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Matt Ulery to Issue First Live Recording – ‘Delicate Charms Live at the Green Mill’ on October 6
25.09.2021 Woolgathering Records is thrilled to announce the October 6th release of bassist and composer Matt Ulery's Delicate Charms Live at the Green Mill. This recording captures an electrifying evening of live music from Ulery's Delicate Charms ensemble, performing at the legendary Chicago institution The Green Mill. read more

What's Coming Up at Birdland: Jazz Programming September 27 - October 10
25.09.2021 September 27 (Monday) 8:30 PM - Birdland Theater Nicole Zuraitis Grammy nominated Nicole Zuraitis is a New York-based vocalist, pianist, and songwriter who took home the Gold Medal and Ben Tucker Jazz Award in the 2021 American Traditions Competition. The musical chameleon brings her signature warmth and outstanding vocals to various genres and styles, as demonstrated on her newest multi-hyphenate album, All Wandering Hearts (Dot Time Records). read more

Colver — Walk Swim Fly
24.09.2021 Brussels-based quartet Colver is releasing today "Walk Swim Fly" on all digital platforms worldwide. STREAM THE EP ON SPOTIFY STREAM THE EP ON APPLE MUSIC read more

New Venue: Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club Opens September 30 in Portsmouth, NH
23.09.2021 The legendary bebop drummer Art Blakey once said, "Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life."  And now, after the past year-and-a-half, there is a longing to rejuvenate, to reconnect with others, to remember who we are, and, at the same time, to dust off and start fresh. Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club, in historic Portsmouth NH, has created the perfect gathering space for celebrating the joy of music, good food and the best of human will, spirit, and creativity. Situated in one of New England's most scenic port towns, this century-old, spectacularly restored, state-of-the-art music venue, is the perfect getaway for safely reconnecting with the pleasures of life. You don't have to travel far. It's all right here in Portsmouth, with no compromise for quality. read more

Tammy McCann Presents "Yes Mahalia!" at Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 26, 1:00 pm
23.09.2021 No jazz singer on the scene today bridges Sacred and Secular like 2020 Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Tammy McCann. Throughout her career, McCann has paid homage to gospel pioneer Mahalia Jackson, and on Sunday, September 26, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, she and her 11-piece band bring her tribute, Yes Mahalia!, to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival's West Stage, Midway Plaisance at S. Ellis Avenue. Joining McCann at the Festival are Marques Carroll, Trumpet/Musical Director; Brent Griffin Jr., Alto Sax; Anthony Bruno, Tenor Sax; Rajiv Halim, Baritone Sax; Matt Davis and Norman Palm, Trombone; Ryan Nyther and Víctor García, Trumpet; Christian Dillingham, Bass; Sam Jewel, Drums; and Tom Vaitsas, Piano. read more

Bryan Lubeck - Midnight Sun (Vineyard Productions)
22.09.2021 The highly anticipated new studio album from Billboard Magazine Critics' Choice artist Bryan Lubeck released on August 27, 2021.The summer release of Midnight Sun it will introduce listeners to a new blending of Lubeck's signature sound with fresh pop, funk, and urban influences. read more

Jersey City celebrates the return of popular annual Jazz Festival
22.09.2021 The Jersey City Jazz Festival is back for a special 2021 edition on Saturday, September 25 in the Powerhouse Arts District. The free-to-the-public annual event will feature eight bands on two stages, food trucks, a full bar, and a VIP experience from noon - 8pm at the 107 Morgan Street lot in Jersey City. The event is produced by Riverview Jazz and presented by Exchange Place Alliance. read more

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Charlie Apicella/Jon Herington: Two Views of The Blues
26.08.2021 NYC based jazz guitarist Charlie Apicella and veteran guitar master Jon Herington of Steely Dan team up for this exclusive TrueFire collaboration. The pair break down everything you need to play blues like a pro, complete with a three episode video podcast, forty lesson videos, and an exclusive studio performance and backing track all detailing a classic F Blues. read more

21 Blue Featured in Twin Bill Concert at High Dive in Gainesville Sunday, August 22, 2021
20.08.2021 21 Blue delivers Blues for the 21st century, featuring Longineu Parsons, Ted Shumate, Lawrence Buckner, Robert Griffin and L.P.III. From Louis Armstrong, Howlin' Wolf, Miles Davis, and Jimi Hendrix, 21 Blue brings authentic low down & dirty Blues to the 21st century and beyond and meld contemporary Blues and Jazz into a rhythmic mixture that is truly unique and amazing. read more

Derrick Procell featuring Jay Nectic - The Healing - Beats, Blues & Gospel
05.08.2021 One is an old white guy; a veteran commercial musician, a suburban dad, an award-winning recording artist who sings, plays, and writes music for TV and film. The other is a young Black man; a son of immigrants, a student, a kid with a laptop and a passion for music. They, and the music they each love, are as different as can be. But they both love music, and what came from the collaboration of their dissimilar styles is something that seldom occurs: they created something truly unique. read more

Columbia Pike Blues Weekend June 18-20 Vintage#18, Stacy Brooks, Sol Roots
13.06.2021 The Columbia Pike Blues Festival is one of Arlington Virginia's most highly-anticipated events. This year a hybrid three-day Columbia Pike Blues Festival Weekend (Friday to Sunday, June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021) combines live-streaming concerts and ticketed outdoor performances designed to help get everyone back into a summer groove! read more

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SANDHYA Rocks Indie "Innocent Monster" - Goes Global - Rolling Stone India!
15.09.2021 American Artist Sandhya Balances Darkness and Mirth on Soaring Rock Album 'Innocent Monster' The Indian-origin writer and singer-pianist based out of Baltimore turns away from her previously established jazz palette but keeps things groovy. read more

Sultans of String Release "Mi Santuario" featuring Juan Carlos Medrano from Upcoming Album Sanctuary
10.09.2021 "Energetic and exciting music fest from a band with talent to burn… the very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules!" - Maverick Music Magazine read more

"Haiti Meets the Middle East" at Flushing Town Hall this Sunday
07.09.2021 Flushing Town Hall is launching an all-new series this fall. Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups will feature solo musicians of different practices and cultural identities performing in collaboration. The series has been curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics, who has himself performed in Flushing Town Hall's original, large-scale Global Mashups series that is such a hit among Flushing Town Hall's devoted global music fans. read more

Kurdish Singer Aynur Wins WOMEX 2021 Artist Award!
27.08.2021 Kuridsh Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Aynur Doğan is the winner of the WOMEX 2021 Artist Award! "It is for her long-term dedication to the preservation and innovation of Kurdish and Alevi culture, for maintaining the highest artistic integrity in the face of political pressure and, in doing so, for being a model for all that sing against the silencers, that Aynur Doğan is a very worthy recipient of the WOMEX 21 Artist Award." WOMEX 2021 read more

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