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Meridian Arts Ensemble's

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Noted for its arrangements and recordings (with the composer's approval) of Frank Zappa's material, the Meridian Arts Ensemble approaches its eighth CD Brink (Channel Classics) with commissioned concert-length works from cutting edge composers Elliott Sharp, David Sanford and Nick Didkovsky. Channel Classics will release Brink on August 8, 2006.

The Meri

Moacir Santos, whose two recent Adventure Music releases, "Ouro Negro" and "Choros & Alegria," have earned considerable acclaim from such respected media outlets as the New York Times, National Public Radio, and Downbeat and Jazz Times magazines, has just been awarded the prestigious Shell Music Award for 2006 in his homeland of Brazil. The jury, which was composed of journalists from O Globo and the Folha de Sao Paulo and three musicians Vittor Santos, Herminio Bello de Carvalho, an



For Jazz Vocalists

Following the hugely successful 2006 Competition, the LIJC is pleased to announce the dates for 2007.

The 2007 LIJC will be taking place from 4-7 March and entries are now being accepted. Minimum age is 18 with no upper age limit.

Closing date for entries is 30th September 2006.

In March 2006 Mon David emerged the overall winner in the grand finale

The best is yet to come as singer and recording artist Russ Lorenson ( honors the legendary Tony Bennett in his new show, "Benedetto/Blessed: A Tribute to the Life and Music of Tony Bennett." With musical direction by renowned jazz artist Kelly Park and written by Lorenson, "Benedetto/Blessed" premieres July 30th in San Francisco, and from there will play in select cities throughout California and the East coast. The show was created, in part, to honor Mr. Benn

Los Angeles, CA-- July 24, 2006--The name Andrae Crouch has become synonymous with Gospel music and the 40th anniversary of his musical ministry comes into clear focus once again with another genre defining CD titled Mighty Wind.

Gospel music is the chicken soup for the soul and Andrae Crouch has assembled a superlative group of musicians to back his familiar vocals with cohesive and strong interplay between the music and lyrical foundation of


Dave Stryker / The Chaser

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Street Date: July 18, 2006

The Chaser is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Big City, Dave's 2005 CD on Mel Bay Records.

From the outset, you can tell this is a working band. When they come out of the head on the opener, "The Great Divide," there’s an immediate hookup between organist Jared Gold’s surging bass lines and drummer Tony Reedus’ insistent ride cymbal work that just feels so right. It speaks of a chemistry that has been forged

In Mind, Ken Berman's new release, features ten inspired original tracks showcasing his genius as a composer and pianist, leading a combo that includes the great John Lockwood on bass and legendary drummers Yoron Israel and Bob Gullotti. In December 2005, the French newspaper Le Monde praised Ken Berman, a sensation in Paris, as "precise and inventive," and the "talk of the town in the clubs of the European capital of jazz," and hailed him as a "fluid and erudite" composer and performer whose "c

Donn Wyatt's Doin' It Again

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Stargazer Entertainment For Immediate Release - July 5, 2006

Contact: Camille Lourde

(323) 860-8770

Pianist Donn Wyatt Releases Latest CD "Triumphant" BB Kings - Friday, August 4th

Pianist/Music Producer Donn Wyatt is releasing his latest CD "Triumphant" with a live concert at BB Kings at Universal City Plaza on Friday, August 4th at 9:00 p.m.

Donn has worked with some of music’s finest singers, greatest players and recording artis

July 18, 2006 is the street date for Vic Juris & Corey Christiansen: Live at the Smithsonian Jazz Café. Recorded on November 11, 2005, this is the second Mel Bay Records project for each artist and the latest jazz DVD from the rapidly growing guitar label. Bassist Bill Moring and drummer Tim Horner are also featured on the recording.

When Corey produced Vic’s first CD for Mel Bay Records, they found their musical s

(New York, NY) V.I.E.W. Video, a leading home video label and producer of jazz, performing arts, and pop music programs, announced the July 2006 DVD release of Bob James: Live, from his legendary performance at the Queen Mary Jazz Festival.Since the 1960’s jazz pianist Bob James has made an impactin the musical world, playing, arranging, and composing for some ofthe biggest and brightest stars in the history of music. In this live recording from the Queen Mary Jazz Festival, Bob James i

(New York, NY) V.I.E.W. Video, a leading home video label and producer of jazz, performing arts, and pop music programs, announced the July 2006 DVD release of AIRTO & FLORA PURIM: The Latin Jazz All-Stars, from their critically acclaimed live concert at the Queen Mary Jazz Festival. When the sizzling sounds of Brazil entered the mainstream of American jazz and rock in the sixties, Airto Moreira, the world’s foremost percussionist, was the leader. Performing with his wife Flora Purim, one

Jazz singer & composer Sophie Dunér releases her new CD " The Rain in Spain " with C.I.M.P records ( Creative Improvised Music Project ) in NY,USA in July together with musicians Rory Stuart,Matt Pennman & Kahlil Kwame Bell. " Sophie Dunér is both a personal and original singer and a composer of substance.This may be Sophie Dunér's debut but have no doubt: she is a mature, seasoned and original voice. In addition, she has written over half of the tunes for this stunning release, original

Swing Night at The Palais Royale Saturday July 22nd, 2006

The historic times of Swing Nights at the Palais Royale are coming back. The return of The Palais Royale has given Toronto back its greatest lakefront entertainment venue, and will once again give musicians and music fans alike the chance to experience a night to remember along the boardwalk of Lake Ontario.

Originally The Palais Royale was opened in 1922 as a dance hall and boat factory, housing various nightclubs and re

Brett Boyd is becoming one of the most talked about up and coming jazz artists of our time. Not only does the 19 year-old play a sweet and swingin' trumpet, but he can sing the pants off any of today's so called "singers". His unique style and enormous stage presence brings a new sort of feeling to old songs. Unlike most other jazz musicians, Brett does not settle for simply playing the songs. Instead, he carefully interprets them through acting out each piece as if it were a "mini-movie" of

Phoenix, Arizona--July 10, 2006--Trumpeter, pianist, vocalist, and writer Juan Oskar released Christmas Is For Grownups Too around Thanksgiving in 2005. The weather was a bit different than it is right now but you can actually celebrate Christmas in July if you listen to the eclectic recording by Oskar. People say it every year around the holidays, why can’t we live in peace and joy just like Christmas time all year round? With the music of Juan Oskar it is not har

July 10, 2006--New York, New York-- Christopher Leighton, known as the performing artist Cjeff, hails from the Bronx, New York. He has been performing and recording for three decades, taking the influences of such artists as Mark Knopfler, Pat Metheny, Weather Report, George Gershwin, Keith Emerson, Thelonius Monk, Alan Holdsworth, Van Halen, and Lee Rittenour to formulate his own distinctive sound.

An accomplished guitarist, Christopher also plays bass and keyboards, c

Cormac Kenevey - is the newest discovery by Alan Bates, CEO Candid Records, known for his midas touch in discovering and recording new jazz singers who rapidly move into the ‘star’ category.

"We are delighted to welcome Cormac into the CANDID fold. He is a uniquely talented vocalist as well as being an accomplished songwriter. His seemingly effortless professionalism bodes well for a long and successful international career," says Alan Bates.

Cormac follows CANDID’S successes in recent yea