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Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Thursday, February 28, 2019
22.02.2019 Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. read more

Michael Eaton to Release "Dialogical" (f/ Lionel Loueke) on May 3, 2019 ( Destiny Records)
22.02.2019 Destiny Records is proud to announce the May 3rd release of Dialogical, the new album from saxophonist and composer, Michael Eaton. This twelve-track collection of originals is Eaton's sophomore release with the Austin, TX-based label, and expands upon the mature, individualistic sonic vision put forth on his 2015 debut recording, Individuation. While that album featured saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, Dialogical is augmented by Lionel Loueke on guitar and vocals. Alongside Eaton on tenor/soprano saxophones is his long-time ensemble consisting of read more

22.02.2019 STEVE SLAGLES A.M.BAND Appearing @ THE JAZZ STANDARD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th Sets 7:30 & 9:30pm Celebrating new CD release 'SPIRIT CALLS' ( Panorama Records) Featruring Steve Slagle-alto sax & flute Keith Brown-piano Ugonna Okegwo-bass Jason Tiemann-drums & cymbals Roman Diaz-Congas& Perc. read more

22.02.2019 Based on his original album salute to 30's Chinese pop, "The Edge of Heaven" which rose to #1 on the World Music Charts, GARY LUCAS brought his new Chinese music trio featuring Feifei Yang on vocals and erhu and Jason Candler on reeds into Joe's Pub NYC last night and performed songs from their forthcoming album, read more

8-Time Grammy Nominee The Tierney Sutton Band's "ScreenPlay" - First "Act" - "The Bergman Suite"
22.02.2019 THE TIERNEY SUTTON BAND has received 8 GRAMMY nominations and has consistently topped the US jazz charts. Sutton, whom the New York Times says has "a voice as pure and sparkling as mountain spring water, " was also selected as JazzWeek's Vocalist of the Year. Now, The Tierney Sutton Band has set its sights on the wide-ranging panorama of film music by releasing an ambitious, 19-track collection of songs called ScreenPlay. read more

Farallon (Nick Grinder), Danny Janklow, Chris Teal, and Typical Sisters
22.02.2019 The Farallon Islands lie just 30 miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, but seem like another world entirely. Its rocky shores are off-limits to humans (outside of a handful of biologists), reserved instead for a rich variety of seabirds and marine mammals. read more

Midas Fall, new single "BLINK" released today via Monotreme Records!
22.02.2019 Following on from their critically acclaimed 4th album, 'Evaporate' (2018), for which the band was awarded the prestigious Prog Magazine 'Limelight Award' and placement in many top albums of 2018 lists, Scottish duo Midas Fall (Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn) release new single, 'Blink', to tie in with their European tour dates. read more

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Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Music and Dance Saturday, February 23rd
18.02.2019 The center of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is the river itself. It is indeed a treasure. But for a long time the river and its wildlife and environs were not respected and pollutants from various sources were pushing it to ruination. One man is synonymous with the environmental movement to save this treasured river… Pete Seeger. read more

Scott Ramminger Releases His 5th Album - Rise Up, a slightly different path
16.02.2019 Scott Ramminger has gone down a slightly different path on Rise Up, his March 2019 release - his fifth record since 2011. Where his previous studio discs have been heavy on horn sections and backing vocals, Rise Up features only five players - Ramminger on vocals and tenor sax; Wes Lanich on piano and Hammond B3, Shane Theriot on guitar, Paul Langosch on upright bass, and Emre Kartari on drums. read more

Leyla McCalla’s New Album “Sees The Truths That We Missed” –NPR
02.02.2019 Leyla McCalla's The Capitalist Blues is out now on PIAS/Jazz Village and has been met with raves and significant support from NPR and beyond. The former Carolina Chocolate Drop's third album embraces the sounds of New Orleans and her ancestral Haitian roots, read more

Award-Winning Canadian Soul-Bluesman Matt Andersen Announces New Album, Halfway Home By Morning, On True North Records, Available Worldwide On March 22nd
21.01.2019 Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records), available worldwide on March 22nd. Produced by JUNO-Award-winner Steve Dawson and recorded "live off-the floor" at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, Halfway Home by Morning showcases Matt Andersen's soulfully-powerful vocal pipes in all their glory, backed by a sympathetic band of all-star musicians, plus Amy Helm, who guests on "Something to Lose, " a masterful, Memphis/Muscle Shoals-fueled duet with Andersen. read more

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02.02.2019 The only Italian World Music Contest and has already reached its twelfth edition, acquiring an increasing prestige year by year: the "Andrea Parodi Awards", all organised in Cagliari by the homonymous Foundation with the artistic direction of Elena Ledda. read more

Frank Burkitt Band celebrate 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui win
28.01.2019 After releasing their second album Raconteur in March 2018, The Frank Burkitt Band were announced as the winners of the 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. A folk songwriter at his core, Frank Burkitt blends American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing in his music. read more

Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry and Dave Von Ronk lead 2019 in Folkways' Vinyl Reissue Series
19.01.2019 Smithsonian Folkways has announced three new releases in its acclaimed Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, digging deep into the label's archives to resurrect some of its most iconic and sought after titles. The series, originally conceived in celebration of the label's 70th anniversary in 2018, will continue throughout 2019, read more

ARC Music joins forces with Naxos Music Group
03.01.2019 After 42 strong and successful years as an independent World Music label, ARC Music Productions International has joined Naxos Music Group, having been acquired as a company by Naxos Rights Europe. read more

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