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Michel Maurer releases 'The Shape Of Noon' on Outside In Music

Michel Maurer releases 'The Shape Of Noon' on Outside In Music

Michel Maurer’s debut jazz album as a leader The Shape of Noon captures his ensemble Meridian in peak form while also commanding the listener’s attention through a pure uncomplicated sound and intriguing shapes. Maurer’s compositions are influenced by shapes, colors, textures and reflect a natural compositional style. In addition to the clear musical imagery, the song ...

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

TAEKO - Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist Explores From McCoy Tyner To Doug Carn With Contemplation! Birdland Jazz Club October 10th!

Takeko Contemplation
Her 4th Release in the U.S. Taeko: Vocals
Theo Hill: Piano
François Moutin: Bass
Victor Jones: Drums
Guest: Sumie Kaneko: Koto Internationally-acclaimed jazz songstress from Japan, Takeko releases her 4th album in the U.S. as a leader on October 10, 2019 entitled Contemplation (Flat ...

Genre defying UK ensemble Led Bib to release 'It's Morning' on RareNoise Records - due out September 27, 2019

Genre defying UK ensemble Led Bib to release 'It's Morning' on RareNoise Records - due out September 27, 2019

From the Homeric invocation of ethereal opener “Atom Story,” it becomes stunningly clear that It's Morning, the latest album from the uncategorizable UK ensemble Led Bib, is meant to take the listener on a journey. The wide-ranging and evocative set is also a testament to the distance the band has travelled on its own evolutionary path. ...

Ted Nash Trio World Premiere September 3 At Dizzy's Club - Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs!

Ted Nash Trio World Premiere September 3 At Dizzy's Club - Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs!

Multi-Instrumentalist / Composer / Arranger Ted Nash
Somewhere Else: West Side Story Songs
with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison World Premiere At Dizzy's Club on September 3 Jazz Week Chart, August 19
Biggest Gainers / Most Added Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash presents the WORLD PREMIERE of ...

Guitarist Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Their Debut, Self-Titled LP

Guitarist Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Their Debut, Self-Titled LP

This summer, the Philadelphia area folk-jazz band, Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees, are releasing their first LP of new original music and folksy covers. Following up on the release of the digital single “When the Stars Go Blue,” this release encapsulates all of the group’s unique tastes and sonic trajectories. The band celebrated their release with ...

New York Jazz Film Festival Announces 2019 Winners Streaming On The Bebop Channel

New York Jazz Film Festival Announces 2019 Winners Streaming On The Bebop Channel

The Fourth Annual New York Jazz Film Festival (NYJFF) has announced its winners for the 2019 season: Best Narrative Short Paris Blues In Harlem Jazz Ambassador Award Almaty ragtime. Boomerang Best Director This Is The Bash Posthumous Documentary Award Jimmy McGary The Best Jazz You Never Heard Best Traditional Documentary Based on a Jazz Musician Billy ...

Leon Lee Dorsey Explores The Music Of Thelonious Monk On "Monktime," Bassist's First Album In 20 Years, Set For Sept. 13 Release

Leon Lee Dorsey Explores The Music Of Thelonious Monk On "Monktime," Bassist's First Album In 20 Years, Set For Sept. 13 Release

Twenty years after the release of his last album, bassist Leon Lee Dorsey reassumes the mantle of a recording artist in his own right with the September 13 release ofMonkTime (Jazz Avenue 1 Records). The debut of Dorsey’s DSC Band, which also includes guitarist Greg Skaff and celebrated drummer Mike Clark, features the trio applying their ...

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz Both Erudite and Playful by Gloria Krolak

Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz
Gloria Krolak
96 Pages
ISBN 978-1-938417-53-5
Lydia Inglett Starbooks Publishing
2019 Jazz Lines: Free Verse in the Key of Jazz, is a unique, beautifully assembled coffee table book by longtime radio host, jazz columnist and distinguished patron of the arts, Gloria Krolak. The book features a ...

Samantha Sidley Uses Her Playful 'Vocal Weightlessness' To Ask You To 'Listen!!' On Latest Single From Upcoming Debut Album

Samantha Sidley Uses Her Playful 'Vocal Weightlessness' To Ask You To 'Listen!!' On Latest Single From Upcoming Debut Album

“We really wanted a song with a ‘refrain,’ a rubato intro that I could play with, like a classic early jazz song,” explains jny: Los Angeles native Samantha Sidley of the latest single from her upcoming debut album Interior Person, out September 13, 2019. “‘Listen!!’ is what came out! I think originally when I was performing ...

Chris Barber Retires After 65 Years As A Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Chris Barber Retires After  65 Years As A  Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954. His original small group initially played in jazz clubs but by the late 50s became an attraction in large concert halls throughout the UK and Europe. Chris Barber’s Jazz Band first toured the USA in 1959 after ...