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July 16, 2019

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Joe Chambers & M’Boom Re-Percussion
with the
Moving Pictures Orchestra
Under the Directorship of Brad Linde
Appearing at Kennedy Center
Jazz Series Concert
Friday, October 4th 2019Performance†times 7pm and 9pm
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M’Boom was the brainchild of Max Roach, the late percussionist, visionary, and one of the seminal innovators of modern jazz. In 1970, Roach gathered six notable drummers – percussionists to explore and compose for the myriad instruments in the percussion family and named the group “M’Boom.” M’Boom or (Bwoom), comes from the mythology of the people of Kuba (now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and can also be found in regions of eastern Nigeria). The deity of M’Boom is symbolized by “Royal Masks”, known as M’Boom, or Bwoom masks.
The M’Boom was also a governing council of elders existing in the various provincial tribes and regions of that part of Africa.
The concept of drummer collectives is not new; various percussion troupes exist all over the world; i.e. Dou, Dou Mtu-Senegal; Koto Drummers of Japan; French Six of Europe, etc. M’Boom Re-Percussion grew out of “Rise and Fly”. “Rise and Fly” probably existed during the very beginnings of professional Jazz bands and orchestras; four to five notable drummers would perform first individually with a four to five piece “back-up” band; then they would collectively take the stage with the “back-up” band in a kind of “drum battle” finale; an absolute “killing”, crowd pleasing show. I personally witnessed several Gretsch Drum Nites at Birdland in the late 1950’s, and early 1960’s.
When Max Roach called me in the summer of 1970, I initially thought that we were going to pursue the “Rise and Fly” concept; but Max said, “No, I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to explore percussion.”
Percussion has the widest range of timbre (tone color) than any family of instruments associated with ensembles in western culture, i.e. wider than (reeds) in a jazz orchestra, wood winds, brass or strings in a modern Symphonic Orchestra.
Percussion directly connects to “world music” as it embodies instruments, musical forms and elements from Africa, Caribbean, Asia, South America, and Europe.
Beginning in September 1970 and continuing through September 1971, M’Boom rehearsed every Saturday discovering and learning all categories and combinations of percussion. In the summer of 1972, M’Boom embarked on its first European tour. Subsequent tours followed; France, Belgium, Netherlands in 1973; Germany in 1974; Italy, Spain and France in 1977 and 1978. The 1980’s was particularly productive period with tours continuing to Europe and college campuses and beginning of recording activity; the first album entitled M’Boom Re-Percussion, RVC-RVJ6001, in 1980; M’Boom, Columbia Records-1981; College Soul Note 1984; M’Boom live at S.O.B.s Mesa Blue Moon-1992; After Max Roach’s death in 2007, and the death of three other members, Joe Chambers, Warren Smith and Ray Mantilla vowed to fulfill the vision originally planned for M’Boom.

Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized performer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Andrew Hill and many more. Chamber’s credits include Hubbard’s “Breaking Point,” Hutcherson’s “Components,” Shorter’s “Schizophrenia.” and “Etcetera,” Hill’s “Compulsion,” and Tyner’s “Tender Moments,” as well as Archie Shepp’s “New Thing at Newport,” Charles Mingus’ “Like a Bird,” Chick Corea’s “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” and many others. Chambers’ compositions have been covered by Hutcherson, Hubbard and M’Boom; he has also contributed to soundtracks for several Spike Lee films, including “Mo’ Better Blues.” Chambers is the first Thomas S. Kenan Distinguished

 

Professor of Jazz in Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His most recent recording is “Joe Chambers moving pictures orchestra live” of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City, Savant 2120, released May 2012 and was nominated for a Grammy in 2013.

Ray Mantilla entered the international spotlight in 1960 with flutist Herbie Mann, and later embarked on a series of national tours with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in Europe and Japan. In 1977, Mantilla became the first North American Latin musician to play in Cuba since the Cuban Revolution. Mantilla has recorded on more than 200 albums. Some of his credits include Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Ray Barretto, Gato Barbieri, Sonny Stitt, Bobby Watson, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, Cedar Walton, and Freddie Hubbard. In 2003, Mantilla signed with Savant Records and released his first record for the label, “Man-TiYa.”

