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BORDERS Books & Music Presents Ajamu Akinyele w/ Gemini Soul "Live"

SAN FRANCISCO, FEBRUARY 7, 2006/PEARL JAZZ Newswire/ Bay Areas own Cyber Jazz recording artist Ajamu Akinyele, pronounced Ah-jah-moo+Ah-kin-ysy-lay, will be performing his eclectic blend of smooth jazz - jazz fusion "Live" at a series of BORDERS Books & Music stores throughout the Bay Area,


Paul Jackson Funks up Radio

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Paul Jackson Funks up Radio Los Angeles

Roc Armani Paul Jackson is now on 350 radio stations and climbing. Jackson, the funk wizard of bass was formally of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. He was one of the founding members of the Headhunters and still tours and records with them on BasinStreet Records. He’s put his new CD, FUNK ON A STICK (BackDoor Records) in the ears of millions of radio listeners around the world. David Cintron of WPKR 91.5 said about Jackson’s new CD, "Legenda

By: Ben Lokovsky

Imagine listening to a seasoned jazz musician rip into a bebop solo so sizzling and smooth it makes your senses tingle. Close your eyes and play along. Try and picture the sweat bouncing off the performer like the notes that leap through the air. See if you can hear the mesmerizing melodies go up and down, bringing you through joy and sadness, taking your emotions on a sensory experience unlike any other. Now picture that musician and his beloved

Los Angeles--February 2, 2006--Jaci Rae is the epitome of the D.Y.I. spirit that makes independent artists so successful. Being an inspiration to women and men that need a lesson in self-empowerment is her calling card. She is singer/songwriter, musician, prolific author of several successful books including the #1 bestselling Winning Points with the Woman in Your Life One Touchdown at a Time, which was the first ever independent authored book to reach #1. <

Mario Pavone's

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LONGMEADOW, MA -- On March 21st, Playscape Recordings will release Deez To Blues (PSR#050505), bassist/composer Mario Pavone's 17th recording as a leader/co-leader and his third to feature trumpeter/arranger Steve Bernstein. Recorded in May 2005, following tours of Western Europe and the Greater New York area celebrating his 40th anniversary in music, Deez To Blues documents six new original Pavone compositions that feature his trademark style of putting the rhythm section at the c

Danila Satragno new CD

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Danila Satragno's new CD finally published. Un Lupo in Darsena is a new approch to pop for Danila.

She is one of the 4 most important Italian jazz singers actually performing and this new record will make her known also by those who do not love Jazz as they love pop.

She sings some extraordinary italian authors' songs (such us Tenco and de Andrè), an autobiographic piece and two jazz standards.

The record was mastered in Milan wiith Roberto Gatto, Dado Moroni, Ro

A new record label, Flattened Planet Records, was recently created to promote improvised and creative music. The label has three recordings which are scheduled for release over the next six months. Artists on the new label include drummer JT Bates, guitarist Joe Battaglia, bassist Adam Linz, saxophonist Michael Lewis, and guitarist Terrence McManus. A series of concerts in the New York City and Minneapolis areas will coincide with the release of each record. Minimalism will be the basis for d

New York, New York January 30, 2006-The 2006 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall on Monday, February 6 is fast becoming yet another evening of "epic entertainment" (American Theater Web). This always star-studded celebration of the talent in New York City’s nightclubs includes performances by Paula West, Hank Jones, Freddy Cole, Bill Charlap and the Harry Allen and Joe Cohn Quartet. In keeping with the spirit of this unique awards show, all will perform. They will join Nightlife Legend honoree Eart


Cedar Rapids, Iowa--January 30, 2006--Shannon Janssen lives to play the piano and every album she releases is another testament to her dedication to the craft of a true musical artisan. She currently has three instrumental recordings available covering a multitude of genres. Heart Journey (2001) and Piano Paintings (2002) engages listeners with a tremendous range of styles and moods including jazz, new age,

Philadelphia, PA--January 30, 2006--Tom Tallitsch has released an inviting contemporary instrumental jazz CD titled Duality. This is music for relaxing. Picture yourself in front of warm fire emptying your mind and letting the soulfulness of each note permeating your being.

