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It’s “3 Minutes to Midnight” and Lawson Rollins has “Island Time” on his mind

 

The world music guitarist is feeling “Golden” about landing his first motion picture score.

  

SAN FRANCISCO (23 January 2017): Award-winning world music guitarist Lawson Rollins has the Billboard, America’s Music Charts and Groove Jazz Music charts under the hypnotic spell of his new single, “Island Time,” the first cut taken from his seventh album, “3 Minutes to Midnight,” which was released last Friday (January 20) by Infinita Records. Radio programmers at influential national outlets, including SiriusXM’s Watercolors and Broadcast Architecture, have made the seductive waltz paced by Rollins’ beguiling fingerstyle nylon guitar come-ons one of the “most added” and “most played” new singles on the first two charts published in 2017. Another composition appearing on the multicultural and multi-genre collection written by Rollins, the mystical meditation “Eternal,” began receiving airplay last month on the nationally-syndicated public radio program Echoes. “3 Minutes to Midnight” wasted no time climbing into the top 20 of the iTunes world music album sales chart.

 

Adopting a “Brevity is the soul of wit” mantra while crafting the twelve tunes that form “3 Minutes to Midnight,” Rollins opted to communicate with a sense of urgency, immediacy and poignancy perhaps to contrast the clutter and clamor incessantly assaulting our senses and shrinking bandwidths. He eschewed his long-held penchant for sprawling compositions and opulently-layered audioscapes in favor of clear and concise constructs – all in the three-minute range – with a pared down sonic aesthetic. Producing the session with multi-platinum producer Dominic Camardella, Rollins’ new set evokes a full gamut of moods and emotions ranging from passion, energetic and excitement to brooding, melancholic and pensive.

 

In the March issue of Guitar Player that is slated to hit magazine racks early next month, Rollins, whose virtuosic classical guitar technique has amassed over 10 million YouTube views, discusses “3 Minutes to Midnight” as well as nabbing his first film score. In a feature story that serves as the cover to the magazine’s “Frets” section, he talks about composing the music and serving as the music supervisor and executive producer of “Golden,” a movie described as a modern day psychological morality thriller currently in post-production.

 

“The soundtrack is going to be all original material from me on acoustic, electric, slide and Spanish guitars, backed by two-time Grammy-winning Danish violinist Mads Tolling, Native American master flute player Guillermo Martinez (of the Tarascan tribe) and multi-instrumentalist Stephen Duros. It’s going to be a haunting soundtrack of acoustic Americana guitar motifs, blues-based electric guitar playing, violin fiddling, and Native American flute and drumming fused with some contemporary synthesizer and percussive elements,” said Rollins, a San Francisco-based artist whose authentic world beat sound and earthy ethereal recordings foretold eventual work in cinema.

 

Along with garnering robust radio play and early chart action, “3 Minutes to Midnight” is being well received by critics. Below is a sampling of the initial reviews:

If your ears are thirsting for swirling guitar work that will thrill your heart and bring you up out of whatever funky mood you’re in – Lawson’s new (January 20th, 2017) release is just perfect for doing that.” – Improvijazzation Nation

 

“Lawson Rollins once again takes the listener on a magical musical journey…A nicely balanced release of 12 tracks together with Rollins’ exquisite guitar work as great as ever, means that ‘3 Minutes to Midnight’ is one of those albums that quickly becomes addictive listening.” – Exclusive Magazine

 

This American artist is one of the most creative world music and fusion guitarists in the world.” – Keys & Chords

 

“As one of those guitarists who first captured my attention with his Latin-infused and Nuevo Flamenco guitar style quite a while ago, Lawson Rollins continues to provide awe-inspiring melodies and riffs on his latest release, ‘3 Minutes to Midnight.’…these compositions, all penned by Rollins, by the way, are simply filled with the moving vibe that defies description but always speaks to you and manages to transport you to some wondrous land of color and intrigue.” – The Smooth Jazz Ride

 

“Classic, acoustic guitar jazz with a hint of the exotic.” – Soul and Jazz and Funk

 

“Firmly staking out his territory as a world beat guitarist par excellence…A tasty treat throughout.” – Midwest Record

 

“’3 Minutes to Midnight’ is dazzling, pertinent and explosive.” – SmoothJazz.com

 

 

For more information about Rollins, please visit www.LawsonRollins.com. To view the “Golden” trailer, go to www.GoldenTheMovie.com.

 

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab

One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14 – 18

Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2017

 Faculty Includes The Bad Plus: Ethan Iverson, Alex Brown, Jason Palmer, Ken Schaphorst, David Zoffer, Rick McLaughlin and Artistic Director, Tim Lienhard

Students ages 14–18 are invited to spend a week in Boston with some of the best musicians in the country at New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab. The program is a one-week intensive for students from throughout the United States and abroad. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome, as are small ensembles.  No pre-audition is required.  Jazz Lab takes place Sunday, June 25 – Friday, June 30, 2017. Both day and overnight students are welcome.

During Jazz Lab students surround themselves with like-minded musicians and take their jazz training to the next level.  Unlike many other summer jazz programs, NEC’s Jazz Lab offers both an intimate setting for learning combined with the rich urban landscape of Boston.  Students work with NEC’s premier jazz faculty and participate in a curriculum full of improvisation, small group training, jam sessions, entrepreneurial workshops and college audition prep. This year’s program will be headlined by a day-long residency with The Bad Plus.

Jazz Lab faculty include NEC Jazz Studies Department Chair Ken Schaphorst, pianist David Zoffer, bassist Rick McLaughlin and trombonist/Jazz Lab Artistic Director Tim Lienhard. This year’s renowned guest artists, The Bad Plus, Alex Brown, and Jason Palmer will not only have an impact on participants through their innovative teaching, but with their spectacular performances throughout the week.

In addition to daily theory/improvisation classes, small ensemble coaching, and one on one instruction, Jazz Lab will feature seminars in entrepreneurship and training for careers in music. NEC jazz alumni talk about what it takes to promote music, produce concerts, build a private teaching studio and find success as a 21st century jazz musician. Faculty will also instruct students on applying to conservatories, schools of music and universities; what to look for in potential colleges and techniques for a successful audition.

Tuition is $945, which includes all classes, nightly faculty concerts, jam sessions, one private lesson with faculty, t-shirt, lunch and dinner daily (dietary needs are accommodated).  Overnight students pay an additional $545 for five nights’ housing, including daily breakfast. For more information about or to register for this dynamic program, visit http://necmusic.edu/jazz-lab  Questions?  Contact: jazzlab@necmusic.edu.

