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Highlights In Jazz Presents A Salute To David Amram
27.02.2017 Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly continues its 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC with A Salute To David Amram, featuring the renowned award winning multi-instrumentalist composer/conductor and his quartet with drummer Kevin Twigg, bassist René Hart and percussionist Adam Amran, joined by NEA Jazz Master alto saxophonist/clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera, read more

Hendrik Meurkens Qt at Kitano 3/2 + Hendrik Meurkens on vibes w/ the Lionel Hampton Big Band at The Cutting Room 3/12
27.02.2017 Hendrik Meurkens Quartet featuring David Berkman at the Kitano & Hendrik Meurkens on vibes w/ the Lionel Hampton Big Band Hendrik Meurkens - vibes, harmonica David Berkman - piano Chris Berger - bass Pete van Nostrand - drums read more

Ben Markley Interview Today at 2pm EST - WPKN - New Big Band CD
27.02.2017 Tune In Today at 2pm EST for the Ben Markley Interview on WPKN Ben Markley Big Band "Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton" Featuring Terell Stafford read more

The City Of Las Vegas Presents: ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob March 11 & 12
27.02.2017 Musicians can take on the role of anthropologist, curious about what came before in music and how musicians reflected their world around them. Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. - Motema Music Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way. read more

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Return With "Louie, Louie, Louie"
27.02.2017 Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the incomparable kings of swing, are readying the release of an all new album, "Louie, Louie, Louie"—an electrifying celebration of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. read more

Jazz@TheFalcon March 2017
26.02.2017 Sunday March 5 7:00 Shunzo Ohno Ensemble Shunzo Ohno is one of the most influential jazz trumpeters in the world today - known for his powerful compositions and riveting live performances. read more

Chris Parker Septet~ New Compositions and Old Favorites
26.02.2017 Chris Parker has been a professor of music at SUNY Orange for nearly 34 years. During those years, he developed and continues to direct the Jazz Studies program and thoughtfully imparts to his students the skills they will need as professional musicians. read more

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CeCe Winans Returns With #1 Debut On Billboard Gospel Albums Chart
18.02.2017 After a near decade-long hiatus, ten-time GRAMMY winner CeCe Winans returns, debuting atop the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart with her "finest and most eclectic work to date" (Garden & Gun), 'Let Them Fall In Love.' The record's lead single "Never Have To Be Alone" has already climbed to number four on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart. read more

David Bromberg Quintet performs at Bull Run Feb. 4
02.02.2017 David Bromberg's latest album is titled "The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues." But the veteran revered guitarist (plus mandolin, fiddle, and pedal-steel) and singer has also led and aided efforts in folk, country, rock 'n' roll, bluegrass, jazz, and combinations of the lot. read more

Police: Allman Brothers drummer Trucks killed himself
01.02.2017 Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks killed himself in front of his wife, police reports released Wednesday show as AP informs. The 69-year-old Trucks shot himself in the head Jan. 27 at his home, the West Palm Beach police reports show. read more

Folklore Center Blues stars American folk music legend Izzy Young, an iconic figure in the folk music revival in the 1960s
29.01.2017 Folklore Center Blues stars American folk music legend Izzy Young, an iconic figure in the folk music revival in the 1960s. Izzy was the go-to man for starting a career in folk music in New York City. He helped launch the careers of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley, and others. read more

world music news

Alma Brasilieira - Villa-Lobos Concert
22.02.2017 Dear friend, March is the month of Heitor Villa-Lobos birth, and to commemorate the 130th anniversary of his birth Brazilian Music Foundation (BMF) will bring together local musicians who will present some of Villa-Lobos' timeless works such as Choro no. 1, 5 preludes, String Quartet no. 5, Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 with soprano Angelica De La Riva and guitar quartet, read more

Smithsonian Folkways Shares Powerful 'Letters From Iraq' by Oud Master Rahim AlHaj (April 7)
05.02.2017 In 1991, oud player Rahim AlHaj fled Iraq, leaving behind his native land after being imprisoned twice for his political outspokenness. On 'Letters From Iraq' (out 4/7 on Smithsonian Folkways), the two-time Grammy nominee's eight pieces for oud, string quintet, and percussion convey the story of contemporary Baghdad, from the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 to the present day read more

Terra Guitarra Concentrates On Guitar Explorations From All Over The Planet
01.02.2017 The extremely-entertaining acoustic-guitar duo Terra Guitarra has created a new body of music, the album Of Sea & Stars, that makes a correlation between the exploration of earth's oceans and outer-space because both represent places that have to be journeyed across in order to settle new lands and to gain additional insights into human consciousness, spiritual awakening and scientific knowledge. "There is a connectedness between the sea and the stars, " explains Terra Guitarra lead-guitarist and composer Bruce Hecksel. read more

Daisy Jopling Releases “Awakening” CD On Fleur De Son Classics
29.01.2017 To categorize Daisy Jopling as a classical rock violinist is like saying the rainbow has only two colors. A sublimely gifted musician, Jopling relies on impeccable technique and passionate virtuosity to span the globe of musical influences, spirituals, pop, reggae, funk, Irish folk, gypsy tunes, Argentine tango and anything else that crosses her auditory path. read more


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