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Django Reinhardt NY Festival '15th Anniversary'
31.10.2014 AIR FRANCE Presents DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL '15th Anniversary' Gypsy legend DORADO SCHMITT With '3' sons: SAMSON, AMATI, and BRONSON plus LUDOVIC BEIER & PIERRE BLANCHARD At Birdland Nov. 4-9 "A HOT JAZZ CELEBRATION" read more

For Your Consideration: Garry Dial & Dick Oatts "That Music Always Round Me"
31.10.2014 For Your Consideration: Garry Dial & Dick Oatts "That Music Always Round Me" (feat. The Temple University Concert Choir & Vocal Jazz Collective) FIRST ROUND GRAMMY SUBMISSIONS Album Of The Year Best Improvised Solo Best Jazz Vocal Album Best Arrangement Instrumental And Vocals Engineer, Non Classical Producer, Non Classical Contemporary Classical Composition read more

Echoes Of Swing at the Hotel Ascona Swing Festival
31.10.2014 The Hotel Ascona Swing Festival, a new 'jazz party' hosted in the beautiful four star Hotel Ascona, is one of the few events of its kind dedicated to the swing music of the 1930's and 1940's. For this first edition an excellent group of international musicians specialized in playing this particular style of jazz has been invited - next to 'Echoes of Swing' it presents Shaunette Hildabrand, Frank Roberscheuten, Colin Dawson, Chris Hopkins, Bernd Lhotzky, Henning Gailing and Oliver Mewes as soloists. Such a line-up provides the backdrop for five diverse concerts read more

Frank Catalano Seattle Earshot Jazz Festival Fri & Sat 10/31 & 11/1
31.10.2014 The brawny Chicago saxophonist ranges from tempered swing to the rapid-fire energy that has won him gigs with both Santana and Ministry. On the heels of two new recordings, the rock-solid quartet lights up two evenings at Seattle's classic jazz club. read more

For Your Consideration: Ernie Watts Quartet “A Simple Truth”
31.10.2014 For your Grammy consideration BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM ERNIE WATTS QUARTET "A Simple Truth" Ernie Watts-tenor saxophone, Christof Saenger-piano, Rudi Engel-acoustic bass, Heinrich Koebberling-drums "Ernie Watts and his all-German European Quartet of classically-trained pianist Christof Saenger, bassist Rudi Engel and drummer Heinrich Koebberling come together as read more

Spanish Harlem Orchestra at Tribeca PAC Nov. 21
30.10.2014 Two-Time GRAMMY Award-Winning Salsa & Latin Jazz Band SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA "ONE OF NEW YORK'S GREAT MUSICAL RESOURCES" - NY TIMES Spanish Harlem Orchestra Friday, November 21 at 8PM Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the two-time GRAMMY Award-winning salsa and Latin jazz band, sets the standard for excellence for authentic, New York style, read more

"Live at Kilbourn Hall" by Scott Healy CD Release and Grammy® Consideration>
30.10.2014 Live at Kilbourn Hall by Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Orchestra was released on Hudson City Records on September 20th, 2014, and is included in the first round 2015 Grammy ballot in three categories. read more

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Stacy Mitchhart Gets Raw And Soulful For His New Album Live My Life
28.10.2014 Stacy Mitchhart's Live My Life stakes out bold new territory for the veteran entertainer. The 12-song album mixes down-home blues with a splash of soul to serve as a springboard for his canny storytelling and meanly elegant guitar. Live My Life is a departure from his mostly soul-blues flavored catalog, reflecting Mitchhart's deepening connection with the genre's primal Mississippi roots. Powered by strong, original songwriting and surprises like raw-boned cigar box guitar, Live My Life opens with the grinding blues howler "I Drink Whiskey, " read more

Cream Vocalist and Bassist Jack Bruce Dies at 71
26.10.2014 As AP informs, British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the lead vocalist and bass player of the power blues trio Cream, died Saturday at his home, his family and publicist said. He was 71. read more

Roomful of Blues to perform in Salisbury
25.10.2014 Roomful of Blues, the jumping, swinging, rocking, award-winning band, will perform at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury on Friday, November 14, 2014. Their latest CD, 45 LIVE, released in 2013, commemorates the band's 45th anniversary. read more

Universal To release Cream Vinyl Box Set
24.10.2014 According to a recent press release, Universal Music Enterprise is set to release a reissue vinyl box set of British rock supergroup Cream's entire music discography. The vinyl box set, which features four studio and two live albums, will be released on November 24th, 2014. read more

world music news

C'mon Tigre Debut Album | Africantape Exhibit & Conference
27.10.2014 After releasing the amazing music film Federation Tunisienne de Football in collaboration with the international artist G.Toccafondo in June 2014, C'mon Tigre released their first album (Self Titled) on October 13 2014 through the Africantape European Distribution network... C'mon Tigre began life in the Mediterranean basin and spread out to the corners of the world's metropolises. C'mon Tigre talks about the fascination that Africa holds in a tales that stretch along a curve line from San Diego to Bombay. read more

The New York Klezmer Series Proudly Presents Figelin!
24.10.2014 Figelin is an exciting new collaboration of three internationally acclaimed violinists. Deborah Strauss is a pioneering Yiddish performer and educator who has been at the forefront of the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene for more than 20 years. Vanessa Vromans is one of the most talented musicians of the new klezmer generation. Originally from Australia and now based in Berlin, she is admired both for her mastery of traditional klezmer style and for pushing its boundaries through improvisation and new compositions. read more

From Spain To New York
22.10.2014 2 Latin Jazz Groups, 1 Stage - From Spain To New York - Cantos de Ida y Vuelta - Friday, October 24, 8pm - Flushing Town Hall. "Cantos de Ida y Vuelta" are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, read more

The New York Klezmer Series at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue NYC
14.10.2014 The New York Klezmer Series Tues, Oct. 14th 7:30pm at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. The Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell Duo. Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 W. 68th St., NY NY 10023). Ben Holmes & Patrick Farrell are a one-of-a-kind trumpet and accordion duo whose performances range from klezmer, original concert music, and improvisation to interpretations of Romantic-era composers and more. Accordionist Patrick Farrell (Yo-Yo Ma, Frank London, Michael Winograd) and trumpeter Ben Holmes (Slavic Soul Party!, read more


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