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Pianist Scott Martin CD - Alone At Sunset - Drops August 27th With 50% Of Proceeds To Donation!

Pianist Scott Martin CD - Alone At Sunset - Drops August 27th With 50% Of Proceeds To Donation!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
August 16, 2018

A New Model For A Record Label Liberian Handshake Jazz Piano & Vocal Driven Liberian Handshake: A connection that began with the snap of a finger. This exuberantly musical greeting discovered visiting Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia, Africa became the namesake of a record label dedicated to supporting charitable causes. Working with a Peace Corps teacher in the rural, seaside community of Grand Cess inspired the goal of establishing a fund to help motivated students attend ......

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Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

Dave Ledbetter: Diversity and Unity

BY SETON HAWKINS
August 15, 2018

Even the most cursory listen to South African music yields an embarrassment of riches in the realm of guitar talents. Indeed, throughout the country's musical history innovative figures have forged a near universe of unique approaches to the instrument, fusing the many musical traditions of Southern Africa with popular styles into a staggering array of styles. Even within this abundance of guitar talents, Cape Town-based Dave Ledbetter nevertheless manages to stand out. A genre-hopping virtuoso whose ......

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Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

Joan Torres And Michael Manring Share The Stage At SFJAZZ on August 23

BY JOAN TORRES
August 15, 2018

Inspired by redefining music genres and pushing boundaries, Joan Torres Music presents a one-of-a-kind live performance at the SFJAZZ Center on August 23rd 2018 showcasing the great Michael Manring, The Barely Jazz Ensemble, and the cross-continental Joan Torres’s All Is Fused. The night starts with Manring opening the show, and grows progressively more collaborative as musicians from around the Bay Area synthesize new sounds on stage together for the first time. A final set from Joan Torres’s All Is Fused ......

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Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn

Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn

BY VICTOR L. SCHERMER
August 15, 2018

Alan Broadbent Trio Deer Head Inn Delaware Water Gap, PA August 11, 2018 Believe you me, it wasn't by choice that I hadn't been to the Dear Head Inn in a few years to take in some great jazz in its secluded setting on a wooded hill near the river at the edge of town in the Pocono Mountains. Despite its rural location, it has a musical history to rival New ......

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From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

From Glen Hall and Gil Evans to Charles Lloyd to Martin Kuchen

BY MAURICE HOGUE
August 15, 2018

Saxophonistically speaking... this episode has an abundance of fine saxophonists lurking throughout, from Glen Hall (with Gil Evans in Gil's last project) to Frenchman Denis Guivarc'h with Hubert Dupont to Jake Wark with Chicago pianist Matt Piet. You want more? David Liebman in No Fast Food, the late Dewey Redman, Matt Nelson with Brandon Lopez, Brad Walker, and two current giants of the horn who are unafraid to speak through their music about injustice, politics and the social condition: Charles ......

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Kika Sprangers: Musical Adventurer In Holland

Kika Sprangers: Musical Adventurer In Holland

BY R.J. DELUKE
August 14, 2018

For a 23-year-old, saxophonist/composer Kika Sprangers is showing strong growth and maturity as a musician in her native land of Holland, busy all year with gigs with both a small group and a large ensemble. Busy both blowing alto and soprano sax, but also busy writing material inspired by a variety of sources. She's only been playing for 15 years, but this year was selected Young VIP of 2018 by jazz programmers in the Netherlands. There are only ......

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Flow Festival 2018

Flow Festival 2018

BY ANTHONY SHAW
August 14, 2018

Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland August 10-12, 2018 Once the fizz and thud of a modern outdoor festival fades, in my case behind numerous trees and double glazing 1½ miles away, one wonders how much art has been expended with such a concentration of energy put out. Flow Festival, based in the steampunk style former power station a mile from downtown Helsinki, has now been on the Scandinavian cultural calendar for 14 years. Judging by the ticket ......

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San Francisco Jazz Singer Noa Levy To Release Her Debut Ep Take Two & Perform A Rising Star Showcase At The California Jazz Conservatory In Berkeley

San Francisco Jazz Singer Noa Levy To Release Her Debut Ep Take Two & Perform A Rising Star Showcase At The California Jazz Conservatory In Berkeley

BY WILLIAM JAMES
August 14, 2018

With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence, Noa Levy is a unique and charismatic female vocalist and performer who sings across genres—Jazz, Rock, Cabaret, Musicals, and Pop. She has set a worldwide digital release date of August 17, 2018, for her recently recorded debut Take Two EP, a thoughtful collection of Jazz arrangements featuring Noa Levy in a duo format with three different instrumentalists. That same day, Noa will headline her own RISING STAR SHOWCASE at the ......

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Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray at Le Poisson Rouge

BY KARL ACKERMANN
August 13, 2018

Shipp / Lowe / Baker / Ray Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY August 11, 2018 Bring together Matthew Shipp, Newman Taylor Baker, Allen Lowe and Kevin Ray and you have more than an inspired music event; this is a living history that--by professional extension--covers the study of the earliest American music to the creation of the most modern creative jazz. On August 11, 2018, Le Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich ......

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Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff To Release "Better Than Gold And Silver," Her Jazz Settings Of Biblical Psalms, Sept. 21

Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff To Release "Better Than Gold And Silver," Her Jazz Settings Of Biblical Psalms, Sept. 21

BY TERRI HINTE
August 12, 2018

The prolific Russian-born, North Carolina-based pianist/composer Yelena Eckemoff adds a sacred dimension to the ambitious series of concept albums in her extensive catalogue her new 2-CD set Better Than Gold and Silver. Due for September 21 release on her imprint L&H Production, it’s the first in a projected series of recordings featuring Eckemoff’s settings of Biblical psalms. The new album includes both vocal and instrumental versions of 10 songs she conceived as works of modern jazz rather than part of ......

