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In Touch Entertainment Adds Ten New Artists To Its Roster

In Touch Entertainment Adds Ten New Artists To Its Roster

BY IN TOUCH ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2018

The new pool of talent includes Cuban artists Rey Cabrera, Jorge Chicoy and Xiomara Laugart; jazz guitarist Fareed Haque; trumpeter Wallace Roney; vocalists Lauren Kinhan, Fleurine, Maria Alejandra Rodriguez and Nancy Harms, as well as trumpeter/vocalist Bob Merrill. “We are very pleased to have these gifted artists as part of our organization," said In Touch's CEO, Charles Carlini. “Each of them has a unique talent and audiences around the country and the world have been enthusiastically responding to their performances," ......

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Multicultural European Singer-songwriter Emily Johnson Releases Her Debut Ep "Open You Heart" Produced By Narada Michael Walden

Multicultural European Singer-songwriter Emily Johnson Releases Her Debut Ep "Open You Heart" Produced By Narada Michael Walden

BY WILLIAM JAMES
April 22, 2018

Sometimes known as “The Lady of Heart,” Emily Johnson is a Bulgarian-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and composer. Having performed around the world for many years, she is releasing Open You Heart, her debut EP, on May 11, 2018, with the help of Tarpan Records in the United States. This EP was produced by Narada Michael Walden and features 4 original songs. Emily Johnson was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, at a time when the country was still under the influence of ......

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Vocalist Tiffany Austin Celebrates The Resilient Spirit Of African-American Culture On Her Sophomore Recording "Unbroken," Set For June 1 Release

Vocalist Tiffany Austin Celebrates The Resilient Spirit Of African-American Culture On Her Sophomore Recording "Unbroken," Set For June 1 Release

BY TERRI HINTE
April 20, 2018

With the June 1st release of Unbroken, on her Con Alma Music imprint, Tiffany Austin further solidifies her standing as one of the leading vocalists on the current international jazz scene. Austin was propelled onto the national stage in 2016 when her debut recording, Nothing But Soul, received rave reviews from media outlets such as DownBeat and NPR’s Fresh Air as well as airplay on jazz radio stations across the U.S. With her sophomore CD Unbroken, Austin has raised her ......

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A Vintage Year For Jessica Felix And The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

A Vintage Year For Jessica Felix And The Healdsburg Jazz Festival

BY ARTHUR R GEORGE
April 19, 2018

It's a 20th anniversary vintage year for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, pouring over the first ten days of this coming June, in the Sonoma County “wine country" 70 miles north of jny:San Francisco. That there is a festival at all is due to the tenacity of its artistic director Jessica Felix, who planted jazz in Healdsburg twenty years ago and has kept working to sustain it. That Jessica Felix is at the center of the festival at all is due ......

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Of Poland, Kids and Stingrays – jazzahead! 2018

Of Poland, Kids and Stingrays – jazzahead! 2018

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 19, 2018

On 19 April, jazzahead!, the jazz world‘s international trade fair opens in Bremen, Germany. The programme of events is now completely in place, with specific focus on partner country Poland, the German Jazz Expo, plus panel sessions on the marketing of jazz. The Polish Jazz Scene – on Show in Bremen Poland is at the heart of jazzahead! 2018 as partner country, starting with the official opening ceremony of jazzahead! 2018 at 5 p.m. on April 19, which also includes ......

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Tallinn Music Week 2018

Tallinn Music Week 2018

BY HENNING BOLTE
April 19, 2018

83 venues in Tallinn Tallin Music Week Tallinn, Estonia April 5-7, 2018 Tallinn Music Week (TMW) is an international multidisciplinary cross-genre festival. The festival is in its tenth year, founded and led by Helen Sildna. With more than 260 acts from 30 countries spread across 83 venues in the Estonian capital, 1330 international delegates, 150 international journalists and more than 34,000 concert visitors it has grown into a major international event. First ......

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35th Edition Of Jazz Em Agosto - John Zorn Special Edition

35th Edition Of Jazz Em Agosto - John Zorn Special Edition

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 19, 2018

Jazz em Agosto celebrates its 35th edition this year with a program entitled “John Zorn Special Edition”, for 10 days, from 27 July to 5 August, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. For the first time in the festival’s history, the entire program of Jazz em Agosto is organised around a single musician, the North- American John Zorn, celebrating one of the most inspiring, inspired and intriguing figures, who is constantly leaving a deep personal mark on innovative music of our ......

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Bestselling Author T.J. English To Host New York Latin Jazz Series

Bestselling Author T.J. English To Host New York Latin Jazz Series

BY IN TOUCH ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2018

Bestselling author and Latin music lover T.J. English is hosting and curating In Touch Entertainment’s Dangerous Rhythms series held in a legendary New York venue, Zinc. The next program of the series, which focuses on Latin jazz, will take place on April 19 and feature Gerardo Contino Y Los Habaneros, named in 2015 by NPR/WNYC stations as the Best Band in Manhattan. English’s latest book, The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld, is climbing bestseller lists around ......

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A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

BY LILA AMMONS
April 18, 2018

What’s it all about? Celebrating legends of Chicago and bringing roots to life. Lila Ammons, granddaughter of Albert Ammons, famed boogie woogie pianist and Blue Note artist, and niece of tenor saxophone titan, Gene Ammons, intends to create her own legacy honoring jazz, steeped in its roots from then to now. This campaign will support production of her CD Genealogy honoring Albert and Gene, as well as her unique styling of both classics and new music. Ammons, a former New ......