NEC’s Jazz Studies Department was the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory. The brainchild of Gunther Schuller, who moved quickly to incorporate jazz into the curriculum when he became President of the Conservatory in 1967, the Jazz Studies faculty has included six MacArthur “genius” grant recipients (three currently teaching) and four NEA Jazz Masters, and alumni that reads like a who’s who of jazz. The program has spawned numerous Grammy winning composers and performers. As Mike West writes in JazzTimes: “NEC’s jazz studies department is among the most acclaimed and successful in the world; so says the roster of visionary artists that have comprised both its faculty and alumni.”

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Hello.
Trombonist/composer Nick Finzer captures the uneasy mood of a turbulent time on his third album, Hear & Now, scheduled for release on February 17 on Outside in Music.Finzer celebrates the release with a Feb. 7–March 22 tour to 23 cities including Rochester, Ithaca, Buffalo, and NY, NY;  Cleveland and Akron, OH; Kalamazoo and, Detroit,  MI; Fayetteville, AR; Stillwater and Norman, OK; Flagstaff, and Phoenix, AZ; Seattle, WA;  Los Angeles, CA: St. Louis, MO; Edwardsville, IL; Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Tallahassee, Ft. MyerB, Tampa and Orlando, FL.

 

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Trombonist/Composer Nick Finzer embarks on 23-city national tour Feb. 7-March 22 following release of politically-charged third album

Hear & Now offers a bold call to action with Finzer’s sextet featuring Lucas Pino, Alex Wintz, Glenn Zaleski, Dave Baron and Jimmy Macbride
[Finzer’s] compositions are like stained-glass windows: lovely on the surface, but more impressive for how they imbue what’s behind them with color.” — Brian Zimmerman, DownBeat

“Nick Finzer [is] a new voice to the pantheon of upcoming trombone greats in the making.”

– Wycliffe Gordon
Trombonist/composer Nick Finzer captures the uneasy mood of a turbulent time on his third album, Hear & Now, scheduled for release on February 17 on Outside in Music. Finzer celebrates the release with a tour to 23 cities throughout the US from Feb. 7-March 22.

• Tues., February 7, 7:30 p.m. – Finzer is guest artist at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY
• Wed. February 8, 8 – 10 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at the Carriage House, Ithaca, NY
• Sat. February 11, 9 – 11 a.m. – Finzer is guest artist with Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, Rochester, NY
• Sat. February 11, 8 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at Pausa Art House, Buffalo, NY
• Sun. February 12, 7 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at Lovincup, Rochester, NY
• Wed. February 15, 8 – 11 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at The Bop Stop, Cleveland, OH
• Thurs. February 16, 8 – 11 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at BluJazz, Akron, OH
• Fri. February 17, 8 p.m. – Finzer is guest artist at University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI
• Sat. February 18, 9:30, 11 & 12:30 – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at Cliff Bell’s, Detroit, MI
• Mon. February 20, 7 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
• Tues. February 21, 8 p.m. – Finzer is guest artist at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
• Wed. February 22, 8 p.m. – Finzer is guest artist at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
• Fri. February 24, 8 p.m. – Finzer is guest artist at Northern Arizona University Jazz Fest, Flagstaff, AZ
• Sun. February 26, 7:30-10 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now with Lucas Pino at The Nash, Phoenix, AZ
• Mon. February 27, 7:30 – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at the Royal Room, Seattle, WA
• Tues. February 28, 7:45 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at The Mint, LA
• Wed. March 1, 8 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at the Kranzberg Center, St. Louis, MO
• Thurs. March 2, Finzer is guest artist at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
• Fri. March 3, 8 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at Nashville Jazz Workshop, Nashville, TN
• Sat. March 4, 8 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at Velvet Note, Atlanta, GA
• Sun. March 5, 5-7 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at B-Sharpe’s Jazz, Tallahassee, FL
• Mon. March 6, Finzer gives Entrepreneurship Lecture at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
• Wed. March 8, 7 – 10:30 p.m. – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now at The Barrel Room, Ft. Myers, FL
• Thurs. March 9, Finzer is guest artist at University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
• Fri. March 10, Finzer is guest artist at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
• Wed. March 22, 10:30 -1 – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now Official NYC CD Release Show at Small’s Jazz Club

The album shares the title of the new CD, Hear & Now, with the gifted and expressive sextet that Finzer has led since his debut release in 2013. Although it suggests an alertness to the present time and place, Finzer’s music also evokes a need and hope for change, a defiant optimism that pits love against the forces of oppression.

Hear & Now arrives at a moment of deep uncertainty and divisiveness in the country and around the world. The album’s nine tracks (eight originals along with a Duke Ellington classic) depict a range of viable reactions, from the intense energy of protest to a more meditative, reflective mood. Finzer’s compositions are brought to vigorous, full-bodied life by Hear & Now, a sextet with the power and wide-ranging palette of a big band but the supple energy of a small ensemble. It’s the trombonist’s third outing with the band, which includes tenor saxophonist/bass clarinetist Lucas Pino, guitarist Alex Wintz, pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Dave Baron, and drummer Jimmy Macbride.

“I wanted to capture feelings I was having about our country’s social framework,” Finzer says. “I started out trying to write about the emotional feeling of living in New York in 2016, but as the presidential election went on I realized that the stances I was taking were more politically oriented. Throughout the process of making the record I saw that this project was becoming more and more relevant to our reality.”

Finzer doesn’t name names or point fingers; nothing on Hear & Now takes a side or aligns with one party against another. It is instead a plea for a more united populace, a sonic argument for equality, tolerance and empathy. The album begins with “We The People,” a reminder that togetherness is embodied in the country’s founding documents. “I wasn’t thinking of a particular person or a particular side,” Finzer says. “I was trying to capture the intense energy of a large group of people trying to express their opinions and how important that is. When you get together with a lot of people and coalesce to fight against something, it creates this strong, base human emotion, so I was trying to capture that energy with the music.”

The brooding, introspective “The Silent One” follows. The piece was inspired by Finzer’s frustrations over a tendency to resort to heated emotions rather than logic and subtlety in reacting to issues and problems. The music deftly illustrates the feelings of frustration and isolation one can feel in the face of the mounting volume of TV pundits and internet trolls. Directly related is “Again and Again,” whose cyclical rhythms depict the history that we’re doomed to repeat. And repeat.

The frenetic, harried pace of “Race to the Bottom,” Finzer explains, is a reaction to “the inevitable conclusion of cutthroat capitalism. You either need to be the cheapest or the best because people don’t really pay attention to the middle. So you’re either in a race to the bottom or you’re trying to create something meaningful. To me it’s about the value of creating something unique and special because there’s no way you’re going to win that other battle.”

