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Paul Collins Artist Management International, better known as PCAMI*, is pleased to announce a musical collaboration with world famous legendary bassist, educator and composer Dr. Art Davis of USA and Roberto Magris, international jazz pianist and composer from Trieste, Italy. The development of this musical collaboration will prove to be the "ascension" of yet another positive force for music.

"The accomplishments of Dr. Davis are we

The outstanding session included in this DVD presents a rare TV performance by four well-known Maryland (USA) jazz musicians. Tom Reyes-keyboards, Vattel Cherry-bass, John Dierker-sax, and Nick Costa-drums. The concert was taped at Baltimore's Harborplace in the summer of 2005. It was later broadcast repeatedly in the fall and winter of 2005 on Baltimore cable TV.

The concert features in the moment improvisation. Nothing was rehearsed prior to the performance. The musical compos

Atlanta, GA--May 1, 2006--Vocalist Tammy Allen caught the music bug at age 13 at a B.B. King concert. She explains, "I never heard anything with that kind of a pocket." About a week later, Allen decided that was her destiny in life.

After the weekly grind of working in nightclubs and restaurants in LA and Las Vegas was behind her, Allen settled in and opened her own studio in Atlanta to offer voice lessons to aspiring young vocalist. Big House Studios opened its do

Eurogallery Live Art events

Introducing the latest in the series of live art events from Eurogallery.

"From Harlem to Hollywood"

Dear art lovers and fellow musicians, this letter is to introduce to you the latest of our special events from Eurogallery Live Art. We are commissioning 12 works of art on the theme "Music".

The title of the first work is "From Harlem to Hollywood" in cooperation with the world renowned jazz vocalist Michael Danso

CHICAGO BASSIST LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE JAZZ WEBSITE CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2006) Every jazz instructor wishes their students would practice more and now they just might because practicing jazz is about to get more fun., a new website due to launch on June 1, 2006, will offer a series of downloadable jazz play-along tracks that will enable every instrumentalist and vocalist to work out with a world class rhythm section.

"It was impossible to find any recordings my students

More than the sights, sounds, and smells, the spirit of New Orleans lives on in its music, which will be very much alive for Jazz Fest 2006 later this month, one of the first big events taking place in the city after the hurricane disaster.

Grammy-nominated singer Chris Isaak and FINE LIVING network will be your personal guide to this year’s Jazz Fest, on a special premiering on April 23. Viewers can get a sneak peek of Chris Isaak’s Guide To Jazz Fest by visiting for video exc

In the spring of 2005, with his latest CD approaching the pinnacle of the jazz chart, guitarist Randy Johnston captured the energy of the moment in front of a packed house at the Smithsonian Jazz Cafe.

Mel Bay Records is excited to bring you this concert on DVD, scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18th.

Bassist Tom Pietrycha and drummer Tony Leone joined Randy on this exhilarating blend of originals and covers, including John Coltrane's "Impressions" and Don Militello


Joe Diorio Trio: Live

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Joe Diorio joins the growing roster of jazz-guitar virtuosos on Mel Bay Records with the reissue of Joe Diorio Trio: Live.

The CD is scheduled for release on Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

Recorded by Jim Merod at the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego on a Spring evening in 1991, the trio included Bob Magnusson on bass and Jim Plank on drums. With Joe playing his 1968 Gibson 175, they offered affectionate interpretations of popular selectio


Vince Lewis Trio New Release

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JMP Records is proud to announce the release of, "The Vince Lewis Trio Better Than Ever." Recorded in July 2005, this is a reunion of three veteran musicians who have worked together in the West Virginia area for many years. This is their first recording as a trio and the 5th release for Vince Lewis as a leader. It is a work that is long overdue.

