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On the heels of her successful crowdfunding for her rave reviewed  Circle in a Square
in 2014, Lauren (long time member of New York Voices) is at it again with a stunning new project celebrating the early years of
 the divine Ms. Nancy Wilson
Be a part of making independent music possible!    Join the fund today.
Campaign closes June 4th!
if we don’t reach our goal, we don’t get funded
There is still so much to do!  Mastering, Artwork, Manufacturing, Licensing, Marketing and Promotion
  Fund Here

I’m blazing into the great crowdfunding world again, asking you to join us in producing my latest solo outing, A Sleepin’ Bee – The Nancy Wilson Sonnet.  We dove into her early years,

focusing on predominantly her collaborations with Cannonball Adderley and George Shearing.  With a smattering of other gems, we gathered 11 songs, moved some meters and shapes around, transcribed nuggets of inspiration from the band and formed our own little Wilson universe.

Andy Ezrin co arranged the music with me over the course of 2016. At the top of 2017, 8 time Grammy Award winning Engineer, Elliot Schiener, and I were presented with a wonderful chance to record the music at my alma mater, Berklee College of Music’s Shames Family Scoring Stage, as part of an educational exchange.  Suddenly everything had to be pulled together in 2 weeks.  Lucky for us, Matt Penman, Jared Schonig, and Ingrid Jensen joined Andy, Elliot and I in the race to Boston.   When opportunity knocks………..answer!!
The video picks up the story from here………
Won’t you answer our knock…?
Please join us
There are many incentives, simple and grand.  Pre ordering your copy helps, underwriting the musicians helps, and better still, spreading the word HELPS!
Follow this link to read more and become engaged with the project and goal.
2017 came in like a steamroller, I’m following the karma and momentum, your faith and fuel will help get us the rest of the way.
This campaign closes on June 4th!!  It doesn’t move forward if we don’t reach our goal.
Lauren, Andy Ezrin, Elliot Schiener, Matt Penman, Jared Schonig and Ingrid Jensen
Most Gratefully and Humbly Yours,
Lauren

 

 

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May 25, 2017

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Fun Grooves And Love Ballads
In Latin/R&B/ Jazz Styles
Featured On The New CD From

Listen To Moko Jumbie
Musicians 
All keyboards and drum programming, Tom Coppola.
Vocals by Googie on “Fire Chant” and “Jackalantan”
Guitar on “Moko Jumbie,” Lou Volpe.
Johnny Almendra, PercussionBand Website: 
tomcoppolajazz.com

 

 

 

 

 

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May 23, 2017

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AIR FRANCE Presents
DJANGO REINHARDT NY FESTIVAL
18TH YEAR!
@ BIRDLAND  – July 4-9
“Starring DJANGO FESTIVAL ALLSTARS”
And on major cross-country tour
Starting with Hollywood Bowl June 10, Ending at Birdland
Special Guests at Birdland, ‘Young Women in Jazz’
Veronica Swift (July 4,5), Grace Kelly (6,7),
Jazzmeia Horn (8,9)
HOT JAZZ ! for a Hot Summer Holiday
Produced by Pat Philips Stratta
SAMSON SCHMITT, gypsy, from the Lorraine region of France who grew up playing alongside his dad, legendary gypsy guitarist DORADO SCHMITT,  takes the lead as he rises to stardom. Downbeat Magazine’s  Allen Morrison wrote of Schmitt at Newport.. “lightening licks… melodic genius”  Schmitt is  joined by LUDOVIC BEIER on Accordion and Accordina …  a favorite at the Festival.  Morrison wrote of Beier “played like an angel…and as good a solo as was heard at Newport”.                                                                                 

PIERRE BLANCHARD on Violin brings the house to its feet with incredible fire and virtuosity, joined by rhythm great DOUDOU CUILLERIER who’s also a mean scat singer.  ANTONIO LICUSATI on Bass ‘is the power’  that holds it all up.

Special Guests:
July 4 and 5VERONICA SWIFT, at 23, is an up and coming jazz vocal star, known for her distinctive voice, sterling musicianship, and deep repertoire.
July 6 and 7GRACE KELLY plays the sax with the heart and passion of an old soul, yet with the genre bending zest and energy of a 24-year old,  appearing at major festivals and clubs.
July 8 & 9JAZZMEIA HORN, 26, Winner of the Monk Competition and and recently signed to Prestige Records…”A Jazz Vocalist on the Rise….and most talked about “….” New York Times

The Django Festival Allstars return to BIRDLAND, The Festival’s US Home’, for the Grand Finale of this great month-long tour.

