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The Staches | This Lake is Pointless
18.02.2019 New full-length This Lake is Pointless by The Staches out March 1st via Les Disques Bongo Joe/Six Tonnes de chair (worldwide) in CD/LP and Digital formats. read more

17.02.2019 This CD came to fruition after two successful tours featuring Randy Brecker fronting the NDR Bigband - The Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra [please note the spelling: Bigband versus Big Band]. Arranger/Conductor Jörg Achim Keller handled works Randy composed from different periods of his career. The tours were so well received that the "higher-ups" in the NDR organization gave the green light to record everything in a studio situation. Jörg's idea was to have the original three-horn front line of the Brecker Brothers Band augmented by the NDR Bigband, read more

Tuomo Uusitalo - Stories From Here and There (Fresh Sound New Talent) Set to Release July 1, 2019
16.02.2019 Tuomo Uusitalo is a NYC-based award-winning pianist, composer, arranger and educator. Having released two albums as a leader, and appearing on numerous albums as a sideman, he has established himself in the New York jazz scene, and continues touring worldwide both as a leader as well as sideman. read more

Tenor Saxophonist Mike Lee New Release February 18th on Lenny White's IYOUWE Records
16.02.2019 Mike Lee Album Release Party featuring Lenny White and George Colligan March 25th - One Night Only - Dizzy's Club With his new release, Song For All Of Us (IYOUWE Records), veteran saxophonist Mike Lee shows the breadth of his musical pallet. read more

GRAMMY Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Jazz Standard Feb 21-24
15.02.2019 Spanish Harlem Orchestra, winner of Best Latin Tropical Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards for their new album Anniversary, will return to New York City to perform at the Jazz Standard for four nights, beginning February 21 through February 24th. The iconic ensemble will perform two sets nightly; the first set will be at 7:30 and the second at 9:30. read more

Alvin Queen Trio OP A Tribute To Oscar Peterson (Stunt Records)
15.02.2019 lvin Queen Trio – OP a tribute to Oscar Peterson Stunt STUCD 18157 Available February 22, 2019 Beyond their professional relationship as bandmates, Oscar Peterson and Alvin Queen were also good friends. Thus, this tribute to the great pianist is a heartbeat for the drummer who played with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in Oscar Peterson's famous trio during the coda of Peterson's life. That Alvin Queen has chosen to record in collaboration with two Danish musicians speaks volumes about the musical level of pianist Zier Romme and bassist Ida Hvid. read more

Kristen Lee Sergeant Today Releases "Smolder" and a Truly Original Music Video
15.02.2019 Kristen Lee Sergeant, jazz vocalist, composer and arranger releases her second album, Smolder today. Featuring the talents of Jeb Patton, Ted Nash, Cameron Brown and more, this record is a journey of fire from spark to smoke. read more

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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

Award-Winning Canadian Soul-Bluesman Matt Andersen Announces New Album, Halfway Home By Morning, On True North Records, Available Worldwide On March 22nd
21.01.2019 Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records), available worldwide on March 22nd. Produced by JUNO-Award-winner Steve Dawson and recorded "live off-the floor" at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, Halfway Home by Morning showcases Matt Andersen's soulfully-powerful vocal pipes in all their glory, backed by a sympathetic band of all-star musicians, plus Amy Helm, who guests on "Something to Lose, " a masterful, Memphis/Muscle Shoals-fueled duet with Andersen. read more

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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

Frank Burkitt Band celebrate 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui win
28.01.2019 After releasing their second album Raconteur in March 2018, The Frank Burkitt Band were announced as the winners of the 2019 Best Folk Artist Tui at the Auckland Folk Festival this evening. A folk songwriter at his core, Frank Burkitt blends American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing in his music. read more

Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry and Dave Von Ronk lead 2019 in Folkways' Vinyl Reissue Series
19.01.2019 Smithsonian Folkways has announced three new releases in its acclaimed Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, digging deep into the label's archives to resurrect some of its most iconic and sought after titles. The series, originally conceived in celebration of the label's 70th anniversary in 2018, will continue throughout 2019, read more

ARC Music joins forces with Naxos Music Group
03.01.2019 After 42 strong and successful years as an independent World Music label, ARC Music Productions International has joined Naxos Music Group, having been acquired as a company by Naxos Rights Europe. read more

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