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Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

Linley Hamilton: Strings Attached

BY IAN PATTERSON
April 17, 2018

Nearly all recordings are labours of love. Passion and a huge amount of work are the essential ingredients. Some recordings in particular, however, mark the realization of a life-long dream. For Northern Irish trumpeter, BBC jazz broadcaster and university lecturer Linley Hamilton, Making Other Arrangements (Teddy D Records, 2018) is just such a recording. Backed by a cracking, small jazz ensemble--some of the finest musicians in Ireland--Hamilton has fulfilled a burning, career-long ambition by adding strings to songs ......

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Take Five with Mark Haskins

Take Five with Mark Haskins

BY MARK HASKINS
April 17, 2018

About Mark Haskins Music in the Haskins' household was as much a second language as English or Spanish is to another. Mark Haskins' late father was a violinist and his sister a music teacher. So there was always a tune coming from some part of the house. Mark's room though was flooded with the sounds of Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery. Imagine a seven-year-old tackling the likes of “Footprints" and “Born to Be Blue" on the piano. Mark ......

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James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum

James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum

BY PHILLIP WOOLEVER
April 17, 2018

James Blood Ulmer and The Thing Bochum Art Museum Bochum, Germany April 8, 2018 Improvisational master guitarist Ulmer has played a number of varying, high quality shows around Germany in recent years, solidifying his reputation as a wide-ranging entertainer. Tonight's set was one of his best. A considerable contribution to the equation came courtesy of The Thing, that highly combustible Nordic noise trio featuring bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and sensational ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest 2017 Edition: Winners Announced!

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest 2017 Edition: Winners Announced!

BY VALERIO PAPPI
April 17, 2018

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 edition of the contest. The international jury, made of jazz experts, composed their ranks. The jury prize (€ 2,000 plus artistic advertising) has been assigned to the American guitarist Gilad Hekselman with his GHex trio (Rick Rosato on double bass and Jonathan Pinson on drums), which presented the song “Ghex Clap Clap." 7 Virtual Jazz Judges Comment on Gilad Hekselman's “Ghex Clap Clap" “This musically tight ......

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Intermission Riff: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat

Intermission Riff: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat

BY ANTHONY GLASS
April 16, 2018

In 1958 I was 20 and in my second year at Swansea University. I also played guitar in a small group with my good friend Russ John. We lived in a small village called Trallwn, four miles outside of Swansea. Swansea was a centre of heavy industry and extensive pollution, yet a few miles away was the Gower peninsular, one of the most beautiful regions of Britain. Sunday in our village was for chapel except for our family, communists and ......

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Eddie Jobson's UK Debut Album To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl

Eddie Jobson's UK Debut Album To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl

BY WILLIAM JAMES
April 16, 2018

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of UK's critically acclaimed self-titled debut record released on Polydor in 1978, Eddie Jobson is making this seminal album available on vinyl for the first time since its original release. It will be released on April 21st, and available exclusively to Record Store Day participating retailers worldwide. The record is pressed on 180 gram vinyl, and includes an 8 page full color booklet designed exclusively for this release. The album is remastered from the original tapes ......

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Jocelyn Medina at Jazz at Kitano

Jocelyn Medina at Jazz at Kitano

BY TYRAN GRILLO
April 16, 2018

Jocelyn Medina Jazz at Kitano Birthday Bash New York, NY April 11, 2018 With the release of her third album, Common Ground, still fresh with resonance, New York-based vocalist Jocelyn Medina turned the open space of Jazz at Kitano into her own vibrational field for a celebration of birth and everything that spins from it into life. Joining her wavelength were pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Evan Gregor, and drummer Mark Ferber, who ......

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

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

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2018

All About Jazz, a staunch supporter of and innovator for jazz, has added two new features to their Premium Musician Page 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 Page We added two significant features to an already feature rich service intended to help musicians promote events, sell music, and drive traffic. Bundled with the Premium Musician Page Service is the Facebook ......

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Missing Iconic Photo of Carmen McRae Found and Restored

Missing Iconic Photo of Carmen McRae Found and Restored

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 15, 2018

The photo sat in an antique frame in the subject's guest room in Beverly Hills, California. Canadian author Robert Joseph Greene recalls how mesmerized he was by it. “The technique, the pose, and her whole persona. It really encompassed how I visualized my cousin singing," said Greene. Greene had just graduated from the University of San Francisco and was staying with his cousin while interning for Warner Bros. His cousin was not just any singer, but the iconic ......

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The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live

The Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed Live

BY JOHN KELMAN
April 14, 2018

The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed LiveEagle Vision 2018 For an album that was, according to surviving members of the Moody Blues (guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge), recorded in a mere seven days, Days of Future Passed (Deram, 1967) remains one of the early masterpieces of progressive rock, in addition to becoming a relatively constant (and big) seller. There may, however, be a couple of myths behind ......

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Taz Modi: Submotion Orchestra is a unique blend

Taz Modi: Submotion Orchestra is a unique blend

BY NENAD GEORGIEVSKI
April 14, 2018

Submotion Orchestra is a band from Leeds, UK, with a kaleidoscopic approach to making music. Since 2009, it has made music influenced by different strands of music, be it electronica, jazz, soul, pop or dub music. It's an interesting cocktail of sounds and influences that has yielded five albums to date with Kites (SMO Recordings, 2018) being the latest. Consisting of producer/DJ Ruckspin, drummer Tommy Evans, jazz trumpeter Simon Beddoe, keyboardist Taz Modi, percussionist Danny Templeman, bassist Chris ......

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