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Omar Kamal "The Palestinian Frank Sinatra" At The Appel Room On April 6th!

Omar Kamal "The Palestinian Frank Sinatra" At The Appel Room On April 6th!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
February 26, 2020

OMAR KAMAL- One Night Only- April 6th- The Appel Room- 7pm Omar Kamal has been called the “Palestinian Frank Sinatra", and with good reason. Singer/composer Kamal comes from the city of Nablus. His multi-cultural influences have given him a rich taste in music ranging from Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson to Arabic greats such as Mohammed Abdel Wahab, Fairouz, and even modern trendsetters like The Weeknd. In concert, he has a free wheeling style that blends various eastern and western ......

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Jazz Performer And Vocal Artist Virginia Schenck Releases Official Video From Powerful New Album 'Battle Cry'

Jazz Performer And Vocal Artist Virginia Schenck Releases Official Video From Powerful New Album 'Battle Cry'

BY GINA MCKENZIE
February 25, 2020

International vocal artist and jazz performer Virginia Schenck, who goes by the stage name VA, created her critically-acclaimed album Battle Cry (2020)—which released on January 3 and is available on all digital platforms as well as on CD—to use the power of music to generate change. Each week since release, the album has been climbing the JazzWeek charts. To celebrate Battle Cry’s success, Schenck has released the official video from her original track off the album “Hear My Battle Cry.” ......

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Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Tribute Valley - Available Streaming March 13th, 2020

Mike Lorenz & The Witherbees Release Tribute Valley - Available Streaming March 13th, 2020

BY MIKE LORENZ
February 24, 2020

The jny: Philadelphia area folk-jazz band, Mike Lorenz & the Witherbees, is the newest creation of guitarist/composer/bandleader Mike Lorenz. Having released their first LP of new original music and folksy covers in the summer of 2019 to positive reviews, the group continues to write and arrange new material to develop their sound and reach. With the digital EP Tribute Valley, the band celebrates its penchant for covering songs they love, deconstructing them, and putting them back together. This newest release ......

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Prog Legends Gentle Giant To Release First 4 Albums On Vinyl April 3, 2020

Prog Legends Gentle Giant To Release First 4 Albums On Vinyl April 3, 2020

BY WILLIAM JAMES
February 23, 2020

Gentle Giant is happy to announce the release of the first four albums on vinyl April 3rd. After the positive response to the box set Unburied Treasure many fans asked whether the vinyl albums would ever be available. The band has responded and decided to make these albums officially available for the first time in decades. The band’s first album Gentle Giant was first released in October 1970. Produced by Tony Visconti it marks the 50th Anniversary of the recording ......

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Musician? Feature a track from your latest album at All About Jazz - Free!

Musician? Feature a track from your latest album at All About Jazz - Free!

BY MICHAEL RICCI
February 19, 2020

Musicians and record labels can greatly raise the aware of their new releases by participating in All About Jazz's Track of the Day program. Track of the Day is 100% free and an effective way to promote an artist, promote a new record and drive album sales. Submit Track—Raise Awareness—Drive Traffic Leverage All About Jazz's reach and relevancy by submitting a full length MP3 to our track of the day program. If approved, your featured track will raise the awareness ......

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Jazz re:freshed Announces "Extended Hiatus"

Jazz re:freshed Announces "Extended Hiatus"

BY CHRIS MAY
February 19, 2020

London promoter and record label Jazz re:freshed has lost its home base, the Mau Mau Bar in Notting Hill Gate’s Portobello Road, following its sale to new owners. The organisation's weekly residency at the venue was a popular part of West London’s live jazz scene and the fulcrum of Jazz re:freshed's other activities. In a surprise announcement, Jazz re:freshed said that while it had “expected to be part of the new set up” at the site, “certain important factors prevented ......

