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Dan Papirany New Trio Album

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For immediate release: The Dan Papirany Trio are releasing their third album. The Dan Papirany Trio features Israeli pianist Dan Papirany (piano), Pete McGregor (bass) and Frank Gibson Jr (drums). MLC VOL 1 features 6 standard and 2 original tunes played with great sensitivity and feel, includes: "In Your Own Sweet Way" (standard) "I Got Rhythm" (bebop) & "Gal" (Original in samba). MLC VOL 1 was recorded live at MLC Bar and Café in Auckland New Zealand on May and June


Herbie Hancock

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Possibilities is an apt name for Herbie Hancock’s latest project, a wide-ranging collection of studio collaborations between the jazz legend and a multi-generational lineup of artists, from household names like John Mayer, Sting, Annie Lennox, Christina Aguilera, Paul Simon, Carlos Santana and Trey Anastasio, to serious up-and-comers like Damien Rice, Joss Stone and Raul Midón. For Hancock, whose four-decades-plus career has been a model of fearless boundary stretching, this yearlong effort was
Jaijai Jackson Launches and Mentors New Independent Jazz Artists worldwide through her "Woman of Jazz" radio show on in Las Vegas.

Accomplished Jazz artists and new independent artists are jumping on Jaijai Jackson's bandwagon. Daughter of Jazz legend bassist Chubby Jackson has a successful jazz radio show through launching and mentoring new independent jazz artists.

Jackson known as "Woman of Jazz" on's Las Vegas station is on the hunt f

Nashville, TN--October 3, 2005--Who knew that this country singer was really a closet chanteuse? Dyann Woody makes a seamless transition from ‘Yee Haw’ to ‘Ooh La La’. She not only has the voice of an angelic siren, but what will amaze you even more is just how easy and pleasing her music is to listen to. She reaches across many genres and meshes elements of ‘70’s singer/songwriter style, jazz, blues and pop with the art of a well-crafted lyric.

Although this is Dyann’s fi


The Second Coming....

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Frank McComb is a divine soul man who speaks with the native tongue of blues, jazz, gospel, pop and some hip hop. His virtuoso piano and organ work have made him not only an indispensable and highly sought after session musician, but an underground favorite on the soul and jazz scenes. He has recorded or performed with many of music's giants including: Frankie Beverly and Maze, Teena Marie, Chaka Khan, Lalah Hathaway, Terri Lynn Carrington, Phyllis Hyman and Teddy Pendegrass. He has also done do




"Heir Apparent" to the Founding Father of Vocalese "EDDIE JEFFERSON" He's Next In Line!

8 Weeks - 2 Hours of "INTENSE INSTRUCTIONS" each session

Serious singers only!

End of session performance 2 nights @ TWINS LOUNGE

Classes Start: Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Time: 7:30 9:30 (Each Tuesday)

Learn to sing & write l


Tony Adamo

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Tony Adamo’s "Groove Therapy" at #10 UrbanZone Productions/News Release At ArtistLaunch Radio top R&B/Funk Chart, Tony Adamo’s "Groove Therapy" has blasted the funk out of Los Lonely Boys, George Benson, Al Jarreau, Take 6, and is at the #10 spot. "Groove Therapy" is from Adamo’s new CD, STRAIGHT UP DEAL to be released in April of 07 on UrbanZone Records. Adamo’s Nu-Funk vocals are driven by a mighty rhythm section and Tower of Power Horns (alumni & current members). To hear two more songs from

13 year old jazz piano sensation, Kne-O'chaw Hampton will be performing at the 2006 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, January 26-28, 2006 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Among the head liners scheduled to perform are Shaggy, Al Green, Nestor Torres, Richie Stevens, James Ingram, Air Supply, Maxi Priest and more to be announced. There is a 50 year anniversary tribute to Byron Lee.

