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A John Coltrane Birthday Salute by Saxophonist Teodross Avery

A John Coltrane Birthday Salute by Saxophonist Teodross Avery

In honor of John Coltrane's birthday, Teodross Avery shares an alternate take of Coltrane's “Africa". Another version appears on After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane, released on Tompkins Square in May (2019). The title track (listen here) is the #1 “Top Listened" track of 2019 on All About Jazz. The CD and LP both sold out quickly at source, but can still be found on Amazon and other stores online. Praise for After the Rain: A Night for Coltrane ...

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band! Available now!

A Lousy Day in Harlem is a great day for jazz with The Ed Palermo Big Band, as the band known for reinventing the music of Frank Zappa turns its attention to a riveting program of Monk, Coltrane, Ellington, and hard-swinging originals, confirming Ed Palermo’s place in jazz’s top ranks of contemporary big band arrangers. In a radical departure, jazz’s state-of-the-art orchestra—The Ed Palermo Big Band—has recorded a thrilling program of…jazz! An ingenious arranger, composer and alto saxophonist, Ed Palermo has spent much of ...

Katerina Brown Places Songs Of Her Native Russia Alongside Pieces From The Jazz Repertoire On Her Debut, "Mirror," Due Oct. 18

Katerina Brown Places Songs Of Her Native Russia Alongside Pieces From The Jazz Repertoire On Her Debut, "Mirror," Due Oct. 18

Vocalist Katerina Brown explores her recently minted identity as a Russian immigrant to the United States with the October 18 release of Mirror, her remarkable debut album, on Mellowtone Music. Accompanied by a band of jny: San Francisco Bay Area musicians that includes her husband, bassist Gary Brown (who also produced the album), pianist Adam Shulman, and drummers Akira Tana and Timothy Angulo along with a number of special guests, Brown offers interpretations of three classic Russian songs (first in ...

Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club Con Alma announces two exciting music series

Pittsburgh’s newest jazz club  Con Alma announces two exciting music series

Con Alma is excited to announce Latin Jazz Sundays and All-Pittsburgh Wednesdays. Starting in September, Con Alma will open its doors every Sunday from 5:00PM-11:00PM. Pittsburgh musicians will perform selections from the Latin music tradition from 7:00PM-10:00PM. The club will spin handpicked Latin vinyl selections on the house turntable between sets. The featured menu will include critically-acclaimed Latin-inspired food and original cocktails. All-Pittsburgh Wednesdays, a new residency series celebrating the Steel City’s place in jazz history, will feature repertoires comprised ...

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

Chicago-Based Trumpeter Markus Rutz releases Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks on OA2 Records

MRM & OA2 Records Announce the Launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks. Markus Rutz Music (MRM) and OA2 Records are excited to announce the launch of Blueprints – Figure One: Frameworks, the latest jazz expression from Chicago trumpeter/composer, Markus Rutz. With compositions inspired by his mentors in life and music, Rutz has created a two-volume collection of original music and arrangements filled with intrigue, beauty and excitement. Navigating diverse ensemble and stylistic directions, with an array of superb musical ...

Pittsburgh's Con Alma To Host Coltrane And Monk Birthday Celebrations

Pittsburgh's Con Alma To Host Coltrane And Monk Birthday Celebrations

Con Alma is excited to announce upcoming celebrations in acknowledgment of John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk’s birthdays. An observance of saxophonist John Coltrane’s birth will take place from September 18-September 23. During this special period, Con Alma’s house band, which showcases some of the finest talent in the Pittsburgh area, will perform selections from Coltrane’s prolific discography. In October, the Con Alma house band returns to celebrate the birth of pianist Thelonious Monk. Festivities will kick off on October 11. ...

Contemporary / Groove / Jazz Quintet Ikarus's Mosaismic Available On Ronin Rhythm Records

Contemporary / Groove / Jazz Quintet Ikarus's Mosaismic Available On Ronin Rhythm Records

A curious thing happens to a band as its sound matures. As the voices of its players continue to fuse ever more seamlessly, their individual styles also come into focus with increasing clarity. In its most literal reading, this is the key idea behind Mosaismic, the title of the third full-length record from Swiss contemporary / groove / jazz quintet Ikarus. The word itself was created from the combination of the words: “mosaic” and “seismic”. Mosaic, of course, implies a ...

Jimmy Cobb Historic Release Featuring Roy Hargrove - Remembering U - Final Session By Rudy Van Gelder!

Jimmy Cobb Historic Release Featuring Roy Hargrove - Remembering U - Final Session By Rudy Van Gelder!

Legendary Drummer Jimmy Cobb Still Swinging After All These Years! Remembering U features a guest appearance by the late trumpeter Roy Hargrove and is the final session by legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder. Album Release Party November 25th at Dizzy's Club A consummate accompanist, unerring timekeeper, outstanding soloist and dynamic leader in his own right, revered drummer Jimmy Cobb showcases his inimitable touch on ballads and his irrepressibly swinging ride cymbal pulse on Remembering U. Accompanied by his working trio ...

Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music Releases "The Musician's Lifeline" By Renowned Authors Peter Erskine And Dave Black

Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, announces the release of The Musician's Lifeline: Advice for All Musicians, Student to Professional. Written by Peter Erskine and Dave Black, The Musician's Lifeline represents the combined experience and knowledge of the authors gained through their lives in music. In addition, it includes advice from over 150 of the best musicians the authors have the honor of knowing, with topics ranging from sight-reading, learning, listening, auditions, the music business, practice, ...

Interschool Orchestras Of New York Presents Its Gala Celebration: A Tribute To Howard Johnson on September 18th at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall

Interschool Orchestras Of New York Presents Its Gala Celebration:  A Tribute To Howard Johnson on September 18th at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall

InterSchool Orchestras of New York (ISO) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 gala celebration, A Tribute to Howard Johnson, at Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall, September 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The special event will honor the musical legend, who, in his five-decade career, has played alongside luminaries in multiple genres and pioneered the voice of the tuba in jazz. The event will also feature the talents of two-time Grammy-winning musician Taj Mahal and students of ISO. All proceeds from ...