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Lenny White Joins Wallace Roney at The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
30.07.2015 Wallace Roney Group is the headline show at this year's Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, Sunday Aug 30, 7 PM at The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. Famed drummer Lenny White, will be part of that ensemble. Jason Miles / Ingrid Jensen's Kind of New Project as featured in forth coming DownBeat will perform at an outdoor show in the Village of Warwick, Saturday, August 29th at 7:30 PM. read more

Navy Northeast Brass Band Performs at Newport Jazz Festival Saturday & Sunday
30.07.2015 Two of Newport's most beloved and iconic organizations - the Newport Jazz Festival and the U.S. Navy – will unite during the 2015 Jazz Festival to greet Festival goers entering Fort Adams State Park. On Saturday, August 1, and Sunday, August 2, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am, Navy Band Northeast Brass Band, the military's jazz division, will kick off the days' concerts with an early-bird musical greeting from the porch of the Fort Adams visitor center building. read more

Vote for ALLAN HOLDSWORTH and MOONJUNE RECORDS in 80th ANNUAL DOWNBEAT READERS POLL
29.07.2015 Dear MoonJune Friends I would like to invite you to participate in the 80th ANNUAL DOWNBEAT READERS POLL (for music officially released between June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015) Please Vote for MoonJune Records Downbeat Magazine - Best Record Label read more

MPS Records - Charly Antolini, Elvin Jones, Billy Brooks, Amber Rock Association
29.07.2015 MPS Records New Digital Releases Digital Mastered for iTunes Distribution: Edel:Kultur/ Kontor New Media MPS Records Homepage - Mastered for iTunes - 24-bit-Transfer from original master tapes - produced by Dirk Sommer Releases: July 17th, 2015 (Exclusively on iTunes) read more

10th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition 2016
29.07.2015 10th Bucharest International JAZZ Competition 2016 @ EUROPAfest competition, concerts, workshops, jam sessions for instrumentalists and vocalists.Date: 14 - 21 May 2016. 100 % jazz & more…competition, jam sessions, workshops...Bucharest International Jazz Competition is ranked among the first 3 jazz competitions in Europe. read more

Maverick Concerts: Jazz guitarist Julian Lage, Sat., Aug. 15th
29.07.2015 Maverick Concerts, the oldest continuous professional summer chamber music festival in America, continues its centennial season of Music in the Woods with a concert by the jazz guitarist Julian Lage, along with Scott Colley on bass and Billy Mintz on drums. The concert is on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 8:00 p.m. Grammy-nominated guitarist Julian Lage brings a purity of tone and consistency of attack to everything in his repertoire, and he was hailed by the influential All About Jazz as "a giant in the making." A brilliant musician, his open-ended style is rooted in both traditional jazz and acoustic forms. The New Yorker calls Lage "superlative... a pantheist, " known for playing in many styles. read more

Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo New CD "Swing Zing”
29.07.2015 Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo New CD "Swing Zing". Catch Frank & Vinny On The PBS Show Music Gone Pubic. Artist: FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO Title: SWING ZING Label: FV-15 Release Date: JUNE 5, 2015 read more

blues and rock news

"Masters of Soulful Folk" (Paste) Ready Most Rocking Album to Date
25.07.2015 A stalwart on the Americana scene, The Wood Brothers spend most of their nights singing to strangers, something they've become addicted to - not for attention it draws but rather for the connection they feel with their audiences. And it's this desire for human connection that shapes the songs on their new album 'Paradise', out October 2 on Honey Jar Records/Thirty Tigers, read more

Ric Frank Inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame
18.07.2015 Ric Frank, leader and founder of the Jambalaya Brass Band (www.jambalayabrassband.com) based in New York City, has been honored as an inductee into the New York Blues Hall of Fame at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill in New York City. read more

Blues Legend Junior Wells’ Estate Entrusted To Cleopatra Records
16.07.2015 The estate of Blues Harp Legend Junior Wells has been entrusted to L.A. based record label Cleopatra Records in a newly announced arrangement. The deal was made between Cleopatra owner Brian Perera, represented by the law offices of Evan S. Cohen, and executor Martin Salzman, on behalf of Junior Wells' daughter Regina Brown and includes sound recordings as well as read more

Weyfest 2015
15.07.2015 WEYFEST Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey 4th-6th September 2015 Level 42, The Waterboys, Paul Carrack, The Quireboys, Mungo Jerry, Nazareth, Ward Thomas, Andy Fairweather Low, The Christians, Roachford, The Troggs, Deborah Bonham and many more. Weyfest, the increasingly popular family friendly festival set in the beautiful surrounds of The Rural Life Centre in Tilford, Surrey, returns for its ninth year with another spectacular musical line-up. read more

world music news

Benjamin Sutin's Klazz-Ma-Tazz To Release Their Debut Album
25.07.2015 Klezmer/Jazz fusion group Klazz-Ma-Tazz will release its debut album Tangibility on OneTrickDog* Records. Founded by violinist and composer Benjamin Sutin, in 2014, Klazz-Ma-Tazz blurs the boundaries of labels and genres. Rooted in the jazz idiom, the music reflects the influences of folk music from around the world, but particularly from the varied ethnic backgrounds of its band members: Klezmer and Balkan Folk music, Indian Classical Music, Native American Tribal Dance and English Folk Music, among others. read more

Lawson Rollins Announces New Album "Infinite Chill (The Remix Sessions)"
25.07.2015 World Music guitarist and composer Lawson Rollins announced today the release of his newest album "Infinite Chill (The Remix Sessions)" on September 18, 2015. The album features ten chill-out remix versions of his biggest hits, including a reimagination of his Billboard #1 hit, "Moonlight Samba." read more

Music From The Heart Of The Andorran Mountains
22.07.2015 Landry Riba (Principality of Andorra, 1975) is an Andorran wildlife veterinarian and bass player. After several years involved in jazz, pop-rock or funk bands, he decided, in early 2013 to start a very personal project mixing mountain's field recordings, classical strings, bass lines and some electronica... read more

Musicians From A Dozen Countries Join Together For Beyond Borders Album
22.07.2015 Sail off on a global voyage with the music of Randy Armstrong and Volker Nahrmann, who have been creating some of the best world-fusion sounds for the past four decades in Do'a World Music Ensemble, in Unu Mondo and their new ensemble, Beyond Borders with special guests from around the globe. Their music is truly Beyond Borders, the title of their latest collaboration which cements their position as cultural ambassadors and proponents of a harmonious planet. read more


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