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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 TITIPAT NIRUCHSATANUN
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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Samantha Sidley Releases Stirring Solo Vocal Cover Of Childhood Favorite 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' Ahead Of February Residency At New York's The Green Room 42

Samantha Sidley Releases Stirring Solo Vocal Cover Of Childhood Favorite 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' Ahead Of February Residency At New York's The Green Room 42

BY JOSH BLOOM
January 16, 2020

Los Angeles-based queer jazz vocalist Samantha Sidley will arrive in NYC for a three-night residency at The Green Room 42 supper club, just west of Broadway. To celebrate the occasion, Sidley has recorded a stirring vocal-only performance of one of her favorite childhood songs, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow," the signature song from the iconic film, “The Wizard of Oz". Scroll down to hear Sidley's cover of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and to view the video for “I Can't Listen" from ......

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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
January 15, 2020

Home to over 112,000 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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Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!

Fahir Atakoğlu: The 'Music Of Hope Tour' At Merkin Hall - March 12 - All-Star Band And String Section!

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
January 14, 2020

Fahir Atakoğlu: The Music of Hope Tour 2020. The Music of Hope Tour is dedicated to all of the refugees in the world. Personnel Fahir Atakoğlu: piano Horacio “El Negro" Hernandez: drums Armando Gola; bass Bob Franceschini: saxophone Letizia Gambi: vocalist Estrella Acosta: vocalist Plus a 16 Piece String Orchestra! Conductor Saadi Zain March 12. One Night Only! Merkin Hall 129 W 67th St ......

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Jazz Promo Services  Begins Its 20th Year Of Serving The Jazz Community

Jazz Promo Services Begins Its 20th Year Of Serving The Jazz Community

BY JIM EIGO
January 13, 2020

Ever since it was formed in 2001, Jazz Promo Services has been an important force in publicizing the music, events and news of the jazz world. Among the pioneers and innovators in utilizing E-mails for publicity (he can contact virtually anyone in the jazz and music industry), Jim Eigo works with hundreds of clients each year as a publicist, producer and enthusiastic spokesman, creating short, medium and long-range career development strategies. He is unparalleled in informing the jazz world about ......

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Groundup Music Festival Reveals Artist Brunches, Cocktails And Workshops

Groundup Music Festival Reveals Artist Brunches, Cocktails And Workshops

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 11, 2020

Acclaimed by the New York Times as one of the “Top 10 Definitive Moments of the Decade in Jazz Music,” the GroundUP Music Festival returns to the oceanside North Beach Bandshell in sunny Miami Beach, Florida, February 14-16, 2020. Hosted by three-time Grammy award-winning collective Snarky Puppy, GroundUP has announced the schedule for their intimate cocktails and brunches with the artists including a rare Snarky Puppy acoustic set, an unplugged collaboration between female powerhouses Lila Downs and Flor de Toloache, ......

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Saxophonist-Composer Benjamin Boone Collaborates With Accra-Based Ghana Jazz Collective On New Album "Joy," Due March 20

Saxophonist-Composer Benjamin Boone Collaborates With Accra-Based Ghana Jazz Collective On New Album "Joy," Due March 20

BY TERRI HINTE
January 10, 2020

Saxophonist-composer Benjamin Boone’s “The Poetry of Jazz," a visionary collaboration with U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine, was praised in leading musical and literary publications, featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, and voted the #3 Best Album of 2018 in DownBeat’s 83rd annual Readers Poll. Boone documents an equally compelling collaboration, this time from his year as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Ghana, on his newest project “Joy," set for a March 20th release on Origin Records. This album, the fifth ......

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Women In Jazz: New Book celebrates the women of music, shares their journeys and gives them voice.

Women In Jazz: New Book celebrates the women of music, shares their journeys and gives them voice.

