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Kansas City USA Kansas City based saxophonist, award-winning composer, and ‘Asr Records recording artist, Chris Burnett is now represented for bookings in the United States and worldwide by Paul Collins Artist Management International. Collins states: "Paul Collins Artist Management International is honored to announce the addition of Chris Burnett to our prolific musical family. Chris brings an institution of skills to our musical tea

Wyclef Jean, Los Lonely Boys, Gipsy Kings, Jonny Lang, Elvis Costello, Nellie McKay and Chicago’s own Cheap Trick make their Ravinia Festival debuts

Returning favorites include Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Lyle Lovett, Ben Folds, Rufus Wainwright and Alison Krauss

Jazz in June stars Ramsey Lewis, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Branford and Ellis Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie’s All-Star Big Band and Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Cabaret’s leadi

Tall Poppies Records is proud to release this fine recording of the Bruce Cale Quartet, consisting of Dale Barlow(flute and saxophones), Roger Frampton (piano), Bruce Cale (bass) and Phil Treloar(drums), each an exceptional creative musician. Recorded 25 years ago at the Adelaide Festival of Arts, these performances document a unique musical journey. This recording is testimony to the kind of interpretive diversity Roger Frampton and Phil Treloar, in particular, were capable of creating. They we

Al Basile
Sweet Spot Records
PO Box 4723
Rumford, RI 02916
Phone & Fax: 401-438-7431
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Rumford, RI--March 24, 2005--Al Basile has a range of influences including Frank Sinatra, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, Nat Cole, Solomon Burke, Muddy Waters, and Lonnie Johnson. However, it all started for him when he heard "All or Nothing at All" by Sinatra with the Harry James orchestra on a 78 that his


Help for Georgia Music Makers

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Where does an up-and-coming music star in Georgia go to begin their climb to success? Where do new and established professionals go to collaborate on their ideas? Georgia is home to a diverse and rich culture of talent that often goes unseen and unheard due to a lack of resources and information about the music business and lack of contacts within the industry. Without a central resource of information, the future holds a long, tedious journey of dead-ends and unnecessary struggle and frustratio
The Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), representing more than 400 writers, broadcasters, photographers and new media professionals worldwide, announces final nominees in 40 categories of achievement for the Jazz Awards 2005, its ninth annual ceremony honoring jazz musicians and their supporters. The Jazz Awards is a benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians Emergency Fund, and for the Jazz Journalists Association's educational initiatives.

Jazz Journalist and Photographer C. An

On Saturday March 19th, the Brian Patneaude Quartet will celebrate the release of "Distance" (WEPA Records) with a performance at 8 pm at the WAMC Performing Arts Studio's Linda Norris Auditorium, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY. Ticket reservations are $8 and are available by phone at (518) 465-5233 ext. 4, and at the door on the evening of the show.

" lyrical, melodic, musical, & tasteful. Every note has its meaning. Distance makes a statement - a beautiful one." -- Jeff Waggoner - contributi

Five-time Grammy nominee Kurt Elling returns to the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts bringing with him three of the greatest jazz vocalists of our time Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy and Peter Eldridge on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 8:00pm. Loose, avant-garde and hip, these four legends infuse jazz standards with vocalese, scat and sheer exuberance, re-energizing jazz with risk-taking bravura. The Chicago Reader says, "This quartet represents not just the alpha and omega of male jazz singing, but
Media Contact for Mario Pavone:
Scott Menhinick, Improvised Communications
(617) 489-6561
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NEW YORK, NY -- Bassist/composer Mario Pavone will celebrate his 40th anniversary in music with performances at four New York venues from April 27th to May 11th. Spanning two weeks, this tour will spotlight Pavone's Totem Quartet and Nu Trio/Sextet, and feature special guests including saxophonist Marty Ehrlich and trumpet player Steven Bernstein. Pavon

Pablo will be appearing with fellow ZOHO artist HARVIE S and members of Harvie's band Daniel Kelly & William "Beaver" Bausch, and other first call Latin Jazz sidemen from New York.

The Line Up: Daniel Kelly-piano, Harvie S.-bass, William Bausch-drums, Paul Carlson-sax, Pedrito Martinez-percussion, Benjamin Lapidus-tres/guitar & Pablo Menendez-guitar

The CD: PABLO MENENDEZ Havana Blues Mambo ZOHO ZM 200503

1. Mambo Influenciado (Chucho Valdés) ASCAP 2:36
2. Akete Ob

CD Release

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Mack 9 Records is proud to announce the release of artist Charles Mack's solo album "Next Generation Blues".