Since actively pursuing a solo care


Desert Song'- new CD

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Adama Music presents Itamar Erez & The Adama Ensemble’s New CD- ‘Desert Song’ ‘DESERT SONG’ TAKES FUSION TO A NEW LEVEL WITH EXCITING AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS, BLENDING MIDDLE EASTERN, JAZZ AND FLAMENCO INFLUENCES. "An Original blend of classical music, jazz and various genres of world music, from flamenco to Indian music, with a particular focus on Middle Eastern traditions..." (The Globe & Mail)

The Adama Ensemble (based in Vancouver, BC, Canada), led by composer, guitarist

Cleveland, Ohio--April 17, 2006--Cleveland is the home to the birth of rock and roll, the music hall of fame, and countless bands that have left their mark on the history of music. Rare Blend follows in those footsteps with music that engages and reawakens your senses. They offer a listener an entire range of flavors ranging from progressive rock, jazz, jazz-rock-fusion, and any combination thereof, primarily in the form of instrumentals.

Rare Blend is Vic Samalot (guitar), Bo

Steadily picking up steam since forming five years ago, Mama’s Cookin’ is now hotter than ever. Mixing funk rhythms with west African beats, and new age blues with hip-hop style, Mama’s Cookin’ has created a sound that gives it’s urban musical backdrop a wholly fresh and original feel. And it’s time to take the show back on the road.

Once jazz students at Colorado’s Western State College, the bands that Mama’s Cookin’ has shared the stage with reads like a who’s who of the current mus

Keyboardist/Producer STEPHEN PFISTER has just released his third CD Coastal Grooves to rave reviews. This Maine multi-instrumentalist has blended funky Hammond B-3 organ grooves with soulful piano vibes. If you are a jazz/blues fan, you'll hear the influence of Les McCann, Ramsey Lewis and Jimmy Smith with a little Dr. John thrown in. Smooth jazz stations will love the aptly titled "Radio Friendly" and the bubbling funk of "Strut" is a sure-fire smash.

The scenes from the CD cover are

Groove Master Drummer Jeffery B. Suttles has literally played his way around the world. Jeff's explosive, percolating style has been the soulful energizer for some of the hottest acts on the R&B and Pop circuits during the 80's and 90's as the backbone for such artists as Donny Osmond, Howard Hewett, En Vogue, Teena Marie, Chante Moore, Shanice Wilson, Cheryl Lynn, Sheena Easton and Taylor Dayne.

Having finally taken the Time To Suttledown, to compose and produce his first solo re

New York, New York--April 10, 2006--Amphis-Baena (pronounced am-fis-bay-nuh) which is know in Greek mythology as a serpent with two heads and eyes that glow like candles, is also a very talented jazz fusion band with a convincing new release titled Fleeting.

Amphis-Baena is Brian Scherman (alto saxophone, electronic effects), the guiding force behind the band, Adam Clark (drumset handsonic), and Jarret Chernier (keyboards, synths). The members

New CD release (Ethno-Jazz):
Jasmine By pianist Wajdi Cherif (A bridge between two worlds...)

"JASMINE" is the culmination of a personal approach to composition and improvisation developed by pianist and composer Wajdi Cherif over many years.

Wajdi Cherif's music is open not only to Arabic melodies of his early childhood, but also to the different trends of jazz and European classical m

RL Productions and LML Music celebrate the release of Russ Lorenson’s debut CD, "A Little Travelin’ Music," with a CD Release Party and Show at The Empire Plush Room, 940 Sutter Street in San Francisco, May 1, 2006 at 7:30PM.

Tickets for the show are $25 per person, and include a post-show champagne reception. Tickets may be purchased online at

Backed by the Kelly Park Jazz Quartet, Russ will perform selections from the CD, as well as give
THE HIDEAWAY ROOM @ HELEN’S continues its 2006 season with the New York debut of Russ Lorenson in "Russ Lorenson’s A Little Travelin’ Music" at 9:30pm on Saturday, April 15, and at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 16.

In "Russ Lorenson’s A Little Travelin’ Music", a cleverly conceived and beautifully balanced program of jazz standards and obscure Broadway gems, Lorenson has assembled a unique cabaret show that takes audiences on a musical journey through his life via the great standards of the 20