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NYC Vocalist Valerie Ghent Releases "The Angel" by Natasha Ghent & Mikhail Lermontov
12.05.2021 NYC recording artist Valerie Ghent releases The Angel, a classical cantata written by Natasha Ghent and set to the famous Mikhail Lermontov poem of the same name, written in 1831. Featuring Natasha Ghent on violin and viola, and her daughter, Valerie Ghent, soprano, The Angel was recorded by mother and daughter in 1988. The Angel is the only existing recording of Natasha's beautiful and emotive expression on both violin and viola. read more

BÜ | Honey Bee
12.05.2021 Austrian artist Bü is premiering today a Lofi-Pop, sweet, trippy, completely DIY Music Video for single "Honey Bee" via Son of Marketing. The song will be officially released on all digital platforms worldwide this Friday May 14, 2021. read more

Female Saxophonist led Blue Muse releases, It Never Entered My Mind
11.05.2021 Blue Muse was formed in 2013 after saxophonist Sarah Lee left her 20-year career in Information Technology and pursued her passion, jazz. While attending Jacksonville University she brought together a group of eclectic and passionate jazz musicians which became Blue Muse. Six years after releasing their debut album Blue Muse Live, the group made it back into the studio during 2020 and recorded It Never Entered My Mind. Blue Muse has performed at venues all over the southeast including the Jacksonville Jazz Festival After Dark series and will begin a summer tour 2021 at venues such as Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Their debut release Blue Muse Live reached #6 on the CMJ Jazz charted on the Roots Music Jazz charts. read more

Legendary Strata-East Label Celebrates 50 Years - Led by Charles Tolliver - Support With Crowdfunding!
11.05.2021 Strata-East Records celebrate 50 years of amazing Jazz on the 16th of June. Since the label's introduction by Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell, back in 1971, it has provided the vehicle for many great artists to reach millions of fans. read more

Vibraphonist/Composer Jay Hoggard streaming live, Monday, May 10, 2021 7-8:30 pm
10.05.2021 Trevor Davis of The Library Studio, announces that the Middletown Commission on the Arts is providing funding support for the Library Studio to collaborate with the Hartford Jazz Society for a concert series entitled 'Middletown on the Map.' read more

Coming Up! Van Gelder Studio Streaming Joey DeFrancesco & All-Star Band - May 15-16!
07.05.2021 Popular Virtual Music Series 'Live from Van Gelder Studio' Announces Second Show and Stellar Line-Up Featuring Joey DeFrancesco & All-Star Band on May 15-16! May 15th and 16th event headlined by Joey DeFrancesco, the undisputed king of the Hammond B-3 organ in jazz today; special guest appearance by the legendary Houston Person; Exclusive behind the scenes content available for advanced ticket holders. read more

This Sunday: Houston Person and Bill Charlap
07.05.2021 May 9, 4:00 p.m. Houston Person and Bill Charlap Recorded Live in the Shea Center at William Paterson University This spring's Jazz Room at Home Series ends with a special Mother's Day concert featuring an all-star duo of Grammy-winning pianist and WP Jazz Studies Director Bill Charlap and veteran tenor saxophonist Houston Person. read more

blues and rock news

Watch Sol Roots Cover Grateful Dead's "Sugaree" from 'Live at The Hamilton'
22.02.2021 Sol Roots recently released a psychedelic video showcasing a unique, original, funky arrangement of Grateful Dead's "Sugaree" from the album 'Live at The Hamilton'. The live album features songs recently performed by the band in Washington, D.C. in February of 2020, just about a month before lockdown started. Live at The Hamilton features harmonica legend Phil Wiggins (of Cephas & Wiggins), drummer Eddie Christmas (of Jon Cleary, New Orleans Suspects, Eric Lindell, Anders Osborne) and Andreas Holmstrom on bass presenting an upbeat and danceable blend of funk, blues, soul and rock. read more

Gary Lover | London
21.11.2020 London-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Hoskins (AKA Gary Lover) is releasing today his single "London" on all digital platforms together with a Music Video. read more

"Love in L.A." Proves Priceless for Canadian Indie Artist Alex Price
03.10.2020 Pop/R&B artist Alex Price is currently riding a wave of duo musical legacies with his latest hit single release, "Love in L.A." Representing for Canada, Price fits comfortably in the mix of the Canadian music invasion popularized by artists like Drake, read more

The Moore-McColl Jazz Society - Electric Fantastic
24.07.2020 On their debut album, Electric Fantastic, Beth Moore (vocals, piano, organ) and Chance McColl (electric guitar, vocals) take us on a spirited ride through jazz and blues genres. The duo came together last year to write and record a jazz album, after connecting years earlier through various projects. The result is an hour-long journey with a 2020 take on 1970s jazz organ/guitar combos. Think: "What if Groove Holmes duetted with Boogaloo Joe Jones with drums, upright bass, and a 3-part horn section?" read more

world music news

Angrusori | Live at Tou
07.05.2021 Norway's Kitchen Orchestra collaborates with Slovak Roma musicians to create stunning contemporary improvised music inspired by traditional song. Their stunning debut album "Live at Tou" is being released worldwide today via British label Hudson Records. read more

Cande y Paulo Release "Tuyo" The Duo's Take on the Hugely Popular Narcos Theme Song
20.04.2021 Cande y Paulo, the Argentinian duo who caught the attention of the world when a performance of 'Barro Tal Vez', an achingly intense but minimalist Argentine rock classic went viral on YouTube amassing over 12 million views, today announce their debut. The self-titled album will be released on June 4th through the iconic Decca Records. read more

Anoushka Shankar Releases "Sister Susannah" New Single from Forthcoming Release: Love Letters P.S. Out this June
31.03.2021 Seven-time Grammy Award-nominated sitarist, composer and producer Anoushka Shankar announces a stunning new digital release Love Letters P.S., out on 4th June 2021 on Decca Records Group imprint Mercury KX. The new digital release follows on from the original Love Letters EP released in February 2020 and includes four new tracks: two remixes from composer-producers Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sandunes and two brand new songs. read more

Yulia Musayelyan Tango Project "Oblivion" CD Release Concert TUESDAY, MARCH 30th 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
26.03.2021 There's a new tango master in town. Her name is Yulia Musayelyan. And the town is Boston. Before you start thinking about how many tango practitioners may live in this great American city, all you need to know is that after listening to Oblivion there will surely be many more. Indeed, this is an inspired masterwork that will encourage more musicians to explore the vintage and nuevo forms of tango, and perhaps they'll make a pilgrimage to learn from the maestra herself. read more


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