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LONGMEADOW, MA -- On September 6th, guitarist/composer Michael Musillami will release Dachau (Playscape Recordings PSR#020505), the second recording by his working trio with bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller. The band will celebrate the release of their newest disc, which also features guest appearances by pianist Peter Madsen, saxophonist Tom Christensen and trumpeter Dave Ballou, with a Northeast tour in November and a European tour in January 2006. Dachau takes its n

The Boss of Bossanova

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Those of decadent persuasion, the legally minded, a beat poet and sky cruiser, lost in lurve, the redundant, expectant babes, blondes and bearded bohemians, have descended on the Erskineville Bowls Club, Sydney tonight. It's Les Gastronomes' tenth anniversary gig and beery bonhomie abounds as the crowd relax into the mood with some tasty Chinese fare, a couple of keno games and a peek at the footy.

Flashy dames and smooth movers cut a rug, and the bowls club morphs into a gli


Kansas City USA -- "New Africa Suite" will be publicly introduced at the historic Mutual Musicains Foundation, 1823 Highland, Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. The CD Release Party starts at 7:00 pm and will include: hearing some of the music from the "New Africa Suite" CD performed by Alaadeen and his band; an open jam session; and, refreshments. Copies of the "New Africa Suite" CD will be ava

New York, NY--July 11, 2004--Reggae recording artist Taj Weekes and Adowa will release their debut album, Hope and Doubt, on AlphaPocket Records on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Produced by Weekes, engineered by Joe Blaney (Lauren Hill, The Clash, Prince) and mastered by Alan Silverman (Norah Jones, The Kinks Chaka Khan), Hope and Doubt is an album of finely-crafted classic roots reggae, with something to say.

With Hope and Doubt, New York-based Weekes t

About the Book:HOT JAZZ SPECIAL (ages 6-10 years)

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Join young Henry at the Body & Soul Cafe and enter a world of hipsters, flipsters, and finger-poppin' daddies--where to jump is to jive and to bop is to be! Some of the greatest names in jazz are about to hit the scene, ready to blow those blues away. Meet Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Walter Page, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Billie Holliday, Char

Legendary Jazz Drummer Mike Clark is the feature on Drum Radio.

MIKE CLARK gained worldwide recognition as one of America's foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters in the early 1970's. He became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock's album Thrust which garnered him an international cult following. He has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia, and at all the major jazz festivals of the world.<

Headhunter’s legend Paul Jackson Is Back On Top. BackDoor Records catalog # BD1041. Paul Jackson, the legendary bass player and founding member of "Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters" has just released another long awaited solo album entitled "Funk On A Stick" on BackDoor Records. This is a jazz-funk masterpiece. The track "Funky Fingers" featuring Jackson on bass and vocals, Mike Clark on drums, percussionist Bill Summers, jazz keyboard legend Herbie Hancock and Jerry Stucker on guitar is remin

Mariposa Revisited 1962

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2nd Annual Mariposa Folk Festival, , Orillia, Ontario, July 1962 - A Nostalgic Look Back (from the 45th Annual Mariposa)

Reprinted from ‘Sing and String -- Canada’s Folk Song Magazine’ July 1962 edition, with permission of its author and editor, John Stricek, to friend and fellow music journalist Joe Curtis.

Mariposa Revisited

By John Stricek

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Published on Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Maxwell's Modern Dance Revolution

After leaving Harvard, C


Award-winning jazz pianist/composer Jon Ballantyne ( will take his New York-based quartet on tour of the Canadian jazz festival circuit beginning Wednesday June 22, 2005 at the Calgary Jazz Festival.

The quartet includes: Douglas Yates on alto sax/bass clarinet (Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler); Jeff Hirshfield on drums (Joe Lovano, John Zorn); and Boris Kozlov on bass (Mingus Big B



Performances include:

• NGJO featuring Special Guest Artist Saxophonist Sherman Irby, Sweet Rhythm, Sunday, July 3, 2005, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, 88 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014, $15 admission plus $10 minimum; Seating Reservations 212-255-3626, www.sweetrhythmny

Tenor saxophonist James Finn not only composed, arranged, and performed brilliantly, but he also produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered this CD single-handedly. Plaza de Toros also features bassist Dominic Duval -Downbeat Magazine’s 2003 'Talent Deserving Wider Recognition' along with legendary percussionist Warren Smith. In the liner notes, Frank Rubolino writes,"James crafts a masterful conceptual portrait overflow

Downtown Jazz has programmed ten days of phenomenal jazz at Nathan Phillips Square, most of it for free. From June 24 to July 3, Nathan Phillips Square, in the heart of Toronto, will be the hub of the 19th annual Festival.

Mainstage (ticketed) shows will feature Matt Dusk and Jacksoul (sold out already) on June 24.

The evening concert on June 25 features singer Keren Ann followed by trumpet virtuoso, the great Arturo Sandoval.

Dave Young's Mingus Quintet kicks off the ev


Michael Cates

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Michael Cates, well known saxophonist is in studio putting the finishing touches on his third jazz CD. As well as his sax skills, Michael had a four year acting stint on the popular TV series Ally McBeal. Michael also produced the latest CD for Danny Federici, Out Of A Dream, as well as performed saxophone and wrote most of the songs for this release. Look for more information on Michael's release early this fall.
AVON, CT -- 482 Music is proud to announce the August 23rd release of the Greg Burk Trio's Nothing, Knowing (482-1037), featuring the renowned rhythm section team of electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer/percussionist Bob Moses. The Rome-based pianist/composer's 482 Music debut, and follow-up to his first two well-received recordings as a leader on Italy's legendary Soul Note label, continues his documentation of an increasingly personal sound forged by a penchant for memorable melod
BOSTON, MA -- On July 12th, Swedish-born guitarist/composer Björn Wennås will release Static (Beartones 003), featuring fellow Boston scene veterans Carmen Marsico (vocals), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Michel Reis (piano), Bruno Råberg (bass), and Ziv Ravitz (drums). Static's eight tracks are performed by combinations of musicians ranging from duo to sextet, and feature both original music and unusual arrangements of seminal pieces by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. W

Fifth-Annual Vineyard Vibes Festival August 4-7, 2005, Features Phil Wilson and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band Eguie Castrillo’s Tribute to the Mambo Kings Juliana Hatfield And Reverence Gospel Ensemble Directed by Dennis Montgomery III

BOSTON, MA - Vineyard Vibes, the festival presented by Berklee College of Music to showcase the talents of Berklee alumni, faculty, and students, will hold it's fifth-annual event August 4 through 7, at several locations on Martha's Vineyard, MA. Th