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Stryker Keystone
15.05.2021 Dave Stryker Quartet featuring Warren Wolf will perform LIVE & ONLINE at Keystone Korner Baltimore Friday-Sunday, 5/21–5/23, 2021 read more

Jazz Pianist Sarney Norman Simmons Has Passed October 6, 1929—May 13, 2021
14.05.2021 Chicago born Jazz pianist, composer, accompanist, arranger, educator, author, thought provocateur and icon has transitioned at the age of 91. We who love and cherish Norman Simmons gather in a consciousness of gratitude to have known this great man who lived his life by his own terms as an artist. As a bandleader, Norman made significant recordings and started Milljac Publishing Company. His recordings as a leader are: Norman Simmons Trio (Argo, 1956), Ramira The Dancer (Spotlite, 1976), Midnight Creeper (Milljac, 1979), I'm The Blues (Milljac 1981), 13TH Moon (Milljac 1986), The Heat and The Sweet (Milljac, 1987), The Art of Norman Simmons (Savant, 2000), and with Eric Alexander, Manha De Carnaval (Soundhills, Japan) 2002. read more

SANDHYA Rocks Indie "Innocent Monster" May 14th - RELEASED TODAY!
14.05.2021 Sandhya (SAHN-dia), is poised to break nationally with her newest project, INNOCENT MONSTER (Asirvatham/JazzGrrl Music) RELEASED TODAY - May 14th! This art rock album contains ten original songs featuring vivid lyrics over deep-pocket grooves, all tied together by Sandhya's charismatic voice and bold choices at the piano. read more

NEW RELEASE: Mike Clark & Michael Zilber’s MIKE DROP due out July 16, 2021 via Sunnyside Records
14.05.2021 Sunnyside Records is proud to announce the July 16th, 2021 release of Mike Drop, an impressive new album co-led by iconic jazz drumming legend Mike Clark and renowned saxophonist Michael Zilber. The culmination of a decade-long musical relationship, read more

William Parker Biography Celebration w/ Joe McPhee + Cisco Bradley — Sat., May 15th 8 PM, Beacon, NY
14.05.2021 "William Parker's art and family history get explored at length in Cisco Bradley's illuminating new critical study Universal Tonality, the first William Parker book that William Parker didn't have to write himself." — Alan Scherstuhl, New York Times read more

OUT TODAY: Composer/Pianist Cettina Donato's 'I SICILIANI' with Actor Ninni Bruschetta - via AlfaMusic
14.05.2021 Italian pianist, conductor and composer Cettina Donato is proud to announce the May 14, 2021 release of her latest album, I Siciliani, featuring renowned actor Antonio 'Ninni' Bruschetta. Their second collaboration, this wondrous musical portrait of Sicily comes to life thanks to Donato and Bruschetta's remarkable synergy and expansive musical vision. read more

Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Haslip, and Dave Weckl Join Guitarist Gabor Lesko On His New release "Earthway"
14.05.2021 Fusion guitarist and keyboardist Gabor Lesko performs a well-rounded set of energetic yet melodic music.With such guests as soprano-saxophonist Eric Marienthal, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Dave Weckl among others, Lesko explores a wide variety of moods and grooves in his fresh originals. Gabor Lesko is an inventive and talented guitarist, keyboardist and composer from Italy who is well worth discovering. While he had previously recorded a series of fine sets, Earthway serves as a perfect introduction to his musical magic. read more

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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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