CD Release date and location:
April 14, 2005
Kingston Mines
2548 N. Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60614
8:00pm CD listening party
10:30pm CD release party

The album is a mixture of Blues, Funk, Soul and Rock, giving it a new sound. Blending the styles of Luther Allison, Jimmy Hendrix, Seal, and George Clinton, the CD leads the way to t

Sal Mosca Releases New CD

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Sal Mosca, has released another CD on Zinnia Records; however, this is his first trio CD. Sal has been recording since 1949 when he recorded with Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh; since then Sal has recorded with Miles Davis and Max Roach; Oscar Pettiford and Kenny Clarke; Billy Bauer, Peter Ind, Don Ferrara, Shadow Wilson; Eddie Gomez, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes, Sam Jones, and Jimmy Halperin; he has played with Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Red Mitchell, Al Cohn, Zoot Zims, Stan Getz, Te
Mike introduces a fresh collection of compositions based on different elements of city living. By incorporating popular rhythm formats yet remaining true to form with standout instrumental performances from guests Bob Malach on tenor sax and Vinnie Cutro on trumpet, the delicate balance of past inspirations and today’s energies works out beautifully on this recording.

This blending of influences from the jazz, latin and hip-hop worlds provides a listening ambiance that is receiving very favo

Playscape Recordings continues the celebration of its 5th anniversary with the March 29th release of Tom Christensen's New York School (PSR#J041504). Known for years as a respected double-reed specialist and valued sideman with the likes of Joe Lovano and Toshiko Akiyoshi among many others, Christensen has steadily established his leadership status since 2000 with his two previous releases, Gualala (Naxos Jazz), and his Playscape debut, Paths (PSR#J111601). He is joined on <
Tarragona International Dixieland Festival, in Catalonia, Spain, is celebrating its 12th year. It’s the only festival in Spain devoted to this aspect of traditional jazz, and the relationship of the city with this type of music comes from long ago. Alfredo Papo, author of Jazz in Catalonia, a great authority on jazz and a longstanding programmer of clubs and festivals, explains that "the first jazz record in Spain was brought by Antoni Tendes, a school teacher in Tarragona. He was a cultivated m
Hollywood-The line-up for the 27th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival was announced at a Press Conference at the Playboy Mansion, March 2nd, 2005.

Invited guest consisted of media, musicians and music industry representatives. A light drizzle could not put a damper on the occasion nor lessen the eagerness of the crowd gathered to hear the announcement for this year’s festival.

The Playboy Jazz Festival continues to celebrate diversity and the ever evolving boundaries of jazz.

The 27th Annual


Saxophonist Dave Koz calls Delano ‘The real deal a wonderful talent with an over-abundance of soul, passion and musicality’

Single ‘Night Riders’ Receiving Nationwide Airplay

LOS ANGELES Andre Delano Roberson’s debut album entitled "Full Circle" reflects a diverse smooth jazz mixture that illustrates his amazing musical journey.

"With life’s challenges, you start to understand that everything

Producer-Engineer-Saxophonist and Flutist, Maurice Gainen is taking on new music ‘grounds.’ With nearly two decades of professional music industry experience, including many notable projects and having mastered the last twenty-seven compilation CDs for Starbucks, Maurice Gainen is proud to announce the release of a CD all his own, JAZZ WORLD COLORS, available at, and

JAZZ WORLD COLORS was created for Gainen’s own creative satisfaction with no com

In case you have not yet heard, the Niagara’s Best Smooth Jazz Concert is coming this summer! Jazz superstars, Kenny G & Dave Koz have just been announced as the headliners for the weekend event that promises to be a concert unlike any other fusing simplicity with sophistication.

Situated in the heart of Winona Ontario Canada, E.D. Smith Fruit Farms is the location for this one-of-a-kind outdoor concert. With the Niagara Escarpment as your backdrop, and the farm’s cherry and app

RENDEZVOUS, a new band in the music scene, offers rich retro sounds of live studio playing while taking the listener through a journey to there and back. Everybody is invited to listen to Rendezvous new EP. The entire EP and more info on the band can be downloaded in good quality MP3 or SHN at their web site for FREE (no registration required).