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Bill Frisell headlines the 8th Les Paul Festival Concert at Ramapo College, NJ
22.01.2019 Guitarist Bill Frisell will headline the Les Paul Festival Concert on Saturday night, February 16, 2019 in the Sharp Theater at Ramapo College. Often hailed as one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time, Frisell's career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. "It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." - The New York Times read more

FRANK VIGNOLA'S HOT JAZZ GUITAR TRIO Friday, January 25th 8:00pm Gateway Arts Center Holyoke, MA
22.01.2019 FRANK VIGNOLA'S HOT JAZZ GUITAR TRIO Friday, January 25th 8:00pm Gateway Arts Center 92 Race St. Holyoke, MA, 01040 Frank Vignola-Guitar Vinny Raniolo-Guitar Gary Mazzaroppi-Bass read more

Legendary Singer-Songwriter JUDY COLLINS to Receive the 2019 Bistro Award for Lifetime Achievement
21.01.2019 Internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Grammy Hall-of-Famer, Judy Collins will be honored at the 34th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 11, where she will be receiving the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards' highest honor, for her six decades of musical accomplishments. read more

Fabio Zanon - Solo Guitar Recital - BMF Classical Music Concert Series
21.01.2019 A TRIBUTE TO VILLA-LOBOS One of the dominant figures in the international classical guitar scene is Fabio Zanon, pre-eminent guitarist as well as a teacher, chamber player, conductor, author, and broadcaster, is performing an all-Brazilian recital at the Opera Center in New York on February 16th, 2019. read more

Blue Note Launches New Series Of Framed Wall Art Featuring The Label's Classic Imagery
20.01.2019 In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary in 2019, the legendary Jazz label has launched a new series of limited-edition wall art that celebrates the iconic imagery of Blue Note's classic era. read more

Kenny Carr Group - NYC - Jazz at Kitano & The Bitter End (March)
20.01.2019 Upcoming NYC Events Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 The Bitter End Kenny Carr Group - 7:00 147 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012 Thursday, March 14th, 2019 Jazz at Kitano Kenny Carr Quartet - 8:00 and 10:00 66 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016 Kenny Carr - Guitar Kenny Wollesen - Drums Tony Scherr - Bass John Ellis - Saxophone read more

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz 46th Anniversary Gala Thursday, February 28, 2019 8 PM BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
18.01.2019 Each year, savvy jazz fans look forward to the annual Highlights In Jazz series. For almost a half century, the Jack Kleinsinger-produced events have brought together a multitude of beloved jazz musicians spanning an eclectic mix of generations and styles. The 2019 season is no exception, with four stellar concerts featuring some of the brightest luminaries in jazz today. read more

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Award-Winning Canadian Soul-Bluesman Matt Andersen Announces New Album, Halfway Home By Morning, On True North Records, Available Worldwide On March 22nd
21.01.2019 Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records), available worldwide on March 22nd. Produced by JUNO-Award-winner Steve Dawson and recorded "live off-the floor" at Southern Ground Studio in Nashville, Halfway Home by Morning showcases Matt Andersen's soulfully-powerful vocal pipes in all their glory, backed by a sympathetic band of all-star musicians, plus Amy Helm, who guests on "Something to Lose, " a masterful, Memphis/Muscle Shoals-fueled duet with Andersen. read more

Robin Trower to Release New Album + Tour
19.01.2019 Guitarist Robin Trower will release his new studio album, Coming Closer to the Day, globally on March 22 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The album will be supported by a tour. Scroll down for dates and ticket details. read more

Blues Music Awards 2019 Nominees Announced
10.01.2019 The Blues Music Awards have announced their 2019 nominees and set a date for the 40th annual gathering. Leading this year with the most nominations is keyboardist Anthony Geraci, who is in the running in six categories. read more

07.01.2019 Even though the holidays are over, Joe The Bluesman has a lot to celebrate. The recent release of his first E.P "Seasons, " has brought the bluesman a lot of joy. Two singles "Ol Black Cat" and "Leisure Time Blues, " were soft released in advance on the Sound Cloud platform. read more

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Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry and Dave Von Ronk lead 2019 in Folkways' Vinyl Reissue Series
19.01.2019 Smithsonian Folkways has announced three new releases in its acclaimed Smithsonian Folkways Vinyl Reissue Series, digging deep into the label's archives to resurrect some of its most iconic and sought after titles. The series, originally conceived in celebration of the label's 70th anniversary in 2018, will continue throughout 2019, read more

ARC Music joins forces with Naxos Music Group
03.01.2019 After 42 strong and successful years as an independent World Music label, ARC Music Productions International has joined Naxos Music Group, having been acquired as a company by Naxos Rights Europe. read more

Cygnet Folk Festival
02.01.2019 From the 11th - 13th of January 2019 the small town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival. This year will be the 37th Cygnet Folk Festival, one of Australia's most iconic folk music festivals. read more

Surabhi Ensemble’s Global Peace Tour With Special Guest Massamba Diop To Make Stops In Vietnam, Spain, Portugal And Senegal
29.12.2018 Chicago's Surabhi Ensemble will be on an international tour January 8-January 31, 2019, with confirmed stops in Vietnam, Spain, Portugal and Senegal. The award-winning global fusion group is taking their art and positive message to schools, community centers and concert halls in Hanoi, Malaga, Lisbon and Dakar. read more

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