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Ivanna Cuesta 'A Letter To The Earth' (f/ Kris Davis) via Orenda Records
04.06.2024 The highly sought-after Dominican drummer, composer, educator, and synthesist Ivanna Cuesta Gonzalez is proud to reveal her debut album, A Letter to the Earth, out June 7, 2024, via Orenda Records. This album of all original music features Gonzalez on drums and electronics, along with pianist Kris Davis, bassist Max Ridley, and tenor saxophonist Ben Solomon. read more

Jazz Vocalist LISA RICH Releases "LONG AS YOU'RE LIVING," Her Stunning Comeback
04.06.2024 After a long hiatus, vocalist LISA RICH is releasing her newest album, LONG AS YOU'RE LIVING, a collection primarily of standards that reflect many of the trials, tribulations, and life lessons she has experienced over the years. Rich had a burgeoning career in the 1980s until she was sidelined with a debilitating illness. read more

July 12 – Reedman Brian Landrus performs Ellington & Strayhorn w. Dave Stryker, Jay Anderson, Billy Hart
04.06.2024 Low woodwind specialist Brian Landrus, guitarist Dave Stryker, bassist Jay Anderson, and drummer Billy Hart celebrate the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on the gorgeous new album Brian Landrus Plays Ellington & Strayhorn out July 12, 2024 via Palmetto Records. Stream Chelsea Bridge read more

Dates include New Hampshire, Baltimore, and New York City
04.06.2024 - After striking a rhythmic chord with ESPN's new Monday Night Football anthem, Blackman Santana's 2024 plans include a solo album and tours with the Cindy Blackman Santana Band and Santana. World-renowned drummer and bandleader Cindy Blackman Santana will hit the road this year with her highly acclaimed and vibrant ensemble the Cindy Blackman Santana Band for multiple shows in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Portsmouth, NH, Baltimore, MD, and New York City. read more

Jazz & Blues Florida June 2024 Issue Posted For Free Distribution
03.06.2024 The June 2024 issue of Jazz & Blues Florida has been published and posted at This month features are EG Kight at North Central Florida Blues Society Touring Artist Concert Series, The Black Honkeys Band ( Bro Phil Esposito, Wil Harris, Steven C. Tanner, Greg Czinke, Nicole Simone, John Dash Dixon, Terry Clark, Scott Myers), Bear & Robert (Cindy Bear & Franc Robert), Joshua Bowlus, read more

NEW RECORDING FROM The Alvin Queen Trio- Feeling Good - Stunt Records
03.06.2024 To say that legendary jazz drummer, Alvin Queen, has vast experience as a musician would be an understatement! With a professional career that spans over 60 years, he has performed, toured and recorded with many of the giants of jazz, including Kenny Barron, Grant Green, Horace Silver, George Benson, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Drew, Oscar Peterson, NHŘP, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson – just to name a few! read more

EYM Trio and Varijashree Venugopal - Hypnotic Release Bangalore
03.06.2024 If there was one word to describe the creative process behind this album, it would be spontaneity. It was born on stage, motivated by a request from the audience, in a natural impulse. "There are times when you meet someone who knows how to take your music down uncharted paths, where everything becomes possible. Such is the case with Varijashree Venugopal, " says Elie Dufour. read more

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Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Paul Filipowicz 2024 New York Tour
03.05.2024 Experience the electric soul of Chicago's blues through the legendary Paul Filipowicz! Born and bred in the heart of Chicago, Paul's journey began on the South Side, where he absorbed the raw energy of Otis Rush's electrifying performances. read more

2 new Delmark blues singles for review - Tad Robinson & Elliott Sharp's Terraplane
03.04.2024 TAD ROBINSON back with DELMARK!!! Delmark releases new live digital single from soul blues singer supreme TAD ROBINSON –"That's How Strong My Love Is" with the Delmark All-Stars! Welcome back to the Delmark family, Tad! read more

People of all Faiths Welcome to In-The-Bowery ‘s Good Friday Blues Service 3.29.24 12:00-3:00 pm
23.03.2024 Staying true to its long history and commitment to justice and mercy through worship and the arts, poetry, dance, and historic preservation, St. Mark's Church In-The-Bowery, the Rev Anne Marie Witchger, Priest in Charge announces plans for its annual Good Friday Blues on Friday, March 29th noon to 3:00 p.m. read more

Maitland Jazz & Blues Festival Returns April 5-6, 2024 For Two Days of Two Stages And 12 Bands
14.03.2024 The Maitland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Duke Energy on April 5-6, 2024 will showcase some of the best local and touring artists – 13 bands in all – on two stages for a non-stop music celebration. The city's biggest music event of the year features 12 bands on two stages along with great food and drinks, crafts and vendors and lots of kids activities. General admission is FREE. Special VIP guest packages are available for purchase. read more

world music news

Franck Biyong ‘Radio Masoda’ - Release Date June 21st 2024
03.06.2024 We are delighted to be presenting 'Radio Masoda', the brilliant new album by the Cameroonian master musician and composer Franck Biyong. Produced as an inter-African 'dance' record and with an impressive list of international collaborators that includes the late Tony Allen, Sandra Nkaké and members of Kwashibu Area Band and Egypt 80, the creative freedom allowed to his guests and world class musicianship make this a genuinely joyful experience. read more

Coming to Flushing Town Hall for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Korean Folk Meets Jazz featuring SE:UM
23.04.2024 This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, on Saturday, May 11, audiences at Flushing Town Hall will be able to step into the unique world of SE:UM, a quintet from Seoul playing a fusion of jazz and Korean traditional music. read more

Cinco De Mayo Celebration & Colden Reopening
15.04.2024 On Saturday, May 4, Kupferberg Center for the Arts (KCA) at Queens College will present its second annual Cinco De Mayo family celebration "Viva El Cinco De Mayo" at the newly renovated 2, 000-seat Colden Auditorium. This festive program will showcase world-renowned ensembles presenting traditional Mexican music and dance, including Tlen Huicani from Veracruz, Mexico, Mariachi Real De Mexico, and Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Nueva York, joined by special guest José Adán Pérez. Audience will experience lively rhythms, colorful costumes, and the rich cultural heritage of Mexico in this family fiesta of music and dance! read more

Next Friday: K-Folk from South Korea
13.04.2024 Experience Coreyah, the mesmerizing South Korean ensemble that NPR praised for their 'uninhibited vision of Korean traditional music, ' blending it seamlessly with elements of psychedelic rock, Balkan gypsy, and rhythms from South America and Africa. With six talented members and a unique fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds, Coreyah is redefining folk music and captivating audiences worldwide. read more

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