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May 29: Tessa Souter w/ Alan Broadbent and Yasushi Nakamura
26.05.2015 WHEN Friday, May 29. Sets at 7pm and 9pm WHERE Cafe Noctambulo at Pangea Restaurant and Bar / 178 2nd Ave, NYC, 10003. Tel: 212-995-0900 http://www.cafenoctambulo.com/ WHO Tessa Souter (vocals), Alan Broadbent (piano) and Yasushi Nakamura (bass) read more

Musicians Join Together To Honor Lew Soloff
26.05.2015 A prestigious group of the jazz world's finest players will pay tribute to their colleague, legendary trumpet player Lew Soloff (Feb. 20, 1944-Mar 8, 2015) on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John C. Borden Auditorium, located at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). This event is free to the public and begins at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15pm. MSM and the Borden Auditorium are located at 120 Claremont Avenue (entrance on West 122nd Street, just steps West of Broadway), New York, New York 10027. read more

Steve Johns “Family” CD Release Thurs, May 28th Jazz At Kitano
26.05.2015 Steve Johns "Family" CD Release Thurs, May 28th Jazz At Kitano Shows at 8 pm & 10 pm Steve Johns-drums Debbie Keefe Johns-saxophones Daryl Johns-bass Dave Stryker-guitar Bob DeVos-guitar read more

Earth Tones - Dave Turner
26.05.2015 A prominent figure in the Montreal jazz scene for the past thirty years, Dave Turner returns from a self-imposed sabbatical with his tenth album, "Earth Tones". Magnificently recorded by CLaire Lawrence, this cd features Dave Turner's exploration of the baritone saxophone, an exceptional treat for jazz lovers. This latest opus features 5 original compositions penned by Dave Turner, along with 2 lesser known standards of the jazz repertoire, Duke Ellington's "The Feeling of Jazz" and E.C. Redding's "The End OF A Love Affair". read more

Guitarist Albare Returns to Boston area Wednesday, June 3, 2015
25.05.2015 Moroccan-born guitarist Albert Dadon, known as Albare returns to the Boston area with a fine new CD titled Only Human. He will perform with an all-star band at the Regattabar on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm. The Regattabar is located in the beautiful Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. read more

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
25.05.2015 Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. read more

Halie Loren - 'Butterfly Blue'
24.05.2015 The butterfly has long been a powerful symbol of rebirth. The lowly caterpillar's emergence from its cocoon into a thing of beauty in flight is a vivid embodiment of transformation and self-realization. The title of Butterfly Blue, the stunning and soulful new album by vocalist Halie Loren, evokes those poetic images, but tinged with a sense of bittersweet melancholy. read more

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Steve Rowe will be celebrating this summer with the release of an Anthology CD
26.05.2015 Steve Rowe launches his Re-Mastered Anthology CD – The Urban Bluesman May 28th, 2015 Steve Rowe will be celebrating this summer with the release of an Anthology CD of his favorite songs entitled "The Urban Bluesman". Mastering Artist Andrew Heermans of Polywog Recording Studio in NYC read more

Josh Abbott Band Kicks Off Biggest Tour Ever, Hitting 24 States
23.05.2015 Josh Abbott Band kicks off their biggest tour to date this summer, performing in 24 states where they'll headline their own bills, support artists including Lee Brice, Sara Evans and Toby Keith and perform in 11 markets they've never before played in. Pairing "deft melodies (Billboard)" with raucous fiddle and banjo, read more

Amy Helm Releases Debut Solo LP 'Didn't It Rain'
23.05.2015 Amy Helm releases debut solo LP 'Didn't It Rain' July 24 on eOne Music 'Didn't It Rain' features some of the final recordings of Amy Helm's father, Levon Helm (late drummer of The Band) and was recorded in "The Barn" (Levon Helm Studios) that has long hosted his Midnight Rambles in Woodstock, NY read more

Keb’ Mo’ Comments On Passing Of Close Friend And Music Mentor, B.B. King
19.05.2015 Modern day blues artist, Keb' Mo', has released a statement regarding the passing of his longtime friend and American blues icon, B.B. King. Keb' Mo' stated, "B.B. was not only the king of Blues; he was a real king, a gracious man and leader. No one will ever replace him." read more

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Makala Cheung Releases - A Little Deeper
24.05.2015 A Little Deeper is a departure from previous singles, with its haunting piano, dark lyrics and offbeat rhythm. This is the third release from Makala Cheung's upcoming album Moon, and is an unexpected twist from the Bristol (UK) read more

Gil Hockman - European Tour Spring 2015.
23.05.2015 Gil Hockman will be touring europe from May 23 to August 7 2015 crossing Germany, France, and the Netherlands! Gil Hockman is a singer-songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa, and divides his time between his home and Berlin. His style is a mix of folk, indie and electronica and his songs are mostly about his life and relationships. In April 2014 Gil released his third album, Dolorous, on which his sound expanded from simple vocals and guitar to a larger production. read more

June 6: Student Ghita to Open for Maroon 5 at Morocco's Festival Mawazine
20.05.2015 Pop artist Ghita, a Berklee College of Music student from Casablanca, Morocco, will open for superstars Maroon 5 at the 14th annual Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, on Saturday, June 6. The concert is on the closing night of the nine-day festival that has drawn one million people in past years. read more

An Eclectic Mix Of Musicians Take Home Coveted ZMR Awards
17.05.2015 The vibrant city of New Orleans set an exciting backdrop for the 11th Annual Zone Music Awards (ZMR) Show and Concert on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Joy Theater. New Orleans-based ZMR owners Daryl Portier and Ben Dugas welcomed an eclectic array of musicians and fans traveled from as far as Norway, South Africa and India to attend the weekend-long events read more


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