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Perry Beekman S'Wonderful Sings and Plays Gershwin Apr 27th @ The Bar Next Door
27.04.2015 For the third part of his continued quest to fully explore the Great American Songbook, the remarkable guitarist/vocalist Perry Beekman embraces George and Ira Gershwin with the very aptly titled S'Wonderful. Following up on the critical and popular success of the first two albums in the series – Bewitched (Rodgers & Hart) and So in Love (Cole Porter) – Perry and his longtime associates, pianist Peter Tomlinson and Lou Pappas on bass, offer 15 of the Gershwins' best loved classics. read more

Terence Blanchard Announces New Album 'Breathless' May 26, 2015
26.04.2015 Multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard is set to release his new album Breathless May 26 on Blue Note Records. With his new quintet, The E-Collective, Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. The album is a statement piece with the title referencing "I can't breathe, " read more

Curacao Brings Outstanding Lineup To Upcoming Jazz Festivals
26.04.2015 The tiny, yet bustling island of Curaçao, located in the Southern Caribbean, shares its latest music news and events: • International BlueSeas Festival Following the success of the renowned Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, the island will host its inaugural Curaçao International BlueSeas Festival this May 7 - 9, 2015. The festival will be a celebration of traditional and gentrified jazz music, and will feature a variety of international musicians, including the legendary Original Blues Brothers, Buddy Guy, and emerging artists such as Kat Riggins, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band and Moreland & Arbuckle. read more

Kind Of Jazz Released
26.04.2015 Norine Braun is a singer-songwriter renowned for writing wide ranging compositions in various genres from blues, roots, rock to jazz music in her impressive catalogue of 9 albums. Norine Braun's new "Kind of Jazz", focuses on 11 songs in soft jazz and mellow stylings from her past releases providing the perfect mix of solace and brilliance all in one collection. read more

International Jazz Day 30 April
25.04.2015 "In times of change and uncertainty, we need the spirit of jazz more than ever before, to bring people – especially young women and men – together, to nurture freedom and dialogue, to create new bridges of respect and understanding, for greater tolerance and cooperation." Irina Bokova, Director General read more

Jay leonhart Trio at Birdland Saturday, April 25th & May 2nd at 6PM
25.04.2015 Jay Leonhart will appear with his trio in another of their Saturday 6 PM appearances at Birdland. Jay will perform his own songs accompanied by the brilliant Ms. Ohno and Mr. Rothbard. Jay's Birdland set is a perfect way to start off your Saturday evening! read more

Benefit Performance for the Hamilton-Madison Music School
25.04.2015 Meg Okura & the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble featuring Sam Newsome and Helen Sung May 20th, 2015 7:00 PM Mariners Temple 3 Henry Street - New York, NY 10038 read more

blues and rock news

Florida Welcomes Duffy Bishop to the Blues Scene
24.04.2015 From Portland Oregon, and now here in Florida, Duffy Bishop is in the Cascade Blues Association and Washington Blues Society Hall Of Fame, and a recipient of both organizations' Lifetime Achievement Award. She has won the CBA's Female Vocalist Award so many years in a row that they renamed it the Duffy Bishop Female Vocalist Award. Duffy started performing professionally in her early teens. Over the course of her four decade career she has shared the stage with many legends including Ruth Brown, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Gatemouth Brown, Lou Rawls, Bonnie Raitt, Shemekia Copeland, Bo Diddley and Bobby Blue Bland to name a few. read more

Voo Davis Creates A Midnight Mist On His New CD
19.04.2015 Guitarist/singer Voo Davis announces an April 28 release date for Midnight Mist, the third CD from this talented musician whose musical sound gumbo encompasses the roots of blues, with additional flavorings from Americana and jam band spices. read more

Nicolas Meier: New Album, Tour with Jeff Beck and Pledging for Allan Holdsworth's "Tales from the Vaults'
16.04.2015 Dear Friends in Music Mr. MoonJune highly recommends "Chasing Tales" by Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier, a superb album of profound beauty, released in the UK earlier this year on the independent MGP Records, featuring the legendary English axeman Pete Oxley, and the extraordinary Swiss born and UK based guitarist extraordinaire Nicolas Meier who is currently recording, playing and touring with Jeff Beck. Jeff and his wonderful band is starting a big USA tour this month, and his band, besides Nicolas on acoustic, electric and synth guitar, also includes Jonathan Joseph on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass and Jimmy Hall on vocals. read more

Ciconia Announces "The Moon Sessions 2015" European Tour Dates
16.04.2015 Spanish post-metal purveyors, Ciconia, will embark on a European tour billed under the name "The Moon Sessions 2015" on April 13th with a concert in Sarzana, Italy. The tour is in support of Ciconia's last year's debut full-length album "The Moon Sessions." read more

world music news

New York Seoul Singer Shares Her "Wisdom"
25.04.2015 Seoul-born, New York-based musician and multimedia artist JiHAE will release her new album 'Illusion of You' on June 5 (Septem). JiHAE, which means "wisdom" in Korean, highlights her worldly influences on 'Illusion of You', produced by Dave Stewart and Jean-Luc Sinclair, with additional production by Stuart Matthewman. read more

Berklee Presents Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at Boston’s Symphony Hall April 24
22.04.2015 The Signature Music Series at Berklee continues as Grammy Award–winning conductor Arnie Roth leads the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra in a captivating performance of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at Boston's celebrated Symphony Hall. The multimedia concert will showcase music from throughout the series, including beloved classics, previews from the latest releases, and a stunning high definition video presentation from game developers Square Enix. The program features the music of celebrated video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, with such highlights as Character Theme Medley (Final Fantasy VI), Roses of May (Final Fantasy IX), Zanarkand (Final Fantasy X), Jenova Complete (Final Fantasy VII), and more. read more

Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, Dee Dee Bridgewater to Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement May 9
22.04.2015 Berklee College of Music president Roger H. Brown will present Julio Iglesias, Doug Morris, Harvey Mason, and Dee Dee Bridgewater with honorary doctor of music degrees at Berklee's commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 9, at the 7, 000-seat Agganis Arena at Boston University. More than 900 Berklee graduates, their parents, and invited guests will be in attendance. This year's honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring contributions to American and international culture. Past recipients include Duke Ellington (the first, in 1971), Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Page, Smokey Robinson, Steven Tyler, Loretta Lynn, David Bowie, Juan Luis Guerra, Annie Lennox, Paco de Lucia, Carole King, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, George Clinton, Plácido Domingo, and A.R. Rahman. read more

Musician Russell Suereth Features Dozens Of Instruments On His New CD
22.04.2015 Electronic-keyboardist Russell Suereth promotes universal spirituality with his heartfelt original instrumental music that blends new age sounds and world-fusion rhythms as heard on his third album, Spiritual Haven. "I believe people all over the world need spiritual havens, " explains Suereth. "Of course some people find this in physical places such as churches, temples or sacred sites, but with the right mind-set it can also be in a car, on a couch, in your home or in an office. read more

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