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Got Swing?

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On My Way Home is the long awaited solo release by drummer/vocalist Jimmy "Junebug" Jackson (Blue Canoe Records). It is a swinging tour de force of a cd echoing the spirits of the hard bop era while remaining firmly entrenched in contemporary jazz.

Jimmy Jackson's association with jazz is a profound experience in itself. For over 20 years Jackson toured the world with legendary organist Jimmy Smith, and during the course of this prestigious tenure he also performed with other such masters as


Jazz in the Garden 2006

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Enjoy a great summer afternoon of jazz in Qualicum Beach, BC

Milner Gardens and Woodland presents Jazz in the Garden 2006 Sunday, August 20.

2179 West Island Highway - Qualicum Beach, BC

Gates open at noon.

Mainstage concert begins at 12:30

Featured Juno Award winner Phil Dwyer, Ian MacDougall and his All-Stars, Tom Keenlyside with Altered Laws, the Milner Gardens All Stars Big Band with guest vocalist Karin Plato. Miles Black, Oliver Gannon, Ron Johnson, K

File under: Electronic Breakbeat Jazz

The latest single from Revolution Void, Effects of Elevation, has been released under a Creative Commons license granting free online distribution.

The 3-song single features an original track by Revolution Void along with remixes by Citizen Prime and Sevenless.

Citizen Prime's remix combines a house groove with piano and bass solos on top. The airtight 4-to-the-floor rhythm propels the song as it progr


Ajamu Akinyele w/ Gemini Soul "Live"
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Comcast Cable - Channel 26 (Oakland, Emeryville, & Piedmont California)
Air-Time: 1 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, MAY 25, 2006/PEARL JAZZ Newswire/ Cyber Jazz recording artists Ajamu Akinyele, pronounced Ah-jah-moo + Ah-kin-yay-lay, and Jon O’Bergh will be performing their eclectic blend of smooth jazz - funk fusion as Gemini Soul

Rochester, NY--May 19, 2006-- The Rochester International Jazz Festival and WXXI Television (PBS) in Rochester, New York are pleased to announce plans to develop three 60-minute television programs for national high-definition broadcast entitled, "Live from the Rochester International Jazz Festival. "

The programs will be recorded live from the Rochester International Jazz Festival’s 2006 Pass Series Concerts in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. They will featu

Diane Schuur has been hailed the new First Lady of Jazz, and the double Grammy winner struts her stuff authoritatively on this new live collection. "Live In London" will be in stores on June 6th, 2006, and is Schuur's second live album to date. Recorded at the famous Ronnie Scott's, the record jumps and bounces, and showcases Schuur's delicate touch and sultry vocals.


1. Deedles' Blues
2. I'll Close My Eyes
3. Close Enough For Love
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5. Po


Big Band Byrne

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Leaving For Home is Big Band Byrne’s debut CD. This CD holds seven wonderfully crafted tunes for Jazz Orchestra. With over-tones of Ellington and Mingus, Leaving For Home is a CD full of exciting compositions, soloists and contemporary big band music that will smack you in the face!

In February 2005, composer Colin Byrne posted an advertisement on where he stated his intentions to form a jazz orchestra that plays exclusively original jazz music.


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Englewood, Colo., May 2006 With New Orleans still recovering from the devastation by Hurricane Katrina, Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) announced that it will premiere an original documentary, New Orleans Music in Exile which chronicles the horror and heartbreak of musicians who lived through the disaster. But the music doesn’t stop there. The Tipitina’s Fou


New album ALKIMIA by Franc O'Shea

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Title: Alkimia

Artist: Franc O’Shea

Release: 06/06/06

Catalogue number: AZFO 001

Label: Azulah


Alkimia’ is a finely honed collection of compositions. Featuring the writing talents of Franc O’Shea, it reveals a plethora of world percussion instruments including cajones, tinajas, talking drums and tablas, set in the mystical world of Flameco, Arabic scales and Moorish melodies. Being an a


Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2006 --

Contact: Corey Scribner (949) 874-4295,

Many radio stations no longer play jazz music. Jazz clubs are disappearing from cities around the globe. Podcasts give jazz musicians an outlet to showcase their music instantly to fans worldwide. One podcast in particular has taken things a step further and created the first jazz record label born through this new medium.