Supporting Sponsors: 
RD WRIGHT INC.
JOHN PEARSE STRINGS
Joan and John D’ADDARIO FOUNDATION
ZIPSPROUT                     

BIRDLAND: 315 W. 44th Street (bet. 8th and 9th Avenues)
Reservations:  212 581 3080  or www.birdlandjazz.com
Full Dinner Menu – Parking Nearby

 

 

 

 

 

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May 23, 2017

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Join Michael Bisio at
The Atlantic Center for the ArtsApplications are now being accepted for Associate Artists-in-Residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Deadline extended through June 11, 2017.
Join Bassist/Composer Michael Bisio on the beautiful ACA campus in New Smyrna
Beach, FL. October 15 – November 4, 2017.All instrumentalists, composers and vocalists are welcome to apply.Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.Residency Goals:
-Working together to create a vocabulary inclusive of spontaneous composition, traditional notation, and gesture.-Meeting as individuals and in group settings to realize a music that is relevant to our time at ACA and develops a process that carries beyond.-Establishing a collaborative experience with the other disciplines represented.Info:
http://atlanticcenterforthearts.org/master-artist/michael-bisio/

To Apply:
https://aca.submittable.com/submit/2e77e167-3ae0-41a2-998a-073d10bab1d8/michael-bisio-residency-167

Michael’s compositions appear on over 25 recordings (entire discography is over 100). He has been awarded nine grants in composition and an Artist Trust Fellowship.
“A veteran of the improvised music scene, it was a treat to hear Bisio in a rare solo concert. Rapidly jump-cutting from idea to idea, frequent clips of Mingus, Ornette and more punctuated an hour of stream-of-conscious freedom, showcasing a verbosity of language that few improvisers have absorbed. Ferocious, angular walking breaking hard-right into delicate flautando chords, then devolving into guttural, bow-grinding chaos, this riveting set was not merely an exploration of the sonic possibilities of the double bass. It was a view into the mind of a very open, sensitive, creative human, and amidst all the thunder and noise, one could never hide from the raw emotion flowing from Bisio like a flood.” –  Jeff Harshbarger,  Bass World  (Vol. 38 Number Two 2015)

“Bisio is one of the most attentive, intuitive bassists around, qualities that make a good fit with Shipp and make Shipp sound even better. But there’s more to Bisio than being a sideman; he’s a force as a composer and bandleader in his own right.” S.Victor Aaron somethingelsereviews.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Brazilian composer/multi-instrumentalist and NEC honorary Doctor of Music degree recipient Hermeto Pascoal presented New England Conservatory Interim President Tom Novak with an original score.
Hello!
I hope you’re well.
Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from New England Conservatory during NEC’s 146th annual Commencement on Sunday, May 21.
Pascoal presented scores of original compositions to NEC’s Interim President Tom Novak, Jazz Studies Department Chair Ken Schaphorst and numerous students.
About Hermeto Pascoal 
Even in the creative hothouse of Brazilian music, Hermeto Pascoal stands out as a particularly distinctive character. Affectionately known as “O Bruxo” (The Sorcerer), the ingenious composer and multi-instrumentalist has cultivated a dazzlingly rich musical universe that draws on folkloric styles like frevo, xaxado and forro, with elements of jazz, rock and other styles of music. On stage, Pascoal cuts a fantastical figure, with his translucent albino skin and flowing white hair. Rushing from instrument to instrument, he creates intricate tapestries of sound that hold together with a powerful internal logic. A prodigy on flute and accordion, Hermeto started performing professionally before his teens, playing dances and festivals around his hometown of Arapiraca.
By the mid ’60s, Pascoal had formed a series of influential groups with percussionist Airto Moreira, including Sambrasa Trio and Quarteto Novo, which sought to reinterpret the styles of northeastern Brazil through a jazz sensibility. By the end of the decade he was performing and recording with Miles Davis and winning a cult following among luminaries like Gil Evans and Lyle Mays. Meanwhile, Airto became a legend as part of Chick Corea’s original Return to Forever in 1972.
All the best,
Ann Braithwaite
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New England Conservatory Interim President Tom Novak listens to Hermeto Pascoal speak after the Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from NEC.

© Eric Antoniou

Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist and NEC honorary Doctor of Music degree recipient Hermeto Pascoal with New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Department Chair Ken Schaphorst.

© Eric Antoniou

New England Conservatory Interim President Tom Novak, honorary Doctor of Music degree recipient Hermeto Pascoal and NEC Jazz Studies Department Chair Ken Schaphorst.

