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Polish jazz and experimental music fest visits İstanbul
20.10.2014 This week, İstanbul is home to JEMP, a critically acclaimed festival called "Jazz and Experimental Music from Poland, " as part of the 2014 cultural program celebrating 600 years of Polish-Turkish diplomatic ties. read more

Tony Adamo Miles of Blu New Review
20.10.2014 Hip spoken word master Tony Adamo has received much praise for his work, and rightly so. Ben Cisco's World of Music Tony Adamo Devon Jackson of Entertainment Weekly noted, "Tony Adamo seems to have become the undisputed heavyweight historian and champion of all things jazzy and funky." And from Scott Yanow, author of The Jazz Singers: "It quickly becomes apparent that in the gray area between jazz, R&B and soul, Tony Adamo is one of the top voices." When I first heard Tony's 2013 album Miles of Blu it reminded me (as it did a few others) of Jack Kerouac, read more

Manhattan Transfer Singer, Founder Dies At 72
18.10.2014 Tim Hauser, the founder and singer of the Grammy-winning vocal troupe The Manhattan Transfer, died Thursday from cardiac arrest, band representative JoAnn Geffen said Friday. He was 72. read more

Memorial for Little Jimmy Scott
18.10.2014 Dear Friends and Supporters; We are honored to share with you our celebration of the life of Little Jimmy Scott, American Jazz singer, NEA Jazz Master, recording artist, former lead singer for the Lionel Hampton band, recipient of the Kennedy Center's "Jazz in our Time" Living Legend Award and Lifetime Achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America. read more

MSM Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Bobby Sanabria perform a Pre-Halloween Concert Mash
18.10.2014 The multi-Grammy nominated MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA, under the direction of seven-time Grammy nominee BOBBY SANABRIA will perform a Pre-Halloween Concert Mash on Thursday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the School's Borden Auditorium. read more

Juilliard Jazz Presents "The Real Bebop"
18.10.2014 Juilliard Jazz presents The Real Bebop featuring Juilliard Jazz Ensembles on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. in Paul Hall (155 West 65th Street, NYC). Trumpeter Jon Faddis is guest coach; Elio Villafranca and Frank Kimbrough are faculty coaches. Extremely limited free tickets are available at read more

Award-winning jazz musicians join Lorna Reid at Paisley Arts Centre
18.10.2014 Heralded as 'one of Scotland's most talented singer-songwriters', Edinburgh-born vocalist Lorna Reid makes a welcome return to Paisley Arts Centre, with her top-flight band of musicians. The performance features classic jazz and blues, plus songs from Lorna's acclaimed new album Falling Like Dew. Her work has been featured on national radio, at UK festivals, theatre and performed at top London jazz clubs. read more

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Jerry Garcia's Artwork Now Being Celebrated In Art Museum In France
19.10.2014 The is honored to announce that for the very first time, the multi-talented Jerry Garcia will have his artwork on public display in a museum setting. Jerry's daughter, Keelin Garcia, and his wife, Manasha, donated several pieces of the late virtuoso's artwork recently to the Centre National d'art Contemporain Le Magasin located in Grenoble, read more

Siouxsie & The Banshees: The Final Three Studio Albums
19.10.2014 Siouxsie & The Banshees reissue their last three studio albums, all as remastered packages with bonus tracks. Peepshow, Superstition and The Rapture will be released on October 28, 2014, on Geffen/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). These releases cover a period of the band during a time of bold experimentation read more

Prog Sphere Releases First Physical Compilation and Details Many Upcoming Projects
15.10.2014 Prog Sphere is proud to announce to the world of progressive rock that their newest release - Progstravaganza: Beyond Frontiers is now out and in stores. This long-awaited album is the culmination of months of hard work on the part of Prog Sphere and the many bands involved. Beyond Frontiers breaks new ground for Prog Sphere as it is the first in their long series of compilations to be released as a physical CD. Naturally, it is also available for purchase at Prog Sphere's Progify store and at Prog Sphere's Bandcamp page. read more

Doug Briney Embraces His Roots At Traditional Country Music Fall Festival
12.10.2014 MTS Management Group is happy to announce Doug Briney will be performing at the Traditional Country Music Fall Festival in Lebanon, TN. The free event is being held on October 25, 2014 at Smitty's Bar and Grill on the Hill, located at 1960 Murfreesboro Rd. in Lebanon, TN. The festival begins at 12 noon, and it includes performances by Mark Brine, Brad Howard, Hershel Butts, read more

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The New York Klezmer Series at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue NYC
14.10.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Tues, Oct. 14th 7:30pm at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. The Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell Duo. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St., NY NY 10023). Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances range from klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation to interpretations of Romantic-era composers and more. Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Michael Winograd) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, read more

Norwegian Healing Duo Halonen & Syversen Building Bridge To Heavens
09.10.2014 Best-selling Norwegian new age music keyboardist Tron Syversen has teamed with wordless vocalist Runar Halonen to create the powerful and therapeutic recording, Voices From Heaven, a masterpiece of ambient and improvisational sound healing. Syversen has created more than a dozen albums that have led him to the forefront of the new age music field. His music serves as a sanctuary for relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being. He is known for making music that is healing, meditative, healthful, stress-reducing and peaceful. read more

Megan Chaskey Modernizes Old-Style Chanting From India
09.10.2014 Megan Chaskey would like to take you to the "higher realms" with the music on her fourth album, Naam Radiance, which features her chanting and singing traditional Sanskrit lyrics to melodies she mostly composed with backing from top musicians. She not only is a vocalist-composer and a flutist, but also a Naam Yoga Therapies teacher, a published poet, a spiritual coach, a Harmonyum Healing practitioner, and a Universal Kabbalist. read more

"All India Permit" - New Project From Alex Pinto
08.10.2014 Calarts Grad Alex Pinto has been busy since the release of his highly praised debut album Inner State (Pursuance Records) in 2011. The guitarist launched SF Offside, a Bay Area jazz and creative music festival, with music curator Laura Maguire in 2012. He was an active presence in the bustling Bay Area indie scene, collaborating with animator Jeremy Rourke, while also holding down bass and/or guitar duties in Magic Fight, Petejota and The Lawlands. read more

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