Kne-O'chaw was interviewed by Jaijai Jackson on her radio program "Woman Of Jazz" at in Las Vegas a

Hello everyone! Troglosound, italian underground label which love free-jazz, improv and noise, is always looking to new musics and releases. We do mainly cd-r and limited edition and we wait for you, so feel free to contact us if you want we to hear some your sounds or if you want to collaborate with us for any kind of projects. Please note that we doesn't work for money, and we aren't a "contract" label!!! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
NARADA JAZZ SIGNS SMOOTH JAZZ GUITARIST NICK COLIONNE Narada Jazz is pleased to announce the signing of smooth jazz guitarist Nick Colionne to its stellar artist roster. Colionne's new album, his career fifth, will be released in early 2006. A native of Chicago, Colionne has made a name for himself with his Wes Montgomery-inspired guitar style, punched up by smooth jazz's funkier and soulful side. Colionne's chops and showmanship have garnered him

The Berklee 2005-2006 Concert Series continues November 3 at the Berklee Performance Center with acclaimed bassist Me'Shell NdegéOcello. General admission tickets are $25 ($18.75 seniors), and may be purchased at the Berklee box office or through Ticketmaster at For ticket information, please call 617-747-2261 or visit For season tickets to the series, call 617-747-2409. The Berklee Performance Center is located at 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA,

Stix Hooper heralds another peak of global music and adds to his illustrious solo career, as he records in Austria, late September, 2005, with his very special international jazz trio. The trio, recording at MG Sound Studios in Vienna, brings together Hooper along with world class, European pianist, Andre Kitaev, and American bassist, Al Criado. "Jazz is a wonderful freedom of expression," Hooper says. "It is America's indigenous musical art form, it's the music culture we have contributed to

'ASR Records artist, Erica Lindsay will be performing with Oliver Lake's Big Band this week at the Jazz Standard in NYC. Ms. Lindsay, is a world-class tenor saxophonist, composer and recording artist who first debuted as a leader on the NYC jazz scene in the late 1980s. She can also be heard on the latest Oliver Lake Big Band recording, Cloth (Passin' Thru Records). Her quintet was first heard on her debut release for Candid Records (CCD 79040), Erica Lindsay - Dreamer. T

"ESSENCE" by Australian Vocalist Ingrid James
Posted: 2005-09-21

By Aparna Datta

Lay back, put up your feet, close your eyes, and enter a classic jazz club from the mid 50's as you listen to Ingrid James new CD "Essence." Ingrid James of Brisbane, Australia brings her eloquent vocals to this familiar ten-song set. She is able to move seamlessly between songs by songwriters who are diverse, and by adding her own heart felt vocals the songs are completely reformed. The soun

New York, NY - The Afrobeat Sudan Aid Project (A.S.A.P.) has raised over $120,000 in aid money for the victims of ethnic violence in Darfur.

"A.S.A.P." is a benefit compilation featuring the hottest new Afrobeat acts around the globe, alongside former Fela Kuti bandmates Kaleta, Dele Sosimi, Baba Olajagun, and a classic Tony Allen track with Fela himself.

"A.S.A.P." reached the Top 25 overall and #1 on the world charts of the iTunes Music Store when it was released. It has been praised by

A beautiful brunette with a jazz and musical theater background, Tokeli is "it", the whole package, an extraordinary talent with outstanding performance style and heartfelt interpretation of her music. The singer is a native of San Diego, CA, who has recently & happily returned home to the little island off San Diego of Coronado, from a decade in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. With a B.A. in Theater from UCSD and a Masters in Drama from Tufts University, Tokeli fondly remem

AVON, CT (USA) -- On October 25th, 482 Music will release Other Stories [Three Suites], the debut CD from Brooklyn-based cornetist/composer Taylor Ho Bynum's SpiderMonkey Strings. Named after two mythic tricksters, Anansi the Spider of West Africa and the Monkey King of China, this eclectic ensemble brings a genre-defying spirit and sense of humor to Bynum's diverse extended suites. The group features Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Jessica Pavone (violin and viola), Stephanie Griffin (viola),

Ropatt Releases Follow-Up CD

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(Long Beach, CA September 14, 2005)

"The Return of The Twin" is the follow up to Ropatt’s (aka Ron Patton) debut solo CD, "Biggie Was Here", released in 2003, also on Twin Noir Records.

This time around, Ropatt’s collective work of 16 tracks showcases more of his versatility, and musical influences covering a wide array of sounds from old school, Motown, classical, Hip Hop, smooth jazz, pop, r&b, country and "movie soundtrack" music.

Ron was born a