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Paved Earth Music and theConspiracy, LLC have released a jazz industry first! This is the first iPhone application created specifically for Mark Rapp providing a hip and effective way to communicate directly with fans while providing a unique platform to distribute engaging content.

The Mark Rapp iPhone App can be downloaded for free at the iTunes App Store. It features a streaming music player with purchase options; watch latest videos; photo gallery, pulls Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, N

July 2009 (Sherman Oaks, CA) - World Rising, to be released by Visionsound on August 11, is an innovative and vibrant jazz project from keyboardist Ben Dowling featuring a cast of famous friends from the jazz, funk and world music spheres. A gifted pianist with solid straight ahead jazz, funk and even contemporary-classical credentials, he was a student of Third-Stream advocate Ran Blake at New England Conservatory, a protoge of pianist/composer/jazz-educator Calvin Jacks
To celebrate the softer side of jazz, AccuJazz Internet radio has introduced a new channel called "Mellow Jazz."  Playing over 1,000 recordings of ballads by great jazz musicians, the channel is completely free to use and available 24 hours a day at

Throughout its history, jazz has first and foremost been a music of explosive, infectious rhythms.  It was the syncopated, "hot" rhythms of the first New Orleans jazz bands that heralded a revolutionary new style, not any new

~ Visions of Angels ~ The World Music/New Age Jazz of legendary guitarist Eddie Benitez with special guest - R&B icon Howard Hewett - coming September 1st on BMG/NuGroove Records

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ARIZONA, August 5, 2009

Eddie Benitez: Visions of Angels ~ BMG/NuGroove Records

An interview with renowned World Music/New Age Jazz guitarist

Composer/Producer/Musician Yoham "Chiqui" Ortiz announces the release party for the debut CD of his trio, Yoham Ortiz Concept.  The release party will be held on Thursday August 20th 2009 - 7 p.m. at Pier 40 in Manhattan aboard the Steamboat LILAC - as featured in The New York Times as one of the city’s hottest nontraditional venues.  With a live performances beginning at sunset (8 p.m.), against the backdrop of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline, the ever docked steamboat will fe

The National Flute Association will host its 37th Annual Convention in New York City from August 13-16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway at West 46th Street in Midtown Manhattan with over 3000 flutists, composers, flute scholars and flute enthusiasts from all over the world.  Highlights of the convention include performances and workshops by international flute superstar Sir James Galway, who will receive the NFA's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, perform in recital,


Schizophrenic Sophistication

Oz Noy, one of the most proficient, fluid, and inventive contemporary instrumental guitarists in the U.S., unleashes the sonic equivalent of a turbo-charged luxury high-performance sports vehicle that hugs the highway and cruises in the fast lane.

With his new instrumental album Schizophrenic (Magnatude Records) as off-the-hook as it is sophisticated the native Israeli guitarist once again navigates the gnarly twist and turns of the


Veteran tenor-saxophonist Dan Moretti has released Tres Muse, a stirring set of trio performances embodies his hardest-swinging set yet. Teamed with electric bassist Marty Ballou and drummer Marty Richards, Moretti excels in a pianoless instrumental setting reminiscent of Sonny Rollins’, A Night At The Village Vanguard, Volumes 1&2, but with his own musical personality and approach.

Despite the mention


Kate Schutt - New Release

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Kate Schutt's new release, "Telephone Game" was released on ArtistShare on July 4th, and already it is receiving rave reviews, along with a number of features. One track, "Take me with You", was featured as NPR's "Song of the Day" on July 15th. You can read that review here:

Recently, Kate was featured in VenusZine, speaking about the process of writing and recording "Telephone Game". That review can be read here:


Fred Harris

Los Angeles, CA

Singer-songwriter, Tony Adamo and his producer-guitarist, Jerry Stucker have re-grooved the Tower of Power (TOP) song "This Time It’s Real," and have added their unmistakable smooth groove to this TOP hit classic. Adamo told us that during a recent meditation he had a musical insight about the music for a cover for this tune. He brought the idea to his producer, Jerry Stucker who immediately contacte

8/1/2009 - Algonquin, IL - Random Touch's Scott Hamill (guitars), James Day (keyboards) and Christopher Brown (drums/vocals) first collaborated in the 1970's. Pure improvisation was one among many sound experiments. Over time it became the preferred mode for music making.

With the music of A Way From the Heard (Token Boy Records, 2009) Random Touch has arrived at a new level of expression. Rock and symphonic music are more fully merged on much of the album, and their lon

July 28, 2009-New York, New York-Laurence Hobgood was described by jazz legend Dave Brubeck as one of the most incredible pianist’s he ever heard. Obviously this was a compliment of the highest order and one that any artist would be honored to receive.

Hobgood lives up to his billing on his recent solo release When The Heart Dances on the Naim Jazz imprint. When the pianist is not producing his own music he supports Kurt Elling with his trio.

Hobgood finds

Can you help identify one jazz venue in Britain that has been the crucible of a number of seminal live performances during the past century; played host to some of the greatest legends of jazz; and ultimately proved pivotal to the development of Jazz in this country? To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’ seminal Kind of Blue album in 1959, Brecon Jazz is launching a scheme to identify one such venue each year by public nomination then public vote and then decorate the ve

This weekend (July 24 & 25), trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp and his NY-based band will come back for a second year in a row bringing his original sounds of contemporary/modern Jazz to Florence, Alabama at the 28th annual WC Handy Festival. Past festivals have had such greats as Dizzy Gillispie, Take6, Henry Butler, Ellis Marsalis and more and Rapp duly notes, "I'm very excited to be back south and honored to play such a highly regarded festival."

One event Rapp is looking forward t

Sacred Jazz Festival Scheduled

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Sacred Jazz Festival Scheduled

Denton, TX July 21, 2009 - Building on the success of the world’s first Sacred Jazz Festival in Dallas in 2007, the second Festival will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2009 in Denton, Texas.

This one day event will showcase nine bands from Texas and beyond with public performances beginning at 2:00 PM and continuing into the early evening.

Jazz Fusion Bassist, Agustin Barreto is excited to announce the launch of his first album, Between My Walls, which includes nine original compositions by Barreto and his amazing solo performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee. Only one week after launching his album and tracks such as Jaco-Me, Latina and Furia are Barreto’s most popular cyber downloads on,,, and On the beginning of August 18, 2009 physical album copies will be ava

Truly Great Names in Jazz, but in a Very Special Country Setting. Just a Few Hours (and a World) Away from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal - Our 9th Great Year. Book your holiday now....

Not only do we present jazz stars on stage - top names, Oliver Jones, Carol Welsman, Phil Dwyer, Hilario Duran, Lorraine Desmarais and Robi Botos to name a few - that, you would expect - but we present them in a very special place: The County.

You may know Prince Edward County - in which case you have felt it

On Sunday, July 5th (4th of July weekend), Mark Rapp performed 2 shows at the Jazz Standard where he donated his entire profit from CD sales to a charity called Project Sunshine. Rapp's debut CD "Token Tales" is a critically acclaimed effort and is being played around the globe.

We often don't hear the results of charity efforts, especially those on a grassroots level, but his is an exception. It's a wonderful example of how small efforts really do help.

A HUGE thank you for ever




FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 8:00 pm at



Etta James Cancels August Concerts Due to Illness

NEWPORT, RI, July 13, 2009 Chaka Khan with the George Duke Trio kicks off