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This Holiday Season, All About Jazz is All About Guaraldi

This Holiday Season, All About Jazz is All About Guaraldi

Vast audiences were first introduced to jazz through a cartoon special about Charlie Brown's uneasy relationship with Christmas… And many more were attracted by the sound of the early cross-over hit, “Cast Your Fate To The Wind“… It's fair to say that composer/pianist Vince Guaraldi helped shape the landscape of popular jazz, bringing generations along with ...

"Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi" Documentary Re-Discovers Long-Lost Jazz Treasures

"Anatomy Of Vince Guaraldi" Documentary Re-Discovers Long-Lost Jazz Treasures

More than 50 years ago, noted music critic Ralph J. Gleason took movie cameras into jazz legend Vince Guaraldi’s studio to capture the recording of “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” and the album Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus. These original films, forgotten in the Gleason family’s attic for decades, have been restored in high definition ...

Grammy Winner, Arturo O'Farrill Launches "The Cornel West Concerto" Project On FanFunded

Grammy Winner, Arturo O'Farrill Launches "The Cornel West Concerto" Project On FanFunded

FanFunded is proud to announce Arturo O’Farrill’s new project, The Cornell West Concerto. The project is a result of the collaborative efforts of four-time Grammy winner, Arturo O’Farrill, and award-winning author and Grammy nominee Dr. Cornel West. The piece was commissioned by the Apollo Theater in May 2016. The Cornell West Concerto is a tour-de-force musical ...

B.J. Jansen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks To Make A Record

B.J. Jansen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Delfeayo Marsalis & Duane Eubanks To Make A Record

BJ Jansen has launched an IndieGoGo Crowdsourcing Campaign for his 10th recording project as a leader with a planned release in the Spring of 2017. The recording will feature all original compositions and arrangements. He will be joined on the recording project by: Delfeayo Marsalis- trombone
Ralph Peterson – drums
Duane Eubanks ...

Groove - With Bill Evans In Russia - Kickstarter Campaign

Groove - With Bill Evans In Russia - Kickstarter Campaign

It was a sensational concert tour: The embassy of the United States in jny: Moscow sent the world's top American saxophonist and bandleader Bill Evans with his rock / jazz / blues formation on an extensive tour to Russia. And that in this time! Evans with his successful Soulgrass project including musicians Mitch Stein, Murali Coryell, ...

For Notespeak, Peace Is The Word

For Notespeak, Peace Is The Word

Lisa Simmons and Marco Cremaschini have announced that they are raising funds on IndieGoGo for NoteSpeak, a unique collaboration that intertwines poetical and musical forms to raise awareness of real-life triumphs and struggles around the world. NoteSpeak will explore creative paths formerly established by such artists as The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, and Brian Jackson, but ...

They Died Before 40--New Jazz Film To Make History

They Died Before 40--New Jazz Film To Make History

The Music Kept Them Alive… And Killed Them! Which jazz musician’s funeral attracted 10,000 mourners and an 80-car funeral procession? Which African American musician was forced to play at the other end of the recording studio with white musicians? The website for the film has 40 Hot Points and more. More than two dozen gifted jazz ...

Rare Vinyl "Num Dia Azul" Now Being Reissued By Minas

Rare Vinyl "Num Dia Azul" Now Being Reissued By Minas

Num Dia Azul is the first recording Minas has ever made. Orlando Haddad and Patricia King had just finished their degrees at University of North Carolina School of the Arts where Minas was established for a few years. Before they moved away, they decided to go into a studio in Greensboro, NC, and invite several musicians ...

Kickstarter: Inner-Attunement With Hamid Drake & William Parker

Kickstarter: Inner-Attunement With Hamid Drake & William Parker

What is Inner-Attunement? Inner-Attunement is a documentary film by Michael Lucio Sternbach about the musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Known worldwide as of one of the premier rhythm sections of jazz, the two discuss their musical kinship and the shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide. Inner-Attunement is a comprehensive look into ...

Pianist Bob Karty Launches Kickstarter Campaign Reuniting Members Of Oregon And The Pat Metheny Group

Pianist Bob Karty Launches Kickstarter Campaign Reuniting Members Of Oregon And The Pat Metheny Group

Pianist and composer Bob Karty has launched a Kickstarter for his debut album as leader and composer, featuring all original compositions and a stellar band: Paul McCandless on saxophones, oboe, and bass clarinet, Mark Walker on drums and percussion and Steve Rodby on acoustic bass. McCandless and Walker are members of the seminal jazz band Oregon; ...


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