 

 

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  Hey whats upMy next show will be at “The Barbary” this Saturday May 27th. If you need tickets by all means text me at 215-392-4800 or just come through. SEE YOU THERE! Yaaahhh!!!

                   

 

 

Movie MuZiK: Directors Cut EP

 

Mel Alston Jr continues his soulful journey with a very classic live performance which took place at “The Fire” music venue in Philadelphia. Backed by “The Sound Barrier Experience”, Mel sets the tone for a local audience blending a powerful vocal tone with soulful melodies, taking those in attendance on a rollercoaster ride of love gained and lost. From the soulful Acoustics of Science & Math to the triumphant blaze of The Impossible joined by Jay Griffey & Dakota Black. The band really stole the night, capturing the crowd throughout the experience. The live soulful sound of Alston’s voice embodies what can only be described as that Philly Soul.

 

Text me here 215-392-4800 and add yourself to my contact list for a free download of Movie muziK: Directors Cut. Hope you’re having a great week. Mel Jr

 

There are two things that present a huge challenge to most musicians: writing original love songs and capturing good quality recordings of live shows. With Movie Muzik: Director’s Cut, Mel Alston Jr. & The Sound Barrier Experience have achieved both.

“Evan Cambell of 24 Our Music”

 

24 Our Music Review
SOUNDCLOUD
BANDCAMP
 

 

The Sound Barrier Experience

 

 

Sound Barrier Experience, also known as “SBE” are a Philadelphia based alternative Urban/R&B band dedicated to bringing quality music that’s listenable to all ages.  Inspired by the “hip-hop band” concept pioneered by Stetsasonic and most notably The Roots, SBE has garnered critical acclaim and gradually influenced by hip hop and R&B acts.

 

The Sound Barrier Experience is a great ensemble of an assortment of acts, they are dedicated musicians and artist, but most important, musicians and artist who love music!  We welcome you and your business and feel free to donate, thank you for your business and continued support. The Band is comprised Of Greg James (Drums) Morris McFarland (guitar) Mick McClease (Bass), Brizzy Brizz (Keys),Jay Griff (MC vocals, Dakota Black (MC vocals) and  Mel Alston Jr. (Vocalist)

 

Watch the Documentary

 

The ImpossiBle (Official Video)

“The ImpossiBle”, written & produced by Willie Stone is the first single off Alston’s Upcoming Release, “Movie Muzik” Director’s Cut with The Sound Barrier Experience. A twisting turning story that, like all great magic tricks, stays with you. Melos, a charismatic showman and gifted illusionist, sets the stage for his biggest trick yet to do “The ImpossiBle”. But nothing is as it seems, are you watching closely?

Watch the Impossible

 

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STUNNING VOCALIST CALABRIA FOTI’S

COLE PORTER TRIBUTE IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

Featuring Eddie Daniels, Gene Bertoncini, Michael Patterson

SET FOR RELEASE JULY 17, 2017

 

LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD

 

CALABRIA FOTI is one of music’s best-kept secrets. She is a jazz/pop vocalist with a lush, silky voice and impeccable intonation, a recording artist who’s shared the spotlight and the microphone with TV’s Seth MacFarlane (and garnered a Grammy Award nomination). She’s also an active studio musician who has played violin on recordings for some of the top names in music (Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Daft Punk, and many others), and her voice has been featured on television and movies. Legendary singer, Johnny Mathis, gushed upon hearing Calabria’s CD, A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening, “Listening to a beautiful voice is one of my greatest pleasures in life. Listening to this recording of Calabria Foti’s voice is some of the most beautiful and artistic music I have ever heard.”

 

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT is Calabria’s third album release. It demonstrates and amplifies what the pros have known for a long time – that Calabria Foti is one of the finest jazz/pop vocalists on the scene today.

 

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT comprises 11 songs by Cole Porter. Known for his witty and sometimes risqué lyrics and unusual melodies, Porter has had a lasting impact on the jazz idiom. Calabria worked with pianist Michael Patterson, who arranged and produced the CD, to capture Porter at his most introspective, heartfelt and vulnerable.

 

Patterson is a Grammy and Emmy Award winning composer who has worked across multiple genres and instrumental ensembles, including orchestral and chamber music for concert halls, jazz arrangements and original compositions for big bands and solo artists, and scores for television and film. For this project, he enlisted a roster of A-list musicians, including clarinet virtuoso EDDIE DANIELS, GENE BERTONCINI on guitar, RICHARD LOCKER on cello, BOB MCCHESNEY on trombone, IKE STURM on bass, and JARED SCHONIG on drums.

