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Carol Liebowitz & Birgitta Flick April 2018 Berlin
22.04.2018 Birgitta Flick, tenor saxophone  Birgitta Flick is a saxophonist and composer and lives in Berlin. She studied saxophone and Jazz at the Jazz-Institut Berlin (UdK) and the Royal College of Music, Stockholm. Current projects—besides her Duo with Carol Liebowitz—are her Berlin-based quartet and the German-Swedish-Finnish band Flickstick, with whom she won the 2012 Jazz Baltica Förderpreis and released the 2nd album in January 2018. Ms. Flick's other work includes playing in the Nico Lohmann Quintet, and in drummer Sebastian Voegler's Stockholm-based band Fluxmaschine and the German Women's Jazz Orchestra. read more

Willie Oteri and Dark Matter Horns Release New EP – Narratives Vol. 1
22.04.2018 A series of EP albums titled Narratives by Willie Oteri's Dark Matter Horns will be the first officially released recordings to focus on Oteri's tenor sax and flute work. He is joined here by long time friend Dave Laczko on trumpet and veteran Austin drummer Steve Mankenberg. read more

Dana Murray Releases New Album 'Negro Manifesto'
22.04.2018 Musician, producer and educator Dana Murray has released his socially conscious album Negro Manifesto via Ropeadope Records. Blending jazz, hip-hop, spoken word and more the album seeks the true roots of the system that creates and perpetuates injustice. read more

Dick Hyman and Friends at BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
21.04.2018 Jazz fans know they can count on the Highlights In Jazz concert series to showcase the gifted players who shaped jazz history and continue to contribute to its long and rich legacy. This third concert of the 46th season is no exception: read more

Gabriela Martina at The Triad Sunday, April 22nd 10 PM - 11:15 PM
21.04.2018 "Gabriela Martina's Swiss roots offer an incredible range as she practically yodels her way through "Narcissus" en route to her mostly originals program on No White Shoes" – Downbeat, John Ephland read more

Antonio Gómez New CD Release "Lights, Camera, Version!"
21.04.2018 Lights, Camera, Version! is a tribute album to the most popular soundtracks in the history of film such as "2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Magnificent Seven" or "Mission: Impossible". The value of this recording lies not only in its musicians, some of them internationally acclaimed, read more

Antonio Gómez New CD Release "Lights, Camera, Version!"
21.04.2018 Lights, Camera, Version! is a tribute album to the most popular soundtracks in the history of film such as "2001: A Space Odyssey", "The Magnificent Seven" or "Mission: Impossible". The value of this recording lies not only in its musicians, some of them internationally acclaimed, read more

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Kendrick Lamar just became the first rapper to win Pulitzer
17.04.2018 California rapper Kendrick Lamar on Monday became the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize for music, one of the most prestigious arts awards in the United States. Lamar, 30, won the Pulitzer for his 2017 album 'DAMN.' and was also the first music winner in the 100-year history of the Pulitzers to come from outside of the world of classical or jazz. read more

Eric Clapton Life In 12 Bars Documentary OST
13.04.2018 June 8th sees the release of the complementary OST to the new Eric Clapton documentary, Life In 12 Bars. From Showtime Documentary Films and directed by Oscar-winner, Lili Fini Zanuck, the film takes an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of the legendary 18-time Grammy Award winning guitarist and multi-million selling recording artist. Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars is currently available on SHOWTIME via streaming and on demand. Official trailer https://youtu.be/nrAvDFmE9i4 read more

The Music of Lead Belly & more - William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall, SUNY Orange 8pm on Friday, March 2, 2018
26.02.2018 Huddie William Ledbetter became the iconic figure, Lead Belly, in the music world during the first half of the 20th century. Although he played piano, mandolin, harmonica, violin, and diatonic accordion known as a windjammer, he was best known for his virtuosity on the twelve-string guitar. read more

Unheard Music From Rev. Gary Davis 'The Avant Garde Recordings' Coming From Omnivore Recordings On March 23rd
25.02.2018 The Rev. Gary Davis, born in 1896 in the Piedmont region of Laurens, S.C., was a blues and gospel singer who played guitar, banjo, and harmonica and influenced a generation of blues revivalists in the '60s and beyond — ranging from Dave Van Ronk to Keb' Mo'. read more

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Chart-Topping Gospel Reggae Pioneers CHRISTAFARI Return April 13th With “Original Love"
10.04.2018 CHRISTAFARI return April 13th with their latest studio album, "Original Love" (Lion of Zion Entertainment) - available now for pre-order at iTunes, with 4 instant tracks available upon purchase. After nearly three decades, CHRISTAFARI is the all-time top selling Gospel Reggae act and continues to be a driving force in world music. read more

Ancient Future Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort And Uzbek Percussion Virtuoso Abbos Kosimov
31.03.2018 One of the variations of the trailblazing world fusion music ensemble, Ancient Future, this duet features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by Uzbek percussion virtuoso Abbos Kosimov. This improvisatory program focuses on the world music traditions of Central Asia, India, and Europe, renditions of music from Ancient Future's ground breaking world music recordings, and new unreleased works! read more

Chino Nunez & Orchestra ”A Latin Music Journey”
28.03.2018 Regarded as one of the most renowned percussionist of our time, two-time Grammy Winner Chino Nunez has transcended genre, style and class into a 40+ year musical career, read more

NPR First Listen: Daptone Records' Cuban Mambo Big Band 'Orquesta Akokán' Streaming Now Ahead of March 30 Release
24.03.2018 Daptone Records' 'Orquesta Akokán' is out March 30 and is now featured on NPR Music's First Listen. Orquesta Akokán is a brand new and feisty ensemble of Cuba's finest musicians - both young and old - breathing fresh life and magical, beckoning new grooves into the golden age of Cuban mambo. read more


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