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Robert Glasper
28.03.2015 "The Thelonious Sphere Monk Jazz Series at Yale" Robert Glasper Trio: Saturday, April 4, 2015 T.S. Monk : Thursday, April 9, Friday April 10, 2015 The Robert Glasper Trio in Concert: Yale University Woolsey Hall: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00 Robert Glasper is a two-time Grammy Award winning pianist, singer-songwriter, record producer, composer and arranger. Mr. Glasper was awarded a 2013 Grammy for Best R&B Album for Black Radio, with guest artists including Common, Brandy, Jill Scott, Eryka Badu, Layla Hathaway, Dwele, Marsha Ambrosius, Norah Jones and others. read more

Berklee Honors Luis Alvarez With George Wein Impresario Award
28.03.2015 Berklee College of Music will present Luis Alvarez, vice president of Mendez & Company, Inc., and executive producer of the Puerto Rico Heineken JazzFest, with the George Wein Impresario Award at the festival's 25th anniversary on March 29. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder Wein, read more

3/27: Women's Empower Symposium will stream live from Valencia, Spai
24.03.2015 Berklee College of Music, the world's leading college of contemporary music, welcomes a number of international female role models from the world of entertainment, media, and music for its first ever Berklee Women's Empower Symposium, with the theme Portraits of Success. The symposium will explore various topics, showcase entrepreneurialism in the music industry, and generate debate on the subject of gender diversity in the music industry. read more

Art of Kansas City Swing International Festival
16.03.2015 The Art of Kansas City Swing: An International Jazz Education Festival" will be held June 18-20, 2015 and will demonstrate the who, what and why of the origins of what made Kansas City SWING so unique and popular globally. read more

Matt Criscuolo with Tony Purrone at Il Café latte in Harlem 3/20 + Jules Bistro & 3/21
16.03.2015 Matt Criscuolo with Tony Purrone Friday, March 20th 7 PM until 9 PM Matt Criscuolo-saxophone Tony Purrone-guitar Il Café latte 458 West 145th St Btw Convent & Amsterdam 212-234-0202 Matt Criscuolo with Tony Purrone Saturday, March 21 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm @ Jules Bistro 65 SAINT MARKS PLACE NEW YORK, 10003 212 477 5560 read more

Highlights In Jazz Presents Saxophones Supreme
14.03.2015 Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, continues its 43rd season on Thursday March 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with Saxophones Supreme, an exciting double bill featuring a Battle Of The Saxes read more

Pascalito with Neostalgia: Double CD Release at Metropolitan Room
14.03.2015 Tonight Saturday March 14, 2015 Pascalito with Neostalgia (special guest Tessa Souter) Double CD Release Concert at Metropolitan Room, NYC. Featuring: Pascalito (vocals), Luiz Simas (piano), Leco Reis (bass) with special guests: Tessa Souter (vocals) and Barbara Blonska (flute) Mediterranean by heart, Parisian by birth, New Yorker by choice, Latin by soul, French singer-composer Pascalito is releasing two video-documented live albums on March 14, 2015 introducing his new international jazz band Neostagia. read more

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Curaзao To Launch New International BlueSeas Festival This May
12.03.2015 Following the success of the renowned Curaзao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaзao will host its inaugural Curaзao International BlueSeas Festival from May 7-9, 2015. The Curaзao International BlueSeas Festival, a celebration of traditional and gentrified jazz music, will host a variety of international musicians, including the legendary Original Blues Brothers, Buddy Guy, read more

Songhoy Blues Join Atlantic Records Family
07.03.2015 Atlantic Records has announced its signing of Songhoy Blues. The acclaimed Malian band released its much-anticipated debut album, entitled "MUSIC IN EXILE, " today in the U.S. Produced by Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Marc-Antoine Moreau (Amadou & Mariam, K'naan), "MUSIC IN EXILE" marks the arrival of a powerful and truly unique new band. read more

James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett And David Wilcox On New Live CD
06.03.2015 Stony Plain Records proudly announces a May 5 release date for Guitar Heroes, a very special live recording that teams acclaimed guitar masters James Burton, Albert Lee, Amos Garrett and David Wilcox for what promises to be one of the most heralded albums of the year. Stony Plain Records (which is distributed in the U.S. by ADA) will release Guitar Heroes in both CD and vinyl LP formats. The LP version will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and also include a card enabling purchasers to download the full 11 tracks on the CD edition. read more

CHUGGER Announce New Album and European Tour
05.03.2015 Swedish groove metallers, Chugger, will kick a European tour on March 6th, in support of their upcoming album "Human Plague" out on Rambo Music, a division of GAIN Music Entertainment/Sony Music. read more

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The D'Addario Foundation Presents Carnegie Hall Debuts For Two Emerging International Guitar Virtuosos
07.03.2015 The D'Addario Foundation's Performance Series offers virtuosic, emerging classical guitarists from around the globe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: performing at Carnegie Hall for the first time in their careers. The sixth installment of the series will take place April 30 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and will feature an evening of music by Ukraine's Marko Topchii and Croatia's Zoran Dukic. read more

Music from the Mountains of Bhutan by Sonam Dorji Via Smithsonian Folkways
21.02.2015 Music from the Mountains of Bhutan features Kheng Sonam Dorji, a master of the beautiful, yet threatened, traditional music styles of Bhutan. That remote Himalayan country, which measures "Gross National Happiness" alongside standard indicators, opened its borders to tourists and outside influences in 1974. While the opening has brought improved economic conditions, traditional music has suffered according to Dorji, who founded the Music of Bhutan Research Center in order to teach, preserve, and promote the music he loves. read more

Angelique Kidjo: World Music Grammy & New Album
15.02.2015 Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second "Best World Music Album" Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings. Produced by Kidjo and long-time production partner Jean Hebrail, Sings showcases Kidjo's collaboration with the 110 piece Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, read more

Terra Guitarra Offers American Latin-Style Instrumental Music On Guitars
11.02.2015 In all of human history, being able to light a fire whenever needed was one of the world's most important discoveries. For thousands and thousands of years nothing was as crucial as being able to see at night, cook the food, keep safe from animals of prey, stay warm, and gather around a fire to share stories. So the acoustic guitar duo Terra Guitarra named their latest album Firelight as a tribute to the historical significance of this development by mankind. read more

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