 

As he assembled the personnel for the project, Patterson wanted someone very special, someone who could best convey the intimacy of his arrangements while staying true to the honesty of Porter’s lyrics. He conferred with Daniels, who also knew Calabria’s singing and musicianship, and the two agreed that Calabria Foti was the perfect choice, with her pure tone and musical depth, to bring the delicate sensibilities of Cole Porter’s music to life. As Daniels says, “I love Cole Porter. His songs are so heartfelt and the sound of Calabria’s voice just touches me. I can’t help it . . . I love it.”

 

Calabria was excited to work with Patterson and the all-New York based ensemble. She relates, “The chamber band setting allowed me to really explore the haunting lyrics of each song. If I had to use one word to describe this record, it would be ‘sexy.’ Each song is very subtle and sensual, leaving space for me to tell the story that Cole Porter wanted told. The feel of the record is almost as if one is a voyeur peeking into Porter’s soul, listening to the stories of his life. I really fell in love with these songs. You can hear and feel in a very visceral way Cole Porter’s voice in each of these songs . . . a little lonely, yet still longing for love, blatantly wearing his heart on his sleeve.”

 

The CD is stylistically diverse while maintaining a consistent, intimate tone. From beautiful bossa novas like “Night and Day” and the opening tune “Just One of Those Things,” featuring lush guitar and clarinet work, to soulful ballads like “What Is This Thing Called Love” and “Miss Otis Regrets,” which starts off with an almost classical introduction on the cello, then delves into the blues, to the gently swinging tunes “Get Out of Town” and “It’s Alright With Me,” to the spare and wistful rendition of the final song “In the Still of the Night,” in which Calabria is accompanied only by piano and cello, Cole Porter’s music is performed with exquisite artistry.

 

Only a handful of musicians have been both composers and lyricists, and Cole Porter was among the best to share that distinction. He was a genuine craftsman whose songs were elegant yet had a kind of sophisticated, cool detachment that was both charming and poignant. It takes a singer with Calabria’s gorgeous voice and sensitive interpretations, Patterson’s captivating arrangements, and top-notch musicianship to capture the essence of Cole Porter’s music while creating something new and thoroughly engaging.

 

ABOUT CALABRIA FOTI

Calabria Foti has been called a “master of improvisation and interpretation.” An accomplished singer, violinist, composer, author and educator, she’s equally at home performing musical theatre, jazz, cabaret, or her own original songs. Her voice has graced several major motion picture and television soundtracks, she created the jazz violin sound for Fox TV’s Lisa Simpson, and most recently was a featured soloist in the film Muppets Most Wanted.

 

In 2014, the single, “Let’s Fall in Love,” which she recorded with TV’s Seth MacFarlane, received a Grammy nomination. She also has two highly acclaimed CDs, A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening and When A Woman Loves A Man that are heard regularly on adult standards and jazz radio formats all over the world.

 

Born into a family of musicians and music educators, her father was a professor, and her mother was a pianist who taught vocal music. Calabria was exposed to classical, jazz and popular music at a young age when she set out to become an orchestral violinist. She fell in love with standards and show tunes and started performing from the time she was 12 years old. Passionate about movie musicals and classic films of the late 1920s on, Calabria calls herself a “throwback,” in love with the songs of the Great American Songbook and the films from The Golden Age of Hollywood.

 

Personnel: Calabria Foti, vocals; Michael Patterson, piano/arranger; Eddie Daniels, clarinet; Gene Bertoncini, guitar; Richard Locker, cello; Bob McChesney, trombone; Ike Sturm, bass; Jared Shonig, drums.

 

Track List: Just One of Those Things; Miss Otis Regrets; Anything Goes; What is This Thing Called Love; Night and Day; I Concentrate on You; Every Time We Say Goodbye; Get Out of Town; It’s All Right With Me; So In Love; In the Still of the Night.

 

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT will be available at Amazon, iTunes, and CalabriaFoti.com on July 17, 2017.  You can sample the track “It Was Just One of Those Things” on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2q8SxnE

 

Webs:

www.calabriafoti.com

www.facebook.com/Calabria-Foti-169537939743867

Twitter: @CalabriaFoti1

 

 

 

 

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May 17, 2017

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Jazz Promo Services
Spring-Summer
2017 New Releases
For Promo Service or Digital Download
Contact
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
jim@jazzpromoservices.com

URBANITY – “URBAN SOUL”

(ALFI 11216)

 

