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Akira Sakata, Pete Cosey, Hamid Drake and Bill Laswell - M.O.D. Technologies To Release Music As Part Of Incunabula Digital Series
25.11.2014 Kaigarabushi - Bill Laswell Remix Japanese free jazz icon Akira Sakata in collaboration with the legendary guitarist Pete Cosey (Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf), drummer Hamid Drake and bassist Bill Laswell. A remix of a track from the album fisherman' released in 2001, it offers traditional Japanese folk art meets funk and free improvisation. Mix- construction by Bill Laswell. Track 1. Kaigarabushi Return (11:44) Available online on December 2, 2014 and via WWW.MOD-TECHNOLOGIES.COM read more

Support The National Jazz Museum in Harlem!
25.11.2014 The mission of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem is to preserve, promote and present jazz by inspiring knowledge, appreciation and the celebration of jazz locally, nationally and internationally. read more

Rhythm Future Quartet at Cornelia Street Cafe Nov 28th 6pm
25.11.2014 The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and Vinny Raniolo on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group. read more

Live At The Blue Note NYC CD Release Event For Antonia Bennett
25.11.2014 NYC CD Release celebration Antonia Bennett . Christian Jacob - Piano, Paul Nowinski - Bass, Rafael Barata - Drums and Special Guests. Blue Note New York (131 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012). Wednesday, Nov 26th 2014 & Thursday, Nov 27th 2014. Embrace Me. "Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole, Norah Jones. Now, Antonia Bennett can be added to the list of second-generation vocalists with the potential to rival an iconic parent's pizzazz." —Jazz Times read more

Yolanda Rabun Announces Launch of New Studio Album Kickstarter Campaign
25.11.2014 North Carolina Singer/Songwriter Yolanda Rabun is working on her next full-length studio album since the release, two years ago, of her jazzy yuletide project, Christmastime. Thanksgiving day will mark the 30-day countdown for Rabun's first ever crowd-funding campaign to bring her third album to life. The fan requested project will be a mix of classic and contemporary Jazz and traditional soul music with read more

Delilah to Release Sarah + 1, a Tribute To Sarah Vaughan
25.11.2014 Delilah's new record "Sarah + 1: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan" due out in the first quarter of 2015 on Groove United Records will leave listeners demanding more! Delilah's vocal range, timelessness and radiance have only continued to flourish since her last release in 2013 of "Sweeter Life". read more

Tickets for Newport Jazz Festival
25.11.2014 The Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management initiated a third full day of music at Fort Adams State Park in 2014 to present the panorama of energy and talent that George Wein and his veteran staff continue to find in young musicians currently searching for new directions in jazz. Friday concerts at Fort Adams will return on July 31, 2015 with a stellar line-up, read more

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Trophy Scars To Tour Europe with The '68, Re-issue 'Bad Luck' Album On Vinyl!
24.11.2014 New Jersey quartet Trophy Scars, purveyors of darkly cinematic blues-rock opuses, embark on their first European tour in December, supporting Josh Scogin (The Chariot) and Michael McClellan's acclaimed new duo project, '68. Trophy Scars, who have attained a rabid cult following over the course of 4 albums and 4 EPs, began in 2002 as a post-hardcore outfit, first gaining widespread critical attention with the release of their 'Hospital Music for the Aesthetics of Language' EP in 2004. Numerous US tours, including the Vans Warped Tour in 2004, earned them a reputation as a formidable live act who throw everything they've got into their performances. read more

Coco Montoya at the Huntington Beach Library Theater November 22
19.11.2014 It's going to be an exciting night in Huntington Beach. Coco Montoya, one of the most respected and renowned guitar players in the Music Industry is headlining and playing in Huntington Beach for the first time. Diane & The Deductibles, Huntington Beach's own Rock 'n Blues Band is opening up and bringing their A Game for this celebrity filled VIP party culminating in a Birthday Extravaganza. read more

Duffy Kane Touring SC Supporting New Release Dead Man Walkin'
15.11.2014 Hailing from West Virginia, Duffy Kane is an All-American country blues-rock artist who can play the heck out of a guitar! No newcomer to the stage, Duffy has been known to keep up a grueling 250 nights-a-year touring schedule while playing festivals and sharing stages with blues greats such as Johnny Winter, Big Jack Johnson, Tino Gonzales, Debbie Davies and The Nighthawks. read more

Sputnikmusic Streams Opus Of A Machine’s Debut “Simulacra”
14.11.2014 Australian progressive alternative rock purveyors, Opus of a Machine are set to release their debut album "Simulacra" on November 16th. The record is available for streaming in entirety on Sputnikmusic. Upon their inception in 2013, Opus of a Machine has been stripping away the macho pretence of modern metal unlike any other band today. Their debut, "Simulacra" is fast, energetic, expressive and emotive. An explosion of high-energy heavy rock and colourful, progressive elements that infers little of the current paradigm of heavy music today. read more

world music news

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Tues.11/25 Aaron Alexander & Friends
25.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents Aaron Alexander & Friends, w/special guests Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:30pm Matt Darriau - clarinet Patrick Farrell - accordion Brian Glassman - bass Ilana Cravitz - violin - special guest Pete Rushefsky- tsimbl Aaron Alexander - drums read more

The New York Klezmer Series Presents: KlezBard Cabaret with Psoy Korolenko
18.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents KlezBard Cabaret - with Psoy Korolenko and special guests: Jake Shulman-Ment - violin, Eleonore Weill - flutes, and Aaron Alexander - drums. Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:30pm, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023). Klezmer Instrumental Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Tanthoyz begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow. Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson). All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session) read more

Red Baraat To Release New Album 'gaadi Of Truth'
16.11.2014 On January 20, Red Baraat will release 'Gaadi of Truth' (Sinj Records), an explosive new album that expands their singular sound, merging North Indian bhangra rhythms, jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop, with new elements of South Asian Qawwali traditions, Cumbia grooves, electronic music, and more. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog premiered the album's title track, "Gaadi of Truth, " calling it a "boldly infectious polyrhythmic jam." read more

Susana Baca Meets Berklee
11.11.2014 Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series continues with Susana Baca Meets Berklee. Baca, a Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Peruvian vocalist who is the former cultural minister of Peru as well as its first black cabinet member, joins a 30-piece band composed of Berklee students on November 13 at the Berklee Performance Center. The unique performance features students' original arrangements of her music. The student band includes seven students hailing from Baca's native Peru. read more

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