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Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

Yelena Eckemoff Presents A Journey Through The Human Life Span On "Colors," Set For Feb. 22 Release

BY TERRI HINTE
January 22, 2019

Pianist-composer Yelena Eckemoff casts her eye on the visible spectrum with Colors, her third album in just over a year, set for a February 22 release on her own L&H Production label. Accompanied only by the brilliant French drummer Manu Katché, Eckemoff creates musical impressions of 14 distinct hues, organizing them into a symbolic progression through the stages of life—using a panoply of styles as diverse as the spectrum itself. Colors is both a popular title and subject in the ......

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Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

Guitarist and composer Erik Borelius’ releases New Album - Expedition Inside

BY ERIK BORELIUS
January 21, 2019

Swedish Grammy winner, guitarist and composer Erik Borelius, releases his fourteenth album Expedition Inside. It contains the nine singles Erik Borelius released during 2017-18. For Erik, this is a new and exciting way to present his music. For each song, Erik painted and took photos for the single cover design based on his interpretation of the music. Expedition Inside is packed with guitars. Erik Borelius’ favorite for the moment, the Danelectro Baritone, colors several tracks. All songs are instrumental, the ......

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Pianist Romain Collin Releases Third Video In #taurussesh Series

Pianist Romain Collin Releases Third Video In #taurussesh Series

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
January 20, 2019

Romain Collin releases the third video in #TaurusSesh, a series of intimate videos in which he explores the vast musical possibilities offered by his unique combination of acoustic piano, vocal loops and textures, and the bass synthesizer Moog Taurus. The Collin original “Great Ocean Road“ features Collin with drummer Eric Harland. Videos showcase spontaneous collaborations with special guests including Sachal Vasandani, Grey McMurray, Christina Courtin, Gregoire Maret and Yosvany Terry. In addition to the #TaurusSesh project, Collin's forthcoming trio recording ......

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Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

Jazz Scores And Analysis By Richard Lawn Now Available!

BY RICHARD LAWN
January 19, 2019

Jazz Scores and Analysis, Vol. 1 by Rick Lawn Full scores and in-depth analysis of contemporary, large ensemble works by six Grammy-nominated composers: Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, Jim McNeely, John Fedchock, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue. Following in the footsteps of Rayburn Wright's seminal work, Inside the Score, this book gives a guided tour into the techniques and musical concepts in these six scores by masters of large ensemble jazz writing. This immense labor of love includes: ......

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Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant New Release February 15 - Smolder - With Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash And More!

Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant New Release February 15 - Smolder - With Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash And More!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 19, 2019

Vocalist/Composer/Arranger Kristen Lee Sergeant—New Release February 15—Smolder with Jeb Patton, Cameron Brown, Ted Nash and more! Kristen Lee Sergeant is a vocalist with effervescent energy, musical intensity and dramatic flair. Her debut record, Inside Out, was a Downbeat Editor's Pick. Smolder is a story of fire—fully ablaze or newly extinguished, and is set to further ignite her international career. Smolder spans '80s pop, bold interpretations of standards, and breathtaking originals—all bound together with a theme of elemental flame. Kristen is ......

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Pianist And Composer Guy Mintus Releases New Single From Forthcoming Album 'Connecting The Dots'

Pianist And Composer Guy Mintus Releases New Single From Forthcoming Album 'Connecting The Dots'

BY ARE GROUP
January 17, 2019

New York-based, Israeli jazz pianist-composer Guy Mintus has released the first single from his forthcoming album Connecting the Dots, entitled “Dalb." His full album is set for worldwide release on February 15, 2019, on France’s Jazz Family label. Connecting the Dots touches on a broad variety of musical worlds and is a musical summation of Mintus’s ethnic and musical heritage, and his experiences and interests. The recording features bassist Dan Pappalardo and drummer Phillipe Lemm with guest appearances from jazz ......

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Thailand International Jazz Conference  2019:  World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2019: World-Class Jazz Artists Join The Stage Of The TIJC!