MUSICIANS: ALBARE: GUITARS & SITAR, PHIL TURCIO: KEYBOARDS, PIANO & PROGRAMMING

→Street Date: 03/31/2017

Antonio Adolfo – “HYBRIDO – From Rio To Wayne Shorter”

(AAM 0711)

 

MUSICIANS: ANTONIO ADOLFO (arrangements and piano) – electric piano on #1, LULA GALVAO (electric guitar), JORGE HELDER (double bass), RAFAEL BARATA (drums and percussion),  ANDRE SIQUEIRA (percussion), JESSÉ SADOC (trumpet), MARCELO MARTINS (tenor and soprano saxes) – flute on #3, SERGINHO TROMBONE (trombone), ZE RENATO (vocals on #2), CLAUDIO SPIEWAK (acoustic guitar on #3).

→Street Date: 04/07/2017

Chris Washburne – “Rags And Roots”

(Zoho ZM 201701)

 

MUSICIANS: Chris Washburne trombone, vocals; Alphonso Horne trumpet, vocals; Evan Christopher clarinet, vocals; Andre Mehmari piano, vocals; Hans Glawischnig bass, vocals; Vince Cherico drums, vocals; Sarah Elizabeth Charles vocals # 1, 2, 7, 9, 12; Vuyo Sotashe vocals # 4, 11

→Street Date: 04/07/2017

Greg Skaff – “Soulmation”

(Zoho ZM 201702)

 

MUSICIANS: GREG SKAFF Guitars, all tracks; FIMA EPHRON electric bass # 3 – 8, 10-12; PAT BIANCHI Hammond Organ # 1, 2, 9; JONATHAN BARBER drums # 3 – 8, 11, 12; CHARLEY DRAYTON drums # 1, 2, 9, 10

→Street Date: 04/07/2017

Michael Rabinowitz – “Uncharted Waters”

(Cats Paw Records)

 

MUSICIANS: Michael Rabinowitz-bassoon, Nat Harris-guitar, Ruslan Khain-bass, Vince Ector-drums

→Street Date: 04/07/2017

OLIVER LAKE FEATURING FLUX QUARTET – “RIGHT UP ON”

(PASSIN’ THRU RECORDS 41236)

 

MUSICIANS: TOM CHIU (VIOLIN), CONRAD HARRIS (VIOLIN), MAX MANDEL (VIOLA), FELIX FAN (CELLO), OLIVER LAKE (ALTO SAXOPHONE) http://fluxquartet.com

→Street Date: 04/21/2017

Ed Maina – “In The Company Of Brothers”

(Do It Again Records)

 

MUSICIANS: Ed Maina: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones, Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Akai E.W.I. (Electric Wind Instrument/Wind Synth.), Abraham Laboriel: Electric Bass, Ira Sullivan: Trumpet (w/Harmon Mute), Gabby Vivas: Electric and Acoustic Bass, Oskar Cartaya: Electric Bass, John DiModica: Electric Bass, Rick Krive: Keyboards, Vocals Jim Gasior: Piano, Keyboards Jonathan Orriols: Electric Guitar Gustavo Eraso: Nylon String Acoustic Guitar David Cabrera: Electric Guitar Abner Torres: Drums Hilario Bell: Drums Hector “Pocho” Nuciosup: Percussion Charlie Santiago: Percussion Danioel Berroa: Percussion Javier Diaz: Vocals Carolina Herrera: Vocals Jim Hacker: Trumpet, Flugelhorn (Horn Section) John Kricker (Trombone) Priscilla Wagner (my Daughter:) Bass Flute Todd Billigsley: Synth Strings (Priscilla) Nate Burgoss: Synth Strings Eddy Garcia: Synth Kalimba

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Gregory Lewis Organ Monk – “The Breathe Suite”

(Self Produced)

 

MUSICIANS: (First Movement )Chronicles Of Michael Brown,   Nasheet Waits Drums, Marc Ribot Guitar, Reggie Woods Tenor Sax, Riley Mullins Trumpet, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ (Second Movement )Trayvon,   Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons Drums, Ron Jackson Guitar, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ (Third Movement )Aiyana’s Jones Song, Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons Drums, Ron Jackson Guitar, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ (Fourth Movement )Eric Garner,    Nasheet Waits Drums, Marc Ribot Guitar, Reggie Woods Tenor Sax, Riley Mullins Trumpet, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ (Fifth Movement )Osiris  Ausar And The Race Soldiers,  Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons Drums, Ron Jackson Guitar, Reggie Woods Tenor Sax, Riley Mullins Trumpet, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ (Sixth Movement )Chronicles Of Michael Brown Reprise,   Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons Drums, Nasheet Waits Drums, Gregory Lewis Hammond B3 Organ

