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A Very Different Type Of Album From Jazz Organist Radam Schwartz
17.06.2024 Radam Schwartz is well-known in the jazz world as one of its top organists. His associations with such notables as Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Al Hibbler, David "Fathead" Newman, Russell Malone and Cecil Brooks III. His series of recordings as a leader have helped invigorate the hard bop and soul jazz traditions. In addition to his organ and piano playing, Radam Schwartz is a talented arranger-composer, and an influential jazz educator. He has written a series of pieces for a saxophone quartet and, for his latest project, he utilizes three of his most skilled former students from the Jazz Institute of New Jersey (soprano-saxophonist Marcus G. Miller, altoist Irwin Hall, and tenor-saxophonist Anthony Ware) plus his friend baritonist Max Schweiger to play his memorable music. read more

NYC WinterJazzfest presents Nduduzo Makhathini Blue Note Records Album Release Show Sat June 8th 8:30PM (Le) Poisson Rouge
17.06.2024 Nduduzo Makhathini grew up in the lush and rugged hillscapes of umGungundlovu in South Africa, a peri-urban landscape in which music and ritual practices were symbiotically linked. The area is significant historically as the site of the Zulu king Dingane kingdom between 1828 and 1840. It is important to note that the Zulu, in fact the African warrior code, is deeply reliant on music for motivation and healing. This deeply embedded symbiosis is key to understanding Makhathini's vision. read more

17.06.2024 Toronto-born, New York-based tenor saxophonist Joey Berkley is proud to announce the release of A Suite Life, a new and triumphant extended suite, Berkley's first release since recovery from the movement disorder called focal dystonia. Even through the ongoing journey toward 100-percent capacity, Berkley proves a captivating presence on the horn, with full-bodied tone, dexterous facility and big ears, read more

Livio Almeida 4tet "Brasília Sessions Album Release Wed., June 26th 7pm- nublu
17.06.2024 When Livio Almeida arrived on the New York jazz scene a few years back, we were all put on notice. There's a new Brazilian tenor saxophonist who can shred. His lights-out playing and performances undoubtedly created a stir among fellow artists and aficionados. Almeida was quickly absorbed into Arturo O'Farrill's musical crew. read more

Drummer Holly Channell to release debut recording "Not Just A Standard"
17.06.2024 This is a very special project for me. I chose to do my debut album with arranged jazz standards because that's how I learned to play and appreciate this music. Black American music is sacred music to me. It cuts deeper, and I am grateful to be a guest within this art form. I became enchanted by this music in January 2017 in a Jazz History class taught by Dr Ryan Nielsen. read more

Sweet Megg's Dazzling "BLUER THAN BLUE," Melding Classic Jazz and Country
17.06.2024 When Sweet Megg was growing up in New York City, country music was dominated by artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain. Not feeling any connection to that genre, Megg studied to be a singer/songwriter with an emphasis on jazz harmony. read more

Out Aug. 30 – Miguel Zenón's powerful new album 'Golden City' explores Bay Area's complex and promising history
17.06.2024 Over the course of his brilliant and groundbreaking quarter-century career, Grammy Award-winning alto saxophonist and composer Miguel Zenón has reveled in doing the hard work, whether he was transforming Puerto Rican plena into a vehicle for improvisation or writing a body of tunes inspired by the history of the American continent. read more

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Sol Roots Band with guest Vince Evans perform in Northern Virginia
17.06.2024 On Thursday June 13, the Sol Roots Band with guest Vince Evans perform a special concert of dynamic funk, heartfelt jazz, and deep blues and soul, at JV's Music Room located in Northern Virginia. Hailed as a fierce guitarist and soulful vocalist, Sol Roots has toured around the world with many musical legends. His monthly residency concerts at the legendary JV's Music Room in Northern Virginia feature an array of special guest appearances of world-class performers. For the month of June 2024, the special guest will be the powerful keyboardist and vocalist Vince Evans. read more

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

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Trailblazer Tasha Smith Godinez Releases A NEW DAY on Celtic + Electric Harps
17.06.2024 There are players, composers and then there's trailblazers: musicians whose entire career centres around the instrument they love, taking their work to a whole new level. Such is the case for San Diego harpist, Tasha Smith Godinez, whose life and career centres around the harp. As the director of the San Diego Harp Academy, Tasha teaches and mentors the harp and as the founder of Ennanga Records & Publishing, Tasha composes, records and arranges harp music with an edge. read more

NEW RELEASE FROM ZOHO MUSIC: Sharon Isbin-Amjad Ali Khan Live in Aspen
17.06.2024 The Aspen Music Festival, one of North America's largest and most beloved summer classical festivals, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024. My cherished collaborators, India's great sarod master Amjad Ali Khan, his brilliant sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, tabla virtuoso Amit Kavthekar and I are honored to share in this historic milestone with LIVE IN ASPEN, our sold-out concert performed at the festival in August 2022. read more

Ethiopian Women of History and Myth Celebrated on MAQEDA
17.06.2024 Galileo MC is highly respected for its diverse global music catalogue and as a record label that champions special projects. The newest addition to the growing Galileo catalogue is a celebration of the historical and mythological women of Ethiopia called MAQEDA, curated and produced by Ethiopian-Italian singer, author, composer and ethnomusicologist, Gabriella Ghermandi. read more

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

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