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Mark Winkler And Cheryl Bentyne Team Up Again In Eastern Standard Time

Mark Winkler And Cheryl Bentyne Team Up Again In Eastern Standard Time

Vocalists Mark Winkler and Cheryl Bentyne go together like champagne and caviar. Bentyne is a long-time mainstay of the iconic group The Manhattan Transfer. She is also a solo performer with over a dozen CDs under her own name. Winkler is a 2018 Downbeat Rising Male Vocalist and a popular lyricist. He has recorded 16 CDs, ...

Vocalist And Composer Johnaye Kendrick Releases Flying On Johnygirl Records

Vocalist And Composer Johnaye Kendrick Releases Flying On Johnygirl Records

Attending the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in the late 2000s, vocalist and composer Johnaye Kendrick had the opportunity to learn from and work with legendary jazz masters Terence Blanchard, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Perez, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Brian Blade. While studying with Blanchard, her class was often encouraged to write original music for their ...

Vocalist Olivia Foschi To Release Sophomore Album Fleeting Windows Produced By Ulysses Owens, Jr. Featuring Acclaimed Producer/Accordionist Gil Goldstein And All Star Line-Up

Vocalist Olivia Foschi To Release Sophomore Album Fleeting Windows Produced By Ulysses Owens, Jr. Featuring Acclaimed Producer/Accordionist Gil Goldstein And All Star Line-Up

Italian-American vocalist Olivia Foschi will release her sophomore album entitled Fleeting Windows on August 24, 2018; the official record release concert is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. that evening at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. The record was produced by Ulysses Owens, Jr. who plays drums/percussion on all tracks and features Gil Goldstein, accordion/piano/Rhodes; Billy Test, piano/Rhodes; ...

Pianist Scott Martin CD - Alone At Sunset - Drops August 27th With 50% Of Proceeds To Donation!

Pianist Scott Martin CD - Alone At Sunset - Drops August 27th With 50% Of Proceeds To Donation!

A New Model For A Record Label
Liberian Handshake
Jazz Piano & Vocal Driven Liberian Handshake: A connection that began with the snap of a finger. This exuberantly musical greeting discovered visiting Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia, Africa became the namesake of a record label dedicated to supporting charitable causes. Working with ...

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an ...

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Inspired by redefining music genres and pushing boundaries, Joan Torres Music presents a one-of-a-kind live performance at the SFJAZZ Center on August 23rd 2018 showcasing the great Michael Manring, The Barely Jazz Ensemble, and the cross-continental Joan Torres’s All Is Fused. The night starts with Manring opening the show, and grows progressively more collaborative as musicians ...

San Francisco Jazz Singer Noa Levy To Release Her Debut Ep Take Two & Perform A Rising Star Showcase At The California Jazz Conservatory In Berkeley

San Francisco Jazz Singer Noa Levy To Release Her Debut Ep Take Two & Perform A Rising Star Showcase At The California Jazz Conservatory In Berkeley

With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence, Noa Levy is a unique and charismatic female vocalist and performer who sings across genres—Jazz, Rock, Cabaret, Musicals, and Pop. She has set a worldwide digital release date of August 17, 2018, for her recently recorded debut Take Two EP, a thoughtful collection of Jazz arrangements ...

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff To Release "Better Than Gold And Silver," Her Jazz Settings Of Biblical Psalms, Sept. 21

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff To Release "Better Than Gold And Silver," Her Jazz Settings Of Biblical Psalms, Sept. 21

The prolific Russian-born, North Carolina-based pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff adds a sacred dimension to the ambitious series of concept albums in her extensive catalogue her new 2-CD set Better Than Gold and Silver. Due for September 21 release on her imprint L&H Production, it’s the first in a projected series of recordings featuring Eckemoff’s settings of Biblical ...

King Crimson To Release Meltdown In Mexico – Live In Mexico City 2017

King Crimson To Release Meltdown In Mexico – Live In Mexico City 2017

This 3-CD/1-Blu-Ray set features over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson's five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras. The Blu-Ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with 'picture off' mode ...

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

KC Area Youth Jazz is pleased to announce the addition of Media Relations Expert and Kansas City area Radio and Television Personality, Joel Nichols as an official Spokesperson, Concert Emcee, and Media Consultant. “I’ve known Christopher [Burnett] for many years and look forward to working with KC Area Youth Jazz,” Nichols said. “I’m looking forward to ...