BY TITIPAT NIRUCHSATANUN
January 16, 2019

The College of Music, Mahidol University, host of the event, brings together the selection of the world-class jazz artists from America and Europe, the region recognized as producing the world's best jazz artists of today. Together with the renowned Thai artists that will give you the ultimate joy in TIJC 2019, the 11th Thailand International Jazz Conference under the theme “Chill out Around Jazz", which will be held on 25-27 January 2019. Dr Narong Prangcharoen, Dean of the College of ......

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Cody Carpenter Releases Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records

Cody Carpenter Releases Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records

BY KAREN FRIESKE
January 15, 2019

Cody Carpenter is at it again with his sophomore release Force Of Nature on Blue Canoe Records. This stunning instrumental prog-rock, fusion effort is the follow-up to the outstanding Interdependence (2018). This prolific songwriter and keyboardist has teamed up with some old friends and new to bring the listener into the prog glory days of Yes and Emerson Lake & Palmer. Cody Carpenter is the son of Adrienne Barbeau, a star of film, television and the Broadway stage, and legendary ......

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Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

Women In Jazz: How To Jump Start Your Career

BY LIZ FIXSEN
January 14, 2019

Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland, halfway between Washington DC and jny: Baltimore, has become a leader in hosting community cultural events. One of the most talked about is the Women in Jazz Panel Discussion held annually in March. The topic for the March 31, 2019 panel is entitled “Women in Jazz: How to Jump-Start Your Career.” Topics include education and training, branding, and booking. Panelists include three dynamic females who are trendsetters, decision makers and educators in the world ......

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Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu”  Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series  Frost Music Masters

Keith Jarrett’s Famed Composition “last Solo Final Impromptu” Launches The Frost School Of Music’s New Teaching Video Series Frost Music Masters

BY SHERYL FEUERSTEIN
January 13, 2019

The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is proud to announce the launch of a new video series Frost Music Masters. This exciting project explores intricate musical conundrums, featuring members of our award-winning Frost School of Music faculty, giving tips and showing techniques for those wanting to take on challenging works.     The first video of the series, which officially launches, January 15, 2019 takes on legendary jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s famed composition “Last Solo Final Impromptu,” a ......

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Avant-Jazz Group The Oddyssey Quartet To Release Sophomore Album We Are All Branches Of The Same Tree

Avant-Jazz Group The Oddyssey Quartet To Release Sophomore Album We Are All Branches Of The Same Tree

BY WILLIAM JAMES
January 12, 2019

Following up their debut of composed music “Suite for the End of the Earth,” “We Are All Branches of the Same Tree” is the second release from avant-jazz group the Oddyssey Quartet, featuring twelve improvised pieces from four musicians who have only played together a handful of times but who share the common ancient language of music, bringing them together in a cohesion of intuitive conversation, and demonstrating in real time that we all really are branches of the same ......

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Percussionist Sasha Berliner  Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

Percussionist Sasha Berliner Wins Seven-City Jazz Festival Tour

BY TONY FRANQUIZ
January 11, 2019

The jazz scene has a new rising star, and she’s a vibraphonist. Sasha Berliner, a 20-year-old musician, composer, producer and bandleader from jny: San Francisco, won the LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, an annual competition that offers up-and-coming jazz musicians an opportunity to make a name for themselves. “We were very impressed by the quality of the group of artists who were in the final round of voting and it was not easy to come to a decision about the ......

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Alfonso Adan - Jazz guitarist and composer begins a colorful new chapter with New Morning

Alfonso Adan - Jazz guitarist and composer begins a colorful new chapter with New Morning

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 10, 2019

In a city that’s always moving at high speed, Alfonso Adan remembers the value of quiet and patience. The world-travelling guitarist has had a long and colorful journey from his roots in Europe to his current working life in and around Greenwich Village, New York. The music bug first struck at age six, and that same fundamental restlessness has kept him at work ever since. His trajectory has included small performing and recording bands, sideman work, theater ensembles, and the ......

