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Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone Broadens His Explorations Of Poetry & Jazz With "The Poets Are Gathering," Due Oct. 16 From Origin Records

Benjamin Boone takes his fascination with the merger of poetry and jazz to stunning new heights on The Poets Are Gathering, set for an October 16 release on Origin Records. True to its title, the album finds the saxophonist-composer assembling a large group of acclaimed American poets—11 in all, including Tyehimba Jess (Pulitzer Prize), Patricia Smith (LA Times Book Award/National Slam Poetry Champion), Juan Felipe Herrera (U.S. Poet Laureate), and Edward Hirsch (MacArthur)—intertwining their work with that of 20 musicians, ...

Vibraphonist Steve Shapiro, Bassist Dave Anderson, And Drummer Tyger MacNeal Team Up For Progressive Electric Trio Album 'Tri/O: Try The Veal.' Available October 16, 2020

Vibraphonist Steve Shapiro, Bassist Dave Anderson, And Drummer Tyger MacNeal Team Up For Progressive Electric Trio Album 'Tri/O: Try The Veal.' Available October 16, 2020

Solidtone Recordings is pleased to announce the October 16th release of Try the Veal by TRi/O, a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three New York musicians: Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson and drummer Tyger MacNeal. A unique concept and original repertoire sets the group apart in the genres of jazz, percussion, and electronic music—especially through experimentation with customized live-loops and the electronic mallet controller, allowing the band to explore progressive ...

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

Guitar Virtuoso Roman Miroshnichenko Plays First Live Concert Since Quarantine Restrictions

The 23rd international World Of Guitar music festival took place on September 15-18, 2020 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, during the final portion of the festival, Roman Miroshnichenko with his band and the 50-piece Moscow City Symphony presented a guitar show “My Best Songs", which included a number of compositions written by the award-winning guitarist. All were well received at a sold out Kaluga Philharmonic Hall. “It was one of the most anticipated shows of my career after six months ...

Sylwester Ostrowski New Song "Chiefs Kingdom" Available Now

Sylwester Ostrowski New Song "Chiefs Kingdom" Available Now

Sylwester Ostrowski, new single “Chiefs Kingdom" featuring Bobby Watson is available now. The music honors Kansas City, its Jazz legacy, and the 2020 Super Bowl Champions, the Chiefs. In this song, Ostrowski brings together two Kansas City legacies, Jazz and football. His team includes Jazz artists from three generations. He co-produced the music with Dominique Sanders with the recording taking place in Make Believe Studios in Omaha, Nebraska. Ostrowski is an accomplished tenor saxophonist, composer, producer, and bandleader of the ...

Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Drummer And Artistic Director Adonis Rose Releases First Live Recording Entitled Piece Of Mind Live At The Blue Llama On Legendary Danish Jazz Imprint Storyville Records

Grammy Award-winning jny: New Orleans drummer Adonis Rose is scheduled to release his latest album Adonis Rose Piece Of Mind Live At Blue LLama, on September 25, 2020, on the historic Storyville Records jazz imprint. The album, recorded live last summer at the Blue LLama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor, MI, features a stellar line-up including Tia Fuller (alto saxophone); Maurice Brown (trumpet); Sasha Masakowski (vocals); Miki Hiyama (piano/keyboards); and Jasen Weaver (bass). Piece of Mind is Rose’s first released ...

Daniel Roure Delights Jazz Fans With Latest Release Album Promises A Romantic Mix Of Jazz And The French Language

Daniel Roure Delights Jazz Fans With Latest Release Album Promises A Romantic Mix Of Jazz And The French Language

Jazz musician Daniel Roure is transporting listeners to the sidewalk cafes and lights of France with his latest album. Quintessence has all the jazz melodies fans will love paired with soulful lyrical content. Quintessence features the talent of many musicians as well as the powerful voice of Daniel Roure. The sounds blend together to form romantic, smooth jazz melodies. All of this is overlaid with the amazing vocals of Daniel Roure. Each track is sung with a well-stamped voice, perfect ...

Bill Warfield & The New York Jazz Quintet - September 27th At The Keystone Korner Baltimore!

Bill Warfield & The New York Jazz Quintet - September 27th At The Keystone Korner Baltimore!

BILL WARFIELD & The New York Jazz Quintet September 27th at the Keystone Korner Baltimore Trumpeter Bill Warfield and Todd Barkan host an on-line and in-person Jazz Event in Bill's hometown of Baltimore, MD. Bill teams up with tenor saxophonist Dave Riekenberg, keyboardist Cecilia Coleman, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Scott Neumann to bring you a selection of standards and some originals by Bill and Jay. The event is 'live' with limited indoor and outdoor seating from 5:00-8:00PM, September 27th ...

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases 'The Audience Is Growing'

Trombonist Chris Abelen Releases 'The Audience Is Growing'

This project comes with a story. (I read somewhere stories are very 2020.) It’s a story about why someone would pick the slide trombone. It’s a cool instrument, has a great sound, and it looks good on TV with the slide moving back and forth. But it also comes with built-in limitations, compared to, say, trumpet. You’ll never play as fast as a trumpet player can. Trumpet, it takes one push on a valve to change a note; on trombone ...


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