Tallitsch, referred to as one Philadelphia’s musical gems, has lived in the Philadelphia area for nearly ten years. In that time span he has established himself as a major player on the Ph

On Friday, February 10th, 2006 Patti Austin & the Count Basie Orchestra will perform a benefit concert: For Ella: A Musical Tribute to the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegie Hall. The proceeds will go to Building with Books and the New York Therapeutic Riding Centers. This concert is part of The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series, promoting the health, education, and welfare of children through out the world.

Ticket prices: $45-$200

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MONTREAL, QC (CANADA) -- On February 28th, Jazz From Rant will release Montréal-based poet/jazz vocalist Jeannette Lambert's seventh recording as a leader, Sand Underfoot (rant 0631), featuring longtime collaborators, bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Michel Lambert, and special guest, pianist Paul Bley. Funded in part by the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, her follow-up to 2003's Lone Jack Pine (rant 2027), which Cadence called "

Tony Adamo Gets Worldwide Radio Airplay (Los Angeles, CA) Franki LaMantia For Immediate Release

Singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo’s song "Hey Lou" featured on Paul Jackson’s new CD, FUNK ON A STICK (Backdoor Records) is getting worldwide airplay on radio stations around the world.

Paul Jackson put Adamo on higher ground by featuring Adamo’s music on his new CD. RadioDirectX is handling radio promo for FUNK ON A STICK and the reception has been fantastic so far. Paul Jackson still


Jazz Composer Wins Big

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Jazz composer and pianist Randy Klein (of New York, NY) won first Prize in the Jazz category in the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition, he also won Overall Second Prize. He is also the first Jazz winner to be placed in the top three of the songwriting competition in the entire 10 year history. Randy has won four Southern Regional Emmy Awards in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002. He was awarded gold records for songs recorded by Millie Jackson (BMG). He has written for various artists such as IRT (RCA l

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Cheers for Children's at Panache Jazz

Volunteers in Philanthropy organizes second event to raise money for Children’s Hospital

MILWAUKEE, January 18, 2006 Volunteers in Philanthropy (VIP) a group of Milwaukee Young Professionals, has organized an event at Panache Jazz, on Thursday, January 26, 2006 from

Alfonzo Blackwell has garnered great praise and success with his musical direction at Radio and Radio and 2006 will be a stellar year for this Music Man and Sax Superstar.

Alfonzo Blackwell is an incredible force in the music and internet radio industry. He has begun this year in classic style that is surely a stunning and rare commodity. Mr. Blackwell has forged ahead of the pack in the independent jazz record label ownership and the internet r

Diane Schuur added to 20th Anniversary Concert Series

Two-time Grammy winner, Diane Schuur has just been added to Toronto Downtown Jazz's 20th Anniversary Concert Series lineup, presented by JAZZ.FM91. She will perform at the Glenn Gould Studio on April 26, 2006 at 8 p.m.

Known as The New First Lady of Jazz, Schuur was first discovered by Dizzy Gillespie in 1979 at the Monterey Jazz Festival. From that legendary beginning, with her three and a half octave vocal r

Los Angeles, CA - Actress and jazz recording artist, Cynthia Basinet (aka c. basinet) known for hits like "Santa Baby" and "Tea for Two" featured amongst the collection of women in "1000 Peace Women Across the Globe" book, now available thru Amazon.

Book excerpt: Actress, model, and singer Cynthia Basinet understood the power of the internet to connect people when the medium rocketed her song "Santa Baby" around the world. The empowerment and self-determination she experienced prompted h
What makes a recording of traditional hymns stand out? First it draws you in with a mixture of music genres gently melted together to create a soulful earthy sound. Then it takes you on a journey, one filled with ramshackle old barns, split rail fences, and glimpses of simpler times. These elements have graced the music of Rustic Spirit, the new recording from guitarist Steve Cunningham. Rustic Spirit is a roots-based instrumental approach with blues, gospel, and jazz inflections added in. The m

Paul Collins Artist Management International is pleased to announce the addition of Novak & Haar to our prolific musical family. This up and coming jazz trio from Omaha, Nebraska has developed a rich and diverse musical presence over the years.

The core membership of Novak & Haar is made up of jazz guitarist Jon Novak and bassist Mark Haar. This trio has been performing together as a jazz duo since 1998. Prior to forming Novak & Haar, Jon and Mark had played together in var