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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


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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

The 104th NAMM Show is going to take place at Anaheim, California on January 19-22, 2006. Music products companies of all sizes are going to show the best that the music products industry has to offer. All Ibanez guitar fans will have the chance to see the widest possible 2006 Ibanez guitars line.

There have been a number of new Ibanez guitar models at various NAMM shows and so there will be at winter 2006 NAMM. Ibanez unveiled a new Steve Vai JEM Signature model at the

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Eyran Katsenelenbogen releases his eighth CD, Solotude. A pun on Ellington's Solitude, The CD's title combines the words Solo and Etud¨¦ and reflect the idea of Eyran's entire career being a life-long extended musical study in playing solo.

Eyran's sound is highly original and remains loyal to the rich tradition of American jazz piano. Solotude features 17 jazz standards with distinctive arrangements that range from romantic-rhapsodic to intellectua

January 3, 2006--Los Angeles, CA--Eliott James is set to release his new album Cinematic Life on January 10, 2006. Cinematic Life features the cello, harp, piano, upright bass, guitar, and some sounds of nature such as falling rain and chirping birds. Atmospheric tracks like "Deep Forest Rain" and "Midnight Desert Run" paint the necessary visuals for you. He creates his own personal cinema for the body, mind, and spirit without uttering a word. It is very effec

Here are five people very different from each other; chance meetings brought them together, but what they do share is a common, supporting framework: their love of music. Equally, they share respect for each other?s creativity within that framework.

Lauren Shub has appeared on Broadway, she brings her warm, lustrous voice and her impeccable sense of timing to the music she creates with violinist Michael Robbins, who has performed li


Band on the Run

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CID by Stalker released by Raw Fish records.
January 2006

Forged from the depths of incarceration and inspired by the legendary "Blue Note" recordings of the 1950's comes "C.I.D" a brilliant new concept album by Manchester-based jazz hitmen Stalker.

Ten of "C.I.D's dozen tracks were written by Stalker's alto saxman and leader, Sam Qureshi.....while he was on the run from the law and later imprisoned on charges of harassing an ex-girlfriend.

"It was a lega


Holiday Jazz All Weekend on TomorrowJazz Radio! KANSAS CITY, Mo December 21 -

Let TomorrowJazz Radio serve as your holiday soundtrack!

Starting Friday, December 23 and continuing throughout the weekend, TomorrowJazz Radio goes seasonal with an eight-hour playlist. You’ll hear remixed Christmas music, music from recent holiday releases, and classics from dozens of artists like Charlie Parker, King Kooba, Diana Krall, Mark Whitfield, Sharpshooters,

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Photos available. Contact Allen Bush, Office of Public Information, 617-747-2658.


Superstar producer Phil Ramone assembles a stellar line-up for special concert; Proceeds will create scholarships in the names of performers BOSTON, December 19, 200

EtnaFest 2006 (Third Edition) EtnaFest is a State-financed music season that takes place in Sicily (Italy), in the city of Catania, every year. It is promoted by the Government of the Province of Catania and in the past has hosted artists as such as Woody Herman Orchestra, Brad Mehldau Trio, Gilberto Gil, Hanna Schygulla, João Bosco, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dave Holland, Brian Blade, Anouar Brahem, Russell Malone, Benny Green, Janis Siegel, Juliette Gréco, Mulgrew Miller, Steve Nelson,

Atlanta / LaGrange Georgia 12-19-2005

Jammates wraps recording for the upcoming Future of Jazz compilation CD, Future of Jazz Volume #1. The CD is scheduled to hit the streets late-February 2006. Featuring some of Georgia’s top jazz artists, the project was recorded at Churchill Grounds, Atlanta’s premiere live jazz venue, during September-December of this year. The recording is unique in that all profits from CD and digital download sales will

It was a cold night in Kansas City followed by a snowy day. People were walking about as usual in Kansas City’s winter snow storm. That is not all too uncommon, since the past couple weeks Kansas City finally received its first major snow storm. However, little did a big jazz town know that a music legend was leaving his footprints in this great jazz town.

Most jazz lovers will readily recognize the name Wayne Shorter and his classic composition "Footprints". However, others might not

We at Acoustics are happy to announce that saxophonist Mark Whitecage has a brand-new release:

BushWacked A Spoken Opera

BushWacked, a spoken word opera, finds Mark Whitecage with a totally new Band, Concept, and Direction! In addition to West Coast electronic wizard Scott Steele on guitar combined with the keyboard artistry of Bill Larimer, Mark has added Perry Robinson's prize pupil Rozanne Levine on Bb & alto clarinets, with long-time collaborator Robert (Mike) Mahaffay on d

New CD titled "Cutting The Mustard" 10 trax in the genre of (Electric Country Blues) by Pete Mitchell alias "Stratmaster," Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Tutor from UK. Will be available from CD Baby etc. New book titled "Outside Looking In" is a autobiography of a struggling musician, working over 30 years gigging on the road etc. If you visit my site at you can hear some pilot trax (rough mixes) from CD, and you can read the Forewo


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Time: 4:30 ET Date: 12.19.05 Where: Jay Thomas Show (2-6pm ET / Channel 103)

Subject: Cynthia "c." Basinet brings her story of a Nobel nom, her music including the #1 hit, "Santa Baby" and the trip in between.

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"Santa Baby" from the CD, "For You With Love" available on iTune

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Coastal Jazz Radio debuts on December 18, 2005 (Atlanta) Coastal Jazz Radio -

A Eclectic Mix of Jazz is the new internet jazz station on For those not familiar with internet radio, it streams behind your other applications and is perfect for background music while you're on the computer at work or at home. Two big advantages to the internet format is that the name of the song and artist appears as the song is playing