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New York, March 12, 2010 - CTA Records has released a new album by guitarist and composer Rale Micic entitled 3, which explores interaction between Micic’s musical roots in Serbia and his extensive knowledge of Jazz, with his trio consisting of New York’s hottest rhythm section, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Gregory Hutchinson.

"Micic is bringing an intriguing new perspective to the jazz guitar" wrote Don Heckman in LA Times.

The album "3" has many compelling facets of Micic’s music, fr

International Sax Player’s CD Moves Up National Charts

Washington, D.C., March 30, 2010--

If you have yet to hear Manhattan Nights, the latest release from the explosively funky-sweet saxophonist Jaared, one taste of his effortless alto, soaring soprano, and haunting tenor will make you want to be the first to grab this awesome CD when it is released on March 30th, 2010. An international entertainer based in Washington, D.C., Jaared has played worldwide at festivals and venues all over Euro

March 9, 2010-New York, New York-John Vanore & Abstract Truth tear things up on their second release, Curiosity, which is being re-released in 2010. The original album was released in 1991, but this remastered edition is a must-have for jazz fans.

Abstract Truth, Vanore's Philadelphia based band consists of more than a dozen musicians, with Vanore's trumpet featured most prominently. Vanore is accompanied on Curiosity by Michael Mee, Mike Falcone, Rocco Bene,


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The 5th Annual Jazz In The Gardens is gearing up to welcome legendary jazz master and pianist Joe Sample, to be one of the headliners on day one, of the highly-anticipated music festival. Jazz In The Gardens will be held on the grounds of the new Sunlife Stadium (formerly Dolphins Stadium) from March 20-21, 2010. Over the last five years, the music fest has attracted several national and international artists and Joe Sample’s appearance this year will just add more star power to this great event

March 2, 2010-New York, New York- Peggy Duquesnel isn't just the director of music at her church in Los Angeles, she's also a successful jazz musician who's released seven albums. Her homey charm and inspiration shines through on her newest release, Summertime Lullaby.

Duquesnel has been a guest with the Auckland Philharmonic, the Anaheim Angels baseball team, the Mighty Ducks NHL team, the Roland Corporation, Disney, and Kawai America, as well as serving as the adju


I Remember You by Yaron Elyashiv

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"I Remember You" is now available to download free of charge.
Own the critically acclaimed debut album by Yaron Elyashiv, including all artwork for free.

Simply visit and click on the 'Downloads' section, and then on the appropriate link. The download will start automatically.

While you're there be sure to check out the 'Blog' section, picturing the life of a jazz artist in New York City.


"[I Remember You is] a sparkling musical sta

Female Trumpet Players
By: Wayne Humbyrd

Remember when you first started band? It was "understood" that the boys played the drums and brass instruments and the girls played the flute, clarinet or oboe. Those days are long gone. I want to tell you about two women who are establishing themselves as players to be reckoned with.

First, Ingrid Jenson. This Canadian born jazz trumpeter is one of the freshest and most underrated players on the jazz s

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Austin, TX - DA Productions is thrilled to announce today's release of Certitude, the second album from jazz vocalist Dena Taylor. Combining jazz, country and easy listening, this compilation of standards makes a great addition for a dinner party or the soundtrack to a romantic evening with someone special.

Certitude is made up of 11 country-inspired jazz tracks featuring collaborations with an impressive

Czech Jazz Society has announced the results of its Best Album of the Year poll. The jury, compromised of over sixty musicians, jazz club owners, record company producers, publicists and managers chose CD "Little Things", recorded by base player Jaromir Honzak's quintet feat. saxophonist Chris Cheek (USA), guitarist David Doruzka, pianist Michal Tokaj (PL) and drummer Lukasz Zyta (PL).

The poll also saw surprising results for two debuts: base player Tomas Liska's CD "Infinite World" (fe


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Incognito "Live In London - The 30th Anniversary Concert" Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and CD on April 20, 2010

Nearly 3 hours of performance and bonus features... Recorded in High Definition! Inakustik and MVD Visual are proud to announce the DVD, Blu-ray, and CD release of Incognito "Live In London - The 30th Anniversary Concert" on April 20, 2010.

