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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
Minneapolis - One of the hottest and most unique celebrity driven ITunes Podcast to hear some of Billboard's chart topping music producers, composers, arrangers and engineers discuss their production techniques and preferences, influences, music instruments, their craft, state of the art recording equipment and upcoming projects is The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight on ITunes Podcast and The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight/website

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Minneapolis - One of the hottest and most unique celebrity driven Podcast to hear some of Billboard's chart topping award winning music producers, composers, arrangers, vocalists and engineers discuss their production techniques and preferences, influences, song structure, music instruments, genre, style and their craft, state of the art recording equipment, background and upcoming projects is:

The Producer's Corner with Spud Too Tight on iTunes Podcast and The

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of Prestige Records and the launch of the new Holiday Music Guide, Concord Music Group have launched an extensive Prestige Records cover art gallery of over 100 classic album covers from the Prestige catalog on their Facebook page.

Containing the best and some of the rarest LP covers produced over the long history of the label, the new digital gallery reflects the recent coffee book release 'Prestige Records: The Album Cover Colle

New York, New York-December 16, 2009- Newark New Jersey native Antoinette Montague has come of age with her upcoming release Behind The Smile on In The Groove, distributed through Allegro Music. The album is set for release February 9, 2010.

The Behind The Smile album is a showcase for the vocalist’ diverse range and abilities to take an R & B based tune and turn it into a jazz and pop classic. Veteran musicians Bill Easley (sax, flute, and clarinet), Mulgrew

Raydience To Release Debut S/T Album on January 26, 2010

Ronnie Ray Padilla assembles an all star cast of jazz players, including members of Tower of Power

Megawave and MVD Audio are proud to announce the CD release of Raydience S/T on January 26, 2010.

You know you have something special when current and former members of Tower of Power, Garaj Mahal, and A-list touring and session players for Carlos Santana, Steve Winwood, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder

Ruby Flower Records Artistic Director!

Ruby Flower Records welcome Dominic Duval as its Artistic Director.

Ruby Flower Records is embracing awesome and positive changes in the new decade and is  pleased to welcome New Yorker bassist Dominic Duval as its Artistic Director.
Dominic is one of the most-recorded free jazz bassists on the planet. Associations with producer Bob Rusch's C.I.M.P. and Cadence Jazz labels and producer Leo Feigin's Leo Records led to D
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Bethany & Rufus - 900 Miles (Music Video)

We are always enchanted by artists who can take an instrument out of predictable context and create a whole new way of looking at its function. This is also significant to mandolinists who seek to push the boundaries of its capabilities, and more traditional roles.

We found some great out-of-the box thinki

The 2010 Barbados Jazz Festival Heats Up the Winter Season with Contemporary Jazz Classics and Bajan Blues

Tickets are now on sale for all-star performances including ‘70’s Motown singer-songwriter

Smokey Robinson, and contemporary stars Warren Hill and Babyface  

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, October 29, 2009 The 17th Annual Barbados Jazz Festival January 11-17, 2010 is the perfect escape from the winter blues, giving visitors a chance to soak up the sweet sounds and sights

Pushing the depths of the experimental NYC funk and jazz music scene , New York City based Out To Lunch will be releasing its sophomore album , Melvin's Rockpile on the highly esteemed label Accurate Records on January 12, 2010.

After the resounding success of Out To Lunch's debut, Excuse Me While I Do the Boogaloo , Accurate Records inked a deal with the band, adding  Melvin's Rockpile to the label’s large catalogue of dynamic experimental jam outfits including Me

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New York, NY -- Winter & Winter recording artist Theo Bleckmann and his critically acclaimed album, Twelve Songs By Charles Ives has earned a Grammy Nomination in the Best Classical Crossover Album category (Awarded to the Artist(s) and/or to the Conductor).

Twelve Songs by Charles Ives pays homage to an exceptional composer from the United States who was denied the possibility of having the strength and radiance of his work recognized

Pete Wilhoit, drummer for international indie rock band Fiction Plane (which is fronted by music icon Sting's eldest son Joe Sumner) is returning to his roots (and alma mater) as he is participating in the Bloomington Jazz Festival, which is taking place at Bloomington High School South on December 11-12.


A Bloomington, IN native, Wilhoit will not only be reuniting with his old jazz combo 3rd Man (with whom he has not performed since 2003), but he will also be sitting on the panel of

With the belief that the true value of music lies in an artist’s individual creativity and the unique process that each artist uses to create their music, ArtistShare provides a unique atmosphere for musicians to prosper and grow. This year three ArtistShare fan-funded projects have received Grammy nominations:

The Clayton Brothers' ( album "Brother to Brother" received a nomination in the category Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Gro
There's a brand new CD out featuring Don Braden on saxophone and flute, Mark Rapp on trumpet, GRAMMY nominated Gerald Clayton on piano, Sachal Vasandani on vocals, Rene Hart on bass and Greg Gonzalez on drums. The record is the brainchild of celebrated producer Billy Terrell and is comprised of modern, contemporary arrangements from the Billy Strayhorn songbook. The band is built upon the artist roster of Gail Boyd, entertainment lawyer turned manager and mainstay in the world of jazz for over 3

New York, New York-December 8, 2009- 2010 is going to be a good year for jazz. With a bevy of new releases lining up already there is one that is already garnering its share of attention. The Reese Project’s new recording Eastern Standard Time is set to drop January 5, 2010 on In the Groove Records.

Top musicians have joined leader and flutist Tom Reese on an all-instrumental foray into modern jazz that will be certain to please critics and fans alike. Booby Brewer (