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Creole Soul: Etienne Charles Sextet
24.10.2016 South Florida JAZZ presents the Etienne Charles Sextet November 5 at 8 PM. Trinidad-born and still in his 20s, trumpeter Etienne Charles is a compelling and exciting jazz artist ushering the jazz genre into groundbreaking territory His band and new album, Creole Soul, represents a captivating journey of new jazz expression, tapping into myriad styles rooted in his Afro-Caribbean background read more

Christian McBride to receive the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award from the Jazz Connect Conference
22.10.2016 On January 5, 2017, the Jazz Connect Conference will present bassist/bandleader/advocate/educator Christian McBride with the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award. The Jazz Connect Conference created the Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award in 2014 in honor of the esteemed jazz record executive who was a champion and advocate for so many jazz artists over the last four decades. The annual award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and vision in expanding the audience for jazz and who has made a real difference for the artists, the music and the audience. read more

Pt.2: MPS - Piano month on MPS John Taylor // Monty Alexander // Fritz Pauer
22.10.2016 MPS is known for its amazing piano greats and newcomers: e.g. Monty Alexander published a big number of albums in his early carrier in the Black Forest. His work in this release bunch is joined by the albums of two other giants on the piano: John Taylor and Fritz Pauer. read more

New Release From Carol Liebowitz & Nick Lyons "First Set" Line Art Records
22.10.2016 New Release from Carol Liebowitz & Nick Lyons "First Set" Line Art Records Artists: Carol Liebowitz, Nick Lyons Label: Line Art Records (LA1002) Artist Websites: Release Date: January 6, 2017 UPC: 888295505161 All selections by Carol Liebowitz and Nick Lyons except Carol's Dream and Roy's Joy (Connie Crothers, C&C Jazz, ASCAP). Tracks 1–7: live concert, Brooklyn, NY, May 20, 2012 (Connie Crothers, engineer); Track 8: recorded August 10, 2007, Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY (Max Ross, engineer). CD Mastering: Jim Clouse, Park West Studios, Brooklyn, NY. read more

22.10.2016 AIR FRANCE Presents DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL 17 YEARS AND GOING STRONG ! 'HOT JAZZ, ROOTED IN GYPSY CULTURE' Legend/DORADO SCHMITT Returns Amati Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard NOV. 15 – 20 at BIRDLAND and 'ON TOUR' Special Guests: Grace Kelly/Sax Jazzmeia Horn/Vocals, Jorge Continentino/Flute & Sax Edmar Castaneda/Jazz Harp, Joel Frahm, Sax read more

Larry Corban - Corban Nation - Harvie S, James Weidman, Steve Williams and Steve Slagle
22.10.2016 Larry Corban is a New York City-based guitarist that has had extensive experience working with some of the world's greatest musicians. He has played, performed and/or recorded with: James Weidman, Harvie S, Steve Williams, Steve Slagle, Buddy Williams, Sylvia Cuenca, Essiet Okon Essiet, Ron Affif, Omer Avital, Avishia Cohen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Roy Hargrove, Vic Juris, Oz Noy, Nir Felder, Ben Butler, Matt Beck, Jeffrey Lee Campbell, Tim Quick and Wayne Krantz. read more

Albert Marques Trio Live in the South Bronx CD Release Shows
22.10.2016 Albert Marques Trio Live in the South Bronx CD Release Shows Albert Marques piano Rockwood Music Hall November 27 8:30 pm Feat. Zack O'Farrill 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 Cornelia Street Cafe December 17 6 pm Feat. Ari Hoenig 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014 Albert Marques is a Catalan transplant from Spain whose passion at the piano is only matched by his huge humanity and kindness. This is not cartoon jazz, or a stereotypical Latin Jazz trio. read more

blues and rock news

New Blues CD - The Joey Gilmore Band
24.10.2016 Mosher St. Records, South Florida's award winning independent blues record label, announces the 2016 release of The Joey Gilmore Band's new CD titled RESPECT THE BLUES. The soulful 11 song collection once again brings us the fullband sounds of some of Gilmore's greatest influences – Johnny Adams, Lou Pride, Beau Jocque, Little Milton, William Bell, Johnny Rawls – whose songs he interprets. read more

