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Jazz At The Maverick: The Anthony Wilson Guitar Quartet
21.08.2014 Maverick Concerts announces a concert by the Anthony Wilson Guitar Quartet on Saturday, August 30, at 8 pm at the Maverick Concert Hall, 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock. The concert is the last in this season's Jazz at the Maverick series. read more

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem September 2014 Events
21.08.2014 National Jazz Museum in Harlem September 2014 Events Jazz For Curious Listeners The Strangeness of Bebo's Century Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014, 7:00 pm Maysles Cinema read more

Bernie Williams and His Allstar Band Appearing at Paramount Hudson Valley Fri. Aug. 22nd 8PM
21.08.2014 Throughout Williams' years with The Yankees, his passion for music never waned, and the sound of a guitar would often be heard emanating from the clubhouse or during team flights. Whether acoustic or electric, a guitar was a constant presence in the star's locker or equipment bag, and it was no surprise in 2003 when he demonstrated how serious his musical pursuit was with the release of his first album, read more

South Florida Celebrates Charlie Parker
21.08.2014 Jazzonian proudly presents the 3rd Annual Celebrating Charlie Parker Festival, Monday, August 25th, 7 PM, at the Bienes Center for the Arts at St. Thomas Aquinas, 2801 SW 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312. read more

“Who is 'Sweet' Sue Terry?”
20.08.2014 "I'll Take Female Saxophonists for 600, Alex." She's been described as "formidable" (Ray Barretto), "remarkable" (National Public Radio), a "saxophone master" (Dr. Billy Taylor), "simply extraordinary" (Die Wahrheit, Berlin, Germany), and a "superwoman of jazz" (Hartford Courant). read more

The Smooth Jazz Cruise Is The Greatest Party at Sea
20.08.2014 The Smooth Jazz Cruise has been the most successful and heralded music cruise in the world since its inception in 2004. With 17 sold-out sailings and the most amazing lineups ever offered, our Guests have renamed the cruise ... simply, The Greatest Party at Sea. As one Guest so aptly put it, we call it The Greatest Party at Sea because that is what it is. read more

Nicole Henry releases her new single and debut music video for “At This Moment”
20.08.2014 Award winning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry records iconic 1980's single "At This Moment" Following up on her 2013 Centric Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance, " Nicole Henry, one of today's most acclaimed female vocalists, releases her new single "At This Moment", digitally on August 5, 2013 on Banister Records and distributed by Entertainment One. read more

blues and rock news

A mix of Chicago and delta style blues played live
19.08.2014 Richy Kicklighter's Living Room Jams is volume one in a series of live recordings meant to capture the art and magic of live playing. When the musical picture is getting painted and improvisation is moment to moment, there is a purity. read more

Maxx Gallo built home for Okinawan Blues
18.08.2014 Maxx Gallo is a professional drummer and the force behind his name-sake live house. If it's the weekend on Okinawa and you are looking for live music, you may be hard pressed to find something good going on. It's a rare occasion that stellar bands and musicians come to Okinawa to perform read more

Debut Album From Shaman Spirits Launches August 2014
12.08.2014 ...we are infants is the new album from Shaman Spirits, the side project of long-time Dr Feelgood drummer Kevin Morris. Featuring a stellar line-up of gifted musicians, including current Eric Clapton bassist Dave Bronze, harmonica virtuoso Mark Feltham and former Dr Feelgood guitarist Gordon Russell. The line-up is completed by Graeme Turner on saxophone, the Oysterband's drummer Dil Davies and vocalist Richard Watts, reminiscent of a young and soulful Paul Rogers. read more

Indie Sensation Kelley Hunt to Perform at the UCO Jazz Lab
11.08.2014 The University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab will host indie sensation Kelley Hunt as she performs music from her new album "The Beautiful Bones" at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond. A singer-songwriter, keyboardist and guitarist, Hunt has toured nationally and internationally, selling more than 150, 000 albums along the way. read more

world music news

One-man Modern Folk Band Brings His Music Stateside, Jan 2015
16.08.2014 Jeremy Loops - a South African born modern folk artist - will bring his music stateside with a U.S. tour this fall and the January 2015 U.S. release of his debut album 'Trading Change.' With the help of his signature looper pedal, which allows him to layer multiple instruments and melodies in real time as he performs, Jeremy becomes a "one man folk band, " blending urban inspired rhythms with lilting folk. read more

Seddik Zebiri, Seeds of Creation At London African Music Festival
16.08.2014 Algerian singer and his group "Seeds of Creation" will participate alongside about fifty African groups in the 12th London African Music Festival which will take place from 19 to 28 September, said the event's organizers. read more

Geni Skendo Releases Exciting New CD, "Acoustic Cowboy"
04.08.2014 After a successful performing career in his native Albania, Geni moved to the US in 2003 to raise his jazz playing to a higher level. His studies at the Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory (MM) led to a deep, ongoing involvement with the Boston music scene. read more

Guitarist-Singer Nadaka And Gopika Create Fresh And Different Music
30.07.2014 Nadaka & Gopika, on the new album Surya Chants of Light, create their own unique world-fusion music by mixing traditionally-sung vedic mantras with the sounds of a specially-designed guitar from India. UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2003 officially proclaimed the tradition of vedic chanting "a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity." What makes Surya Chants of Light unusual in today's music marketplace is that these classic, traditional mantras are carefully sung in the original sanskrit, read more

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