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Drummer-Composer Peter Kogan Releases Just Before Midnight
15.08.2022 With Just Before Midnight, his fourth album since 2013, the constantly evolving and very productive drummer-composer Peter Kogan delivers another far- ranging feast of originals (and a knowing arrangement of Cedar Walton's classic Hindsight). read more

"Something Else!" Comes to Birdland September 6-10th! Featuring Vincent Herring, James Carter, Jeremy Pelt, Russell Malone, Dave Kikoski, Essiet Essiet and Johnathan Blake!
15.08.2022 SOMETHING ELSE!, will launch at Birdland on Sep 6 – 10th with two sets a night at Birdland Jazz Club & Birdland Theater, 315 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. The shows will feature Vincent Herring, alto sax, James Carter, tenor sax, Jeremy Pelt, trumpet, Russell Malone, guitar, Dave Kikoski, piano, Essiet Essiet, bass and Johnathan Blake, drums. read more

Jersey Boys Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff & Melissa Hoff Release New Jazz Duet: "We Talk Without Words"
12.08.2022 6-10 PRODUCTIONS, LLC announces the August 19th release of the new jazz duet, "We Talk Without Words, " recorded by Jersey Boys' TONY AWARD Winner, Christian Hoff with his enchanting wife, Melissa Hoff. A dreamy jazz waltz with a fun-filled, frenetic bridge, the husband and wife musical team prove that "kindred spirits" share a language all their own. read more

Notable Pianist Eunhye Jeong Releases Her Album 'End of Time / KM-53 Project Vol. 1'
11.08.2022 South Korean pianist Eunhye Jeong believes that "after you travel far away from home, you get to know yourself more fully." Her new album, End of Time Vol. 1, is an existential exploration along with her group KM-53 Project of that self-discovery, imbued with the spirit of a specific moon bear Jeong has been particularly fascinated with. This adventurous animal named KM-53 was from the Taebaek Mountains and became known for running miles and miles to other mountains in other provinces in Korea. read more

Saxophonist Will Vinson's ‘Tripwire’ is due out September 16, 2022 via Whirlwind Recordings
11.08.2022 Whirlwind Recordings is proud to announce the September 16, 2022 release of Tripwire, the latest album from saxophonist and composer Will Vinson that was recorded in just one day. Realizing a long-held ambition to record a cordless trio album, Vinson is joined here by bassist Matt Penman, one of today's most adventurous bass players, and drummer Eric Harland, known for his impressive work with the world's jazz luminaries. read more

Tim Fitzgerald’s Full House Honors Wes Montgomery on Self-Titled Debut, out September 16, 2022 (Cellar Music Group)
10.08.2022 Cellar Music Group is thrilled to announce the self-titled debut release from Tim Fitzgerald's Full House, due out on September 16, 2022. For the group's first outing, Fitzgerald assembles a septet featuring some of Chicago's finest straight-ahead players: a frontline featuring GRAMMY-nominated Victor Garcia (trumpet) plus acclaimed saxophonists Greg Ward II and Chris Madsen, read more

Vocalist Sally Terrell to open 20th Anniversary of Northwest Jazz festival on Aug 26
10.08.2022 Music fans lucky enough to be in the Niagara Falls region on Friday, August 26 are in for a treat when singer Sally Terrell kicks off a much-anticipated weekend of music at the 20th Northwest Jazz Festival. The popular festival returns to Lewiston, NY this month after a two-year COVID-necessitated hiatus. read more

blues and rock news

Nashville Invite-Join Legendary RUSH Lead Guitarist Alex Lifeson and Gibson Leaders for a Special Event on Tues. August 16, at 11AM at the Gibson Garage
11.08.2022 Gibson: Invites You To Join RUSH Lead Guitarist and Rock & Roll Legend, Alex Lifeson and Gibson Leaders For A Special Event And Photo Opp to Benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Room in the Inn read more

New music release - Heather Luckhart "Too Tired"
10.08.2022 "Too Tired" is Luckhart's second single from her forthcoming LP, to be released in late 2022. Luckhart isn't afraid to tell it like it is and sometimes people need to learn their own lessons. Whether exhausted by the endless pursuit of equality - or from one's own healing journey, this song is a tribute to personal growth. "You carry your load, and I'll carry mine" she pleads over a deliciously swampy minor groove. read more

New music release from ZSAN Records - Heather Luckhart "Make It Through"
12.07.2022 Heather Luckhart's first single, "Make It Through" is a strong musical debut from a rising Canadian Blues Artist. SOUNDS LIKE/FOR FANS OF Bonnie Raitt, Suzan Tedeschi, Miss Emily, Jack White Music and lyrics by Heather Luckhart, SOCAN 2022 read more

Lubber Run Concerts present Stacy Brooks, DC's Queen of The Blues
15.06.2022 On Friday June 17, Lubber Run Concert Series presents Stacy Brooks, DC's Queen of the Blues. This will be the very first of the free events of the 2022 concert series. Stacy Brooks is a powerful vocalist and exciting performer who is internationally known as DC's Queen of the Blues. Stacy is a multi-award winner and has shared the stage with blues legends such as Kenny Neal, Billy Branch, Sugar Blue, Bobby Parker, and many more. read more

world music news

New Single 'India', an exquisite performance from Noshir Mody | Charu Suri | Ronen Itzik
03.08.2022 Indian born composer and guitarist Noshir Mody came to the US at the age of twenty-two and has since dedicated himself to creative music featuring dynamic ensembles to showcase his inventive and picturesque originals. His composition 'India' was first recorded on his album 'Stories from the Years of Living Passionately' and Mody writes in the album's liner notes about his inspiration being the extreme nostalgia that swept over him the day before he took his oath of naturalization to become a United States citizen. read more

Bamanan from Rokia Koné Singer-Songwriter from Mali and Irish Producer Garrett "Jacknife" Lee
22.07.2022 One of Mali's most beloved and dynamic artists, Koné is a force to be reckoned with. Her captivating performances in the city's local maquis clubs very often last for hours, as Koné runs the gamut of emotion from joy to despair, fury to tenderness, wielding that astounding voice with grace and power. For her debut album, Koné might have been content with showing off that soulful instrument on a traditional repertoire of songs. Instead she's teamed with Irish-born, California-based rock producer Jacknife Lee — and reimagined the Malian sound in ways leftfield and ground breaking. read more

Indian Jazz Artist Charu Suri Releases Book of Ragas: Volume 2
20.07.2022 CHARU SURI RELEASES 'BOOK OF RAGAS VOLUME 2' WILL BE FIRST INDIAN JAZZ ARTIST TO REGISTER ALBUM COVER AS NFT Creating musical history once again, Indian Jazz artist Charu Suri introduced her latest album-Book of Ragas Volume 2-to the world offering its cover illustration as an NFT. read more

Palenquero music from first free Black town in Americas at Flushing Town Hall 7/23
06.07.2022 Flushing Town Hall invites audiences to celebrate Colombian Independence on Saturday, July 23 with a live concert from Kombilesa Mí, a one-of-a-kind ensemble from Palenque, Colombia. read more

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