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The National Jazz Museum in Harlem February 2015 Events!
31.01.2015 February 2015 Events Tuesday, February 3rd Something to Live For: The Strayhorn Centennial, Part 1 Jazz for Curious Listeners 7:00-8:30pm Host: David Hajdu, author of Lush Life Location: The National Jazz Museum in Harlem 2015 is the centennial of one of jazz's greatest composers - Billy Strayhorn. NJMH will celebrate his life and music in a series of concerts and events. Please join us this evening as David Hajdu, the author of LUSH LIFE, the definitive Strayhorn biography, read more

The McCrary Sisters Fire Up Spiritual Classics On New Album ‘Let’s Go’
31.01.2015 Soulful sister vocalists The McCrary Sisters - long known in Nashville circles as first-call session aces supporting some of music's most vibrant artists - will release its latest 16-track collection of soul-stirring gospel titled Let's Go on March 10. read more

Canadian Brass to Open OCU Concert Series
31.01.2015 The Grammy Award-winning Canadian Brass will open the 2015 Distinguished Artists Series at Oklahoma City University with an 8 p.m. Feb. 6 concert in Petree Recital Hall. read more

Sasha's Bloc Plans Four Nights Of Shows To Celebrate Release Of CD, 'Heart On Fire'
30.01.2015 Jazz collective Sasha's Bloc, featuring guest vocalist Jane Monheit, confirms 'Heart On Fire', an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more. read more

Newport Jazz Festival Adds Jack DeJohnette and Lisa Fischer to 2015 Lineup
30.01.2015 Celebrating music made in Chicago and one of the world's premier backup singers, George Wein is pleased to announce the additions of Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago and Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton to the lineup of the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management July 31 – August 2. read more

The George Gee Swing Orchestra​ CD Release Event
28.01.2015 The George Gee Swing Orchestra​ Cd Release Event for "Swing Makes You Happy" SUN., FEB. 1st at SMALLS 4:30pm-7pm​ Featuring George Gee - bandleader David Gibson - trombone, music director Hilary Gardner - vocals John Dokes - vocals Ed Pazant - alto sax Michael Hashim - tenor sax Tony Lustig - baritone sax Freddie Hendrix, Andy Gravish - trumpets Willard Dyson - drums Marcus McLaurine - ​string bass Steve Einerson - piano read more

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Show
28.01.2015 Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Show, with special guests Charles Neville, Godwin Louis and Khalif Neville; plus a world premiere video screening of RSE's 2014 summer concert in Italy. Tuesday, February 17, 8:00 pm. Tickets: $25, Students $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge. After a sold-out show last year, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE) returns to Regattabar for a Mardi Gras Party that's not to be denied! The Fat Tuesday evening will feature special guest saxophonists Charles Neville of the legendary The Neville Brothers and Godwin Louis, a 2011 graduate of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz Performance, read more

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John McAndrew Releases New Album On WBA Records Titled Forgiven
29.01.2015 John McAndrew is a storyteller and it can truly be said that it is his passion for telling a tale that is attracting the attention of adult contemporary listeners and blues/pop fans. Described as a Paul Simon with a smidgen of Harry Chapin and a drop of Jimmy Webb his music is uplifting, inspiring and is captivating audiences across the United States. read more

Shari Puorto Band To Perform At The NAMM Show In Anaheim, 2015
26.01.2015 AKG/ Harmon & Little Lightning are proud to announce The Shari Puorto to perform at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA, 2015. "Shari has always provided an honest and powerful musical experience that strikes at the core of what music is all about. Great energy, original material, a true group performance, and a talent that reaches off the stage to touch the audience." Joe Wagoner, AKG/Harmon read more

Bluesman Bernard Allison Is In The Mix
23.01.2015 Blues guitarist and singer Bernard Allison will release his first new studio album in six years, In the Mix, on March 17 from the Germany-based label, Jazzhaus Records. Produced and arranged by Bernard Allison, In the Mix features 10 tracks, including five originals, as well as covers of two songs from his legendary father, Luther Allison read more

Swiss Precision To Test The Austrian Blues
23.01.2015 Says Runway 27, Left's lead guitarist Erich 'White Feather' Brandl: "We've been dreaming of calling on Switzerland for quite some time, given the Swiss love for the blues. Other dates in 2015 will take us further to the south and west of Germany, which is another opportunity for playing songs from our first two albums and sharing the stage with our guest singer Andrea Dangl on Austrian dates, too." read more

world music news

Cuban Culture Festival New York
30.01.2015 American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba (AFLFC) announced the program for Cuban Culture Festival New York (CCFNY), an exciting multi-disciplinary collaboration with Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA), Americas Society, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Jack Shainman Gallery, The Joyce Theater, and The National Arts Club to take place citywide February-June, 2015. read more

"The Seal Of Solomon" By Shlomit & Rebbesoul
29.01.2015 Shlomit Levi grew up surrounded by the culture and music of her ancestral home of Yemen. She is a highly respected singer in her native Israel and well known as the voice on "Sapari, " the hit song by Orphaned Land, Israel's groundbreaking group of Oriental Heavy Metal music. RebbeSoul (aka Bruce Burger), an upstate New York native, is lauded as having created the modern version of Jewish Roots and World Music. read more

Jordan De La Sierra's Gymnosphere Reissued with Original Packaging And More
27.01.2015 In the world of experimental, explorational, ambient/new-age/neo-classical music, something very special has happened. One of the inspirational and influential "lost classics" has re-emerged. In 1976, multi-dimensional artist Jordan De La Sierra sat at a specially-tuned piano and recorded Gymnosphere: Song of the Rose. The original vinyl album has been out-of-print for more than 30 years. Now the recording has been released for the first time on CD, digitally-remastered from the original tapes. The legend continues. read more

John Holt To Be Honoured At Jazz Festival
26.01.2015 Organisers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival have tapped some of the best roots rock reggae stalwarts to present a tribute to the late John Holt. Few singers have influenced generations of reggae acts like John Holt, the consummate lovers rock artiste. The tribute features nine acts in a pulsating reggae party on Thursday, January 29 at the Trelawny Stadium. read more

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