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A new record label, Flattened Planet Records, was recently created to promote improvised and creative music. The label has three recordings which are scheduled for release over the next six months. Artists on the new label include drummer JT Bates, guitarist Joe Battaglia, bassist Adam Linz, saxophonist Michael Lewis, and guitarist Terrence McManus. A series of concerts in the New York City and Minneapolis areas will coincide with the release of each record. Minimalism will be the basis for d

New York, New York January 30, 2006-The 2006 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall on Monday, February 6 is fast becoming yet another evening of "epic entertainment" (American Theater Web). This always star-studded celebration of the talent in New York City’s nightclubs includes performances by Paula West, Hank Jones, Freddy Cole, Bill Charlap and the Harry Allen and Joe Cohn Quartet. In keeping with the spirit of this unique awards show, all will perform. They will join Nightlife Legend honoree Eart


Cedar Rapids, Iowa--January 30, 2006--Shannon Janssen lives to play the piano and every album she releases is another testament to her dedication to the craft of a true musical artisan. She currently has three instrumental recordings available covering a multitude of genres. Heart Journey (2001) and Piano Paintings (2002) engages listeners with a tremendous range of styles and moods including jazz, new age,

Philadelphia, PA--January 30, 2006--Tom Tallitsch has released an inviting contemporary instrumental jazz CD titled Duality. This is music for relaxing. Picture yourself in front of warm fire emptying your mind and letting the soulfulness of each note permeating your being.

Tallitsch, referred to as one Philadelphia’s musical gems, has lived in the Philadelphia area for nearly ten years. In that time span he has established himself as a major player on the Ph

On Friday, February 10th, 2006 Patti Austin & the Count Basie Orchestra will perform a benefit concert: For Ella: A Musical Tribute to the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald at Carnegie Hall. The proceeds will go to Building with Books and the New York Therapeutic Riding Centers. This concert is part of The Whiteweld Foundation Concert Series, promoting the health, education, and welfare of children through out the world.

Ticket prices: $45-$200

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MONTREAL, QC (CANADA) -- On February 28th, Jazz From Rant will release Montréal-based poet/jazz vocalist Jeannette Lambert's seventh recording as a leader, Sand Underfoot (rant 0631), featuring longtime collaborators, bassist Barre Phillips and drummer Michel Lambert, and special guest, pianist Paul Bley. Funded in part by the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, her follow-up to 2003's Lone Jack Pine (rant 2027), which Cadence called "

Tony Adamo Gets Worldwide Radio Airplay (Los Angeles, CA) Franki LaMantia For Immediate Release

Singer/songwriter, Tony Adamo’s song "Hey Lou" featured on Paul Jackson’s new CD, FUNK ON A STICK (Backdoor Records) is getting worldwide airplay on radio stations around the world.

Paul Jackson put Adamo on higher ground by featuring Adamo’s music on his new CD. RadioDirectX is handling radio promo for FUNK ON A STICK and the reception has been fantastic so far. Paul Jackson still


Jazz Composer Wins Big

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Jazz composer and pianist Randy Klein (of New York, NY) won first Prize in the Jazz category in the 2005 USA Songwriting Competition, he also won Overall Second Prize. He is also the first Jazz winner to be placed in the top three of the songwriting competition in the entire 10 year history. Randy has won four Southern Regional Emmy Awards in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002. He was awarded gold records for songs recorded by Millie Jackson (BMG). He has written for various artists such as IRT (RCA l

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Cheers for Children's at Panache Jazz

Volunteers in Philanthropy organizes second event to raise money for Children’s Hospital

MILWAUKEE, January 18, 2006 Volunteers in Philanthropy (VIP) a group of Milwaukee Young Professionals, has organized an event at Panache Jazz, on Thursday, January 26, 2006 from

Alfonzo Blackwell has garnered great praise and success with his musical direction at Radio and Radio and 2006 will be a stellar year for this Music Man and Sax Superstar.