The mood of the album begins to rise with “New Beginnings,” with its feelings of dawning hope and tenuous optimism. “Lullaby for an Old Friend,” written for a friend of Finzer’s who passed away, laces its melancholy with the bittersweet good cheer that time and distance allows, mingling happy memories with the inevitable sense of loss. The up-tempo “Dance of Persistence” is a swinging call to action, but also offers a relief from tension. “That one is about not giving up,” he explains, “but also goes back to the thing that I love most, the thing that got me into playing jazz… when I need something to settle me I just want to play something swinging; it just makes me feel better.”

The album closes with the tender “Love Wins,” which Finzer wrote on the day that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality. More broadly it’s a strong tenet of belief that ultimately the forces of love will overcome ignorance, oppression and prejudice.

The album’s one non-original is Duke Ellington’s “Single Petal of a Rose,” which Finzer arranged for three trombones and two bass clarinets. He chose the piece for its sense of hushed and intimate joy, but also to pay homage to one of his key influences. “Duke Ellington was the first artist that I started checking out when I began listening to and learning to play jazz,” he says. “I loved the way his compositional style could embrace a theme, particular stories or ideas or characters. I also always thought it was really interesting how Ellington could use the big band and get so many interesting sounds out of it.”

Finzer takes a similar approach to his own sextet, for this recording working closely with producer Ryan Truesdell, leader of the renowned Gil Evans Project and Producer for Maria Schneider – giving him some profound insights into inventive arranging. “Asking Ryan to co-produce the album ended up being probably the best decision in the process of making my records,” Finzer says. “He was able to bring out extra nuances and had a great ear for making sure that we didn’t miss the chance to create a magical musical moment.”

A native of Rochester, New York, Finzer studied at the Eastman School of Music and Juilliard, where he was mentored by trombone legend Steve Turre. In 2011 he won the Eastern Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Competition and won an ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award in 2013 & 2015. He’s released two previous albums with his Hear & Now sextet: Exposition (2013) and The Chase (2015). Aside from his own projects he’s performed with the YouTube sensation, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, as well as Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet, Ryan Truesdell’s Gil Evans Project, and Anat Cohen’s new Tentet.

 

© Ricardo Nelson

 

 

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If you’re in Olympia tomorrow, the 15th of January, 2017 – check this one OUT:

Hello again and Happy New Year!!

 

This Sunday the 15th will open up a new schedule for our Rhythm & Rye potluck party.  Hope you can come. The time has moved up one hour, from 6 to 9 p.m.  I think you’ll like the new day and hours. It will remain on the 3rd Sunday of every month for 2017, and thanks to you for helping keep it going J.

 

Organ instrumentals will include oldies rock and roll, soul, and of course swinging stuff to keep the atmosphere lively. The food should be very nice (you can contribute!) so come hungry. Feel free to bring friends and ‘take over the place.’

 

Best to all,

Charlie

 

Charlie Saibel, Musician

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Hello Dick,

 

The ‘Lucía Jackson’s Debut Album’ team just posted:

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Thank you all for your generous support! We have raised 57% of our $18,000 goal!  Still 43% more to go until TOMORROW Midnight Saturday, January 14. Thanks to all of Lucia’s new supporters! Also thanks to all the new backers that contributed $200 or more. You will get your company or artist logo on the CD, on all promo materials and on our websites!

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To bring this campaign over the top!

We are almost out of time! Please share and encourage your friends to BACK THIS CAMPAIGN NOW! We are so close but yet so far from achieving Lucia’s dream! 

Thanks Ron and Lucia

 

Reply directly to this email to respond to the campaign owner, Lucía Jackson. Visit the campaign page to view all comments and updates for this project.

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Dear Friends in Music

 

MoonJune Records had a truly amazing year. 2016 was a celebration of outstanding and exceptional music, courtesy of my dear friends and extraordinary artists Dwiki Dharmawan, Dewa Budjana, Nicolas Meier, Stick Men, Markus Reuter, Asaf Sirkis, Boris Savoldelli (with Bardoscia/Casarano), Zhongyu, Beledo, Vasil Hadzimanov, Marbin. In 2016, MoonJune Records celebrated 15 years since its inception in June of 2001.

 

To celebrate 2016 and to wish You the most prosperous 2017, I would like to invite You to download for FREE this great MoonJune Records Sampler (88 tunes from 88 albums) of progressive music exploring and expanding boundaries of jazz, rock, avant, ethno, the unknown and anything in between and beyond. This offer is valid until 12/31/2016 and after that the sampler will be available for a modest price of $10.  Yes, is FREE, but any donation/contribution is gladly welcome.

 

Direct link: https://moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com/album/moonjune-sampler-free-download

And I hope that this can inspire You to get full albums either as Digital Download (FLAC/ALAC/M4A, WAV, MP3-320), on CD or on LP (selected titles), for which I am offering You 15% discount at the checkout, using the code: moonjune2016

 

The whole catalog available at: https://moonjunerecords.bandcamp.com

 

