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Martin Taylor Solo Jazz Guitar DVDs Now Stocked At Chord Melody Guitar Music
27.02.2015 The arrival of a new 5 volume set of instructional DVDs by jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor teaching solo jazz guitar has just been announced by Chord Melody Guitar Music. This new collection of solo jazz guitar arrangements by the award winning recording artist from the United Kingdom features him teaching and performing the same solos that he plays in concert read more

Funeral For Jazz Legend Clark Terry
26.02.2015 Funeral For Jazz Legend Clark Terry To be held at the Harlem historic Abyssinian Baptist Church. WHERE: The Abyssinian Baptist Church Officiated by Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III 132 Odell Clark Place (West 138th Street between Lenox Ave. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.) New York, New York 10030 WHEN: Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:00 a.m. Media Crews should arrive by 9:30 AM for set-up CONTACT: Naomi Graham, Administrative/Media Officer The Abyssinian Baptist Church (212) 862-7474 x255 The services will take place on Saturday to send home our beloved Clark Terry. Clark peacefully went home to God on Saturday, February 21st in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, surrounded by his family, read more

Allan Holdsworth "Tales from the Vaults" - Recording of never-released tracks (Pledge Music Campaign)
26.02.2015 MoonJune Music in association with John McCracken Music Group and with the great support from PledgeMusic is thrilled to announce a new campaign with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth for Tales From The Vault, a collection of unreleased songs from Allan's own private collection, written and recorded over the past 15 years, featuring various musicians with whom Allan has performed in the past one and a half decade: read more

Holger Scheidt Group CD Release for The Tides Of Lifeat Shapeshifter Lab Fri, Apr 10th 7pm
26.02.2015 Holger Scheidt Group CD Release for The Tides Of Life at ShapeShifter Lab Fri, April 10 at 7pm ShapeShifter Lab 18 Whitwell Place (between Carroll and 1st St., one block from and parallel to 3rd Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11215 Holger Scheidt Group THE TIDES OF LIFE (Enja 9619) read more

Highlights In Jazz Presents Saxophones Supreme at TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
26.02.2015 Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, continues its 43rd season on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with Saxophones Supreme, an exciting double bill featuring a Battle Of The Saxes with 2014 Highlights In Jazz Award winner, read more

Matt Criscuolo with Tony Purrone at Jules Bistro 3/7 & 3/21 8-11 pm
26.02.2015 Matt Criscuolo with Tony Purrone Saturday, March 7 and Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm at Jules Bistro, 65 SAINT MARKS PLACE NEW YORK, 10003. Matt Criscuolo-saxophone Tony Purrone-guitar Preston Murphy-bass New CD Matt Criscuolo "Headin' Out" (Jazzeria Records Matt 2014)Street Date: March 3, 2015 Matt Criscuolo-alto sax, Tony Purrone-guitar, Preston Murphy-bass, Ed Soph- drums Track listing, track times 1. Enchanted Matt Criscuolo 6:50 2. Little Niles Randy Weston 6:00 3. At Night Matt Criscuolo 7:38 read more

Danny Glover & some of the best poetry, jazz & blues in New York
26.02.2015 Greetings! You know how we lament the decline in funding for the arts, the decline in literacy, in civility, in the curiosity our kids have in school and learning, in audiences for our artists? Well, we're doing something about it. Will you help us? read more

blues and rock news

First annual Nevis Blues Festival premieres April 16, 2015
27.02.2015 Come in from the cold for a dose of island life in a place to get your groove back, at the launch of the Nevis' first annual blues festival, which will be the perfect backdrop to an exhilarating Caribbean experience. The three-night musical event takes place April 16-19, 2015 at the aptly named, Sundowner Stage on Oualie Bay. The line-up features an impressive selection of award-winning and world-renowned artists from Europe, the United States and the Caribbean. read more

Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix)
18.02.2015 Experience Hendrix L.L.C. and Legacy Recordings are releasing You Can't Use My Name: Curtis Knight & The Squires (Featuring Jimi Hendrix) The RSVP/PPX Sessions – the first in a series that presents these recordings in their original context. The specially priced fourteen-track collection, taken from sessions in 1965 and 1966 [plus one July 1967 recording], will be available on CD and 150 gram LP on March 24. In the mid 1960s, before launching a solo career that has profoundly influenced and altered the course of popular music, Jimi Hendrix was a little known sideman, working for short periods with a variety of artists including the Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard, and the Harlem-based R&B combo Curtis Knight & The Squires. read more

Picastro - "You"
17.02.2015 " You " is the new full-length release by Picastro on Function Records. Since its creation in Toronto in 1998 Picastro has continued in many forms with its current band members consisting of Liz Hysen, Brandon Valdivia and Nick Storring. Picastro has toured extensively over the past 10 years in North America and Europe and have appeared on BBC radio, VPRO (Dutch national radio) and the venerable WFMU. Recorded by Jeff McMurrich and mixed/produced by Nick Storring and Sandro Perri the album features 10 songs read more

17.02.2015 Following " Ruban de Möbius " (2010) and the widely-acclaimed " Silence " (2011) that saw them travel the roads of Europe and Canada, the two Lille-based musicians from ED WOOD JR progressively became more discreet since their collaboration with Japanese artist Asako Fujimoto (2013). LOST.DRIVE.WATER.EXIT Four words, four tracks that mark the return of the French duo. Four varied compositions for a glowing statement of intent and a highly addictive EP, ranging from math rock to post-rock and from electronica to home-made experimentations. read more

world music news

Music from the Mountains of Bhutan by Sonam Dorji Via Smithsonian Folkways
21.02.2015 Music from the Mountains of Bhutan features Kheng Sonam Dorji, a master of the beautiful, yet threatened, traditional music styles of Bhutan. That remote Himalayan country, which measures "Gross National Happiness" alongside standard indicators, opened its borders to tourists and outside influences in 1974. While the opening has brought improved economic conditions, traditional music has suffered according to Dorji, who founded the Music of Bhutan Research Center in order to teach, preserve, and promote the music he loves. read more

Angelique Kidjo: World Music Grammy & New Album
15.02.2015 Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second "Best World Music Album" Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings. Produced by Kidjo and long-time production partner Jean Hebrail, Sings showcases Kidjo's collaboration with the 110 piece Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, read more

Terra Guitarra Offers American Latin-Style Instrumental Music On Guitars
11.02.2015 In all of human history, being able to light a fire whenever needed was one of the world's most important discoveries. For thousands and thousands of years nothing was as crucial as being able to see at night, cook the food, keep safe from animals of prey, stay warm, and gather around a fire to share stories. So the acoustic guitar duo Terra Guitarra named their latest album Firelight as a tribute to the historical significance of this development by mankind. read more

Superstar talent developer Linda Septien keynotes Cutting Edge 2015
10.02.2015 The Cutting Edge CE announced that talent developer Linda Septien will serve as keynote speakers for its 23rd Annual Cutting Edge CE (formerly the Cutting Edge Music Business Conference) which takes place August 27-29, 2015 at the Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center in the New Orleans' Warehouse District. Linda Septien is the foremost authority on vocal technique and vocal branding. Her alumni include branded icons Jessica Simpson, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kacey Musgraves, Beyonce Knowles, Destiny's Child, 10 American Idol, X factor and the Voice finalists, read more

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