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Rob Mazurek's Desert Encrypts, a 3-Day creative music and visual art event scheduled for July 26-28th in Marfa, TX

Rob Mazurek's Desert Encrypts, a 3-Day creative music and visual art event scheduled for July 26-28th in Marfa, TX

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 20, 2019

Marfa Book Company presents Desert Encrypts, a three-day creative music and visual art event organized by multidisciplinary artist Rob Mazurek and Marfa Book Company’s Tim Johnson. In its second year, Desert Encrypts brings four internationally acclaimed artists together in Marfa, TX from July 26-28, 2019 for a series of performances and exhibitions. This year's quartet includes Berlin-based visual artist and filmmaker, Rosa Barba; percussionist, Chad Taylor; electronic music composer and sound artist, Jan St. Werner, and musician, composer, and visual ......

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Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

BY MARTIN CONNOLLY
July 16, 2019

Machrijazz is the second album by solo guitar artist Machrijam. It features twelve tracks played exclusively on guitar, overdubbed. As the title suggests, Machrijazz represents a sui generis jazz, not easily categorized. It is blues-infused, but some tracks incorporate Country ‘n' Western or even a rock feel. The playing is assured and dynamic, the songs short and tight. Indeed, the real strength of this album is that the soloing is always in service to the melody, and never meandering or ......

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Giants Of Jazz To Headline 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Giants Of Jazz To Headline 2019 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

BY NIAMH MURPHY
July 12, 2019

Exciting headline acts have been announced for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday, 24th to Monday, 28th October. Headliners Giants of Jazz will join globally renowned artists pushing the boundaries of the musical genre today. The line-up features legendary artists including Grammy Hall of Famer Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Immortal Artists”; Kurt Elling with ‘Kurt Elling sings A Century of ......

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Chip Boaz Launches A New Era Of His Musical Journey With The Release Of New Chapter

Chip Boaz Launches A New Era Of His Musical Journey With The Release Of New Chapter

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 10, 2019

Bassist and composer Chip Boaz has launched a new era of his musical journey with the release of his four song EP New Chapter. A trio recording with pianist Amanda Addleman and drummer Ben Lauffer, New Chapter highlights Boaz’s carefully crafted original music that combines jazz, latin music, and fusion while creating space for his distinct voice on acoustic bass, six string electric bass, and Kala U-Bass. “I’ve spent the better part of my life exploring my musical identity, but ......

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Internationally Acclaimed Emoción Makes Their U.S. Debut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola On July 10th

Internationally Acclaimed Emoción Makes Their U.S. Debut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola On July 10th

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
July 9, 2019

The multinational 5-piece, Emoción, will celebrate ten years of performing together with a U.S premiere at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club on July 10th. The group's blend of nationalities reflect the rich global fusion of their repertoire and their belief in the universal power of music. Comprised of a Lebanese vocalist, Peruvian violinist, German-Venezuelan cellist, Belgian pianist and German percussionist, the band met in Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East, where four of the musicians were members of the ......

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Trombeatz 'A Caribbean Thing' - Hot Premiere Release & Upcoming Dates!

Trombeatz 'A Caribbean Thing' - Hot Premiere Release & Upcoming Dates!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
July 6, 2019

The Trombeatz Story The members of Trombeatz are all professional artists, but above all else, they are friends, whose only interest is to create and disseminate music. This premiere release came out April 14, 2019. Hommy Ramos Trombonist Hommy Ramos, who also serves as the ensemble's musical director, began forming the initial incarnation of Trombeatz in 2005. Nelson Bello Nelson Bello is the band's primary percussionist and conga player. Ramos and Bello met while working together in different “Latin" bands ......

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Daniela Soledade, Vocalist With Deep Roots In Traditional Brazilian Music, Will Release Her Debut Album, A Moment Of You, On September 6

Daniela Soledade, Vocalist With Deep Roots In Traditional Brazilian Music, Will Release Her Debut Album, A Moment Of You, On September 6

BY CARY GOLDBERG
July 3, 2019

Daniela Soledade may initially seem like a fresh name in Brazilian music, but the vocalist’s impact immediately strikes a chord as encountered on her debut album, A Moment of You (Blue Line Music Records, 2019). A carefully curated set of Bossa Nova gems (while dodging the most obvious choices), Brazilian-ized standards and original songs, created in partnership with producer/guitarist Nate Najar, the album frames the luminous tone and mature interpretive powers of the singer- singing in both English and Portuguese. ......

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Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
July 2, 2019

Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer/Arranger Ted Nash Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison. Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash releases his 15th album as a leader. Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs on Plastic Sax Records drops on August 16th. In Nash's own words: “There was a moment backstage when I wiped a bead of sweat from my temple and glanced over at Steve and Ben. We shook our heads and laughed. It was the only ......

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Patrice Jegou Wins Independent Music Award (IMA) For Best A Cappella Song

Patrice Jegou Wins Independent Music Award (IMA) For Best A Cappella Song

BY HOLLY COOPER
July 1, 2019

Vocalist Patrice Jégou wins Independent Music Award for Best A Cappella Song “Lover Come Back To Me” featuring Take 6’s Mark Kibble & Alvin Chea from her new album, If It Ain't Love. Patrice Jegou (pronounced Zhay-goo), who released her critically acclaimed second album earlier this year, If It Ain't Love, won in the Independent Music Award’s (IMA) Best A Cappella song category with her rendition of “Lover Come Back To Me,” arranged by Take 6’s Mark Kibble, and featuring ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: June 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: June 2019

BY MICHAEL RICCI
July 1, 2019

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in June, 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 It's Up To You Okan Ersan From: A Reborn Journey 06:37 Remembering Mark Murphy Nancy Kelly ......