MoonJune Records is a truly independent and one-man-operation boutique label (occasionally helped by a few good friends and collaborators – thanks John, Sasha, Eddie), and it’s not my main activity. The recording music industry is not in a good shape, but the world is still full of ultra talented musicians from all the 16 corners of the globe. Despite all the difficulties and personal sacrifices and my very limited time (my main activities is booking, management, consulting and more; and I travel extensively all around the world), I am fully committed to continue to support the great new music of so-called moonjunistas. MoonJune Records functions as an extended musical family where all musicians are my friends, many for decades, and some are new friends, and the label’s roster is truly International, with artists coming from a variety of countries and different ethnic/cultural backgrounds: Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, UruguayUSA. Many of MoonJune artists, if their great music wasn’t launched/distributed/promoted by my label, possibly would never be known outside of their countries. And in my humble opinion, extraordinary talents such as Dewa Budjana, Tohpati, Riza Arshad, Dennis Rea, Michel Delville, Beledo, Dani Rabin, Danny Markovitch, Boris Savodelli, Dwiki Dharmawan, Agam Hamzah, Tesla Manaf, Xavi Reija, Dusan Jevtovic, Jon Davis, Vasil Hadzimanov, Nelson Coelho, Susan Clynes, Antoine Guenet, Reza Ryan, Adi Wijaya, Pietro Santangelo, Chris Caldwell of Delta Saxophone Quartet, Yumi Hara, Adi Darmawan, Gusti Hendy, Demas Narawangsa, Endang Ramdan, Sasha Markovic, Kana Kamitsubo, Bernat Hernandez, Mahogany Frog, Barry Cleveland, Jason Smith, Clint Bahr, and others, fully deserve attention of fans from all around the world. And I am profoundly grateful to all of them, without moonjunistas, MoonJune wouldn’t be possible. Of course, special mention goes to legends and veterans such as Elton Dean (RIP), Hugh Hopper (RIP), Allan Holdsworth, John EtheridgeJohn Marshall, Roy Babbington, Theo Travis, Beppe Crovella and Arti & Mestieri, Phil Miller, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter, Alex Maguire, and as well to many great and well known artists whose magic notes were used on various MoonJune recording sessions, such as Jimmy Haslip, Jimmy Johnson, Chad Wackerman, Gary Husband, Jack DeJohnette, Tim Garland, Guthrie Govan, Vinnie Colaiuta, Michael Landau, Antonio Sanchez, Joe Locke, Dave Liebman, Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Jerry Goodman, Dave Carpenter (RIP), Larry Goldings, Ben Williams, Gilad Atzmon, Mark Hewins, Geoff Leigh, Tony Bianco, David Binney, Indra Lesmana, Paul Wertico, Steve Rodby, Janis Siegel, Benoit Moerlen, Howard Levy, Reggie Hamilton, Gordon Beck (RIP), Kirk Covington, Gary Willis, Steve Hunt, Alan Pasqua, Paolo Fresu, Marc RibotFurio Chirico, Elliott Sharp, Morgan Fisher, Richard Sinclair, Mark Fletcher, Freddy Baker, Dave Stewart, Simon Fintch, Annie Whitehead, Didier Malherbe, Doug Boyle, Hugo Fattoruso, Simon PicardHiram Bullock, Charles Heyward, Steve Franklin, Karl Jenkins, Mike Ratledge, Bireli Lagrene, Michael Gerber, Mike Stern, Felix Pastorius, Gil Goldstein, Kenwood Dennard, Markus Miller, John PatitucciAlex Acuña, Carles Benavent, Charles Blenzig, Delmar Brown, Armando Marçal, Othello Molineaux, Jorge Pardo, Danny Gottlieb, Billy Hart, Phil HowardFabio Zuffanti, Robert Powell, Celso Alberti, Michael Manring, Amy X Neuberg, Erdem Helvaciouglu, Harry Manx, and others  (the list is very impressive!).

 

MoonJune‘s main website will be soon re-designed, and linked directly to MoonJune’s BandCamp where all the albums can be fully streamed (MoonJune supports the streaming controlled by artists and labels, but doesn’t support Spotify and YouTube), as well to web pages of MoonJune Bookings and MoonJune Asia.

 

I wish You all Happy Holidays and the most wonderful 2017.

 

Yours in Music

Leonardo/MoonJune

 

 

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FEW TESTIMONIES FROM MUSICIANS FEATURED ON MOONJUNE RECORDS

 

Leonardo Pavkovic is a discoverer of new sonic landscapes and an unusual out-of-box visionary manager capable of anticipating new developments in jazz and rock while maintaining his focus on the legacy of past revolutions. Because of his vision and erudition know no physical or mental boundaries, MoonJune might seem an oddity founded by a starry-eyed idealist, a rather utopian proposition in our increasingly prefab musical world, but to me, MoonJune is not just a record label pushing out alternative music. It feels more like a family of like-minded musicians keen to explore new grounds while collaborating with each other and engaging in a dialogue between the past and the present. Leonardo has succeeded in creating an environment for post-Canterbury, post-jazz-rock, post-everything artists to find and follow their own paths. As far as I am concerned, bands like douBt and Machine Mass simply would not have seen the light of day without his unflinching support. And it is largely thanks to his efforts that The Wrong Object’s visibility has increased exponentially over the last decade. – MICHEL DELVILLE (The Wrong Object, Machine Mass, Doubt, Comicoperando)

 

Leonardo of MoonJune is what we would have to call serious music enthusiast. It’s the only explanation for his continued and tireless dedication to the Music and Artists he looks after. His years of work with the incomparable Allan Holdsworth alone should put him on the shortlist for sainthood. He wholeheartedly and unselfishly  represents music which would not be called “mainstream” but is of great and sometimes historical importance to musicians and fans of jazz, fusion, and prog. And Leonardo continues to do great work in our unique corner of the music business. Thanks for keeping this flame alive, Great Nardini!”  – JIMMY JOHNSON (Dewa Budjana, Allan Holdsworth, James Taylor, Steve Gadd, Michael Landau)

 

In these days of immense difficulty brought on by the sudden, drastic devaluation of our art, it is, undoubtedly more than ever before, great to have gallant and determined ambassadors of music around – especially when they come in the form of fellows like sir Nardini, who’s company, MoonJune, now celebrates it’s 15th year championing, pioneering and relentlessly forwarding artists and their work. Here is a man who gets behind everything and everyone he believes in – whatever the hardship and unfeasibility he faces – with gusto, wisdom, integrity and with real heart. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been a part of a number of innovative, far-reaching and hugely significant projects he has brought about, and I look forward to every opportunity I hope to get in the future to do the same. His continual support and management of our mutual friend and genius Allan Holdsworth over many years has been monumental. He is a true visionary, a walking encyclopaedia of progressive music, and in addition to all of this, his constant energy and enthusiasm appear to be literally unceasing!  Leonardo, thank you, congratulations and huge respect to you sir!  You are a colossal inspiration to us all, and more than everything, a great friend and human being.  – GARY HUSBAND (Beledo, Dewa Budjana, Jason Smith, Allan Holdsworth, Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Robin Trower, Level 42, Billy Cobham Spectrum)

 

MoonJune label has become associated with quality and innovation, ignoring the conservative jazz and prog critics who reject or downplay anything outside their own restricted genre biases, and looks to the place where musical innovations have historically always happened, in the genre-free  mixing of influences. MoonJune’s owner Leonardo has a very deep understanding of music from a listening point of  view, and that feeds into the label and his choice of the musicians he works with.  He is a very supportive to his artists and full of creative and sometimes pivotal ideas for how each album he puts out can reach its potential. Leonardo’s intelligence and warmth make him an inspiring person to work with. – MARK WINGFIELD 

 

It is very rare these days to come across someone like Leonardo Pavkovic who is both a genuine music lover and is so supportive of his artists in every way. Leonardo has a special ability to make connections between different musicians – often of different cultures and musical styles – and produce unique and new music. Leonardo’s label MoonJune Records has created over the last decade and a half such a variety of uncompromising artistic music. I feel lucky and blessed to be working with Leonardo, both on his label and on his booking roster, while looking forward to many future collaborations around the globe.