Warren I. Smith has performed extensively in the studio and on Broadway. As the 1960’s and 70’s progressed, Smith found himself working amid a flourishing mass of creative personalities in the Motown music scene, empowering his already articulate voice within the jazz community; live performances, recordings, and tours with figures like Dionne Warwick, Nat King Cole, Harry Belfonte, and Aretha Franklin all became part of Smith’s credits through 1978. Concurrently, Smith began teaching at Adelphi University in 1969 and alter at the State University of New York in Old Westbury from 1971-1996. He has also recorded with Quincy Jones, Barbara McNair, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Gil Evans, Johnny Richards, and Nancy Wilson. He has performed on Broadway in “Lena Horne, the Lady and her Music,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Guys and Dolls.” He has remained a prominent percussionist and drummer within the jazz world.

Bobby Sanabria is an American drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, educator of Puerto Rican descent who specializes in jazz and Latin jazz. An 8X Grammy nominee as a leader, he is the musical director of Quarteto Aché, Sexteto Ibiano, Ascensión, and his Multiverse Big Band. Sanabria is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. Seven of Sanabria’s albums have been nominated for a Grammy Award: Afro-Cuban Dream: Live & In Clave!!! (2000), 50 Years of Mambo – A Tribute To Damaso Prado (2003), Big Band Urban Folktales (2007) Kenya Revisited Live!!! (2009), Tito Puente Masterworks Live!!! (2011), Multiverse – nominated for two Grammys (2012), West Side Story Reimagined (2018).

This presentation attempts to expand upon M’Boom’s initial concept of a single instrument family to collaboration with strings (string quartet, bassist), reeds (saxophone and flute player), and vocalist.

Mavis Swan Poole

Crowned “Little Ella” by legendary tromobonist Curtis Fuller, award winning vocalist/composer/lyricist Mavis “SWAN” Poole is generating quite a buzz on the music scene. Swan is graced with an unrivaled brilliance of shattering barriers with her rich and smoky sound, and effortlessly amalgamates jazz, R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop. This sassy, soulful, fiery SongBird is often compared to vocalists like Erykah Badu, Ella Fitzgerald, Jill Scott, Dinah Washington, and Abbey Lincoln.

 

Moving Pictures Orchestra Under the Directorship of Brad Linde

 

 

The members are past and current members of the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (organized by Brad Linde), as well as some of the best of musicians in Washington, D.C – including Allyn Johnson (piano), Herman Burney (bass), and Brian Settles (tenor saxophone).

What: Kennedy Center Jazz Series Concert
When: Friday October 4th 2019. Performance times 7pm and 9pm.
Where: Appearing at the Kennedy Terrace Theater

www.kennedy-center.org

 

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July 12, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
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The Debut recording by a unique trio FEATURING
the talents and music of
vibraphonist Kevin Norton
bassist Steve LaSpina
and drummer Jim Pugliese
Listen On
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Artist: YIMBA RUDO

Title: YIMBA RUDO (BARKING HOOP BKH-012)

Artist Website: https://kevinnorton.bandcamp.com 

Release Date: JULY 5, 2019

UPC Code: 888295914246

Track listing 

1. Reconcile the Classical View (KN) 

2. Toronto (JP) 

3. Moonstruck (KN) 

4. Winter Retreat (S La) 

5. Over and Inside the Rainbow (KN) 

6. The Faustian Bargain (KN) 

7. Treace (JP) 

8. Morph (JP) 

9. Tearing Down the Walls (S La) 

10. Sacrifice Zone (ahead) (for Chris Hedges) (KN) 

11. Polar Oscillation (JP) 

12. I Dig the Facts, Man (KN) 

13. Walking the Dogma (KN)
Musicians: Kevin Norton – vibraphone & percussion www.kevinnorton.com 

Jim Pugliese – drums & percussion www.jimpugliese.org 

Steve LaSpina – bass www.stevelaspina.com

 

