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Elio Villafranca Quintet Makes Their Debut At Smoke On October 24-27!

Elio Villafranca Quintet Makes Their Debut At Smoke On October 24-27!

2019 Grammy Nominee Pianist/Composer/Arranger ELIO VILLAFRANCA Debuts With His Quintet at Smoke NYC OCTOBER 24-27! Smoke Jazz and Supper Club 2751 Broadway New York, NY 10025 Phone: 212-864-6662 Elio Villafranca makes his quintet debut at Smoke with: Greg Tardy: tenor sax/clarinet Bruce Harris: trumpet Gregg August: bass Dion Parson: drums Elio Villafranca leads a stellar quintet with trumpeter ...

"Solidarity," New CD Due Nov. 8 From Drummer/Composer Jerome Jennings, Addresses Concerns About Political & Social Justice

"Solidarity," New CD Due Nov. 8 From Drummer/Composer Jerome Jennings, Addresses Concerns About Political & Social Justice

Drummer-composer-educator Jerome Jennings puts the spotlight on his writing chops for Solidarity, his rousing second album as a leader, set for a November 8 release on his own Iola Records. Featuring as its core unit trumpeter Josh Evans, tenor and soprano saxophonist Stacy Dillard, trombonist {{Andrae Murchison, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and Jennings’s friend and mentor, legendary bassist Christian McBride (along with special guests, including saxophonist-flutist Tia Fuller, tenor saxophonist-vocalist Camille Thurman, bassist Endea Owens, and percussionist Carlos Maldonado), the album ...

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Trumpeter Markus Rutz Album Release Concert at PianoForte Studios in Chicago set for October 11th

Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks reveals the heart of an artist and his appreciation for the influences that surround him. Tickets for this exclusive 7:30pm event are available now and directly from Pianoforte Studios. Pianoforte Studios 1335 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 ph. (312) 291-0000 Brice Winston is featured guest on saxophone and on bass is Marcos Varela. “Rutz has a big, dark tone and a fluid ease to his phrasing that makes ...

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

Experience Ayiti Joins With The Mingus Big Band At New York’s Jazz Standard This October To Support Music Initiatives In Haiti

The New York-based Mingus Big Band will host the non-profit charity Experience Ayiti (XA) during October, to bring awareness and raise funds for XA’s mission in Haiti. The residency will take place at New York’s Jazz Standard on Mondays beginning October 7, followed by each consecutive Monday that month; October 14, 21, and 28. Sets are at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm; for ticket information visit: jazzstandard.com Experience Ayiti was founded by Haitian-American saxophonist Godwin Louis, alongside three fellow musicians ...

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

New England Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Groundbreaking Jazz Department

In recognition and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Jazz Studies department and the Jazz Studies program, New England Conservatory is hosting Jazz50, a year- long series of concerts and events. On stage will be the distinguished jazz alumni, faculty, students and special guests offering an incredible array of musical and compositional talent. Performances are to be to held at NEC's acoustically superb Jordan Hall, providing an intimate and versatile setting. And several other performances are scheduled in New ...

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!

Guitarist Wolfgang Schalk releases Obsession. Available now!


Wolfgang Schalk (guitar), Andy Langham (piano), Carlitos Del Puerto (bass), Gene Coye (drums), Luisito Quintero (percussion, voice). Recorded at United Recording, Los Angeles, CA. “Obsession is my tribute to the dedication to music and art. It is also a mantra for the responsibility which comes attached to it. It is something you have in your veins and something that is always with you, no matter what you are doing. And the process itself is about the creating because it needs ...

Jazz Singer/Sommelier Kristen Lee Sergeant Returns To Boston

Jazz Singer/Sommelier Kristen Lee Sergeant Returns To Boston

Celebrate Kristen Lee Sergeant’s return to the Boston stage with her new DownBeat Editor’s Pick album Smolder at Berklee’s Red Room @ Club 939, Thursday, October 10, 7:00pm. Joining Sergeant will be special guest and Grammy winner Ted Nash, pianist Jeb Patton, and local heavy-hitters Robert Gullotti (drums) and Gregory Ryan (bass). Tickets are $20 general admission and $15, students. Smolder is a journey of fire in which Sergeant’s artfully arranged standards and originals combine to create a story of ...

Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

Jelgavas Big Band Brings Latvian Music Arranged By American Pianist Michael Abene to DC on October 4th

On October 4, 2019, Latvia is presenting a jazz concert by the Jelgava Big Band at the Organization of American States on the on the Occasion of 130 years since the First International Conference of American States and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary in 2020 since Latvia is a Permanent Observer at the OAS. Venue Organization of American States 200 17th Street NW Washington, DC 20006 Date: October 4, 2019 Time: 6:30pm

Internationally-Acclaimed Songstress TAEKO New Album Contemplation Release Show: October 10th At Birdland!

Internationally-Acclaimed Songstress TAEKO New Album Contemplation Release Show: October 10th At Birdland!

Contemplation Album Release Show October 10th at 5:30pm Birdland Jazz Club 315 West 44th St New York, NY 10036 212-581-3080 Personnel: TAEKO: Vocals Theo Hill: Piano François Moutin: Bass Victor Jones: Drums Guest: Sumie Kaneko: Koto Hot House Magazine full page feature (October, 2019) Online Show “Jazz Cafe" to feature TAEKO as its host Jazz singer extraordinaire and entrepreneur TAEKO ...

Master Drummer Jason Harnell Breaks New Ground With Experimental CD And Multimedia Experience, Total Harnage

Master Drummer Jason Harnell Breaks New Ground With Experimental CD And Multimedia Experience, Total Harnage

When Jason Harnell was six years old, his father, Grammy winning composer and arranger Joe Harnell, invited Louie Bellson to their house to hear the budding prodigy play. After playing a 15-minute solo, the legendary drummer handed the sticks to Jason and said, “Your turn.” When Jason finished, an impressed Bellson gave the boy his drum set – replacing the toy kits he had used up till that point. As a world-renowned jazz drummer, educator, composer and bandleader ensembling with ...


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