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Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

Nir Yaniv’s Voice Remains Eternal!

BY YANIV TAL
April 17, 2021

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

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

BY VALERIO PAPPI
April 16, 2021

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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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 19, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 16, 2021

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 1 Veronica Swift This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) 315 345 -30 0 46 1 7 2 3 2 Nelson Riveros The Latin Side of Wes Montgomery (Zoho) 301 262 +39 2 40 2 5 3 2 3 Yoko ......

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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!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
April 15, 2021

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'

BY GINNY SHEA
April 14, 2021

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

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

BY AURWIN NICHOLAS
April 14, 2021

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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William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

William Parker Biography Celebration With Joe McPhee And Cisco Bradley

BY JAMES KEEPNEWS
April 12, 2021

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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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

BY SIMON DEELEY
April 11, 2021

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

BY MICHAEL JANISCH
April 10, 2021

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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Pianist Markos Chaidemenos New Album 'Caravan' — Available now!

Pianist Markos Chaidemenos New Album 'Caravan' — Available now!

BY MARKOS CHAIDEMENOS
April 9, 2021

Markos Chaidemenos is a jazz musician who discovered his love for piano at the age of 16 (2005) and his passion for jazz at the age of 22. Although he earned his first bachelor at Informatics & Telecommunications in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he never worked in the field. After Chaidemenos mastered the classical piano in Athina Conservatory, he completed his jazz piano studies in 2,5 years at Praxis Conservatory. He then received a masters degree in Jazz ......

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces  2021 Gala Concert: Innovation + Soul

Jazz At Lincoln Center Announces 2021 Gala Concert: Innovation + Soul

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 9, 2021

April 15 at 7:30p.m. EDT and on-demand through April 25 Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the organization’s 2021 gala, Innovation + Soul, with a virtual concert that will shine the spotlight on the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the group’s innovation and soul, and its brilliant composers and arrangers. The gala event will take place online on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30p.m. ET and will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the heartbeat of the ......

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 12, 2021

JazzWeek Radio Chart: April 12, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 9, 2021

All About Jazz publishes the weekly JazzWeek radio chart. Discover new releases, track chart movement, and learn what is being played on jazz radio stations around the United States. Enjoy!

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Veronica Swift This Bitter Earth (Mack Avenue) 345 308 +37 1 52 1 6 2 1 2 Yoko Miwa Songs of Joy (ubuntu music) 307 310 -3 0 46 1 7 3 8 3 Nelson Riveros The ......

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From The L.A. Express To The Podcast Express,  Legendary Saxophonist Tom Scott Enters The Podcast Sphere With Tom Scott’s Podcast Express

From The L.A. Express To The Podcast Express, Legendary Saxophonist Tom Scott Enters The Podcast Sphere With Tom Scott’s Podcast Express

BY JOSEPH VELLA
April 8, 2021

Finding himself with lots of down time during Covid, legendary saxophonist Tom Scott started a podcast series as a means to reconnect with his friends. The result is Tom Scott’s Podcast Express which features conversations with famous artists, personalities, and old friends he’s formed close bonds with over the course of his incredible 50-year career in the entertainment business. These relationships naturally include fellow musicians but also include actors, writers, filmmakers, members of the media, and politicos. The audience is ......

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Bob Holz Releases Live Album With Former Members Of Spyro Gyra And Blood Sweat And Tears

Bob Holz Releases Live Album With Former Members Of Spyro Gyra And Blood Sweat And Tears

BY BOB HOLZ
April 7, 2021

Jazz fusion artist Bob Holz is back with a power house live album featuring a star studded lineup of high profile players. The title is Bob Holz Live In New York and L.A. and was released on MVD Audio in early 2021. This album matches up top flight instrumental and vocal performances as Bob Holz covers some of the great jazz classics combined with his own original compositions. Bob Holz has established himself as a world class drummer and composer ......

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Celebrated Jazz Vocalist & Composer, Jacqui Naylor, Releases Her 11th And Long-awaited Album, 'The Long Game'

Celebrated Jazz Vocalist & Composer, Jacqui Naylor, Releases Her 11th And Long-awaited Album, 'The Long Game'

BY AMY LONG
April 6, 2021

To support the album, Jacqui hosts a monthly live-stream concert series, called Home2Home. The next installment is Saturday, April 10th. On February 12th, acclaimed jazz vocalist and songwriter, Jacqui Naylor made Valentine’s Day even “love”lier with the release of her eleventh album, The Long Game. The beautiful album, filled with both original and timeless love songs, highlights the singer’s magnificent songwriting and deeply rich & soulful voice on thoughtfully arranged songs. The title of the album was born from one ......

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2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert to Take Place Virtually April 22, 2021

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 6, 2021

Join the celebration of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters as the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, presents a virtual tribute concert in honor of Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap (2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy). The 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor Delroy ......

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Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

Tony Adamo Receives Permission To Rename And Write Lyrics To A Future Sun Ra Song

BY TONY ADAMO
April 5, 2021

Tony Adamo wrote about and released music on Eddie Harris, B.B. King, Eddie Henderson, Art Blakey, James Brown, Mark Murphy, Eddie Gale, Jack Kerouac, and Sun Ra, the song entitled “Sun Ra Goes to Mars.” The Eddie Harris estate gave Adamo permission to write spoken word to his “Listen Here.” Adamo renamed it “Listen Here Listen Up.” Dave Davis and Michael Ray of the Sun Ra Arkestra have recorded music on Adamo's new soon to be released CD. Members of ......

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Singapore Pianist Jeremy Monteiro Teams With Jay Anderson And Lewis Nash For 'Live At No Black Tie'

Singapore Pianist Jeremy Monteiro Teams With Jay Anderson And Lewis Nash For 'Live At No Black Tie'

BY HOLLY COOPER
April 4, 2021

Pianist Jeremy Monteiro considers himself a very fortunate man. Renowned as one of the premier jazz pianists in Singapore, he is presently entering the 45th year of a career spanning concerts, education, and music administration. He has played and recorded with many of the world’s greatest jazz artists, including James Moody, Benny Golson, Michael Brecker, Bobby McFerrin, Randy Brecker, Lee Ritenour, Herbie Mann, Paulinho DaCosta, Ernie Watts, Charlie Haden, Terumasa Hino, Al Foster, Carmen Bradford, and Toots Thielemans. In the ......

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Margie Evans, Iconic And Sophisticated Queen Of The Blues, Dies At 81

Margie Evans, Iconic And Sophisticated Queen Of The Blues, Dies At 81

BY MICHAEL RICCI
April 3, 2021

Margie Evans, a legendary, international Blues and Gospel entertainer, songwriter, music producer, actress, music historian, community activist and motivational spokeswoman, who broke barriers for African American female Blues performers with poise, dignity and sophistication, died on March 19, 2021. In addition to her musicianship, Evans is noted as an activist for parity in music education as well as a promoter of the legacy of Blues music. As she often said, “I’ve been around a long time and I’ve really paid ......

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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021

BY MICHELLE ROCHE
April 2, 2021

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel To Release Django L’impressionniste, A Book Of Music Transcriptions Of 17 Compositions For Solo Guitar By Legendary Musician Django Reinhardt, On April 22, 2021 Gigs.Live To Premiere Video Of Wrembel’s Solo Performance Of All 17 Pieces On Thursday, April 22nd At 8:00 P.M. EDT Heralded composer, teacher and guitarist, Stephane Wrembel, will release Django L’Impressionniste, a book of music transcriptions of 17 compositions for solo guitar by legendary musician Django Reinhardt on Thursday, April 22, 2021. ......

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