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Antonio Adolfo "Tema" Nominated For Latin Grammy
28.09.2015 Antonio Adolfo "Tema" Nominated For Latin Grammy - Best Instrumental Album Mejor Álbum Instrumental Antonio Adolfo "Tema" (AAM0708) Antonio Adolfo: Piano, arrangements, production Flute and Soprano Sax: Marcelo Martins Electric guitar: Leo Amuedo Acoustic guitar: Claudio Spiewak Double Bass: Jorge Helder Drums and percussion: Rafael Barata Percussion: Armando Marçal Additional Samba percussion: Hugo Sandim For half a century, the eminent composer/pianist Antonio Adolfo has dedicated himself to the profound exploration of jazz in the context of the great Brazilian music tradition. read more

Giacomo Gates Celebrates The Release of His New CD "Everything is Cool"
28.09.2015 Giacomo Gates approaches jazz singing with a showman's poise and an aficionado's zeal. With his deep, cognac baritone and his vintage-hipster lexicon, his phrasing and his bearing, he upholds a distinctly masculine ideal of deceptively easy nonchalance. Gates is known as the modern day heir to Eddie Jefferson, the godfather of vocalese. read more

Marc Hoffman Trio Returns for 11th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival
28.09.2015 Jazz pianist/composer/vocalist Marc Hoffman and his trio will perform at Thi's On Main in Rock Hill, SC this Friday, October 2nd, from 7 to 10 p.m. as part of 11th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival. This will be Marc's 4th performance at the festival. read more

Nicolas Meier with Jimmy Haslip & Vinnie Colaiuta - new album coming out in 2016
27.09.2015 Dear Friends in Music Please let me reintroduce to You one of my favorite musicians today - Nicolas Meier. The ever smiling Nicolas, fabulous guitar player who was personally referred to me 5.5 years ago by none other than the drum legend, the great Bill Bruford, garnering his highest recommendation. In meantime Nicolas became a very dear friend and finally we started collaborating together. I have just arrived from Los Angeles where Nicolas has recorded material for his ground-breaking new studio album read more

Yamaha Concludes Jazz Festival Season
27.09.2015 Yamaha gave Terri Lyne Carrington a bouquet of roses for her birthday, which she placed on her drum riser during her performance on the Main Stage at the 2105 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. "Artists and audiences expect top quality sound and Yamaha drums always delivers that punch. It is an honor to work with their outstanding staff and amazing products year after year, " said Jeff Sloan, Monterey Jazz Festival. read more

Savassi Festival NY presents The Music of Edu Lobo at MSM
26.09.2015 The Music of Edu Lobo (arr. Peranzzetta) Interventions (Korman) Soloists Dave Liebman, Gilson Peranzzetta, and Cliff Korman with Justin DiCioccio and the MSM Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra Manhattan School of Music 122nd Street and Broadway Friday September 25. 7:30 PM. read more

38th John Coltrane Memorial Concert: "ORNETTE 'N 'TRANE" --
26.09.2015 "ORNETTE 'N 'TRANE" : the 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, co-presented by Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts. Saturday, October 24, at 7:30 pm. Held in Blackman Theatre, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. read more

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Davy Knowles Will Be Performing As The Opening Act For The George Thorogood And The Destroyers
17.09.2015 In the wake of an amazing and ongoing tour, former Backdoor Slam Front man and Blues Rock rising Star, Davy Knowles is set to open for the legendary George Thorogood & The Destroyers at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Thursday, September 17th. For more information about his ongoing tour and performances visit read more

R&B Icons Toni Braxton & Babyface Are Applauded & Awarded In South Africa
13.09.2015 Grammy Award winning R&B icons, Toni Braxton & Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds' first tour to South Africa last week was the trip of a lifetime. The co-headliners played four shows in three major South African cities after a sold out stadium performance in Harare, Zimbabwe. read more

Tom Killner To Release Eagerly Anticipated Debut Album “Hard Road”
07.09.2015 One of the hottest young blues guitarists to emerge from the UK, Tom Killner, will be releasing his debut album "Hard Road" on September 4, 2015 on Cleopatra Blues in the US. Born in Rotherham UK, Killner was deemed a child prodigy of six-string blues by age 9, formed his first band a year later, and now at 19 his debut release contains a smoking hot read more

Downtown Signs Rock n' Roll Hall Of Famer John Sebastian
05.09.2015 Downtown Music Publishing (Downtown) has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Rock n' Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee John Sebastian. The agreement covers selected works from John's catalog, including his 1976 Billboard No. 1 hit single "Welcome Back", the theme to the television show Welcome Back, Kotter. read more

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Paul Adams To Release Tenth Album “Imaginings”
12.09.2015 Paul Adams has never been easy to pigeonhole. But, with over 42 million streams on Pandora, there seems to be something that is getting through to the people despite lack of label affiliation. His music is widely scoped and pushes beyond the usual boundaries. Besides music and poetry, he is also a luthier and has made instruments for a number of acclaimed musicians including Daryl Hall, members of Stevie Wonder's band and others. read more

Award-winning Canadian World/Jazz/Folk/Fusion "New World" CD Launch
09.09.2015 Award-winning Canadian world/jazz/folk/fusion electric violinist and bandmates announce their latest CD street launch - "NEW WORLD" The Trevor Dick Band (TDB) fronted by Guelph, Ontario, Canada electric violinist, Trevor Dick are excited to announce the "street launch" of their long awaited CD project, New World, today (September 7/15) - read more

Sones De Mexico Ensemble Unveils An Exciting Fall Season
06.09.2015 Sones de México Ensemble, an organization dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation and dissemination of the folk music of Mexico, will launch an extensive schedule of performances and workshops that span topics and artistic collaborations in different U.S. states. read more

World's Leading Performer Of Hybrid Sitar/Guitar Tours California
22.08.2015 St. Louis based composer, inventor and recording artist Todd Mosby performs genre-defying music - a blend of jazz, classical, and traditional Indian - for over 35 years. The contemporary acoustic guitarist is the ONLY guitarist worldwide, outside of the royal family in India, whose mastered the 20-stringed Imrat Sitar. Todd makes his second of seven tour appearances - When Music Worlds Collide - at Don Quixote on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm in Santa Cruz, CA. read more

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