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July 19 – Capri Records Releases Pianist Michael Pagán's Stellar Quintet Recording Paganova
25.06.2024 Paganova the new album from the prolific pianist/composer Michael Pagán, who has become a fixture of the Kansas City jazz scene over the past two decades, documents five of his compositions and three arrangements of tunes by some of the most celebrated masters of the post-bop era. read more

25.06.2024 Canadian Jazz Collective Septet - Special Canada Day Celebration Described by Jazzwise magazine as a "gloriously co-operative venture" that presents "sizzling live shows, " the JUNO-nominated Canadian Jazz Collective Septet is co-led by three Canadian jazz greats - Kirk MacDonald (saxophone), Lorne Lofsky (guitar), and Derrick Gardner, (trumpet). read more

Jazz Singer Alison Burns & Guitarist Martin Taylor Release Songs for Nature
25.06.2024 Scottish-Canadian jazz singer Alison Burns and British fingerstyle guitarist Martin Taylor are releasing today a new single, 'Lullaby Of The Leaves, ' the third take from their forthcoming album, Songs for Nature. They also recently announced a series of UK tour dates, plus a Guitar Retreat in Italy. The new single drops just a few days before the 'Love A Tree Day' on May 16th, underlining the duo's strong commitment to sustainability. Alison & Martin are partnering with 'Trees for Life' to plant a woodland in Scotland to offset the carbon created from the recording, manufacturing, and touring of the album. More information here. read more

Historic Town Hall Fosters New Music Talents to Keep Jazz Alive
25.06.2024 On Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 PM, Flushing Town Hall, a Smithsonian affiliate, will host its fourth annual Jazz Jam All-Stars Concert and honor the musicians who regularly attend its monthly Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jams. read more

Papo Vazquez New CD Release Only Directly Through Papo!
22.06.2024 GRAMMY nominated Papo Vázquez proudly announces the release date of his 11th CD, Songs Del Yucayeke, along with bandmates, Mighty Pirates Troubadours. The CD will be released on June 21, 2024, on Picaro Records, and will be available on all digital platforms. read more

Pianist Jon Gold to release of "Guanabara Eyes," An Endearing, Genre-Melding Emotional Journey..
21.06.2024 Pianist and composer Jon Gold, who fits no mold, announces his new album Guanabara Eyes, to be released May 15, 2024, on Azurea Records. This album showcases Gold's wide-ranging and genre-bending compositional talents in formats ranging from solo piano to full bands with complete string orchestras. read more

Out July 19 – Guitarist Miles Okazaki's 'Miniature America' – 22 vignettes exploring the wonder of chance encounters and 'found' compositions
21.06.2024 Miniature America is Miles Okazaki's 12th album and is strikingly different from his previous work, which has been firmly based in song forms and live performance in the studio. After a statement of the album's poignant theme, the listener moves quickly through a wildly contrasting succession of abstract fragments, atmospheres, and mysterious events. read more

blues and rock news

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

world music news

Bossa Nova Buddies: JUNO Nominees Alex Bird, Ewen Farncombe & Cheo Turn Chance Meeting Into 'Papaya'"
21.06.2024 Stop us if you've heard this one before: Two Toronto jazzmen and a Brooklyn DJ walk into a bar. And when they all walk out, they've written the slap of the summer. Okay, that's a bit of an oversimplification. But it's still a good thumbnail for how we got "Papaya, " the intoxicating first collaboration between Canadian national treasures of jazz Alex Bird and Ewen Farncombe and Venezuelan-born, New York-based Latin-dance giant Cheo. And boy, is their story a case of being in the right place at the right time. read more

Will Calhoun's Mail Project with special guest Cheick-Tidiane Seck Marcus Garvey Park Saturday, June 22nd 6PM
20.06.2024 Will Calhoun is a two time Grammy winning interdisciplinary artist who graduated from the Berklee college of music. Although he's mostly known for his drumming/composing with the genre bending Rock Band Living Colour; he's recorded with, toured and/or produced B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Pharaoh Sanders, Wayne Shorter, Lauryn Hill, Yassin Bey (Mos Def) Oumou Sangare, Philip Glass, and many others. read more

World Music Day 21 June
19.06.2024 Fęte de la Musique, World Music Day is celebrated on Friday 21st June, 2024. Started in the early 1980s by the the French Ministry for Culture, World Music Day is a day now celebrated in around 120 countries of the world. Its whole purpose is to celebrate the wonders of music and is the perfect opportunity for musical events, live performances and new world music album releases. read more

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

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