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The Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra Performs Its 75th Concert!
21.09.2014 The Karl Berger Improvisers Orchestra kicks off its fall season on Wednesday, September 24 at 7pm at Shapeshifter Lab with the 75th performance since its inception in 2011. Each show features an open workshop/rehearsal and typically consists of an orchestra of 30 or more professional string, horn, reed, and percussion soloists who turn read more

Antoinette Montague Upcoming Live Appearances
21.09.2014 Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague considers Carrie Smith, Etta Jones, Della Griffin and Myrna Lake to be her mentors. Antoinette has worked extensively in the New York area during the past decade with such musicians as Bill Easley, Norman Simmons, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Wess, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Mike Longo's New York State of the Arts Orchestra. "Montague has a voice that is immediately appealing, and is adaptable to the variety of tunes that she has chosen for the album. Her sound is smooth with a soulful edge. read more

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque Appearing at The Blue Note
21.09.2014 Jane Bunnett And Maqueque Appearing at The Blue Note Mon, Sept 22nd 8 & 10:30pm. Celebrating The Release Of Their New JustinTime CD. Blue Note Jazz Club (131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012) Celebrated jazz flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett has introduced a lot of Great Cuban musicians to North American audiences over the past couple of decades, including Dafnis Prieto, Yosvanny Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. read more

Jazz with The Softwinds All Stars Sunday, September 21st
21.09.2014 Jazz with The Softwinds All Stars Sunday, September 21st Sets at 3:00pm and 5:00 pm at The Horse & Sulky Pub & Grill Campbell Hall, NY The Softwinds All Stars Tom Cabrera-drums Paul Duffy-piano Lou Pappas-bass Ron Crosta-vibes Mike Anotnelli-saxophone read more

Jamie Cullum To Preview His Upcoming Blue Note Album "Interlude" In NYC 9/29
21.09.2014 We are proud to announce Blue Note Records as the new US home of British jazz star Jamie Cullum. Cullum comes to New York City later this month to give a special sneak preview of his upcoming album INTERLUDE with a pair of intimate shows at the Blue Note Jazz Club on September 29. Cullum will also be opening for Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on October 2. read more

Arturo Sandoval & Jorge Calandrelli "Eternamente Manzanero"
21.09.2014 Performing Senor Manzanero's music with co-headliner Jorge Calandrelli, Arturo Sandoval's latest album is a fresh, modern and pleasant take on his beautiful bolero music.The production is immersed in a lounge atmosphere in which sensual rhythms are predominant and the instrumentation is never overly charged. read more

Michael White Trio in Angel City Jazz Festival at Barnsdall Art Park
20.09.2014 Michael White Trio (Michael White violin, Leisei Chen vocals, Jason Schimmel guitar) will perform Sunday September 28th 2014 at 4:30PM at Barnsdall Art Park (4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA). The 2014 Angel City Jazz Festival will come Full Circle on Sunday, September 28th with a special all-day event on two stages, celebrating the return to beautiful Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, the home of our very first festival. Enjoy paellas, wine and beer, with great music at various levels of support, from free outdoor events to affordable special programming at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater. read more

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Roots Blues Traveler Markus James Releases New Album, Head For The Hills
20.09.2014 Firenze Records announces an October 28th release date for Markus James' new album, Head for the Hills. Recorded in Holly Springs, Como, Senatobia and Luxahoma, Mississippi, as well as in Northern California, Head for the Hills showcases Markus James on vocals, electric slide, 3 string cigar box, gourd banjo, slide dulcimer, acoustic guitar, harmonica, read more

Stony Plain Records Signs Blues Hall Of Famer:Billy Boy Arnold
17.09.2014 Stony Plain Records announces the signing of legendary Chicago blues harmonica master Billy Boy Arnold, and will release his new CD, The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold, on October 21. Produced by Duke Robillard, Arnold's new CD showcases his talents as a songwriter, singer and harmonica player, backed by an all-star cast of musicians, including the Roomful of Blues horns. read more

The Aaron Clift Experimen Launch Kickstarter Campaign
15.09.2014 Progressive rock quartet from Austin, TX, The Aaron Clift Experiment, have launched a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign to support the recording and release of their second studio album. Earlier in January, the band started writing new songs that will be part of the still untitled sophomore studio effort, and they are aiming to start the recording process in January 2015. The band commented: "We have a very exciting set of songs ready to record in January 2015, and we need your help to raise the money to make this vision a reality." read more

Blues Ace Popa Chubby Celebrates 25 Years On The Road
13.09.2014 Larger than life blues figure Popa Chubby has a lot of reasons to feel lucky this year. 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of his emergence as a powerful force in the venerable New York blues scene with his very own band, and his own unique brand of hard hitting, face melting, blues rock n' funky soul. And he'll celebrate this major milestone the only way he knows how, with the release of a smokin' hot studio album I'm Feelin' Lucky - coming October 14 on Cleopatra Records - and a series of shows on the West Coast! read more

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Stella Santana Premieres Debut Song 'The Reason'
14.09.2014 Singer/Songwriter Stella Santana, daughter of legendary Grammy award-winning musician Carlos Santana, premieres her debut single "The Reason." Stella collaborated on her first ever single with famed music producer Hardy Indiigo, best known for his hit single with Madonna, "Superstar." read more

Sergio Mendes Releases Eclectic Okeh Records Debut - Magic -
14.09.2014 Magic spotlights the distinct talents of a large cast of both emerging and established Brazilian and North American musicians, vocalists, composers and producers. The eclectic line-up of multi-faceted collaborators underscores how Mendes has been so successful at forging fruitful partnerships since he emerged as a young jazz pianist in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1960s. read more

Jane Bunnett And Maqueque at Scullers Jazz Club
10.09.2014 Jane Bunnett And Maqueque Appearing at Scullers Jazz Club, Thurs., Sept 11th 8pm Celebrating The Release Of Their New JustinTime CD. Scullers #1 Jazz Club in Boston with World Class Jazz Artists; Scullers Jazz Club is Boston's Best Jazz Club located at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge Scullers Jazz Club. Celebrated jazz flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett has introduced a lot of Great Cuban musicians to North American audiences over the past couple of decades, including Dafnis Prieto, Yosvanny Terry, Pedrito Martínez, and David Virelles. read more

Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf
08.09.2014 In a period of governmental and cultural revolution, former Pipettes front-woman, Gwenno Saunders, releases a political concept album inspired by an obscure 1970s Welsh language sci-fi novel, subtly disguised as a blissful kraut-pop record. Written by Gwenno and produced by Rhys Edwards, Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day) turns its back on predictable commercial aspirations and lifts a defiant middle finger in the direction of the mainstream. Taking its cue, and title, from Owain Owain's 1976 novel about a dystopian future where the robots have taken over and are busily turning the human read more

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