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King Crimson To Release Meltdown In Mexico – Live In Mexico City 2017

King Crimson To Release Meltdown In Mexico – Live In Mexico City 2017

BY WILLIAM JAMES
August 11, 2018

This 3-CD/1-Blu-Ray set features over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson's five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras. The Blu-Ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with 'picture off' mode allowing the music to be heard independently in lossless audio). Meltdown in Mexico includes, for the first time with this line-up, audio recordings of ......

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Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

Joel Nichols Joins Kansas City Area Youth Jazz As Spokesperson, Emcee, Consultant

BY CHRISTOPHER BURNETT
August 10, 2018

KC Area Youth Jazz is pleased to announce the addition of Media Relations Expert and Kansas City area Radio and Television Personality, Joel Nichols as an official Spokesperson, Concert Emcee, and Media Consultant. “I’ve known Christopher [Burnett] for many years and look forward to working with KC Area Youth Jazz,” Nichols said. “I’m looking forward to serving the organization as an official spokesperson, concert emcee, and consultant.” An assistant professor of broadcasting for 25 years, Nichols knows the value of ......

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3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition

BY IAN PATTERSON
August 9, 2018

3rd Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music Luslawice/KrakówPoland July 25-28, 2018 “An international jazz violin competition? Really?" That is usually came as a surprise to the applicants, and eventual participants themselves, that an international jazz violin competition should exist says a lot about the rarity of such an event. Yet as the bi-annual Zbigniew Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition has demonstrated, there is certainly no shortage of ......

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Live From Brussels: Turkish Psychedelic Nite, Charlemagne Palestine & Anna Von Hausswolff

Live From Brussels: Turkish Psychedelic Nite, Charlemagne Palestine & Anna Von Hausswolff

BY MARTIN LONGLEY
August 9, 2018

Selda Bağcan & Boom Pam/Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek/Gaye Su Akyol Ancienne Belgique May 24, 2018 Situated close to the Grand Place, Ancienne Belgique is a key Brussels venue, with an adventurous approach to programming. Its main stage boasts a precisely-delivering sound system, where clarity becomes power, and all instruments are equal. There's a new old movement in Turkish psychedelia, partly digging up its golden era of the late-1960s and 1970s, but also continuing ......

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First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

First Annual Jazz Industry Day Conference scheduled for September 13 in Philadelphia

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 9, 2018

A coalition of Philadelphia jazz organizations including representatives from WRTI 90.1 FM, Temple Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia Jazz Project, Jazz Lives Philadelphia, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and All About Jazz & Jazz Near You are hosting the first annual Jazz Industry Day at Temple Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13th from 11:00am to 6:30pm with an after party scheduled at SOUTH Jazz Kitchen following the conference. The one-day conference will represent a gathering place for musicians, industry professionals, and educators ......

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Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie

Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie

BY MARK SULLIVAN
August 8, 2018

John Abercrombie Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie Music Heritage Productions / ECM Records 2018 Named after John Abercrombie's 1999 ECM album of the same name (by his trio with organist Dan Wall and drummer Adam Nussbaum, plus guests trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, violinist Mark Feldman and saxophonist Joe Lovano), Open Land finds the guitarist late in his career. Much of the ninety minute run time shows him talking about his life as a jazz guitarist and ......

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Download the All About Jazz Musician Starter Guide

Download the All About Jazz Musician Starter Guide

BY MICHAEL RICCI
August 8, 2018

Home to over 100,000 musician pages and representing the largest database of its kind on the internet, All About Jazz is also a platform that supports jazz professionals worldwide. In an effort to help our professional community (musicians, label owners, publicists, presenters, and promoters) maximize the benefits of our growing platform, we'll publish a series of how-to guides outlining our various services. Our first—for musicians—explains how to establish a presence at All About Jazz by claiming & updating a musician ......

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Papanosh in a Finnish Forest

Papanosh in a Finnish Forest

BY ANTHONY SHAW
August 8, 2018

Papanosh The Yellow House Janakkala, FInland July 29, 2018 If one believes that music originated in primitive wo/man's appreciation of the natural rhythms occurring in nature, then what better environment to witness live music than a shady dell, sheltered from the sun as well as the adjacent road by a solid wooden Finnish log house. The wind was barely rustling the leaves, and the fiery heat of an exceptional Nordic summer was past its worst ......

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Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate

Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate

BY JOAN GANNIJ
August 7, 2018

Frank van Berkel, the new Programmer at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam's premier jazz club, is no stranger to the music world. He started out as a musician, double bass/bass guitar, and played many venues back in the '80s and '90s, including Amsterdam's rock palace Paradiso and the Bimhuis, with different bands, that included Nine Tobs, Remo Tobs, The Schismatics and the Berkel band. “I was a musician who started organizing and promoting concerts because making a living as a musician is ......

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Free Showcase To Feature Berkshires Musicians, August 25, 1-6pm in Pittsfield, MA

Free Showcase To Feature Berkshires Musicians, August 25, 1-6pm in Pittsfield, MA

BY EDWARD BRIDE
August 7, 2018

Berkshires Jazz, Inc. presents five of the most popular regional bands in the first annual Berkshire Jazz Showcase, on the Pittsfield Common, August 25 from 1-6pm. The wide-ranging lineup for the jazz extravaganza will include: Gruppo Mondo; Andy Kelly Gypsy Jazz; the Benny Kohn Quartet; the Jason Ennis Quintet with vocalist Natalia Bernal; and The Lucky 5. Berkshire County enjoys a long-standing reputation as a hot-bed of jazz talent, going back nearly 75 years to Music Inn, and now enjoying ......

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