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Eddie Allen New CD “Push” + Live Appearance
17.04.2014 Eddie Allen & PUSH Saturday, May 3rd 5 - 6:30pm. Jazz Vespers St. Albans Congregational Church 172-17 Linden Blvd. St. Albans NY 11434 Featuring Eddie Allen - trumpet Kenny Davis - acoustic bass EJ Strickland - drums Misha Tsiganov - keyboard Tadataka Unno - piano Mark Williams - trombone tba - tenor sax read more

Gigi Brooks Introduces Pilz4Jazz In An Exclusive NYC Event
17.04.2014 Gigi Brooks of Jazz Times Presents An Exclusive New York City Jazz Event Introducing PILZ4JAZZ - A Tribute To The Jazz Masters. April 26th at 8 p.m. & April 27th at 1:30 p.m., 2014. Jazz radio personality and Jazz Times columnist, Gigi Brooks of the highly acclaimed jazz radio programs, "GG's Steamin' Greens" and "GG's Jazz Greats and Legends" series, is proud to introduce the jazz group PILZ4JAZZ. read more

Inaugural Jazz 'N' Blue Festival Benefits Autism Speaks!
17.04.2014 The 2014 Jazz 'n' Blue Festival Presented by Blue Plate Radio and Blue Plate Radio Productions on Saturday, August 16 at 4pm is an annual concert featuring local, regional, national, or international contemporary jazz acts performing at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. The festival has two main goals: read more

American Roots Weekend at Berklee June 20-22
16.04.2014 Berklee College of Music hosts its first American Roots Weekend, June 20-22, for acoustic musicians who perform bluegrass, blues, folk, country, acoustic jazz, and swing on instruments such as violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitar, and harp. Berklee string instructor Joe Walsh, a mandolin player who has performed with Ricky Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck and others, will lead the weekend. read more

Three Generations of Swing Guitar at The Cutting Room
16.04.2014 Three Generations of Swing Guitar featuring Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo – A simply dazzling show featuring three of the top swing guitarists in the world today. Hailing from three different generations, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo create a lively program with a mix of the expert musicianship of swing guitar and the delightfulness of vaudeville. It's a sizzling experience that will knock your socks off! Bucky Pizzarelli is a legendary guitarist who has been a fixture on the jazz scene since the early 1950's. read more

Winners for 2014 JJA Jazz Awards
16.04.2014 The Jazz Journalists Association today announced winners of 2014 JJA Jazz Awards in 32 categories of musical achievement. Herbie Hancock - the man behind International Jazz Day (April 30) as UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialog and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz – is being honored for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. Saxophonist Wayne Shorter, Hancock's frequent collaborator, has been voted Musician of the Year. read more

Guitar x2 Series continues this Wednesday with Vic Juris and Rale Micic
16.04.2014 Guitar x2 Series continues this Wednesday with Vic Juris and Rale Micic. Upcoming Guitar x2 Series shows: April 30 - Rale Micic & Dave Stryker (9pm) May 14 - Rale Micic & Brad Shepik (8pm) May 28 - Rale Micic & Jack Wilkins (8pm) read more

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Blues~n~Groove Weekend at Mount Dora, Florida May 16-18, 2014
17.04.2014 Blues Music Awards nominee Ana Popovic is but one of several critically acclaimed artists appearing at the sixth annual Mount Dora Blues~n~Groove Weekend. The three-day music festival will feature the Pat Travers Band, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Selwyn Birchwood and Big Bill Morganfield as headliners throughout the weekend, May 16-18. Popovic is nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year as part of the 35th annual Blues Music Awards. It is her fifth nomination by The Blues Foundation. The awards are presented May 8 in Memphis, TN. Currently touring with an all-star lineup as part of the Experience Hendrix Tour '14, Popovic will be the Saturday headliner May 17 in Mount Dora. read more

Eric Clapton's 1985 Album 'Behind The Sun' Released On Hybrid SACD
14.04.2014 Eric Clapton fans are buzzing with excitement over the release of his critically acclaimed 1985 comeback album 'Behind The Sun' on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD on Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity! The musical climate had changed dramatically from the days Eric Clapton had topped the charts in the '70s. read more

Reunion Blues Welcomes Scott Mayo
13.04.2014 Instrument case and gig bag maker Reunion Blues officially welcomes Grammy ­nominated multi­-instrumentalist and producer Scott Mayo. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Scott has toured the world with numerous artists and is a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene playing saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano. Mayo is known for his versatile style and ability to move freely within any musical genre, from Pop, R&B, Rock, and Jazz, to Classical and Hip Hop. read more

Mehuman JonsonTrio to perform in Bath, April 18
10.04.2014 Mehuman Jonson and her Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Chocolate Church Arts Center. Mehuman (pronounced "Maymon") brings a unique and refreshing blend of soul, jazz, rock, and rhythm and blues, creating music that is both danceable and highly listenable. read more

world music news

Nuevo Flamenco Virtuoso Jesse Cook Brings US Tour To New York
16.04.2014 Jesse Cook and his band brings his 15 city U.S. tour to New York City's Town Hall this Friday, April 18 at 8pm. Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster. Jesse's public television special Live At Bathurst Street Theatre was broadcast recently on PBS stations around the country including WLIW in New York. Jesse Cook is a Canadian guitarist, composer, and producer. Widely considered one of the most influential figures in "nuevo flamenco" music, he incorporates elements of flamenco rumba, jazz & many forms of world music into his work. read more

Music entertainment for Chinese Tourists
15.04.2014 Local Sydney band, Viva the band is gearing up for an influx of Chinese tourists in Sydney, Australia. Sydney is rapidly becoming a favoured destination for Chinese tourists in Australia. In January the state-run China Daily said Chinese travellers spent $US102 billion overseas in 2012, making them the world's biggest spenders. It appears very beneficial for local bands to develop a suitable repertoire of music to cater for this influx of tourists. read more

Placido Domingo Awarded Honorary Doctorate By Berklee College of Music
08.04.2014 Renowned tenor and international conductor Placido Domingo was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree by Berklee College of Music at its campus in Valencia, Spain on Friday. The event took place at the Teatro Martín i Soler of the Palau de les Arts and was attended by local government officials and dignitaries and Berklee's Valencia campus leadership. The ceremony, led by Guillermo Cisneros, Berklee vice president for global initiatives, featured Berklee students and Victor Mendoza, contemporary performance program director, performing in honor of Domingo. The performance also featured a collaboration with students from the Placido Domingo Advanced Center, also housed at the Palau de les Arts. read more

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings Gives New Life To The UNESCO Collection Of Traditional Music
29.03.2014 The 'UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music, ' a pioneering effort for more than five decades to make the world's musical heritage more widely known and appreciated, takes on new life with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings releasing of more than 100 albums spanning more than 70 nations. This project will for the first time make these recordings, including 12 previously unreleased albums, available on CD, digital download, streaming services, and library subscription. read more

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