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A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist

A Jazzman's Tale is a screenplay memoir of bebop trumpeter and pianist Charles Freeman Lee. Freeman, as he was better known, was one of the jazzmen who joined the jazz revolution called bebop at Minton's Playhouse and the Paradise Club in Harlem, jny: New York City in the 1950s. Freeman came out of Wilberforce Collegians, an ...

Saxophonist Jon Gordon New Release - Answer - CD Release May 3rd-4th At Kitano

Saxophonist Jon Gordon New Release - Answer - CD Release May 3rd-4th At Kitano

"Gordon has embraced the history of his instrument, carrying with it the ability to extend music as a universal language."-Wayne Shorter Moving between Winnipeg and New York City, Jon Gordon is a much-in-demand man! His new CD Answer (recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios- ArtistShare label) will be released on May 3rd. The Jon Gordon Quartet ...

Adorn Your Venue with the 2019 All About Jazz Readers Poll Top Venue decal

Adorn Your Venue with the 2019 All About Jazz Readers Poll Top Venue decal

We encourage the winners of the 2019 Top Venues Poll to print a decal of their award then place it in the window of their establishment. Similar to a Trip Advisor or Yelp decal, you can adorn the entrance to your venue with your All About Jazz 2019 award and impress your patrons as they enter ...

Patricia Barber Elected To The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences 2019!

Patricia Barber Elected To The American Academy Of Arts & Sciences 2019!

American Composer/Jazz Pianist/Singer Patricia Barber Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Class of 2019! Recent Inductees Include: Wayne Shorter, Shulamit Ran, Maggie Nelson, Stephen Sondheim, Judith Butler, Keith Jarrett, and Bob Dylan On April 16, Patricia Barber was elected to the illustrious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a society founded in 1780 ...

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

In a ceremony taking place on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Friday Night Jazz Series, Barbara Brighton will be presented with the Jazz Hero Award, given by the Jazz Journalists Association and presented by jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee and 2016 Jazz Hero Edythe Bronston. Barbara Brighton’s lifelong love ...

Swiss Minimalistic Jazz Ensemble Akku Quintet To Release Fourth Album Depart On Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label

Swiss Minimalistic Jazz Ensemble Akku Quintet To Release Fourth Album Depart On Trey Gunn's 7d Media Label

The Akku Quintet was founded by drummer and composer Manuel Pasquinelli. Says renown writer Sid Smith, “Best-known for his work in Swiss post-rock minimalist outfit, SONAR, Pasquinelli's writing contains an almost cinematic dimension that encompasses bittersweet moods and moments of unfolding drama.” The band is based in Switzerland, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove ...

All About Jazz Improves Video of the Day promotional service—50% off sale starts today!

All About Jazz Improves Video of the Day promotional service—50% off sale starts today!

All About Jazz has improved its video of the day service and is offering a 50% off sale (normally $100). Customers can purchase up to seven videos at a time. Improvements include: A new Video of the Day landing page designed to generate more video views Additional placement on the All About Jazz home page under ...

Jazz Guitarist Shambhu Releases his first single from "Lilac Skies"

Jazz Guitarist Shambhu Releases his first single from "Lilac Skies"

Jazz guitarist and composer Shambhu Vineberg is pleased to announce the release of “Lilac Skies,” the first single from his new album and 4th full-length release, Lilac Skies. Shambhu’s soothing guitar is featured on 10 new songs in a contemporary instrumental album with jazz, blues and new age roots. The album showcases an extraordinary roster of ...

The Lost Nashville Sessions Of Wayne Jackson & The Memphis Horns Band Released After More Than Three Decades April 19th

The Lost Nashville Sessions Of Wayne Jackson & The Memphis Horns Band Released  After More Than Three Decades April 19th

In the preamble to the 50th Anniversary of Grammy Lifetime Award winners The Memphis Horns in June, Skytone Entertainment releases The Lost Nashville Sessions by Wayne Jackson and The Memphis Horns Band in all digital formats today. The recording unearths tapes that were found lying dormant in a Nashville attic for over 34 years. Recorded in ...

Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares Music Video "Oshun" From The CD Aguas

Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares Music Video "Oshun" From The CD Aguas

Following the October 2018 release of their acclaimed CD, Aguas, Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares are set to showcase their third music video, “Oshun," in support of the recording. Aguas is a beautiful and very personal album, reflecting the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their Afro-traditions in unique and ...