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Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas "Peter Gunn Theme"
18.01.2020 DIG IT! The Peter Gunn theme has lyrics, which you don't hear very often, and it is performed magnificently by Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas. Get ready for an infusion of coolness. Chicago vocalist Solitaire Miles aka Susie Blue is great at finding songs. She writes them occasionally but mostly she finds long forgotten classics and re-arranges them with guitarist Neal Alger, and then the duo unleash them on the Lonesome Fellas who are a gang of seasoned Chicago jazz, blues and roots musicians. read more

NEXT WEEKEND: THE Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Warren Wolf Appearing at The Jazz Standard
17.01.2020 1/24–1/26 Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Warren Wolf Dave Stryker – guitar Warren Wolf – vibraphone Jared Gold – Hammond B3 McClenty Hunter – drums In 2013, Dave Stryker hit on an album concept based on instrumental interpretations of classic r&b and pop tunes from his high school years in Omaha, Nebraska. read more

Live at Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater - February 2020
17.01.2020 Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, read more

Karine Germaix — "Je brûle"
17.01.2020 Karine Germaix is thrilled to share the new music video for opening track "Je brûle", excerpt from her forthcoming EP "Incandescence" to be released February 14, 2020. read more

Jackson Browne Releases "Love is Love" from Haiti Benefit Album
16.01.2020 Arts Music released the track "Love is Love" from the upcoming benefit album Let the Rhythm Lead: Haiti Song Summit Vol 1, a collaborative project of songwriters Paul Beaubrun, Jackson Browne, Habib Koité, Jenny Lewis, Raúl Rodríguez, Jonathan Russell, and Jonathan Wilson, with members of the Haitian roots band Lakou Mizik. read more

Viral sensation The 8-Bit Big Band at Sony Hall on January 27
16.01.2020 Charlie Rosen, the 29-year old multi-talented bandleader, Broadway and television composer, and mega multi-instrumentalist, is bringing the acclaimed 8-Bit Big Band to Sony Hall in New York City! On Monday, January 27th, this 33-person jazz/pops big band will present Rosen's original "big band" arrangements of some of the world's most popular video game music. read more

Sarah Thorpe's 'Deep Blue Love' on Dot Time Records
16.01.2020 Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the January 17 release of Sarah Thorpe's 'Deep Blue Love'. Vocalist Sarah Thorpe delivers an album of sultry original material and thoughtful renditions of jazz classics, pairing her distinctive voice and phrasing with rich arrangements, dynamic soloing and rhythmic gusto. France-native Thorpe uses the ten pieces performed on this album as vehicles for her expression; A refreshing take on the role of the vocalist in a jazz context. 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

Sultans of String Single: "El Bint El Shalabeya"
09.01.2020 This track El Bint El Shalabeya reinvents an ancient traditional Lebanese song, bringing in Syrian refugee Majd Sekkar, Algerian mandole player Fethi Nadjem, and Greek oud player Demetrios Petsalakis, who all now find their home in Canada. It is from the upcoming album REFUGE (releasing March 20, 2020), a project that is "centred around the positive contributions of refugees and new immigrants to U.S.A./Canada, " says bandleader Chris McKhool, whose Lebanese grandfather stowed away on a ship bound for North America a century ago. "We are bringing in guests that are newcomers to this land, as well as global abassadors for peace". read more

Saturday 01.18.2020. ~ êILê ~ Cinematic Jazz LIVE @ Ken & Chloé's Home in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles
07.01.2020 ~ êILê ~ Cinematic Jazz Saturday 01.18.2020 : 8pm at Ken & Cholé's Home 4901 Onteora Way, Eagle Rock Ca 90041 ~ êILê ~ Spiritual Jazz Ensemble, co-founded by Leisei Chen with Emile Porée, later joined by Joey DeRusha and Alma Cielo. It is the synergy of four distinct artists, co-creating as a tribute to Michael White, Spiritual Jazz Violinist. read more

FRANCK BIYONG feat. CRISTINA ...TROUBLE 12"...out January 17th 2020 on HOT CASA RECORDS (Paris, FR)
26.12.2019 A FANTASTIC AFRO BRAZILIAN FUTURISTIC FUNK ANTHEM! After a few other successful projects, Franck Biyong, the French-Cameroonian Afro-Beat composer, guitar player and singer is back on Hot Casa with a futuristic Afro-Brazilian club anthem. The similarities and filiations between traditional West African drumming and Afro-Brazilian religious musical rites such as the Candomblé are many: under colonial rule African people and African slaves outwardly practiced Christianity but secretly prayed to their own God, Gods, or Ancestor spirits. read more

VOXFIRE STARTS WITH SONGS FROM A CENTURY AGO, THEN ADDS TODAY’S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTATION
17.12.2019 Take songs from the Middle Ages and present them using the heavenly voices of three female singers plus a pair of musical-genre-crossing instrumentalists and you have the group Voxfire and their new modern-meets-medieval-mashup recording, FONTIS, on Orenda Records. FONTIS represents a novel collaboration that stretches back ten centuries to reimagine words and music from the chapels, churches, courts and countryside of Spain and France in the Middle Ages, by spotlighting today's technologies and instrumentation. The result is a timeless trip allowing listeners to enjoy the essence of passionate music from nearly a millennium ago transposed into a relatable contemporary musical setting. read more


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