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The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project seeks to rename NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge to commemorate Rollins’ musical sabbatical there from 1959-1961

The Sonny Rollins Bridge Project seeks to rename NYC’s Williamsburg Bridge to commemorate Rollins’ musical sabbatical there from 1959-1961

In the summer of 1959, saxophonist Sonny Rollins disappeared from the jazz scene. He was 28 years old and at the height of his career. He would not record or perform publicly for almost three years, a virtual eternity for a jazz musician. Instead, Rollins took it to the bridge: he would practice, typically alone, up ...

BRIC Announces Third Annual BRIC Jazzfest, A World-Class Jazz Festival In The Heart Of The Brooklyn Cultural District, October 14-21, 2017

BRIC Announces Third Annual BRIC Jazzfest, A World-Class Jazz Festival In The Heart Of The Brooklyn Cultural District, October 14-21, 2017

Acclaimed New Festival Brings Together Globe-Trotting Jazz Legends, Groundbreaking Emerging Jazz Artists From Brooklyn And Beyond, And Grows In Third Year To Include: A Full Week of Programming, Much of it Free, Featuring Performances By Maceo Parker, The Sun Ra Arkesta Directed by Marshall Allen, Vijay Iyer, The Terri Lyne Carrington Band, GoGo Penguin and More ...

"Funny Face" 60th Anniversary Celebrated With Deluxe, Expanded Version Of Soundtrack via Verve Records/UMe

"Funny Face" 60th Anniversary Celebrated With Deluxe, Expanded Version Of Soundtrack via Verve Records/UMe

60th ANNIVERSARY OF “FUNNY FACE” CELEBRATED WITH DELUXE, EXPANDED VERSION OF SOUNDTRACK FROM CLASSIC FILM STARRING FRED ASTAIRE AND AUDREY HEPBURN ORIGINAL 13 SELECTIONS ARE FULLY RESTORED AND AUGMENTED BY EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACKS To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic Audrey Hepburn/Fred Astaire musical film, “Funny Face,” Verve Records/UMe is releasing an expanded ...

Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

Fred Astaire's Greatest Jazz Recording "The Astaire Story" Returns As Deluxe 2CD Set For 65th Anniversary On October 20 Via Verve Records/UMe

FRED ASTAIRE’S GREATEST JAZZ RECORDING, THE ASTAIRE STORY, RETURNS AS DELUXE 2CD SET FOR 65TH ANNIVERSARY ON OCTOBER 20 VIA VERVE RECORDS/UMe ASTAIRE’S ENCOUNTER WITH OSCAR PETERSON AND THE JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC ALL-STARS PRESENTED IN FORM OF SOUNDTRACK, INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED BONUS TRACK In 1952, the famous dancer, singer and film star Fred Astaire teamed ...

The Ed Palermo Big Band brings together two fave 1960s American Pop/Rock Superheroes for "The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren"

The Ed Palermo Big Band brings together two fave 1960s American Pop/Rock Superheroes for "The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren"

Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year, the saxophonist released an uproarious double album The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of British invaders, ...

Jazz Near You Spotlight Service Expands to Include Venues & Festivals

Jazz Near You Spotlight Service Expands to Include Venues & Festivals

Venue owners can greatly increase the visibility of their establishments and boost ticket sales with the Jazz Near You Venue Spotlight service. For only $150/month, spotlight gives a venue or a festival prime placement on the most popular Jazz Near You pages as well as in the weekly Jazz Near You email. INCREASING VENUE, FESTIVAL & ...

All About Jazz Improves Premium Musician Profile Service; Adds Three Facebook Services

All About Jazz Improves Premium Musician Profile Service; Adds Three Facebook Services

All About Jazz, a staunch supporter of and innovator for jazz worldwide, has added two new features to their Premium Musician Profile service and has introduced three Facebook related services that result in greater event distribution while saving data entry time. New and improved services include: Premium Musician Profile We added two significant features to an ...

Qwest TV by Quincy Jones: Only 1 day left to fund "The Netflix of Jazz" (Kevin Le Gendre - BBC Radio 3) on Kickstarter

Qwest TV by Quincy Jones:  Only 1 day left to fund "The Netflix of Jazz" (Kevin Le Gendre - BBC Radio 3) on Kickstarter

Qwest TV is self-financed. The Kickstarter campaign has to be a success and we need to give birth to Qwest TV. We're approaching our goal on Kickstarter. Now is the time to help get Qwest TV to the finish line! To give everyone unlimited access to the music that helped to shape our cultural foundations: Jazz! ...

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Set for October 5-8 in Philadelphia

The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music Set for October 5-8 in Philadelphia

NEW PHILADELPHIA MUSIC FESTIVAL EXPANDS LINEUP The October Revolution of Jazz & Contemporary Music, a four-day (October 5-8, 2017) music festival presented by Ars Nova Workshop, in partnership with FringeArts, has confirmed several additional artists for its inaugural lineup as well as announcing single-day tickets. THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION 2017 FESTIVAL LINEUP Anthony Braxton: a solo performance ...

All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: September 2017

All About Jazz Top 10 MP3 Downloads: September 2017

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in September, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total downloads. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS ...


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