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Gabrielle Stravelli Birdland On Demand Tuesday at 7pm
20.10.2020 This Tuesday at 7pm, one of Birdland's favorite performers returns to our stage for her Radio Free Birdland debut. The three-time Bistro Award winner, Gabrielle Stravelli will be joined by pianist Michael Kanan and bassist Pat O'Leary for a show that mines the vast American Songbook for wonderful, rarely heard tunes by beloved composers. read more

Jazz Pianist Elio Villafranca - New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?
20.10.2020 Two-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Elio Villafranca has expanded his creative universe to bccome an author with the release of his first Children's Book WHO ATE THE PIE? read more

Jazz Pianist Elio Villafranca - New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?
20.10.2020 Two-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Elio Villafranca has expanded his creative universe to bccome an author with the release of his first Children's Book WHO ATE THE PIE? read more

MoonJune Live Streaming: OFER ASSAF BAND w/ ALEX SKOLNICK, ADAM HOLZMAN, LINCOLN GOINES, ROBBY AMEEN, October 25  
19.10.2020 Dear Friends in Music In absence of real shows and real touring, real traveling and real interacting with people around the world, while waiting for the World to become the World again, MoonJune Records is continuing with the Sonic ShapeShifters Live Webcast Series. read more

US TOP Music Producers Organize GET OUT THE VOTE CONCERT
17.10.2020 A coalition of the nation's top arts presenters have joined forces to create a 6 hour "People's Benefit Concert" to spur Get Out The Vote action in all fifty states. On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18, The 50-50 ALL SOULS TO THE POLLS concert will be presented on multiple virtual online platforms (Twitch.tv, Facebook, and Youtube). More than 100 artists, notable public speakers, and grassroots activists are showcased in two nights of performances and inspirational messages that will benefit voter turnout efforts around the country. The event is presented free of charge although donations will be collected during the event to support 501c4 efforts to propel a massive voter turnout. read more

Helio Alves Quartet At Smalls November 11th 5 PM
16.10.2020 Helio Alves Quartet Appearing At Smalls Wednesday, November 11th 5 pm Helio Alves: Piano Steve Wilson: Saxophone and Flute Peter Washington: Bass Duduka Da Fonseca: Drums read more

Helio Alves Quartet At Smalls November 11th 5 PM
16.10.2020 Helio Alves Quartet Appearing At Smalls Wednesday, November 11th 5 pm Helio Alves: Piano Steve Wilson: Saxophone and Flute Peter Washington: Bass Duduka Da Fonseca: Drums read more

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"Love in L.A." Proves Priceless for Canadian Indie Artist Alex Price
03.10.2020 Pop/R&B artist Alex Price is currently riding a wave of duo musical legacies with his latest hit single release, "Love in L.A." Representing for Canada, Price fits comfortably in the mix of the Canadian music invasion popularized by artists like Drake, read more

The Moore-McColl Jazz Society - Electric Fantastic
24.07.2020 On their debut album, Electric Fantastic, Beth Moore (vocals, piano, organ) and Chance McColl (electric guitar, vocals) take us on a spirited ride through jazz and blues genres. The duo came together last year to write and record a jazz album, after connecting years earlier through various projects. The result is an hour-long journey with a 2020 take on 1970s jazz organ/guitar combos. Think: "What if Groove Holmes duetted with Boogaloo Joe Jones with drums, upright bass, and a 3-part horn section?" read more

Contest Closing Tonight: Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Troubadour Competition.
04.04.2020 Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selecting up to 10 Sonicbids artists for their annual Troubadour Competition. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage on Saturday evening (still on)! read more

Jay Willie & James Montgomery "Cadillac Walk" + WORLD PREMIER VIDEO
28.03.2020 Artists may come and artists may go, but Detroit born legend James Montgomery has performed in the forefront of the blues for over four decades. In my younger days, I first saw him perform locally around the New England circuit with his own James Montgomery Band and the Shaboo Allstars. read more

world music news

Brazilian Nominees - Latin Grammy 2020
16.10.2020 The Latin Recording Academy recently announced the nominations for the 21st annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, with the ceremony scheduled for Thursday, November 19 where winners will be revealed. This year's nominees were selected from more than 18, 000 entries across 53 categories, representing a diversity of artists who released recordings during the eligibility period (June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020). We've selected here just a few of the Brazilian nominees. read more

SAQQARA, Sand-Stirring Album by Esbe Released Amid Great Discoveries
13.10.2020 "Beautifully haunting...positively cinematic..."RnR Magazine "Musically, Saqqara is a mix of world electronica, hypnotic grooves, Sufi mysticism and desert jazz...Esbe's impressive intense melismatic singing...ocillates between imaginable and adorable." Lira Magazine, Sweden read more

FYC - Béla Fleck, Yasmin Levy, Edmar Castaneda and 30 more join Sultans of String - World Music Album - REFUGE
25.09.2020 "Refuge is a fantastic, moving, dreamlike, epic, timely album." - Ken Micallef (Jazz Times, Stereophile, Downbeat) This year with Sultans of String we released the most important and timely album of our career, REFUGE. 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world's displaced peoples-their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity. read more

Sultans of String Release New Single “The Grand Bazaar” featuring Béla Fleck & Robi Botos
16.09.2020 Internationally Awarded & Acclaimed WORLD MUSIC band Sultans of String Release New Single "The Grand Bazaar" Featuring Béla Fleck & Robi Botos! "Refuge is a fantastic, moving, dreamlike, epic, timely album" — Ken Micallef (Jazz Times, Stereophile, Downbeat) read more


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