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Naama Gheber Offers Highly Personal Take On The Great American Songbook On "Dearly Beloved," Her Debut Album, Set For April 10 Release

Naama Gheber Offers Highly Personal Take On The Great American Songbook On "Dearly Beloved," Her Debut Album, Set For April 10 Release

BY TERRI HINTE
February 15, 2020

Noted vocalist Naama Gheber makes her auspicious, radiant recording debut with Dearly Beloved, to be released April 10 on Cellar Music Records, preceded by the release of two singles—the title track on February 14 and “So in Love” March 13. The New York-based singer (by way of Beér Sheva, Israel), who first turned heads during her yearlong residency at Manhattan’s Mezzrow Jazz Club, engages the superb trio that has long supported her at that residency (pianist Ray Gallon, bassist David ......

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Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

Russian Guitarist Takes First Prize At 2020 The International Acoustic Music Awards

BY ROMAN MIROSHNICHENKO
February 14, 2020

Multi-award winning guitarist, composer and bandleader Roman Miroshnichenko took first prize at the 16th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) in the “Instrumental" category for composition “Ostrov". The IAMA, one of the world's leading international songwriting events, honors songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists. Winners were selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers from SONY Music, Warner/Reprise Records, etc. Roman Miroshnichenko is one of the most prominent virtuosos in Europe. Four-time recipient ......

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Bahamian Trumpeter Giveton Gelin Wins Award And Ten-City International Tour

Bahamian Trumpeter Giveton Gelin Wins Award And Ten-City International Tour

BY TONY FRANQUIZ
February 12, 2020

Twenty-one-year-old jazz musician Giveton Gelin will perform a ten-city international tour of North America after winning the 2020 LetterOne RISING STARS Jazz Award, including a performance at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in jny: New York City, where Gelin is currently studying at Julliard. Gelin was selected by a high-profile jury of musicians, journalists and record producers, chaired by Mikhail Fridman—an international businessman, philanthropist and jazz fan—and jazz guitarist George Benson. His winnings include the ten-city tour and a full ......

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Celebrating Ten Years Of Jazz OUTside At Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin

Celebrating Ten Years Of Jazz OUTside At Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin

BY WILLIE OTERI
February 8, 2020

A festival in celebration of ten years of Jazz OUTside February 29, 2020 From 2:pm to 6:pm Kenny Dorham's Backyard 1106 E. 11th St. Austin, TX 78702 Ten years ago a residency, showcase and open jam session began at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in jny: Austin Texas. The brainchild of bassist and curator Harold McMillan of Diverse Arts Culture Works and international musician Willie Oteri after seeing little to no support from Austin ......

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2020 NEA Jazz Masters to be Honored at Events April 1-3 at SFJAZZ in San Francisco

2020 NEA Jazz Masters to be Honored at Events April 1-3 at SFJAZZ in San Francisco

BY MICHAEL RICCI
February 7, 2020

Join the National Endowment for the Arts in celebrating the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk, Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—at free, open to the public events April 1–3, 2020, at the SFJAZZ Center in jny: San Francisco, held in collaboration with SFJAZZ. In addition to hearing from the masters themselves at a listening party and a master class, a one-night-only concert on Thursday, April 2, will feature performances that exemplify the honorees’ impact on jazz. Hosted by 2017 ......

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Trombonist Chris Abelen releases 'Live At The Bim' Featuring Lorena Del Mar

Trombonist Chris Abelen releases 'Live At The Bim' Featuring Lorena Del Mar

BY CHRIS ABELEN
February 3, 2020

A live recording of the Songs on the eve of dismissal concert on June 23, 2019 at the Bimhuis in jny: Amsterdam. Songs on the eve of dismissal, as the title suggests, is a project about working in an office, and the main emotions involved in present-day office life: fear and loss of individuality. With millions of people worldwide trying to survive the next reorganization while doing their job, this is a serious subject which connects to a large group; ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: January 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: January 2020

BY MICHAEL RICCI
February 1, 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the tracks featured in January, 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 Come In Funky Tobin Mueller From: Come in Funky 4:18 The Silent Cry James Hill ......

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Bassist, Composer  George DeLancey 'Paradise' Featuring Lawrence Leathers And An All-Star Band Release Date: February 1st!

