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Columbia Pike Blues Festival Featuring Vintage#18, Stacy Brooks, Sol Roots And More Set for June 18-20

Columbia Pike Blues Festival Featuring Vintage#18, Stacy Brooks, Sol Roots And More Set for June 18-20

Source: CapitalBlues News

Columbia Pike Blues Festival is one of Arlington Virginia’s most highly-anticipated events. This year a hybrid three-day Columbia Pike Blues Festival Weekend (Friday to Sunday, June 18th, 19th and 20th, 2021) combines live-streaming concerts and ticketed outdoor performances designed to help get everyone back into a summer groove! Three days of streaming and live concerts spotlight fantastic performers including: Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage#18 A retro-soul sound, with whiskey-soaked vocals, Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 deliver hard-driving blues rhythms. Vintage#18 has ...

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Education

Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

Open Studio Presents 15-Time Grammy Nominee Fred Hersch In His First Ever Online Course

Source: Ann Braithwaite

With inspiring artists, deep content, passionate students and a soulful approach, Open Studio is more than a jazz education platform—it’s a global family of music lovers, joining together to celebrate jazz as a vibrant and collaborative art form. Beginning on June 11, 2021, iconic pianist Fred Hersch, a fifteen-time Grammy nominee, will present “Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano"—his first ever online course. Featuring 18 lessons over 6 hours, the course also includes an exclusive 45-minute interview with Hersch as ...

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Recording

'MTB - Consenting Adults,' The Seminal Criss Cross Album Released On 180 Gram Vinyl By Elemental Music

'MTB - Consenting Adults,' The Seminal Criss Cross Album Released On 180 Gram Vinyl By Elemental Music

Source: Elemental Music

For the first time ever on vinyl, we edited this beautiful Gatefold 2-LP set with High Quality 180 gram Audiophile Vinyl. Recorded at RPM Studio, New York City on December 26, 1994 and mastered for vinyl and lacquer cutting by the great Bernie Grundman Studios. This celebrated release will be available for the second drop of Record Store Day on July 17th. Music writer and regular collaborator at Downbeat and Jazziz, Ted Panken, introduces this seminal Criss Cross album as ...

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Recording

Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

Bill Evans' Behind The Dikes: The First Official And Complete Release Of The 1969 Netherlands Recordings On Elemental Music Records

Source: Elemental Music

The first official release of three extraordinary live performances by jazz legend Bill Evans, will be available for the second drop of Record Store Day on July 17th for the 3-LP SET edition and on July 23rd for the deluxe 2-CD SET. Remastered from the original tape reels housed at the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this limited edition comes in a triple gatefold LP Jacket, 180-gram audiophile vinyl set. It includes an extensive 12 pages LP insert for the vinyl (32 ...

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Recording

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Source: Mouthpiece Music

When Dr. Dave Flippo told his bandmates that he wanted to write music for each of them for his new album, he asked what elements they wanted him to include. He found their answers surprising and challenging — like writing a waltz in four or a song about a giraffe. But Flippo, a Chicago-based jazz pianist, composer, vocalist, bandleader, and educator, was certainly up for the challenge. On “Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo," he includes eight original tunes and ...

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Recording

'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

'La Note Bleue,' The Album That Marked The Great Return Of Barney Wilen, Presented In A Stunning Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set

Source: Elemental Music

This deluxe box set presents the original LP La Note Bleue by the Barney Wilen Quintet in a 180-gram virgin vinyl, sounding better than ever after being newly remastered from the original 24-track analog master tapes by the sound engineer that initially recorded the album, Hervé Le Guil, assisted by Daniel Cayotte. La Note Bleue was awarded the Grand Prix Jazz de l’Académie Charles Cros as “The Best French Jazz Album of 1987”, and features Barney Wilen on tenor and ...

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Music Industry

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

The MPS Records legacy resumes with vinyl releases of Ella Fitzgerald’s 'Sunshine Of Your Love' and Freddie Hubbard’s'The Hub of Hubbard'

Source: Great Scott P.R.oductions

Jazz history was forged in the rustic Black Forest of Germany in 1968 when Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer launched MPS Records and recorded some of the genre’s seminal artists. Legends like Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Dexter Gordon, Freddie Hubbard, The Count Basie Orchestra and George Duke released albums on the prestigious label known for its high-level recording technique and distinctive aesthetic. Much of MPS’s catalog will be reissued in the United States over the coming months thanks to a ...

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Contest

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest 6th Edition Officially Begins - Applications for 2021 edition are now open

Source: Valerio Pappi

On 15th June, pre-registration ends and the sixth edition of the one and only online jazz contest in the world officially begins with great news: new prizes, new sponsors, new judges, new website and new voting method. Deadline November 15th, 2021 2021 Categories Under 25: soloists and bands of 25 years old or younger, of any nationality, provided that they never had a booking agent, recording company or publisher; Pros&Amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category. How ...


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