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Jason Kao Hwang – “Sing House”

(Euonymus EU03)

 

MUSICIANS: Jason Kao Hwang – composer, violin, viola Andrew Drury – drum set Ken Filiano – string bass Chris Forbes – piano Steve Swell – trombone

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Jeannie Tanner – “Words & Music”

(2 CD Set Tanner Time Records)

 

MUSICIANS: Jeannie Tanner-Words, Muisc, Trumpet Vocalists: Alyssa Allgood, Rose Colella, Elaine Dame, Kimberly Gordon, Paul Marinaro, Tammy McCann, Jeff Meegan, Typhanie Monique, Andy Pratt, Abigail Riccards, Michele Thomas and  Amy Yassinger.  Musicians: Dan Murphy – Piano, Fender Rhodes and Hammond B3 Organ, Cory Biggerstaff – Bass, Neal Alger – Guitar (Disc 1 – Tracks 1, 2, 7 & 9 / Disc 2 – Track 7), Andy Pratt – Guitar (Disc 2 – Track 9), Darren Scorza – Drums, Chris Madsen – Sax, Elaine Dame – Flute, Adam Thornburg – Trombone, HAWK Quartet: Violins – Katherine Hughes & Carol Kalvonjian / Viola – Benton Wedge / Cello – Jill Kaeding

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Ronny Whyte – “Shades Of Whyte”

(Audiophile ACD-353)

 

MUSICIANS: Ronny Whyte – Piano, Vocals & Arrangements All tracks Boots Maleson – Bass; All Tracks Sean Harksness – Guitar; All Tracks except #14 # Lou Caputo – Tenor & Flute; Mauricio De Souza – Drums; Alex Nguyen – Trumpet; David Silliman – Drums (track #14)

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Swingadelic – “Mercerville”

(ZohoZM 201703)

 

MUSICIANS: JOHN BAUERS piano and vocals; VANESSA PEREA vocals; DAVE POST bass; PAUL PIZZUTI drums (1 – 6, 8, 9, 11); DAVID LONGWORTH drums (7, 10); MATT TEITLEMAN drums (12); GEORGE NAHA guitar; ROBERT EDWARDS trombone; ALEX JEUN trombone (1, 2, 5, 6, 8); PAUL TAFOYA trumpet (1, 2, 5, 6, 8); CARLOS FRANCIS trumpet and Flugelhorn (1, 2, 5, 6, 8); RICH POLATCHEK trumpet (3, 4, 7, 9, 10); AUDREY WELBER alto sax (1, 2, 5, 6, 8); MICHAEL WEISBERGER tenor & alto sax (10); JOHN DISANTO baritone sax; BRIAN BAUERS, ASHLEY BAUERS vocals (2)

→Street Date: 05/05/2017

Art Fristoe Trio – “Double Down”

(Merry Lane Records 2 CD Set)

 

MUSICIANS: Art Fristoe-piano, Tim Ruiz-Bass, Daleton Lee-drums Disc 1 Tracks 4 & 5; Disc 2 Tracks 2 & 9, Richard Cholakian-Drums All Others

→Street Date: 06/02/2017

Janet Lawson Quintet

(BBE282)

Vocals – Janet Lawson, Acoustic Bass – Ratzo Harris, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Roger Rosenberg, Drums – Jimmy Madison, Piano – Bill O’Connell

→Street Date: 06/02/2017

Michelle Bradley – “Body And Soul”

(Merry Lane Records)

 

MUSICIANS: Michelle Bradley-Vocals, Art Fristoe-Piano, Tim Ruiz-Bass, Jerre Jackson -Drums Tracks 1-5; Richard Cholakian-Drums Tracks 6-10, Andre Haywood-Trombone Track 6, Shelley Carroll-Flute Tracks 7 & 8, Saxophone Tracks 9 & 10, Brennen Nase-Guitar Tracks 1-4, Greg Petito-Guitar Tracks 6-9

→Street Date: 06/02/2017

The Larry Newcomb Quartet Featuring Bucky Pizzarelli – “LIVING TRIBUTE”

(Essential Messenger EM22017- 2)

 

MUSICIANS: Bucky Pizzarelli, acoustic archtop guitar (Tracks #1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10), Larry Newcomb, electric archtop guitar, Leigh Jonaitis, vocals (Tracks #1 and #3), Eric Olsen, piano, Dmitri Kolesnik, bass, Jimmy Madision, drums

→Street Date: 06/02/2017

Pablo Ziegler – “Jazz Tango”

