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Danette McMahon most recognized from the movie Powder, releases her album No More Excuses
30.11.2023 From the moment seven-year-old Danette McMahon's voice echoed through a microphone in Cleveland, Texas, it was clear that her star was pointed towards music. Her childhood was a symphony of evolving talents; from mastering the clarinet in junior high to enchanting audiences with her voice. Danette's musical journey was marked by pivotal choices, such as turning down an invitation from The University of Texas to join their marching band and instead accepting a scholarship at Houston Baptist University for music and drama. read more

11 Offspring of Manteca Members Make Their Mark with The Offspring Project
30.11.2023 "…a deliciously uncategorizable blend of cinematic instrumental jamband rock, with tinges of Balkan and Middle Eastern music …one of the most intriguingly unique records to come over the transom here …" -New York Music Daily read more

Don Thompson and Rob Piltch’s ‘Bells… Now and Then’ (Modica Music)
30.11.2023 Modica Music has released Bells… Now and Then, a remarkable musical collaboration featuring the veteran multi-instrumentalist Don Thompson and the accomplished fingerstyle guitarist Rob Piltch. Available on all digital platforms, Bells… Now and Then is a reissue of their seminal 1982 recording Bells, bookended by two newly-recorded compositions. 42 years after the release of Bells, these timeless compositions have been remastered and released by the Modica Music label, owned by Toronto-born bassist-composer Roberto Occhipinti. read more

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: December 2023
30.11.2023 November 28 - December 2 (Tuesday-Saturday) 7:00 & 9:30 PM (11/28-30); 8:30 & 10:30 PM (12/1-2) – Birdland Jazz Club Cyrille Aimée Cyrille Aimée returns to Birdland with a unique all Latin repertoire showcasing her Dominican heritage. Featuring songs from Mexico to Spain and original compositions with an international band from New Orleans: Cuban pianist Victor Campbell, Dominican percussionist Jafet Perez, and New York based bassist Tyrone Allen. read more

Tomorrow at Blues Alley (DC): Bobby Watson and Vanessa Rubin with Paul Carr Mid-Atlantic Jazz Orchestra

Vocalist/Songwriter MARK WINKLER Releases "The Rules Don't Apply," His 21st Album
29.11.2023 Vocalist and songwriter MARK WINKLER is a mainstay on the Los Angeles jazz scene with a devoted fan base who packs his live performances. A prolific recording artist, Winkler has produced 20 previous albums, nearly one a year for the past several years. read more

Gypsy Jazz coming from "Hot Club of Los Angeles"
29.11.2023 Hot Club of Los Angeles is proud to present Nova, the third release from the celebrated "nuevo Django" ensemble that's been hailed by none other than Jackson Browne as "an LA treasure." HCLA brings excitement, irresistible swing and raw talent to its take on gypsy jazz, a hybrid style pioneered by Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt (1910-1953) and the Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1930s Paris. read more

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Australia's Americana Artist Colin Lillie Releases "Grandfather's Country"
23.11.2023 Colin Lillie, Australia's Americana and soul singer-songwriter, releases his new single and music video, "Grandfather's Country." This timeless song pays homage to Australia's indigenous roots and offers a profound connection to the earth. read more

CHRISTIE'S PRESS RELEASE: The Mark Knopfler Guitar Collection - London, 31 January 2024
21.11.2023 Breaking news for music aficionados, fans and collectors around the globe: Christie's will auction guitars from the personal collection of music legend Mark Knopfler, the celebrated singer-songwriter, guitar hero and frontman of the iconic British band, Dire Straits, on 31 January 2024 in London. read more

Epiphone and Blues-Rock Powerhouse Jared James Nichols Unveil “Blues Power” Les Paul Custom, Available Worldwide
14.11.2023 For 150 years, Epiphone has been a leading innovator in instrument design. By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to announce the new Jared James Nichols "Blues Power" Les Paul Custom, available worldwide now via read more

A Timeless Anthem of Awakening and Cultural Reverence
08.11.2023 Colin Lillie, Australia's Americana and soul singer-songwriter, releases his new single and music video, "Grandfather's Country." This timeless song pays homage to Australia's indigenous roots and offers a profound connection to the earth. read more

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LINA_'s New Single O Que Temo E O Que Desejo – What I Fear & What I Desire
28.11.2023 Two of the most expressive vocalists of the Iberian Peninsula: Spain's Rodrigo Cuevas and Portugal's LINA_ perform together on the new single 'O Que Temo E O Que Desejo' – What I Fear & What I Desire. This is the second single ahead of LINA_'s new album, "Fado Camões", to be released worldwide on 19 January 2024 on the German label Galileo Music. read more

Composers Concordance Generations XIII
20.11.2023 New Music for Mezzo Soprano and Guitar Performed by Bowers-Fader Duo Featuring the Winners of the Generations XIII Composition Competition: Tianyi Zhao and Paul Salerni Composers: Natasha Bogojevich, Victoria Bond, Dan Cooper, Shanan Estreicher, Mark Kostabi, Eugene W. McBride, Gene Pritsker, Faye-Ellen Silverman, Roger Tréfousse Performers: Bowers-Fader Duo: Jessica Bowers - mezzo soprano Oren Fader - guitar read more

The Gurdjieff Ensemble, Levon Eskenian releases: 'Zartir'
17.11.2023 A new program and album recorded, to be released on ECM Records in 2023: "Zartir", the title of a song from Paghtasar Dpir, a 17th century Armenian poet and musician, means to wake up from your royal slumber. This new program, from the Gurdjieff Ensemble, includes new arrangements of G.I.Gurdjieff's movements in music, hymns and prayers, as well as culturally significant songs from across three centuries: read more

Afro-Peruvian New Trends Orchestra Cosmic Synchronicities
16.11.2023 Though the name of the mighty Latin centric music ensemble she leads promises to always be on the cutting edge of fresh concepts in all related genres, Corina Barta – the esteemed Artistic Director and main composer/arranger of the Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra – has kept a lot of simmering, spicy hot and ultra-engaging melodic and groove-intensive fire under wraps in the seven years since she earned a Jazz Instrumental Song nomination at the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards for her work on their popular Uniting Beats debut. read more

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