Yimba Rudo is the self-titled recording debut by a trio consisting of vibraphonist-percussionist Kevin Norton, bassist Steve LaSpina and drummer-percussionist Jim Pugliese. “Yimba Rudo” (which means “Sing Love” in Zimbabwe’s Shona language) is an adventurous yet accessible avant-garde jazz group that displays the influence of African rhythms and World Music. During the thought-provoking set by the chamber jazz trio, Yimba Rudo explores seven originals by Norton, four from Pugliese and a pair by LaSpina. Each of the musicians has their opportunities to be in the lead in the democratic group.
Among the highlights are “Reconcile The Classical View” (which has a sly bass pattern behind the vibes solo), the percussive theme and variety of sounds of “Toronto,” the stormy interplay by bass and drums on “Moonstruck,” several introspective ballads (including “Winter Retreat,” a gloomy “The Faustian Bargain,” and “Tearing Down Walls”), and the catchy “Walking The Dogma.” Utilizing both improvised and worked-out ensembles, the trio thinks as one, following each other’s ideas spontaneously and creating their own style of music.
Each of the members of Yimba Rudo has a long and impressive resume. Kevin Norton has performed with everyone from Anthony Braxton to Milt Hinton including Fred Frith, Scott Robinson, John Zorn, Connie Crothers and Paul Dunmall. He founded the Barking Hoop label (which is releasing Yimba Rudo) in 1999.James Pugliese has ranged from adventurous jazz and rock to experimental music in his career, appearing on over 90 CDs. He has performed with the New York City Ballet and in the New York Philharmonic Horizon Series, recorded the music of Edgar Varese and Charles Wuorinen when he was 18, and among his diverse associations have been John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Bobby Previte, John Cage, and Philip Glass.
Steve LaSpina has been an important bassist on the New York jazz scene for over three decades. Along the way he has worked with such greats as Benny Carter, Chet Baker, Marian McPartland, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Jim Hall, Carmen McRae, Randy Brecker and countless others in the who’s who of jazz.
All three of the musicians have also worked and recorded as leaders. Now, as they combine their skills as Yimba Rudo, they are creating fresh new music that deserves a close listen.
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For Immediate Release

Celebrated Blues Veteran ARTHUR ADAMS Returns On A Mission To Share His Special Blend Of Soul-Filling Blues On His Brand New Album, Launches Farewell Tour!

Los Angeles, CA – Arthur Adams has had a musical career that would make even the hardest blues cynic smile. Beginning as a solo artist in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Adams quickly made a name for himself as both an exceedingly talented songwriter as well as a riveting performer. His list of collaborators includes such luminaries as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt (on her Grammy award-winning album Nick Of Time), Nina Simone, Keb’ Mo’, Dr. John, Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, and many others. In recent years, he has teamed with Los Angeles indie label Cleopatra Records for reissues of his early albums as well as 2017’s Look What The Blues Has Done For Me and a special guest appearance this year on the new Mitch Ryder album Detroit Breakout! And on July 19, Adams will release his newest effort Here To Make You Feel Good, which will be available on CD and digital everythwere!

The new album could be Adams’ most uplifting, catchy and danceable set of tunes since his 1981 jazz-funk single “You Got The Floor” hit the #1 spot on the UK Disco chart. “Sweet Spot” celebrates the joy to be found in long-term romance while “Gonna Make Some Money” captures the (near) universal experience of grinding every day to get that bread. But make no mistake about it, this album is blues through and through, from Adams’ deeply soulful voice on “Forgive Me” to his incredible playing on “Tear The House Down.” Longtime fans and newcomers will find much to love in this new set of tunes.

The artist himself has this to say about the album: “I have recorded and released many albums during my career. When I listen to Here to Make You Feel Good, I just can’t stop. Lend an ear and you will hear, this album is the cream of the crop!”

