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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

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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.

Solos: The Jazz Sessions is a 39 e

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

"Live in Blue Note Milano" (Nar International, 2009) is a double-CD album containing 20 tracks recorded live on September 3rd & 4th 2009 during a concert by the Italian singer Luca Jurman, at the famous music club "Blue Note" in Milan.
Luca Jurman is the first Italian singer who has the distinction of publishing a live album with the brand "Blue Note", symbol of the most refined jazz music and blues. Jurman's performance featured a personal style to all the songs he play
29.01.2011

Merde sur la Mere - Pure Clasic

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I’ve come to the conclusion that there is some pretty crazy stuff coming out of Eastern Europe. First there was Rational Diet, then Ne Zhdali, and now Merde sur le Mere. From the name of this Croatian band and its album cover, my conclusion could be taken literally. Once you get past Merde sur le Mere’s brashness, you end up with some of the wildest experimental / free jazz sounds on the far side of John Zorn. Pure Clasic is a unrelenting barrage of sounds. In describing the music, it is tempting
29.01.2011

Roots and Reason

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Berklee’s Africana Studies program "Roots and Reason Series," presents Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon in a special collaborative performance, Thursday, February 18, at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA. Call 617-747-2261 or visit berkleebpc.com for more information.

In a cross-generational concert performance, mother Bernice Johnson Reagon and daughter Toshi Reagon will perform and speak about their music and work, guided by the concept of the series

Strokeland Artists Funk up the Airwaves for HornDrivenRadio

Fred Harris, UrbanZone Productions

The triple threat funk jazz station, HornDrivenRadio, owned and operated by Raoul Fernandes is featuring the music of Strokeland Records Recording artists.  Some of the high voltage funk and soul jazz artists that start the funk dialogue rollin’ with their heavy souln’ music are: Stephen "Doc" Kupka, Tony Adamo,Strokeland Super Band, Roger Smith, Mic Gillette, Larry Braggs, Santa Fe an

Critically acclaimed jazz pianist Lenore Raphael launched her radio show "Lenore Raphael's JazzSpot" in April, 2009 and since the show's inception, the audiences for her show and for the internet channel PureJazzRadio, have grown increasingly each month.

On the show she has interviewed and performed with such great guest artists as Jon Hendricks, Warren Vache, Harry Allen, Gene Bertoncini, Joel Frahm, Marlene VerPlanck and many more. With 16 shows already done, the future looks bright for th

Janiece Jaffe/Monika Herzig & Friends and ArtsWeek Presents: Nature Songs & All That Jazz

-Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2pm, Monroe County Public Library Auditorium, Free -

BLOOMINGTON, IN Bloomington’s Elementary Schools host a wealth of poets who love and believe in Nature. More than 200 children responded to a call-out for submissions of poems about the environment. Their themes range from the seasons to animals to recycling and enjoying nature’s beauty. The expressions are haunting, fu

29.01.2011

Brave new jazz album

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I’ve come to the conclusion that there is some pretty crazy stuff coming out of Eastern Europe. First there was Rational Diet, then Ne Zhdali, and now Merde sur le Mere. From the name of this Croatian band and its album cover, my conclusion could be taken literally. Once you get past Merde sur le Mere’s brashness, you end up with some of the wildest experimental / free jazz sounds on the far side of John Zorn.

Pure Clasic is a unrelenting barrage of sounds . In describing the music, it is tem

Oran Etkin, the Israeli-born, New York-based clarinetist whose 2009 Motema Music
release, Kelenia, was hailed by the New York Times as "ebullient," and
by the All Music Guide as setting "a new standard for world music in the decade of
the 2000's," has much to celebrate in the new year.

Last week, his critically acclaimed debut recording, Kelenia, was
awarded the Independent Music Award for "Best World Beat" CD. The IMA winners, culled
fro

The main vision of producer Recaredo Gutierrez, is to bring back good music and he said "In addition to Latin music, I love big bands," he says, "including that of Ray Conniff, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Damaso Perez Prado, and Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. I believe in a pure sound with no electronics. My goal is to have a new orchestra play classic music for today's audience."

The 20-piece RG Royal Sound Orchestra is comprised of 13 horns and a seven-piece rhythm sectio

For Immediate Release: Friday, January 22, 2010

The Joint is Jumpin' so Grab a Seat and Come Sit In at the First-Annual New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp for Adults!

Founded by local musicians Banu Gibson, Leslie Cooper, and Nita Hemeter, the New Orleans Trad Jazz Camp (NOTJC) is a week-long summer music camp where adult musicians and music enthusiasts from around the world are invited to learn the history and techniques of traditional jazz where it all began: New Orleans. The camp will be held

29.01.2011

# 5 is live for Rare Blend

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Fusion group Rare Blend has released their 5th CD entitled "SESSIONS",  an  impressive 14 track disc of LIVE recordings from stage a

Big bands and an array of jazz stars will be featured at the 10th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, held Feb. 11 through 14, at the Marriott Hotel in Newport Beach, California.

Kicking off the Valentine’s/Presidents Day weekend event Thursday night will be Ken Peplowski ’s Big Band Music of Benny Goodman. Clarinet player Peplowski, an alumnus of Goodman’s last band, has put together an assemblage to salute the King of Swing. Also on hand opening night will be Pat Williams’ SINATRALAND Orchest

January 21, 2010

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For Immediate Release - Zarman Productions /  Press Release / New York, NY - Los Angeles, Ca. January 21, 2010 / Azar Lawrence / Mystic Journey / Azar Lawrence Sextet

On the heels of his last release Prayer For My Ancestors, Azar Lawrence's new CD Mystic Journey on Furthermore Recordings is another solid production by the saxist and will be a