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BILL O’Connell & The Latin Jazz All-Stars at Birdland
28.09.2016 BILL O'CONNELL & The Latin Jazz All-Stars at Birdland Sunday, October 9th Sets 9 & 11 pm Featuring Bill O'Connell-piano Conrad Herwig-trombone Steve Slagle-sax David Finck-bass Richie Barshay-drums Richie Flores-congas read more

Jazz Record Collectors’ Bash – Dates Set For 2017 And We’re Moving
28.09.2016 Dates for the 2017 Jazz Record Collectors' Bash have been set: Friday & Saturday, June 23 & 24. New Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Edison, New Jersey. This is five miles from the former location where the Bash has been held since 2008. What stays the same: read more

Jazz Stories with Bernard Purdie & David Haney October 8th at Joe's Pub
28.09.2016 Jazz Stories combines the swinging exciting music with legend Bernard Purdie and company plus some great stories retold by David Haney. Haney talked to each of these artists and had them to recount the following stories for Cadence Magazine: Sonny Rollins, The Bridge Story; John McLaughlin's story about recording with Miles Davis; Annie Ross Meets Sarah Vaughan, Gunter Hampel remembers Thelonious Monk; Steve Swallow recalls his trip to Jamaica with Herbie Nichols; Dominic Duval on Charles Mingus; and of course Bernard Purdie breaks down the Purdie Shuffle. read more

Dr. John and McCoy Tyner Honored by The Jazz Foundation of America
28.09.2016 The Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) will host its 15th Annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala on Thursday, October 27, at the world famous Apollo Theater in Harlem. Proceeds will go to the JFA's Musicians Emergency Fund, reserved to benefit creative jazz, blues, and R&B artists who have contributed their talents and works to American Music read more

Marc Hoffman Releases Late September
28.09.2016 Virillion Music recording artist Marc Hoffman, well-known throughout North Carolina for his compositions, teaching and performances, has announced the release on Late September, an all-original CD for jazz trio, Hoffman had a breakthrough jazz release with his well-received Curioso in 2010. Late September includes 11 new pieces with Hoffman on piano, supported by Zack Page on the upright bass and Brian Sullivan on drums. "The recording is crisp, clear and detailed, yet exudes a warm ambience, " says Gary Dalkin, a music writer and editor for Film Music on the Web. "The whole is a top quality release; whether looking for a striking new jazz trio release or a longtime follower of Hoffman's career, most listeners are likely to be delighted by 'Late September.'" read more

Deadline for Jazz Connect Conference Early-Bird Registration on September 30
27.09.2016 The Early-Bird registration rate for the Jazz Connect Conference on January 5-6, 2017 in NYC is only $125 until September 30, with an additional 15% discount offered to members of various organizations, such as Jazz Journalists Association, JazzWeek, APAP, Chamber Music America, ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, JazzCorner and AFM – Local 802. read more

Drummer Ollie Howell plays The Troubadour
27.09.2016 Young British drummer Ollie Howell will step outside the jazz comfort zone to play London's famous Troubadour venue, known more for rock, folk and blues, on Wednesday September 28th. read more

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GUERNSEY'S Johnny Winter Auction
27.09.2016 "... A 130-pound, cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest, fluid blues guitar you ever heard." So said Rolling Stone in 1968 when describing a young, raw and riveting Johnny Winter. Through the decades, his music thrilled millions and for many, the treasures he left behind will be both poignant and magical. read more

Marcus Darc Hurts 'Em Bad with "Hail Mary" Tupac Rap Challenge
26.09.2016 With the 20th anniversary of Tupac's passing being acknowledged throughout the hip hop community, former Death Row artist, multi-platinum songwriter, producer and R&B stunner, Marcus Darc has added his video release to the growing number of contenders in the "Hail Mary Tupac Rap Challenge." read more

"Twin-Fin" Releases New Album and Music Video with Infinite Entertainment Group
17.09.2016 It is a deep and dark trip to another time...when clubs and private bars were filled with killers, hard drugs and alcohol by the barrels...when music was strictly for releasing the 'other' side in people..." - Canadian Beats Twin-Fin's high-energy music has topped national jazz and blues radio airplay charts (since March of 2016.) Their swingin' songs have been streamed more than 3 million times in wildly popular viral videos. read more

2016 Florida Harmonica Championships in New Smyrna Beach
15.09.2016 2016 Florida Harmonica Championships Featuring Brandon Santini w/ The Payne Brothers and Expert Judges Little Mike & Rockin' Jake! read more

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Renato Borghetti Quartet (Br) - Gaita Na Fábrica: New CD And Upcoming Europe Release Tour Oct/Nov
28.09.2016 Flamboyant accordionist Renato Borghetti and his quartet present their new project GAITA NA FÁBRICA ("Accordion in the Factory"), produced entirely at the FÁBRICA DE GAITEIROS, the cultural space where Borghetti is developing his new social project. The "Factory of Accordionists" is located in the town of Barra do Ribeiro near Porto Alegre in Southern Brazil, next to the ranch of the charismatic accordion star. Under the direction of Renato's architect daughter Emily Borghetti, the old factory on the bank of the Guaíba river was transformed into a beautiful, multifunctional space containing an accordion factory, an accordion school, and a small concert venue. read more

South African Artiste Shashika Mooruth Releases Krishna, The Flute Player
21.09.2016 Krishna, The Flute Player is my life…. my music. My journey that started as a little girl in S.Africa to India the land of spiritual music.…My attraction to the flute player who sent me on a journey of music from Govardhan in Uttar Pradesh, India to Ajmer in Rajasthan! The flute player who has taken me to different parts of the world in my music. read more

Fast rising reggae singer Jah Rooti releases yet another massive single.
14.09.2016 Fast rising reggae singer Jah Rooti releases yet another massive single. This time the singer puts out Bad Dreams, the follow up to his fan favorite Hush, which was released earlier this year and peaked at number 2 on the Souncloud Dancehall chart. Produced by RosesENT/JKeezRecords this song is the 2nd project that the artiste and the labels have work together on. The song is about a lost love the artist had for a girl and the nightmares that kept lingering and haunting him from the good times they've shared. read more

Marcus Corbett To Release New Album “Every Little Spirit” October 2016
10.09.2016 Much to the anticipation of music aficionados worldwide, music artist Marcus Corbett will be releasing his new album "Every Little Spirit" in October 2016! Marcus is an acoustic guitarist, singer and composer based between Marlborough, UK and Pune, Maharashtra, India. read more

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