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Bossa Nova Noites releases Gift of Heart (Christmas in Rio) by Robert Hébert
09.12.2022 Bossa Nova Noites releases Gift of Heart (Christmas in Rio) from the upcoming 2023 album "Robert Hébert: Bossa Nova Noites … Soul Brasileiros" This fabulous cross cultural music recording is an instant classic that serves as an introduction of two of Bossa Nova Noites' new Brazilian stars … Monique Elen and Mari Bodas. The special track introduces Monique and Mari with Curtis King, Jr. & American Jazz legend Najee … and features guitarist Joao Castilho, percussionist Andre Siqueira, and co-composer Marcello Ferreira. read more

Pianist Geoffrey Keezer Earns Fourth Career GRAMMY® Nomination For “Refuge” in Best Instrumental Composition Category
09.12.2022 Renowned pianist, composer and arranger Geoffrey Keezer has received his fourth career GRAMMY nomination for "Refuge", the opening track off of his boundless new album,  Playdate. Keezer will celebrate this honor at the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards on February 5, 2023 in Los Angeles.  read more

Sakina Abdou — Goodbye Ground
09.12.2022 "Goodbye Ground" is the upcoming solo album by french saxophonist,  flautist and plastic artist Sakina Abdou to be released on December 16, 2022 via New York avant-garde label Relative Pitch Records. read more

Björn Magnusson — Nightclub Music & Ethereal Faith
08.12.2022 Björn Magnusson's new record "Nightclub Music & Ethereal Faith" is coming out roughly four years after his outstanding last album "Almost Transparent Blue". It will be released on December 16, 2022 via Specter Fix Press. read more

07.12.2022 Virtuosic Brazilian drummer Vanderlei Pereira has been a dynamic force on the New York Brazilian jazz scene since 1988. His dazzling technique, combined with a deep knowledge of Brazilian rhythms, has captivated audiences around the world for decades. read more

Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series Presents an Amazing Six Night Line Up in St. Augustine Feb 10-19, 2023
07.12.2022 The Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series returns to Fort Mose Historic State Park in St. Augustine, FL from February 10 – 19, 2023!   To honor the history and historical significance of Fort Mose, the site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in the United States, the Fort Mose Jazz & Blues Series will welcome live performances by: read more

Celebrate the Holidays with Richard Williams: Hollywood Christmas
07.12.2022 On HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS, composer and multi-instrumentalist RICHARD WILLIAMS weaves a rich tapestry of big band swing, orchestral, and rock arrangements that create a new, updated sound for a dozen Christmas classics.  Williams has found success writing music for the lucrative online gaming market. Although he has been playing and composing music for over 15 years, HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS is his debut album. Partly driven by his Mormon faith, Williams decided to show off his considerable arranging chops by putting his own spin on these well-known and beloved songs. read more

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The White Buffalo: East Coast U.S. Tour Kicks-Off February 10, 2023; Acclaimed New Album 'Year of the Dark Horse,' Out Now
07.12.2022 The White Buffalo's acclaimed new album Year of the Dark Horse is available everywhere via Snakefarm, . Recorded at Neon Cross studio in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, Fidlar)-the 10-track album was and has debuted to critical praise across the globe. read more

Linwood Taylor Band (with Sol Roots), and Mikey Junior Sat Nov 26 Baltimore MD
24.11.2022 On Saturday November 26, The Baltimore Blues Society presents world class musicians the Linwood Taylor Band (with Sol Roots), and the Mikey Junior Band for a special holiday concert. This special one-night-only concert event will feature the blazing and tasteful guitar stylings of Linwood Taylor and Sol Roots, who are both recognized as some of the east coast blues/soul top talents, as well as the powerful harmonica work of Philadelphia based Mikey Junior. The fantastic Linwood Taylor rhythm section includes master bassist Steve Wolf (of Danny Gatton, Tom Principato), and drummer extraordinaire Joe Wells (Tom Principato). read more

Alexander O’Neal, Morris Day And The Time, The Bar-Kays And Con Funk Shun Headline The Fourth Annual We Want The Funk Festival at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 8:00 pm, December
17.11.2022 The fourth annual We Want the Funk Festival, which takes place at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) December 9 and 10 at 8:00 pm, celebrates the rhythm-driven musical genre that evolved from the R&B, soul, and jazz music of the 1960s that continues to influence today's artists. Featuring a dynamic host and lineup, the concerts include a variety of performers from chart-toppers to R&B-fusion groups to solo vocalists. read more

Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Brian May of Queen, Mana, Nile Rodgers and more Join Gibson 'Guitars For Peace'
13.11.2022 Gibson, the iconic American-made instrument brand, and Gibson Gives-its philanthropic arm-are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine. read more

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Garifuna Jazz Vocalist at Flushing Town Hall - Sun, 12/18
08.12.2022 Аs 2022 nears its end, Flushing Town Hall will present the December concert in its popular series, Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups, which has showcased a new, unique pairing of global artists each month of the year. On December 18, "Garifuna Meets Flamenco" offers a lively collaboration between vocalist Lucy Blanco and Flamenco duo Lisa and Josué.  read more

C'mon Tigre | Twist into any shape
06.12.2022 C'mon Tigre just won the best music video award at the London International Animation Festival 2022, against The Smile, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, Animal Collective, Mogwai among others. Watch now the video for "Twist Into Any Shape", a song taken from "Scenario", their latest album that was released on vinyl on September 16, 2022.  read more

GRAMMY-nominated jazz vocalist Somi to debut at Carnegie Hall 11/18, with chamber-jazz retrospective of Miriam Makeba & her own work
22.10.2022 Internationally lauded, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Somi has made several illustrious and refreshing musical statements over the course of this past year. In March, she released her album Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, a celebration of the late civil rights activist and South African vocalist Miriam Makeba. read more

Five-Time Grammy-Winning Afropop Diva Angélique Kidjo Performs as Part of August Wilson African-American Cultural Center’s Soul Sessions, Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm
21.10.2022 Angélique Kidjo, the Benin-born, Paris-based vocalist, who for four decades has reigned supreme as the queen of Afropop/world music and has sung the music of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, comes to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC), 980 Liberty Ave.,  Thursday, October 27, 8:00 pm,  to perform as part of Soul Sessions,  a series of intimate concerts featuring some of the most talented artists today. read more

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