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20.03.2023 "Harlem Rhapsody", the new album by Dave Burrell to be released on March 31st by Parco della Musica Records - Rome The American pianist and composer will celebrate the event with a concert at the Casa del Jazz in Rome in April. Concerts also in Florence, Bari and in France read more

Grammy Nominated Composer and Harpist Brandee Younger - 'If It's Magic' Single from New Album 'Brand New Life'
20.03.2023 GRAMMY -nominated harpist and composer Brandee Younger announces her new album, Brand New Life (Impulse! Records), set for release on April 7th. Out now, the first single off of the Dorothy Ashby inspired album is the previously unrecorded and evocative Ashby composition, "You're A Girl For One Man Only." read more

Jeff Goldblum and Freda Payne Collab on "Lazy Afternoon" off Upcoming EP "Plays Well With Others"
19.03.2023 There is no stopping Jeff Goldblum and his inimitable style, especially when it comes to something as close to his heart as playing the piano. Goldblum especially loves to accompany, punctuate, converse musically with friends and fellow music-makers, and so is in his element on this new release. read more

Vermont Jazz Center Presents: 2023 Grammy Winner Linda May Han Oh and her Quartet
19.03.2023 The Vermont Jazz Center will present Grammy Award-winning bassist Linda May Han Oh's Quartet on Saturday, March 18th at 7:30 PM. She will be performing her beautifully complex, original music with Australian saxophonist Troy Roberts, Cuban-American pianist Fabian Almazan, and New York-based Eric Doob on the drums. read more

Vocalist Lauren Henderson issues her tenth leader recording ‘Conjuring’ due out April 21, 2023 (Brontosaurus Records)
17.03.2023 Vocalist Lauren Henderson returns on her tenth leader date, Conjuring, due out April 21 via Brontosaurus Records. Like its predecessor, La Bruja, this new recording continues to incorporate themes of magic and mysticism throughout, specifically emphasizing the power of Black American Music and Afro-Latinx experiences. Henderson, who identifies as a Black American with vast Caribbean and Afro-Latin roots, has dutifully upheld both Latin music and jazz traditions across her repertoire while carving distinct meaning into her very personal intersection of the two. read more

A preeminent contributor to the advancement and evolution of fusion. He has held that prominent position at the table for nearly fifty years.
17.03.2023 Artist: Jeff Richman Album: XYZ Label: Blue Canoe Records Street Date: March 30, 2023 Add Date: March 27, 2023 After graduating from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in 1975, it soon became evident that Richman was to be a vast contributor to the advancement and evolution of fusion. He has held that prominent position at the table for nearly fifty years. read more

17.03.2023 "The tradition of jazz is innovation, " is a quote by Guitarist Pat Metheny and one that new Jazz Director Michael Thomas believes is an important piece in educating young musicians. "Almost every one of the jazz greats made their mark because they did something different, " explained Mr. Thomas. "That is why it is so important to understand where musicians started and how they got to where they are today." read more

blues and rock news

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

Grammy-winning Vocalist/Bassist/Composer/Multi-instrumentalist MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO Brings Her Eclectic, Genre-spanning Music to The August Wilson African American Cultural Center’s Soul Sessions on
15.02.2023 Discovered by Madonna and championed by the late author/journalist Greg Tate, Meshell Ndegeocello, who described herself as a "revolutionary soul singer, " and whose name in Kiswahili means, "free like a bird, " performs in the latest installment of Soul Sessions at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAAC), 980 Liberty Avenue, on Friday, March 10, 8:00 pm. Soul Sessions kicked off in October with Afropop diva Angélique Kidjo and also features the self-described "Gentleman of Soul, " Peabo Bryson on February 11, Stokley, R & B singer and long-time leader of Mint Condition, on April 5, and singer/rapper/songwriter Maimouna Youssef (aka Mumu Fresh) on November 18. read more

world music news

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

Sultans of String and Northern Cree celebrate life and spirit with new single “Nîmihito (Dance)”
14.02.2023 Nîmihito (Dance) is a collaboration between 3x JUNO nominated, 4x CFMA winning Sultans of String and Northern Cree, a nine-time Grammy nominated pow wow and round dance group from Treaty 6 territory in Canada, who have released more than 50 albums over their 40-year history. read more

Steeped in North Indian Classical Tradition, Jasdeep Singh Degun's New Album: Anomaly
26.01.2023 Lie back. Surrender to the undertow. Feel yourself floating away. Submit to the beauty and sorrow, the poetry and power, of the sitar – that plucked string instrument with the long neck, pear-shaped gourd and origins in the courts of the Maharajahs of medieval India. read more

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