely heard in modern jazz and, in the hands of Christian and myself, …


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‘Tony Perez Trio’ performance at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Friday, April 19th.

Featuring Tony Perez piano; John Lockwood bass; Bertram Lehmann drums. Special Guest: Ernesto Diaz Percussion.

On the heels of its recent sold-out Boston debut at the Regattabar, the ‘Tony Perez Trio’ has been invited to perform on April 19th at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center’s spring concert series. Cuban pianist P …

New York City, March 15, 2002, Baoule Music proudly announces a Lenora Zenzalai Helm new CD recording, Precipice. Helm will celebrate the CD release with a performance on Sunday, April 7th, 7:30 pm at Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC. Helm will also appear at the Cape May Jazz Festival, Cape May, NJ in Carney's Main Room on Saturday, April 20th from 9 :00 p.m - 1:00 a.m. Helm will perform at both events with pianist Brandon McCune, …

Jean Shy sings Ella Fitzgerald

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Born in Chicago, Jean’s vocal background had it’s beginning in Gospel Music. At the Age of twelve Jean made her first recording for the legendary Chess Label in Chicago. Later Jean signed a Recording Contract with Brunswick Records. She also recorded for Playboy Records, Fantasy Records and others.

JEAN SHY has worked with some of the best Jazz Musicians Internationally, i.e.: Legend Earl Palmer Drummer; Larry Gailes Bass; Drummer Roy McCurdy; Lou Forestieri Piano - He wrote the Music S …
The MJA Jazz & Blues Fest. on Long Island, NY. Guitarist Dave Stryker to perform April 27th, 2002

Whether you've heard guitarist Dave Stryker fronting his own group (with twelve CD's as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and more recently Kevin Mahogany, you know why Gary Giddins in the Village Voice calls him "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years". His approach combining the jazz burn to a soulful blues feeling is …


Tim Lyddon Trio

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The Tim Lyddon trio Appearing at Club Europa Sunday, April 14, 2002 8 - 10 pm with bassist Tom Hubbard and drummer Marcello Pellitteri

Pianist/composer Tim Lyddon describes his approach to music as "uncompromised, what I feel from the heart, drawn from my life’s experiences." His extraordinary trio CD, I’ve Traveled So Far on Essence Jazz Records proves his point.

"Tim Lyddon is a pianist who plays with extraordinary drive, impressive chops, good definition and a spirit which spreads nic …

Heard in the scene is the amazing debut of jazz singer Heleen van den Hombergh with Tony Overwater (double bass), Bert van den Brink (piano & keyboards), and Joshua Samson (percussion) - released this month by Munich Records, (BMCD 336). Piano miracle Bert van den Brink worked with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Toots Thielemans, Chet Baker and others. Tony Overwater has won several prizes for his remarkable music and special internation …

Randy Weston Birthday Tribute

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Whole Tone Productions’ Rodney Kendrick & Rhonda Ross Present A Birthday Tribute Honoring Legendary Pianist and Composer

"For me, the most compelling aspect of African culture is its music, magnificent in its power, and diversity, with drums-African rhythms-always at the heart." -Randy Weston

610 West 56th Street (Between 11th & 12th Avenue)
Monday, April 8th 7pm-11pm
$25 Cover

Appearances By:
Kenny Barron
Alex Blake

Clare Teal duets with Ian Shaw

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Rumors are spreading around the UK jazz circuit that two of the hottest jazz vocalist have teamed up together and recorded a duet. Ian Shaw, signed to Milestone Records and already one of the most respected male vocalists to come out of the UK, is said to have been "delighted" to be asked to appear on a forthcoming release by Clare Teal, One of the UK's most talked about new voices. Details are sketchy at the moment, but the word is Clare has written a song especially for Ian and it will appear …
For this writer the Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of the summer jazz festival season, where cities and towns all over the world host these great musical events, many of them outdoors, featuring established and up-and-coming performers across all genres of the music. Since 1996 I have attended the Atlanta Jazz Festival and it has become an eagerly anticipated event on my jazz travel schedule.

Presented by the city’s Bureau Of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Jazz Festival actually f …

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Trumpeting Jazz

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On a bright, airy classroom on the West Side, six youngsters are grooving to Miles Davis, their feet gently tapping, their bodies swaying a bit as they savor the trumpet sighs wafting out of a portable stereo system.

Meanwhile, at the tony Symphony Center downtown, a much larger group of kids is hanging on to every note that jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is playing, as he re-creates the clarion sound of Louis Armstrong hitting a glorious series of high Cs. The day's topic may be vintage Mil …

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley is proud to announce an extensive remodel and expansion of the present facilities between May 20-June 3, 2002.

In its first twenty years, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley has become the west coast’s premier jazz club. Every week the club brings the greatest names in jazz and blues to Seattle. Artists of international stature such as Oscar Peterson, Eartha Kitt, Taj Mahal, McCoy Tyner, Dr. John, Joe Sample, Marion McPartland, Lionel Hampton and Nancy …

The Equinox Music Festival announced this week that they will be joining the Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion's Cafe Teatro as a co-producer of the upcoming Spring series presentation of Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache on June 8th, at the Jorge Hernandez Cultural Center in Boston.

Long regarded as one of the top Latin Jazz innovators, Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache were the centerpiece in the internationally acclaimed documentary, 'Calle 54' released …


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For immediate release: Fez Dispenser: Live without a publicist.

Fez Dispenser's self titled debut CD is not for everyone. That's the good news. Fez Dispenser is a prime example of what one forward thinking musician can accomplish when he's not beholden to anyone.

California based producer Matt Thorne has never had it any other way. "Music is communication. The subtext of music made under the old system was 'please buy my shirt! I owe these lawyers a lot of money'. I can't imagine trying to …