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Celebrate Barry Harris with Jazz Power Initiative!
30.11.2022 In December, Jazz Power Initiative celebrates Dr. Barry Harris (1929-2021), the Internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer, educator, community builder and keeper of the bebop flame. Dr. Harris profoundly inspired Jazz Power Initiative since its founding in 2003 as The Jazz Drama Program and we were fortunate to officially honor him during his lifetime, have him visit our program and offer us ongoing guidance and encouragement. read more

Grammy Nominated Jane Ira Bloom: Picturing the Invisible - Focus 1
30.11.2022 Picturing The Invisible – Focus 1 is a selection of compositions by saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom inspired by the science photography of legendary NYC photographer Berenice Abbott, arranged for duet during the pandemic and recorded remotely in high definition immersive sound by audio engineer Ulrike Schwarz. read more

The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles A musical biography
30.11.2022 The Extraordinary Journey of Jason Miles is a refreshingly straightforward, candid, captivating, and agenda-free look at one musician's climb from the streets of Brooklyn in the '60s and '70s up to the top: specifically, the pop, R&B, and jazz world of the '80s to the present day. read more

12/7 Final BMI Acoustic Lounge of the year at Rockwood Music Hall feat. Jordan Armstrong and Bebe Stockwell
30.11.2022 BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) is excited to announce its final Acoustic Lounge of the year, a free monthly showcase featuring performances by BMI singer-songwriters, at Stage One at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. The Acoustic Lounge gives emerging songwriters an opportunity to showcase new music in an intimate setting, read more

Dave Stryker Trio Appearing @ Birdland Tue., Dec 6th 7pm / 9:30pm
30.11.2022 Don't miss the Dave Stryker Organ Trio on December 6 at 7 & 9:30! Whether you've heard guitarist Dave Stryker leading his own group (with 33 CD's as a leader to date), or as a featured sideman with Stanley Turrentine, Jack McDuff, and many others, you know why the Village Voice calls him "one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along in recent years." He was recently voted once again into the 2022 Downbeat Critics and Readers Poll for the 12th time. read more

STEVE TINTWEISS SPACELIGHT BAND “LIVE AT NYU: 1980”
29.11.2022 This is my fifth archive release produced for the INKY DoT MEDIA label. This concert at the NYU Loeb Student Center Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, for their New Music Showcase series, was an opportunity to present two sets of my original tunes performed by the Spacelight Band at a high point. Saxophonists Byard Lancaster and Charles Brackeen provided the front-line along with vocalist Genie Sherman Walker. Drummer extraordinaire Lou Grassi and I held down the varying rhythm. read more

The Duke Ellington Nutcracker and Grinch Suite at ESU December 10th
29.11.2022 The Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite and  The Grinch Suite (premiere performance) by Matt Vashlishan Special Guests Edward Ellington II, Nancy Reed, and Seneca Black Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 6 p.m. Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall  Fine and Performing Arts Building East Stroudsburg University read more

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Linwood Taylor Band (with Sol Roots), and Mikey Junior Sat Nov 26 Baltimore MD
24.11.2022 On Saturday November 26, The Baltimore Blues Society presents world class musicians the Linwood Taylor Band (with Sol Roots), and the Mikey Junior Band for a special holiday concert. This special one-night-only concert event will feature the blazing and tasteful guitar stylings of Linwood Taylor and Sol Roots, who are both recognized as some of the east coast blues/soul top talents, as well as the powerful harmonica work of Philadelphia based Mikey Junior. The fantastic Linwood Taylor rhythm section includes master bassist Steve Wolf (of Danny Gatton, Tom Principato), and drummer extraordinaire Joe Wells (Tom Principato). read more

Alexander O’Neal, Morris Day And The Time, The Bar-Kays And Con Funk Shun Headline The Fourth Annual We Want The Funk Festival at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 8:00 pm, December
17.11.2022 The fourth annual We Want the Funk Festival, which takes place at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) December 9 and 10 at 8:00 pm, celebrates the rhythm-driven musical genre that evolved from the R&B, soul, and jazz music of the 1960s that continues to influence today's artists. Featuring a dynamic host and lineup, the concerts include a variety of performers from chart-toppers to R&B-fusion groups to solo vocalists. read more

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Brian May of Queen, Mana, Nile Rodgers and more Join Gibson 'Guitars For Peace'
13.11.2022 Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, and Gibson Gives-its philanthropic arm-are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine. read more

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Brian May of Queen, Mana, Nile Rodgers and more Join Gibson 'Guitars For Peace' Global Auction w/Julien’s Auctions for Ukraine Relief
13.11.2022 Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, and Gibson Gives-its philanthropic arm-are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine. read more

world music news

GRAMMY-nominated jazz vocalist Somi to debut at Carnegie Hall 11/18, with chamber-jazz retrospective of Miriam Makeba & her own work
22.10.2022 Internationally lauded, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Somi has made several illustrious and refreshing musical statements over the course of this past year. In March, she released her album Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, a celebration of the late civil rights activist and South African vocalist Miriam Makeba. read more

Five-Time Grammy-Winning Afropop Diva Angélique Kidjo Performs as Part of August Wilson African-American Cultural Center’s Soul Sessions, Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm
21.10.2022 Angélique Kidjo, the Benin-born, Paris-based vocalist, who for four decades has reigned supreme as the queen of Afropop/world music and has sung the music of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, comes to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), 980 Liberty Ave.,  Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm,  to perform as part of Soul Sessions,  a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented artists today. read more

DUPLEX - debut single 'Magic House'
19.10.2022 Magic House is the debut single by DUPLEX, a band led by two renowned musicians of the Belgian scene, Didier Laloy (diatonic accordion) and Damien Chierici (violin). Taken from the forthcoming album Maelstrom; a dreamy and surreal musical travel diary, sprinkled with world music, electro-pop and cinematic atmospheres. Magic House is "set in Saint-Malo, Bar de l'Univers, one winter's eve… Surrounded by old maps, yellowed photos and sailors' mementos, Didier & Damien – carried away by a few rhums arrangés and the smoke plumes of Havana cigars – evoke their past journeys and dream of new ones…" read more

Aynur - BERLIN PHILHARMONIE - World music: Aynur – the voice of the Kurds 11.10.2022
11.10.2022 She is the musical voice of the Kurds: Aynur sings about the life and suffering of the Kurdish people, especially the women. Her songs are based on traditional pieces, which she fuses with stylistic elements of western music, above all jazz. read more


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