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Raised in the 60s by free-spirited artists living like gypsies in picturesque locations like Cheyene Walk, Chelsea or Cornwall, Klay D-C (AKA Klay Dumas-Copas) is a master of creating musical tapestries that are full of flavor and life. His latest solo release, "Ritmo," is a magical musical journey that combines technical prowess with an ear for colorful melodies.

A natural storyteller, the first track, "Mungabunga," introduces us to a soft acoustic piano before blossoming into a wiggy, upbe

Dean Martin’s most romantic ballads have been gathered for a new mood-setting collection, Essential Love Songs, to be released January 26 by Capitol/EMI, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 16 classics are featured, including "You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You," "Just In Time," "That’s Amoré," "I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face," and "Dream A Little Dream Of Me."

For Dean Martin, singing came as naturally as breathing. Effortlessly cool and dynamic in his

Expanding upon the explosive energy, compelling melodies, and stylistic diversity of
his previous critically acclaimed album Traveler, Norwegian-born and now LA-based
saxophonist Terje Lie ("Terry Lee") is taking a joyful Urban Vacation. Lie's
second CD pairs him with contemporary jazz luminaries Jimmy Haslip and Jeff Lorber,
and further defines his unique musical vibe best described as "groove jazz." The CD,
which is being released on TCat Records, is slated for release on F
The Alvo Sessions’ is the most recent recording undertaken by Sandro Dominelli. Recorded in New York City, the indian inspired guitar playing of Rez Abbasi, with the electric bass sounds of Chris Tarry, and the thick grooves of Sandro Dominelli have all come together to create an unprecedented sound. This is an exciting new project, that brings jazz aficionados and new listeners alike together in the appreciation of great music.

Featuring Sandro Dominelli’s interpretation of Chris Issa


Rendezvous Goes Mainstream

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Picture this: acid jazz, electronica, and a string orchestra in just one song. Not easy to imagine, isn’t it? Perhaps that’s why the new band Rendezvous is so impressive; they have accomplished the difficult task of merging electropop with acid jazz, among other things and they made it look easy.

Despite this seemingly supersaturated mix, Rendezvous’ songs actually sound easy and effortless. All you need are two functioning ears to realize that Rendezvous is starting a ne

New Release: Roberto Magris Trio:  Kansas City Outbound (2009)

Each time I am about to listen to a new album signed by pianist Robert Magris I expect to hear that subtle "European" touch he is infusing his songs. No mistake, Kansas City Outbound where the Italian pianist honors American jazz is not an exception. Along with famous standards, Magris included four originals. I would mention the beautiful Rainbow Eyes a balladesque fusion between the jazz of two con

New York, New York-January 12, 2010- Empirical is a London based jazz quartet that offers a combination of post bop and a spacey vibe for a cool groove that transcends time.

Out ‘n’ In is a tribute to legendary jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy (1928-1964). Dolphy was one of the cornerstones of the avant-garde movement in jazz and a hero of the Empirical band members.

"Graceful, dynamic and subtle a daring maturity"-Jazz

San Jose, Calif., -- Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip/drum percussion magazines worldwide, has published, maybe, its most diverse, insightful issue to date. And how apropos that Issue 168 is being displayed at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers trade show) 2010.

Featuring Dave Lombardo of Slayer on the cover, DRUM! investigates his new approach to playing louder and harder. The magazine also examines the always interesting Gavin Harrison-drummer for Porcupine Tree-- a

Eddie Gatlin announces the release of his debut album "Instant Light". Eddie is a solo artist playing instrumental music featuring guitar that is jazz, blues and rock inspired.

Guitarist Eddie Gatlin's debut album "Instant Light" is a full length CD filled with creative, original and engaging music. The phenomenal guitar playing brings to mind many great guitarists like Clapton, Santana, and many others while still being surprisingly new and distinctive.