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 10, 2020

Containing interviews and first-hand accounts, Women In Jazz is witness to the generosity, profundity and positivity with which women have responded and the energy they have put into their lives in overcoming challenges. The book tells the stories of the women in their own, unchanged words. It allows their voices to be heard and tackles head-on some issues which need to be discussed such as misogyny and there are some hilarious anecdotes, some poignant moments but above all a positivity ......

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All-In-One search project underway at All About Jazz

All-In-One search project underway at All About Jazz

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 9, 2020

As the All About Jazz platform—which includes Jazz Near You—expands in scope, finding content that appeals to readers most will become a greater challenge. To that end, your friends at AAJ are currently building an all-in-one search that returns results across our articles, album reviews, and musician pages, and soon, albums (discographies), events, venues & festivals, radio programs, contest giveaways, and community posts. To get started with an all-in-one search, click the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner ......

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AP Project with Arcangelo Pezzella Release 'Out Of The Blue.' Available at Bandcamp.

AP Project with Arcangelo Pezzella Release 'Out Of The Blue.' Available at Bandcamp.

BY ARCANGELO PEZZELLA
January 8, 2020

Out Of The Blue from AP Project is not an usual jazz record nor it tries to imitate the legendary records that we all know and love. It is an experiment; a strong effort to find common ground between disparate styles and yet an ode to jazz tradition with a modern vibe. The AP Project has mixed and served a cocktail with almost eight different flavours coming from different traditions in an exquisite manner. When listening to Out Of The ......

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Travel To Cuba for the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza Festival

Travel To Cuba for the 35th Havana Jazz Plaza Festival

BY ALAN LEWINE
January 7, 2020

jny: Philadelphia bassist Alan Lewine will bring his original compositions to one of the premiere jazz festivals in the Caribbean-Havana Cuba's 35th Jazz Plaza the week of January 14-20, 2020. American citizens can travel legally to Cuba and explore the culture and meet the wonderful people. Alan Lewine's Owlsong Productions in partnership with Cultural Island Travel has curated the perfect trip for a rate that is half the price of similar Cuban excursions. Havana’s Jazz Festival is the most exciting ......

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Legendary Singer Martha Wash Releases New Album 'Love & Conflict.' Available Now!

Legendary Singer Martha Wash Releases New Album 'Love & Conflict.' Available Now!

BY PURPLE ROSE RECORDS
January 6, 2020

The highly anticipated album Love & Conflict by Martha Wash is out now worldwide on Purple Rose Records. This exciting and unusual production, recorded in Canada, marks the singer’s first foray into a fascinating hybrid of blues-rock and R&B/jazz. Martha Wash tends to be the voice everyone recognizes. She is the powerful vocalist behind such classic dance hits as “It’s Raining Men,” “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” and “Carry On.” With the January 6, 2020, release of her ......

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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: December 2019

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: December 2019

BY MICHAEL RICCI
January 1, 2020

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 Blues In The Pulpit Dave Pope From: You And The Night And The Music 06:08 Revolution ......

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2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & The Jass Synopators Featuring Jeremy Pelt On February 16 - Essex Junction, Vermont And February 18-20 - Dizzy's Club

2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & The Jass Synopators Featuring Jeremy Pelt On February 16 - Essex Junction, Vermont And February 18-20 - Dizzy's Club

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
December 31, 2019

2019 Grammy Nominee Elio Villafranca & the Jass Synopators featuring Jeremy Pelt February 16: Essex Junction, Vermont February 18-20: Dizzy's Club NYC Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopatorsc presents Life Stories cRare Vermont Appearance The Double E: T Rex Theater 21 Essex Way Essex Junction, VT 05425 Featuring: Jeremy Pelt: trumpet Roxy Coss: tenor sax/soprano sax/flute James Burton: trombone Hamish Smith: acoustic bass Dion ......