– ASAF SIRKIS (Mark WIngfield, Dwiki Dharmawan, Dusan Jevtovic, Tim Garland, Gilad Atzmon)

 

Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune holds a very special place in my and LIGRO’s heart. His efforts have done so much to further the development of creative music in Indonesia. Approximately 10 years ago, when I first met Leonardo on one of his frequent visits to Jakarta, I was surprised and so delighted with his strong support for our music. I am in awe of his understanding and appreciation of the complexities of our music, which surpasses that of most musicians! I believe Leonardo’s perspective on music has served to encourage and inspire musicians throughout Indonesia to create the music on a higher level. MoonJune Records has been great in its impact, helping to orchestrate so many positive changes for the benefit of the Indonesian progressive music scene and its artists. Being associated  with Leonardo and MoonJune Records as a musician and as a friend, is a honor and a privilege. – AGAM HAMZAH (Ligro)

 

MoonJune is much more than a records label and a booking agency. It is a musical planet within our crazy world where great music is made and heard. Leonardo Pavkovic is the most incredible and passionate music lover I’ve ever met. His knowledge of music, musicians and beyond is huge. In our very difficult time when the music business almost doesn’t exist, Leonardo manages to make so many things happen and doesn’t give up on it. I am extremely happy to be part of the MoonJune planet and I wish Leonardo and MoonJune many more great years and success. – YARON STAVI (Mark WIngfield, Dwiki Dharmawan, David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Galliano, Asaf Sirkis)

Leonardo gave me the opportunity to release my work on MoonJune; now, six releases into the best label relationship a musician could ever wish for, awareness of my work has increased exponentially, as have the many deeply satisfying performance opportunities that have come my way as a result, from Siberia to Mexico. Equally important, my association with MoonJune has brought me into an extended family of mutually supportive kindred spirits, from the remarkable roster of nonpareil MoonJunista musicians from all over the globe, to the uncommonly attuned listeners who give our work its raison d’etre. Like its namesake orb, MoonJune steadily casts its light across a commercially ravaged musical landscape without ever capitulating to ‘the market,’ a rare paragon of musical virtue in ever more culturally bankrupt times. Boundless thanks to Leonardo for his belief in me and the other members of MoonJune’s singular tribe, and for bringing nourishing musical sustenance to fearless listeners worldwide – long may the Moon shine! – DENNIS REA (Moraine, Zhongyu, Iron Kim Style, Dennis Rea)

 

When it comes to prog-rock, jazz-rock, modern jazz, just to name a couple of the challenging and creative modern styles of music, Leonardo Pavkovic of MoonJune must be the most knowledgeable person I know, there are no bands or musicians from every little corner of the earth that he can’t tell you some transcendental story about them. At the beginning I thought that I had a great affinity with him  because he not only knew all,.and I mean all of my heroes but he also was working closely with them in one way or another. Later I understood that my world was just a tiny little part of the whole picture and that his list of heroes was way bigger than mine. Luckily I’ve been learning a lot from wonderful musicians from all over the world thanks to Leonardo. Nowadays In the music business well respected managers and producers are the ones that have the eagle eye for the talent that will bring the big bucks and that is OK, but Leonardo is way more ambitious than that,he is trying to find the music from beyond the conventional that is aimed more to nurture your soul and satisfy your artistic persona. I am extremely fortunate to be working with him, the process of producing my album Dreamland Mechanism started with a commitment to make an absolutly satisfying work, and that was exactly what happened, and it would not have happen if he was not involved with it with the constant flow of positive ideas and criteria often unconventional for a regular producer. I want to thank Leonardo for being one of my best friends and for hearing more than mere influences on my music, that really takes real objectivity and not only the projection of your own experiences, and coming from Leonardo it means a great deal because Marco Polo only wishes he could have gone to all of the places Leonardo has been all around the face of this beautiful Planet Earth. – BELEDO (The Avengers, Ruben Rada, Miguel Cantilo, Manolo Badrena, Pedro Aznar, Hugo Fattoruso, Opa, Dias de Blues)

 

 

2016 RELEASES

 

All albums can be fully streamed.

ENJOY 15% DISCOUNT AT THE CHECKOUT

USING THE PROMO CODE: moonjune2016

(Valid until 12/31/2016)

 

 

 

DWIKI DHARMAWAN

Pasar Klewer

DEWA BUDJANA

Zentuary

 

featuring Yaron Stavi, Asaf Sirkis,

Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier,

Gilad Atzmon, Boris Savoldelli,

Aris Daryono, Peni Candra Rini,

I Nyoman & Gamelan Jass Jegog

featuring Tony Levin, Gary Husband, Jack DeJohnette w/special guests

Tim Garland, Guthrie Govan, Danny Markovitch, Saat Syah, Ubiet, Risa Saraswati, Czech Symphony Orchestra

 

“Masterpiece.” / “5 stars.” 

“One of top jazz albums of the year.”

– DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

 

CD / LP / DOWNLOAD
“Elegant compositions, powerful, memorable, high value production.”

– SID SMITH, music critic

 

CD / LP / DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

STICK MEN

Prog Noir

STICK MEN w/DAVID CROSS

Midori

 

featuring TONY LEVIN, MARKUS REUTER, PAT MASTELOTTO
feat. TONY LEVIN, MARKUS REUTER, PAT MASTELOTTO, DAVID CROSS

 

“Adventurous, charming melodies, daring instrumental virtuosity.”

– PETE PARDO, Sea Of Tranquility

“..where an un-tested chemistry goes fleetingly, beautifully right.”

– GENO THACKARA, All About Jazz

 

CD / DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

SAVOLDELLI CASARANO BARDOSCIA

The Great Jazz Gig

In The Sky

BELEDO

Dreamland Mechanism

feat. GARY HUSBAND, LINCOLN GOINES +

VASIL HADZIMANOV B.

feat. DAVID BINNEY

Alive

 

“Extraordinary jazz interpretation of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon”
“Elegant jazz-rock with a versatile touch.”

– Progressor Magazine

“4.5 stars.”

– DownBeat Magazine

 

CD / LP /DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

NICOLAS MEIER

Infinity

feat. JIMMY HASLIP, VINNIE COLAIUTA

ZHONGYU

Zhongyu

feat. JON DAVIS, DENNIS REA +

MARBIN

Goat Man & The House Of Dead

 

“Absolutely brilliant!”

