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Being - Releasing Friday March 8, Chris Rottmayer, Rufus Reid, Russ Johnson and Matt Endres
02.03.2024 Chris Rottmayer Being Street Date: March 8, 2024 Label: Shifting Paradigm Being is jazz pianist Chris Rottmayer's fourth album release and contains all original compositions performed by his quartet. Joining Chris on this album are Russ Johnson on trumpet and flugelhorn, Matt Endres on drum set, and jazz master Rufus Reid on acoustic bass. Being will be released with a street date of March 8, 2024, on the Shifting Paradigm record label. Chris Rottmayer - piano Russ Johnson - trumpet and flugelhorn Matt Endres - drum set Rufus Reid - acoustic bass read more

What's Coming Up at Birdland: Jazz Programming March 4th - March 17th
02.03.2024 March 4 (Monday) 5:30 & 8:30 PM – Birdland Theater Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Catch Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks every Monday evening in January at Birdland Theater! Giordano, the recipient of a GRAMMY Award for his work scoring the HBO show Boardwalk Empire, is a master composer and arranger whose 11-piece band, The Nighthawks, read more

Taylor Eigsti's 'Plot Armor' (GroundUP)
01.03.2024 GroundUP is excited to announce the March 1 release of Plot Armor, the latest album by GRAMMY-winning musical pianist-composer Taylor Eigsti. The follow-up LP to his GRAMMY-winning Tree Falls, the pianist-composer-bandleader's ninth album and GroundUP Music label debut boasts twin masters in each instrumental slot read more

Jazz & Blues Florida March 2024 Issue Posted
01.03.2024 Explore the vibrant world of jazz and blues with the latest March 2024 Issue of Jazz & Blues Florida, celebrating our remarkable 15-year anniversary! 🎉 Dive into the rhythm at by clicking on the cover to unlock a musical journey featuring Tas Cru, Wycliffe Gordon (A Premiere Issue Featured Artist!), The Nighthawks (Also A Premiere Issue Featured Artist!), Ruthie Foster, Memphis Lightning, Lynne Arriale, The Funky Taters, Eric Darius, Cyrille Aimee, Corey Hall, and Carl Amundson, all set to grace stages across Florida this month. read more

Composers Concordance: Caballito Negro Duo - New Music for Flute and Percussion
01.03.2024 On Saturday, March 23rd at 6pm at The Delancey, Composers Concordance presents the flute and percussion duo Caballito Negro. It's a celebration of chamber groove, with one of the most ancient and compelling combinations of instrumental sounds and techniques, including electronics, wild bird calls and poetry. read more

March through May – Lynne Arriale tours to celebrate 'Being Human'
01.03.2024 Being Human, pianist-composer Lynne Arriale's 17th album as a leader, is her fourth for Challenge Records International. Being Human, a suite of 10 original compositions, celebrates the ways that our lives are enriched by acts of passion, courage, love, persistence, heart, soul, curiosity, faith and joy. read more

Alyssa Allgood's 'From Here' is due out April 19, 2024 via Next Records
29.02.2024 On her exhilarating fourth album, Alyssa Allgood strides confidently into the next phase of her impressive young career. Her rich, clear contralto comes as no surprise, thanks to her previous recordings, but she has taken her phrasing, improvising, and sense of swing up yet another notch. And while Allgood has included an increasing number of original compositions on each previous disc, From Here — made up of nearly all original compositions — finds her at a new pinnacle of personal expression and emotional observation. read more

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Mike Zito with Sol Roots perform at Capital One Hall Sat Mar 2
01.03.2024 On Saturday March 2nd, world class performers Mike Zito with Sol Roots present an evening of blues, rock, and soul at Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia, as part of the second concert date of Mike Zito's "Life is Hard" album release tour. In collaboration of Mike Zito's "Life is Hard" album release tour, Mike has enlisted the support of many other top notch musical friends and acquaintances, including Billy Price, Jason Ricci, Sol Roots, Regina Bonelli, and more. read more

The Gibson Garage London is a ground-breaking flagship store for all things Gibson, located in historic London.
22.02.2024 Gibson, the iconic and leading global instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music for over a century, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved music brands around the world. Today, February 22, read more

Sol Roots performs at The Room at Cedar Grove, Delaware on Sat Mar 23
11.02.2024 On Saturday March 23, world class guitarist and vocalist Sol Roots brings a trio to perform at the intimate concert hall and supper club, The Room at Cedar Grove, which is located on Delaware's scenic coast. Sol Roots performs an award-winning blend of New Orleans influenced funk, deep blues, heartfelt soul, and energetic rock. Known for his ferocious guitar skills and soulful vocals, Sol has toured around the world with many musical legends. read more

Buck Johnson Releases His Worldwide Hit "Just Feel Better"
31.01.2024 Renowned singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer Buck Johnson, co-wrote the hit single "Just Feel Better" with Jamie Houston (Miley Cyrus, Sheryl Crow, and Kid Rock) and Damon Johnson (guitarist and lead singer for Brother Cane, having three No. 1 rock radio singles, including "And Fools Shine On, as well as touring with Alice Cooper, read more

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Yang Zhang 2024 New Age Radio Notes Awards for Best New Age Electronic Music Album
28.02.2024 Based on her success in the 2023 Global Music Awards, winning gold in 2 categories i.e. Best New Age & Best Composer, Yang Zhang's "The Touch of The Surging Tide" continues its glory by winning credits. She won 2 gold medals at the 2023 Little Talents Awards for Best Fusion & Best Composer. read more

Maori Artist & Storyteller Stan Walker Debuts Live Version of "I Am" from Ava Duvernay's Film 'Origin'
08.02.2024 Aotearoa, New Zealand-based Maori artist and storyteller STAN WALKER (tribe affiliations: Tuhoe, Ngai TeRangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao, Ngati Porou, Ngati Whakaue and Ngai Tahu) has today released a new live version of his latest track, 'I AM, ' an original song created for Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Ava DuVernay's latest film ORIGIN. read more

Badi Assad Appearing at The Public Theater Tuesday, February 20th Doors 6 PM
06.02.2024 Badi Assad, the remarkable Brazilian artist, defies music genres with her voice, guitar, and percussion talents. She's known for singing while playing guitar and bass, using mouth percussion to create unique percussive sounds. Born in São Paulo, she pioneered the "one-woman-band" style, blending vocal percussion and body rhythms. After collaborating in Mulheres de Hollanda, she gained recognition through albums like Solo and Chameleon, despite facing focal dystonia. In 2020, she released Around the World, and in 2021, she was featured on Arooj Aftab's GRAMMY-winning Vulture Prince. Her journey continued with Ilha in 2022, and she is currently touring the world in support of this great catalogue of beloved and fresh Brazilian music. read more

BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA Blues from Mali @ Roulette Saturday, February 17, 2024 8:00pm
06.02.2024 Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba return to Roulette after their breathtaking performance last spring. Bassekou, descended from a long line of griots (storytellers/historians), is Mali's legendary master of the ngoni, an ancient West African lute that is an ancestor of the banjo. read more

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