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Jemal Ramirez: African Skies

Jemal Ramirez: African Skies

One of the hottest Latin-jazz and salsa markets in the country is San Francisco. This may come as a surprise but it isn't. The city's Latin Quarter (now North Beach) has been a music center since the 1930s. The district's Latino history dates back to the 1910s, when, according to The Heart of the Mission: Latino ...

Multi-Instrumentalist Willie Oteri and Dark Matter Horns Release "Evolution"

Multi-Instrumentalist Willie Oteri and Dark Matter Horns Release "Evolution"

One never knows what the multifaceted original Willie Oteri is going to do next, like switching his focus from guitar to saxophone and flute for a series of upcoming releases. Oteri has produced several well received guitar-based albums featuring some of the world's finest musicians including, Scott Amendola, Giko Pavan, Tony Levin, J.A. Deane and others, ...

Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro Releases Debut CD "In Terms Of..." with Jeff Clayton, Donald Brown and Carl Allen

Trumpeter Joe Mazzaferro Releases Debut CD "In Terms Of..." with Jeff Clayton, Donald Brown and Carl Allen

On February, 9th 2018 Sacramento CA native, trumpeter, composer, educator and arranger Joe Mazzaferro released his debut CD In Terms Of... on his own Joe Mazz Music label with special guest Jeff Clayton and featuring Donald Brown and Carl Allen! Joe Mazzaferro was raised in a musical household. As Joe states “both of my parents were ...

Pianist Roberta Piket Revisits Jazz Trio Format With The April 6 Release Of "West Coast Trio," Featuring Joe La Barbera & Darek Oleszkiewicz

Pianist Roberta Piket Revisits Jazz Trio Format With The April 6 Release Of "West Coast Trio," Featuring Joe La Barbera & Darek Oleszkiewicz

Roberta Piket, one of the most virtuosic and versatile pianists on the current international jazz scene, revisits the iconic jazz piano trio format with the April 6 release of West Coast Trio on her label Thirteenth Note Records. Joining Piket is the consummate rhythm section of drummer Joe La Barbera and bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz—part of the ...

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Multi-Woodwind Instrumentalist Will Boyd Releases Debut CD "Live At Red Piano Lounge"!

Queens New York born and Orangeburg, South Carolina raised multi-reed instrumentalist, composer and band leader Will Boyd makes a sizzling debut with the Will Boyd Music CD release of Live At The Red Piano Lounge recorded at his adopted hometown of Knoxville Tennessee's premier jazzroom and scheduled for a February 2018 release! It was as a ...

Drum Maestro Akira Tana Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

Drum Maestro Akira Tana  Puts A Gorgeous Spin On The Brazilian Songbook With JAZZaNOVA

AKIRA TANA didn’t have to go looking for Brazilian music as a young musician. An elite jazz drummer since the mid-1970s, he’s been immersed in the verdant hothouse of Brazil’s surging rhythms and sensuous melodies his entire career. His new album JAZZaNOVA, which is slated for release by Vega on March 1, 2018, reflects an abiding ...

Buddy Rich "The Lost Tapes" Now Available On CD And Vinyl Lp

Buddy Rich "The Lost Tapes" Now Available On CD And Vinyl Lp

Lightyear Entertainment and Lobitos Creek Ranch, in association with Scabeba Entertainment and the Buddy Rich Estate, have released the live album The Lost Tapes featuring Buddy Rich and his Big Band, recorded in 1985 at the King Street Studios in San Francisco on CD and vinyl LP. The album is part of the Buddy Rich Centennial ...

Chicago VI Decades Live Available April 6

Chicago VI Decades Live Available April 6

Chicago's Current U.S. Tour Includes Its First Las Vegas Residency At The Venetian, As Well As Shows Featuring A Performance of Chicago II In Its Entirety Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. This spring, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ...

Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger/Big Band Leader Bill Warfield Pays Tribute To His Late Mentor, Colleague, & Friend, Trumpeter Lew Soloff," On "For Lew," Due Out March 9

Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger/Big Band Leader Bill Warfield Pays Tribute To His Late Mentor, Colleague, & Friend, Trumpeter Lew Soloff," On "For Lew," Due Out March 9

Bill Warfield’s career as a trumpeter was launched the moment he heard Lew Soloff’s immortal solo on the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit “Spinning Wheel.” “It just completely knocked me out,” says Warfield, who was 18 at the time and gigging as a pianist, having given up hope of earning a living as a horn player ...

Jump City Music Announces the New Album "Toot Suite" from Trumpeter Bob Wagner

Jump City Music Announces the New Album "Toot Suite" from Trumpeter Bob Wagner

Jump City Music is thrilled to announce the release of the debut solo album from trumpeter Bob Wagner. Toot Suite will be available from bwtpt.com in January as well as on all major musical distribution platforms (iTunes, Amazon, etc) shortly thereafter. Toot Suite, written by composer/pianist Claude Bolling, combines creative improvisations, jazzy syncopations and beautiful melodies ...