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Billy Strayhorn's 99th Celebrated at DROM Michael Hashim & Paul Carlon
28.11.2014 Join us in celebrating Billy Strayhorn's 99th birthday as two mesmerizing saxophonists display the diversity of Strayhorn's genius. Michael Hashim & The All Stars will open the show with a hard-swinging set of vintage Strayhorn classics and rarely performed works. Paul Carlon's La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing will follow with its unique Afro-Cuban look at the Strayhorn canon, reimagining Billy as a rumbero from Havana. read more

Jordan Family headlines opening of George and Joyce Wein Jazz Center in New Orleans
28.11.2014 After years of planning and many months of construction, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will celebrate the grand opening of the new George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center with a gala concert. The Dec. 12 event will feature music by saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan, who founded the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music in 1990. Joining him onstage will be four of his musical children: Kent, Marlon, Stephanie and Rachel Jordan. The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center is located at 1225 N. Rampart Street read more

Steve Pouchie “North by Northeast” CD Release Show
28.11.2014 With his latest production, North By Northeast, vibraphonist Steve Pouchie may not be scaling Mount Rushmore or dashing about in a gray suit, evading cops and deadly crop dusters, but he and his players nonetheless generate the same breathtaking brand of excitement and unpredictability that characterizes the motion picture classic made famous by Alfred Hitchcock. read more

Gourmet Duo Plus' New Album "Live In Tallinn (jazzkaar Festival 2011)"
27.11.2014 Gourmet Duo Plus' new album Live in Tallinn (Jazzkaar Festival 2011) is a delicate yet bold fine offering of more than a feast for the senses - all of them. The name of the band makes one hungry for all the great delicacies. Emotions spill out with the great American Songbook cover "Love Letters." In the background one can hear the clink of silverware on china and it feels like the music just improves the meal. read more

Ballads That Question Jane Ira Bloom Jazz at Kitano
26.11.2014 Award winning soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom returns to Kitano with her quartet featuring pianist Dominic Fallacaro, bassist Cameron Brown & drummer Matt Wilson for an evening of "Ballads that Question." Since the release of her Grammy nominated Cd "Sixteen Sunsets, " Bloom has been exploring her own spin on the American Songbook and her original compositions. read more

MoonJune Records new release: Yagull "Kai"
26.11.2014 Serbian-Japanese combo from New York City Yagull releases its official debut for MoonJune Records and finds the band expanding its post-rock chamber soundtrack concept to great effect on this highly-polished sophomore effort. Dear MoonJune Friends in Music Yagull's official debut for MoonJune Records, Kai, finds the band expanding its post-rock chamber soundtrack concept to great effect. The result is a simmering sonic bouillabaisse, chocked full of choice ingredients which delectably merge to blur the lines drawn by traditional genres - delightfully teasing the palette, read more

Akira Sakata, Pete Cosey, Hamid Drake and Bill Laswell - M.O.D. Technologies To Release Music As Part Of Incunabula Digital Series
25.11.2014 Kaigarabushi - Bill Laswell Remix Japanese free jazz icon Akira Sakata in collaboration with the legendary guitarist Pete Cosey (Miles Davis, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf), drummer Hamid Drake and bassist Bill Laswell. A remix of a track from the album fisherman' released in 2001, it offers traditional Japanese folk art meets funk and free improvisation. Mix- construction by Bill Laswell. Track 1. Kaigarabushi Return (11:44) Available online on December 2, 2014 and via WWW.MOD-TECHNOLOGIES.COM read more

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Mike Love penning his memoirs
27.11.2014 Co-founding member of the Beach Boys Mike Love is due to release a book in the summer of 2016. The book is to be called Good Vibrations: My Life As A Beach Boy, and will go into detail about Love's life as well as providing a detailed history of the Beach Boys from an insider's perspective. read more

Trophy Scars To Tour Europe with The '68, Re-issue 'Bad Luck' Album On Vinyl!
24.11.2014 New Jersey quartet Trophy Scars, purveyors of darkly cinematic blues-rock opuses, embark on their first European tour in December, supporting Josh Scogin (The Chariot) and Michael McClellan's acclaimed new duo project, '68. Trophy Scars, who have attained a rabid cult following over the course of 4 albums and 4 EPs, began in 2002 as a post-hardcore outfit, first gaining widespread critical attention with the release of their 'Hospital Music for the Aesthetics of Language' EP in 2004. Numerous US tours, including the Vans Warped Tour in 2004, earned them a reputation as a formidable live act who throw everything they've got into their performances. read more

Coco Montoya at the Huntington Beach Library Theater November 22
19.11.2014 It's going to be an exciting night in Huntington Beach. Coco Montoya, one of the most respected and renowned guitar players in the Music Industry is headlining and playing in Huntington Beach for the first time. Diane & The Deductibles, Huntington Beach's own Rock 'n Blues Band is opening up and bringing their A Game for this celebrity filled VIP party culminating in a Birthday Extravaganza. read more

Duffy Kane Touring SC Supporting New Release Dead Man Walkin'
15.11.2014 Hailing from West Virginia, Duffy Kane is an All-American country blues-rock artist who can play the heck out of a guitar! No newcomer to the stage, Duffy has been known to keep up a grueling 250 nights-a-year touring schedule while playing festivals and sharing stages with blues greats such as Johnny Winter, Big Jack Johnson, Tino Gonzales, Debbie Davies and The Nighthawks. read more

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NY Klezmer Series Presents: Tues.11/25 Aaron Alexander & Friends
25.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents Aaron Alexander & Friends, w/special guests Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:30pm Matt Darriau - clarinet Patrick Farrell - accordion Brian Glassman - bass Ilana Cravitz - violin - special guest Pete Rushefsky- tsimbl Aaron Alexander - drums read more

The New York Klezmer Series Presents: KlezBard Cabaret with Psoy Korolenko
18.11.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents KlezBard Cabaret - with Psoy Korolenko and special guests: Jake Shulman-Ment - violin, Eleonore Weill - flutes, and Aaron Alexander - drums. Nov. 18, 2014 at 7:30pm, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023). Klezmer Instrumental Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Tanthoyz begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow. Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson). All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25 per class, Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session) read more

Red Baraat To Release New Album 'gaadi Of Truth'
16.11.2014 On January 20, Red Baraat will release 'Gaadi of Truth' (Sinj Records), an explosive new album that expands their singular sound, merging North Indian bhangra rhythms, jazz, go-go, brass funk, and hip-hop, with new elements of South Asian Qawwali traditions, Cumbia grooves, electronic music, and more. The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog premiered the album's title track, "Gaadi of Truth, " calling it a "boldly infectious polyrhythmic jam." read more

Susana Baca Meets Berklee
11.11.2014 Berklee College of Music's 2014-15 Signature Series continues with Susana Baca Meets Berklee. Baca, a Grammy- and Latin Grammy Award-winning Afro-Peruvian vocalist who is the former cultural minister of Peru as well as its first black cabinet member, joins a 30-piece band composed of Berklee students on November 13 at the Berklee Performance Center. The unique performance features students' original arrangements of her music. The student band includes seven students hailing from Baca's native Peru. read more

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