FREE live music at BMI's Acoustic Lounge- Tuesday 10/25 at the Rockwood NYC
11.10.2016 BMI's next Acoustic Lounge is happening Tuesday, October 25th at the Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 1 (196 Allen St., New York, NY). The evening will feature music by singer-songwriters Justin Baron and Meghann Wright. The show begins at 8PM and admission is absolutely FREE! read more

Rolling Stones to release first new album in over a decade
07.10.2016 The Rolling Stones are going back to their blues roots. The band on Thursday confirmed the upcoming release of their first studio album in over a decade, titled "Blue & Lonesome." The record is being touted as the band's "return to the blues, " which a press release announcing the album called "the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones." "Blue & Lonesome" will be released December 2. read more

Rhythm Express - I Can't Stand The Rain (Soul)
04.10.2016 The Rhythm Express invites all to invite March in with a Memphis Soul classic "I Can't Stand the Rain." "I Can't Stand the Rain" is the fourth single celebrating the grand history of roots singers by the Rhythm Express. Selena Evangeline led last season with Judy Mowatt's 1972 ode to the hardships and struggles of women - "Black Woman" followed by Gizelle Smith's empowering, "Hold Fast, " then Ammoye's tribute to Phillis Dillon, "Midnight Confessions, " now Selena comes full circle with a remake of Ann Peeble's classic 1974 rhythm & blues hit. read more

world music news

For The 59th Grammy AwardsЃ INDUS RAAG 2 - Karachi Concerts
15.10.2016 INDUS RAAG 2 - Pakistani and Indian classical, folk and world Fusion at its bestЕ An award-winning album 65 musicians from all over the world enter into an artistic venture to create Karachi Concerts + live sessions - 6 Audio CDs - 1 DVD -1 Booklet. Total of 10+ hours of enchanting music. One of the biggest albums submitted for consideration in 59th Grammy's in World Music and Craft categories. read more

DeCalamus debut album
04.10.2016 Val di Comino, the territory native to the cultural roots of the vocal-instrumental (large ensemble), is a land of people, families and groups that have been constantly in movement, swarming in Europe and the rest of the world: artisans, experts of restoration and hospitality, with innovative and successful outcomes, whose names are not cited here (too much space would be necessary.) Also, it's a land of musicians: some of those who left were itinerant musicians, at the service of devotional practices very common in the Christian environment, powered by the typical "tools' of that lifestyle: read more

Katie Melua's 'In Winter' Featuring 25-Member Georgian Gori Women's Choir Out October 14 (BMG)
01.10.2016 Katie Melua's seasonal new album 'In Winter' finds one of the UK's most successful recording artists of the millennium returning to her native country of Georgia and recording this stunning, ethereal project with the 25-member Gori Women's Choir. The project required Katie and an engineer to fly to Georgia with 12 boxes of equipment and build a DIY studio in a community center there. The 10-track collection is deeply rich with personal stories and cultural history, from surprising selections by Joni Mitchell, a traditional Ukrainian carol and Rachmaninoff to original songs inspired by Georgia's civil war and the commercialism of the holiday season. 'In Winter' will be released October 14 on BMG. read more

Marconi Union Explores Musical Themes Of Abandonment And Past Societies
29.09.2016 Ghost Stations, the ninth studio album by UK-based Marconi Union, combines many aspects of their classic electronic sound with some new musical elements that take the music in exciting and unexpected directions and is released on the UK ambient label, Just Music. After fourteen years of writing and performing, the trio – founder members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with keyboard player Duncan Meadows – are thought to be "amongst today's most talented musicians" according to London's Sunday Times. They have continually steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity, evoking emotions by gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic compositions. read more

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