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Dayve Stewart - Saxophonist

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Album Release

TALLAHASSEE, FL, July 25, 2005 - Dayve Stewart is pleased to announce the release of his debut album entitled Feel Me. Feel Me can best be described as "funky jazz" with strong melodies. His melodies are also very memorable for both the trained and untrained ear. Feel Me is an album targeted for everyone to enjoy. Dayve wrote these songs for everyone to relate to.

Dayve is not only enjoyable to listen to, but also enjoyable to watch. A


Kansas City USA -- 'ASR RECORDS announces the addition of Sumi Tonooka - the established New York based pianist, composer, clinician and producer to our artist roster. Sumi Tonooka has been surprising and delighting audiences - and quietly piling up accolades from jazz writers and her fellow musicians. Leslie Gourse, of Jazz Times, describes her artistry with such phrases as: "Fierce, fascinating composer and pianist . . . a thoughtful, fresh voice .

Herb Robertson Trio at the FONT Music Festival 2005 (2nd August)

Herb Robertson has been one of the most active musicians on the scene for several years. Herb plays the horns in a lyrical and colourful way, often employing a range of mutes to make his sound more personal and unique. He met Gerry Hemingway 27 years ago. This lasting musical friendship leads to all kind of innovations incorporated into the music at least by those who


Jazz recording artist Cynthia

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Actress, jazz artist Cynthia "c." Basinet among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

Hollywood, CA - Cynthia Basinet, and 39 others from the United States, are among the 1,000 women from around the world who have been collectively nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as part of a novel project meant to highlight their work for a better future.

Nominee Basinet, while best known as an actress and jazz artist -

On Tuesday, July 12, 2005, Chris Walker released I Know It’s Love, a brand-new album of twelve widely-appealing Adult Contemporary songs. The Houston-based artist’s recording is the first to be released on the newly-formed Canvas Records label.

The 12 tracks on I Know It’s Love showcase the various facets of that all-powerful emotion, from the thrill of romance to the desperation of unrequited passion. The songs, inspired by many different people and situations, speak with a

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)

Jacket unfolds to reveal a larger-than-life poster!

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