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Letizia Gambi With Special Guests: Lenny White, Fahir Atakoglu, Dave Stryker & More At Blues Alley On January 29th

Letizia Gambi With Special Guests: Lenny White, Fahir Atakoglu, Dave Stryker & More At Blues Alley On January 29th

BY SCOTT H. THOMPSON
December 30, 2019

Letizia Gambi with Special Guests: Lenny White, Fahir Atakoglu, Dave Stryker, Jisoo Ok and Ollie Bomann! Blues Alley January 29, 2020 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM One Night Only! Blues Alley 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. Letizia Gambi's music is a combination of her Italian-Neapolitan roots with the heritage of Black American Jazz. It is a “cultural fusion", her January 29, 2020 performance at Blues Alley will feature a ......

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Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo's Latest Single 'Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOs?'

Scott Yanow Reviews Tony Adamo's Latest Single 'Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOs?'

BY TONY ADAMO
December 29, 2019

Tony Adamo “Did Mark Murphy Believe in UFOS?" Ropeadope The hippest of the spoken word artists and a fine singer too, Tony Adamo has long championed jazz. His recordings, which feature him improvising lyrics over a funky jazz rhythm section, have included tributes to such greats as Joe Henderson, Eddie Gale, Sun Ra, Eddie Harris, Mike Clark, and Art Blakey plus B.B. King and James Brown. Following on the success of his Ropeadope debut Was Out ......

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Sephardic Treasures Jazz / Flamenco At Jamey's House of Music (Landsdowne, PA) on January 11

Sephardic Treasures Jazz / Flamenco At Jamey's House of Music (Landsdowne, PA) on January 11

BY ALAN LEWINE
December 29, 2019

Live at Jamey's House of Music in Landsdowne, just outside jny: Philadelphia on January 11, 2020, Soprano Meets Bass will preview their soon-to-be-released album Sephardic Treasures for all to enjoy. Soprano Meets Bass, led by Alan Lewine and Ana María Ruimonte, presents these medieval tunes set in a modern jazz/flamenco world music fusion style with middle eastern influences. Secular songs dealing with the lives of refugees and extolling powerful women. You've never heard anything like this before! Soprano Meets Bass, ......

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Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2019" lists

Rounding up the "Best Jazz of 2019" lists

BY AAJ STAFF
December 27, 2019

It's that time of year again, as jazz journalists, DJs, critics, podcasters, and bloggers are publishing their annual “Best Of" lists. And once again, for the 13th consecutive year, St. Louis Jazz Notes eschews the compilation of such a list, instead offering readers a meta-list with links to all of the other “Best Jazz of 2019" lists that can be located online. As usual, the meta-list is alphabetized by writers' names. When a list was collaborative or presented as a ......

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7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Beginning Of The Live Round That Will Take Place In The 7 Virtual Rooms

7 Virtual Jazz Club Announces The Beginning Of The Live Round That Will Take Place In The 7 Virtual Rooms

BY VALERIO PAPPI
December 23, 2019

7 Virtual Jazz Club is proud to announce that the pre-selections of the fourth edition of the contest are over. We received high quality video-performances from all around the globe. Jazz musicians of every age, students and professionals, were judged by our panel of international jazz experts who evaluated their performances. Until January 24th jazz lovers worldwide can vote for their favorites, by liking them on YouTube Channel. The most voted musician will win the Web Community Prize (500 Euros ......

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Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle Four-Day-Long Event For Guitar Players And Music-Lovers To Be Held In Saratoga Springs, NY - October 22nd - 26th, 2020

Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle Four-Day-Long Event For Guitar Players And Music-Lovers To Be Held In Saratoga Springs, NY - October 22nd - 26th, 2020

BY WILLIAM JAMES
December 21, 2019

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE GUITAR CIRCLE October 22-26th. 2020 If music is to enter our world, the role of the audience is as necessary as the role of the musician. So, for the first time in the life of Guitar Craft and the Guitar Circle, we are inviting audients to this Intro, to learn the techniques and approaches available to Crafty Guitarists. Music has its own intelligence, but can music change the world? If so, how? How does ......

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