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Gabriel Alegría Afro-peruvian Sextet Showcases Their Unique Fusion Of Jazz & Afro-peruvian Music On "Diablo En Brooklyn," Set For Sept. 22 Release

Gabriel Alegría Afro-peruvian Sextet Showcases Their Unique Fusion Of Jazz & Afro-peruvian Music On "Diablo En Brooklyn," Set For Sept. 22 Release

Gabriel Alegría has dedicated his life to introducing audiences to jazz-infused interpretations of traditional music from his Peruvian homeland, Afro-Peruvian arrangements of works from the Great American Songbook, and original compositions inspired by both styles. On Diablo en Brooklyn, the sixth recording by Alegría’s Afro-Peruvian Sextet, the ensemble presents what is without a doubt their most ...

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

Four New Releases From ECM Records: Vijay Iyer Sextet, Tim Berne's Snakeoil, Gary Peacock Trio, and David Virelles

August 25 Vijay Iyer Sextet
Far From Over Vijay Iyer: piano, fender rhodes; Graham Haynes: cornet, flugelhorn, electronics Steve Lehman: alto saxophone; Mark Shim: tenor saxophone; Stephan Crump: double bass Tyshawn Sorey: drums Keyboardist-composer Vijay Iyer’s energized sequence of ECM releases has garnered copious international praise. Yet his fifth for the label since 2014—Far ...

Superstar Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana To Release New Summer Single "Fun, Party, Splash" Feat. Carlos Santana & Produced By Narada Michael Walden

Superstar Drummer & Songwriter Cindy Blackman Santana To Release New Summer Single "Fun, Party, Splash" Feat. Carlos Santana & Produced By Narada Michael Walden

The past few months have been a blur for Cindy Blackman Santana, who is currently touring and performing with her husband Carlos Santana, is featured as a vocalist, drummer, and songwriter on Power of Peace, the new Santana/Isley Brothers collaboration, and has been busy touring with her own band and recording tracks in the studio with ...

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Paul Wertico's "Turn the Beat Around," Now Available from Alfred Music

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of Paul Wertico’s, Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing “Backbeats" on 1 & 3. Turn the Beat Around breaks decades-old routine by examining “backbeats" in a whole new light, asking the questions: “Why are backbeats always played on beats 2 ...

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

London5 Studios' Little Melanie is a new brand of children’s entertainment representing diversity and inspiring kids with “the dream is everything" message by paying tribute to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. Little Melanie children’s books and musical comedy television series centres around the diverse family of our heroine. Melanie is a child prodigy who is passionate about ...

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present 100+ Performances And Events For 150th Season

New England Conservatory’s Jazz Studies And Contemporary Improvisation Departments Present 100+ Performances And Events For 150th Season

2017-2018 Season highlights include: World premieres of new works by Darcy James Argue and Anthony Coleman Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 with T.S. Monk Manteca: Dizzy Gillespie and the Birth of Latin Jazz celebrating Gillespie’s centennial Residency featuring Matana Roberts Music of Jerry Bergonzi and Ken Schaphorst New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies ...

Kick Back With Some Outdoor Jazz at Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy, PA

Kick Back With Some Outdoor Jazz at Bube's Brewery in Mount Joy, PA

Bube's Brewery Presents Jazz Under the Stars Summer is the ultimate season for spending evenings outdoors and those dusky hours get even better when there’s live music involved. On Friday, August 25th, Bube's Brewery, is presenting a spectacular alfresco entertainment venue, Jazz Under The Stars, in its outdoor Biergarten. Jazz Under The Stars will highlight music ...

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

Renowned, Chicago-based Guitarist and Philosophy Professor Stephen T. Asma has just completed the writing of his tenth book, entitled The Evolution of Imagination. The new book, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available at Amazon. In The Evolution of Imagination, Asma takes his readers on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit: Consider ...

2017 Edition of Festival Musica Sulle Bocche runs from August 31 to September 3

2017 Edition of Festival Musica Sulle Bocche runs from August 31 to September 3

Musica sulle Bocche, the jazz festival born in 2001 on Bocche di Bonifacio, the strait between Sardinia and Corsica, will take place in Santa Teresa Gallura, from Thursday 31st August to Sunday 3rd September. Among the many festivals dedicated to jazz music in Italy, “Musica sulle Bocche” is characterised, since its first editions, by the close ...

Steve McQuarry's Mandala Nonet And Orchestra To Perform The Music Of Gil Evans, Sept 30, At SFJAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium

Steve McQuarry's Mandala Nonet And Orchestra To Perform The Music Of Gil Evans, Sept 30, At SFJAZZ Center's Miner Auditorium

Oakland-based keyboardist-composer Steve McQuarry has long been in love with the unique music of Gil Evans, the late, largely-self-taught Toronto-born composer, arranger, and keyboardist best remembered for his numerous collaborations with Miles Davis. “The whole way he thought about orchestrating using instruments and also pushing those instruments in different ranges is really fascinating,” McQuarry says of ...


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