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Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier Play - Malphas the Music of John Zorn
01.09.2014 Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier Play - Malphas the Music of John Zorn Tuesday, September 2nd - 8:30 PM One Set Only! Mark Feldman-violin, Sylvie Courvoisier-piano. John Zorn's Masada - Angels At The Village Vanguard - A special week long festival (The Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014) read more

Jazz & Blues Florida September Issue Posting And Important Message Regarding Your Email Preferences
01.09.2014 Yes, fine people, Jazz & Blues Florida has released another fantastically excellent edition of our online magazine! YOU are invited to partake by stopping by anytime, day or night, or in-between, and check out Florida's jazz & blues scene for FREE! The links to the new issue, in both .pdf and online reader format, are right there on the home page. read more

Sheila Jordan's Highly Anticipated Biography
31.08.2014 When Sheila Jordan dropped a nickel in the jukebox of a Detroit diner in the 1940s and heard "Now's The Time" by Charlie Parker, she was instantly hooked—and so began a seventy-year jazz journey. With Jordan's full cooperation, author Ellen Johnson documents the fascinating career of the 85-year-old NEA Jazz Master who stands today as one of the world's most deeply respected jazz vocalists and educators. read more

Kelley Suttenfield New CD "Among The Stars”
31.08.2014 Among The Stars is the second release for acoustic jazz vocalist Kelley Suttenfield. Known for her "passionate delivery that can penetrate hearts" (JazzReview), once again she embarks on a musical exploration—this time traversing through jazz and singer-songwriter territories, and landing squarely in the space between. read more

Wall Street Jazz Festival in Kingston
30.08.2014 The Wall Street Jazz Festival began in 2004 when John Bilotti and Peggy Stern were attending a jazz festival and noticed a conspicuous absence of women in the lineup. "What's wrong with this picture?" they say gave way to "What are we going to do about it?" Thus was born a jazz festival in which all the leaders are women. read more

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem September Events!
30.08.2014 NEW EXHIBIT: BEBO VALDÉS, GIANT of AFRO-CUBAN MUSIC Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, September 16, 5:00-7:00 pm FOUR JAMS ABOUT BEBO VALDÉS In connection with the exhibit BEBO VALDÉS: HIS MUSIC. HIS CUBA. HIS LEGACY, the National Jazz Museum In Harlem presents four Tuesday night listening sessions with commentary by and conversation with writer, music director and Master of ceremonies Ned Sublette. read more

New Jazz Piano Club to Open in NYC September 3
30.08.2014 A new jazz piano club, Mezzrow, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, will open on Sept. 3 with a performance by Johnny O'Neal. 67According to a press release from the venue, "Mezzrow is a listening room and lounge located at 163 West 10th Street (at the corner of 7th Ave., across the street from another jazz club, Smalls) in the basement space. read more

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Progstravaganza: Beyond Frontiers CD Available for Pre-Order, Out on October 14th
01.09.2014 In August 2010, Prog Sphere released its first ever Progstravaganza compilation. After four years, twenty compilations, over 460 bands showcased, and more than 65, 000 downloads, Prog Sphere Promotions is ready to release its first physical compilation CD. Progstravaganza: Beyond Frontiers, is ready for pre-order Progify store, and will be released on October 14th, 2014. This new compilation includes twelve progressive rock and metal bands from all around the world who are itching to show their talent to global audience. read more

Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
31.08.2014 Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, and Epic Records celebrate electric blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan with the release of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. A definitive career-encompassing 12 disc library, The Complete Epic Recordings Collection brings together, for the first time, the entirety of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's official studio and live album canon including the inaugural commercial release of A Legend In The Making, a highly collectible (formerly) promotional only recording of SRV & DT's incendiary performance at Toronto's El Mocambo club in 1983. read more

Americana Music Association Announces its 13th Annual Honors & Awards Performers and Presenters
30.08.2014 The Americana Music Association reveals an initial presenter and performer lineup for its 13th annual Honors & Awards Show. As anticipated, the list reflects Americana's "spirit of eclecticism" (New York Times) through its diverse production/curation. read more

Tragik Entertainment Explore Importance Of Blues Music To American Culture-
30.08.2014 Two Saint Louis Filmmakers are Behind a New Documentary That Tells the Story of the Blues from a Different Perspective. Instead of just another history Documentary or Biographical piece, they are making a film about the many different ways that Blues Music has influenced not only music, but popular culture and society as a whole. read more

world music news

Ciro Hurtado Makes Modern Latin Music With Many Influences
27.08.2014 Deep in the Peruvian rainforest there grows a hallucinogenic vine ("ayahuasca") that has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous natives to make a medicinal potion for rituals to rid the user of "mal de ojo" or melancholia, or to bring spiritual wisdom and insights. Latin guitarist Ciro Hurtado took this magical journey 30 years ago resulting in a professional music career and, eventually, his new album, Ayahuasca Dreams. read more

Folkways Presents Venezuelan Folk Legends Serenata Guayanesa
24.08.2014 Serenata Guayanesa is a musical ensemble, but much more it is a living treasure of Venezuela's musical and cultural heritage. Founded in 1971 in Guayana, the southeastern region along the Orinoco River, by four college students who liked to serenade family and friends, the group swiftly rose to national acclaim through its pioneering interpretations of music in many different styles of folk music from across Venezuela. read more

The Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-Yo Ma's Europe Concert Tour
24.08.2014 From September 3 through September 11, 2014, the critically acclaimed Silk Road Ensemble will travel to Europe for a concert tour with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bringing their unique border-crossing musical experience to audiences in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey; Paris; Amsterdam; and Luxembourg. This tour marks the first performances by the group in Turkey and Luxembourg. A full tour schedule with information for individual concerts is available on the Silkroad website. read more

One-man Modern Folk Band Brings His Music Stateside, Jan 2015
16.08.2014 Jeremy Loops - a South African born modern folk artist - will bring his music stateside with a U.S. tour this fall and the January 2015 U.S. release of his debut album 'Trading Change.' With the help of his signature looper pedal, which allows him to layer multiple instruments and melodies in real time as he performs, Jeremy becomes a "one man folk band, " blending urban inspired rhythms with lilting folk. read more

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