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The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble & This Is Gary McFarland Film
07.07.2015 The Gary McFarland Legacy Project is dedicated to the preservation of the music of composer/arranger/vibraphonist Gary McFarland. McFarland was a significant force in the jazz world in the 1960s. He was considered an "adult prodigy" by former Downbeat magazine editor Gene Lees as Gary did not start any formal studies until he was in his late twenties. read more

Arbors Records Presents: Adrian Cunningham: CD Release at Kitano NYC July 8th
07.07.2015 Arbors Records Presents: Adrian Cunningham CD Release "AIN'T THAT RIGHT: the music of Neal Hefti" Venue: The Kitano New York 66 Park Ave, NYC Ph: 212-885-7119 Date: Wednesday, July 8th Time: 2 Shows. 8pm and 10pm. Adrian Cunningham: Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Flute, Vocals Alberto Pibiri: Piano George Delancey: Bass Chuck Redd: Drums read more

Sam Newsome & Henry Grimes at ABC No Rio COMA
07.07.2015 On Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM, soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome and legendary bassist Henry Grimes will perform together as a part of the weekly-improvised music series presented by ABC No Rio COMA, located at 156 Rivington Street (between Suffolk & Clinton Streets), two blocks below Houston St., Manhattan (NYC), read more

10th annual Dissident Arts Festival celebrates social change through creativity
06.07.2015 The Dissident Arts Festival, the annual gathering of revolutionary creativity, will fete its 10th anniversary with a special weekend-long "2 nites/2 sites" edition. The event takes place on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) and ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), respectively. read more

Steve Johns “Family” CD Release Fri, July 10th at Trumpets
06.07.2015 Steve Johns "Family" CD Release Friday, July 10th at Trumpets Shows at 8 pm & 10 pm Steve Johns-drums Mike Lee-saxophones Daryl Johns-bass Bob DeVos-guitar Trumpets 6 Depot Square Montclair, NJ 07042 (973) 744-2600 Upcoming Live Appearances 08/13/15 Johns FAMILY CD release event @ Birdland 6:00pm Manhattan, NY Artist: STEVE JOHNS Title: FAMILY Label: STRIKEZONE RECORDS 8811 Artist Website: Release Date: MAY 5, 2015 UP Code: 888295228718 Track listing, track times 1. Sleepwalk (Johns) w/Dave Stryker 6:51 2. So You Say (Holmes) w/Bob DeVos 6:39 3. Shadowboxing (Stryker) w/Dave Stryker 7:26 4. Bogie And Bacall (Johns) w/Dave Stryker 7:17 5. Came To Believe (Stryker) w/Dave Stryker 6:21 6. Mixing (Moreira) w/Dave Stryker 4:37 7. DKJ (Johns) w/Bob DeVos 6:55 8. Shell Game (DeVos) w/Bob DeVos 6:48 9. Chunk (Johns/Holmes) w/ Bob DeVos 3:28 read more

Richard Malavet's Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra
06.07.2015 Richard Malavet all new show Very Good Years: The Intimate Sinatra "... like Billy Eckstine and Sinatra, Malavet is a first-rate interpreter of the Great American songbook." Metropolitan Room Friday's: July 10, 24 & August 28 Thursday, August 27 All shows at 7:00 PM read more

Bassist Calls for Equal Credits on Apple Music (and Beyond)
06.07.2015 "We want to know who's playing the music we're hearing, who produced it, who arranged it, where it was recorded and by whom, " reads the MoveOn petition page for 'Show the Album Credits on Apple Music!' Bassist Jon Burr launched the campaign yesterday (July 5), following the explosive launch week of Apple Music, which garnered many positive reviews, particularly around the service's free Beats 1 international radio station. read more

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Maria Muldaurs's Acclaimed Debut Album On 200g Vinyl
07.07.2015 Exhibit Records will release Maria Muldaur's critically acclaimed first solo recording on 200g vinyl. Muldaur's compelling debut features savvy studio vets, talented guests, strong tunes and Muldaur's best-known single "Midnight at the Oasis, " a flirty invitation to forbidden pleasure, set in an Arabian Nights desert that falls somewhere between jazz and pop. read more

New CD From British Blues Godfather John Mayall
04.07.2015 Forty Below Records announces a September 4th release date for Find a Way to Care, the new CD from legendary blues musician John Mayall, distributed by Sony/RED. Forty Below Records will also release a special vinyl LP version of the new album in the fall. read more

Stevie Hawkins Releases New Two-Song Soul/R&B/Blues Single On Emphasis
02.07.2015 As an artist who we have come to know for expecting the unexpected, Stevie Hawkins remains true to form with his new two-song single release, rendering a passionate modern Soul - R&B music ballad, then entertaining us with a rousing Big Band blues arrangement. Yet, both songs are readily identifiable by Hawkins' signature voice. read more

Come Celebrate 100 Years Of Willie Dixon
01.07.2015 July 1, 2015 would have been Willie's 100th birthday. To honor this brilliant songwriter, producer, musician, and to celebrate his life and accomplishments, Blues Heaven Foundation is holding a free concert featuring Chicago's phenomenal blues guitarist, Melvin Taylor & the Taylor Made Band. read more

world music news

Nepal Relief Concert July 19 NYC
06.07.2015 Nepal Relief Concert - Friends of Jazzmandu Please join us for an evening of music to benefit the relief efforts in Nepal - all proceeds will be donated to Handicap International and UNICEF! SUNDAY, July 19 @ Le Poisson Rouge read more

Award-winning Canadian World/jazz/folk/fusion Electric Violinist And Bandmates Announce Their Latest CD Release
06.07.2015 The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are excited to announce the release of their long awaited CD project, New World, today (June 29th, 2015) with its street release planned for September 7, 2015. Online link: read more

Award-winning Canadian world/jazz/folk/fusion electric violinist and band-mates release new CD
30.06.2015 The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are excited to announce the release of their long awaited CD project, New World, today (June 29th, 2015) with its street release planned for September 7, 2015. read more

New Book: From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta
26.06.2015 From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta How West African Standards of Aesthetics Shaped the Music of the Delta Blues (Revised First Edition) By Pascal Bokar Thiam, Ed.D. The Music is so varied that we still have no real idea what African music is. I do know this, though: When an African touches an instrument, whether that African is an extension like Louis Armstrong or a master healer from Morocco or Mississippi, that instrument becomes an African instrument. read more

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