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Nick D’Amico Keeps Evolving with Evolution II

  Los Angeles, CA October 1, 2010... After years in the making, Nick D’Amico’s newest album Evolution II has arrived. This happy Latin Jazz recording covers a variety of original songs with exciting arrangements and catchy tunes. The songs are written and produced by Nick and a few are written by his father, Maestro Nicola D’Amico. On one song, he collaborated with celebrated lyricist Alberto Testa. Guest musicians on the album include, Rob

Jim Peterik and Lisa McClowry have been chosen as presenters for the American Smooth Jazz Awards to be held at Chicago's Dusable Museum on October 29, 2010.

In addition to his contemporary jazz work with Lifeforce, music legend/Grammy® award winner Jim Peterik (Eye Of The Tiger/The Search Is Over/Hold On Loosely) produced the 2010 release of Time Signatures by vocalist Lisa McClowry. Time Signatures bears the unique signature of Lisa McClowry's soulful four octave vocal range. This disk appe

Eclectic Sound & Dan Pinto would like to wish you all a "Happy Halloween!" In celebration, we are posting for the first time, a FULL MP3 recording of Dan's "The Haunting" from his "Ivory Towers" CD. This is also part of our promotion for Dan's re-release for this album coming in the near future. But those of you who remember, this was the piece that earned him a nomination for "Best Instrumental Song Of The Year" in the 2006 "Just Plain Folks Music Awards." A very cool and sort of eerie piece, y
Tony Adamo and Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios-now that’s hip!
Los Angeles, California
Fred Harris
www.strokeland.com

Tony Adamo and Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios now that is hip! Singer songwriter, Tony Adamo was at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California recently with the legendary fifteen time Grammy winner producer, Al Schmitt. Schmitt completed the final mix on three new songs from Adamo’s, What is Hip CD scheduled for release in 2011. Recording engineer, Steve Genewick,
Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2010) When singer/composer/saxophonist Jessy J sets her sights on a career goal, she follows through with laser-like precision. Two years and two albums after her auspicious debut on Peak Records/Concord Music Group, Jessy J has been selected by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) for the prestigious ASCAPLUS writing award, announced new management and is returning to the studio with Grammy Hitmaker Paul Brown.

After a whirlwind ye

São Paulo-based guitarist/vocalist Filó Machado joins NYC pianist/vocalist Deanna Witkowski in US tour from Oct 10-21

Witkowski's playing is consistently thrilling, and her musical imagination seems boundless. -All Music Guide

Machado’s ideas reach beyond one continent he has cited Joyce and Flora Purim as influences, but he also has listened to Jon Hendricks and his giddy torrent of syllables derive from jazz. Downbeat

São Paulo-based guitarist/composer/vocalist Filó Machado

29.01.2011

yvind Nypan and Elements

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Øyvind Nypan is a fine jazz musician and with his album "Elements" he is showing all of us listeners his creativity and talent both as a composer and guitarist. His music is jazz with elements of pop and rock.

This is Øyvind Nypan’s first solo CD after working for several years in France as a sideman on jazz and rock concerts and productions.

The musicians on this production are well know both inside and outside of Norway: Øyvind Nypan, guitar (NO) www.myspace.com/nypan
Petter Wettre,

When I started writing for this album I was thinking the blues - then the words began to dictate a broader picture. I can’t escape my roots the music that played in the background of my youth. Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King were the music icons of Louisville, Kentucky. Together they penned the greatest song of all ‘Tennessee Waltz.’ To this day the melody clings to the bones like the best travel companion on earth. I write, I sing and play according to the rhythms and harmonies of a land once uns
RHMedia is proud to announce the release of "Eclecticism" by fo/mo/deep. Released in August 2010, "Eclecticism" explores the limitless boundaries of contemporary jazz that is blended with funk, world and afrobeat.

Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredic

GREENVILLE- September 15, 2010- Jazz trumpeter, composer, producer and band leader Mark Rapp along with renowned guitarist/vocalist and composer Derek Lee Bronston celebrate the release of their brand new cd The Song Project Art of the Song, vol . 1 September, 2010 with a tour of the East Coast. The first leg of the "The Song Project" tour will take them around South and North Carolina (Greenville, SC; Charleston, SC; Columbia,SC; Boone, NC; Rock Hill, SC) and culminate in a performance at the E
Norwegian-born and now L.A.-based saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") is continuing
his joyful Urban Vacation with the September 13 release of "Dance On The Water."
"Dance on the Water" is the second single from Lie's highly successful and
critically acclaimed CD, Urban Vacation (TCat Records), which pairs him with
contemporary jazz luminaries Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber, who co-produced the album
and also played on all the tracks. "Dance On The Water" further defines Lie's
The first 75 High School Jazz bands to apply to 2011 Swing Central High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop will receive the following sets of charts FREE of charge:

"Jada" by Oliver Nelson
"After You've Gone" Arranged by Bill Holman
"Slide's Derangement" by Slide Hampton.

Swing Central High School Jazz Band
Competition & Workshop
March 30-April 1, 2011.

Three-Day Workshop and Competition:
From March 30 through April 1, the twelve participating high

Berklee College of Music and the Monterey Jazz Festival have announced that
award-winning violinist and Adventure Music recording artist Alex Hargreaves is the
fourteenth recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at Berklee, a major music
education prize. The full-tuition scholarship is named in honor of the festival's
late founder, James L. (Jimmy) Lyons,who began the festival 53 years ago with jazz
education at its core.

The Lyons Scholarship is awarded each year to on

Five Berklee alumni have been nominated for 11 Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Tropical Album, and Best Latin Jazz Album. Winners will be announced at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony November 11 from 8:00 11:00 p.m. EST, broadcast live on the Univsion Network from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Juan Luis Guerra ‘83 leads the pack with four nominations. His album A Son De Guerra is up for Album of the Year

Jazz season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center begins this month. The schedule includes international jazz stars, such as Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Branford Marsalis and Terrence Blanchard, as well as up and comers Sara Gazarek and Sachal Vasandani and highly respected veterans bill Charlap and Freddie Cole. A special tribute to blues legend Robert Johnson is included. Performances will be held in both the large Segerstrom Concert Hall and the intimate Samueli Theater.

Vocalists S

New York City is a beacon, a magnet, an oasis of culture. To many, it is The Center Of It All.

For tourists; it’s the Statue Of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the sad ghostly space of the World Trade Center. For artists and art fans it’s the Guggenheim, the Museum Of Modern Art, the allure of the streets that Andy Warhol walked. For lovers of literature it’s the Strand Book Store, the New York Public Library, the Algonquin Hotel. Oh, but for music fans it might be the best place o

©2010 Bebob Records

Robert Hurst III, jazz bassist extraordinaire, returns triumphant to the CD scene with his newest release, Bob Ya Head, on the Bebob Records label. Joining Hurst on the 2010 release are Marcus Belgrave- trumpet, Vincent Bowens- tenor sax, Scott Kinsey- keyboards, Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson- percussion and Karriem Riggins on drums. Sy Smith’s vocals grace the album with lyrics by Robert himself. Bob Ya Head was recorded at Bebob Music Studios in Calabasa

Gospel Jazz is a genre that’s busting out at the seams. Artists are expressing their spirituality in jazzy tones and gaining legions of fans along the way. 3 Central, consisting of Ken Anderson, Everett Moore and Russell Moore, are three men on a mission to spread the love of Christ through powerful instrumental and inspirational music. Hailing from St. Louis, MO, the group has been one of the most sought-after Gospel Jazz groups in the region earning the Best Contemporary Jazz Artist Award in S
Nottingham InternationalJazz Piano Competition 2010.

Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition 2010 attracts worldwide entries.

Clement Pianos are pleased to announce that some of the best young jazz pianists from the UK, Canada, North America, South America, Europe and Scandinavia will compete in this unique event. The Semi-Finals and Grand Final are to be held in Nottingham on the 1st 2nd and 3rd October 2010. www.nijpc.com

Following the success of the inaugural Competition i

Classical to Jazz - Jazz to Classical / Azar Lawrence at Chicago Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center,  September 27 and Carnegie Hall October 4 with The High Arts Society of Warsaw Poland / Frederic Chopin's 200th Birthday  - "A Polish Jazz Celebration"

In the early 20th Century a young girl named Ima Jeane Smith often went to the movies--Silent Pictures-- where the only sound was a live pianist, vamping dramatically in sync to the happenings on the screen.  

Upon returning home from the p