Alfonzo Blackwell is an incredible force in the music and internet radio industry. He has begun this year in classic style that is surely a stunning and rare commodity. Mr. Blackwell has forged ahead of the pack in the independent jazz record label ownership and the internet r

Diane Schuur added to 20th Anniversary Concert Series

Two-time Grammy winner, Diane Schuur has just been added to Toronto Downtown Jazz's 20th Anniversary Concert Series lineup, presented by JAZZ.FM91. She will perform at the Glenn Gould Studio on April 26, 2006 at 8 p.m.

Known as The New First Lady of Jazz, Schuur was first discovered by Dizzy Gillespie in 1979 at the Monterey Jazz Festival. From that legendary beginning, with her three and a half octave vocal r

Los Angeles, CA - Actress and jazz recording artist, Cynthia Basinet (aka c. basinet) known for hits like "Santa Baby" and "Tea for Two" featured amongst the collection of women in "1000 Peace Women Across the Globe" book, now available thru Amazon.

Book excerpt: Actress, model, and singer Cynthia Basinet understood the power of the internet to connect people when the medium rocketed her song "Santa Baby" around the world. The empowerment and self-determination she experienced prompted h
What makes a recording of traditional hymns stand out? First it draws you in with a mixture of music genres gently melted together to create a soulful earthy sound. Then it takes you on a journey, one filled with ramshackle old barns, split rail fences, and glimpses of simpler times. These elements have graced the music of Rustic Spirit, the new recording from guitarist Steve Cunningham. Rustic Spirit is a roots-based instrumental approach with blues, gospel, and jazz inflections added in. The m

Paul Collins Artist Management International is pleased to announce the addition of Novak & Haar to our prolific musical family. This up and coming jazz trio from Omaha, Nebraska has developed a rich and diverse musical presence over the years.

The core membership of Novak & Haar is made up of jazz guitarist Jon Novak and bassist Mark Haar. This trio has been performing together as a jazz duo since 1998. Prior to forming Novak & Haar, Jon and Mark had played together in var

2006 Six Points Music Festival Submission Deadline This Weekend

3rd Annual Festival, to include full Weekend of music at multiple Washington, D.C. area venues, is now accepting submissions from artists through January 15, 2006.

[Washington, DC] (December 1, 2005) The third annual Six Points Music Festival, will take place Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 8, 2006 throughout the Washington, D.C. area, showcasing performers at DC9


The New Double Cyber Jazz CD from Ajamu Akinyele "Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience" is Now Available.

SAN FRANCISCO, JANUARY 12, 2006/PEARL JAZZ Newswire/ Look for Ajamu Akinyele’s second jazz CD titled, "Black Magic The Cyber Jazz Experience" to be available via Internet and major retailers January 9, 2006.

Influenced by the smooth sounds of Sade


New York City, 10. December 2005

Young Swiss musician successful in NYC

Manuel Engel, born in 1976, received a Chrysler Jazz Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2000. Since then he has been living in NYC/Brooklyn to further his music career. In both 2004 and 2005 Manuel Engel celebrated his first successes:

In 2004 Manuel Engel, out of 11.000 applications reached the semifinals at the International Songwriting Competition.

The Inte


J.A.M. (Jam @ Makor)

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New York - Artists from both the Jazz and Latinjazz fields congregate for a night of innovating exchange and make beautiful music together.

Opening the festivities will be the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by jazz drummer and multiple Grammy-nominee Bobby Sanabria; followed by a Jazz Jam Session featuring local and out of town jazz artists accompanied by the MSM Bi


A Clear Eye View

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When my daughter was much younger and still in middle school, my wife and I received several notes from one of her teachers telling us that Aubree (our daughter) was disrupting her class by talking too much. We found the teachers comments hard to believe, since something like this had never happened to her before at school. This went on for several weeks during the semester and we continued to ignore this teacher and her comments for weeks throughout the semester. Since we had not received an

BRONX/CITY ISLAND, NY, January 2, 2006 The legendary Tito Puente’s Restaurant is proud and excited to introduce a totally new musical and culinary format for 2006 and beyond. The legend that is Tito Puente’s - a theme restaurant that has persevered while many others are only memories - was and is like no other in the theme food industry! Celebrating our 10th Anniversary in 2006, Tito Puente’s Restaurant is responding to our regular customer base who are coming back more often and inspiring us