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Bruce Lundvall, Longtime Blue Note President, Dies At 79
22.05.2015 It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of beloved music man & longtime President of Blue Note Records, Bruce Lundvall. He was 79 years old. The cause was complications from a prolonged battle with Parkinson's disease. Born in Englewood, New Jersey in 1935, Bruce was a lifelong jazz lover whose passion for the music was ignited by Clifford Brown, read more

MPS Records - Wolfgang Dauner; Werner Baumgart‘s Bigband; Schlüter/Spendel - Exclusively Mastered for iTunes.
22.05.2015 Releases: May 22nd, 2015 (Exclusively on iTunes) Wolfgang Dauner Quintet - The Oimels Wolfgang Schlüter with Christoph Spendel - Dualism Werner Baumgart's Big Band Baden-Baden - Jazz, Rock & Sweet The Oimels This 1969 record has more in common with the Beatles and sixties psychedelic pop-rock than that period's jazz. read more

TheUse (USA) European Tour
21.05.2015 TheUse will be touring europe from May 29 to June 13 2015 crossing Germany, France, Poland, Austria and Switzerland! TheUse makes intricate and fluid electronic music influenced by IDM experiments with home-made effects and years of experience in improvisation imbued with rock and psych-pop moods. read more

The City Boys Allstars New CD "Personal Thing" & Upcoming Live Appearances
21.05.2015 The Band: Mike Merola: guitar; Al MacDowell: bass; Rob Clores: keyboards; Nick Saya: drums; Dan Sandownick: percussion; Lew Soloff & Tony Kadleck: trumpets; Andy Snitzer, "Blue Lou" Marini & Tom "Bones" Malone: saxophones; Tom "Bones" Malone: trombone; Bil Kurz, Angel Rissoff & Horace Scott II: vocals. Label: City Boys Mike Productions LLC Formats: CD, Audiophile Vinyl, Digital Downloads Release Date: June 5, 2015 Tracks: 1. Birdland 4:57 2. Personal Thing 4:43 3. Fine Wine 3:36 4. I won't write your song 3:51 5. Shining Star 3:00 6. Summer Nights 5:12 7. Thru The Glass 4:03 8. Sugar Bowl 4:28 9. Baby 4:02 10. I'm A Real Nice guy You Wouldn't Like Me 4:50 11. Will Have To Do 3:12 12. Meaning Of life 5:15 read more

Duduka Da Fonseca June 26th & 27th at Jazz at Kitano
21.05.2015 "Duduka is a fantastic drummer, he has worked with me and I love the way he plays." Antonio Carlos Jobim, Rio de Janeiro, Spring 94 "Duduka Da Fonseca is one of the very few drummers, or perhaps the only drummer, who has found his own unique voice by combining the two traditions. His command of Brazilian and American rhythms and his ability to integrate them so seamlessly is truly innovative. With music in mind, Sincerely, " Billy Hart read more

Alon Nechushtan at Antibes Bistro
21.05.2015 Alon Nechushtan's music adventures has brought him to far corners such as the Yokohama Festival Japan with his contemporary compositions, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montereal's Rex Hotel with his Jazz Trio and The Tel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble. read more

Royal Punisher CD Release
20.05.2015 Royal Punisher has completed their debut LP of all original jazz music, titled "Bullets for Breakfast". The official release date and performance will be Thursday, June 11th, at Paper Tiger with special guests, from Austin, TX / Cuba, Krudas Cubensi. read more

blues and rock news

Keb’ Mo’ Comments On Passing Of Close Friend And Music Mentor, B.B. King
19.05.2015 Modern day blues artist, Keb' Mo', has released a statement regarding the passing of his longtime friend and American blues icon, B.B. King. Keb' Mo' stated, "B.B. was not only the king of Blues; he was a real king, a gracious man and leader. No one will ever replace him." read more

Bobby Rush Appearing at B.B. King Blues Club Monday, May 18th 8pm
16.05.2015 Bobby Rush's latest two albums, this year's Grammy nominated funk-infused Decisions and last year's Grammy nominated and Blues Music Award winning album Down in Louisiana is the work of a funky fire-breathing legend, both exhibiting one of his many unique layers. read more

B.B. King Dead At Age 89
15.05.2015 Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as "The Thrill Is Gone." King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. read more

The 5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest
14.05.2015 Honoring the music of Blues pioneers Hammie Nixon, Yank Rachell and "Sleepy" John Estes, music fans of all ages are encouraged to gather Saturday, May 23rd at the Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville, TN for the 5th Annual Exit 56 Blues Fest. read more

world music news

June 6: Student Ghita to Open for Maroon 5 at Morocco's Festival Mawazine
20.05.2015 Pop artist Ghita, a Berklee College of Music student from Casablanca, Morocco, will open for superstars Maroon 5 at the 14th annual Festival Mawazine Rythmes du Monde in Rabat, Morocco, on Saturday, June 6. The concert is on the closing night of the nine-day festival that has drawn one million people in past years. read more

An Eclectic Mix Of Musicians Take Home Coveted ZMR Awards
17.05.2015 The vibrant city of New Orleans set an exciting backdrop for the 11th Annual Zone Music Awards (ZMR) Show and Concert on Saturday May 9th, 2015 at the Joy Theater. New Orleans-based ZMR owners Daryl Portier and Ben Dugas welcomed an eclectic array of musicians and fans traveled from as far as Norway, South Africa and India to attend the weekend-long events read more

Fourth Annual Asheville Percussion Festival To Be Held June 19-21, 2015 In Asheville, NC
05.05.2015 Asheville Percussion Festival is being held June 19-21, 2015 in beautiful Asheville, NC. Come enjoy a creative environment where percussionists and dancers of all traditions, from around the globe, gather to explore, create and innovate. All workshops on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be held at the Odyssey Community School. read more

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

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