Jazz industry press releases from around the world. Your connection to what's happening.
Those of decadent persuasion, the legally minded, a beat poet and sky cruiser, lost in lurve, the redundant, expectant babes, blondes and bearded bohemians, have descended on the Erskineville Bowls Club, Sydney tonight. It's Les Gastronomes' tenth anniversary gig and beery bonhomie abounds as the crowd relax into the mood with some tasty Chinese fare, a couple of keno games and a peek at the footy.
Flashy dames and smooth movers cut a rug, and the bowls club morphs into a gli
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Kansas City USA -- "New Africa Suite" will be publicly introduced at the historic Mutual Musicains Foundation, 1823 Highland, Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, July 26, 2005. The CD Release Party starts at 7:00 pm and will include: hearing some of the music from the "New Africa Suite" CD performed by Alaadeen and his band; an open jam session; and, refreshments. Copies of the "New Africa Suite" CD will be ava
New York, NY--July 11, 2004--Reggae recording artist Taj Weekes and Adowa will release their debut album, Hope and Doubt, on AlphaPocket Records on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. Produced by Weekes, engineered by Joe Blaney (Lauren Hill, The Clash, Prince) and mastered by Alan Silverman (Norah Jones, The Kinks Chaka Khan), Hope and Doubt is an album of finely-crafted classic roots reggae, with something to say.
With Hope and Doubt, New York-based Weekes t
About the Book:HOT JAZZ SPECIAL (ages 6-10 years)
Jacket unfolds to reveal a larger-than-life poster!Join young Henry at the Body & Soul Cafe and enter a world of hipsters, flipsters, and finger-poppin' daddies--where to jump is to jive and to bop is to be! Some of the greatest names in jazz are about to hit the scene, ready to blow those blues away. Meet Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Walter Page, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Billie Holliday, Char
Legendary Jazz Drummer Mike Clark is the feature on Drum Radio.
MIKE CLARK gained worldwide recognition as one of America's foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters in the early 1970's. He became known as a major innovator through his incisive playing on Hancock's album Thrust which garnered him an international cult following. He has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe and Asia, and at all the major jazz festivals of the world.<
June 27, 2005
2nd Annual Mariposa Folk Festival, , Orillia, Ontario, July 1962 - A Nostalgic Look Back (from the 45th Annual Mariposa)
Reprinted from ‘Sing and String -- Canada’s Folk Song Magazine’ July 1962 edition, with permission of its author and editor, John Stricek, to friend and fellow music journalist Joe Curtis.
By John Stricek
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After leaving Harvard, C
Award-winning jazz pianist/composer Jon Ballantyne (jonballantyne.com) will take his New York-based quartet on tour of the Canadian jazz festival circuit beginning Wednesday June 22, 2005 at the Calgary Jazz Festival.
The quartet includes: Douglas Yates on alto sax/bass clarinet (Dave Douglas, Kenny Wheeler); Jeff Hirshfield on drums (Joe Lovano, John Zorn); and Boris Kozlov on bass (Mingus Big B
SAXOPHONISTS SHERMAN IRBY AND MJF ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE BRANFORD MARSALIS TO PERFORM WITH NGJO AS SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
• NGJO featuring Special Guest Artist Saxophonist Sherman Irby, Sweet Rhythm, Sunday, July 3, 2005, 8:00pm & 10:00pm, 88 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014, $15 admission plus $10 minimum; Seating Reservations 212-255-3626, www.sweetrhythmny
Tenor saxophonist James Finn not only composed, arranged, and performed brilliantly, but he also produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered this CD single-handedly. Plaza de Toros also features bassist Dominic Duval -Downbeat Magazine’s 2003 'Talent Deserving Wider Recognition' along with legendary percussionist Warren Smith. In the liner notes, Frank Rubolino writes,"James crafts a masterful conceptual portrait overflow
Downtown Jazz has programmed ten days of phenomenal jazz at Nathan Phillips Square, most of it for free. From June 24 to July 3, Nathan Phillips Square, in the heart of Toronto, will be the hub of the 19th annual Festival.
Mainstage (ticketed) shows will feature Matt Dusk and Jacksoul (sold out already) on June 24.
The evening concert on June 25 features singer Keren Ann followed by trumpet virtuoso, the great Arturo Sandoval.
Dave Young's Mingus Quintet kicks off the ev
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Dateline: 17 June 2005
Japan is the world's second largest market for prerecorded music and is known for its fanatical jazz fans. Many of these fans would be interested in indie jazz - if they knew about.
CDJam is a new online project to help independent North American,
Fifth-Annual Vineyard Vibes Festival August 4-7, 2005, Features Phil Wilson and the Berklee Rainbow Big Band Eguie Castrillo’s Tribute to the Mambo Kings Juliana Hatfield And Reverence Gospel Ensemble Directed by Dennis Montgomery III
BOSTON, MA - Vineyard Vibes, the festival presented by Berklee College of Music to showcase the talents of Berklee alumni, faculty, and students, will hold it's fifth-annual event August 4 through 7, at several locations on Martha's Vineyard, MA. Th