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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Herbie Hancock Celebrates 80th Birthday By Announcing Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set

Herbie Hancock Celebrates 80th Birthday  By Announcing Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set

Vinyl Me, Please and legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock today announce VMP Anthology: The Story of Herbie Hancock—an exclusive vinyl box set celebrating the illustrious career of Herbie Hancock. The Story of Herbie Hancock reinvents the box set experience to take listeners on a sequential journey told across eight albums chosen by Herbie and paired with an exclusive podcast interview series in celebration of Herbie’s 80th birthday, on April 12, 2020. “It brings back fond memories, looking at my discography,” ...

Saxophonist And Composer Andrew Gutauskas Calls For Audiences To Step Back And Give Their Attention To The Wonders Of Everyday Life With His Sophomore Album, 'Look Out!'

Saxophonist And Composer Andrew Gutauskas Calls For Audiences To Step Back And Give Their Attention To The Wonders Of Everyday Life With His Sophomore Album, 'Look Out!'

Saxophonist, composer, and GRAMMY Award-winner Andrew Gutauskas is an individual who has learned to see beauty in the everyday and wonder in the familiar Look Out!–Andrew’s sophomore album- stands both as a testament to his vision of the world, and as an invitation for listeners to become aware of that to which they give their attention. Featuring a host of compositions that evoke archetypes, experiences, friendships, and the wild human imagination, Look Out! speaks to listeners in all walks of ...

Jazz Singer-Songwriter Yola Nash Creates Her Own Path

Jazz Singer-Songwriter Yola Nash Creates Her Own Path

Hardened by growing up in Communist Poland where she was beaten often by an alcoholic father has not dimmed the vibrant spirit of jazz singer-songwriter Yola Nash. Although oppression and obstacles have long been part of her existence, today she thrives in New York City where she hosts her own celeb-driven WABC Radio show and sings to touch people’s hearts, espousing inspiring messages that “love is most important” and “don’t give up on your dreams.” Her recently released second album, ...


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