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Helio Alves Quartet appearing at Smalls Wed., April 5th 6 & 7:30 PM
27.03.2023 HELIO ALVES QUARTET DOORS OPEN AT 7 pm LIVE AT SMALLS WED APR 05 SETS AT 7:30pm 9:00pm Helio Alves / Piano Chico Pinheiro / Guitar Joe Martin / Bass Jochen Rueckert / Drums read more

Mason Brothers Quintet Sunday, March 26th @ Blues Alley Shows 7:00 & 9 PM
26.03.2023 The Mason Brothers Quintet will be performing music from their previous albums + premiering new music at Blues Alley D.C. on Sunday March 26th. Sets at 7pm & 9pm. The Mason Brothers Quintet with Elliot Mason on Trombone and Brad Mason on Trumpet, will also feature Justin Faulkner on Drums, Luques Curtis on Bass and Dave Kikoski on Piano read more

Don Braden Quartet CD Release Preview Show This Weekend at the Birdland Theater March 24, 25 & 26 – Shows 7:00 & 9:30pm
24.03.2023 Don Braden Quartet CD Release Preview This Weekend at the Birdland Theater March 24, 25 & 26 – Shows 7:00 & 9:30pm Earth Wind and Wonder is Don's collection of unique modern jazz arrangements of Earth Wind and Fire & Stevie Wonder classics. These six shows will be a unique opportunity to hear the Volume 2 repertoire before the new CD, Don's 24th as a leader, is released on June 16. read more

Bud Powell visits France Institute of Jazz Studies Dana Library, Rutgers University-Newark Mon, April 3, 2023, 4:30 PM
24.03.2023 Join the Institute of Jazz Studies for an exclusive screening of rare footage of legendary jazz pianist Bud Powell. The Francis Paudras Collection features over 20 hours of recently digitized film, including interviews, home movies, and live performances. Enjoy a curated selection from this collection, followed by a panel discussion featuring Vincent Pelote, Dr. Naomi Extra, and Earl John Powell, Jr. The event is open to the public and free of charge. read more

Today March 24th, 2023 the bassist & composer Paolo Dinuzzi releases his new album Invisible with GleAM Records
24.03.2023 GleAM Records is proud to announce the release of Invisible, the second album by the leader of Italian bassist and composer Paolo Dinuzzi, available on CD and digital download/streaming from 24 March 2023 and distributed by IRD International and Believe Digital. read more

New 1k Release: (Blade Of) Carlstedt Motzer Torn - The Flowering Am
24.03.2023 The debut of this fully improvisational trio (Blade Of) features David Torn, Tim Motzer & Jeremy Carlstedt. Their new release, the flowering am, is the mark of their first meeting: a deep dive into spherical sonic & musical territories. read more

Pianist Emilio Solla & Saxophonist Antonio Lizana Team Up on ‘El Siempre Mar’ - out May 19, 2023 (Tiger Turn)
24.03.2023 Tiger Turn is proud to announce the May 19, 2023 release of El Siempre Mar, the latest output from heralded pianist Emilio Solla and in-demand saxophonist and vocalist Antonio Lizana. El Siempre Mar follows the critical reception of Solla's Latin GRAMMY Award-winning Puertos (2019), the rapturous, propulsive fruits of his 17-piece Tango Jazz Orchestra. Upholding his devotion toward Tango music and its history on his 13th leader recording, the multi-GRAMMY nominated Solla returns alongside the prolific Lizana for a virtuous welding of jazz-infused, cross-continental Latin styles. read more

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“Strange Things Happening: A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe” Gospel Brunch Presented by Gibson, Luck, and Antone’s Wraps Exceptional Artist Performances at Willie Nelson’s Luck Ranch @SXSW 2023
21.03.2023 Sunday, March 19 in Austin, TX, Gibson, Luck, and Antone's offered the unforgettable, artist-packed gospel brunch and tribute concert "Strange Things Happening: A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1915-1973". The event, which took place at Willie Nelson's Luck Ranch and capped an exceptional week of performances at Luck Reunion, honored the music icon Sister Rosetta Tharpe, read more

Gibson Records: Announces Signing of Rock and Blues Group Ghost Hounds, First Single 'Dirty Angel' Out March 9, New Album To Be Released June 2023
03.03.2023 For the past 130 years, Gibson-the iconic American instrument brand-has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved brands around the world. Iconic music that has inspired generations has been recorded on Gibson guitars since the inception of recorded music. read more

Gibson Unveils B.B. King "Live at the Regal" ES-335, Limited-Edition Guitar Celebrates One of the Greatest Blues Albums Ever Recorded
22.02.2023 Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson is proud to commemorate the legendary B.B. King and his landmark album Live at the Regal with the B.B. King read more

Grammy Award-nominated Singer, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist and Mint Condition Front Man STOKLEY Brings His Romantic, Riveting and Rhythmic R&B to The August Wilson African-American Cultural Cente
15.02.2023 With their velvet vocals, sharp wardrobe and synth-driven percussive arrangements, the St. Paul, Minnesota group Mint Condition has been one of the tightest ensembles on the scene since 1985. Discovered by producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, their lead vocalist and drummer Stokley, became a solo recording artist in 2017. He will perform in the latest installment of the Soul Sessions, a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented artists today, at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), read more

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Sultans of String and Marc Meriläinen explore the light in new single “A Beautiful Darkness”
21.03.2023 A Beautiful Darkness is a collaboration between 3x JUNO nominated, 4x CFMA winning Sultans of String and Marc Meriläinen, the creative force also known as Nadjiwan, who has been recognized in many corners, including Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Native American Music Awards, the Indigenous Music Awards, along with invitations to perform at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and the 2015 Pan-Am Games in Toronto. read more

Sandrayati's Debut Album "Safe Ground" Out Now
21.03.2023 Sandrayati has announced a profound debut record on Decca Records UK entitled Safe Ground. The album is scheduled for release on March 17, 2023. Inspired by the longing to define home, Sandrayati weaves many worlds into this body of work. Moving from place to place whilst growing up, to follow her parents' calling in fighting for the rights of indigenous people, meant that human connection became home. Developing an intimate relationship with land also plays a role in defining her home. read more

Spain Meets Haiti with Gammy-winning Victor Prieto and Gaston Jean-Baptiste at Flushing Town Hall on March 19
07.03.2023 Flushing Town Hall's monthly series of Mini-Global Mashup concerts continues on Sunday, March 19 with Spain meets Haiti. Curated by renowned klezmer trumpeter Frank London, the concert series presents a different pairing of solo artists each month, showcasing traditional music from around the world and unexpected collaborations that create new and spontaneous sounds. read more

Guitarist/Composer Grace McNally Debut Release "Full Circle" - Africa-South America-Gullah- Charleston, SC
02.03.2023 Full Circle is my debut album which explores the musical continuities between the American Southeast, Central America, West Africa and Northeast Brazil. It is a musical memoir featuring musical traditions that have impacted my journey and perspective as a musician. It is a love letter to Charleston, South Carolina and to all the places that I lived in and traveled to in my young adulthood. read more

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