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In Mind, Ken Berman's new release, features ten inspired original tracks showcasing his genius as a composer and pianist, leading a combo that includes the great John Lockwood on bass and legendary drummers Yoron Israel and Bob Gullotti. In December 2005, the French newspaper Le Monde praised Ken Berman, a sensation in Paris, as "precise and inventive," and the "talk of the town in the clubs of the European capital of jazz," and hailed him as a "fluid and erudite" composer and performer whose "c

Donn Wyatt's Doin' It Again

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Stargazer Entertainment For Immediate Release - July 5, 2006

Contact: Camille Lourde

(323) 860-8770

Pianist Donn Wyatt Releases Latest CD "Triumphant" BB Kings - Friday, August 4th

Pianist/Music Producer Donn Wyatt is releasing his latest CD "Triumphant" with a live concert at BB Kings at Universal City Plaza on Friday, August 4th at 9:00 p.m.

Donn has worked with some of music’s finest singers, greatest players and recording artis

July 18, 2006 is the street date for Vic Juris & Corey Christiansen: Live at the Smithsonian Jazz Café. Recorded on November 11, 2005, this is the second Mel Bay Records project for each artist and the latest jazz DVD from the rapidly growing guitar label. Bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner are also featured on the recording.

When Corey produced Vic’s first CD for Mel Bay Records, they found their musical s

(New York, NY) V.I.E.W. Video, a leading home video label and producer of jazz, performing arts, and pop music programs, announced the July 2006 DVD release of Bob James: Live, from his legendary performance at the Queen Mary Jazz Festival.Since the 1960’s jazz pianist Bob James has made an impactin the musical world, playing, arranging, and composing for some ofthe biggest and brightest stars in the history of music. In this live recording from the Queen Mary Jazz Festival, Bob James i

(New York, NY) V.I.E.W. Video, a leading home video label and producer of jazz, performing arts, and pop music programs, announced the July 2006 DVD release of AIRTO & FLORA PURIM: The Latin Jazz All-Stars, from their critically acclaimed live concert at the Queen Mary Jazz Festival. When the sizzling sounds of Brazil entered the mainstream of American jazz and rock in the sixties, Airto Moreira, the world’s foremost percussionist, was the leader. Performing with his wife Flora Purim, one

Jazz singer & composer Sophie Dunér releases her new CD " The Rain in Spain " with C.I.M.P records ( Creative Improvised Music Project ) in NY,USA in July together with musicians Rory Stuart,Matt Pennman & Kahlil Kwame Bell. " Sophie Dunér is both a personal and original singer and a composer of substance.This may be Sophie Dunér's debut but have no doubt: she is a mature, seasoned and original voice. In addition, she has written over half of the tunes for this stunning release, original

Swing Night at The Palais Royale Saturday July 22nd, 2006

The historic times of Swing Nights at the Palais Royale are coming back. The return of The Palais Royale has given Toronto back its greatest lakefront entertainment venue, and will once again give musicians and music fans alike the chance to experience a night to remember along the boardwalk of Lake Ontario.

Originally The Palais Royale was opened in 1922 as a dance hall and boat factory, housing various nightclubs and re

Brett Boyd is becoming one of the most talked about up and coming jazz artists of our time. Not only does the 19 year-old play a sweet and swingin' trumpet, but he can sing the pants off any of today's so called "singers". His unique style and enormous stage presence brings a new sort of feeling to old songs. Unlike most other jazz musicians, Brett does not settle for simply playing the songs. Instead, he carefully interprets them through acting out each piece as if it were a "mini-movie" of

Phoenix, Arizona--July 10, 2006--Trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, and writer Juan Oskar released Christmas Is For Grownups Too around Thanksgiving in 2005. The weather was a bit different than it is right now but you can actually celebrate Christmas in July if you listen to the eclectic recording by Oskar. People say it every year around the holidays, why can’t we live in peace and joy just like Christmas time all year round? With the music of Juan Oskar it is not har

July 10, 2006--New York, New York-- Christopher Leighton, known as the performing artist Cjeff, hails from the Bronx, New York. He has been performing and recording for three decades, taking the influences of such artists as Mark Knopfler, Pat Metheny, Weather Report, George Gershwin, Keith Emerson, Thelonius Monk, Alan Holdsworth, Van Halen, and Lee Rittenour to formulate his own distinctive sound.

An accomplished guitarist, Christopher also plays bass and keyboards, c

Cormac Kenevey - is the newest discovery by Alan Bates, CEO Candid Records, known for his midas touch in discovering and recording new jazz singers who rapidly move into the ‘star’ category.

"We are delighted to welcome Cormac into the CANDID fold. He is a uniquely talented vocalist as well as being an accomplished songwriter. His seemingly effortless professionalism bodes well for a long and successful international career," says Alan Bates.

Cormac follows CANDID’S successes in recent yea


Untypical Jazz Trio

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The Joe Izen Trio

On June 14th, my companion Sara and I strolled into Dillon’s in Manhattan for a drink. Soon we were captivated by the great sounds coming from the back room. We ventured in and caught some songs of a not-so-typical jazz trio. Depending on the song, their music blends Latin, funk and swing with the occasional world beat flavor. From a small info printout we learned the name of the group, The Joe Izen Trio


Los Angeles, California--July 3, 2006 --DJ Monkey will release their new album 3rd World War on July 7. The fact that its release coincides with Independence Day is significant. Most American’s have plenty to be grateful for and some choose not to celebrate this important holiday, as it does not hold a specific meaning and others are just the opposite.

Atlanta, GA--July 3, 2006-- The Future of Jazz is a roots based organization founded in February 2004 in Atlanta Georgia. The showcase evolved into a competition when Alonzo Craig, program director of The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs needed a way to find the best local talent for Atlanta’s Jazz Festival. Jazz dignitaries such as Earl Klugh and Lonnie Listion Smith have participated as judges lending their support to up and coming artists. With several competi

BOSTON, MA (USA), June 9, 2006 The Berklee College of Music Heavy Groove Ensemble directed by David Fiuczynski has accepted an invitation to perform at Russia’s most prominent jazz festival, the JazzQ Festival, in St. Petersburg, on July 22. This will be the first time a college group has performed at the festival where this year featured artists include Maceo Parker, Eddie Palmieri, Stanley Clarke, and George Duke. Additionally, Berklee faculty and administrators including Guitar Department Cha


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Bill McBirnie Canadian Jazz Flutist - Recent Events

Bill has recently achieved substantial recognition in both the jazz and classical realms.

Sir James Galway's Web Site:

Sir James Galway has recently incorporated Bill into his official web site as the resident "Jazz Flute Specialist" in order to respond to questions pertaining to jazz flute technique and improvisation. The link

His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in the Zam Zam Room!

Featuring Jake Broder, John Keefe and the Zam Zam Trio.

Venue: M Bar (1253 N. Vine, Hollywood, CA 90038)

July 12, 2006 @ 8:00PM

The M Bar will play host to the show that stormed London and New York last year, His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley in The Zam Zam Room, created and performed by Jake Broder, based on the original works by Lord Buckley.