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How To Create or Update Your All About Jazz Musician Page

How To Create or Update Your All About Jazz Musician Page

BY MICHAEL RICCI
June 29, 2019

Home to over 108,000 musician pages and representing the largest database of its kind on the internet, All About Jazz is uniquely positioned to support jazz professionals worldwide. In an effort to help our musician community maximize the benefits of our growing platform, we've published a how-to guide outlining our various services. The document below explains how to establish a presence at All About Jazz by claiming & updating a musician page or creating one from scratch. A musician page ......

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11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

11 Days Of Music And Celebration For 40 Years Of The Festival International De Jazz De Montréal

BY MARIE-EVE SANTERRE
June 27, 2019

Summer is finally coming and with it, the 40th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD Bank Group in collaboration with Rio Tinto, will be held from 26 June to 6 July next. It’s time to celebrate! As it inches closer to its 40th anniversary, the Festival pursues its mission to offer a vast lineup that brilliantly brings together jazz, blues, rock, reggae, world music, and electronic music, with more than 500 concerts, 2/3 of ......

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Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan  Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

Christian De Mesones And Special Guest Debora Galan Unveil An Album And New Jazz Genre At Blues Alley

BY LIZ FIXSEN
June 26, 2019

On Wednesday, July 10, genre-busting bassist / composer Christian de Mesones and special guest Debora Galan will bring the slow burn and endless rhythmic possibilities of Latin jazz into the realm of Smooth Jazz—and onto the Blues Alley stage, presenting music from their forthcoming album. Titled They Call Me Big New York, the recording fuses the funk, R&B, jazz, rock, and Latin elements that de Mesones has embraced in his long and colorful career. The new material showcases a collaboration ......

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Transcendence 2.0: Louiz Banks pays tribute to Jazz legend Oscar Peterson in Mumbai

Transcendence 2.0: Louiz Banks pays tribute to Jazz legend Oscar Peterson in Mumbai

BY PRADEEP JOSEPH
June 25, 2019

Louiz Banks is India's pre-eminent jazz pianist, composer, film and record producer. He is also a Grammy nominee and fondly called the “Godfather of Indian Jazz." Transcendence is an annual event where performers pay tribute to legends of Indian & Western jazz music. This year’s Transcendence 2.0, which took place on June 8th in Mumbai, saw two modern day Indian legends, Grammy nominee Louiz Banks (piano) and Dr. Mysore Manjunath (violin) paying tribute to their respective idols, jazz legend Oscar ......

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Sam Fazio West Coast Pre-Release Show at Catalina Jazz Club on July 17th - New CD Features Tuck & Patti!

Sam Fazio West Coast Pre-Release Show at Catalina Jazz Club on July 17th - New CD Features Tuck & Patti!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
June 24, 2019

jny: Chicago-based vocalist Sam Fazio has established a name for himself in the music scene over the past several years. Sam brings new life to jazz standards and pop classics. Sam has entertained audiences at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's Jazz Club, City Winery, Untitled, and SPACE (Chicago); Cliff Bell's (jny: Detroit); Blues Alley (DC); and Iridium, Feinstein's at the Loews Regency and 54 Below (jny: New York City)—to name ......

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10 New Vinyl Releases Available Now For Ordering – Lee Konitz, Rez Abbasi, Tori Freestone, Gareth Lockrane, Walter Smith III + More

10 New Vinyl Releases Available Now For Ordering – Lee Konitz, Rez Abbasi, Tori Freestone, Gareth Lockrane, Walter Smith III + More

BY MICHAEL JANISCH
June 23, 2019

Announcing 10 new limited edition vinyl albums: Whirlwind is delighted to dig into their back catalog and make available for the first time a limited edition printing of First Meeting: Live in London Volume 1, by Lee Konitz, Dan Tepfer, Michael Janisch and Jeff Williams. One of the label's all-time most popular releases, this new double LP with gatefold artwork features the entire album recorded live in London across 4 sides of music on 180 gram, Purple Vinyl. This is ......

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Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

BY WILLIAM JAMES
June 22, 2019

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album People Mover, the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019. Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. I'd say this album is a bit more harmonic than 'Vibe Station,' and the rhythm section plays a bigger role in the music. The ......

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Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases  No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
June 21, 2019

Release date: August 2, 2019 The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the Office of the Attorney General of California back in 2015, Bass is back at the piano, where he promises to keep the torch burning ......

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A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist - Author Interview

A Jazzman's Tale - A Jazz Story About Charles Freeman Lee, Bebop Trumpeter And Pianist - Author Interview

BY ANNETTE JOHNSON
June 20, 2019

A Jazzman’s Tale about trumpet player Charles Freeman Lee is a heady mélange of a book that starts off with the unique perspective of a screenplay. Part one delves deeply into the gritty life of a jazz musician whose gigging takes him from the Midwest to New York and New Jersey. It segues into a down-and-dirty, honestly spoken interview of Freeman, then wraps a bow around it with a brief study of his collegiate experiences at Wilberforce University and the ......

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Guitar Innovator Todd Mosby’s New Album, ‘Open Waters’ Coming August 1

Guitar Innovator Todd Mosby’s New Album, ‘Open Waters’ Coming August 1

BY LYDIA SHERWOOD
June 19, 2019

World-renowned, Indian, Jazz, New Age, Contemporary crossover artist and co-creator of the Imrat guitar, Todd Mosby, is releasing his fifth album Open Waters on August 1. Produced by Windham Hill Records founder, Will Ackerman, and with a sound described as “an album to daydream to," Open Waters finds Mosby once again embarking on a creative journey navigating through elements of Jazz, New Age, Folk and Indian music. “Open Waters is the best project I have been involved with…Todd Mosby is ......

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