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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

Award winning musician Cecil Brooks III will appear at Bloomfield College on Monday evening, April 10th, at 8:00 PM in the Van Fossan Theatre, as part of the Westminster Arts Center’s JazzTalks series; an array of intimate evenings of conversation and performance with artists on their life and music. This series is designed to both inform and entertain, giving the audience greater insight into the humanity of the artist, and a greater appreciation for the jazz art form.


Saxophonist, composer and educator, Tia Fuller will appear at Bloomfield College on Monday evening, March 27th, coincidentally also the night of her birthday, at 8:00 PM in the Van Fossan Theatre, as part of the Westminster Arts Center’s JazzTalks series; an array of intimate evenings of conversation and performance with artists on their life and music. This series is designed to both inform and entertain, giving the audience greater insight into the humanity of the artist, and a great


The Abyss of Jazz

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA The Abyss Of Jazz (Abyss) is the most unorthodox and powerful dissertation on jazz existent. The Abyss contains 20 chapters and a three-page summary. Every chapter is designated to one jazz artist; including three of the most renowned divas of jazz: Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. At the end of every chapter, the author adds his comments of praise to the artist. There are photos in every chapter--color


Chicago, Illinois--March 27, 2006 --Chicago guitar legend Eric Mantel has returned to the forefront of guitar based rock music again with his new release The Unstruck Melody. The album features the many styles of the guitar virtuoso with instrumental and vocal tracks. While Mantel makes his presence known in some amazingly eclectic instrumental tracks, his vocal treatments are equally pleasing a

Big Tall Wish is proud to announce the release of their new album Leverage. The band combines tight grooves, a jazz sensibility and inspired soloing for a new and unique sound, all delivered with a sense of fun and a small dose of irreverent humor. The CD contains stellar guest star performances by Texan sax player Rex Gregory (Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis, Jill Scott), Tenor saxophonist Ed Petersen (Kurt Elling, Fareed Haque) and vibraphone player, James Westfall (The Thelonious Monk Ins

Solipsist at KIM's Video

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MTE's latest CD SOLIPSIST is now available at KIM's Video (8th Street and St. Marks in NYC). MTE's first Experimental/Ambient/Electronica album takes the listener on a meditative experimental journey and creates film like images in ones mind.

In addition MTE released Solipsist NYC Textures, Limited Edition. Pre recorded NYC sounds melting with beautiful rhodes and synth melodies. Short appearances by Ainsley Burrows and Digital Gypsy as well as WIKLAND, a Brooklyn based music collectiv

NEW YORK, March 21, 2006 - CTA Records has released a new album by guitarist and composer Rale Micic entitled SERBIA. In a much anticipated follow up to his 2003 debut Bridges, Micic establishes himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene today. With support from the trumpet great Tom Harrell music just seems to unfold, grounded in Micic's vision. Bursting with new ideas, this young guitarist has created music that sounds fresh and expressive. Noted jazz critic Glenn Astarita

The Jam

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DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006

The trio is absolutely fierce live, each player imbued with an otherworldly energy and capacity for experimentation. - The Austin Chronicle

Captured live in front of a packed house at Hailey's in Denton, Texas, The Earl Harvin Trio demonstrates the art of improvisation in a mesmerizing, genre-bending performance.

With Earl Harvin on drums, Dave Pa

Maria has released her latest CD titled What A Woman Wants and is available at Maria Johnston is poised to become one of the most impressive artists to arise during the 21st century; but a diversely talented individual in her own right. She's praised for her elastic ability to move easily from Jazz to Ambient genres of music while often composing her own material. She's complimented for her ability to place herself into the lyrics she sings and respected

Matthias Lupri Group w/Myron Walden and Donny McCaslin

Metalix (a wondering and wandering suite)

Summit SMT 445

Street Date March 14/06

"Lupri exhibits a season approach to composition while also distinguishing himself as a first-rate improviser" - Bill Milkowski liner notes-

Modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri returns with his 5th project "Metalix" on "Summit Records - DCD 445" and a forward thinking group playing all Lupri original compositions

Chicago, Illinois--March 13, 2006--Lee Nysted began his long journey in the world of music with Classical training at the age of seven and began playing the guitar at the age of nine. As they say, the rest is history well, it’s not that simple.

Lee took a different road than most musicians. He went to college, actually finished, went to work, and became a productive member of society. Definitely not the makings of a rock star but his time would come much later. All good things t

Los Angeles, CA / March 9, 2006

Rendezvous Entertainment recording artist Tom Braxton is set to release "Let’s Stay Together" from his fifth CD, Bounce, on March 13, 2006.

Invitingly sexy, this Al Green classic combines old-school vibes with Braxton’s smoothly seamless sax work. Smooth jazz bassist and former NBA great, Wayman Tisdale, proclaims, "I love that sweet sound he gets on the horn."

Produced by Wayman Tisdale, Bounce was