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Jack Kleinsinger Highlights In Jazz: In Memory of Bucky Pizzarelli
06.04.2020 In Memory of Bucky Pizzarelli January 9, 1926 – April 1, 2020 Highlights In Jazz producer Jack Kleinsinger pays tribute to the late master guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, a long-time friend and inspiration. read more

South Florida Jazz Inc President Dr. Ron Weber Honored as 2020 JJA Jazz Hero
06.04.2020 The Jazz Journalists Association is pleased to announce its slate of 2020 Jazz Heroes Advocates who have had significant impact in their local communities. In this troubling time, as the world fights a pandemic, the JJA is proud to celebrate the hearts, souls and efforts of 27 "activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz" in 23 U.S. cities. These Jazz Heroes are united by their devotions to put jazz into the public sphere, for all to enjoy. read more

Sophie Tassignon's Distinctive 'Mysteries Unfold' To Be Released On RareNoiseRecords
06.04.2020 The haunting strains of a distant melody, the resplendent majesty of an angelic choir; the echoing cries of circling birds, the thundering clomp of charging hoofbeats; the menace of an ominous growl, the soul-stirring chime of a tolling bell, the urgency of a percussive rhythm: Sophie Tassignon conjures all of these with only that most beautiful, boundless and mysterious of instruments, the human voice. On her first solo album, Mysteries Unfold, the Belgian-born, Berlin-based vocalist transcends time and language to explore and evoke a stunning panoply of human emotion. read more

3D Jazz Trio - I Love To See You Smile - Diva Jazz - May 22nd
05.04.2020 Fiercely swinging on purpose, WITH purpose, this powerhouse trio plays original, traditional and contemporary standards from all genres of music. Their unique style and innovative arrangements are always super-charged by their boundless musical joy and gratitude. read more

Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Heroes 2020
04.04.2020 Twenty-seven "activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz" in 23 U.S. cities were announced by the Jazz Journalists Association today as the organization's 2020 slate of Jazz Heroes. read more

Flushing Town Hall at Home
03.04.2020 Flushing Town Hall is excited to launch its new, virtual series, Flushing Town Hall At Home!, which includes performance streaming with FTH at Home: Facebook Watch Party Live!, its new family program FTH: Global Arts for Global Kids at Home, and FTH at Home: Zoom Community Hang. While temporarily closed in accordance with COVID-19 physical distancing measures, Flushing Town Hall will be sharing its renowned, global arts programming online. read more

NEW JAZZHEADS RELEASE: VANDERLEI PEREIRA AND BLINDFOLD TEST VISION FOR RHYTHM
03.04.2020 A greatly in-demand Brazilian drummer who has been in the U.S. for over 30 years, Vanderlei Pereira's mastery of rhythms, superb technique, and versatility have uplifted a countless number of sessions. Vision for Rhythm is the recording debut of his group, Blindfold Test, and it features fresh material, rich melodies, infectious rhythms, colorful solos, and a very attractive group sound. read more

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Contest Closing Tonight: Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Troubadour Competition.
04.04.2020 Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selecting up to 10 Sonicbids artists for their annual Troubadour Competition. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage on Saturday evening (still on)! read more

Jay Willie & James Montgomery "Cadillac Walk" + WORLD PREMIER VIDEO
28.03.2020 Artists may come and artists may go, but Detroit born legend James Montgomery has performed in the forefront of the blues for over four decades. In my younger days, I first saw him perform locally around the New England circuit with his own James Montgomery Band and the Shaboo Allstars. read more

Blues-Rock Sexy Sax Player/Singer Evelyn Rubio Is Crossing Borders On New CD, Due May 1st On SeaSpeed Productions Label
22.03.2020 Blues-rock sax player/vocalist Evelyn Rubio announces a May 1st release date for her new CD, Crossing Borders, on the SeaSpeed Productions label. Produced by Grammy-winner Larry Fulcher, who also contributes his dynamic bass playing to the new disc, Crossing Borders features musical contributions from a host of A-list musicians, read more

Dutch's Basement Blues Band Has A New Vinyl Release.
15.03.2020 Dutch's Basement Blues Band is a chart topping blues band in Pennsylvania. These ASCAP recording artists recorded their first CD in 2017 titled "In the Basement" on Uncle Wagon Records. The CD has eleven original songs a few of which have been number one songs on Reverbnation and continue to be aired on radio stations all over the US and abroad. read more

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Guitar Master And Composer Peppino D'Agostino To Release “Connexion”, His First CD In Six Years
22.03.2020 Beloved acoustic guitar master Peppino D'Agostino has had a busy six years since his critically-acclaimed release, Penumbra, touring internationally, scoring documentary soundtracks and video games, and performing with some of the world's best musicians. read more

Talinka’s New Release, Rainbow Over Kolonaki
06.03.2020 Produced and mixed by Gilad Atzmon and recorded by Ben Lamdin at The Fish Factory Studio, London and mastered by Andrew Tulloch at The Blue Studio, 'Rainbow Over Kolonaki' follows Talinka's acclaimed 2017 debut. Talinka creates a new, distinctive sound that explores the unique and diverse journeys of four British musicians: Jenny Bliss (a baroque virtuoso), Yaron Stavi (one of Europe's leading bass players) Gilad Atzmon (an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist with an affinity for ethnic sounds) and his wife Tali, whose singing has been paired with her theatrical career. read more

Internationally Celebrated Anoushka Shankar Releases Love Letters
06.03.2020 Six-time Grammy Award-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar releases her debut Mercury KX EP, 'Love Letters', out on February 7th read more

Sultans of String Celebrate Refugees and Immigrants on New Album: Refuge
04.03.2020 Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Toronto-based quintet, Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh album, Refuge, Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world's displaced peoples-their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity. Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee on Refuge, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home. read more


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