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Award winning musician Cecil Brooks III will appear at Bloomfield College on Monday evening, April 10th, at 8:00 PM in the Van Fossan Theatre, as part of the Westminster Arts Center’s JazzTalks series; an array of intimate evenings of conversation and performance with artists on their life and music. This series is designed to both inform and entertain, giving the audience greater insight into the humanity of the artist, and a greater appreciation for the jazz art form.


Saxophonist, composer and educator, Tia Fuller will appear at Bloomfield College on Monday evening, March 27th, coincidentally also the night of her birthday, at 8:00 PM in the Van Fossan Theatre, as part of the Westminster Arts Center’s JazzTalks series; an array of intimate evenings of conversation and performance with artists on their life and music. This series is designed to both inform and entertain, giving the audience greater insight into the humanity of the artist, and a great


The Abyss of Jazz

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA The Abyss Of Jazz (Abyss) is the most unorthodox and powerful dissertation on jazz existent. The Abyss contains 20 chapters and a three-page summary. Every chapter is designated to one jazz artist; including three of the most renowned divas of jazz: Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. At the end of every chapter, the author adds his comments of praise to the artist. There are photos in every chapter--color


Chicago, Illinois--March 27, 2006 --Chicago guitar legend Eric Mantel has returned to the forefront of guitar based rock music again with his new release The Unstruck Melody. The album features the many styles of the guitar virtuoso with instrumental and vocal tracks. While Mantel makes his presence known in some amazingly eclectic instrumental tracks, his vocal treatments are equally pleasing a

Big Tall Wish is proud to announce the release of their new album Leverage. The band combines tight grooves, a jazz sensibility and inspired soloing for a new and unique sound, all delivered with a sense of fun and a small dose of irreverent humor. The CD contains stellar guest star performances by Texan sax player Rex Gregory (Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis, Jill Scott), Tenor saxophonist Ed Petersen (Kurt Elling, Fareed Haque) and vibraphone player, James Westfall (The Thelonious Monk Ins

Solipsist at KIM's Video

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MTE's latest CD SOLIPSIST is now available at KIM's Video (8th Street and St. Marks in NYC). MTE's first Experimental/Ambient/Electronica album takes the listener on a meditative experimental journey and creates film like images in ones mind.

In addition MTE released Solipsist NYC Textures, Limited Edition. Pre recorded NYC sounds melting with beautiful rhodes and synth melodies. Short appearances by Ainsley Burrows and Digital Gypsy as well as WIKLAND, a Brooklyn based music collectiv

NEW YORK, March 21, 2006 - CTA Records has released a new album by guitarist and composer Rale Micic entitled SERBIA. In a much anticipated follow up to his 2003 debut Bridges, Micic establishes himself as one of the most inventive voices on the music scene today. With support from the trumpet great Tom Harrell music just seems to unfold, grounded in Micic's vision. Bursting with new ideas, this young guitarist has created music that sounds fresh and expressive. Noted jazz critic Glenn Astarita

The Jam

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DVD Release Date: March 21, 2006

The trio is absolutely fierce live, each player imbued with an otherworldly energy and capacity for experimentation. - The Austin Chronicle

Captured live in front of a packed house at Hailey's in Denton, Texas, The Earl Harvin Trio demonstrates the art of improvisation in a mesmerizing, genre-bending performance.

With Earl Harvin on drums, Dave Pa

Maria has released her latest CD titled What A Woman Wants and is available at Maria Johnston is poised to become one of the most impressive artists to arise during the 21st century; but a diversely talented individual in her own right. She's praised for her elastic ability to move easily from Jazz to Ambient genres of music while often composing her own material. She's complimented for her ability to place herself into the lyrics she sings and respected

Matthias Lupri Group w/Myron Walden and Donny McCaslin

Metalix (a wondering and wandering suite)

Summit SMT 445

Street Date March 14/06

"Lupri exhibits a season approach to composition while also distinguishing himself as a first-rate improviser" - Bill Milkowski liner notes-

Modern jazz vibraphonist Matthias Lupri returns with his 5th project "Metalix" on "Summit Records - DCD 445" and a forward thinking group playing all Lupri original compositions

Chicago, Illinois--March 13, 2006--Lee Nysted began his long journey in the world of music with Classical training at the age of seven and began playing the guitar at the age of nine. As they say, the rest is history well, it’s not that simple.

Lee took a different road than most musicians. He went to college, actually finished, went to work, and became a productive member of society. Definitely not the makings of a rock star but his time would come much later. All good things t

Los Angeles, CA / March 9, 2006

Rendezvous Entertainment recording artist Tom Braxton is set to release "Let’s Stay Together" from his fifth CD, Bounce, on March 13, 2006.

Invitingly sexy, this Al Green classic combines old-school vibes with Braxton’s smoothly seamless sax work. Smooth jazz bassist and former NBA great, Wayman Tisdale, proclaims, "I love that sweet sound he gets on the horn."

Produced by Wayman Tisdale, Bounce was

Rochester, NY--March 8, 2006-- In a rare performance outside of new York City, Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band, will open the fifth annual Rochester International Jazz Festival ( in an exclusive benefit concert June 9th at 8 p.m. at the Eastman Theatre.

Proceeds will benefit the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to aiding New Orleans musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina.





EDMONTON, AB Stony Plain Reco

Paul Collins Artist Management International is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Saltman, bass and William Knowles, piano to our prolific musical family. These upcoming talented jazz musicians and gifted composers are from Washington, D.C., the home of the late great international jazz legend Duke Ellington. Their debut CD entitled "Sandcastles" showcases their music skills and potential as upcoming artists on the global jazz scene. Stand out tracks are: "Port 40", "Catch a Firefly",

February 21, 2006

Mel Bay Records is pleased to announce the release of Just Friends, the first instrumental CD from Rick Haydon and John Pizzarelli, two masters of seven-string jazz guitar. Bassist Martin Pizzarelli and drummer Tony Tedesco joined Rick and John at Nola Recording Studios in New York City, where they captured spirited takes on "Chasin' the Blues", "Sometime Ago", "Tony's Tune" and other popular standards.

"Rick Haydon has given us a CD that no

Washburn Guitars will premier Dan Donegan’s - lead guitarist for multi-platinum band Disturbed - signature series guitar at this winter’s NAMM show.

The new "MAYA" series guitars (named after Dan’s 1 year old daughter) was cooperatively designed by Dan Donegan with Washburn custom shop luthiers Eric Karol, Matt "Chewy" Dezynski, David Karon, director of artist relations and Gil Vasquez, head of production.

"Washburn really went above and beyond to make sure my guitars are to my exact speci