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Berklee and South Korean University Sign Agreement for Educational Opportunities
31.07.2014 Berklee College of Music, the world's leading college of contemporary music, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Seoul, South Korea's Baekseok Arts University (BAU) to create mutual educational opportunities for students at both schools. The collaborative agreement will comprise internships for Berklee students at BAU, read more

Dave Stryker “Eight Track" CD Release Show at the Jazz Standard
31.07.2014 Dave Stryker "Eight Track" CD Release Show Wed., Aug. 6th at the Jazz Standard Dave Stryker Quartet Dave Stryker –guitar Jared Gold – organ McClenty Hunter – drums Special Guest Vibraphonist Warren Wolf read more

Morristown Jazz And Blues Festival Saturday, August 16th
31.07.2014 The 4th Annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival returns to the Green on Saturday, August 16, from noon to 10:00 PM. The free concert will celebrate the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey with a roster that features artists with Jersey ties handing off the stage to one of Britain's top blues guitarists. read more

Sean Jones Named Chair of Berklee's Brass Department
31.07.2014 Berklee College of Music has named noted trumpeter Sean Jones chair of the college's Brass Department. Jones will build on the legacy of the department and ensure that graduates have the skills to thrive in a music industry that is ever-changing. He succeeds trombonist Tom Plsek, who served as chair for 25 years. read more

Rey Cabrera Spices Up The Summer With A Brand New Album
31.07.2014 Cuban born vocalist and master of the tres, a traditional Cuban style guitar, brings his finest latin jazz music to the North American audiences this coming August 5th. The extraordinary new album, Cabrera's third full-length as Rey Cabrera y Sus Amigos, is entitled Controversia, and will be released on both CD and digitally by Goldenlane Records, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc. read more

The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra Headlines the 5th Annual Hudson Valley Jazz Festival
30.07.2014 Now in its fifth year, The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival, (August 14-17) is pleased to present The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Saturday Aug. 16, 8 PM, presented by The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center. read more

8/7: Alumna Launches SongwriterLink, Cohosts Musician Hangout
30.07.2014 SongwriterLink, a newly launched songwriting collaboration platform created by recent Berklee grad Lisa Occhino, is the only website that uses matching engine technology – the same kind that dating websites use – to help users find exactly the type of songwriters they're seeking for collaborations. read more

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Duke Robillard Is Calling All Blues On New Stony Plain Records CD
27.07.2014 Stony Plain Records announces a September 23 release date for Calling All Blues, the new album from two-time Grammy nominee and multi Blues Music Award winning guitarist Duke Robillard. In addition to the CD release, Calling All Blues will also be available as a 180-gram premium vinyl LP. The first 1000 LP copies of the new album will include a special song notes insert signed and numbered by Duke, himself. The new album was produced by Duke Robillard and recorded/mixed by John Paul Gauthier at Lakewest Recording in West Greenwich, read more

'My Name Is New York' Deluxe Collection Celebrates Woody Guthrie's New York
26.07.2014 What some people know about Woody Guthrie is filtered through a reputation as America's wandering folk singer, but for 27 years New York City was the place he called home. His career is almost inseparable from the city: Woody Guthrie wrote over 600 songs here - including "This Land Is Your Land, " "Tom Joad, " and "Hard Travelin'" - and raised his family in a variety of locations around Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn. read more

Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival Returns To Charleston October 11-12
26.07.2014 Crowned the "Best Music Concert" for three years running by Charleston City Paper readers, Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Charleston, SC's Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. read more

Patterson Blues Festival
25.07.2014 The annual Patterson Blues Festival features some of the best in southern blues, soul, and r&b acts locally from Tennessee as well as regional southeast acts. The 2014 festival features headliner touring act Sol Roots, Tennessee's r&b act Al Rich, harmonica master James Eddie, and more and occurs on Saturday July 26. read more

world music news

Guitarist-Singer Nadaka And Gopika Create Fresh And Different Music
30.07.2014 Nadaka & Gopika, on the new album Surya Chants of Light, create their own unique world-fusion music by mixing traditionally-sung vedic mantras with the sounds of a specially-designed guitar from India. UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2003 officially proclaimed the tradition of vedic chanting "a masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity." What makes Surya Chants of Light unusual in today's music marketplace is that these classic, traditional mantras are carefully sung in the original sanskrit, read more

Ethiopian Pianist Girma Yifrashewa Live Concert at Bethesda, Maryland
27.07.2014 The first Ethiopian classical pianist and composer and internationally renowned Girma Yifrashewa will perform at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda, Maryland on July 30th to celebrate the release of his new solo piano album, Love and Peace, . read more

Mayimba Music Releases Laura Dreyer's Vida. Arte. Amor. - A Brazilian Journey
24.07.2014 Laura Dreyer, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has established herself as a vital member of the New York jazz scene. Always drawn to Brazilian music, the composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist created a "latinized" fusion incorporating elements of jazz, funk, and rock. Dreyer was a founding member and contributing arranger for the big band DIVA. In this capacity, she worked with luminaries Dave Brubeck, Rosemary Clooney, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Slide Hampton and Clark Terry, among others. read more

Treasures Of Venezuela's Musical Heritage
12.07.2014 Serenata Guayanesa is much more than a music group: For over 40 years, it has been a cultural and social force in Venezuela. On September 2, 2014, Smithsonian Folkways will release 'Canta con Venezuela, ' a selection of newly recorded classics that exemplify why Venezuelans embrace Serenata Guayenesa and its music as part of themselves. read more

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