And be sure to catch Adams performing live on his FINAL run of shows beginning with these two (with more to come!):

Monday, July 22, 2019 – Maui Sugar Mill – Tarzana, CA
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – The Write-Off Room – Woodland Hills, CA

Track List:
1. Tear The House Down
2. Full Of Fire
3. Sweet Spot
4. Pretty Lady
5. Forgive Me
6. Gonna Make Some Money
7. Enjoy Each Moment
8. By Myself
9. Here To Make You Feel Good
10. A Little Dab Will Do Ya

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For Immediate Release

Lunden Reign’s Laura Espinoza To Release New Solo Single “Follow Me to the Sun” Featured In The Award Winning Musical “American Stranger the Musical”!

Los Angeles – “Follow Me to the Sun” is a new single by songwriter/guitarist Laura Espinoza (of Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign) and features Mindy Milburn on lead vocals, Miranda Miller on backing vocals & piano, Geoff Pearlman, Laura Espinoza & Julian Tomarin on guitars; Matt Denis on bass & Noel Jasso on drums. Produced by Geoff Pearlman (“Echo in the Canyon Band”), “Follow Me to the Sun” is one of the featured songs in the Hollywood Fringe Fest Encore Award winning musical “American Stranger the Musical” (music & book by Laura Espinoza).

The song is about someone who feels desperate & lonely after someone has left them; the reason is never revealed. This person then hopes they will find a way to reunite, but it may not be within earthly bounds.

“Seem so long since you drove away, standing out in a chill burns my naked face,
Morning gushes in a shallow wind, but the fire from your kiss keeps the flame within”

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Featuring:

Laura Espinoza: Laura is a songwriter/guitarist, playwright, and TV producer. She is the primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed original alt rock band Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign. Laura recently won a NARAS songwriting contest, exclusive to Grammy voting members where she participated in a private songwriting workshop with Busby, Rodney Jerkins, Shane Stevens and Sarah Hudson. She has performed on stage with Luis Maldonado (Train), Terri Nunn (Berlin), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) & Prescott Niles (The Knack), and started her career with Matt Sorum (Guns n’ Roses) She has recorded at Capitol Records, Hollywood, Abbey Road, UK and is the host of “The Rock Radio Show” on KBU-FM, Malibu.

Mindy Milburn: Mindy has a passion for singing and music. She is originally from Cleveland Ohio and has sang for multiple bands as well as in musical theatre and original bands and is so grateful to be working with Laura Espinoza. Mindy is now living in Los Angeles and is the proud parent of two wonderful children.

Miranda Miller: Miranda is a classically trained pianist who started playing at age 4. At age 12, she joined her first rock band, Cherri Bomb, where she would get her first taste of the music industry as a rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, and vocalist. Signed with Hollywood Records, this band released one EP and one studio album and played shows in America, Europe, and Australia. Later on, she was in alternative pop band Hey Violet!, signed to Capitol Records, and released another EP and studio album. She has been on stage opening for acts such as Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Bush, Staind, and 5 Seconds of Summer, and has performed in almost 20 countries. Miranda now teaches private piano, guitar, and vocal lessons and has directed multiple theatrical productions.

Laura Espinoza’s “Follow Me to the Sun” will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and more on July 15, 2019

“American Stranger the Musical” recently received the “Hollywood Fringe Festival ENCORE! Award” as well as the “Better Lemons ‘Sweet’ Audience Review Award.” The musical is based on the music by Laura Espinoza; “American Stranger” is the story of three siblings, two of whom are learning to understand the third who is transitioning from their brother to their sister, now known as Mary. Rejection and intolerance plagues Mary – from society and from her parents who have disowned her. However, it is the loss of her beloved girlfriend, Dionne, that haunts her the most. America’s growing cultural divide has made Mary a stranger in her own country. “American Stranger” features the acoustic versions of the songs of Laura Espinoza & London Reign.

