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“A Tribute to Janet Lawson” Monday, May 15th
28.04.2017 "A Tribute to Janet Lawson" Monday, May 15th 7-10pm Minnie Petrie Synagogue at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion 1 West Fourth Street NYC 10012 Friends, current and former students, and many of the incredible musicians she has collaborated with over the years will gather on Monday, May 15th 2017 from 7 to 10pm at the extraordinary Minnie Petrie Synagogue at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, read more

Michael Rabinowitz "Uncharted Waters" CD Release Show
28.04.2017 Michael Rabinowitz "Uncharted Waters" CD Release Show Friday, April 28th 5 to 7pm Buffet Crampon Showroom 153 West 36th Street NY, NY 10018 Featuring Michael Rabinowitz - Bassoon Ruslan Khain- Bass Nat Harris- Guitar Vince Ector- Drums read more

Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas nominated for "Best Vocal JAZZ Album of 2017"
27.04.2017 Chicago's Western Swing Band Susie Blue and the Lonesome Fellas was recently nominated for "Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2017" by the Just Plain Folks Music Assoc. read more

Tamir Hendelman Trio East Coast Tour
27.04.2017 Tamir Hendelman is a phenomenon—blistering technique, quick wit as an improviser, and profoundly refined pianism. Born in Tel Aviv, Tamir began studying piano at age 6. Almost four decades later, Tamir commands the high ground as composer, arranger, educator and performer. read more

Alex Wintz to Release Debut Album on Etienne Charles's Culture Shock Music 5/19/17
27.04.2017 Culture Shock Music proudly announces the May 19, 2017 release of "LifeCycle" the debut recording from guitarist-composer AlexWintz. Co-produced by trumpeter and bandleader Etienne Charles, it is a journey into the creative mind of one of jazz's most in-demand young guitarists. To celebrate the release, Wintz will be performing at four major venues in the New York City/Tri-state area, Smalls Jazz Club on May 17, Shanghai Jazz on May 19, Bar Next Door on May 20, and Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on May 21. read more

Iceland's vikings are back - ADHD recorded a new indie jazz album called #6
26.04.2017 Life develops differently for different people. On an island like Iceland where everyone not only knows almost everyone else, but every musician, irrespective of his or her genre, has at some time played music with every other musician, irrespective of their genre, the lives of people develop very differently than in a country with 320 million inhabitants like in USA. The band ADHD has four members and comes from Iceland. Their five CDs are images of and capture something of the infinite wide space of the North, read more

Highlights In Jazz Presents The Joe Bushkin Centennial Concert
26.04.2017 Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with The Joe Bushkin Centennial concert, celebrating the rich musical legacy of the legendary pianist/composer read more

blues and rock news

James Litherland To Release Third Solo Album 'Βack 'n Blue'
23.04.2017 Born in Salford, James Litherland's musical journey began in 1968 when he moved to London to join Jon Hiseman's Colosseum as lead singer and guitarist. Extensive touring and two albums followed on which he wrote a substantial proportion of the songs, before he left to form Mogul Thrash, a band which saw James working with John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music, Family and Asia), Malcolm Duncan and Roger Ball (The Average White Band). During this time James and John Wetton regularly played on sessions for Sir George Martin. read more

Bluesapocalypse to return April 15
13.04.2017 The Arlington Center for the Arts will host Bluesapocalypse at 6 p.m. April 15 at the ACA Theater, 41 Foster St. The event will feature live blues, jazz and soul music by some of Boston's most eclectic bands This year's lineup includes Louise Grasmere with Meeting Across the Water, The Tokyo Tramps, Shikiboo & Butane Blue Band, Bees Deluxe and the King Street Band. read more

Music legend J. Geils found dead in his Groton home
12.04.2017 Blues, jazz and rock musician J Geils was found dead in his home on Graniteville Road Tuesday afternoon, according to police, who say it appears the 71-year-old died of natural causes. read more

John Mayall, “The Godfather of British Blues”, is coming to Peekskill’s Paramount Theater!
31.03.2017 John Mayall Saturday, June 10 at 8pm "The Godfather of British Blues" is coming to Peekskill's Paramount Theater! English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. He founded the band John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s—a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, and Buddy Whittington. read more

world music news

Smithsonian Folkways To Release 'Classic English and Scottish Ballads' April 28
15.04.2017 Smithsonian Folkways' latest album is 'Classic English and Scottish Ballads from Smithsonian Folkways (from The Francis James Child Collection), ' a 21-track compilation of some of the most influential folk songs of all time. Set for an April 28 release, 'Classic English and Scottish Ballads' features giants of the 20th-century folk scene read more

Zeshan B Blends Soul & Indo-Pakistani Music On New Album 'Vetted,'
08.04.2017 Zeshan B's debut album 'Vetted' - a protest album that combines Indo-Pakistani sounds with classic soul music - is out today via Minty Fresh. Featuring Zeshan Bagewadi - a first generation Indian-American, Muslim, and Chicago native - on vocals and harmonium, the record narrates, through the prism of his parents' immigrant experience, tales of injustice, unrequited love, urban despair and youthful ecstasy. read more

The Master Musicians Of Jajouka Led By Bachir Attar With Material On "Apocalypse Live" - Release Out In April
06.04.2017 The Master Musicians Of Jajouka described as "the 4, 000 year old rock 'n' roll band" by William S. Burroughs, hail from the foot hills of the riff mountains in Morocco. North African trance music at its most intense. They have worked and been closely associated with The Rolling Stones, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Donovan and many others. In this concert, they are aligned once again with longtime collaborator Bill Laswell and the Material collective. master drummer Hamid Drake, read more

Luaka Bop Announces Historic Compilation Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda's Private Press Ashram Recordings
04.03.2017 Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda's devotion to spirituality was the central purpose of the final four decades of her life, an often-overlooked awakening that largely took shape during her four-year marriage to John Coltrane and after his 1967 death. By 1983, Alice had established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside of Los Angeles. read more

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