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Chris Biesterfeldt "Phineas" CD Release Show Monday, May 4th ShapeShifter Lab 7pm
18.04.2015 On his new CD "Phineas" guitarist Chris Biesterfeldt explores the artistry of legendary jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr. One of the most technically skilled and brilliant pianists in all of jazz Phineas Newborn Jr. spent most of his career in Memphis, TN where he played in R&B bands along side his brother the guitarist Calvin Newborn. read more

Jay leonhart Trio at Birdland Saturday, April 18th at 6PM
18.04.2015 The Jay Leonhart Trio at Birdland Saturday, April 18th at 6PM featuring: Yotam Silberstein on Guitar Avi Rothbard on Guitar Jay Leonhart will appear with his trio in another of their Saturday 6 PM appearances at Birdland. read more

Perry Beekman S'Wonderful Sings and Plays Gershwin Apr 27th @ The Bar Next Door
17.04.2015 For the third part of his continued quest to fully explore the Great American Songbook, the remarkable guitarist/vocalist Perry Beekman embraces George and Ira Gershwin with the very aptly titled S'Wonderful. Following up on the critical and popular success of the first two albums read more

M.O.D. Technologies Adds Re-Imagined US / Russia Collaboration To Its Incunabula Digital Series
17.04.2015 Timezone is world beat music that emerged during the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. Artists from Moscow and Humboldt County, California, have built on ethnic diversity and bilingualism to co-generate an exciting new music. Interwoven with rock, reggae and African rhythms. This decade-long musical journey began in the early 80's, before Gorbachev and Chernobyl. Timezone moved under the guidance of Jon Humboldt Gates, a Russian speaking guitarist and songwriter from Northern California. read more

M.O.D. Technologies To Release HU VIBRATIONAL‘S The Epic Botanical Beat Suite
17.04.2015 Hu Vibrational's new album mixes deep percussive African rhythms and Afro-jazz with elements of hip-hop and electronica. Recorded and mixed at Bill Laswell's state of the art studio, this is the fourth album by Hu Vibrational and for those who bought the previous 3 releases this will not disappoint! Produced and mixed by Adam Rudolph together with longtime Laswell engineer James Dellatacoma, the album features 7 world music percussionists along several special guests including Bill Laswell hitting the deep pockets on bass plus Norwegian guitar whiz Eivind Aarset read more

SIRIUSXM and THE SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month Together
17.04.2015 To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, SiriusXM will broadcast a series of exclusive concerts recorded earlier this year during The Smooth Jazz Cruise for eight straight evenings in a row beginning on April 19th at 6:00pm ET. Airing on their Watercolors Channel (Channel 66), the concerts will feature contemporary jazz greats read more

A Tribute to Fred Ho:The Afro Asian Music Ensemble American Tour
17.04.2015 The late Fred Ho, founder and bandleader of the Afro Asian Music Ensemble, was a one-of-a-kind revolutionary Chinese American baritone saxophonist, composer, writer, producer, political activist and leader of several music ensembles. For three decades, he had innovated a new American Multicultural Music embedded in the swingingest, most soulful and transgressive forms of African American music with the influences of Asia and the Pacific Rim. read more

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Nicolas Meier: New Album, Tour with Jeff Beck and Pledging for Allan Holdsworth's "Tales from the Vaults'
16.04.2015 Dear Friends in Music Mr. MoonJune highly recommends "Chasing Tales" by Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier, a superb album of profound beauty, released in the UK earlier this year on the independent MGP Records, featuring the legendary English axeman Pete Oxley, and the extraordinary Swiss born and UK based guitarist extraordinaire Nicolas Meier who is currently recording, playing and touring with Jeff Beck. Jeff and his wonderful band is starting a big USA tour this month, and his band, besides Nicolas on acoustic, electric and synth guitar, also includes Jonathan Joseph on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass and Jimmy Hall on vocals. read more

Ciconia Announces "The Moon Sessions 2015" European Tour Dates
16.04.2015 Spanish post-metal purveyors, Ciconia, will embark on a European tour billed under the name "The Moon Sessions 2015" on April 13th with a concert in Sarzana, Italy. The tour is in support of Ciconia's last year's debut full-length album "The Moon Sessions." read more

16th Annual Roots on the River Festival
05.04.2015 Each year, the Roots on the River Music Festival brings a lively mix of artists, both veterans and newcomers, to our local stages, and the sixteenth annual event promises a memorable, fresh experience. Southern Vermont's premiere music festival, produced by Vermont Festivals LLC, will take place June 4 to 7 in a number of venues around town, ranging from a massive tent at a mid-century motel to a 2030-year-old meeting house. read more

Curaзao To Launch New International BlueSeas Festival This May
12.03.2015 Following the success of the renowned Curaзao North Sea Jazz Festival, the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaзao will host its inaugural Curaзao International BlueSeas Festival from May 7-9, 2015. The Curaзao International BlueSeas Festival, a celebration of traditional and gentrified jazz music, will host a variety of international musicians, including the legendary Original Blues Brothers, Buddy Guy, read more

world music news

Bossabrasil Marcos Valle & Carlos Lyra “Bossa Nova History At Birdland
17.04.2015 DELTA AIR LINES presents BOSSABRASIL MARCOS VALLE and CARLOS LYRA "BOSSA NOVA HISTORY at BIRDLAND" Patricia Alvi/vocals, Renato Massa/drums, Itaiguara Brandao/bass Jorge Continentino/sax & flute May 26 – 30 Produced by Pat Philips and Ettore Stratta read more

The D'Addario Foundation Presents Carnegie Hall Debuts For Two Emerging International Guitar Virtuosos
07.03.2015 The D'Addario Foundation's Performance Series offers virtuosic, emerging classical guitarists from around the globe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: performing at Carnegie Hall for the first time in their careers. The sixth installment of the series will take place April 30 at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall and will feature an evening of music by Ukraine's Marko Topchii and Croatia's Zoran Dukic. read more

Music from the Mountains of Bhutan by Sonam Dorji Via Smithsonian Folkways
21.02.2015 Music from the Mountains of Bhutan features Kheng Sonam Dorji, a master of the beautiful, yet threatened, traditional music styles of Bhutan. That remote Himalayan country, which measures "Gross National Happiness" alongside standard indicators, opened its borders to tourists and outside influences in 1974. While the opening has brought improved economic conditions, traditional music has suffered according to Dorji, who founded the Music of Bhutan Research Center in order to teach, preserve, and promote the music he loves. read more

Angelique Kidjo: World Music Grammy & New Album
15.02.2015 Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second "Best World Music Album" Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings. Produced by Kidjo and long-time production partner Jean Hebrail, Sings showcases Kidjo's collaboration with the 110 piece Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, read more


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