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Pianist Romain Collin Launches #taurussesh: Intimate video series features Collin and special guests

Pianist Romain Collin Launches #taurussesh: Intimate video series features Collin and special guests

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
January 9, 2019

Romain Collin has just launched #TaurusSesh, a series of intimate videos in which he explores the vast musical possibilities offered by his unique combination of acoustic piano, vocal loops and textures, and the bass synthesizer Moog Taurus. The first clip, the original Collin composition “Raw, Scorched and Untethered," features Collin playing solo. All other videos will showcase spontaneous collaborations with special guests that include Eric Harland, Sachal Vasandani, Grey McMurray, Christina Courtin, Gregoire Maret and Yosvany Terry. In addition to ......

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January 2019 Whirlwind Recordings Rebrand Sale - Up To 50% Off Back Catalogue (CDs • LPs • DLs • Apparel) Until The End Of The Month!

January 2019 Whirlwind Recordings Rebrand Sale - Up To 50% Off Back Catalogue (CDs • LPs • DLs • Apparel) Until The End Of The Month!

BY MICHAEL JANISCH
January 8, 2019

Whirlwind Recordings, the London, UK-based imprint founded by Michael Janisch is celebrating a complete rebranding of the label’s logo and online look, complete with a website overhaul and migration of their old store to the new Bandcamp label page this month. To celebrate, and to say a massive thank you to all their fans for support over the last nine years, they're offering all back catalogue CDs and Digital Albums (over 100 titles) from 2010-2018 at 50% off on the ......

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Dr. Monty Alexander At Birdland On January 15-19 With "Love Letters" From Jamaica To Jazz!

Dr. Monty Alexander At Birdland On January 15-19 With "Love Letters" From Jamaica To Jazz!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 5, 2019

THE LEGENDARY JAMAICAN PIANO MASTER Dr. Monty Alexander Love Notes: From Jamaica to Jazz At Birdland from January 15-19 Reserve Now! Monty Alexander: piano JJ Shakur: bass Jason Brown: drums January 15-19, 2019 Birdland 315 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 Phone: 212-581-3080 Frank Sinatra wrote 'The Kid is a Gas' in the liner notes of Monty's first album ......

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The Nu Jazz Agency Announces The Inaugural Performance Of The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In NYC On January 14, 2019 At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

The Nu Jazz Agency Announces The Inaugural Performance Of The Winners Of The 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition In NYC On January 14, 2019 At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

BY JERALD MILLER
January 4, 2019

The Nu Jazz Agency, a leader in the non-profit musical arts industry, has announced the inaugural performance in the 2019 season of the winners of the 2018 Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition held this past June in Huntington, West Virginia. Ben Paterson (Philadelphia, PA: First Place); Rina Yamazaki (Saitama, Japan: Second Place & The Nu Jazz Agency’s Chico & Lupe O’Farrill Award for the Best Original Composition; and Isaiah Thompson (West Orange, NJ: Third Place & winner for Best ......

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Rave Reviews For New Book On The Life And Work Of Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobham

Rave Reviews For New Book On The Life And Work Of Jazz Fusion Legend Billy Cobham

BY BRIAN GRUBER
January 3, 2019

Few musicians have transformed a genre like Panama-born, New York-raised Billy Cobham. Six Days at Ronnie Scott’s: Billy Cobham on Jazz Fusion and the Act of Creation is a one-of-a-kind oral history of a legend’s life work. From his early days with Horace Silver and Dreams to the epochal Bitches Brew sessions with Miles Davis to the breakthrough Mahavishnu Orchestra and beyond, here is a first-ever deep dive into six decades of musical innovation. The book’s setting is six days ......

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Attention Venues! Share The Top Jazz Venues Poll With Your Social Network And Mailing List

Attention Venues! Share The Top Jazz Venues Poll With Your Social Network And Mailing List

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 2, 2019

All About Jazz has developed an annual polling platform so members can vote for their favorite venues, festivals, record labels, recordings, and more. Our inaugural poll, Top Jazz Venues, recently launched with early results showing strong placement for several top clubs as well as a few surprises. We encourage all AAJ members to vote here. The more votes that are cast, the more definitive and useful the results become for all so please vote. Venue owner or representative? Encourage others ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: December 2018

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: December 2018

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 1, 2019

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in December, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! EDITOR'S PICKS Ancient Kings David Friesen From: My Faith, My Life 3:34 Kerrara Vincent Houdijk From: ......

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