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Nilson Matta SAMBA MEETS JAZZ @ Jazz Forum Fri & Sat Feb. 23rd & 24th
20.02.2018 Nilson Matta SAMBA MEETS JAZZ @ The Jazz Forum Friday & Saturday Feb. 23rd & 24th 1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, New York 10591 914-631-1000 Sets 7pm and 9pm Eric Alexander-tenor saxophone Dave Stryker-guitar Helio Alves-piano Marcello Pellitteri-drums Fabiana Masili-vocals Nilson Matta-bass Performing music from Duke Ellington, Monk, Jobim, Mingus, Toninho Horta, Stanley Turrentine, Noel Rosa and much more music from the American and Brazilian song book. All this mixed with exciting Brazilian and American rhythm combinations! read more

20.02.2018 Abby London-Crawford Presents In Association with The Sanctuary Arts Initiative of Metro Baptist Church AN EVENING WITH TWO EXCITING JAZZ ENSEMBLES SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2018 7:30pm EDITH LETTNER'S FREEMOTION Celebrating their new album TAKING OFF read more

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents: Kenny Barron Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 8 PM
20.02.2018 Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 8 PM Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents: Kenny Barron (Solo Jazz Pianist) Praised by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the top jazz pianists in the world, " NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron has an unmatched elegance, melodic sensibility, and rhythmic mastery. read more

Grammy-nominated Jay Rodriguez releases "Your Sound: Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola" on Whaling City Sound
20.02.2018 You might hear Jay Rodriguez and wonder, "Is there anything you can't do?" The fact is, it might be tough to track down something along Jay's musical continuum that he hasn't done. In fact, he may be one of the busiest men in jazz, and one of the few playing most all the reeds as a leader and sideman with a wildly diverse cadre of musicians, synthesizing these experiences within his own projects. read more

Bobby Previte Explores Transit In The Second Part Of His Terminals Trilogy; All-Star Band Featured On 'Rhapsody'
20.02.2018 Highly respected drummer and prolific composer Bobby Previte continues his Terminals trilogy with Rhapsody, an acoustic song cycle on the subject of transit and migration. Subtitled Terminals Part II: In Transit, Previte's newest work is scored for acoustic sextet and features fellow composer-improvisers read more

Sundae + Mr. Goessl - When You're Smiling - Seattle Weekly's Best Jazz Act of 2017
19.02.2018 Sundae + Mr. Goessl's 5th studio album When You're Smiling has an exciting, fuller sound this time around. The duo took full advantage of their time at Studio Nels (Seattle, WA) and created an uplifting blend of 15 songs ranging from 1921-present. read more

18.02.2018 Barefoot Dances and Other Visions is a seven-part suite composed in 2014 for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Each piece expresses a different kind of fantasy. We performed it live in two concerts in Frankfurt February '14, then recorded it in the studio in September of that year. When I wrote this music I had been working with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band for about six years, so I knew the players quite well. The suite was written so that every one of the band's soloists is placed in a framework that would be both familiar and challenging. read more

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Blues Rock Singer/Songwriter Albert Cummings Lines Up Dates For March Tour
20.02.2018 Having kicked off 2018 on the West Coast with live performances in California then heading East rockin' Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut - Blues Rock and Americana Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Albert Cummings is getting ready for more tour dates this March! read more

They Call Me Mud CD Coming From Mud Morganfield On March 9 Via Severn Records
04.02.2018 Severn Records announces a March 9 release date for They Call Me Mud, the new CD from singer Mud Morganfield, son of the legendary blues icon, Muddy Waters. Produced by Mud Morganfield and Rick Kreher (who also plays guitar on the CD), They Call Me Mud was recorded at Joyride Studios in in Mud's Chicago hometown. Mud penned 10 of the album's 12 songs, with two others coming from his illustrious father's catalog, "Howling Wolf" and "Can't Get No Grinding." A stellar cast of Chicago area musicians adds some authentic, downhome blues touches to the recording, including Billy Flynn on guitar, Studebaker John on harmonica and backing vocals, Sumito Ariyo Ariyoshi on piano, E.G. McDaniel on bass and Melvin "Pookie Stix" Carlisle on drums. read more

Billy Walton Band Debuts Latest Album “Soul Of A Man”
18.01.2018 Having surpassed their goal following a successful PledgeMusic Campaign, the Billy Walton Band have just unleashed their newest LP "Soul of a Man" Friday, 1/12! As they wrap up the remaining U.S. Tour dates before heading across the pond performing in the U.K. through the start of the year along with stops in their home state, NC, and PA - the band that continues to celebrate the famed NJ musical tradition will hit the ground running in 2018 as they celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary! read more

John Mayall’s Trio Unleashes New Three For The Road Live Album On February 23 From Forty Below Records
12.01.2018 Blues Hall of Famer/"Godfather of British Blues" John Mayall will release an album of live recordings titled Three for the Road on February 23 via the Forty Below Records label. Produced by John Mayall and Forty Below Records president Eric Corne, the new album was recorded live in Dresden and Stuttgart, Germany, in March of 2017. read more

world music news

New Video from Afrika Mamas: Things Are Happening!
12.02.2018 Afrika Mamas are proud to release their new video 'Lapha KwaZulu' filmed outside Durban in South Africa by Quintin Lee White. 'Lapha KwaZulu' translates as 'things are happening' and is a song about communal living and daily life on a traditional homestead in rural KwaZulu-Natal. read more

Gwyneth Glyn/bendigedig/Nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 'Best Original Track 2018'
08.02.2018 "Gwyneth Glyn is one of the most inspirational and consistent musicians in Wales… A Wow factor release" 5* KEN HUNT, FROOTS MAGAZINE ON Tro It was announced last night that Cricieth based singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn has been nominated for Best Original Track in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The nomination is for the track Cân y cŵn from Gwyneth's album Tro, which released in September 2017 on the new bendigedig label, a partnership between Theatr Mwldan and ARC Music Productions International Ltd. read more

Daptone Records Goes to Cuba: Orquesta Akokán Makes Blazing Hot Mambo Debut
20.01.2018 Akokán is a Yoruba word used in Cuba meaning "from the heart, " and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (March 30/Daptone Records) by Orquesta Akokán feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José "Pepito" Gómez, Orquesta Akokán is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. read more

ARC Music New Release: Spirited South African A Cappella from Afrika Mamas
17.01.2018 'Iphupho' is an all-original and all new album of heartfelt stories, real experiences and sublime harmonies sung by the 6-piece South African group, Afrika Mamas. As much a sisterhood as a musical group, these six women work hard and sing with a palpable strength and sensitivity that is undeniably African and unmistakenly powerful. Afrika Mamas sing practical songs about their lives as single mothers in Durban, South Africa, as women in a heavily male-dominated music scene. Their songs are their stories and the first story starts with the making of this very special album. read more

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