– Adam Baruch, Jazzis

“Highly recommended!”

– RB, Progressive Mistress

“Quite impressive. 4 stars.”

– D. Wayne, All About Jazz

 

CD / DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD

 

 

 

ASAF SIRKIS

Full Moon

FREE DOWNLOAD

MARKUS REUTER

Fool Of Music

FREE DOWNLOAD

XAVI REIJA

Live at RZZ

feat. DUSAN JEVTOVIC, BERNAT HERNANDEZ

FREE DOWNLOAD

 

“A master of creative surprise.”

– Bill Bruford, drummer

“A glimpse into the musical world of Markus Reuter and friends.”
“Intricate, powerful with emotional tone.”

– Leonid Auskern, JazQuad

 

DOWNLOAD
DOWNLOAD
DOWNLOAD

 

 

MOONJUNE RECORDS’ EARLY 2017 RELEASES

AVAILABLE NOW ON CD + INSTANT DOWNLOAD

 

 

WINGFIELD REUTER

STAVI SIRKIS

The Stone House

TOHPATI ETHNOMISSION

Mata Hati

 

CD / DOWNLOAD
CD / DOWNLOAD

 

 

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO FANS WHO PURCHASED LPs of DEWA BUDJANA (Zentuary, Home) and DWIKI DHARMWAN (Pasar Klewer). My new label associate in Europe will ship all vinyl’s from January 8, 2017. I apologize to those who were patiently waiting for those great vinyl releases.

 

 

 

MOONJUNE MUSIC (BOOKINGS & MANAGEMENT) has handled booking of over 1500 shows since its formation in 2001. These shows have encompassed full tours, festivals, individual dates, clinics and workshops in more than 50 countries across the globe, specializing in tours in Latin America, Japan and Asia (over 60 tours in Japan since 2002).

 

Current booking management roster includes: STICK MEN, LEVIN BROTHERS, TONY LEVIN, PETE LEVIN, SOFT MACHINE (LEGACY), DEWA BUDJANA, BELEDO, BORIS SAVOLDELLI, NICOLAS MEIER & DEWA BUDJANA GROUP, and on non exlusive base: Scott Henderson, Jimmy Haslip, Jan Akkerman, Francis Dunnery, The Security Project (feat. Jerry Marrotta and Trey Gunn), Dwiki Dharmawan, World Peace Trio (Dwiki Dharmawan, Kamal Musallam, Gilad Atzmon), Markus Reuter.

Besides above mentioned artists, MoonJune Music has worked and works directly or via their booking or management representatives with: Alan Pasqua, Alex Machacek, Alex Maguire, Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers, Area, Arti & Mestieri, Asaf Sirkis, Banco, Beppe Crovella, Bill Bruford, Bill Simms Jr., Chad Wackerman, Corrado Rustici, Curved Air, D.F.A., Daevid Allen, David Cross, David Jackson, Davy Knowles, Dennis Chambers, Deus Ex Machina, Discus, Disney On Ice, Doubt, Dušan Jevtović, Eddie Jobson, Elton Dean, Fabio Golfetti, Finisterre, Flash, Forgas Band Phenomena, Garbage, Gary Boyle, Gary Husband, Gilad Atzmon, Guy Davis, Ernest Tibbs, Hatfield & The North, Hugh Hopper, Jeff Berlin, Jimmy Johnson, Joe Lovano, Joey Alexander, John Tropea, Jon Hiseman’s Colosseum, Kamal Musallam, Ken Hensley, Latte E Miele, Lenny White, Markus Reuter, Mauro Pagani, Mel Collins, Michel Delville, Moraine, Nektar, New Trolls, Nicolas Meier, Osanna, PFM, Pete Levin, Phil Miller In Cahoots, Renaissance, Richard Sinclair, Robby Krieger, simakDialog, Soft Moon, Status Quo, Susan Clyne, Terry Bozzio, Three Friends, Tohpati, Tony Levin, Trey Gunn, Vasil Hadžimanov, Virgil Donati, Xavi Reija, Zhang Ling (Big John Blues),
During his association with 2 Plus Music & Entertainment (2010-2015, in partnership with the legendary Gentle Giant and then music business impresario Derek Shulman), MoonJune’s Leonardo Pavkovic has worked also with John Sykes, Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Jake E Lee, Ron Mancuso, Texas Hippie Coalition, Gary Cherone, Circa, Billy Sherwood, Tony Kaye, Bobby Kimball, Whitesnake.

We also work non-exclusively with a vast array of musicians related to their individual and collective touring projects, clinics/masterclasses and recording sessions engagements and all the other musicians on the MoonJune Records’ recording roster (www.moonjune.com).

 

 

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Hi everyone –
just a friendly reminder that the Elvin Jones Project feat. Ian Froman and Noah Preminger hits the road tomorrow!

Where can you get all the details? My brand new website!!

www.mfbass.com is the new home for all things MF. Please take a minute to check it out and peruse my calendar with 2017 tour dates, music from all of my albums and live cuts, and more!

Thanks again for making 2016 great and looking forward to seeing you in 2017!

-MF

 

 

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Make Your 2017 Resolution “Help Lucia Achieve Her Dream!”
At Diviera Drive This Summer In Williamsburg Brooklyn
It’s New Years Eve! What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? Thank You All For A Great 2016! Now it’s time for 2017! Boy how time goes by fast! I’d like to thank everyone who made this year a success. Wishing You A Happy New Year!

Watch Lucia’s Indiegogo Promo Video !
Successful Fundraiser at Dardo Galleto Studios December 21
It’s New Year’s Eve With 2 Weeks to Go!
Thank you for making Lucia’s campaign reach 44%! All your support has helped us get this far! Now it’s time to really step up and get everyone involved reaching the remaining 56% in 14 days. I know we can do it!.Please share and encourage everyoneyou know to back this important project now. Please encourage to make a New Year’s resolution to help Lucia achieve her dream by giving anything they or buying really cool perks like Your Name on The Album! or Print of your Logo! If all our friends on Facebook gave just $10 each we would succeed by New Year’s Day. Now it’s up to all of us to reach $18,000. Thank You

GET COOL A PERK FOR NEXT YEAR! CONTRIBUTE NOW!

