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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.

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

GJP (GarrisonJazz Productions) is delighted to announce Matt Garrison’s long-awaited new music releases and a powerful one-of-a-kind interactive educational website.

The new website took 5 years of hard work to develop and has finally taken shape as being the most comprehensive virtual music education centers available on line. All lessons can be tailor-made for each student by clicking a few buttons and he or she will learn many techniques and music theories thr

Jazzin’, Swingin’ and Doin’ Good!

World Class Jazz and Swing Concert and Brunch to Benefit the

American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey

Featuring renowned cornetist Warren Vaché

Fairfield, NJ Aug. 10, 2009 The American Red Cross of Northern New Jersey’s will hold its 27th annual Jazz Festival, at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, Sunday September 26, 2010, from 12:30 5:00.   

The performance will feature world- renowned cornetist, Wa

For ESU, this 2010 is important for his new discography, with four new albums published by Idyllium Music Publishing (Milan-Italy), each album let listen the art in music of the composer.  

Talking about these works in music, we start with "Un Piccolo Universo" (an little universe), this is an album dedicated to classical guitars, in fact, listening tunes you can listen tracks with orchestral part for guitars, as genre is various, like classical, jazz, samba, flamenco and more styles of t
Phil Wilson, world-renowned trombonist and Berklee College of Music professor for 45 years, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Trombone Association (ITA) at the 2010 International Trombone Festival at the University of Texas, Austin. He was presented with the award by Don Lucas, president of the ITA and a Berklee alumnus who studied under Wilson.

Wilson is a noted jazz educator and big band arranger who has performed and recorded with a who’s who of jazz,


Thursday Night Vibe

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"Thursday Night Vibe"


August 28, 2010 Thursday Night Vibe Concert Series held at the beautiful downtown Kyoto Grand Hotel & Gardens. The show is produced every Thursday night by Jadar Entertainment, 94.7 The Wave in association with Roland Wirt. Thursday, August 26th Show did not disappoint!  This Live Concert Series has taken on a whole new Smooth VIBE experience, unlike anything we’ve heard or seen in the Los Angeles area in a very long time; it is such an exciti


Chasin The Trane..Miles To Go

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August 24, 2010 / Zarmedia - Press Release / New York, NY/ Los Angeles, Ca / Chasin The Trane - Many Miles To Go / Azar Lawrence / Mystic Journey

Traversing a musical landscape for over three decades Saxophonist, Azar Lawrence has had to navigate peaks, plains, valleys and the ofttimes tumultuous terrain that one may endure over a lifespan.  He has weathered through some devastating life altering storms as do most who have witnessed and experienced generations of existence.   

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Hitmaking Pianist Tom Grant Serves a Musical Feast with Delicioso

Portland, OR/August 20, 2010

Nu-Wrinkle Records is proud to announce the CD release of "Delicioso" ("Dee-lish-e-oso") by pianist Tom Grant. The single, "Cute New Car," will be going for adds to radio on August 30, 2010.

Since 1983, Tom’s records have repeatedly topped the contemporary jazz charts. Radio fan