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Some Recent Passings: 2 Hipsters and an Institution
23.04.2014 Stephanie Stone (1921-2014) Chances are if you were attending one of the downtown New York City loft jazz shows in the past forty years you may have seen a couple sitting usually in the front row digging the music. read more

4/29: Berklee Global Jazz Summit
23.04.2014 The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presents its fourth annual Berklee Global Jazz Summit: Global Report, on Tuesday, April 29. The summit will feature BGJI artistic director and UNESCO Artist for Peace Danilo Perez and faculty members including master saxophonist George Garzone and world renowned bassist John Patitucci, along with acclaimed percussionist Roman Diaz. Together, they will celebrate BGJI's humanitarian mission: music outreach on a global scale. read more

Creative Music Studio’s Spring Workshop June 9 – 13
23.04.2014 The Creative Music Studio continues its resurgence, offering two four-day workshops in 2014 at the well-appointed Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Master musicians/educators Joe Lovano, Henry Threadgill, Tyshawn Sorey, Marilyn Crispell, Peter Apfelbaum, Judi Silvano, and Warren Smith will join CMS Artistic Directors Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso as Guiding Artists for the CMS Spring workshop intensive, June 9 – 13. read more

MoonJune releases the new cd of Tohpati feat. Jimmy Haslip & Chad Wackerman
23.04.2014 MoonJune is releasing the new studio album of the Indonesian guitar master Tohpati featuring Jimmy Haslip (guitar) and Chad Wackerman (drums). "Tribal Dance" is the 11th album of Indonesian artists on MJR, and the 6th featuring Tohpati. MJR064-L Dear MoonJune Friends in Music With Tohpati's 3rd release (2nd as a trio) on MoonJune, recorded in Los Angeles in September 2013, we see the Beckian progressive metal riffing of 2012's Tohpati Bertiga "_Riot_" supplanted by a pairing of compositional dexterity along with the unique guitar voice that is the essence of Tohpati, one of Indonesia's most famous guitar players. read more

NYC Film Premiere "The Breath Courses Through Us"
23.04.2014 The Breath Courses Through Us (2013) is a new documentary film about the early 1960s avant-garde jazz group, the New York Art Quartet. Directed by Alan Roth, the film focuses on the group's 35-year reunion, while reaching back through their recollections of their foundations and innovative musical ideas. The year 2014 is the 50th anniversary of this group, and a revolutionary period in jazz music, which declared its existence in the October Revolution in Jazz, in October 1964. read more

Fourth Lee Ritenour Six String Theory Competition 2014
23.04.2014 Yamaha today announced that a number of the world's top musicians will serve as judges for legendary GRAMMY winning guitarist and producer Lee Ritenour's fourth Six String Theory Competition. The competition is open to guitarists, bass players, keyboard players and drummers read more

BU memorial jazz concert May 1
23.04.2014 The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Baker Professor of Music J.D. Parr, will host the Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1, at Rice Auditorium. read more

blues and rock news

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils Top 10 music festival performances of all-time
23.04.2014 The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has unveiled the Top 10 music festival performances of all-time. This March, fans around the world were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite moments from a list of 20. The fan-curated Top 10 rock festival moments will be presented in a video montage at the entrance of the museum's featured exhibit Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience, which will open on Friday, April 25, 2014. read more

The History Of Rock 'N' Roll In Ten Songs, By Greil Marcus
20.04.2014 On September 2, 2014 Yale University Press will proudly publish The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs by Greil Marcus. This is the first time that Yale University Press will publish Mr. Marcus, who is widely heralded as one of our premier critics on music and culture. read more

USAToday.com Premieres Full Album Stream Of Keb'Mo's New LP
19.04.2014 USA Today.com just premiered a full album stream of Keb' Mo's new album 'BLUESAmericana' one week ahead of it's April 22 release (Kind of Blue Music). USA Today said 'BLUESAmericana' is "an album full of secret history, " revealing how Keb' collaborated with Ernest "Rip" Patton - one of the original Freedom Riders- on "Somebody Hurt You, " and how a chance meeting with Jim Weatherly ("Midnight Train to Georgia") at Nashville's Bluebird Café lead to a writing collaboration on "Do It Right." read more

Shari Puorto Band Tour April/May 2014
19.04.2014 Little Lightning Productions and Road Dawg Touring is proud to announce The Shari Puorto Band tour late April into early May 2014. The band is hitting the road and touring from Socorro New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, and various cities throughout Colorado. See tour schedule below. read more

world music news

Zarm Ensnare World Musics For Their Current Recording Project
22.04.2014 Based in Perth in Western Australia, Zarm infuses a variety of world cultures' music in one catchy, uplifting sound. The core of the group is a trio, including Luke Hutcheson on lead vocals, guitar and bass, Joelle Barbй on drums, keys and backing vocals and Flex on lead vocals, MC, melodica and percussion, and they often perform with a few session musicians live, read more

Let The World Unite' Is In Stores This Month!
22.04.2014 It has come as no surprise when No-Limitt gained critical acclaim for their debut World Music and African Styled album Gbakurumo (Hold On) back in 2011. That crossover from a pure Nigerian and African artist, to a Top 40 Pop artist is why the main duo of the group is set to release their sophomore release with Tropical Records is entitled, Let The World Unit. read more

Nuevo Flamenco Virtuoso Jesse Cook Brings US Tour To New York
16.04.2014 Jesse Cook and his band brings his 15 city U.S. tour to New York City's Town Hall this Friday, April 18 at 8pm. Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster. Jesse's public television special Live At Bathurst Street Theatre was broadcast recently on PBS stations around the country including WLIW in New York. Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work. read more

Music entertainment for Chinese Tourists
15.04.2014 Local Sydney band, Viva the band is gearing up for an influx of Chinese tourists in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is rapidly becoming a favoured destination for Chinese tourists in Australia. In January the state-run China Daily said Chinese travellers spent $US102 billion overseas in 2012, making them the world's biggest spenders. It appears very beneficial for local bands to develop a suitable repertoire of music to cater for this influx of tourists. read more


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