Jazz is often referred t


Delmark June Releases

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Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble The Messenger, Live at the Velvet Lounge Delmark DVD 1570 / DE 570 AACM saxophonist/composer/bandleader Ernest Dawkins brought his NHE into the Velvet Lounge on July 14, 2005 for this live DVD/CD knowing it would be one of the groups' last performances at the historic "old" Velvet Lounge. The club is now closed (the last night was April 1, 2006) though the new location is supposed to be open in May. Trumpeter Maurice Brown has been gaining much critical accl

Franc O'Shea

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The long awaited second album by Franc O'Shea, Alkimia (world/jazz/fusion), is being released on 06/06/06 on his own label Azulah. This concept album features some of the current members of Chick Corea's band (Touchstone) and Paco de Lucia's ensembles.

AlKIMIA is a Magickal journey through European, Eastern and African music, featuring some of the finest exponents of Flamenco and World music: Jorge Pardo (flute), Rubem Dantas (percussion), Juan Manuel Cañizares (f


Graham Collier website redesigned

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Published in Press Releases, the web site of veteran British jazz composer Graham Collier is now relaunched with a new design and new content. The new content includes 14 audio samples from his various records linked to downloadable PDFs of the music which the players started from. To mark the availability of all Graham Collier recordings as digital downloads from such on-line companies as iTunes and eMusic, there is also an 8 minute free download featuring long-time Collier collaborator Harry Beckett. Th
[For Immediate Release] /Reaching out to more Japanese music lovers, Yellow Beat develops another sister program. We are international music radio entertainment program delivering music from Japan's most popular yachting resort, Hayama Town, to the world through live webcasting on every Friday night at 8 pm through 10 pm (Japan Standard Time). We welcome music CD submissions from Artists and Artists' Managers for possible airplay/webcast considerations. We listen to all the submissions and reply
LONGMEADOW, MA -- Playscape Recordings is proud to announce the June 27th release of Ride (Playscape Recordings PSR#071595), a never-before-available July 1995 concert recording from the legendary Thomas Chapin Trio. Recorded live at the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, this release features the classic line-up of Chapin (saxophones and flute), Mario Pavone (bass) and Michael Sarin (drums) at its creative peak.

"This is the trio at its zenith," recalls Pavone in the liner no


Paul Jackson Band Tour

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Funk icon Paul Jackson, bass player and founding member of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, is gearing up for a tour of Europe and Japan starting in mid July. Pjack (as he is known in the jazz-funk circle) will be promoting the release of his latest solo album entitled "Funk On A Stick". Funk On A Stick was released last year and is receiving rave reviews worldwide and has already been picked up by hundreds of radio stations. The band features Jackson on bass and vocals, Jerry Stucker on guit
Jazz Rock Fusion is a tough subject to approach in any setting.

I recently wrote an article about Jazz Rock Fusion with contributions from John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Dave Liebman, Adam Holzman, Peter Erskine, and John Scofield.

I found their perspectives today about the music they created so many years ago to be interesting indeed.

Being a die hard Jazz Rock Fusion fan since seeing Miles Davis, Weather Report, and The Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1972, it has always been a

Gifted with personal style suffused through enviable versatility, precise in both soft ballads and fast paced rhythms, Hays is a surprising piano player who consolidates himself amongst the most interesting talents of international jazz piano.

Born in New York City but raised in Connecticut, this 37 year old piano player has employed his workmanship playing with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Ron Carter, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, John Scofield, Donald Harrison, Chris Potter, Al Foster,

Ajamu Akinyele w/ Gemini Soul "Live" in Concert:

Friday, May 5, 2006

Panama Bay - Showtime: 8 pm

2115 First Street; Livermore, CA 94550; 925-245-1700

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Borders Books & Music - Stonestown Galleria - Showtime: 2 pm

233 Winston Drive; San Francisco, CA 94132; 415-731-0665

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Caffe Bella - Showtimes: 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm

2621 Fifth Avenue; Seattle, WA 98121; 206-441-4351

Sunday, May 21, 2