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Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

Brazil's Michel Nirenberg Releases "Retrato/Portrait"

At the age of 25, award-winning saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg has attracted some of the finest Brazilian and Latin jazz players available to record his debut album Retrato/Portrait on indie label Carioca Music. They are at once his musical colleagues and mentors, drawn to make music that sails across geographic and stylistic borders. The album ...

Jazz Film Uncovers Washington, D.C. Jazz Treasures

Jazz Film Uncovers Washington, D.C. Jazz Treasures

Stefan Immler has taken Washington’s love for jazz to new heights with his seminal documentary Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz. This full-length documentary, which took the German-born jazz lover more than three years to make, reveals many surprising new facts about jazz in the nation’s capital. Immler’s film will be the opener for the Third ...

inDepth Jazz Clinic And Concert Celebrate Brazilian Samba in Rockville, Maryland

inDepth Jazz Clinic And Concert Celebrate Brazilian Samba in Rockville, Maryland

In celebration of America’s 50-year love affair with Brazilian jazz, five venerated jazz artists will teach and perform Samba music in the first inDepth Jazz Clinic and Concert of the season. The eight-year-old series near the nation’s capital serves gifted amateur and semi- pro musicians and jazz lovers with half a dozen programs annually. Last season’s ...

Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

Washington, DC Event Celebrates 50 Years Of Samba And Bossa Nova

The landmark album Jazz Samba was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in 1962 and changed the sonic landscape forever. Fronted by guitarist Charlie Byrd and saxophonist Stan Getz, the album rose to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart where it remained for 70 weeks! The recording introduced millions of music lovers world wide to ...

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Welcomes International Jazz Stars In July

Maryland Summer Jazz Festival Welcomes International Jazz Stars In July

The Maryland Summer Festival returns on July 14 for its eighth exciting season of workshops and jams for musicians and public concerts for jazz lovers. Events take place through July 27. Drawing adult learners and listeners from coast to coast, the top rated event features jazz recording and performing artists on stages and in classrooms. Events ...

Giant Steps Album Celebrated with Clinic & Concert

Giant Steps Album Celebrated with Clinic & Concert

The title track from John Coltrane's landmark album Giant Steps is a rite of passage for all serious jazz musicians. On Saturday, March 31 five acknowledged jazz masters will teach a special inDepth Jazz Clinic focused on “Giant Steps" and other groundbreaking Coltrane tunes. Jazz fans can experience this thrilling music when the same powerhouse musicians ...

Brazilian Educators Teach Samba and Bossa Nova Grooves on January 21 in Rockville (MD)

Brazilian Educators Teach Samba and Bossa Nova Grooves on January 21 in Rockville (MD)

Americans have had a love affair with Brazilian music since the 1962 release of the mega hit album, Jazz Samba featuring Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd. With their fabulous melodies, harmonies and rhythms, the captivating sounds of Brazil continue to roll in on our shores. On Saturday, January 21, an inDepth jazz Clinic and Concert in ...

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival Lights Up Labor Day Weekend

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival Lights Up Labor Day Weekend

Easton, Maryland—On Labor Day Weekend 2011 the second annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival brings legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander to the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton. The two-day event offers performances by both seasoned and fast rising stars of national and international acclaim. The town provides a picturesque and tranquil background for the jazz festival. Townies ...

Maryland Summer Jazz Returns for Seventh Sensational Season!

Maryland Summer Jazz Returns for Seventh Sensational Season!

Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Summer Jazz Festival returns for another sensational season of workshops and jams for musicians and public concerts for jazz fans. From July 19 through 29, residents and tourists will have many rich opportunities to hear and learn about America's homegrown musical heritage at the Rockville campus and in historic ...

Singer Lynn Veronneau Captivates with World Wise Jazz in Debut CD

Singer Lynn Veronneau Captivates with World Wise Jazz in Debut CD

Music lovers will soon enjoy a captivating collection of world wise jazz courtesy of stunning French Canadian singer Lynn Véronneau and the well-traveled musicians of her band, Véronneau. The international group has compiled some favorite music for their first album on the Indy label, Véronneau Music. The group's CD hits the street and goes to radio ...


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