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Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

Source: Yaniv Tal

Nir Yaniv is the winner of the Sound & Vision award at the LifeArt International Festival 2020 among the competition from across the globe, including the blockbusters with superstars such as Gerard Butler, Vin Diesel, and popular Netflix series such as Emily in Paris and Fauda. However, the work he did on The Voice Remains didn't impress only LifeArt's grand jury. The original music, created by nothing but his God-given voice and a set of drums, won the Best Score ...

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Contest

7 Virtual Jazz Club's 6th Edition Contest Open. Register Now!

7 Virtual Jazz Club's 6th Edition Contest Open. Register Now!

Source: Valerio Pappi

The sixth edition of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club’s Contest is about to start. Entries will open on April 15th. Until June 15th soloists and bands will have the chance to enter by paying a reduced entry fee. Categories Under25: Musicians of any nationality aged 25 or younger, with no prior experience with a producer or artistic promotion; Pros&Amateurs: all the musicians not belonging to the Under25 category. New Judges The jury is now made of 32 jurors (with some ...

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Recording

Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release. Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

Sandhya 'Innocent Monster' Set For May 14th Release.  Fiery Indie Rock/Jazz/Spirit!

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

Sandhya (SAHN-dia), is poised to break nationally with her newest project, Innocent Monster (Asirvatham / JazzGrrl Music) on May 14th! This art rock album contains ten original songs featuring vivid lyrics over deep-pocket grooves, all tied together by Sandhya’s charismatic voice and bold choices at the piano. It embodies a throwback, '70s-'80s-'90s FM radio sensibility that perfectly suits what Rolling Stone calls our new “post-genre” era. Fierce but philosophical, cynical but playful, these songs mirror the original Sanskrit meaning of ...

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A World Of Talent: Rale Micic’s Heartwarming Fusion Of Heritage, Taste, And Jazz Guitar Sophistication Shines On 'Only Love Will Stay'

A World Of Talent: Rale Micic’s Heartwarming Fusion Of Heritage, Taste, And Jazz Guitar Sophistication Shines On 'Only Love Will Stay'

Source: Mixed Media Promotion

It goes without saying, though we’ll say it once, right from the top here, that Rale Micic is a unique voice in jazz guitar. He combines an absurdly melodic approach and an intricate insight into harmonies, with a sort of deep personal story from his native Serbia. His life experience and heritage exert a soft and loving influence on his artistic approach: the rhythm, tone, and feel of the music of his life. This approach, in the works for a ...

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Event

Announcing World's Largest Ever Jazz Virtual 5K–Run / Walk / Ride Race During Jazz Appreciation Month

Source: Aurwin Nicholas

Jazz in Action on a Global Stage! Jazz fans all over the world, some exciting news has just been announced by The Jazzsippers Consortium. They have launched one of the biggest virtual races of 2021, where people all over the world can take part in the Jazz Virtual 5K Run/Walk/Ride Race, With a Jazz music near me concept, you can participate from anywhere! They are allowing for anyone to take part in this Historical Event, that will ever be associated ...

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Event

William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

Source: James Keepnews

Elysium Furnace Works is proud to present bassist, composer, bandleader and a signal figure in creative music worldwide, William Parker, as part of a celebration of the recent publication of his long-overdue biography, Universal Tonality—The Life and Music of William Parker. Written by Pratt Institute professor Cisco Bradley and published by Duke University Press, this biography has already been acclaimed as a major contribution to jazz scholarship and the sociocultural history of downtown jny: New York City. This event—co-sponsored by ...

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Recording

Indigo Horizon - The New EP From Simon Deeley's Blue Haze Featuring Vocalist Devon Harrison And Guitarist Dylan Fowler Is Set For Release On 23 April

Indigo Horizon - The New EP From Simon Deeley's Blue Haze Featuring Vocalist Devon Harrison And Guitarist Dylan Fowler Is Set For Release On 23 April

Source: Simon Deeley

Indigo Horizon is a new release, from the UK band, showcases two new songs written (music & lyrics) by pianist and composer Simon Deeley: “Free Spirit" & “Blue Blues Horizon." Up until recently Simon Deeley's output has been created for instrumental combinations (primarily his trios and quartets), however, this changed in 2019, when the initial idea for a first song first saw the light of day. Simon had thought, for sometime that, several of his compositions would very likely work ...

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Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

Whirlwind Recordings Announces 5x Customer-Voted New Vinyl Reissues: Jensen Sisters, Paul Jackson, City Of Poets (Jason Palmer & Cedric Hanriot), John Escreet & Mike Gibbs

Source: Emma Perry Publicity

Exciting news for vinyl fans: Whirlwind Recordings announced (in January) five brand-new reissues of celebrated back-catalog releases, available on LP for the first time. The new reissues come from a range of artists, featuring releases many customers have requested on LP for some time. The first five all ship in May 2021—look out for more reissues coming later in the year. These limited edition printings are a one-off and limited to 300 copies, making them a unique collector's item, grab ...


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