(Zoho ZM 201704)

 

MUSICIANS: Pablo Ziegler-piano, compositions, arrangements; Hector Del Curto-bandoneon; Claudio Ragazzi-guitar

→Street Date: 06/09/2017

Ignacio Berroa Trio – “Straight Ahead From Havana”

(Codes Drum Music)

 

MUSICIANS: Ignacio Berroa-drums, Martin Bejrano-piano, Josh Allen-Upright Bass, Lowell Ringel-Upright Bass (tracks 6 & 10)

→Street Date: 08/04/2017

Kathy Sanborn – “Recollecting You”

(Pacific Coast Jazz PJ36134)

 

MUSICIANS: Vocals: Kathy Sanborn, Keyboards and bass: Keerthy Narayan, Piano: Aman Almeida, Drums: Abhinav Khanna, Trumpet: Wayne Ricci, Guitar on Another Sultry Night, Falling:, Vito Gregoli Guitar on Kissed (Shoobop Shoobop):, Ciro Hurtado Violin on Guiding Light: Rocio Marron Note: Not Actual Cover

→Street Date: 08/04/2017

MJ Territo – “Ladies Day”

(Jollie Mollie JMM 217)

 

MUSICIANS: MJ Territo, vocals, Linda Presgrave, piano, Iris Ornig, bass Barbara Merjan-drums Andrea Brachfeld, flute (tracks 2, 11), Virginia Mayhew, tenor saxophone (track 6), Brandee Younger, harp (track 10)

→Street Date: 08/04/2017

The New Vision Sax Ensemble – “Musical Journey Through Time”

(Zaki Publishing Inc)

 

MUSICIANS: Diron Holloway on Soprano and Alto Sax, James Lockhart on Alto Sax, Jason Hainsworth on Tenor Sax, Melton Mustafa on Baritone Sax

→Street Date: 08/04/2017

Free Radicals – “Outside The Comfort Zone”

(RWE Catalog RWE017)

 

MUSICIANS: Pete Sullivan: bari sax, Jason Jackson: alto sax, Aaron Varnell: tenor sax, Tom VandenBoom: trombone, Matt Serice: trumpet & keys ,Nick Cooper: drums & perc., Al Bear: guitar, Jacob Breier: bass, Nick Gonzalez: sousaphone

→Street Date: 09/15/2017
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May 9, 2017

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Gil Evans Birthday Celebrations!

 

Friday May 19th catch the Gil Evans Orchestra directed by Miles Evans at the Cutting Room in NYC.
Tickets & Info
May 25th-28th catch the Grammy Award Winning Gil Evans Project directed by Ryan Truesdell at the Jazz Standard in NYC.

 

Tickets & Info
Happy Birthday Gil!

The Gil Evans Orchestra
Kenwood Dennard Drums
Mino Cinelu Percussion
Mark Egan Bass
Pete Levin Keys
Gil Goldstein Keys
Miles Evans Trumpet
Shunzo Ohno Trumpet
Alex Sipiagin Trumpet
David Bargeron Trombone
David Taylor Bass Trombone
John Clark French Horn
Rob Scheps Alto Sax
Alex Foster Tenor Sax
Alden Banta Bari Sax
Plus Special Guests!

 

 

 

 

 

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May 16, 2017

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Vince Giordano and the ‘Mini’ Nighthawks
Appear In Barry Levinson’s “Wizard of Lies”
Saturday, May 20th at 8PM HBO
Presents Barry Levinson’s
“Wizard of Lies”

The story of Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.The ‘mini’ Nighthawks [Mark Lopeman, Paul Wells, Mark Shane and Vince Giordano] were lucky enough to be a part of this film!

You can catch a glimpse of us in the trailers.

Premieres Saturday, May 20 at 8 PM on HBO

 

 

 

 

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 16, 2017

NICK FRASER / TONY MALABY / KRIS DAVIS to perform at PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts on June 24, presented by Earshot Jazz. 

The Nick Fraser / Kris Davis / Tony Malaby Trio features compositions by Nick Fraser and improvisations by the group. The three seasoned improvisers delight in musical abstraction and their music is an intense journey into the unknown. The group’s debut CD, “Too Many Continents” was released on the Lisbon-based Clean Feed Records in 2015.

