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Taeko Returns To Birdland Thurs Oct 6th
30.09.2016 Japanese native, Taeko moved to New York City from Shiga, Japan in the late 90's and quickly garnered the nickname "Songbird" from the NYC jazz elite. With a stunning four octave range, she sings with "deep soulfulness reminiscent of Anita Baker with sophisticated scatting a la Ella" as jazz critics describe. With a never ending stream of musical ideas and a fluid delivery that shows years of dedication in studying her craft, little is left to doubt how Taeko has built a dedicated fan base in both the U.S. and overseas. read more

Daniela Galli Guest Performer In The Other Mozart by Sylvia Milo
30.09.2016 The Other Mozart is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer, who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim, but her work and her story faded away, lost to history. read more

All Nite Soul October 9, 2016 Saint Peter’s Church, NYC
30.09.2016 All Nite Soul October 9, 2016 Saint Peter's Church, NYC 5pm Vespers Ike Sturm + Evergreen 7pm Concert Billy Hart Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra Rudy Royston with John Ellis / Hank Roberts / Gary Versace / Linda Oh Kate McGarry with Gary Versace and Keith Ganz Fabian Almazan Lauren Sevian with Helen Sung / Boris Koslov / E.J. Strickland read more

Pioneer Works Presents Peter Evans and Taylor Ho Bynum Friday, October 7
29.09.2016 Trumpet player Peter Evans celebrates 15 years of solo performance with the release of his new two-hour album, Lifeblood, a return to the solo album format after a five-year break. His work has recently seen extreme developments in terms of large-scale form, manipulation of texture(s), use of the microphone, and the narrative (if at times inscrutable and non-linear) quality. The goal has moved far beyond any exploration of "extended technique" instrumental innovation which is so often the focus of solo improvised performance. read more

BILL O’Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars at Birdland
28.09.2016 BILL O'CONNELL & The Latin Jazz All-Stars at Birdland Sunday, October 9th Sets 9 & 11 pm Featuring Bill O'Connell-piano Conrad Herwig-trombone Steve Slagle-sax David Finck-bass Richie Barshay-drums Richie Flores-congas read more

Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash – Dates Set For 2017 And We’re Moving
28.09.2016 Dates for the 2017 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash have been set: Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24. New Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Edison, New Jersey. This is five miles from the former location where the Bash has been held since 2008. What stays the same: read more

Jazz Stories with Bernard Purdie & David Haney October 8th at Joe's Pub
28.09.2016 Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney. Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. read more

blues and rock news

GUERNSEY'S Johnny Winter Auction
27.09.2016 "... A 130-pound, cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest, fluid blues guitar you ever heard." So said Rolling Stone in 1968 when describing a young, raw and riveting Johnny Winter. Through the decades, his music thrilled millions and for many, the treasures he left behind will be both poignant and magical. read more

Marcus Darc Hurts 'Em Bad with "Hail Mary" Tupac Rap Challenge
26.09.2016 With the 20th anniversary of Tupac's passing being acknowledged throughout the hip hop community, former Death Row artist, multi-platinum songwriter, producer and R&B stunner, Marcus Darc has added his video release to the growing number of contenders in the "Hail Mary Tupac Rap Challenge." read more

"Twin-Fin" Releases New Album and Music Video with Infinite Entertainment Group
17.09.2016 It is a deep and dark trip to another time...when clubs and private bars were filled with killers, hard drugs and alcohol by the barrels...when music was strictly for releasing the 'other' side in people..." - Canadian Beats Twin-Fin's high-energy music has topped national jazz and blues radio airplay charts (since March of 2016.) Their swingin' songs have been streamed more than 3 million times in wildly popular viral videos. read more

2016 Florida Harmonica Championships in New Smyrna Beach
15.09.2016 2016 Florida Harmonica Championships Featuring Brandon Santini w/ The Payne Brothers and Expert Judges Little Mike & Rockin' Jake! read more

world music news

Marconi Union Explores Musical Themes Of Abandonment And Past Societies
29.09.2016 Ghost Stations, the ninth studio album by UK-based Marconi Union, combines many aspects of their classic electronic sound with some new musical elements that take the music in exciting and unexpected directions and is released on the UK ambient label, Just Music. After fourteen years of writing and performing, the trio – founder members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with keyboard player Duncan Meadows – are thought to be "amongst today's most talented musicians" according to London's Sunday Times. They have continually steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity, evoking emotions by gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic compositions. read more

The Voice Of Rebekah Eden Transports Listeners To Heaven On Earth
29.09.2016 Rowing in Eden, the latest album by new age and modern-classical singer-songwriter Rebekah Eden, is a magical journey through kingdoms of enchantment, a mystical adventure full of tales for children of all ages, a portal to a musical fantasy realm, and a sacred search for heaven on earth. A longtime singer of operas, oratorio, arias, sacred music, and traditional repertoire classical compositions by the masters, Eden performed for years in European concert halls, castles and churches singing in Latin, Italian, German and French. read more

Renato Borghetti Quartet (Br) - Gaita Na Fábrica: New CD And Upcoming Europe Release Tour Oct/Nov
28.09.2016 Flamboyant accordionist Renato Borghetti and his quartet present their new project GAITA NA FÁBRICA ("Accordion in the Factory"), produced entirely at the FÁBRICA DE GAITEIROS, the cultural space where Borghetti is developing his new social project. The "Factory of Accordionists" is located in the town of Barra do Ribeiro near Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil, next to the ranch of the charismatic accordion star. Under the direction of Renato's architect daughter Emily Borghetti, the old factory on the bank of the Guaíba river was transformed into a beautiful, multifunctional space containing an accordion factory, an accordion school, and a small concert venue. read more

South African Artiste Shashika Mooruth Releases Krishna, The Flute Player
21.09.2016 Krishna, The Flute Player is my life…. my music. My journey that started as a little girl in S.Africa to India the land of spiritual music.…My attraction to the flute player who sent me on a journey of music from Govardhan in Uttar Pradesh, India to Ajmer in Rajasthan! The flute player who has taken me to different parts of the world in my music. read more

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