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Guitarist/Composer Greg Chako Releases Standard Roots!
05.05.2024 Guitarist Greg Chako's 17th CD, Standard Roots, contains over 72 minutes of music, with an additional 23+ minutes of music included in the 4 'bonus tracks' on the digital version of the album. The album represents a return to what Greg calls his "roots, " because it features the trio format of guitar, bass, and drums that he began his professional playing career with over 30 years ago. read more

Olivia Foschi, A Window Within CD Release Party Announced
05.05.2024 Olivia Foschi is a jazz singer, composer and educator who weaves together the rich tapestries of her San Francisco roots and Italian upbringing with her profound passion for jazz, which ignited under the tutelage of Roy Zimmerman and further blossomed through her classical Nepali vocal studies with Aavaas in Kathmandu. read more

HYESEON HONG JAZZ ORCHESTRA Birdland Jazz Club Sun, May 5 Open: 4:30 pm | Show: 5:30 pm
05.05.2024 The Hyeseon Hong Jazz Orchestra is excited to be returning to Birdland Jazz Club to perform music for their upcoming release entitled "Things Will Pass". The compositions center around a theme of hope and resilience. Composer Hyeseon Hong will also be premiering two new pieces entitled "A Strong Tree" and "Hide the Moon". The band features a stellar lineup of top NYC musicians: read more

Composers Concordance: Eclectic Bands
05.05.2024 "The human mind is not a dignified organ, and I do not see how we can exercise it sincerely except through eclecticism." -E.M. Forster For Immediate Release - New York, NY - On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 7 PM at NUBLU, Composers Concordance presents the next installment of its Eclectic Bands series. Three diverse musical groups assemble for an evening of wide-ranging music, presented in quick tandem, plus recitations from seven acclaimed NYC poets: Roger Aplon, Robert C. Ford, Erik T. Johnson, Imelda O'Reilly, John Pietaro, Ray Tuttle, and Kelsea Valentine. read more

Jack Walrath's 'Live At Smalls' (Cellar)
03.05.2024 Renowned trumpeter, composer, and arranger Jack Walrath is set to release his highly anticipated album Live At Smalls, showcasing his tremendous compositional prowess and the exceptional interplay of his ensemble. Produced by Cellar Music Group and the SmallsLIVE Living Masters series, Live At Smalls revels in innovation and collaboration, as Walrath explores original compositions with a focus on the quintet instrumentation. read more

Saxophonist David Bixler explores life lived with joy, solace, and contentment.
03.05.2024 After moving to NYC thirty years ago, saxophonist, composer, and educator David Bixler cut his teeth touring the world with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Toshiko Akioshi. He later joined the Chico O'Farrill Afro-Cuban Big Band, with whom he played a decade-long residency of Sunday evenings at Birdland and won a LATIN GRAMMY for the recording, Final Night at Birdland. The passage of time encompassed a twelve year period of managing his son's health issues which caused a humbling reboot to his priorities in life and the role of music in it. read more

Pianist Sebastien Ammann to release "Change of Course" (Ropedope)
03.05.2024 Through this work, I wish to acknowledge the impactful work of Donella and Denis Meadows, Jean-Marc Jancovici, Aurélien Barrau and countless Native and Indigenous wisdoms who have heightened my awareness of the urgent poly-crisis of pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social inequity, and public health. Through this record, I aim to empower my fellow humans to drive systemic change towards a regenerative future for all living beings. - Sebastien Ammann read more

blues and rock news

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

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

New Orleans Klezmer All Stars Return with Tipish, Their First Studio Album in Nearly a Decade!
04.04.2024 For nearly three decades, the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars' wildly original sound – with its Crescent City-steeped aesthetic and endless dry wit – has remained a cornerstone of one of the most unique and culturally significant live music scenes in the world. read more

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