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13.11.2019 GARY LUCAS just returned from performing several well-received shows Canada and Mexico, the first in Vancouver British Columbia at the Chutzpah! Festival, where he performed his solo live soundtrack accompanying James Whale's 1931 horror classic "Frankenstein" the night before Halloween. read more

“Silent Night” Is An Inspired Collection Of Holiday Favorites Featuring Guitarist John Basile Interpreting Timeless Melodies.
13.11.2019 Throughout his career, John Basile has been greatly in-demand as a tasteful and melodic guitarist who has performed with many top singers and in intimate settings with major jazz artists. "Silent Night" is a bit different. Basile uses MIDI guitar technology to create colorful textures against "live" jazz guitar improvisations to create an engagingly fresh set of treatments of these holiday classics. read more

Acclaimed Vocalist Calabria Foti releases Prelude To A Kiss, a Stunning Valentine to her Loved Ones, street date Nov 1st, 2019
13.11.2019 For her 4th CD release, vocalist/violinist Calabria Foti wanted to do an album like her vocal heroes did back in the day; that is, with a big orchestra and legendary arrangers on the podium in an iconic Hollywood recording studio. Ms. Foti says, "This is the most expansive project I have ever done, and at the same time, it's the most intimate and personal. I recorded at Capitol Records with a full orchestra, singing some of the most endearing, sentimental songs ever written, all for my loved ones. This album is a full-production tear-jerker!" read more

OUT NOW: Ralph Peterson & the GenNext Big Band's "LISTEN UP!"
13.11.2019 Onyx Productions, the music label founded and spearheaded by iconic drummer, bandleader and Berklee professor Ralph Peterson Jr., is proud to announce the release of Listen Up!, the second album from Peterson's Gen-Next Big Band. read more

Yes! Trio to Tour Europe in Support of New Album "Groove du Jour"
13.11.2019 Bound by a friendship of twenty-five years, drummer Ali Jackson, pianist Aaron Goldberg and bassist Omer Avital—three contemporary masters of jazz with a tremendous wealth of experience and credits ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel— have just released their second collaborative studio effort "Groove du Jour". read more

New York City Readers Jazz Awards (Hot House + Jazzmobile) are on 11/24
13.11.2019 VOTES ARE IN for the 6th New York City Readers Jazz Awards Presented by Hot House Magazine and Jazzmobile at Birdland Jazz Club on November 24th, 2019 at 4PM Celebrating 55 Years of Jazzmobile, 37 Years of Hot House Mark Ruffin, Host of Real Jazz on Sirius XM will be honored and Cobi Narita will receive Lifetime Achievement Award read more

13.11.2019 "DIVA + THE BOYS" is fierce and full of swing. MCG Jazz has been involved with The Diva Jazz Orchestra—an ensemble of 15 talented musicians—who happen to be women – since its inception. For the third time, DIVA wanted to partner with MCG Jazz and include some of today's most exciting soloists read more

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Taj Mahal and Jackson Browne Celebrate Mose Allison.
30.10.2019 Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Mose Allison tracks from IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE CITY: A Tribute to Mose Allison out November 29. Grammy-Award winner and blues mainstay Taj Mahal has recorded "Your Mind is on Vacation, " while mulitplatinum singer/songwriter Jackson Browne puts his spin on "If You Live." read more

Booker T. Jones Announces New Album Note By Note(Edith Street Records) Out November 1
19.10.2019 Legendary musician, songwriter and producer Booker T. Jones has announced a new album: Note By Note (Edith Street Records) will be released on November 1. Note By Note is a musical companion to Booker T. Jones' soon-to-be-released memoir, Time Is Tight, out October 29 on Little, Brown and Company. read more

Joe The Bluesman Turns U2's "One" Into The Blues
31.08.2019 Joe The Bluesman lives out his convictions and lays out his soul in his music. You can hear in the way he sings and you can feel it in the way he plays the guitar. The new king of blues, Joe is on a mission to bring blues back to the forefront of the music scene. "I feel that a lot of the quality has left the music these days, " Joe The Bluesman says. "I want to make great quality music that moves people, and that will be the driving force behind the music's success." read more

NEKTAR - the legendary psychedelic/progressive/classic rock band => BOOKING + NEW ALBUM 
28.07.2019 NEKTAR "The Other Side" new album The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!! The original members of NEKTAR: Derek "Mo" Moore (bass guitar, back vocals), Ron Howden (drums, back vocals) and Mick Brockett (lights and visuals), with Ryche Chlanda (guitar, lead vocals) from the 1978' band and Randy Dembo (12-strings guitar, bass guitar) from the 2005 band, and newcomer Kendall Scott (keyboards). read more

world music news

"Choro Festival 2019 " November 13th - 8PM - Opera Center America
24.10.2019 Brazilian Music Foundation is proud to present its 5th-Annual International Choro Festival in the City of New York . "Samba-Choro" with a lineup of very talented musicians and a variety of interesting performances. Join us November 13th! read more

New Sultans of String Single "I Am A Refugee" - feat Ifrah Mansour
21.10.2019 Sultans of String welcome Somali artist Ifrah Mansour with open arms in their new single I Am A Refugee. The gorgeous and heart-gripping collaboration with the esteemed poet, multimedia artist, and refugee is part of the Juno-winning world music collective's ambitious seventh album Refuge. Set for release in spring 2020, the historic album spotlights talents that have come to Canada and the U.S. as immigrants and refugees. read more

‘Andrea Parodi Awards’ 2019
18.10.2019 Fanfare Station with the song "Rahil", in Tunisian, is the winner of the 12th Edition of the 'Premio Andrea Parodi', the only contest in Italy dedicated to World Music. The group, which is formed by musicians from Tunisia, Italy and the USA, also earned the Critics Award and that for Best Arrangement. read more

Brazilian Music Foundation 5th-Annual International Choro Festival
10.10.2019 Brazilian Music Foundation is proud to announce its 5th-Annual International Choro Festival, to be held on: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 8:00pm Doors open 7:30pm Opera Center America Marc A. Scorca Hall 330 Seventh Ave. 7th Floor - New York City, NY read more

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