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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

Grammy® Award Winning Harmonica Virtuoso Howard Levy Launches the First Online Personal Video Exchange Harmonica School

Grammy® Award winner Howard Levy in conjunction with ArtistWorks Inc. (AWI), is excited to launch The Howard Levy Harmonica School (HLHS) the first ever online personal video exchange school that will teach students around the world to play harmonica, including the various genres of jazz, blues, folk, classical and world music. Partnered with online video technology e

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It would be quite an understatement to say that the Clayton family is musically-inclined. This year, three Claytons-John, Jeff and Gerald-received Grammy nominations. Brothers John and Jeff Clayton were nominated for "Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group" for their record "Brother to Brother."

Brother to Brother is a compilation of music inspired by songs composed by and/or performed by some of the many brother groups in jazz. John Clayton had the following to say about th
December 16, 2009, New York, NY Songwriter/arranger/producer, keyboard wiz, and, E1 Entertainment recording artist, Philippe Saisse, scored a personal triumph and first when NARAS voters opted to honor and acknowledge his progressive and daring solo album, "AT WORLD’S EDGE," with a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album. Saisse has enjoyed a distinguished career over the past 30 years, but finally attaining the milestone achievement on his ninth solo effort has even more special
First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WGBH 89.7 present Anat Cohen, performing at the Berklee Performance Center on New Year's Eve, Thursday, December 31, kicking off NPR's annual worldwide broadcast, Toast of the Nation. The concert is a centerpiece of this year's First Night Boston festival. Entrancing audiences on both clarinet and saxophone, Berklee alumna Cohen is one of jazz's brightest young stars. She recently completed a week-long engagement at the legendary Village Vanguard

Songlines Recordings, home to such critically acclaimed cutting edge jazz/new music
artists as Jerry Granelli, Michael Blake, James Carney, Benoît Delbecq and Ryan
Blotnick, recently opened a store at

Since 2001, Songlines has released almost all of its music as hybrid SACDs. Now,
thanks to the innovative technology that powers HD Tracks, the same audiophile
listeners who turned to Songlines SACDs for high quality sound and music will be able
to downlo

This ITunes Podcast series gives these producers opportunity to interact and learn about what tools to use, the art of practicing, equipment decision making and what steps and strategies it takes to become an "Industry Standard Music Producer, says Spud Too Tight. It is a learning process, not a beat making session and obtaining a good education is also the key. I focus on 1 or 2 topics per show in order to discuss further in greater detail by email should listeners have additional questions. I