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Leonardo Pavkovic's MoonJune Records Keeps Progressive Jazz & Fusion Alive – A Labor Of Love With His One Man Operation
15.12.2017 As legendary composer/musician Frank Zappa once said, "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny." That statement could still describe much of the "jazz" music being released today. However, it definitely does not apply to MoonJune Records! read more

Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge Four Grammy Nominations
14.12.2017 Epic Musical Journey Lands Four Grammy Nominations Chuck Owen and the Jazz Surge: "Whispers on the Wind" * Best Large Jazz Ensemble * Best Improvised Jazz Solo – Sara Caswell on "Can't Remember Why" * Best Instrumental Composition for "Warped Cowboy" * Best Arrangement, Instrumental for "All Hat, No Saddle" read more

The Bickford Theatre presents Champian Fulton, Giacomo Gates, Antoinette Montague, "King" Solomon Hicks
14.12.2017 The Bickford Theatre and Hot House Jazz Magazine salute the 2017 Fans Decision Jazz Awards with a holiday concert featuring Female Jazz Vocalist winner Champian Fulton and Male Rising Star winner "King" Solomon Hicks on Thursday, December 14. read more

Levin Brothers (Tony & Pete Levin) => new album Special Delivery + January 2018 Tour
14.12.2017 LEVIN BROTHERS new (live) album SPECIAL DELIVERY is available now via MoonJune's mail-order or on the upcoming Levin Brothers's shows in January 2018 DIRECT LINK: CD and/or INSTANT DOWNLOAD (WAV/FLAC/M4A/MP3-320) ONLY The Levin Brothers' 2014 self-titled debut release was a long overdue first album by two brothers who've been recording individually for ... well, a lot of years! read more

Veronica Swift on her 54th straight show with Chris Botti
14.12.2017 Jeff Rupert With Veronica Swift Let's Sail Away Many New Yorkers have been learning quickly who Veronica Swift is - currently on her 54th straight show with Chris Botti, she is at Blue Note NY with Chris Botti until January 7th at his 13th Annual Residency. When not on tour Veronica has a residency at Birdland NY. Veronica Swift is the daughter of pianist Hod O'Brien, jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and Swift (her stage name) is a 2nd place winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition. read more

577 Records Is Proud To Announce A New Vinyl LP
14.12.2017 Daniel Carter, Patrick Holmes, Matthew Putman, Hilliard Greene, Federico Ughi Telepathic Alliances "For longtime Carter heads, this is the best group he's played alongside since the classic lineup of Other Dimensions in Music — they're a band of brothers who really do play as though they are reading one another's minds. It's truly a sight to witness." - Ron Hart, Village Voice read more

Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration December 14, 15 & 16at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
13.12.2017 Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration embraces the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of the world's largest cathedral. This multimedia event will feature the 10-member Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, and special guests, the 15-member Pletenitsa Balkan Choir. read more

blues and rock news

Guy Davis Receives 1st Grammy Nomination
09.12.2017 M.C. Records is thrilled to announce that "Sonny & Brownie's Last Train" by the Ambassador of the Blues, Guy Davis and international harmonica sensation Fabrizio Poggi has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Traditional Blues. read more

All-Star Tribute Album ‘Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James’
02.12.2017 On January 26th, Sylvan Songs Records will release 'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James, ' a tribute album to the undisputed "King of the Slide Guitar, " timed to what would have been his 100th birthday. The 13-track collection puts James' legendary body of work in the hands of master interpreters from blues, soul, country, pop and Americana – including Tom Jones, Rodney Crowell, Bettye LaVette, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Billy Gibbons, Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer + more. Today NPR Music premiered Jones' wickedly scruffy and reverent take on "Done Somebody Wrong, " praising its "sexy, stormy, stop-time feel that still sounds as arresting in the right hands today as it did when blues giant Elmore James originated it." read more

Stony Plain Records Signs Sue Foley
01.12.2017 Stony Plain Records announces the signing of acclaimed Canadian roots guitarist/singer Sue Foley, and will release her label debut CD, The Ice Queen, on March 2, 2018. read more

Phillip Broussard Releases Debut EP "Wavelength"
01.12.2017 "Phillip Broussard sculpts a soulful sound that comes straight from the heart" - Beach Sloth "Broussard's voice is as smooth as silk" - Markos Papadatos, Digital Journal Born and raised in Washington State, Phillip Broussard discovered his passion early in life, when his father brought home a guitar. His father's original intention was to play the guitar himself, but he soon found Phillip picking up the guitar, when he didn't think anyone was watching. read more

world music news

Two Venezuelan Iconic Bands C4 Trio And Desorden Publico Celebrate Grammys 2018 Nomination
10.12.2017 C4 Trío, a Venezuelan group that highlights the well-known national instrument with productions open to different genres of global music, and legendary Ska band Desorden Público reached a new achievement with a Grammy nomination in 2018 in the category of Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for their album Pa'Fuera. read more

FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA Announces 2018 Line Up - Tickets Now Available
18.11.2017 ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOCA February 23 – March 4, 2018 Constantine Kitsopoulos, Music Director Festival of the Arts BOCA Mizner Park Amphitheater read more

4 NOMINATIONS for Mary Ann Kennedy in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2017!!!!
16.11.2017 "the voice of Scotland" (Rootstime) The nominations for the Scots Trad Music Awards 2017 are now released with 4 nominations for one of Scotland's most influential musical figures: Mary Ann Kennedy. Broadcaster, writer, producer and award-winning musician. Mary Ann Kennedy, has stepped forward as a solo artist after a 30-year career with 'An Dàn', an album of original Gaelic songs, released through one of the UK's leading world and folk record labels, ARC Music, on the 28th July, 2017. Urban Gael, now Highland resident, Mary Ann's music is the modern-day voice of this her native language. read more

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