Here’s what the audience is saying:

“The music and singing were outstanding. Wonderful show, talented performers and great music. It’s so many people’s story, in many different ways. We are all just fumbling around, looking for love, looking for family. Trying to follow our hearts and survive.” – Lauren Peterson

“I own the record ‘American Stranger” by the band Laura Espinoza & Lunden Reign and I really dig it.
I was very impressed with how Laura Espinoza, the song writer and guitarist of ‘American Stranger,’ brought her album to life with this beautiful musical.” – Michael Dinapoli

“What a beautiful gift this musical is! The writer had to know what a powerful message this would be, much needed yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Go see it and feel the love, confusion of being new in LA, and the message being sung beautifully by Delia Rawdon, Mindy Milburn, Miranda Miller with a great cast including Jacklyn Robinson, Scooby Ducati, Bill Melrose, and Sabrina Richmond. The writer, composer and guitarist Laura Espinoza has presented a musical that you cannot forget, ever!” –  Lisa Furuto

For more information:
Web: LauraEspinozaMusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LauraEspinozaLunden
Twitter: @LauraEspinozaLA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lauraespinozamusic/

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Marc Smason – trombone/vocal

“…building community through music

Friday   August 2  /  2:30 – 4pm   Marc Smason Ensemble      Art on the Green   N Idaho College  http://artonthegreencda.com

 

August 9 – 11    Rise-Up! Action Band     Honk BC

Wednesday    August 15  /  8 – 9:30pm   Brendan’s Lil’ Big Band                Sea Monster   2202 N 45th   206-992-1120

Friday   August 16  /  7:30 – 9:30pm   Marc Smason Trio plus      Third Place Commons   17171 Bothell Way NE  Lake Forest Park http://thirdplacecommons.org/

 

no cover unless noted     new cd!    www.marcsmason.com


July 12, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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INKY DoT MEDIA
Announces the 45-rpm Red Vinyl EP release—

Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band
“Whistle Stop Tour” b/w “Ash Dung Blues”

IDM 2018 EP001
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This record inaugurates the INKY DoT MEDIA imprint, launched to share the contents of Tintweiss’s voluminous recording archive; moreover, IDM 001 is the first officially published recording of bassist Steve Tintweiss as composer or bandleader.
The Steve Tintweiss Spacelight Band: guest artist Byard Lancaster (alto saxophone);
Ric Frank (tenor saxophone); Steve Tintweiss (double bass, composer, leader);
Lou Grassi (drums);On side A: Rowan Storm (vocals and doumbek drums); whistling by Tintweiss and ensemble.Recorded Labor Day, September 7, 1992 at Forest Park Bandshell, Queens NY City.
Tintweiss founded the Spacelight Band in 1976 as a flagship ensemble for showcasing his music. Like all of his efforts, this ensemble was dedicated to performing his unique compositions—both newly composed works and the durable staples of his catalog of original music and lyrics, in the tradition of modern jazz with modern poetic lyrics. The name, band, and concept continued with minor personnel changes into the 21st Century. These 1992 tracks are among the best versions of two standout originals, as selected by composer Tintweiss, who produced the performance and this release.Now available for retail sale Steve Tintweiss EP 001 on AmazonContact for distribution and bulk ordering: inkyprojects@gmail.comMore information at www.inky.media and spacelightband.com

 

