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Bebel Gilberto Signs To Sony Music Masterworks/Portrait
20.04.2014 Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has signed with Sony Music Masterworks' imprint Portrait Records. The label will release her new album Tudo! on July 29, 2014, coinciding with an international tour. read more

Halie Loren feat. Mads Tolling at Yoshi's San Francisco
19.04.2014 Halie Loren feat. Mads Tolling will perform at Yoshi's San Francisco Sun May 4th 7pm. Vocalist Halie Loren has a possesses a unique story as well, the artistic product of growing up in a remote Alaskan town called Sitka, and having better access as a child to a collection jazz records than she did pop music on the radio. Interestingly, Halie has also become a musical celebrity of sorts in Japan the past few years. read more

50 Years Ago: Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello, Dolly!” Knocks the Beatles off Billboard’s #1
19.04.2014 On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved film musical Hello, Dolly! in honor of Ambassador Satch knocking the Fab Four off Billboards' #1 spot at the height of Beatlemania. read more

Bassist Mark Egan Releases "About Now" on Wavetone
18.04.2014 Bassist-Composer Mark Egan Showcase his Fretless Voice on About Now New Wavetone release reunites bassist with colleagues Danny Gottlieb and Mitch Forman. Over the past 30 years, Mark Egan's ability to groove, perfectly complement the music in any situation and solo expressively has made him one of the most in-demand bass players on the international music scene. read more

Eddie Allen New CD “Push” + Live Appearance
17.04.2014 Eddie Allen & PUSH Saturday, May 3rd 5 - 6:30pm. Jazz Vespers St. Albans Congregational Church 172-17 Linden Blvd. St. Albans NY 11434 Featuring Eddie Allen - trumpet Kenny Davis - acoustic bass EJ Strickland - drums Misha Tsiganov - keyboard Tadataka Unno - piano Mark Williams - trombone tba - tenor sax read more

Gigi Brooks Introduces Pilz4Jazz In An Exclusive NYC Event
17.04.2014 Gigi Brooks of Jazz Times Presents An Exclusive New York City Jazz Event Introducing PILZ4JAZZ - A Tribute To The Jazz Masters. April 26th at 8 p.m. & April 27th at 1:30 p.m., 2014. Jazz radio personality and Jazz Times columnist, Gigi Brooks of the highly acclaimed jazz radio programs, "GG's Steamin' Greens" and "GG's Jazz Greats and Legends" series, is proud to introduce the jazz group PILZ4JAZZ. read more

Inaugural Jazz 'N' Blue Festival Benefits Autism Speaks!
17.04.2014 The 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival Presented by Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions on Saturday, August 16 at 4pm is an annual concert featuring local, regional, national, or international contemporary jazz acts performing at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. The festival has two main goals: read more

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The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten Songs, By Greil Marcus
20.04.2014 On September 2, 2014 Yale University Press will proudly publish The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus. This is the first time that Yale University Press will publish Mr. Marcus, who is widely heralded as one of our premier critics on music and culture. read more Premieres Full Album Stream Of Keb'Mo's New LP
19.04.2014 USA just premiered a full album stream of Keb' Mo's new album 'BLUESAmericana' one week ahead of it's April 22 release (Kind of Blue Music). USA Today said 'BLUESAmericana' is "an album full of secret history, " revealing how Keb' collaborated with Ernest "Rip" Patton - one of the original Freedom Riders- on "Somebody Hurt You, " and how a chance meeting with Jim Weatherly ("Midnight Train to Georgia") at Nashville's Bluebird Café lead to a writing collaboration on "Do It Right." read more

Shari Puorto Band Tour April/May 2014
19.04.2014 Little Lightning Productions and Road Dawg Touring is proud to announce The Shari Puorto Band tour late April into early May 2014. The band is hitting the road and touring from Socorro New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and various cities throughout Colorado. See tour schedule below. read more

Blues~n~Groove Weekend at Mount Dora, Florida May 16-18, 2014
17.04.2014 Blues Music Awards nominee Ana Popovic is but one of several critically acclaimed artists appearing at the sixth annual Mount Dora Blues~n~Groove Weekend. The three-day music festival will feature the Pat Travers Band, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Selwyn Birchwood and Big Bill Morganfield as headliners throughout the weekend, May 16-18. Popovic is nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year as part of the 35th annual Blues Music Awards. It is her fifth nomination by The Blues Foundation. The awards are presented May 8 in Memphis, TN. Currently touring with an all-star lineup as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour '14, Popovic will be the Saturday headliner May 17 in Mount Dora. read more

world music news

Nuevo Flamenco Virtuoso Jesse Cook Brings US Tour To New York
16.04.2014 Jesse Cook and his band brings his 15 city U.S. tour to New York City's Town Hall this Friday, April 18 at 8pm. Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster. Jesse's public television special Live At Bathurst Street Theatre was broadcast recently on PBS stations around the country including WLIW in New York. Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work. read more

Music entertainment for Chinese Tourists
15.04.2014 Local Sydney band, Viva the band is gearing up for an influx of Chinese tourists in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is rapidly becoming a favoured destination for Chinese tourists in Australia. In January the state-run China Daily said Chinese travellers spent $US102 billion overseas in 2012, making them the world's biggest spenders. It appears very beneficial for local bands to develop a suitable repertoire of music to cater for this influx of tourists. read more

Placido Domingo Awarded Honorary Doctorate By Berklee College of Music
08.04.2014 Renowned tenor and international conductor Placido Domingo was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music at its campus in Valencia, Spain on Friday. The event took place at the Teatro Martín i Soler of the Palau de les Arts and was attended by local government officials and dignitaries and Berklee's Valencia campus leadership. The ceremony, led by Guillermo Cisneros, Berklee vice president for global initiatives, featured Berklee students and Victor Mendoza, contemporary performance program director, performing in honor of Domingo. The performance also featured a collaboration with students from the Placido Domingo Advanced Center, also housed at the Palau de les Arts. read more

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Gives New Life To The UNESCO Collection Of Traditional Music
29.03.2014 The 'UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, ' a pioneering effort for more than five decades to make the world's musical heritage more widely known and appreciated, takes on new life with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releasing of more than 100 albums spanning more than 70 nations. This project will for the first time make these recordings, including 12 previously unreleased albums, available on CD, digital download, streaming services, and library subscription. read more

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