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Abstract Logix Books Press Release- Cary, NC 8-8-06

Power, Passion and Beauty- The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra is now available at,, Waldenbooks, Borders, Barnes and Noble, Newbury Comics and many other fine book and music stores.

Walter Kolosky: Writing this book was a journey of confirmation and rediscovery. To a great degree, my life has been shaped by ten minutes of music I heard when I was sixteen years old. I knew I was not a

"The music on Volume II is a continuation of music I began to write after my move to Woodstock. There is something in that area for me (for a lot of people) of a deep timelessness, where all is not comfortable, but rich in experience all the same. I was frequently moved to write songs that made me feel as if I was on a train in the middle of the night not knowing where I was being taken, or days walking through deep forests where, what was in the forest was so alive and magical, o

PIJazzFest 2, 2007

PIJazz, organizers of PIJazzFest, is proud to announce the forthcoming Second Philippine International Jazz & Arts Festival to be held on February 23 to 25, 2007, the Philippine's Arts Month. To be featured in the three-day event are a selection of the finest contemporary Filipino artists from the music, dance and visual arts stages and


June 2006
* Featuring Donny McCaslin (soprano/tenor sax); Javier Vercher (tenor sax/flute); Ben Street (bass); and Ari Hoenig (drums) *

"Noelle's style ranges from acoustic jazz with warm single lines to the electric regions of John Scofield"
- Jazzpodium, German Jazz magazine

"Sebastian is the complete guitarist both


Deluxe 4-CD Set Represents A Half Century Of Blues And Boogie

Includes Performances with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Jimmie Vaughan, Charles Brown and Los Lobos

In Stores October 31

LOS ANGELES John Lee Hooker, master bluesman and undisputed father of boogie, recorded for more than 30 labels over a span of nearly 50 years. Amazingly, he has neve

For Immediate Release Contact: Terri Harof


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"First Lady of Sax" Rules The Night at Atlanta Debut

Pamela Williams to perform at The Summer Jazz Series at Villa Christina Sunday, July 30th

ATLANTA (July 15th, 2006). Known as "the first lady of sax", Pamela Williams is all set to wow Atlanta crowds with her musically diverse repertoire of tunes and irresistible grooves. This "queen of smooth ur


Cyber Jazz recording artists Gemini Soul f/ Ajamu Akinyele - August 2006 Tour Dates

Friday - August 4, 2006
Artwork SF Gallery

934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Show Time: 5:00 PM

Saturday - August 5, 2006
Saturday - August 12, 2006
Santana Row
368 Santana Row (Across from Left Bank Restaurant)
San Jose, CA 95128

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Barry & Kelli Aiken 1263 E. Katie Court Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 (208) 765-6000 (home) (208) 818-6574 (Barry cell) (208) 818-6577 (Kelli cell) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NORTH IDAHO KEYBOARDIST, BARRY AIKEN, JOINS GINO VANNELLI TOUR July 26, 2006 (COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO) North Idaho keyboardist, Barry Aiken, has joined contemporary pop star, Gino Vannelli’s 2006 tour to promote his new album, "THESE ARE THE DAYS". Aiken

AFROMANTRA PRODUCTIONS. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2006: New York, NY AfroMantra is heading to the 55th Santander International Festival. The groundbreaking NYC-based group AfroMantra, led by drummer/composer Alejandro Garcia, will be performing at the Santander International Festival (Santander, Spain) from August 10-13. AfroMantra has been renowned for combining rich harmonies with the powerful rhythms and flavors of North and Latin America. With a contemporary outlook, the group incorpora

Nelson Bainbridge has been in the red hot group Youman Wilder/featuring Wierd Stories for five incredible years.That run will come to an end in 2007 as Bainbridge will move on to his first love and that is Composing and Scoring for Independant Films.

Calling the decision to move on one of the most diffucult of his young musical life,Bainbridge said he was going in other directions. He is now married to Indie Film maker Sharon Bainbridge, and having twins 2 year

On August 5th 2006, Swedish Smooth Jazz saxophonist and composer, Greger Hillman, will be releasing his brand new album titled I AM READY. The record contains ten original tracks written and produced for Hillman Records by Greger. The titlecut, "I Am Ready", is an easy going Smooth Jazz tune, which sets the theme for the rest of the record. Having great sounding melodies together with Gregers playing makes this record a sure radio favorite. Greger explains:" I wanted this record to have an overa

Meridian Arts Ensemble's

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Noted for its arrangements and recordings (with the composer's approval) of Frank Zappa's material, the Meridian Arts Ensemble approaches its eighth CD Brink (Channel Classics) with commissioned concert-length works from cutting edge composers Elliott Sharp, David Sanford and Nick Didkovsky. Channel Classics will release Brink on August 8, 2006.

The Meri

Moacir Santos, whose two recent Adventure Music releases, "Ouro Negro" and "Choros & Alegria," have earned considerable acclaim from such respected media outlets as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines, has just been awarded the prestigious Shell Music Award for 2006 in his homeland of Brazil. The jury, which was composed of journalists from O Globo and the Folha de Sao Paulo and three musicians Vittor Santos, Herminio Bello de Carvalho, an



For Jazz Vocalists

Following the hugely successful 2006 Competition, the LIJC is pleased to announce the dates for 2007.

The 2007 LIJC will be taking place from 4-7 March and entries are now being accepted. Minimum age is 18 with no upper age limit.

Closing date for entries is 30th September 2006.

In March 2006 Mon David emerged the overall winner in the grand finale

The best is yet to come as singer and recording artist Russ Lorenson ( honors the legendary Tony Bennett in his new show, "Benedetto/Blessed: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Tony Bennett." With musical direction by renowned jazz artist Kelly Park and written by Lorenson, "Benedetto/Blessed" premieres July 30th in San Francisco, and from there will play in select cities throughout California and the East coast. The show was created, in part, to honor Mr. Benn

Los Angeles, CA-- July 24, 2006--The name Andrae Crouch has become synonymous with Gospel music and the 40th anniversary of his musical ministry comes into clear focus once again with another genre defining CD titled Mighty Wind.

Gospel music is the chicken soup for the soul and Andrae Crouch has assembled a superlative group of musicians to back his familiar vocals with cohesive and strong interplay between the music and lyrical foundation of


Dave Stryker / The Chaser

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Street Date: July 18, 2006

The Chaser is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Big City, Dave's 2005 CD on Mel Bay Records.

From the outset, you can tell this is a working band. When they come out of the head on the opener, "The Great Divide," there’s an immediate hookup between organist Jared Gold’s surging bass lines and drummer Tony Reedus’ insistent ride cymbal work that just feels so right. It speaks of a chemistry that has been forged