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Hr & Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World Vinyl & Comicbook Available now at Bandcamp!

Hr & Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World Vinyl & Comicbook Available now at Bandcamp!

BY MICHAEL RICCI
March 19, 2019

Hr og Fru OrgelDuo Travels the World is the debut album of the danish band OrgelDuo. Armed with drums and a hammond organ, the masterminds Daniel Sommer and Simon Eskildsen want to guide listeners and readers in their new homemade universe. The two musicians have created an audio-visual experience which tells the story of two retired Danes from a small suburb. Under the names Hr & Fru OrganDuo they travel the world—going on adventures, getting themselves in hairy situations and ......

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Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

Willie Oteri Announces New Project And New Releases

BY WILLIE OTERI
March 18, 2019

Official Release Date for Dark Matter Horns: Narratives Vol. 2 – Spring 2019 Official Release Dates for O'clock: “The Nip," “Feb 25," “Riot in the Meadow," March 1st with more singles to follow during the year. Narratives Vol. 2 by Willie Oteri's Dark Matter Horns is the second release to focus on Oteri's tenor saxophone and flute work. He is joined here by long-time friend Dave Laczko on trumpet and veteran Austin drummer Steve Mankenberg. Recorded live in studio using ......

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All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

BY MICHAEL RICCI
March 17, 2019

Audiophiles of all price ranges ahoy! All About Jazz will cover the 32nd Montreal Audio Fest, running March 22-24, 2019, with a series of interviews, music and more as Video of the Day from Saturday, March 23 through 29. With a 2019 theme celebrating Woodstock's 50th anniversary, the 2019 Montréal Audio Festival will take place over four floors of the city's downtown Bonaventure Hotel (recently renovated to celebrate its own 50th anniversary). Featuring more than 300 brands of audio products, ......

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Laurie Antonioli's 7th Album, "The Constant Passage Of Time," To Be Released By Origin Records April 12.

Laurie Antonioli's 7th Album, "The Constant Passage Of Time," To Be Released By Origin Records April 12.

BY TERRI HINTE
March 15, 2019

Vocalist Laurie Antonioli highlights her gifts as a collaborator and interpreter on The Constant Passage of Time, her seventh album, due April 12 on Origin Records. Joined by her longtime working band American Dreams (with multi-reedist Sheldon Brown, guitarist Dave MacNab, pianist Matt Clark, drummer Jason Lewis, and newest member Dan Feiszli on bass), Antonioli takes on singer/songwriters Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young, as well as featuring her own work as a lyricist with celebrated jazz composers Johannes ......

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George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

George Freeman CD Release And Listening Party At Chicago's Lange's On April 26th at 6:00pm

BY RALPH LAMPKIN JR.
March 14, 2019

From SOUTHPORT RECORDS Radio Sponsor WDCB 90.9 FM FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2019 from 6 to 9 PM CD Release and Listening Party at Lange's! GEORGE THE BOMB! “Meet and Greet" George Freeman will be on hand at the bar to sign CDs! Live Music from John Devlin! George The Bomb! drink specials... and Cornbread! Listen to the New SOUTHPORT CD George The Bomb! all night! Chicago guitarist and ......

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Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts  Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

Celebrate the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters with the National Endowment for the Arts Free Tickets to the April 15 Tribute Concert Available Now!

BY MICHAEL RICCI
March 13, 2019

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters—recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz—at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. These events—a concert with performances by stars of the jazz and music world, a listening party with in-depth conversations about the honorees’ lives and music, and a student master class with one of the 2019 Jazz Masters—will ......

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Letizia Gambi Released Two New Singles On International Womens Day March 8, 2019

Letizia Gambi Released Two New Singles On International Womens Day March 8, 2019

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
March 12, 2019

Jazz vocalist Letizia Gambi released new musical compositions; “Under the Moon" as a single and “Blue Monday" as a single and video on International Woman's Day, March 8th, 2019. International Women's Day has celebrated the social, economic, political and cultural achievements of women for over a century. Born in Naples, Italy, Letizia Gambi is an international singer, songwriter and actress considered one of the most versatile and talented Jazz singers of her generation. She studied musical theater in jny: London, ......

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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
March 11, 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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Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

BY JAMES KEEPNEWS
March 9, 2019

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers—guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara—performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door—advance tickets are on sale now. Atlas Studios is located at 11 Spring St. in Newburgh, NY. Ample onsite parking is available. ......

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Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

Nancy Kelly Releases April 26th Remembering Mark Murphy Featuring Randy Brecker And More!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
March 8, 2019

"People often ask me who my favorite singer is, and my answer is always, without hesitation, Mark Murphy. With Mark's passing, I was moved to honor him musically with this recording. It was early in my singing career that a friend turned me on to Mark. Most of the songs chosen for this recording were ones that influenced or moved me to become a jazz singer. Some are are now iconic Mark Murphy, to be forever associated with him. When ......

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Int'l Society Of Jazz Arrangers & Composers' May 16-18, 2019 At The University Of Northern Colorado

Int'l Society Of Jazz Arrangers & Composers' May 16-18, 2019 At The University Of Northern Colorado

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
March 7, 2019

Almost 100 individuals from over 25 states and 10 countries will be sharing their work, philosophies, techniques, and insights over the 2.5 day conference. If you haven't already registered and made plans to attend...do so now! Discounted early-bird registration ends March 22nd. For more information (including hotel & travel) registration, and program ad opportunities, visit isjac.org. Featured Artist Lineup The fourth International Jazz Composers' Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Northern Colorado and the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and ......