Eddie Gatli
New York - Singer/Songwriter/Woodwind player Paula Atherton has been gracing the music industry over a half decade bringing new sparks of versatility and style to the smooth jazz and adult contemporary genres. Most recently, her soulful stage performance and velvet tones on the saxophone intrigued Grammy nominated smooth jazz guitarist/composer Chieli Minucci, Outstanding Image Award Recipient pianist/composer Onaje Allan Gumbs and renowned trumpet soloist Cindy Bradley to sit in with her at one
Minneapolis - The New Year brings forth a diverse brand of major celebrity music producers/composers/songwriters, recording artists and engineers who are already slated for their guest appearance on The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight on ITunes Podcast and the website at:

This is one of the hottest and most unique celebrity driven music Tech Talk Podcast to hear some of Billboard's chart topping and Grammy Award winning music producers, composers, arrange

Jan Matthies Records releases a live recording from the 1st International Jazz Solo Piano Festival at Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany. The event took place on 28th March 2009 on a Steinway & Sons Concert Grand - Model D.

The 12-page booklet contains Liner Notes by Howard Mandel, President of The Jazz Journalists Association and senior contributor DOWNBEAT Magazine:

"Best of 1st International Jazz Solo Piano Festival 2009 institutes a high standard for international solo jazz piano"


Tony Adamo Reimagines Classic Tower of Power Track
Doc Kupka, Mic Gillette, Tom Politzer (L-R)
Photo by Mark Leialoha at the recording session for "This Time It's Real" Press Release from Strokeland Records artist TONY ADAMO Tony Adamo’s Voice N’ Soul Music
Fred Harris, Los Angeles, California
UrbanZone Productions

Strokeland recording artist, Tony Adamo, got a new perspective of Voice N’ Soul when his long time guitarist/producer, Jerry Stucker got down wit

January 8, 2010
Contact: Mary Kirk
(416) 565-7211

The beginning of the year always marks a fresh start, a new beginning and an opportunity for Smooth Jazz fans to vote for their favourite artists on the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards website.

Voting for the 6th Annual Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards kicks off Monday January 11 and runs until February 19, 2010.

This year four outstanding Canadian acts earned 3 nominations each: Darren Rahn, Alexander Zon

Bringing together some of Londons' touring musicians, Kathrin deBoer will front a weekly Thursday night residency at the A Lounge in Trafalgar Square. Taking advantage of migratory musicians the line up will be changing almost every week with special guest musicians from around the world. Expect quality stripped back blues, jazz and soul. This is a work in progress, early and late sets, and for a short time only, catch it while you can.
Launch Party featuring:

Richard Spaven, drums<

New York, New York-January 6, 2010-After the success of the 2009 release Put The Flavor On It you would think guitarist and band leader Charlie Apicella would be hard pressed to duplicate such an outstanding recording. With Sparks due to drop in March, listeners and critics alike will be heaping the praise upon the Iron City ensemble as if they were the second coming of the great funky organ bands such as Booker T. and the MGs.

This is a high standard to adhere to although Apicella and
Dr. Sherri Sandifer, Makes Our Spirits Soar
By Craig Anthony Nicholas

We all like to revisit our childhood at times. Sherri Sandifer is a pediatrician who not only cares for children but remembers wanting to play piano "ever since I could sit on the piano bench unassisted." Sherri is so thrilled to be going for more as she is now working on her R&B/soul album to release this spring.

Her December jazz debut at J. Durham Steakhouse was delivered with bold charm to her audience. "Pl

Guitarist Stein
Turns It Up on Raising The Roof!

One of the hallmarks of a great jazz artist is versatility. Guitarist and bandleader John Stein is as agile and colorful as it gets, and he simply outdoes himself with each passing effort.

Raising The Roof, his latest, is without a doubt, Stein's most vibrant effort yet, boasting passion, intensity, and a lot of exhilarating musicianship. It features the same band members that worked with Stein on Encounterpoint, his successful and

A Celebration of the Life of Joe Maneri

Irondale Center

February 9, 2010, 8pm


What: A concert to remember and celebrate the life of Joe Maneri

When: Tuesday, February  9, 2010, 8pm

Where: Irondale Center, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, C train to Lafayette, 1/2/3/4/5/Q/B trains  to  Atlantic  Ave, R/M/N/D/trains to Pacific St

Cost: Suggested donation $10 to be donated to


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It's the time of year for giving gifts, spending time with family, and, of course, making year-end top-10 lists. Dozens of jazz critics and bloggers have taken it upon themselves to publish their opinions about the jazz of the last 12 months, and has been keeping tabs. The Internet jazz radio site has launched a free, streaming channel called "Best of 2009," playing music from the albums most frequently cited by critics as being among the best of the year.

Pooling together over 2