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6 º Seminar of modern music and improvisation

Monforte de Lemos

From August 23 to August 28, 2010

An initiative of Monforte de Lemos's Town hall in collaboration with the County council of Lugo.


1. Bent (four levels of progressive difficulty)

- styles: Blues, swing, Be-Bop, bossa, funk, Latin, Pop...

2. Harmony, analysis and technologies of improvisation

3. Composition and arrangements(for different formations

Australia/United States Leading unsigned Artist website, has teamed with Web ‘n Retail Music Marketing Company, for the "Promote Me Like A Rockstar" Music Competition. There is no fee to enter, nor to register on the site. The Competition runs from May 1st through June 30th and the competition is for any and all genres of music; Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Techno, Alternative, Reggae, etc. is the World’s premiere Independent Artist site featuring top paying Music

After offering us Second Time, Claude Marc Bourget is back with a second solo album, "Musiques de Ballet" (Ballet Music). Second Time, published under a New-York label in 2008, was quickly noticed by American and Italian Critics. Jazz review, Jazz Times, All About Jazz Italia have praised the work of Bourget. Susan Frances, from Jazz Review, wrote: "Bourget conveys deep emotions in his compositions allowing the notes to speak from his soul. He has a mind that sees music unlike anyone else’s. A v

Tim Warfield releases

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On his latest release for Criss Cross Jazz, saxophonist Tim Warfield tastefully examines several "classic" gems from the "Great American" songbook with a fresh perspective. His sixth recording as a leader, "A Sentimental Journey", features the fearless Terell Stafford on trumpet, resolute swinger Byron Landham on drums, and "rising star", Pat Bianchi on Hammond B-3 organ.

Working through updated and witty arrangements of such classic material as Meyer, Kahn and Caesar's, "Crazy Rhythm", Yvai

ATLANTA - May 24, 2010 Noted jazz saxophonist Brian Hogans, together with Turnaround Records, announces the release of his debut solo album on June 1, titled Evidence of Things to Come. This album represents an artistic triumph for Hogans, who is already well-known as a member of the illustrious Sean Jones Quintet, playing his smooth saxophone sounds on two of their acclaimed albums and touring with them throughout the world.

Evidence of Things to Come includes 10 original Hogans’ compositio

For Immediate Release
Contact: Paul Collins

J-Mood Records Announces New Jazz CD Release: Roberto Magris Quintet "Mating Call"

Kansas City, Missouri, May 1, 2010- The J-Mood Record Label based in Kansas City, Missouri is pleased to announce the release of the "new" Roberto Magris Quintet straight-ahead jazz CD entitled "Mating Call" recorded at Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, California.

This highly anticipated straight-ahead jazz project builds o

"A labor of love" is how José James describes his release For All We Know, his first American release and his first for the Impulse! label. A collaboration between James and noted Belgian pianist Jef Neve, the album finds the charismatic young singer applying his warm, rich baritone to a sterling assortment of jazz and pop standards, including such timeless favorites as "Tenderly," "Body and Soul," Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and George and Ira Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Although For Al

This June, internationally acclaimed jazz group The October Trio will set out to
promote their latest CD, (b>Looks Like it’s Going to Snow (Songlines),
with the(no more snow) Tour 2010.

The band's third release, Looks Like it's Going to Snow once again
features the classic sounds of the bass-drums-saxophone combo, this time expanded to
include one of Canada’s most honored jazz musicians, Brad Turner, on trumpet and
flugelhorn. Reviews have been mo

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Receives Eric. D. Batterman Grant to Support Jazz Institute

MILWAUKEE, WIS.  (May 17, 2010) The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has received multi-year funding from the Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant to provide scholarships for youth in support of the Conservatory’s new Jazz Institute program.  This gift is the largest single program contribution the Conservatory has ever received. 