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Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry Presents "Muses In Motion" at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on  Saturday, April 6, 2019, 5pm

Spotlight On Jazz & Poetry Presents "Muses In Motion" at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 5pm

BY CLAYTON E CORLEY, SR.
March 6, 2019

The Nine Muses of Greek Mythology were deities that gave poets, musicians, philosophers and other individuals the necessary inspiration for creation. Motion, refers to a movement, a change of position in space and time. SOJP’s Spring event for 2019 “Muses In Motion,” will be just that, musical and poetic expression, presented by a unique group of musicians and wordsmiths.which will definitely move you in ways that you've never experienced. This event’s goal is to not only entertain, but also to ......

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Pianist Romain Collin Releases Eighth Video In #taurussesh Series

Pianist Romain Collin Releases Eighth Video In #taurussesh Series

BY ANN BRAITHWAITE
March 5, 2019

Romain Collin releases another new 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 newest video features Collin with saxophonist Yosvany Terry in the original Terry tune “Reuniendo La Nacion." Videos showcase spontaneous collaborations with special guests including Sachal Vasandani, Grey McMurray, Christina Courtin, Gregoire Maret and Yosvany Terry. In addition to the #TaurusSesh ......

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Eight-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton Debuts At Cafe Carlyle With Bergman, Legrand And Beyond, March 19-23

Eight-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton Debuts At Cafe Carlyle With Bergman, Legrand And Beyond, March 19-23

BY HOLLY COOPER
March 4, 2019

Bergman, Legrand And Beyond— Tierney Sutton at the Cafe Carlyle, New York City Tierney Sutton, one of the premier vocalists in jazz today, will be making her debut appearance at Café Carlyle March 19-23. An eight-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” nomination for every album she’s released in the past decade. The New York Times describes her as having “a voice as pure and sparkling as mountain spring water,” and she has also been ......

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New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Returns From 3-Year Recording Hiatus With "Songs: The Music Of Allen Toussaint" On Storyville Records

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Returns From 3-Year Recording Hiatus With "Songs: The Music Of Allen Toussaint" On Storyville Records

BY TERRI HINTE
March 3, 2019

The renowned New Orleans Jazz Orchestra reflects on the wide-ranging influence of the Big Easy’s own Allen Toussaint, the legendary composer, singer, pianist, and producer, with the March 29 digital release of Songs: The Music of Allen Toussaint on Storyville Records (physical release is set for April 19). The album features six songs by Toussaint and one associated with him, as well as two original tribute pieces. It also marks the NOJO leadership debut of drummer/artistic director Adonis Rose, who ......

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Music Icon Patricia Barber - Higher- First Release In Six Years! First Release On Artistshare! Set for March 15

Music Icon Patricia Barber - Higher- First Release In Six Years! First Release On Artistshare! Set for March 15

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
March 2, 2019

The Patricia Barber Trio featuring Patrick Mulcahy and Jon Deitemyer Internationally acclaimed American composer singer/pianist Patricia Barber is back with a new recording on ArtistShare, her first since the critically celebrated Smash (Concord, 2013). Higher marks Barber's return with another form-shattering collection of original material. Renowned as a singular songwriter for her harmonic sophistication and incisive lyrics, Barber made several albums for Premonition and Blue Note Records that sold over 100,000 copies. Barber, who has won a Guggenheim fellowship in ......

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How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

How Do Indie Music Blogs, Radio Survive? The Harsh Reality

BY AAJ STAFF
March 2, 2019

Over the past few years I’ve watched many indie music blogs and independent radio come and go like the wind. We often hear about supporting the artists, which is exactly what these independent platforms do. The people behind the indie platforms sacrifice their health, families, lifestyle and quite often go into debt struggling to pay for the necessary costs associated with running such platforms. MusicTalks recently ran a poll on twitter which asked the question; ‘What would you do if ......

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Mark Wade Trio At Montpelier Arts Center on March 15, 2019

Mark Wade Trio At Montpelier Arts Center on March 15, 2019

BY LIZ FIXSEN
March 1, 2019

Bassist Mark Wade brings his trio to Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland for a concert featuring selections from his latest (2018) album, Moving Day. The New York based trio also includes pianist Tim Harrison and drummer Scott Neumann. Voted one of the top 10 bassists of 2018 and 2016 by the prestigious Downbeat Magazine Reader’s Poll, Mark Wade has been active in the NYC jazz scene for 20 years. He has played with other notable jazz artists such as ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: February 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: February 2019

BY MICHAEL RICCI
March 1, 2019

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in February, 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 Secret Treetop Annie Chen From: Secret Treetop 8:10 At Beenleigh Marcus Penrose From: Aurelius- ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 4th Edition - Register Now!

7 Virtual Jazz Club's Contest – 4th Edition - Register Now!

BY VALERIO PAPPI
February 28, 2019

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club continues its worldwide search for emerging and under recognized creative musicians of all ages and backgrounds. This Year's Categories Under 25 Students Amateurs & Pros To enter the contest, soloists and groups pay a small registration fee and submit a video (maximum seven minutes) of their performance. Entries will be judged by a panel of international jazz experts (meet the experts), comprised of some of the most respected journalists, musicians and educators in the field. ......

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