“The three have been friends for twenty years and seem to communicate their ideas telepathically. There’s an undeniable bond between the three, and this kinship results in a totally organic, balanced music. Nick Fraser’s Too Many Continents is a grand slam.”                            -Peter Gough, The Free Jazz Collective

“If one of the major compositional decisions for an improviser is choosing your partners, then Canadian drummer Nick Fraser shows himself to be a master of the form. His selection of countrywoman pianist Kris Davis and American saxophonist Tony Malaby almost guarantees inspired music-making.” -John Sharpe, New York City Jazz Record

“Nick Fraser has become first-choice drummer for numerous bandleaders ranging from the post-bop mainstream to free improvisation. He’s done it with aggressive musicality and consistently inventive drumming, combining drive and subtlety.” – Stuart Broomer, Wholenote Magazine

 Nick Fraser (drums) has been an active and engaging presence in the Canadian new jazz and improvised music community for over twenty years. He has performed with a veritable “who’s who” of Canadian jazz and improvised music in addition to such prominent international artists as Anthony Braxton, William Parker, Roscoe Mitchell and Marilyn Crispell. “Fraser not so much plays the drums as hurls himself whole body and soul against skin and metal… truly talented.”   -Bill Stunt, CBC Radio.

Tony Malaby (saxophone) has been based in New York since 1995 and has been a member of many notable jazz groups including Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Mark Helias’ Open Loose, Paul Motian’s Electric Bebop Band, Fred Hersch’s quintet, and bands of his own. “One of New York City’s most in-demand saxophonists, Tony Malaby has become one of the most distinctive artists of his time.”   -Troy Collins, All About Jazz New York

Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. “A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, Davis lives in each note that she plays. Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano, minimalism and jazz standards, all under one umbrella. I consider her an honorary descendant of Cecil Taylor and a welcome addition to the fold.”  -Jason Moran

Concert details: 

June 24 at  8pm

PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, Cornish College of the Arts

710 E Roy St  

Seattle, WA   

Tickets: $18 general / $16 Earshot members & seniors (60+) / $10 students & veteran/military (available at earshot.org )     

www.nickfraserthedrummer.com       

 

 

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May 16, 2017

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Winners of 21st Annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards Announced Pianists Reign Among 41 Categories of Excellence in Music, Music Journalism Chinese Banquet to Present Select Awards Set for June 6 in NYC
McCoy Tyner Lifetime Achievement Winner

For release May 16, 2017
The Jazz Journalists Association has announced winners of its 21st annual Jazz Awards, celebrating 41 categories of excellence in music and music journalism. Pianists reign, with 78-year old McCoy Tyner celebrated for his Lifetime Achievement in Jazz, 13-year-old Joey Alexander hailed as Up and Coming Musician of the Year, Kenny Barron (73) named Pianist of the Year, the late Bill Evans’ Some Other Time: The Lost Session from the Black Forest (Resonance Records) winning as Historical Recording of the Year, Robert Glasper acknowledged for his use of electronics, and Vijay Iyer cited for his role in Duo of the Year — his duet partner being trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, recipient of the Musician of the Year Award.
In addition, two pianists won JJA awards for their work in media: Ted Gioia, recipient of the JJA’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Journalism, who played jazz piano, taught and helped set up the jazz program at Stanford University, has composed piano works as well as written ten non-fiction books on jazz and served as editorial director of Jazz.com. Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus and diverse musical collaborations gets the Jazz Blog of the Year Award for Do The Math .
See all winners and finalist nominees for the 2017 Jazz Awards at www.JJAJazzAwards.org .
Awards for excellence in jazz journalism will be presented at a Chinese banquet at the Golden Unicorn Restaurant, 18 E. Broadway, New York City, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm on June 6, tickets available here . Jazz Awards for musical excellence will be presented at winners’ performances throughout the U.S., dates and places to be announced.
Winners of the Jazz Awards were determined by the two-stage voting of full JJA members — writers, broadcasters, photographers, videographers and other media professionals engaged in disseminating news and views of jazz.

Besides pianists, women musicians are prominent in this year’s Awards. Composer-arranger Maria Schneider, guitarist Mary Halvorson, multi-reeds player and clarinet specialist Anat Cohen, baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom, flutist Nicole Mitchell and violinist Regina Carter won their respective categories. René Marie won Female Singer of the Year (Gregory Porter won Male Singer of the Year).

Other Awards winners include Composer of the Year Ted Nash, Trumpeter of the Year Brian Lynch, who also won the Record of the Year Award for Madera Latino – A Latin Jazz Perspective on the Music of Woody Shaw (Hollistic MusicWorks), and Krin Gabbard whose Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus (University of California Press) won Jazz Book of the Year.
For further information on the Jazz Awards or the Jazz Journalists Association, contact Howard Mandel, President@JazzJournalists.org , or Jim Eigo, Jim@JazzPromoServices.com.

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