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New Exhibit: Treasures from the Jack Bradley Collection
24.10.2014 Beginning October 21, 2014, the Louis Armstrong House Museum's new exhibit "To Jack Bradley, the 'Greatest' Photo Taker": Treasures from Jack Bradley Collection takes center stage at the museum. This exhibit celebrates the legacy of Louis Armstrong through the private access that long-time friend and photographer Jack Bradley had of Satchmo on stage, back stage, on the road and at home. read more

Highlights In Jazz Announces Schedule For 43rd Season
24.10.2014 Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's Longest Running Jazz Concert Series Proudly Announces The Schedule For Its 43rd Season Featuring Four Concerts Celebrating Jazz Past, Present And Future At The Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough Of Manhattan Community College read more

Phil Bowler & Pocket Jungle CD Release at Zinc Bar
24.10.2014 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. In a career spanning almost 40 years, Bowler has played and recorded with Rahsaahn Roland Kirk, Max Roach, Jackie McLean, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Hilton Ruiz, Ralph Peterson Jr., Geri Allen, Mario Rivera, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison and many others. Bowler formed Pocket Jungle in the early 90's with younger players who were hungry to absorb his vision for a group that was always stretching, read more

Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Larry Del Casale at The Bean Runner Cafe (10/24) & Five Towns College (10/25)
23.10.2014 Carlos Barbosa-Lima & Larry Del Casale Appearing at The Bean Runner Cafe Friday, October 24th & Five Towns College Performing Arts Center Saturday, October 25th. Celebrating 11 years of performing as a duo, guitar virtuosos Carlos Barbosa Lima and Larry Del Casale have been hailed for going beyond the everyday classical guitar recital to bring their listeners into the swing of the Brazilian musical world. In 2013 Carlos Barbosa-Lima, along with Larry Del Casale and the Havana String Quartet, released "Beatlerianas" which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award that same year. read more

Larry Ridley Teaches Wes Montgomery Nov & Dec at Swing University
23.10.2014 Jazz at Lincoln Center Swing University Larry Ridley Teaches Wes Montgomery November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 2014 4 Monday Nights: November 10, 17, 24, and December 1 6:30-8:30pm Irene Diamond Education Center (IDEC) read more

Nicole Henry returns to Joe’s Pub, NYC
23.10.2014 Nicole Henry at Joe's Pub New York, NY Wednesday, November 12 - 7:30pm & 9:30pm Nicole Henry (vocals); Brandon McCune (Piano); Robert Jost (Upright Bass); Donald Edwards (Drums); Mike Moreno (Guitar) Since her debut in 2004, Nicole Henry has established herself as one of the jazz world's most acclaimed vocalists, read more

Diane Marino Appearing at Birdland
23.10.2014 When you combine an accomplished vocalist, pianist, and arranger all in one individual, you have the dynamic Diane Marino. Diane was born in Manhattan, NYC. She started her early piano training of classical studies and jazz improvisation from the age of 10. Diane graduated from NYC'S 'Famed' High School read more

blues and rock news

Universal To release Cream Vinyl Box Set
24.10.2014 According to a recent press release, Universal Music Enterprise is set to release a reissue vinyl box set of British rock supergroup Cream's entire music discography. The vinyl box set, which features four studio and two live albums, will be released on November 24th, 2014. read more

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

world music news

The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents Figelin!
24.10.2014 Figelin is an exciting new collaboration of three internationally acclaimed violinists. Deborah Strauss is a pioneering Yiddish performer and educator who has been at the forefront of the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene for more than 20 years. Vanessa Vromans is one of the most talented musicians of the new klezmer generation. Originally from Australia and now based in Berlin, she is admired both for her mastery of traditional klezmer style and for pushing its boundaries through improvisation and new compositions. read more

From Spain To New York
22.10.2014 2 Latin Jazz Groups, 1 Stage - From Spain To New York - Cantos de Ida y Vuelta - Friday, October 24, 8pm - Flushing Town Hall. "Cantos de Ida y Vuelta" are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, read more

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

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