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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


Michael Cates

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Michael Cates, well known saxophonist is in studio putting the finishing touches on his third jazz CD. As well as his sax skills, Michael had a four year acting stint on the popular TV series Ally McBeal. Michael also produced the latest CD for Danny Federici, Out Of A Dream, as well as performed saxophone and wrote most of the songs for this release. Look for more information on Michael's release early this fall.
AVON, CT -- 482 Music is proud to announce the August 23rd release of the Greg Burk Trio's Nothing, Knowing (482-1037), featuring the renowned rhythm section team of electric bassist Steve Swallow and drummer/percussionist Bob Moses. The Rome-based pianist/composer's 482 Music debut, and follow-up to his first two well-received recordings as a leader on Italy's legendary Soul Note label, continues his documentation of an increasingly personal sound forged by a penchant for memorable melod
BOSTON, MA -- On July 12th, Swedish-born guitarist/composer Björn Wennås will release Static (Beartones 003), featuring fellow Boston scene veterans Carmen Marsico (vocals), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Michel Reis (piano), Bruno Råberg (bass), and Ziv Ravitz (drums). Static's eight tracks are performed by combinations of musicians ranging from duo to sextet, and feature both original music and unusual arrangements of seminal pieces by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. W

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

Music can ignite the imagination and stir the soul. It’s a powerful, yet an intimate muse. Delicate harmonies, dancing melodies and enticing rhythms gently intertwine in vivid pictures of spontaneous memories. You find yourself drifting away, as you surrender to the essence of the moment.

This is the story of the musical journey of Close Up by pianist Patrizia Scascitelli. She takes you Close Up with passio

Canadian Jazz Guitarist Shan Arsenault is pleased to announce the release of his latest work The Jazz Beat Sessions. This CD is a compilation of two sessions that were recorded for the popular CBC radio two program "Jazz Beat." The material was originally nationally aired and has since been repeatedly broadcast nationally and locally. The Jazz Beat Sessions features seven of Shan Arsenault's original compositions as well as some of Halifax's finest musicans;

Nancy Kelly Sings at Bar 55 in New York City

The Bar that Billy Holiday Made Famous

by Greg Henry Waters

May 19, 2005 - The bar was quiet, respectful, and the audience was so wonderful. I know Nancy had something to do with the audience attitude, but some how I think the layout of the club made this setting so peaceful too. Just getting back from China and Mexico, after five years, experiencing other cultures and ways of life. I could not believe how wonderful the audienc

Hong Kong's only legendary JAZZ drums soloist - Fernando Carpio

After a life-time of dedication to jazz drum soloing, Mr. Fernando Carpio was well known during the 60s and 70s in Hong Kong for his brilliant jazz drumming. A true musical artist in the 60s, Carpio was influenced by the mighty Buddy Rich from the USA. Fernando became good friends with Mr. Buddy Rich when he visited Hong Kong in 1956, while both exchanged ideas about drumming. Fernand


Philadelphia PA, JUNE 3, 2005- Melody Gardot has been making waves with her most recent debut release of an independently produced/manufactured 6 song EP titled "Some Lessons the Bedroom Sessions". The EP was officially released in late April 2005 and made its debut to CDBABY, the top independent online distribution company, in the beginning of May. The editors of CDBABY loved i


Anat Cohen Releases Debut CD

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Anat Cohen's highly anticipated debut album as a leader, Place & Time, was released on May 3, 2005. The CD release event will be on June 9, 2005 at Sweet Rhythm. Joining Anat for this evening will be Jason Lindner on piano, Vicente Archer on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. This stunning album combines Anat's facility on tenor and soprano saxophone and clarinet with her expressive and personal compositions and emotionally charged musicality. Nat Hentoff says in his liner not

(Los Angeles, June 7, 2005) Zascant Music announced the release of For Women Only by Zascant, the soul duo of Alonzo Powell (Scooter P.) and Anthony Johnson III, (Tony J.) distributed through,,,,, TowerRecords. com and The soulful eight-song CD is available for $13.99 (suggested retail price).

Scooter P. one of today top jazz drummers, has toured and recorded with artists including Norman B

"It's a real ensemble record, without many solos in the traditional jazz sense; the musicians play in tight, arranged sections, but also go to the other extreme, teasing out weird timbres and textures." -Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"[O]ne of the most brilliant musicians I've had the privilege of working with." - Meredith Monk

"John Hollenbeck [has] achieved a maturity and musicality that defy categories and stretch our sensibilities to new heights.... His world vi

Danny Trifan (now Daniel Trifan Ph.D & Professor of History at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO) will be joining with author/educator Mark E. Lawhon for a book-signing for Lawhon's new book, "Classic Concerts of the 1970s: The Encores Continue" (Leathers Publishing 2004). This event will be on Saturday, June 25th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Record Wearhouse, 1401 South Belt Highway in St. Joseph, MO.

Trifan played bass during the '70s with Larry Coryell's Eleventh H

Los Angeles June 1, 2005 Wrought with soul, elevated by passion, Raul Midòn is a star on the rise! In support of his debut album, State of Mind, in stores this month, Virgin Digital will offer three live exclusive tracks from the singer/composer beginning June 8.

The exclusive tracks If You’re Gonna Leave, Sunshine and Waited All My Life 4 U were recorded live when Midòn appeared in the Virgin Digital Studios in Los Angeles earlie

Contact: Allen Bush, Berklee College of Music Office/Public Information, 617-747-2658.


June 2, 2005 Berklee College of Music in July will celebrate its 20th season of jazz education at the Umbria Jazz Festival, in Perugia, Italy, July 5 17, 2005, with the Berklee Summer School at


Breast Cancer Benefit CD

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New York is a hotbed of jazz talent in the United States. From historical Birdland to the Knitting Factory downtown, music blossoms from every corner of this vast and glorious city. It is the place where musicians are made, fortunes are spent and dreams are revealed. If New York could whisper, she’d have many secret melodies and rhymes to tell.

After a short battle with her own health, jazz artist Laura Dreyer decided to bring a few of her friends together for

May 27, 2005; Monterey, California - "Thinking locally, acting globally" comes alive as the Monterey Jazz Festival announces new plans for several of its jazz education programs.

In addition to the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, which is embarking on an international tour to perform in New York at Sweet Rhythms on July 3, Lincoln Center's "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" on July 4, and the Montreal Jazz Festival on July 6, the Monterey Jazz Festival has a