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Duke Ellington Nutcracker and Grinch Suite at ESU 2023
28.11.2023 East Stroudsburg University's Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection will once again present the Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite. This will be the fifth year for the holiday concert at ESU. In addition, a performance of The Grinch Suite by Matt Vashlishan will be included in the concert for a second year. The performance will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7 p.m. in the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall of the university's Fine & Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets, East Stroudsburg. read more

Saxophonist Kirk Edwards December Release "Shout" features Donald Vega!
28.11.2023 For the past eight years Kirk Edwards has studied jazz improvisation with the celebrated pianist Donald Vega. As an organic outgrowth of this association Kirk often shared original compositions with Donald. Mr. Vega would offer suggestions to enhance these songs and Kirk would implement those elements into the pieces. read more

Jazz Holiday Concert at Miami Dade County Auditorium Led by Jose Negroni on December 8, 2023
28.11.2023 MDCA and Jose Negroni are excited to celebrate "A Decade of The Jazz Series Celebration" from 2013 to 2023. On Friday, December 8, 2023 there will be a concert full of rhythm, improvisation and great melodies, Christmas carols, Latin and American Christmas songs. read more

Gerald Cannon's 'Live at Dizzy’s Club - The Music of Elvin & McCoy' is out January 19, 2024
28.11.2023 Woodneck Records is pleased to announce the January 19, 2024 release of Live at Dizzy's Club - The Music of Elvin & McCoy by consummate bassist Gerald Cannon. Recorded at the famed Jazz at Lincoln Center venue, Cannon's latest musical endeavor honors two musical giants: McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones, read more

Luca lo Bianco Quartet At Jazzkantine (Luzern) on November 28th, 2023
28.11.2023 Human Plots is born from the idea of telling the strength of an action through music. Actions that, in the impelling need to be accomplished, in their urgency, as well as in their power, find their fulfillment. Stories that take place in different contexts, in places far from each other, in different periods but linked by an irrepressible inner urge. Extraordinary actions far from any rhetoric about heroism, made by men and women who give us back a concept of humanity that is still noble. Personnel Achille Succi - alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet Samuel Leipold - guitar Luca Lo Bianco - acoustic bass Clemens Kuratle - drums read more

Brent Wallarab's 'The Gennett Suite' wins German Record Critics Award
27.11.2023 Composer and Indiana University Professor Brent Wallarab's "distinctly American masterpiece" The Gennett Suite performed by the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra has been honored with a German Record Critics' Award as a recording of exceptional artistry and a best new release of 2023's fourth quarter. read more

New music from Tony and Jessica Jones
27.11.2023 Tenor saxophonist's Tony Jones and Jessica Jones display their creative intimate musical bond on their upcoming release Hearing Into the Future Tony Jones - Tenor Saxophone Jessica Jones - Tenor Saxophone/piano Release Date: January 26th, 2024 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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