Since moving back to NYC from Madrid in 2010, Lucia has been dazzling crowds with her singing and dancing. The plan is to have ten to twelve original arrangements of jazz standards; some of which feature tango and flamenco influences. We hope to share them with you around the beginning of 2017! Help us reach our goal of $18,000, so we will be able to
Record a fully produced album of ten to twelve songs in a professional studio with my quartet, plus I will have guest musicians play for a few of the songs ($7,000-$9,000) Pay for rehearsal space and the time needed to rehearse with the band before going to the studio ($600-$1,000) Pay for photography, art work, design and manufacturing of the CD ($2,000-$3,000) Cover the costs of radio and press promotion ($3,000-$5,000)
Throw a CD Release Party with all the musicians and guest artists at a NYC venue! ($1,000-$1,500)

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! BACK IT NOW AND GET COOL PERKS!
The full band rehearsing at Smash Studios in New York City
We have a wonderful band
with Yago Vazquez- piano,Matt Clohesy-double bass, Corey Rawls-drums and of course Lucia Jackson-Vocals and myself Ron Jackson on 7 String Guitar, Help us reach our goal of $18,000

Please contact Luis Jackson for social media and booking at ronimusiclabel@gmail.com
FOR BOOKING CLICK HERE!

Ron Jackson Music LLC Has Launched!!!
Ron Jackson Tour Dates!!

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Happy New Year!!

Clearing out the old to bring in the new!

2017 is looking like another big recording year for me, so I am having a sale on my 3 albums in the Sanctuary series to clear out inventory to make room for new recordings coming out this year. You can order each for $5 on Bandcamp and I have also reduced the shipping costs! Of course you can always contact me directly at sfinzer1@gmail.com to order.

The Heart Dance Records catalog can be viewed at Heart Dance Records and Bandcamp. All albums can also be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby!!

PERFORMANCES 

Whispers from Silence – Music and Meditation to welcome 2017

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

4:30-6:00pm

$18 in advance and $27 advance with autographed CD or $25 at door

Interfaith Community Spiritual Center

952 E Baseline Rd #102 Mesa, AZ 85204

480-593-8798

TICKETS

 

TEDX FOUNTAIN HILLS

I was asked to be a guest speaker at the TedX Event in Fountain Hills on January 28th. Please check my website for more details.

TICKETS

Please check my website for performance updates! www.sherryfinzer.com

 

Did you know that you can listen to my music on Pandora and Spotify? Please consider creating a Sherry Finzer Pandora station or adding my music to your current Pandora stations, and following me on Spotify!!

 

Create a Sherry Finzer station on Pandora!

PANDORA       SPOTIFY

I am a US distributor for Guo flutes. If you are interested in testing out or purchasing any of these flutes please contact me. www.gflute.com

 

           iTunes  CDBaby   Bandcamp  Amazon  Youtube  Pandora  Spotify       

               www.sherryfinzer.com www.heartdancerecords.com

 

 

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Internationally renowned jazz pianist/composer Fred Hersch
In Facebook Live Concert + Q & A with acclaimed journalist Larry BlumenfeldTuesday, December 20 at 11 a.m.Hersch nominated for two 2017 Grammy Awards for Palmetto CD Sunday Night at the VanguardInternationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch will perform solo for a Facebook Live Concert on Tuesday, December 20 at 11 a.m. The event, which will include questions from renowned music journalist Larry Blumenfeld, will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place in Hersch’s NYC apartment.To watch the concert, go to https://www.facebook.com/fredherschmusic/ at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, December 20.Hersch, who will just have returned from a 10-date European tour, has received two 2017 Grammy nominations for the Fred Hersch Trio’s recent Palmetto Records CD Sunday Night at the Vanguard. Hersch has been nominated in the categories of Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo (Monk’s “We See”, Fred Hersch, soloist). The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 12, 2017.Hersch has now earned a total of ten Grammy nominations since 1993 in the categories of Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Best Instrumental Composition and Best Improvised Jazz Solo.A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. A ten-time Grammy Award nominee, he continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist and 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association.Hersch has long defined jazz’s creative edge in a wide variety of settings, from his breathtaking solo recitals and exploratory duos to his extraordinary trios and innovative chamber settings. With some three dozen albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, he consistently wins an international array of awards and lavish critical praise for his albums. The 2015 Palmetto album Fred Hersch SOLO won a Coup de Coeur from L’Academie Charles Cros – his third such award – as well as the French Grand Prix de L’Académie de Jazz.The feature documentary The Ballad of Fred Hersch premiered at the prestigious Full Frame Film Festival in March 2016 to a sold-out house and rave reviews. His memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly, will be published in 2017 by Crown Books/Random House.

Sunday Night at the Vanguard featuring Hersch with his trio of bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson, has earned wide critical acclaim.

“The resulting album…confirms that he’s still one of the most insightfully lyrical searchers in his field. It also underscores how his bond with the bassist John Hebert and the drummer Eric McPherson, while never less than strong, reaches a rarefied plane in this particular room.” – Nate Chinen, New York Times

“His sparkling tone, harmonic inventiveness, dynamic control, and mastery of rubato are striking from the opening seconds of the first track.” – Fred Kaplan, Stereophile

“It is, perhaps, his trio work that will be his legacy to the jazz pantheon. He is Hersch. A combination of fearless determination and sensitive interpretation. *****” – Mark Corroto, All About Jazz

“…’Sunday Night At The Vanguard’ takes the trio’s propensity for dramatic lyricism, harmonic exploration and rhythmic experimentation to new levels of poise and audacity.” – Ed Enright, DownBeat Magazine (Editor’s Pick)

“Like the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Fred Hersch Trio is an entity where the indiidual parts coalesce into a greater whole. Sunday Night at the Vanguard is an instant classic, and the best piano trio album I have heard in years.” – Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

“This is as good as it gets.” ***** – Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times

“You’ll hear a Monk tune that sounds nothing like Monk, and you’ll hear originals that sound like standards and standards that sound like originals.” – Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist (Rick’s Pick)

“Fred Hersch chose to give listeners what he thought was the ‘lightning in a bottle’ of a night when the band was ‘in the zone’ – this glorious album should make you want to see the band live. And, do go see and hear them, as the Fred Hersch Trio is among the best ensembles of any size playing in this day and age.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest

“Hersch is one of the major living jazz pianists but he has never quite become a star.  Perhaps because he is so technically refined, so comprehensive in his coverage of the maistream piano universe, he evades categorization. In a perfect world where you were king, you would sit Fred Hersch down and make him play every song you ever loved.” – Thomas Conrad, New York City Jazz Record

…. their empathetic interplay makes them the natural heirs to the Evans/LaFaro/Motian unit the revoloutionized the jazz-piano trio on the Village Vanguard stage.” – Matt R Lohr, Jazz Times

“A pianist of uncommen senitivity combined with sn infinite capacity to swing, Hersch benfits greatly from a remkable intective, elastic rhythm section in bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson.” – Bill Milkowski, Absolulte Sound

