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Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar makes a 'Live' statement with 'Nothing Will Be As It Was'

Brazilian jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar makes a 'Live' statement with 'Nothing Will Be As It Was'

Brazil is leading the world per capita in coronavirus cases making it unlikely that people will be cramming into a concert venue anytime soon to hear live music. Then there is the recent unrest that erupted in response to civil injustices in the US that bodes to spark meaningful change around the world. These are the events that inspired contemporary jazz pianist Ricardo Bacelar to release a new version of the Milton Nascimento classic “Nothing Will Be As It Was ...

Stratusphunk: The Life and Works of George Russell By Dr. Duncan Heining Available through Amazon Worldwide

Stratusphunk: The Life and Works of George Russell By Dr. Duncan Heining Available through Amazon Worldwide

Stratusphunk is the story of remarkable musician and a remarkable man. Through his ideas and music, composer, theorist and musician George Russell joins the dots in modern jazz from bebop, though modal and free jazz and into jazz rock. It is hard to imagine another artist, who was both so influential but also so misunderstood. For the first time in paperback and in a newly revised edition, Stratusphunk makes Russell’s story, music and theories available to scholars, students and fans. ...

Cuban Pianist Elio Villafranca New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?

Cuban Pianist Elio Villafranca New Children's Book: Who Ate The Pie?

Two-time Grammy Nominated pianist and composer Elio Villafranca has expanded his creative universe to become an author with the release of his first Children’s Book WHO ATE THE PIE? WHO ATE THE PIE? offers children an interactive way to learn to recognize animals by the geometrical shapes of their footprints and by the sound each animal makes. Who Ate the Pie? is a fun, engaging, educational, and beautifully illustrated book, where young children and their parents are invited to join ...

Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents Release New Album Jammin’ With KC

Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents Release New Album Jammin’ With KC

Sylwester Ostrowski and Jazz Forum Talents' new album Jammin With KC featuring Bobby Watson, Logan Richardson and Keyon Harrold is available today under the recording label Agora. Fans can enjoy the music on YouTube and Spotify. Jamming with KC is a postcard from jny: Kansas City. This momentous album results from the Polish Jazz musicians' expedition to the birthplace of Charlie Parker. The Polish-American encounter was part of the Centennial celebration for Parker, and the timing is important as it ...

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline is extended until November 1st, 2020

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 5th Edition – Deadline is extended until November 1st, 2020

7 Virtual Jazz Club announces that the new deadline for entering the contest will be November 1st, accepting requests from many musicians who were unable to realize in time their video performances due to Covid-19 emergency. This Year's Categories Under 25 Amateurs & Pros To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video of their performance. Due to Covid-19 emergency, the 7 Virtual Jazz Club decided to help participants accepting also multi-screen videos ...

Ute Lemper Will Perform 'Rendezvous With Marlene' Virtually In Its Entirety On Dreamstage on October 25

Ute Lemper Will Perform 'Rendezvous With Marlene' Virtually In Its Entirety On Dreamstage on October 25

Described as an “extraordinary, unforgettable evening with a sublime artist at the height of her powers–it should on no account be missed!” (Musical Theatre Review), Ute Lemper’s Rendezvous With Marlene channels Dietrich’s story of courage, glamour, and humanity. Ahead of her time, Dietrich was a legend as an actress, singer, fashion icon, and free spirit. In her first show entirely focused on honoring Marlene, based on the true story of a phone call they shared, Lemper interprets some of Dietrich’s ...

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

International Jazz Musician Survey (COVID-19 Edition)

Of course, COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and jobs of many different people worldwide. But given our work at Jazzfuel, we wanted to look specifically at how jazz musicians are being affected by the current situation. We conducted a comprehensive survey of 266 professional jazz musicians around the world about their work and plans in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 55% of jazz musicians surveyed said they had no live performances scheduled for 2021 Delving into government support, loss of ...

Saxophonist And Composer Dean Tsur Carefully Crafts A Montage Of Memoirs With 'Moments Of Inspiration' As He Reflects On Seven Years Of Music

Saxophonist And Composer Dean Tsur Carefully Crafts A Montage Of Memoirs With 'Moments Of Inspiration' As He Reflects On Seven Years Of Music

Saxophonist, composer, and Thelonious Monk Competition Semi-Finalist Dean Tsur is a musician whose career is marked by constant growth. Whether it is the shifting nature of where home is found, musical development through a flowing cast of mentors and colleagues, or introspective reflection on the music of one’s own past, Dean has looked the complexities and wonders of life in the eyes and responded with boldness and creativity. Moments of Inspiration is a musical homage to the past seven years ...


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