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A Jazz Master Frank Foster An Autobiography
22.11.2014 Frank introduced me to a new world all over the world. He was and is the greatest love of my life…my gentle giant. -Cecilia Foster Frank Foster…a beautiful multi-talented man who made this world a better place. He was a wonderful saxophonist, a great composer and arranger, a teacher and a bandleader. read more

Marcus Roberts + Big Band The Modern Jazz Generation Play NYC 5 Nights Jan. 7-11
22.11.2014 Genius pianist Marcus Roberts just announced tour dates for the first half of 2015. Roberts will bring his new 12-piece band, The Modern Jazz Generation - with whom he recently released a double LP called "Romance, Swing and the Blues' - to Jazz at Lincoln Center for a 5-night residency in January. The spring tour includes solo dates in Los Angeles and San Francisco and trio shows across the USA and Canada. read more

Akira Sakata & Bill Laswell - Two Releases Out on MOD in December.
21.11.2014 M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES TO RELEASE MUSIC BY AKIRA SAKATA & BILL LASWELL IN DECEMBER AS PART OF THE INCUNABULA DIGITAL SERIES. AKIRA SAKATA WITH BILL LASWELL, PETE COSEY, HAMID DRAKE - KAIGARABUSHI - BILL LASWELL REMIX. AVAILABLE ONLINE ON DECEMBER 2, 2014 AND VIA WWW.MOD-TECHNOLOGIES.COM read more

2nd Edition Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce
21.11.2014 Rat Race Blues: The Musical Life of Gigi Gryce by Noal Cohen & Michael Fitzgerald. Gigi Gryce was a saxophonist and composer who worked with some of the best-known names in jazz during the 1950s, including Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Max Roach. His many compositions remain a part of the jazz repertoire today. read more

Judi Silvano “My Dance” CD Release Show with Mike Abene
21.11.2014 Judi Silvano "My Dance" CD Release Show with Mike Abene - Thursday, February 26th, Jazz At Kitano - New York, 66 Park Ave. at East 38th St. New York, NY 10016. Upcoming Appearances NEW CD Upcoming Live Appearances: Tue, Dec 2 The "Jazz Soup Be Careful Contents May Be Hot!" Series presents Jazz Soup for the Holidays Judi Silvano + vocalists read more

The 2014 British Jazz Awards: The Results
21.11.2014 The Winners of the 28th British Jazz Awards are announced today across the 12 solo instrument categories, two sections for bands and two trade awards to record companies. Known as the Jazz Oscars, The British Jazz Awards have been presented every year since 1987 and have long been established as the most important jazz awards in this country. read more

Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle CD Release Tonight @ Zinc Bar 7-9:00 pm
20.11.2014 Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle Celebrate The Release Of Their New Zoho Music CD With Two Sets Of Music Tonight at Zinc Bar - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 7:00-9:00 pm, doors @ 6:30 pm. Zinc Bar: 82 West 3rd Street (between Sullivan and Thompson) NYC 10012. Featuring Phil Bowler: acoustic bass, William "Beaver" Bausch: drumset, Paul Carlon: tenor saxophone, Scott Latzky: drumset & tabla drums, Pete Smith: guitar & nine-string guitar Journeyman bassist Phil Bowler brings his band to the Zinc Bar for the first time to celebrate a new Pocket Jungle release after a long time out. read more

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Coco Montoya at the Huntington Beach Library Theater November 22
19.11.2014 It's going to be an exciting night in Huntington Beach. Coco Montoya, one of the most respected and renowned guitar players in the Music Industry is headlining and playing in Huntington Beach for the first time. Diane & The Deductibles, Huntington Beach's own Rock 'n Blues Band is opening up and bringing their A Game for this celebrity filled VIP party culminating in a Birthday Extravaganza. read more

Duffy Kane Touring SC Supporting New Release Dead Man Walkin'
15.11.2014 Hailing from West Virginia, Duffy Kane is an All-American country blues-rock artist who can play the heck out of a guitar! No newcomer to the stage, Duffy has been known to keep up a grueling 250 nights-a-year touring schedule while playing festivals and sharing stages with blues greats such as Johnny Winter, Big Jack Johnson, Tino Gonzales, Debbie Davies and The Nighthawks. read more

Sputnikmusic Streams Opus Of A Machine’s Debut “Simulacra”
14.11.2014 Australian progressive alternative rock purveyors, Opus of a Machine are set to release their debut album "Simulacra" on November 16th. The record is available for streaming in entirety on Sputnikmusic. Upon their inception in 2013, Opus of a Machine has been stripping away the macho pretence of modern metal unlike any other band today. Their debut, "Simulacra" is fast, energetic, expressive and emotive. An explosion of high-energy heavy rock and colourful, progressive elements that infers little of the current paradigm of heavy music today. read more

Hall of Famer Gretchen Peters Releases 'Blackbirds' Feb. 10
08.11.2014 Fresh off her induction into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gretchen Peters has confirmed the Feb 10 release of her new album 'Blackbirds.' Co-produced with Doug Lancio and Barry Walsh and recorded in Nashville, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Will Kimbrough, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss and more. read more

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The New York Klezmer Series Presents: KlezBard Cabaret with Psoy Korolenko
18.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents KlezBard Cabaret - with Psoy Korolenko and special guests: Jake Shulman-Ment - violin, Eleonore Weill - flutes, and Aaron Alexander - drums. Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:30pm, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023). Klezmer Instrumental Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Tanthoyz begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow. Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson). All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session) read more

Red Baraat To Release New Album 'gaadi Of Truth'
16.11.2014 On January 20, Red Baraat will release 'Gaadi of Truth' (Sinj Records), an explosive new album that expands their singular sound, merging North Indian bhangra rhythms, jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop, with new elements of South Asian Qawwali traditions, Cumbia grooves, electronic music, and more. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog premiered the album's title track, "Gaadi of Truth, " calling it a "boldly infectious polyrhythmic jam." read more

Susana Baca Meets Berklee
11.11.2014 Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series continues with Susana Baca Meets Berklee. Baca, a Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Peruvian vocalist who is the former cultural minister of Peru as well as its first black cabinet member, joins a 30-piece band composed of Berklee students on November 13 at the Berklee Performance Center. The unique performance features students' original arrangements of her music. The student band includes seven students hailing from Baca's native Peru. read more

The New York Klezmer Series Presents: Mitzva Tantz!
07.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents Mitzva Tantz! The band is: Binyomin Ginzberg – free reeds, Boris Corchesco – violin, Avi Fox-Rosen – acoustic guitar, Ari Folman-Cohen – upright bass. Nov. 11, 2014 at 7:30pm Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023 read more


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