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Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict - Come Together - Tapestry Records
18.08.2017 Dave Askren & Jeff Benedict Have Come Together Talk about musical pedigree, and one of the names that comes to mind almost immediately is Dave Askren. Previous albums have included a Re: Bill Evans, a guitar trio tribute to the iconic pianist, forays into Latin jazz, Rhubumba and Trio Nuevo +, and appearances in multiple settings such as big band and even a saxophone quartet. While his musical family tree may seem to have begun in the Askren home in Dayton, Ohio, read more

City Parks Foundation announces 25th Anniversary Charlie Parker Jazz Festival
17.08.2017 City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. The festival is New York City's annual salute to the legendary late saxophonist, featuring storied veteran players as well as young jazz musicians who continue to shape and drive the art form. read more

17.08.2017 The seventh annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on the Green on Saturday, August 19, from noon until 10:00 p.m. This year's free concert has a Jersey link for four out of the five groups to appear. read more

Coming up in NY: Brandee Younger, the Baylor Project, Damien Sneed & Keyon Harrold
17.08.2017 The Catskill Jazz Factory and Absolutely Live Entertainment present the final installment of JAZZ & CHIHULY: Songs of Protest and Reconciliation, a stunning evening of iconic repertoire performed by an all-star ensemble assembled and led by award-winning pianist Damien Sneed with special guest Keyon Harrold on trumpet. read more

MPS Records - The Historic Donaueschingen Jazz Concert 1957 (Live) + Two Martial Solal records (Release: August 25th, 2017)
16.08.2017 The Donaueschingen Jazz Concert 1957 – Big band, ensemble, and combo – these three groups shine a light on the decades before 1960 while pointing the way towards the shape of things to come. Throughout his career, Martial Solal has been lauded for his solo performances. The Solosolal catches his soloistic genius in full. Two European jazz giants, members of the international pantheon of greats, pair off to create a moveable musical feast: Martial Solal with Niels-Henning Řrsted Pedersen - Movability read more

Tamir Hendelman East Coast Tour
16.08.2017 Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir Hendelman began keyboard studies at age 6, moving to the U.S. in 1984 and winning Yamaha's national keyboard competition two years later. Concerts in Japan and the Kennedy Center followed. read more

Keyon Harrold & Damien Sneed at the last Jazz & Chihuly this Friday!
15.08.2017 This Friday, August 18th, The New York Botanical Garden will present its final installment of Jazz & Chihuly. This program, entitled "Songs of Protest and Reconciliation" will feature pianist and composer Damien Sneed and trumpeter extraordinaire Keyon Harrold. read more

blues and rock news

Shawn Holt and The Teardrops
16.08.2017 We are pleased to announce that the Big Man of the Blues, Blues Legend Magic Slim/Morris Holt (father of Shawn Holt) has been inducted into the 2017 Blues Hall of Fame! The Blues Foundation's 38th Annual Induction Ceremony will took place on May 10, 2017 at the Halloran Centre, Memphis, TN. RIP Magic! Shawn Holt's perfectly titled debut CD "Daddy Told Me" on Blind Pig Records is available in record stores and digital delivery systerms everywhere. read more

Rita Coolidge to Release New Album in 2018
15.08.2017 Singer/songwriter Rita Coolidge has signed an exclusive contract with Blue Élan, an independent music label launched by entertainment attorney Kirk Pasich and music industry veterans. Her first album from the pact is due in March 2018. read more

The Bradenton Blues Festival
15.08.2017 The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with a free "Blues Appetizer" Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc. The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. read more

Blues Rap Duo NOWELO Celebrates the New “PASSING DAYS
15.08.2017 Blues Rap duo NOWELO (pronounced no-VEH-lo) is releasing their new single "PASSING DAYS" featuring ANN HOKU LYN on August 18th, and celebrating with a release party featuring a nine-piece band presented by KONA WINE MARKET at The Edible World on August 26th, 2017. read more

world music news

New Americana CD From Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz "American Shores"
16.08.2017 Throughout his productive musical career, guitarist/vocalist Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam has always understood the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South. His landmark book Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta discusses the music of the three empires read more

Honesty And Integrity Through Music
30.07.2017 Desperado Orchestra with J and Megan, husband and wife, started writing music together in 2010. They first met in Los Angeles, CA, and immediately recognized the quality working relationship and creative sparks when collaborating together. read more

Ernesto Cortazar Releases "Piano & Strings"
30.07.2017 Legendary Mexican Pianist Ernesto Cortazar releases his new album titled Piano & Strings. With more than 45 albums in his career, Ernesto Cortazar now brings us new melodies with his romantic and relaxing seal. A beautiful album with new melodies that invite you to travel through your deepest feelings. read more

Smithsonian Folkways to Release Tuvan group Alash's 'Achai' (8.25)
29.07.2017 Achai, the Tuvan word for father, describes a deep paternal participation in the upbringing and growth of a new generation. It is also a fitting title for Alash's first album for Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, out Aug. 25. The four-member Tuvan group made 'Achai' to honor the late master throat singer, teacher, and tireless musical ambassador Kongar-ool Ondar, who served not only as a musical father for the ensemble, but also for an entire generation of Tuvan musicians. read more

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