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Simone Weissenffels April 2019 appearances NYC & Phila
20.04.2019 Simone Weissenfels is one of Germany's most versatile artists in contemporary music and improvisation. Since the 1980s she has been active in experimental, jazz, and classical music circles as an improviser, composer, organizer, and educator, working throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. read more

Swiss Minimalistic Jazz Ensemble Akku Quintet To Release Fourth Album “Depart” On Trey Gunn's 7dMedia Label
20.04.2019 The Akku Quintet was founded by drummer and composer Manuel Pasquinelli. Says renown writer Sid Smith, "Best-known for his work in Swiss post-rock minimalist outfit, SONAR, Pasquinelli's writing contains an almost cinematic dimension that encompasses bittersweet moods and moments of unfolding drama." The band is based in Switzerland, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. read more

New Art Ensemble of Chicago Studio and Live Release - Out April 26th Release
19.04.2019 Out next Friday, April 26th - 2CD Release We Are On The Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration The Art Ensemble of Chicago has been at the forefront of creative improvised music since 1969, and has long served as the flagship ensemble of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), the august Chicago-based organization that also fostered the careers of members such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and Wadada Leo Smith, among many others. read more

Saigon Would Be Seoul | Single release and debut album announcement
19.04.2019 Saigon Would Be Seoul is the solo project of Mirza Ramic from American electronic duo Arms and Sleepers. The artist is sharing today the first single "The One To Lose" from his upcoming debut album via the following media partners : read more

Jazz at the Amity Gallery: Karl Latham and Friends Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 PM
19.04.2019 Jazz at the Amity Gallery Karl Latham and Friends Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 pm Karl Latham-Drums Oscar Perez -Piano Calvin X. Jones-Bass The excitement of jazz played by Karl Latham and Friends is happening at the Amity Gallery on May 25th at 7:30 PM. The music will include standards, classics and original music by 3 outstanding musicians. read more

From Baroque to Bop and Beyond | THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE
19.04.2019 From Baroque to Bop and Beyond: An extended and detailed history of the intersection of classical music and jazz By Lynn René Bayley From Baroque to Bop and Beyond: An extended and detailed history of the intersection of classical music and jazz By Lynn René Bayley Quite possibly the best book you will ever read on the cross-influence of classical music and various forms of jazz from the ragtime era to the present. Lynn Bayley leave no stone… read more

New Jazz Film to Make History
19.04.2019 The Music Kept Them Alive...AND Killed Them! THEY DIED BEFORE 40 Eight jazz musicians who died before the age of 40 93 minutes read more

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Rory Gallagher 'Blues' To Be Released May 31 By Chess/UMe
07.04.2019 In what would have been the 50th year of Rory Gallagher's recording career comes Chess/UMe's May 31 release of a new career-spanning collection, BLUES. Drawn from the vaults of the Gallagher estate's tape archive, the collection presents rare and unreleased recordings of Rory playing his favorite blues material. read more

Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Music and Dance Saturday, February 23rd
18.02.2019 The center of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is the river itself. It is indeed a treasure. But for a long time the river and its wildlife and environs were not respected and pollutants from various sources were pushing it to ruination. One man is synonymous with the environmental movement to save this treasured river… Pete Seeger. read more

Scott Ramminger Releases His 5th Album - Rise Up, a slightly different path
16.02.2019 Scott Ramminger has gone down a slightly different path on Rise Up, his March 2019 release - his fifth record since 2011. Where his previous studio discs have been heavy on horn sections and backing vocals, Rise Up features only five players - Ramminger on vocals and tenor sax; Wes Lanich on piano and Hammond B3, Shane Theriot on guitar, Paul Langosch on upright bass, and Emre Kartari on drums. read more

Leyla McCalla’s New Album “Sees The Truths That We Missed” –NPR
02.02.2019 Leyla McCalla's The Capitalist Blues is out now on PIAS/Jazz Village and has been met with raves and significant support from NPR and beyond. The former Carolina Chocolate Drop's third album embraces the sounds of New Orleans and her ancestral Haitian roots, read more

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Anticipatience The 2nd Album From Lessons From The Dreamtime
15.04.2019 A quick read through the musicians supporting the sophomore album by Lessons From The Dreamtime, and you can see why these songs captivate the listener from the first note to the last. Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon), Alex Acuna (U2, Ella Fitzgerald) and Brahim Fribgane (Peter Gabriel, Rufus Cappadocia) are just a few of the musicians that Jesse Maddox collaborated with read more

Pascal Bokar Afro Blue Grazz Band available for Festivals, Performing Arts Venues and Special Events
10.04.2019 Award Winning Guitarist/Vocalist and University Professor Pascal Bokar understands the connections between West African music and the sounds of the American South. read more

The notice for “Premio Andrea Parodi”, the italian world music contest open to artists worldwide
08.04.2019 The notice of "Premio Andrea Parodi" ("Andrea Parodi Awards"), the only Italian World Music Contest, is open to artists worldwide; it is organized by the Andrea Parodi Foundation, it reached its twelfth edition and it is directed by Elena Ledda. The 2019 edition is programmed from October 10 th to 12th in Cagliari. read more

02.02.2019 The only Italian World Music Contest and has already reached its twelfth edition, acquiring an increasing prestige year by year: the "Andrea Parodi Awards", all organised in Cagliari by the homonymous Foundation with the artistic direction of Elena Ledda. read more

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