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Al Di Meola gets honorary Berklee doctorate
15.07.2018 Guitarist and composer received degree during commencement at the college's campus in Spain. Guitarist/composer Al Di Meola was presented on Monday (July 9) with an honorary Doctor of Music degree during the commencement ceremony for the master's degree programs at the Berklee College of Music's campus in Valencia, Spain. Di Meola also performed as a special guest at the commencement concert at the City of Arts and Sciences. read more

Soft Machine Announce New Album "Hidden Details" & World Tour Dates, With First North American Dates Since 1974
15.07.2018 In support of their forthcoming new album, British music legends Soft Machine will embark on their first North American tour since 1974 in October 2018, followed by the second North-American leg of the tour in January/February 2019. read more

New Pirouet Records release: Robert Landfermann - Brief (Release: 19 October, 2018 Pirouet Records)
13.07.2018 Robert Landfermann Brief Release: 19 October, 2018 Label: Pirouet Records (LC 12741) Cat-No. CD: PIT3103 UPC/EAN: 4 260041 181038 Line-Up: Christian Weidner (alto sax) Sebastian Gille (tenor sax) Elias Stemeseder (piano) Robert Landfermann (bass) Jim Black (drums) read more

13.07.2018 RONI BEN-HUR QUARTET With Special Guest JOYCE MORENO Legendary Brazilian Songstress/Composer "Bossa Nova with a Jazz Influence" DIZZY'S Coca Cola – July 13 - 15 read more

Peter Lin - With Respect - Trombonist Mentored by Slide Hampton
13.07.2018 Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin has been recently described by Downbeat Magazine as "solid, fluid, and smooth". He received his B.A. Music from William Paterson University and MM for Jazz Trombone Studies at Rutgers University. He is currently a faculty member at Jazz House Kids in Montclair, NJ as well as Slide Hampton's manager. read more

Badi Assad Appearing @ Joe's Pub Tuesday, July 31st 7pm
13.07.2018 Brazil's Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of all times and is lauded as one of the world's most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists of this generation.Quicksilver guitar work and vocal percussion along with sweet and stirring singing are Badi's trademarks. Badi cracks open the unexpectedly lyrical quality and deep sentiments of the popular songs that Badi always chooses to explore, arrange, and make her own. read more

Judi Silvano Releases "Lessons Learned" (Produced by Joe Lovano) on Unit Records
13.07.2018 Unit Records is proud to release Judi Silvano's new album Lessons Learned TODAY, Friday, July 13th. Produced by Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano, Lessons Learned features the members of Silvano's Zephyr Band with an unusual lineup for a jazz singer: read more

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14.07.2018 Sensational Iranian music artist, Rana Farhan is proud to announce that she will be performing in New York and Paris in August and September, respectively. Rana has also released a new video for the song 'Was Not Was' the first single from her new album 'Talkin' About Love'. After successfully performing in cities such as San Francisco, Toronto, Strasbourg, Dubai, and Los Angeles, Rana will be performing at Drom, 85 Avenue A, N.Y.C, N.Y, 10009 on August 23rd, and at Studio L'ermitage, 8 Rue de L'ermitage 75020, Paris on September 9th. read more

Brandon Bonine Announces Launch Of Much Anticipated Debut Album “WARRANTED WORRIES”
14.07.2018 Singer-songwriter Brandon Bonine announced the release of his upcoming debut album WARRANTED WORRIES for Friday, April 27, 2018. The Roots-Rock artist's highly anticipated debut album is now available for pre-order on iTunes & Amazon beginning today. read more

J Geils Band, MC5, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Among 2018 Nominees for Rock and Roll Hall
05.07.2018 Nominees have been announced for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2018. First time nominees include Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Moody Blues. read more

Florida is On the Road to The Planet Festival in Fruitland Park for Four Days in October
30.06.2018 October 18-21, 2018 THE PLANET FESTIVAL Windy Acres Farms 1350 Miller Blvd Fruitland Park, FL 34731 FEATURING: Prestage Brothers – Holey Miss Moley read more

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All-Female Ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles Break Musical Ground for Women in a Male-Dominated Tradition
30.06.2018 Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles' Due Out 8.17 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings "¡Cántale bonito, mi reina, ay!" ("Sing pretty, my queen!") Armed with their joyous yell, a signature grito, the members of Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles assume their rightful place as role models during a crucial moment when women and marginalized peoples are taking stands and making their voices heard. read more

John Smith Named Next Associate Director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
09.06.2018 John Smith, who has over two decades of music industry experience, has been named the new Associate Director of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, effective June 11, 2018. read more

Musician And Producer Nitish Kulkarni Says Do Not Be Afraid Of World Music Sounds
30.05.2018 Nitish Kulkarni fully embraces the concept of world-fusion music on his second album, Listen, which blends traditional ethnic instruments from around the world with modern instrumentation such as synthesizers and electric guitar. "All music is world music to me, " he says, "and all I ask is for people to listen, as the album title requests, and decide for themselves whether the music sounds good and meaningful to them no matter what instruments are used." read more

New Johnson & Dunning Recording Has Flutes, Keyboards, Vioilin And Guitars
30.05.2018 Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, an acclaimed duo on the Contemporary Celtic music scene for more than 30 years, come together again on the album Eirlandia, inspired by the best-selling author Stephen R. Lawhead's new Celtic fantasy novel, In The Region of the Summer Stars - Book 1 of the Eirlandia Series. Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning are known for past recordings together on Ark Records such as A Quiet Knowing Christmas, Stars In The Morning East, The Katurran Odyssey, The Enduring Story, Winterfold, If I Do Not Remember..., and A Quiet Knowing, among others. read more

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