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Dateline: 17 June 2005
Japan is the world's second largest market for prerecorded music and is known for its fanatical jazz fans. Many of these fans would be interested in indie jazz - if they knew about.
CDJam is a new online project to help independent North American,
Fifth-Annual Vineyard Vibes Festival August 4-7, 2005, Features Phil Wilson and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band Eguie Castrilloâ€™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
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Music can ignite the imagination and stir the soul. Itâ€™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
YOUNG GIRL CONQUERS STRIFE AFTER DEBILITATING AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT WITH STUNNING MUSICAL DEBUT.
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'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 VirginMega.com, Amazon.com, Borders.com, Target.com, CDNow.com, Waldenbooks.com TowerRecords. com and CDBaby.com. 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
Trifan played bass during the '70s with Larry Coryell's Eleventh H
Los Angeles June 1, 2005 Wrought with soul, elevated by passion, Raul MidÃ²n 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 Youâ€™re Gonna Leave, Sunshine and Waited All My Life 4 U were recorded live when MidÃ²n appeared in the Virgin Digital Studios in Los Angeles earlie
Contact: Allen Bush, Berklee College of Music Office/Public Information, 617-747-2658.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC MARKS 20 YEARS OF INNOVATING EDUCATION AT UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL, CELEBRATION INCLUDES HONORS FOR HANK JONES, McCOY TYNER, ENRICO RAVA; TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER BOSTON, MA (USA)
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
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, sheâ€™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 Festivalâ€™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