Bassist, Composer George DeLancey 'Paradise' Featuring Lawrence Leathers And An All-Star Band Release Date: February 1st!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 30, 2020

Paradise, the sophomore release from critically acclaimed bassist/ composer George DeLancey, features a mix of hard swinging original compositions and jazz standards, and a host prominent young jny: New York City jazz players. Release date is February 1st (George DeLancey Music). The all-star band includes: pianist Tadataka Unno (Jimmy Cobb, Roy Hargrove), saxophonist Caleb Wheeler Curtis (Walking Distance, Orrin Evans), and Lawrence Leathers, the Grammy-winning drummer for Cécile McLorin Salvant. “George DeLancey understands the entire scope and history of the ......

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Gentle Giant: A Film About Dave McKenna needs your support

Gentle Giant: A Film About Dave McKenna needs your support

BY GREG MALLOZZI
January 29, 2020

Described by the New York Times as the “hardest swinging pianist of all time", Dave McKenna's rare genius on the piano went largely unnoticed by the music world, until now. At a young age, Dave played with jazz-giants like Gene Krupa and Stan Getz. He went on to have an extensive recording career and played with people like Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett. However, Dave's quiet personal life and his rocky relationship with the music industry caused his career to ......

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The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Finalists

The 7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Finalists

BY VALERIO PAPPI
January 28, 2020

The Web Community Prize (€ 500 plus direct access to the final) has been awarded to the Canadian group Algorhythm (Under 25 Students’ category) which presented the song “Why Now." Finalists selected by the Judges. Amateurs & Pros’ Category Sam Tessier Quintet (France) Ivo Neame Quartet (UK) Stephane Mercier Sextet (Belgium) Tolvan Big Band (Sweden) The Co-workers (Italy) Abraham Réunion (France) Oleksandr Ryndenko (Ukraine) Tom Ibarra Group (France) Simon Moulier (France) Weezdob Collective (Poland) Jacob Norgren Jazz Orchestra (Sweden) Stefan ......

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62nd GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

62nd GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 27, 2020

And the winners of the 2020 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only. “Elsewhere" by Melissa Aldana, soloist Winner: “Sozinho" by Randy Brecker, soloist “Tomorrow Is the Question" by Julian Lage, soloist “The Windup" by Branford Marsalis, ......

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Logan Richardson’s Blues People Present: Searching For Charlie Parker In Partnership With Jazz Sister Cities To Celebrate Charlie Parker’s Centennial

Logan Richardson’s Blues People Present: Searching For Charlie Parker In Partnership With Jazz Sister Cities To Celebrate Charlie Parker’s Centennial

BY CHEPTOO KOSITANY
January 24, 2020

Searching for Charlie Parker is a year-long international performance to honor jny: Kansas City’s most celebrated Jazz artist during the year of his centennial. More than any other figure, Charlie Parker changed the sound of Jazz, and one hundred years later he continues to impact Jazz artists and the art-form today. Throughout 2020, in Searching for Charlie Parker, blues PEOPLE will play their songbook in the spirit of Charlie Parker's innovation, also, to collaborating with The Kansas City Art Ensemble, ......

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Whirlwind Recordings 10 Year Anniversary Sale

Whirlwind Recordings 10 Year Anniversary Sale

BY MICHAEL JANISCH
January 23, 2020

Whirlwind Recordings celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. Save up to 50% off selected CDs, LPs and DLs! What started out as a simple venture for founder Michael Janisch to release his own music has blossomed into one of the premiere independent labels releasing contemporary jazz and related musics in the world today. Our catalogue consists of more than 140 albums and we’ve had the pleasure of working with over 85 international artists. We have many exciting new releases and ......

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Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC) 2020 Musters Most World-Class Jazz Artists In 12 Years

BY THAILAND INTERNATIONAL JAZZ CONFERENCE
January 20, 2020

The 12th Thailand International Jazz Conference, or TIJC 2020, is just around the corner. This year’s event will be even better than before. Held under the theme of “Jazz for All”, it will feature the largest gathering of world-class jazz artists, from January 31 to February 2, 2020, at the College of Music, Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus. Among the world’s leading jazz artists to join the TIJC 2020 is Ozmosys, the foremost jazz project led by world-renowned drummer Omar Hakim ......

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