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Jane Ira Bloom Ballads & Beyond Live at The Falcon Thurs, July 2 8 pm
30.06.2015 Jane Ira Bloom Ballads & Beyond Jane Ira Bloom soprano saxophone Dominic Fallacaro piano Cameron Brown bass Lou Grassi drums Thurs, July 2 8 pm Opener: The Out of Towners 7pm read more

Out Today! Praxis & Barton Rage Releases on M.O.D. Technologies
30.06.2015 M.O.D. TECHNOLOGIES ADDS TWO ALBUMS TO ITS INCUNABULA DIGITAL SERIES BY PRAXIS & Barton Rage / Bill Laswell . PRAXIS Sound Virus Buckethead | Bill Laswell | Brain with John Zorn, Mick Harris, Yamatsuka Eye AVAILABLE JUNE 30, 2015 AS HI-RES DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLINE AND VIA WWW.MOD-TECHNOLOGIES.COM read more

Dheepa Chari Appearing at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
30.06.2015 Dheepa Chari Appearing at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 Thursday, August 6th 7pm. 185 Orchard St. New York, NY, 10002. Dheepa Chari Will Be Performing Music From her New CD. Dheepa Chari "Patchwork" Dheepa Chari-Vocals, Lars Potteiger-Piano, Rhodes, Mellotron, Celeste, Dan Asher- Upright and Electric Bass, Mike DiRubbo-Soprano and Alto Sax, Daniil Davydoff-Violin, Vin Scialla-Drums, Percussion (Self Produced) Street Date August 7, 2015 With Patchwork, the new CD by Dheepa Chari, the outstanding New York City-based vocalist has taken a giant step into the forefront of contemporary jazz singers. read more

Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts Tuesday, June 30th at the Jazz Standard
29.06.2015 Matt Wilson's Arts and Crafts Tuesday, June 30th 7:30 and 9:30pm at the Jazz Standard featuring: Terell Stafford- trumpet Gary Versace- piano, organ and accordion Martin Wind- bass Matt Wilson- drums read more

JAZZ at Turning Point-Monday Session and upcoming Concerts- updates
29.06.2015 JAZZ at the Turning Point Café Piermont, N.Y. Within minutes of NYC, NJ, Westchester, CT, Orange & Rockland TPC JAZZ series began Oct 2007. Our 8th Jazz Season read more

Scott Henderson Live 2016 dates and the new album
28.06.2015 Scott Henderson's brand new studio album "Vibe Station". Scott Henderson's impressive work over the years as co-leader of the group TRIBAL TECH, leader of his own ground breaking trio, and sideman to some of the best jazz artists of their generation, including the great Joe Zawinul, has elevated him to the front ranks of both Jazz and Blues. Besides being a world class player and premier composer, Scott's trademark is his beautiful tone and striking ability to blend Blues, Rock, Funk, and Jazz, creating a soulful and unique voice on the guitar. read more

Steven Davis Releases His First Big Band Album "What Happened To Romance"
28.06.2015 The promise and thrill of romance brought a Los Angeles crowd and industry types out en masse last Friday night (June 19), packing trendy Molly Malone's Irish Pub for a set by jazz crooner Steven Davis during which he previewed songs from "What Happened To Romance, " the vocalist's first big band foray that was released Tuesday (June 23) by First Second Records. read more

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James Cotton receives the B.B. King Award
28.06.2015 The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is delighted to present the B.B. King Award to James Cotton for his extraordinary contribution to the blues. The Award will be presented to him by Alain Simard, president and founder of the Festival, and André Ménard, artistic director and co-founder, tonight, during the artist's concert in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts, part of the Événements spéciaux TD series. read more

Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Make Up For 'Lost Time' On New Album
27.06.2015 "Lost time is not found again." This ancient idiom is at the heart of brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin's long, tumultuous relationship. However, in Dave's own words, "Sometimes Fate, or God or the Universe, gives you a rare chance to prove an old saying is wrong." The brothers' new album, appropriately titled 'Lost Time' (September 18/Yep Roc Records), does just that. read more

The Nightowls Release 'Fame Sessions' (Sept 4th/ Super Sonic Sounds)
27.06.2015 Last year, the Austin-based, 10-piece band The Nightowls packed up their van and drove 1, 390 miles from Austin to Muscle Shoals, AL to record their new album at the iconic FAME Studios. Joined by David Hood and Spooner Oldham from the original FAME Studios house band The Swampers, the band tapped into the studio's roots during the three days spent recording. The result is a collection of eight new songs for their forthcoming LP, 'Fame Sessions, ' out September 4th (Super Sonic Sounds). read more

Judy Collins Releases First Studio Album In Four Years
20.06.2015 Judy Collins, the endlessly prolific singer, songwriter, author, activist and painter, will release 'Strangers Again' (Wildflower/Cleopatra), her first studio work since 2011, on September 18th. Judy is golden-voiced and soaring over this fresh collection, with sparkling interpretations of songs by Leonard Bernstein and Sondheim, Randy Newman and James Taylor. read more

world music news

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

Lua Hadar With Twist In "C'est Magnifique!"
26.06.2015 To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, C'est Magnifique! This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. read more

White Sun Recording Features Counterpoint Vocals And Superb Production
23.06.2015 The sun is the source of life, and a nurturing, healing force. The most pure and powerful radiance is the White Sun, also the name of a modern musical group that believes in the power of mantras. The music on their self-titled debut album is world-fusion combining contemporary instrumentation with sounds from the past making a unique fresh blend. Their first album reached #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart in less than 12 hours and entered the Billboard World Albums Chart at #10 its first week. read more


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