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Music can ignite the imagination and stir the soul. It’s a powerful, yet an intimate muse. Delicate harmonies, dancing melodies and enticing rhythms gently intertwine in vivid pictures of spontaneous memories. You find yourself drifting away, as you surrender to the essence of the moment.

This is the story of the musical journey of Close Up by pianist Patrizia Scascitelli. She takes you Close Up with passio

Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault is pleased to announce the release of his latest work The Jazz Beat Sessions. This CD is a compilation of two sessions that were recorded for the popular CBC radio two program "Jazz Beat." The material was originally nationally aired and has since been repeatedly broadcast nationally and locally. The Jazz Beat Sessions features seven of Shan Arsenault's original compositions as well as some of Halifax's finest musicans;

Nancy Kelly Sings at Bar 55 in New York City

The Bar that Billy Holiday Made Famous

by Greg Henry Waters

May 19, 2005 - The bar was quiet, respectful, and the audience was so wonderful. I know Nancy had something to do with the audience attitude, but some how I think the layout of the club made this setting so peaceful too. Just getting back from China and Mexico, after five years, experiencing other cultures and ways of life. I could not believe how wonderful the audienc

Hong Kong's only legendary JAZZ drums soloist - Fernando Carpio

After a life-time of dedication to jazz drum soloing, Mr. Fernando Carpio was well known during the 60s and 70s in Hong Kong for his brilliant jazz drumming. A true musical artist in the 60s, Carpio was influenced by the mighty Buddy Rich from the USA. Fernando became good friends with Mr. Buddy Rich when he visited Hong Kong in 1956, while both exchanged ideas about drumming. Fernand


Philadelphia PA, JUNE 3, 2005- Melody Gardot has been making waves with her most recent debut release of an independently produced/manufactured 6 song EP titled "Some Lessons the Bedroom Sessions". The EP was officially released in late April 2005 and made its debut to CDBABY, the top independent online distribution company, in the beginning of May. The editors of CDBABY loved i


Anat Cohen Releases Debut CD

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Anat Cohen's highly anticipated debut album as a leader, Place & Time, was released on May 3, 2005. The CD release event will be on June 9, 2005 at Sweet Rhythm. Joining Anat for this evening will be Jason Lindner on piano, Vicente Archer on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. This stunning album combines Anat's facility on tenor and soprano saxophone and clarinet with her expressive and personal compositions and emotionally charged musicality. Nat Hentoff says in his liner not

(Los Angeles, June 7, 2005) Zascant Music announced the release of For Women Only by Zascant, the soul duo of Alonzo Powell (Scooter P.) and Anthony Johnson III, (Tony J.) distributed through,,,,, TowerRecords. com and The soulful eight-song CD is available for $13.99 (suggested retail price).

Scooter P. one of today top jazz drummers, has toured and recorded with artists including Norman B

"It's a real ensemble record, without many solos in the traditional jazz sense; the musicians play in tight, arranged sections, but also go to the other extreme, teasing out weird timbres and textures." -Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"[O]ne of the most brilliant musicians I've had the privilege of working with." - Meredith Monk

"John Hollenbeck [has] achieved a maturity and musicality that defy categories and stretch our sensibilities to new heights.... His world vi

Danny Trifan (now Daniel Trifan Ph.D & Professor of History at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO) will be joining with author/educator Mark E. Lawhon for a book-signing for Lawhon's new book, "Classic Concerts of the 1970s: The Encores Continue" (Leathers Publishing 2004). This event will be on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Record Wearhouse, 1401 South Belt Highway in St. Joseph, MO.

Trifan played bass during the '70s with Larry Coryell's Eleventh H

Los Angeles June 1, 2005 Wrought with soul, elevated by passion, Raul Midòn is a star on the rise! In support of his debut album, State of Mind, in stores this month, Virgin Digital will offer three live exclusive tracks from the singer/composer beginning June 8.

The exclusive tracks If You’re Gonna Leave, Sunshine and Waited All My Life 4 U were recorded live when Midòn appeared in the Virgin Digital Studios in Los Angeles earlie

Contact: Allen Bush, Berklee College of Music Office/Public Information, 617-747-2658.


June 2, 2005 Berklee College of Music in July will celebrate its 20th season of jazz education at the Umbria Jazz Festival, in Perugia, Italy, July 5 17, 2005, with the Berklee Summer School at


Breast Cancer Benefit CD

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New York is a hotbed of jazz talent in the United States. From historical Birdland to the Knitting Factory downtown, music blossoms from every corner of this vast and glorious city. It is the place where musicians are made, fortunes are spent and dreams are revealed. If New York could whisper, she’d have many secret melodies and rhymes to tell.

After a short battle with her own health, jazz artist Laura Dreyer decided to bring a few of her friends together for

May 27, 2005; Monterey, California - "Thinking locally, acting globally" comes alive as the Monterey Jazz Festival announces new plans for several of its jazz education programs.

In addition to the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which is embarking on an international tour to perform in New York at Sweet Rhythms on July 3, Lincoln Center's "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" on July 4, and the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 6, the Monterey Jazz Festival has a

BOSTON, MA -- The John Tchicai/Garrison Fewell/Tino Tracanna Quintet is proud to announce the June 28th North American release date for Big Chief Dreaming (Soul Note 121385-2), its first release on the legendary Italian label Soul Note, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2005. This international quintet performs a diverse range of original compositions by its three leaders, veteran Afro-Danish multi-instrumentalist and free jazz pioneer John Tchicai, Boston-based guitarist Garrison

Jazz Course UK

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This course is aimed at intermediate to advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Prior improvisation experience is essential, all chromatic instruments welcome.

Set in the beautiful Scottish capital of Edinburgh, the 6-day Edinburgh Jazz Summer School based at the Jewel and Esk Valley College offers an exceptional opportunity to combine development in playing, recording and performing Jazz whilst enjoying one of the world's greatest and most diverse inte

Lyricist/vocalist Lorraine Feather, whose new CD release "Dooji Wooji" was released in May 2005, is currently working on a quartet of writing projects. Last July, when Feather was performing her revamped Fats Waller material at New York's 92nd Street Y with Dick Hyman, she was seen by one of the producers of "The Thief," a Soviet-era musical based on a 1998 Russian (Oscar-nominated) film of the same name. Feather was hired to write lyrics for the production, the music for which is by Russian com
ROME, ITALY -- Noted Italian jazz vocalist/composer Cinzia Spata is proud to announce the June 21st expanded release of her most recent recording, 93-03 (Azzurra Music TBPJAB096), in North America and beyond through, North Country Distributors and TCL Special Order Imports. It is also available direct from the label, Italy's Azzurra Music, and its own distribution network.

This new release documents nine highlights from Ms. Spata's repertoire over the last decade, as well as

May 20, 2005; Monterey, California; Bidding has commenced for the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2005 Front Box Auction with 4 seats up for bid. However, time is short and bidders have less than two weeks until June 1st to claim the coveted seats. Every year, enthusiastic jazz fans have the opportunity to win four of the best seats in the house: the front center box seats in the Lyons Stage Arena of the Monterey Jazz Festival presented by MCI. This year’s winners will be able to virtually wipe the swe