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15.11.2018 "IT MUST SCHWING! THE BLUE NOTE STORY, executive produced by Wim Wenders, captivated the DOC NYC, America's largest documentary film festival. The sold-out New York premiere graced by the presence of Blue Note artists including Lou "Sweet Poppa Lou" Donaldson, Bennie Maupin, Cecil McBee and Charles Tolliver made the screening a real celebration of the Blue Note vision. read more

Peter Leitch New Life Orchestra November 30 & December 1 sets 8 and 10pm @ The 75 Club
15.11.2018 The jazz guitarist Peter Leitch is pleased to announce his upcoming live appearance at The 75 Club lower Manhattan's new jazz club in Tribeca. Due to recent health issues Peter has not been able to play the guitar as the result of extreme nerve damage to his nerve plexus on his left arm from radiation and chemotherapy, but is now in recovery writing and conducting new music for his 14 piece New Life Orchestra. read more

Saxophonist and Composer Jordan Pettay Announces the Release of her Debut Album First Fruit
14.11.2018 Accomplished saxophonist and composer Jordan Pettay is proud to announce her arrival with the February 15th release of First Fruit, on award-winning trombonist and composer Nick Finzer's record label Outside In Music. Co-produced by Christian Sands, who also lends his talents on piano and rhodes, read more

David Amram & Friends 88th Birthday Bash @ Jazz Forum This Weekend
14.11.2018 David Amram & Friends 88th Birthday Bash! Multi-instrumentalist, composer, Bop raconteur and Renaissance man David Amram celebrates his 88th Birthday (Nov 17!) all weekend at the Jazz Forum, performing with his group featuring Vic Juris, guitar (sat), Rene Hart, bass, Kevin Twigg, drums, Adam Amram, congas and special guests read more

Matt Panayides: Field Theory NYC Cornelia Street CafeSunday, November 25th 8PM
14.11.2018 Matt Panayides: Field Theory NYC Matt Panayides-guitar/comp Matt Vashlishan-EWI (wind synth) Robert Sabin-bass Mark Ferber-drums Appearing at Cornelia Street Cafe Sunday, November 25th 8pm read more

The Seán Lyons Roaring Pride Appearing @ Smoke this Thurs. Nov. 15th
13.11.2018 NYC tenor saxophonist Seán Lyons will be performing this Thursday, Nov. 15th, with his all-star Roaring Pride, featuring some of the top musicians of the jazz world: master trombonist Steve Davis, pianist extraordinaire David Hazeltine, spectacular bassist David Happy Williams, and the great living legend of the drums, Al Foster. read more

Dezron Douglas To Release Debut Studio Recording from his Esteemed Ensemble, Black Lion
13.11.2018 Prolific bassist, composer and bandleader Dezron Douglas, who has stunned audiences with his virtuosity for nearly two decades, is proud to announce the January 11th release of Black Lion, featuring his eponymously named sextet. After releasing six albums as a leader, including his well received live recording Dezron Douglas: Live at Smalls (★★★★, Downbeat Magazine), Douglas has embarked on his most personal and creative project yet with the Black Lion's debut studio recording. read more

blues and rock news

Mississippi Electric Guitar Bluesman Dexter Allen - November 30th Release
09.11.2018 Burnin' Blues Guitarist Dexter Allen Live From Ground Zero Blues Club At The Crossroads, Clarksdale, Mississippi November 30th Release Date November 16th Pre-Release "Put Your Blues On Me" Dexter Allen releases his newest album on November 30th with a special pre-release single November 16th of "Put Your Blues On Me". The magic was recorded live from the Crossroads, at Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi. read more

For Your Consideration: Maria Muldaur “DON’T YOU FEEL MY LEG"
30.10.2018 Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker is on the 61st Grammy Ballot for Best Traditional Blues Album, Best American Roots Performance (Don't You Feel My Leg), and Best Engineered Album – Non-Classical. read more

Sonny Landreth and Sol Roots perform in Washington D.C.
26.10.2018 Sonny Landreth and Sol Roots perform at The Hamilton Live in Washington D.C. on Sunday October 28. Raised in Lafayette LA, Sonny Landreth is a virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader. Sol is a fierce guitarist and soulful singer who has toured at length with Music Maker Relief Foundation. After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. He wanted to finally create the full-length acoustic collection his fans had long requested. But he was also itching to capture the sound of his stalwart electric trio augmented by a couple of his favorite collaborators. read more

Blues-Rock Guitarist Jim Allchin New "Prime Blues" is Red Hot
24.10.2018 Jim Allchin Announces Prime Blues, His Newest LP, Released September 21, 2018 Produced by Grammy and Blues Music Award Winner Tom Hambridge and featuring a team of veteran studio and touring professionals including special guests Bobby Rush and Mike Zito read more

world music news

Choro Festival 2018
30.10.2018 Hello friends, Brazilian Music Foundation is proud to announce its 4th-annual Choro Festival, to be held on: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 - 8:00pm Doors open 7:30pm Opera Center America Marc A. Scorca Hall 330 Seventh Ave. 7th Floor - New York City, NY read more

FYC - Christmas Caravan by Sultans of String
24.10.2018 Hello Friends, we just wanted to share the good news that our Sultans of String album Christmas Caravan landed on the Grammy Ballot today. If you're a voting member of the Recording Academy, we ask for your consideration, and hope to have your help to get us into the Final Top 5 Nominees. We're really proud of this album and would appreciate it if you could share it with your fellow NARAS members. The Grammy ballot is now live and must be received by the Academy by October 31. read more

24.10.2018 Deva Premal, one of the top chant singers in the world, now offers a self-titled album, DEVA, which focuses on her singing and reflects the many dimensions of her soul and musical expression, from the beginning of her spiritual journey through today. Even though this album spotlights Deva Premal (pronounced day-vuh prim-all) on vocals and tanpura, she is assisted by the musicians she regularly records and tours with: executive producer Miten (pronounced me-ten) on vocals; Manose (pronounced ma-nose') on bansuri (a bamboo flute from India), vocals, sansula, percussion, bowls and bells; and producer Joby Baker on vocals, piano, keyboards, drums, percussion, bass and guitars. They are joined by special guest Anoushka Shankar playing sitar on two songs. read more

Choro Festival 2018
10.10.2018 Hello friends, Brazilian Music Foundation is proud to announce its 4th-annual Choro Festival, to be held on: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 - 8:00pm Opera Center America Marc A. Scorca Hall - 330 7th Ave. 7th Floor - New York City, NY read more

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