“Pianist Fred Hersch is a painter of musical portraits that are infused with tonal color and harmonic depth, all presented within a frame of originality, sophistication, and virtuosity.  His latest trio recording, Sunday Night At The Vanguard continues to demonstrate his commitment to these traits.”  – Pierre Giroux, Audiophile Audition

“Few pianists have possessed a more comprehensive, magisterial technique or musical integrity…. Fred Hersch is both the grandest and most lyric of virtuosos.” – Raul Da Gama, Jazz DaGama

“It’s a good thing then that Hersch’s disc is filled with so much lyricism, creative sparkle and personality. We’ll leave it to a later date to figure out where Sunday Night at the Vanguard fits in the jazz pantheon, but for now, let’s call it a richly satisfying listen that represents this latest edition of Hersch’s trio, which has already recorded once at the Vanguard, in full bloom, striving and succeeding in many musical directions.” – Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen

“After all their years together, take it for granted that pianist Hersch, bassist John Hébert and drummer Eric McPherson listen intently to one another and mesh with elegance on every level. However, taking for granted anything about the Hersch trio can only open you up to surprises. Close listening to this album brings great rewards.” –Doug Ramsey, Rifftides

Hersch has earned similar distinction with his writing, garnering a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship in Composition. He’s collaborated with an astonishing range of artists throughout the worlds of jazz (Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Bill Frisell); classical (Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Christopher O’Riley); and Broadway (Audra McDonald). Long admired for his sympathetic work with singers, Hersch has joined with such notable jazz vocalists as Nancy King, Janis Siegel, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Norma Winstone and Kurt Elling.

 

 

 

 

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The Meeting Draws Rave Reviews

Oleg Kireyev & Keith Javors‘ new album featuring jazz trumpet luminary Tom Harrell alongside first-call NYC musicians Ben Williams and E.J. Strickland has been receiving great feedback from the press and also broke the Top 25 on JazzWeek Radio. Here are just a few excerpts from the media:

“One of the finest quintets around.” -AllAboutJazz

“Muscular and musical.” -Jazz Weekly

“Hip with lots in reserve…A sure bet.” -Cadence

“Captures a time as only the most experienced and proficient musicians can – with style and real substance within the playing.” -The Jazz Breakfast

“One of the best jazz albums that I’ve heard in 2016!…Bound to become a jazz classic.” -Improvijazzation Nation

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Musicians’ Corner: What A Donald Trump Presidency Means For All Musicians And The Music Business

Courtesy of Kevin Erickson of the Future of Music Coalition, HERE is an interesting article of what the recent elections may mean for those of us in the field.

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Every Release Is Now 60% Off!

As our way of saying Happy Holidays and to thank you for your kind support year-round, every physical CD title in our catalog can be purchased for 60% off (around five bucks), offer good through December 25. This includes tracks featuring Chris Potter, Terell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Tom Harrell, NDR Bigband, Ben Williams, E.J. Strickland, the Mark Lomax Trio, D-PRIEST, and more more. Simply use the code 60DECEMBER upon checkout! Since each CD release includes deluxe packaging, liner notes, and bonus tracks, you’re getting quite the deal. Take advantage today by visiting the Inarhyme Store.

Jennifer Perryman tracking the new EP

Look For Sensational Vocalist Jennifer Perryman in 2017

Jennifer Perryman, possessive of a beautifully soulful, resonant voice, the kind that pulls a listener in with each subsequent syllable, is a likely match for Inarhyme Records, who’s “Adventurous. Artistic. Accessible.” slogan fits her like a glove. Evident by two new singles on the horizon for 2017, Today and A Phoenix Rising, Perryman presents a glimpse of something which can be admired as much for its honesty as for its sheer beauty. Such a genuineness may be a rarity in Pop music, but for the listener craving a unique perspective and an opportunity to be moved and grow, these songs offer just that chance.

Keith Javors In Concert

Hometown Gig Alert: Keith Javors Trio At South Kitchen and Jazz Bar

Acclaimed pianist and producer Dr. Keith Javors will make a rare Philadelphia hometown appearance at the illustrious South Kitchen and Jazz Bar on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as part of the Evolution of Jazz series curated by WRTI‘s Jeff Duperon. Joined by world-class musicians Nimrod Speaks on bass and Byron Landham on drums, the trio will play originals from Keith’s eight records as a leader as well as offering fresh treatments of existing jazz standards.

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Come to Lucia’s Campaign Event Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30pm Vella NYC!
BACK LUCIA’S INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN!

My daughter, jazz vocalist and dancer, Lucia Jackson’s Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to record her debut album has reached it’s halfway point! We have 43 backers and have raised only 17% of our goal of $18,000. We need your support at this crucial last half. If all my fans helped with $5-10 each, we would easily reach Lucia’s dream of recording her debut album. Since moving back to NYC from Madrid in 2010, Lucia has been dazzling crowds with her singing and dancing. With your support, we can make this dream possible!

See Lucia’s Indiegogo Promo Video for her Debut Album!

Support Lucia’s Indiegogo Campaign!

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!
Rehearsing at Smash Studios New York City

I’m so proud that Lucia is launching her 1st Indiegogo campaign to record her debut album!
The plan is to have ten to twelve original arrangements of jazz standards; some of which feature tango and flamenco influences. We hope to share them with you around the beginning of 2017!

Help us reach our goal of $18,000, so we will be able to
Record a fully produced album of ten to twelve songs in a professional studio with my quartet, plus I will have guest musicians play for a few of the songs ($7,000-$9,000) Pay for rehearsal space and the time needed to rehearse with the band before going to the studio ($600-$1,000) Pay for photography, art work, design and manufacturing of the CD ($2,000-$3,000) Cover the costs of radio and press promotion ($3,000-$5,000)
Throw a CD Release Party with all the musicians and guest artists at a NYC venue! ($1,000-$1,500)
BACK IT NOW!
The full band rehearsing at Smash Studios in New York City

We have a wonderful band
myself Ron Jackson on 7 String Guitar, Yago Vazquez- piano,Matt Clohesy-double bass, Corey Rawls-drums and of course Lucia Jackson-Vocals Help us reach our goal of $18,000

Luis Jackson is my social media manager and assistant to booking for me. Please contact him at ronimusiclabel@gmail.com for bookings and promotion.

FOR BOOKING CLICK HERE!
Ron Jackson Music LLC Has Launched!!!
Ron Jackson Tour Dates!!
Track Me at BandsInTown!
Like Me On Facebook!