Eric Batterman


Jazz Goa launches Fusion Lounge

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The Brown Indian Band-Fusion Lounge The Brown Indian Band's Fusion Lounge is a chilled out, laidback sound of indo-jazz fusion. The album features Dhiraj Kapadia on bansuri, Prashant Salil on santoor, Tony Dias on keyboards, Colin D'Cruz on fretless bass and Jayesh Dhargalkar on tabla. The Band led by Colin, has floating members and has featured some of the most accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz virtuosos over the years. Indian classical music can be compared to jazz a

New York based artist Suzannah Troy had never heard of multi-reedist/composer Giuseppi Logan when she stumbled upon him playing his horn in Tompkins Square Park in the City's East Village. She was unfamiliar with the two albums he put out on the ESP label in the 1960's, or his mysterious disappearance from the jazz world shortly thereafter. She did not know that many of Logan's Internet bio's still stated: " is believed (but has not been confirmed) that he passed a

Music Choice Airs Tribute to Lena Horne


Music Choice® (, the multi-platform video and music network, will celebrate the life of singer/dancer/actress LENA HORNE through May 18th on its "SINGERS & SWING" Audio Music Channel. Horne will be featured at the top of the hour during the "Singers" segment at 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm 10pm, 2am, 3am, 4am, & 5am.  In addition, the attached panel will be air

Sylvain Music Notes (5/10/10) - Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her signature song "Stormy Weather" and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92 according to AP writer Verena Dobnik.

Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.

Horne, whose striking beauty and magnetic

New York, NY (USA) Utopia Records is pleased and honored to announce the new exclusive single-track release of "Human Nature" which was produced, arranged, performed, mixed and engineered by music veteran Alfonzo Blackwell. The multi-talented and multi-instrumentalist masterminds the orchestration of a flawless live performance on the soprano saxophone, electric bass, acoustic guitar accompanied by drum, percussion and piano/keyboard programming resulting in a one-man band; he effortlessly displ
New York, NY (USA) The American Heart Association’s Power To End Stroke (PTES) campaign initiative is gearing up for an exciting and major event this Friday, May 7, 2010. The 4th Annual Power Awards Gala celebration is coming to the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. The event will be hosted by comedian George Willborn with special guest appearances/performances by Cissy Houston, Alfonzo Blackwell, Cassandra Wilson, Smokie Norful, Melinda Watts, Myron Butler, the Army National Guard,

2010 Litchfield Jazz Festival at a Glance

What: 15th Anniversary of the Litchfield Jazz Festival
When: August 6-8, 2010
Where: The Springs Center and the Grounds of Kent School, Kent, Connecticut

Litchfield Performing Arts launched the first Litchfield Jazz Festival in 1996 with a line-up any well-established festival would have been proud of, including Ahmad Jamal, J.J. Johnson, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride and Diana Krall and others.

Kent, CT -- Teach the Teacher was developed by Litchfield Jazz Camp  to help music teachers at all grade levels develop or expand effective strategies for educating their students about America's national music Jazz.  Held on the campus of Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, July 20 and 21, the workshop is open to music teachers and undergraduate music education students.   

This inaugural program is led by saxophonist/composer/educator and Music

Composer, producer and performer Joseph Patrick Moore weaves tribal rhythms into funk, pop and jazz melodies on his eighth solo release, "To Africa With Love". Mr. Moore connects with some old friends and new ones in this dedication to the Land of the Sahara. The work itself contains 13 songs that range in genre from Contemporary Jazz to Funk to Rock to Contemporary.

Moore and company utilize funky blues man Charlie Wood to spark a contemporary version of the Meters classic "Fire on the Bayo

5/4/2010 - Peoria, IL - Is there something Paul Adams doesn't do? He's built instruments for some very well known musicians, he's a writer and poet, he plays a vast array of exotic instruments, composed music for major corporations, and has eight critically acclaimed albums out in about 5 different genres of music. "I'm no genius," says Adams. "I'm just fascinated with everything. It's difficult being musically varietal in life as it can confuse an audience. But, I guess it's my path. This is a
As submitted to Linda G. by Don Lucoff Media

The re-emergence of saxophonist Azar Lawrence has been one of the most exciting things and perhaps one of the best-kept secrets of the past five years on the jazz scene. Those who have experienced Azar live in the past year can bear witness to a real life prodigal son story. No doubt remains that he is here to reclaim his title as heir to the throne of the John Coltrane legacy.

A child prodigy, Azar played in the shadows and under the watchful