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Grace Kelly Awarded $20,000 for Winning Song of the Year, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in NYC
17.09.2019 Millennial musical phenom Grace Kelly was awarded $20, 000 for winning the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 'Song of the Year' for her original song "Feels Like Home" today at New York City Hall. Kelly was presented with the award as part of the 6th annual Come Together NYC Tour in partnership with the Mayor's Office, City Council, and Department of Cultural Affairs. read more

Jazz on the Weekend at Orange County Community College
17.09.2019 In keeping with the long tradition of great jazz presentations at Orange County Community College –SUNY Orange— Jazz on the Weekend has two very different types of concerts scheduled. read more

Sharón Clark Quartet @ Birdland Wednesday, September 18
17.09.2019 Sharón Clark Quartet Birdland 315 W 44th Street, (212) 581-3080 Wednesday, September 18 The term "mash-up" has become quite the buzz word in contemporary music, but the all-time champion of the art of mashing upwards is Sharón Clark, not least because she's an even better singer than she is a masher-upper. read more

Minton’s Playhouse presents JC Hopkins Biggish Band Saturday Residency, Friday Jazz Diva Series and Big Band Sundays
17.09.2019 The owner of the legendary Minton's Playhouse Raphael Baccus has brought on Grammy nominated band leader JC Hopkins to resume the programming read more

A TRIBUTE TO HOWARD JOHNSON September 18, 2019 7:30 pm at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall
16.09.2019 InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 gala celebration, A Tribute to Howard Johnson, at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall, September 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The special event will honor the musical legend, who, in his five-decade career, has played alongside luminaries in multiple genres and pioneered the voice of the tuba in jazz. The event will also feature the talents of two-time Grammy-winning musician Taj Mahal and students of ISO. All proceeds from the event will support financial aid and scholarships for ISO students. read more

Emi Takada w/Marion Cowings Celebrate Their New CD "Why Did I Choose You" Thursday, September 19th 5:30 PM Birdland
16.09.2019 Japanese Jazz Singer Emi Takada's Why Did I Choose You Features Her Gentle Voice And Deep Understanding Of Timeless Lyrics On Ten Standards. Tributes to Jon Hendricks and composer Michael Leonard along with guest appearances by singer Marion Cowings are among the highlights of her second album. read more

Jimmy Cobb Featuring Roy Hargrove - Remembering U - New Release
16.09.2019 A consummate accompanist, unerring timekeeper, outstanding soloist and dynamic leader in his own right, revered drummer Jimmy Cobb showcases his inimitable touch on ballads and his irrepressibly swinging ride cymbal pulse on Remembering U. Accompanied by his working trio of Japanese pianist Tadataka Unno and Italian bassist Paolo Benedettini, Cobb's latest stands as a tribute to those people who have been a part of his long journey in jazz and are no longer with us. Special guests include tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson and the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove in one of his last studio sessions. read more

blues and rock news

Joe The Bluesman Turns U2's "One" Into The Blues
31.08.2019 Joe The Bluesman lives out his convictions and lays out his soul in his music. You can hear in the way he sings and you can feel it in the way he plays the guitar. The new king of blues, Joe is on a mission to bring blues back to the forefront of the music scene. "I feel that a lot of the quality has left the music these days, " Joe The Bluesman says. "I want to make great quality music that moves people, and that will be the driving force behind the music's success." read more

NEKTAR - the legendary psychedelic/progressive/classic rock band => BOOKING + NEW ALBUM 
28.07.2019 NEKTAR "The Other Side" new album The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!! The original members of NEKTAR: Derek "Mo" Moore (bass guitar, back vocals), Ron Howden (drums, back vocals) and Mick Brockett (lights and visuals), with Ryche Chlanda (guitar, lead vocals) from the 1978' band and Randy Dembo (12-strings guitar, bass guitar) from the 2005 band, and newcomer Kendall Scott (keyboards). read more

Francesca De Fazi | "Message in a Bottleneck"
23.07.2019 Francesca De Fazi is an italian songwriter and guitarist from Rome, Italy. She has called herself the Roman Blues Woman since she recorded one of her early albums in New Orleans years ago. She is releasing today a music video for "Message In The Bottleneck", the first single of her upcoming album "Craft Songs" to be released September 13 2019 via Noja Recordings. read more

Spirit of Woodstock - Peace & Music in Brooksville FL at Sertoma Youth Ranch August 16-18, 2019
21.06.2019 Friday thru Sunday, August 16-18, 2019 Spirit of Woodstock at Sertoma Youth Ranch 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, FL 34602 FEATURED ARTISTS*: The Hummingbirds Russ Bowers Isn't Dead Yet Tony Tyler Trance Cadillac Cowboys Bus Fulla Monkeys LC Williams & the Driver Kettle of Fish Alex Lopez Xpress Band Uncle John's Band Yesterdayze Moonflower-The Spirit of Santana Peace of Woodstock read more

world music news

Hossam Ramzy 1953 - 2019
13.09.2019 With great respect we announce that Hossam Hassan, known globally as Egyptian percussionist and world music star Hossam Ramzy, passed away on Tuesday 10th September 2019, aged sixty-five. Hossam was undergoing treatment for a heart condition in Brazil, however the condition was very advanced. Always a man of unwavering spirituality, Hossam passed on to begin the next phase in his spiritual journey. Among his crowning achievements are his loving family, a vast legacy of musical creativity and knowledge, and his philosophies of Egyptian dance and rhythm that he exported to the world. read more

12.09.2019 Renato Borghetti and Yamandu Costa have been friends for many years and are among the worldwide best known Brazilian instrumentalists today – Borghetti as a virtuoso on the button accordion, Yamandu "Paganini" on the seven string guitar. read more

Brazilian Music Foundation Presents Marcello Linhos & Armorial - Viola Caipira
11.09.2019 Marcello Linhos & Armorial VIOLA CAIPIRA Brazilian Folk Music Sept 15th, 2019 - 7:30 pm @ Drom - NYC 85 Avenue A, East Village, NYC 10009 Brazilian Music Foundation and Asuos Productions have the pleasure of presenting for the first time in New York City Marcello Linhos & Armorial "Viola Caipira" as part of our annual cultural and educational program. "Viola Caipira" read more

05.09.2019 The 12th edition of Premio Andrea Parodi reaches his full international dimension, as we can see from the 10 final contendants who will perform in Cagliari (Sardinia) from 10th to 12th October in the only World Music contest in Italy. Here they are: A.T.A. - Acoustic Tarab Alchemy (Tunisia and Lazio) with the song "Fattouma", in Arabic; Saly Diarra (Senegal) with the song "Musow" in Bambara idiom: read more

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