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Jazz at Rutgers 250: Music, Art and the Written Word Wed., Mar. 2nd 4pm
05.02.2016 Jazz at Rutgers 250: Music, Art and the Written Word Wed., March 2, 2016 4pm Enjoy performances by the Leo Johnson Quartet and the NJPAC Jazz for Teens, an art exhibition by the Brodsky Center featuring the works on jazz by Faith Ringgold, an exhibition of the works of Walter Dean Myers, and other presentations by the New Jersey Center for the Book. read more

Matt Panayides Group Performs At Cornelia Street Cafe
05.02.2016 Matt Panayides is a modern guitarist and composer. He loves performing and collaborating with a diverse array of musicians, while being part of the vibrant, creative music scene of New York. He also works as a music educator in a wide variety of settings, from master classes, to guitar ensembles, to running his own private music studio. read more

Bastian Stein - Viktor - Second Pirouet album and tour
04.02.2016 Bastian Stein Viktor Release Date: March 4th, 2016 Label: Pirouet Records Cat.No. CD: PIT3091 EAN: 4-260041-180918 Distribution: USA/Canada: Naxos / Distribution in Europe (except GB and NL): NRW Distribution / GB: Discovery Records / The Netherlands: Bertus /Japan: Gats Production / Hong Kong · China: Shun Cheong Record / Korea: C&L Music Line-Up: Bastian Stein (trumpet), Johannes Enders (tenor sax), Phil Donkin (bass), James Maddren (drums) read more

Joe Chambers Outlaw Band at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
04.02.2016 Joe Chambers Outlaw Band Featuring Joe Chambers- vibraphone and drums Rick Germanson-piano Ira Coleman- bass Bobby Sanabria- drums, misc. percussion Appearing At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall 60th & Broadway, NYC. February 23-24, 2016 Set Times 7:30 and 9:30 JOE CHAMBERS has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized perfomer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. read more

JAZZ at The Falcon February 24 + 28
04.02.2016 WEDNESDAY February 24 Elsässer Anderson Nussbaum Trio Christian Elsässer/Piano Christian Elsässer is an acclaimed pianist across Germany, working actively in various musical realms as an arranger and conductor: He has explored beyond the boundaries of jazz in projects with the Munich Philharmonic, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the songwriter Willy Astor. read more

Jazz at National Sawdust
04.02.2016 Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:30pm Magos Herrera- 1st Thursdays presents: Aaron Goldberg With Leon Parker Described by the New York Times as a "post-bop pianist of exemplary taste and range, " Aaron Goldberg has made his name as one of jazz's most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein, among others. read more

Roswell Rudd Joins Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn And Balazs Pandi on RareNoise Release "Strength And Power"
04.02.2016 In a remarkable example of uncanny group-think, pianist-keyboardist and RareNoise regular Jamie Saft (Metallic Taste of Blood, Slobber Pup, Plymouth, The New Standard, Red Hill) joins with longtime collaborators Trevor Dunn on bass and Balazs Pandi on drums and master trombonist Roswell Rudd on the astounding, purely improvised Strength and Power. Recorded live in Saft's home studio near Woodstock, New York, this intergenerational offering features the 44-year-old pianist, 47-year-old bassist, 32-year-old Hungarian drummer and 80-year-old avant-garde pioneer blending organically, telepathically on a set of conversational music running the gamut of dynamics and emotions. read more

blues and rock news

An evening with Keb’ Mo’ at Harris Center
01.02.2016 Three-time Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist Keb' Mo' will be performing at Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway in Folsom, on Wednesday, March 9 — a rare treat for the region. read more

Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - Live From The House Of Soul
31.01.2016 Daptone Records, the fiercely independent label that has been delivering the gold standard for real soulful music for over a decade, is launching a video series of performances by its artists recorded live in the backyard of their Bushwick studio headquarters, affectionately known as "The House of Soul". read more

Bert Berns Enters Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
30.01.2016 The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has announced that Bert Berns is the 2016 Ahmet Ertegun Award Lifetime Achievement Inductee. The announcement caps an incredible renaissance over the last few years for the songwriter, producer and record label chief, who died in 1967 but has left an indelible mark on music history. read more

Chicago Blues Legend Otis Clay Dies At 73
29.01.2016 MISSISSIPPI-born, CHICAGO-spawned soul singer OTIS CLAY died FRIDAY, JANUARY 15th, of a heart attack, according to his surviving daughter, RONDA TANKSON, a CHICAGO special education teacher whose students include autistic children.. read more

world music news

Excellent World-music Devotional Album Released By Manish Vyas From India
03.02.2016 Manish Vyas, a composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from India, has emerged as a popular talent in world-fusion and devotional music due to his musical studies with some of the most recognized pandits in India, his fame in collaborating with top musicians (Prem Joshua, Snatam Kaur, Deva Premal), and his taking spiritual music to a new level. All of his experience comes to fruition on his new recording, Atma Bhakti (subtitled Healing Sounds of Prayer). read more

Chitravina N. Ravikiran Makes History Setting Music to 1330 Ancient Verses in 16 Hours
26.01.2016 U.S. based musician-composer Chitravina N. Ravikiran, celebrated as the "Mozart of India" by the Wisconsin State Journal and who NPR said, "gave new meaning to the word prodigy, " made history in world music between January 12-14, during his recent trip in Chennai, India. There, Ravikiran set a composing record setting music to 1330 tirukkural verses in 16 hours. read more

The National Music Of The Virgin Islands: Stanley And The Ten Sleepless Knights To Release 'Quelbe!'
16.01.2016 Stanley Jacobs, bandleader of Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights, embraced quelbe music at a young age in the 1940s. "That's all we knew, " says the St. Croix musician about the historically overlooked but more recently revered musical style of his homeland. For him, quelbe was music, and music was quelbe. 'Quelbe! Music of the U.S. Virgin Islands' (out 2/5) is the Smithsonian Folkways debut for this legendary group that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of continuing this old-yet-new dance music. The album's release is part of the Smithsonian Institution's celebration of Black History Month. read more

Asia Society Presents New York Premiere Of Rez Abbasi's Invocation
14.01.2016 Asia Society is delighted to present the New York premiere of Invocation, Pakistani-born jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi's quintet featuring pianist Vijay Iyer, saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, Johannes Weidenmueller (acoustic bass), Dan Weiss (drums), and Elizabeth Means (cello). In this special performance, the group unveils a new project that explores Carnatic classical music from Southern India through the idiom of jazz. read more


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