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Nicholas Brust - Frozen in Time - Fresh Sounds Records - 5-1-2020
24.02.2020 Heralded as a premiere saxophonist of his generation, Nicholas Brust has established his voice in the world of modern jazz. He has found his niche as a bandleader and composer, taking advantage of the numerous textures and combinations available in small-group improvised music, from duo to sextet. read more

J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band New York Moment Record Release Party @ Minton's Playhouse Saturday, March 28th 6PM
24.02.2020 A difficult group to classify, the J.C. Hopkins Biggish Band (a small big band or a large jazz combo) is a forward-looking swing ensemble that has been a regular feature at the historic Minton's Playhouse every Saturday night for several years. read more

Omar Kamal - "The Palestinian Frank Sinatra" - Appel Room - April 6th
24.02.2020 Omar Kamal has been called the "Palestinian Frank Sinatra", and with good reason. Singer/composer Kamal comes from the city of Nablus. His multi-cultural influences have given him a rich taste in music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson to Arabic greats read more

Solitaire Miles The Born To Be Blue Sessions
24.02.2020 "Solitaire Miles has a voice that makes you think she's opened a hole in the fabric of time and stepped right out of 1939." Chicago vocalist Solitaire Miles has been singing for most of her life, but I think she had been singing in her past lives as well, because her evocative style shines through, giving the listener an opportunity to glimpse into a portal of a bygone era. read more

2 for 1 Late Night! Tony Glausi Quintet at Jazz Forum, Tarrytown!
24.02.2020 Tony Glausi Quintet - 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition Winner! FRI & SAT • FEB 28 & 29 7 & 9:30 PM The winner of numerous international awards for his trumpet playing (including 2017 ITG International Trumpet Competition Winner), 25 year old Tony Glausi has already recorded six impressive albums and he brings his quintet to Tarrytown for an evening of new original music from his upcoming album. read more

Kerry Politzer’s Quartet pays tribute to Durval Ferreira
21.02.2020 Pianist-composer Kerry Politzer's Quartet pays tribute to Durval Ferreira @ The Jazz Forum 1 Dixon Lane Tarrytown, NY 1059 Sunday, February 23rd Sets 4 & 6pm Kerry Politzer - piano Laura Dreyer - saxophone and flute Eduardo Belo - bass Mauricio Zottarelli - drums read more

Charles Pillow Ensemble's CHAMBER JAZZ on SUMMIT Records
21.02.2020 Bandleader, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow is excited to announce the February 21st release of his latest large ensemble venture, Chamber Jazz on SUMMIT Records. read more

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New Jersey Bluesman seeks to define New Jersey Blues and Roots music with special guests Johnny Sansone,Dave Stryker, Jared Gold, Baron Raymonde
19.02.2020 What would Blues and Roots music born in New Jersey sound like?", asks Al Gold, "...may be difficult to define it as uniquely from New Jersey." Band leader, singer/guitarist and NJ resident Al Gold continues, "the world has become a much smaller place; musical boundaries trampled and characteristic sounds have been shared. I'm not calling this a BLUES album… although it's steeped in and rooted in the BLUES, it's options are open and a bit outside of the box. I thought I'd write some tunes and ask some friends to come play… and see who we are". read more

Jimi Hendrix's Landmark Final Album, 'Band Of Gypsys,' Celebrated With Remastered 50th Anniversary Vinyl Editions
16.02.2020 Jimi Hendrix's immortal 1970 live album, Band of Gypsys, is one of his most influential releases, with the charismatic guitar icon testing the bounds of his creative approach to produce some of the most ambitious music of his career. Capitol/UMe will honor this landmark record on March 27, almost exactly 50 years from its original release, with special 50th anniversary vinyl editions of Band of Gypsys that recapture the album's boundary-breaking spirit. read more

SOUL/BLUES SINGER LISA MILLS RECORDS NEW CD, THE TRIANGLE, AT ICONIC STUDIOS IN MUSCLE SHOALS, MEMPHIS AND JACKSON
15.02.2020 On January 24, Melody Place Music released The Triangle, its inaugural album from the label's first signing, soul/blues singer Lisa Mills, and also debuted her new single, "Greenwood, Mississippi, " produced by the acclaimed Fred Mollin. read more

Rory Block Announces Second Release Of Her “Power Women Of The Blues” Series With Prove It On Me, Coming March 27 From Stony Plain Records
09.02.2020 Six-time Blues Music Award-winner (including the 2019 award for the "Acoustic Artist of The Year") Rory Block announces the release of the second installment in her "Power Women of the Blues" album series with Prove It on Me, coming March 27 on Stony Plain Records. It follows the critically-acclaimed 2018 release of her first CD in the series, a tribute to the legendary Bessie Smith titled A Woman's Soul. Rory was recently nominated for another Blues Music Award – "Traditional Female Blues Artist" (AKA – The Koko Taylor Award) – for the upcoming BMAs in Memphis in May. read more

world music news

Aynur, HEDÛR - Solace Of Time, Contemporary Kurdish Folk Music with one of the richest voices of our times
07.02.2020 Aynur is one of the most prominent Kurdish singers of our times. Her impressive voice and extraordinary musical narration represent the Kurdish music heritage of her cultural roots as a global genre. Her unique voice infuses traditional Kurdish folk music with the contemporary sensibility of Western music. On 7th February 2020 Aynur's soulful voice finally meets the audience with the release of her new album 'Hedûr'. read more

3-CD/1-DVD collection from Béla Fleck, feat. new duo album w/ Toumani Diabaté, coming 3/27
30.01.2020 Béla Fleck and Craft Recordings are pleased to announce Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions, available everywhere March 27th. Throw Down Your Heart, a document of Béla's remarkable journey across Africa to explore the banjo's roots, is available for the first time as a complete film and music set, with the addition of a brand new duo album with kora master Toumani Diabaté, read more

Afro-Peruvian Jazz Project Comes To The US
26.01.2020 Acclaimed drummer Oscar Quilca Barcelli has announced plans for a North American tour this spring for his band, the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Project. The band will perform in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Miami and other cities beginning in March. A full list of dates and venues will be released later this month. read more

Jonah Mutono Shares Uganda-shot Music Video For "Circulation"
25.01.2020 Jonah Mutono is pleased to share the captivating video for new single "Circulation." Shot in his native home of Uganda, the video was directed by Isaac Eastgate and symbolically illustrates the political and social tensions the country is currently under. read more


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