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Tom Kohl - Dances with the Sun
25.06.2017 Jazz pianist Tom Kohl began his jazz explorations at the age of 11 when some family friends gave the Kohl household a grand piano. Initially self taught, Kohl felt an instant affinity with harmony and improvisation. His older brother (jazz guitarist Frank Kohl) gave him a copy of the LP Facing You by Keith Jarrett. "When I first listened to the music on that LP it was like my musical world exploded" read more

Henry Threadgill In Austin
25.06.2017 Presented by Epistrophy Arts and Liminal Sound series We are pleased to announce the new dates for the Henry Threadgill workshop and concert in Austin, Texas. FRIDAY AUGUST 11th MASTER CLASS with Henry Threadgill University of Texas Music Bldg 2406 Robert Dedman Dr Austin TX 78712 The Henry Threadgill Master Class will be a Q&A session. It is an open form session that can go where ever the questions lead. SATURDAY AUGUST 12th CONCERT: Henry Threadgill's Zooid Scottish Rite Theater 207 West 18th Street read more

Even Chick Corea endorsed this album - Dave Kline Band - Shifting Borders
24.06.2017 "Great music, man! Great tunes and such warm renditions. I love your musical universe …it's so fresh and creative and so Dave ... keep the music fires burning bright. You know why? Simply because you can! And do it so well." -Multi-Grammy winner Chick Corea Dave Kline Band is a high energy, electric violin driven jazz/world recording and performance experience. Dave's European roots led to an exploration of music from around the world – including middle eastern, African, Asian, flamenco, Caribbean, Latin and other influences – fused with the blues, rock and folk he grew up with in London. read more

BJ Jansens 'Common Ground' w/ Delfeayo Marsalis, Duane Eubanks, Ralph Peterson Out Now!
24.06.2017 Innovative baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen is proud to announce the June 23rd release of "Common Ground", his tenth project as a leader. To mark this momentous occasion, Jansen has assembled an all-star sextet comprised of NEA Jazz Master trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, renowned drummer Ralph Peterson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, bassist Dezron Douglas and pianist Zaccai Curtis. read more

Nancy Valentine Sings The Music Of Billy Strayhorn at Birdland

Experimental Guitarist Rex Shepherd To Release New Album “Never Buy My Self Volume III”
23.06.2017 Guitarist and composer Rex Shepherd will be releasing the third installment of the "Never Buy My Self" series digitally on June 29th. The first two volumes, released in 2014, featured Shepherd playing solo and in various duets, and volume three continues the series with a new set of all solo music consisting of both improvised and composed pieces. read more

SOUP & SOUND: Sunday June 25 - Wimberly, Harding, Liebowitz/Lane/Drury
22.06.2017 MICHAEL WIMBERLY hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has recorded, performed, and toured with Charles Gayle, Jean Paul Bourelly, Steve Coleman, Paul Winter Consort, Parliament Funkadelic, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Daniel Schnyder, Borah Bergman, John Blum, Berlin's Rundfunk read more

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he Nighthawks Display Their Versatility On New CD
23.06.2017 Legendary blues and roots band (and Blues Music Award winners) The Nighthawks, announce a July 21 release date for their new CD, All You Gotta Do. The band is also enjoying critical acclaim for Michael Streissguth's award-winning documentary film about their history, The Nighthawks – On the Blue Highway, which is now available on DVD from the group's website, as well as The film will also be screened prior to the 'Hawks' June 30 performance at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore. read more

Fat Possum Records To Release Worried Blues – 10 Album Series
17.06.2017 On July 21, Fat Possum Records will release Worried Blues – a series of 10 albums featuring rare and previously out-of-print recordings developed in collaboration with Amazon Originals. The historic series of albums will be available on Amazon Music—with one song from each album available now to stream, in advance of the full release date, on Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. read more

Delta Wires Sets June 30 Release Date For New CD, Born In Oakland, On Mudslide Records
02.06.2017 Seminal San Francisco Bay Area blues band, Delta Wires, announces a June 30 release date for their new CD, Born in Oakland, on Mudslide Records. The album, recorded and mixed at Brickwall Sound in Concord, California, showcases 10 originals and unique covers of a wide assortment of blues styles. Delta Wires will celebrate the release of Born in Oakland with two special "Album Debut" performances on Friday, June 30, at San Francisco's Biscuits & Blues (voted America's #1 blues club by the Blues Foundation), read more

John Mayall June 10 at 8pm “The Godfather of British Blues” is coming to Peekskill’s Paramount Theater!
31.05.2017 John Mayall Saturday, June 10 at 8pm "The Godfather of British Blues" is coming to Peekskill's Paramount Theater! English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. He founded the band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s read more

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SenaneS 3 in New York The Green Light Tour 2017
19.06.2017 SenaneS 3 is not one trio but several. In fact, its members (Gabriel Senanes on sax, guitar and bansuri, Pablo Marcovsky on piano and melodica, and Diego Arnal on bass and guitar), exchanging instruments, create different groups, even during the same piece. Different trios and different duos, solos, and even different silences. The repertoire consists of Senanes' compositions, in a language that uniquely combines argentine folk music, tango, jazz, contemporary chamber music, and probably much more, who knows. He calls this combination "ArgenTangLore" or "Argentangloric music". read more

Elk Run Vineyards to Host Concert by Acclaimed Native American Flute Player, Randy “Windtalker” Motz, on June 4, 2017
29.05.2017 Hailed as one of Maryland's premier wineries, Elk Run Vineyards welcomes back one of their most unique musical artists, Randy "Windtalker" Motz, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Sit back and sip elegant wines as "Windtalker" performs his distinctive style of contemporary Native American-style flute music which he describes as "Native SoundScapes." read more

Prog-Tango Metal Act BANDOLIRIUM to Launch Debut Album
10.05.2017 Argentinian Prog-Tango Metal act Bandolirium, led by bandoneon player Amijai Shalev, are set to release their self-titled debut album this Friday, May 12. Although there were tries in the past to blend Tango and Progressive Metal together, Bandolirium's approach to this idea goes a few steps further by including a bandoneon—a type of square concertina popular in Argentina—in their music. read more

Indo-Fusion Guitarist Rahul Mukerji To Release Debut Album “Ma De Re Sha”
06.05.2017 Indo-Fusion guitarist Rahul Mukerji will be releasing his eagerly awaited debut album "Ma De Re Sha" on May 29, 2017! Rahul is a guitarist/musician based in Maryland, USA. Born in India, he has been performing live for over fifteen years. From dive bars and weddings, to crowds of thousands opening for the B-52s, he has had a varied performing career that has included gigs in Chicago, Boston, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and India. read more

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