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Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

Giant Steps: Diversity Journeys in British Jazz features conversations with many of the artists who have engineered the cultural transformation of British jazz over the past four decades. A new wave of the genre emerged in the 1980s, spearheaded by the Jazz Warriors, a collective of black musicians which launched the careers of bassist Gary Crosby, tenor saxophonist Courtney Pine, pianist Julian Joseph, vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, as well as many others. As trombonist Dennis Rollins, a latecomer to the group, ...

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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

Source: Michelle Roche Media Relations

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021 Gigs.Live To Premiere Video Of Wrembel’s Solo Performance Of All 17 Pieces On Thursday, April 22nd At 8:00 P.M. EDT Heralded composer, teacher and guitarist, Stephane Wrembel, will release Django L’Impressionniste, a book of music transcriptions of 17 compositions for solo guitar by legendary musician Django Reinhardt on Thursday, April 22, 2021. ...

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New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

New Book Teaches Newcomers How To Listen To Jazz

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

“Lots of people want to listen to jazz, but they don’t know where to start,” says Mark Barnett, author of Getting Into Jazz, a new book from Canoe Tree Press that offers lively tips on how to listen, along with step-by-step guides through some classic jazz CDs featuring such artists as Louis Armstrong, Stan Getz and Chet Baker. Dipping your toe “With so many artists available on so many albums, it’s like a vast swimming pool out there,” says Barnett, ...

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Fernando Rodríguez De Mondesert Releases New Book: 'Women In Jazz... In The Dominican Republic'

Fernando Rodríguez De Mondesert Releases New Book: 'Women In Jazz... In The Dominican Republic'

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

In February of 2020, after being recognized as one of the winners of the Global Blog Awards 2019, Fernando Rodríguez de Mondesert released his first book Jazz en Dominicana: The Interviews 2019 as part of the awards received from Ukyoto Publishing Co. During the year 2020, Ukiyoto Publishing continued to monitor Rodríguez De Mondesert, and seeing that his publications on the Jazz en Dominicana blog met the criteria of content, creativity, uniqueness, originality and focus, they invited him to submit ...

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All About Jazz Senior Contributor Karl Ackermann Publishes 'A Map of Jazz: Crossroads of Music and Human Rights'

All About Jazz Senior Contributor Karl Ackermann Publishes 'A Map of Jazz: Crossroads of Music and Human Rights'

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

A Map of Jazz is a history of jazz in parallel with world events. Jazz matured in the era of prohibition with organized crime as its patron. It was homogenized as swing music and found its true Black voice with Bebop and the Civil Rights movement. In spite of systemic racism in the United States, fascism in Europe, and anti-Western sentiment in Asia, the music survived throughout the world. Musicians embraced its history but continued to rethink and redefine their ...

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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

Source: All About Jazz Publicity

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. ...

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

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

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

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 ...

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Santa Baby’s Cynthia Basinet Helps Others Shine The Light On Civility In Her First Book, 'How To Be Civil In An Uncivil World'

Source: Cynthia "c." Basinet

How to be Civil in an Uncivil World By Cynthia Basinet Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 116 pages | ISBN 9781480892712 E-Book | 116 pages | ISBN 9781480892729 Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble Ring in the holidays with a little civility from Nobel nominated, critically acclaimed, sultry crooner Cynthia Basinet’s first self-improvement book How to be Civil in an Uncivil World offers a collection of quotes collected by the author to help ...


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