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Chris Botti and Jon Batiste & Stay Human Tix at Newport Jazz Fest On Sale 12/18
18.12.2014 Tickets for the opening night concert of the Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management featuring Chris Botti and Jon Batiste & Stay Human on the Alex and Ani Stage at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino on Friday, July 31, go on sale worldwide on Thursday, December 18, at 10:00 am. Tickets for the annual pre-concert cocktail party can be purchased at the same time. read more

Hypercolor "Self Titled"
17.12.2014 Hypercolor is a collaborative jazz-rock unit out of the new generation of Downtown improvisers. Guitarist Eyal Maoz, bassist James Ilgenfritz and drummer Lukas Ligeti collide their multifarious interests into one another like a post-modern demolition derby, pulling from the wreckage a sound that is as intricate as it is aggressive. The NYC-based trio combines avant-jazz, new music, no wave, African and Israeli traditions, holding its opposing urges in an electrifying tension that is both melodic and deconstructive. read more

Lourdes Rebels "Snuff Safari"
17.12.2014 Lourdes Rebels are an electronic duo (Luigi Bonora and Rodolfo Villani) from Parma, Italy. Their music is a mix of animal sounds, slags from the past, psychedelia and confused voices from beyond. They play distorted toy-keyboards, samplers, electric guitars, drum-machines and filtered microphones. They started out in 2010 as the noise band Bonora. read more

Whaling City Sound announces April release "Kind of New" by Jason Miles & Ingrid Jensen
17.12.2014 Whaling City Sound is pleased to announce it will be releasing Kind Of New, a refreshingly diverse new recording co-led by Jason Miles and Ingrid Jensen, in April, 2015. The pair will be starting to tour as a quintet that same month, and will perform a special preview concert at New York's Winter Jazz Fest in January. read more

Celebrating Charlie Haden 1937-2014
17.12.2014 Tue., Jan. 13th The Town Hall 7pm. Family and friends, including many jazz greats, will come together to celebrate the life of jazz legend CHARLIE HADEN (1937-2014), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and NEA Jazz Master who is one of the most innovative and influential bassists in the history of jazz. read more

Michelle Walker Goes Into The Studio To Record Her New CD
17.12.2014 On a cold, brisk March morning some 18 months ago, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker was packing her small suit case for a 3 day stay out of town. She and the band members that she had been playing with for a little over 4 years were heading up to the small town of Milford, PA to record her next studio project. read more

Delilah to Release Sarah + 1, a Tribute To Sarah Vaughan on Groove United Records in 2015
17.12.2014 Delilah's new record "Sarah + 1: A Tribute to Sarah Vaughan" due to hit the street January 13, 2015 on Groove United Records will leave listeners demanding more! Delilah's vocal range, timelessness and radiance have only continued to flourish since her last release in 2013 of "Sweeter Life". read more

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Gil Hockman "Dolorous"
17.12.2014 Gil Hockman is a singer-songwriter from Johannesburg, South Africa. He sings songs about all sorts of stuff but mainly about ex-girlfriends and existential angst. His genre is 'post-folk' i.e. he used to play folk and now he plays other stuff too. Gil currently divides his time between his home town and Berlin. In April 2014 Gil released his second full length album, Dolorous. On Dolorous Gil has expanded his style from being generally straight forward singing-and-guitar to include all sorts of other things. Dolorous is going to be released in France, Germany and Benelux in January 2015. read more

New Bob Dylan Studio Album Shadows In The Night
14.12.2014 Columbia Records announced that Bob Dylan's new studio album, Shadows In The Night, will be released on February 3, 2015. Featuring ten tracks, the Jack Frost-produced album is the 36th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012's worldwide hit Tempest. read more

Jazzed‎ About Hendrix Now! 24 Hours to Make History
11.12.2014 You can help make guitarist history today by becoming an integral part in our Kickstarter Campaign in celebration of the life and times of Jimi Hendrix. Noë Gold is producing the definitive book commemorating the world's greatest guitarist, lavishly illustrated with inside stories from guitar heroes and Jimi confidants. Please join our Campaign and help make this a reality! read more

Dwight & Nicole rock in the New Year w/ guest Jesse Dee & more
10.12.2014 Dwight & Nicole New Year's Eve Celebration, joined by special guest Jesse Dee and more. Wednesday, December 31, 9:30 pm-12:30 am. Tickets: $85, includes a midnight toast and party favors. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge. Soulful blues and roots act Dwight & Nicole (fronted by recording artists Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson) has been compared to many legends of our time - Etta James and John Lee Hooker, Mavis Staples and BB King - but they clearly have their very own captivating sound. After experiencing one of their powerful performances, Dr. Maya Angelou had this to say about the duo: "Magnificent!" read more

world music news

New Johannes Linstead CD Captures Sounds Of Spain, France, Italy, South America and Caribbean
08.12.2014 Johannes Linstead, one of the most popular Latin-guitar performers in the world, created his latest recording, Midnight Rhumba, to serve as an exotic musical escape from day-to-day-life. "Nowadays we all have a lot of pressures in life, " explains Linstead, "so I wanted to put together an album that serves as a celebration, as a way to uplift people." Linstead lives part of each year in the Dominican Republic, where several tracks of the album were recorded. He notes, "When you visit the warmer climes, especially all the Latin countries on both sides of the Atlantic, you encounter people who visit these places specifically to escape their regular lives, read more

The Brotherhood Synagogue Presents “Voices Of The Sacred II”
07.12.2014 The Brotherhood Synagogue Presents "Voices of the Sacred II, " An Interfaith Evening of Sacred Song. Featuring: Amir Vahab - One of New York's most celebrated and distinguished composer/vocalists of Sufi and folk music, The Epichorus - Judeo-Arabic retro folk ensemble, The Young New Yorkers Chorus - Post-collegiate Community Choir read more

Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub & Jordan Hirsch's "Overnight Kugel"
05.12.2014 NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents: Dec.9, 2014 Tantshoyz w/Steve Weintraub & Jordan Hirsch's "Overnight Kugel" Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023 Overnight Kugel plays The Chasidic and Klezmer Music of Williamsburg, NY- Before the Hipsters! read more

Winter Solstice - Dec. 18 -20 NYC, Cathedral of St. John Divine
03.12.2014 Seven-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, composer and bandleader Paul Winter returns with one of NYC's most beloved, family friendly holiday events Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration, December 18th – 20th in the world's largest cathedral, St. John the Divine located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street. This year's event features the vibrant and exciting sounds of Puerto Rico with special guest vocalist Danny Rivera. Now in its 35th celebrated year, Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration is an immersive holiday spectacular featuring the 10-person Paul Winter Consort, read more

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