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Rich Harney Quintet in Concert

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March 26, 2010
Austin, Texas

Austin is looking forward to a rare concert appearance  of The Rich Harney Quintet on April 1, 2010 at The Elephant Room.  Featuring Rich Harney on piano, and Alex Coke on sax and flutes, this promises to be an unforgettable evening of truly great jazz.

Harney, a prolific pianist and composer, has been illuminating the Austin jazz scene as one of its brightest stars for many years.  His remarkable talents as pianist, composer, and vocalist have gained


Contact: Mike Crouch President of Horn Productions LLC
Phone: 512.917.4256
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MACSAX®, Austin based saxophone manufacturer and retailer, gains brand registration.

Austin, Texas-March 24, 2010-MACSAX® brand of saxophones announced today that their brand became a registered trademark through the United States of America Patent and Trademark off

Six-time Grammy-winning jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton, long associated with Berklee as a student, professor, and administrator, will celebrate an illustrious career and mark his 50-year connection with the college in a retrospective of his entire body of work on Thursday, April 8, 8:15 p.m., at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. In Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years, the grand finale to the 2009 2010 Music Series at Berklee, he will be joined by musical co
San Jose, Calif., -- The 15th Annual Drummies, conducted by Enter Music Publishing, are now open for voting to drummers interested in participating in one of the most well-respected Award/Polling events. Voting is done online at

Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip, drum/percussion magazines worldwide, has experienced tremendous growth of the Drummies over the last 15 years. Last year, more than 5000 ballots were cast in 40 categories, covering best drumme


Tioga Jazzfest 2010

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Gainesville, Florida 

March 24, 2010

The inaugural "TIOGA JAZZFEST" will be held Sunday, November 14th, 2010 in the new Town Square at the award-winning Tioga Town Center!  The event will feature National Recording Artist and jazz guitarist, Nate Najar, and will be headlined by smooth jazz superstar and saxophonist, Jessy J. 

 True Love. With these two perfectly chosen words, Jessy

If you're a Miles Davis fan, and in particular, a fan of the music he played in the '67-'75 time frame, this is a release custom tailored to you. Gerry Gibbs and his Electric Thrasher Orchestra tear through 26 selections culled from 16 live Miles Davis classic recordings. All the spontaneity, energy and improvisation of the original performances are present here. Music from Bitches Brew, Nefertiti, Sorcerer, Live Evil, Dark Magus, Big Fun, several live Fillmore recordings and others grace this 2
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,


Sample This

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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