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Almeeva | Explorer
26.01.2022 Psychedelic Baby Magazine is premiering today "Explorer", the new music video by French multi-instrumentist and producer Almeeva. The track is taken from his latest EP "To All My Friends" which was released in October 2021 via label Baciami Disques. read more

DIANE SCHUUR Returns to Lincoln Center making her debut at Dizzy’s Club Thursday-Sunday, January 27-30, 2022
26.01.2022 Two-time Grammy-winning vocalist/pianist Diane Schuur shakes out new versions of songs for which she has a deep-rooted affection. On her latest recording "Running On Faith, " Schuur arranges music by some of her favorite performers and songwriters; from Miles Davis to Percy Mayfield to Paul Simon, all with her distinctive, jazzy charm. read more

DC Jazz Festival Announces Permanent Move of Its Annual DC JazzFest to Labor Day Weekend
25.01.2022 The DC Jazz Festival (DCJF) today announces the dates of the 2022 DC JazzFest, which will take place August 31-September 4, 2022, marking a permanent shift of its annual DC JazzFest to the end of summer over Labor Day Weekend. read more

GRAMMY® Nominated Vocalist Catherine Russell's 'Send For Me' is out April 1, 2022 via Dot Time Records
24.01.2022 One of jazz's most celebrated vocalists…a dogged song sleuth with a vast and varied book of salty blues, swooning ballads, pre World War II pop tunes, and vintage R&B." – San Francisco Chronicle "At a moment when the world can seem out of balance, it's still possible for a musician to project a groundedness and a joy…a strength, good humour and intelligence…" – New York Times read more

Alicia Olatuja gives voice to 60 years of women artists at Flushing Town Hall this February
22.01.2022 On Saturday, February 19, Flushing Town Hall audiences can enjoy the music of Sade, Tracy Chapman, Kate Bush, Linda Creed, Angela Bofill, and Brenda Russell—all performed and interpreted by the incredible Alicia Olatuja. read more

The Baylor Project’s Generations is Nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards
22.01.2022 On Tuesday, January 18, it was announced that the remarkable vocal-drumming duo The Baylor Project received an NAACP Image Awards nomination for Generations, their sophomore album release. Generations is nominated for the 53rd NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal category. read more

What's Coming Up at Birdland: Jazz Programming January 24 - February 6
22.01.2022 January 24 (Monday) 8:30 – Birdland Jazz Club Mariel Bildsten Quintet Mariel Bildsten is a trombonist, based in New York City. Mariel currently works as a bandleader and side-woman, playing in jazz big bands and small groups, as well as Afro-Latin music, rock, funk, and R&B bands. She is the lead trombonist in Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra read more

blues and rock news

Big Time Blues and More Coming to Center for the Arts Bonita Springs in January and February
12.01.2022 Matt Schofield Saturday, January 15, 2022; 7:30pm Schofield is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive and innovative British Blues artists of his generation. He has been rated in the top ten British Blues Guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine, alongside legends Eric Clapton and Peter Green. read more

Charlie Apicella/Jon Herington: Two Views of The Blues
09.11.2021 "Two Views of the Blues: Charlie Apicella & Jon Herington" contains: - Three-episode video podcast (forty minutes total footage) - A home studio produced guitar duo performance track "Dink's Blues" - Backing track for "Dink's Blues" - Full Indie Course video lesson/ PDF content produced by both Charlie Apicella and Jon Herington read more

Sol Roots band with guest Ron Holloway perform for Clarendon Concert Series
13.10.2021 On Wednesday Oct 13, the Sol Roots band with guest Ron Holloway (of Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Little Feat) perform for Clarendon Concert Series in Arlington, Virginia! There is a fantastic free outdoor concert coming up on Wednesday October 13 in Arlington, Virginia. The Sol Roots band with special guest, world renowned saxophonist Ron Holloway, will be performing for the Clarendon Concert Series. The band creates a blend of energetic rock, deep blues, raw funk, greasy soul, and hypnotic rhythms. read more

Sol Roots band with guest Gabe Stillman perform Sat Oct 2 at legendary JV's
29.09.2021 On Saturday Oct 2, the Sol Roots band with guest Gabe Stillman perform at the legendary JV's in Falls Church, Virginia. This special blues/soul/rock celebration will showcase world class musicians in a relaxed venue, that has been known for decades for showcasing some of the best national and regional musical talent. Sol Roots is a powerful guitarist and soul soaked vocalist who regularly brings in an incredible roster of guests to work with his band, adding excitement and diversity to each show. Previous guests have included harmonica legend Phil Wiggins (Cephas & Wiggins), saxophone master Ron Holloway (Gov't Mule, Little Feat), trombonist Lil Joe Burton (of BB King, Junior Wells), Dan Leonard (of Deanna Bogart) and many more. read more

world music news

Spanish Folk At Its Finest with Vigüela - A la manera artesana
11.01.2022 "Vigüela is a Toledo-based outfit of singers, guitarists and players of castanets, tambourines, shearing scissors, cowbells, sieves, the lute-like bandurria medieval fiddle…. You name it… they sound like a wandering tribe who have investigated and rescued the soul music of inland Spain." **** Songlines read more

Kupa Dörtlüsü LP is out now!
20.12.2021 Kupa 4 (Kupa Dörtlüsü) was a band formed of Greek and Turkish musicians who lived in a mutual life culture in İstanbul (or Constantinople). Their roots were connected to rebetiko and laiko, but they were also children of the revolution. Therefore while playing in a tradition of a laiko band, they also had influences from beat and surf. Groovy drumming, Killer Farfisa, and bouzouki-like electric guitar sounds are the key elements in Kupa 4's soundscape. read more

“Gift of Heart” (Christmas in Rio) by ROBERT HÉBERT: Bossa Nova Noites featuring Najee & Curtis King, Jr.
16.12.2021 "Gift of Heart" (Christmas in Rio): is the special bonus track from Chicago-born Producer & Artist ROBERT HÉBERT's upcoming Spring 2022 album "Bossa Nova Noites: Soul Brasileiros". read more

Vigüela - Morning Stars Shining Brightly - Estrellitas matutinas
14.12.2021 The morning stars are shining brightly over Castilla-La Mancha thanks to Spanish folk quintet, Vigüela's new single, Estrellitas matutinas (Morning Stars). read more

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