Incognito is far more than just a band. The sound visionary Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick has been pioneering in the mercurial acid jazz scene, and

New York, NY (Musaic Mgmt. Group) Renée Manning will kick off her Women’s History month celebration and perform selections from her most anticipated CD, All Grown Up (Neelicious Music/ LegendFactory Records). Reconnects in a live interview with WBGO’s Michael Bourne during  Afternoon Jazz.

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Renée Manning is known for her robust voice, rich tones and impeccable time making her truly a musician’s vocalist. Her new release,

Released: Thursday, February 25, 2010

Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette & Gary Peacock Return to TD Toronto Jazz Festival June 30 - Four Seasons Centre - Tickets on Sale Monday, March 1, 2010

Toronto One of the most vital forces in jazz, Keith Jarrett will return to centre stage for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 30 at the Four Seasons Centre. Often described as the preeminent jazz group interpreting standards today, Jarrett will be joined by drummer Jack DeJohnette an

Novi, Michigan/February 25, 2010

The week of February 22, 2010 marked the debut of the Mahogany Digital imprint, the newest label in Kevin Mahogany’s "Mahogany Jazz" family. 

Vocalist Jeff Hall, Kevin Mahogany’s protégé, is the first release to radio with the two singles: "Cadillac Club" and "Detour Ahead."

More about Jeff Hall:

Discovered by Kevin Mahogany, Jeff Hall has the vocal prowess reminiscent of jazz legend Mark Murphy. Hall bri

Berklee College of Music has been awarded a $17,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the 2010 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. In awarding the prestigious Access to Artistic Excellence grant to Berklee and consortium partner JazzBoston, Inc., the NEA cited the festival as a celebration of Boston’s diversity as reflected in the attendees, music, food, and crafts.

The NEA's Access to Artistic Excellence grant was created to encourage, support, and expand access to

A group of 16 Berklee students and two alumni will travel to Miami for the 2010 O/E Arts and Culture Foundation's Carnaval de Barranquilla en Miami. Directed by Bernardo Hernandez, associate professor of contemporary writing and production, this is the first Berklee group to perform at Carnaval. Hernandez has assembled some of the college's top Latin players to perform what is anticipated as a penultimate moment of the festival: The tribute to influential Colombian tropical music singer and song


The Fats Waller Festival, celebrating Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller, known as one of the most ingenious of all stride pianists, an exceptional composer and a gifted entertainer with a relentless sense of humor, includes two nights of sensational music and a Pre-Concert Festival of live music, food and beverage samples, and more providing an excellent opportunity for guests to mingle, hear great music, and contribute to an acclaimed cultural institution.

The Fats Waller Festiv

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Jack Prybylski Takes the Music "Out of the Box" with New Release

Buffalo, NY/February 18, 2010

What do you get when you combine elements of trance, steeped in generous portions of rhythm with a heat-infused saxophone that is masterfully caressed by one very bad cat? You get a pass on a very trippy vibe that some might say is "Out of the Box."

Produced by Four 80 East (one of the hottest ba

MVD and Original Spin Media to release the first set of Solos: The Jazz Sessions DVD series on March 23, 2010.

Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Solos: The Jazz Sessions

Lee Konitz - Solos: The Jazz Sessions

Andrew Hill - Solos: The Jazz Sessions

Original Spin Media and MVD Visual are proud to announce the DVD release of Solos: The Jazz Sessions series on March 23, 2010. The first three releases will feature Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Lee Konitz, and Andrew Hill.

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Hollywood, CA-February 16, 2010- Hulon’s debut First Impressions is a perfect title for his new album on the Premier Musique Group imprint. Hailing from Panama City Beach, FL,. Hulon knows how to enjoy his surroundings to the fullest and nothing makes it more appropriate than some relaxing smooth jazz to listen to.

If you are looking for some mood music Hulon has just the right prescription on First Impressions. If you can’t be in Florida soaking up the sunshine and pa

This summer The Mostly Jazz Festival will be bringing two days of well, mostly jazz music to the beautiful surroundings of Moseley Park, Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th July 2010.

The Mostly Jazz Festival is the UK’s newest jazz festival and the only, open air, one-site festival, exclusively dedicated to contemporary jazz, funk and soul.

The inaugural year will be headlined by the Sun Ra Arkestra and Courtney Pine. Other confirmed artists include Quantic and his Com