Best known internationally as bassist on the final Albert Ayler live recordings in France at the Maeght Foundation, and numerous pioneering ESP-Disk’ albums including the Patty Waters Sings rendition of “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”, Steve Tintweiss now introduces on this recording his activities as iconic free-form jazz artist, composer, bandleader and producer of avant-garde music concerts in the greater New York City area over the past 55 years.
Since the mid-1960s, Steve Tintweiss has played bass with Albert Ayler, Sam Rivers, Gato Barbieri, Patty Waters, Perry Robinson, Byard Lancaster, Burton Greene, and many other legendary jazz artists. In the very active musical ferment of the Sixties, he appeared throughout the northeast with the Burton Greene Quartet, Ms. Waters, the Uni Trio, and in the panoply of loft sessions, rehearsals, radio broadcasts, jams, benefits—from Tompkins Square Park to Woodstock, New York arts venues. He played bass with Van Morrison in multiple rehearsals for a pending Bert Berns produced Bang recording session to establish Van’s solo career in the US. 
A graduate of Queens College, Steve studied with bassists Steve Swallow, Gary Peacock, and David Izenzon. Formal studies in electronic music composition with Hubert Howe and John Watts, as well as jazz arranging with John Carisi, enhanced his musical style.
Tintweiss’s own bands began with the Purple Why in 1966, delivering his tunes as played and sung with the free flow of Jazz improvisation and the raw energy of psychedelic rock. Forthcoming releases in 2019 will illuminate the whole breadth of that group: They haunted Town Hall, St. Mark’s Church, Studio We, the Village, Lincoln Center Bandshell, Peace Ship, public radio, libraries and Forest Park Bandshell in Queens, helping to stake out the turf that was later declared Loft Jazz by the New York Musicians Organization in 1972. By the mid-Seventies, those early groups gave way to the Spacelight Band as the major vehicle for his music. 
He founded the New York Free Music non-profit association in 1969 and has received grants from New York State Council on the Arts, Poets & Writers, Meet the Composer, AT&T, and Queens Council on the Arts.As Chairman/Founder, Steve produced concerts that presented a wide range of styles, including jazz, blues, rock, punk (featuring early Blondie performances in Forest Park), classical, dance, and poetry, in public programs emphasizing cutting-edge avant-garde styles. 
Mr. Tintweiss was selected to be String Coordinator and Arts Administrator for Queens Symphony Orchestra CETA Artists Program in 1979 (he managed a string quartet, a brass quintet and a woodwind quintet), which presented 540 concerts, workshops and open rehearsals in 53 weeks of existence. Steve was the bass player for Albert Ayler’s final tour at Maeght Foundation which resulted in a 1970 French Grand Prix du Disque for best album, In/Memoriam, Swing Journal Silver Award 1971 in Japan, and a documentary movie of the event by Jean-Michel Meurice titled Albert Ayler, Le Dernier Concert (France 1970). He continues to expand his music production activities as an entrepreneur and archivist—exploring the realm of new media technology including virtual reality high-definition audio, video, and multimedia.

 

 

 

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For Immediate Release

“The Pretenders With Friends” – The Pretenders feat. Chrissy Hynde Performs With Special Guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

Blu-Ray/DVD/CD package featuring Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band The Pretenders featuring the Legendary Chrissy Hynde performs with special guests including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ.

Songs include “Brass in Pocket”; “Message of Love” by Incubus, “I’m Only Happy When It Rains” by Shirley Manson, “Precious”; “Candy” by Iggy Pop and Chrissy Hynde”,  “Talk of the Town”; “Back on the Chain Gang”; “Drive” by Incubus; “Mystery Achievement”, “Fools Must Die” by Iggy Pop, and “Middle Of The Road” encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings Of Leon and Shirley Manson.

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Decades Rock Live is an innovative live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today’s hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. This 75 Minute concert program was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio.

Track Listing:
01 ”The Wait”
02 “The Losing”
03 “Back In The Chain”
04 “Talk Of The Town”
05 “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”
06 “Day After Day”
07 “Bucket”
08 “Up The Neck”
09 “Drive”
10 “Message Of Love”
11 ”Precious”
12 “Fools Must Die”
13 “Candy”
14 “Mystery Achievement”
15 ”Brass In Pocket”
16 “Middle Of The Road”

Bonus Materials
DVD includes Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!
Includes a CD also!
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July 9, 2019

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Trumpeter-singer Augie Haas
performs 11 of his favorite
jazz and doo-wop standards on
Dream A Little Dream

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Joined by a lush string section and a versatile rhythm section, Haas brings out the beauty and joy of the songs both instrumentally and vocally 

Augie Haas is best known as a well-respected trumpeter, educator and composer. His most recent recording, Dream A Little Dream, is a change of pace. It balances jazz and doo-wop standards, featuring eight vocal tracks and three instrumentals. Haas displays an impressive range on trumpet as well as an effective voice that does justice to the lyrics that he interprets.

Joined by a 15-piece string section directed and arranged by Andrew Neesley, and a rhythm section that includes pianist Carmen Staaf, Augie Haas clearly had fun performing some of his favorite songs.

Among the set’s highlights are “Dream A Little Dream,” the swing era standard “Goody Goody,” a rich version of “Georgia On My Mind,” “I Only Have Eyes For You,” and a sweetly sung “Earth Angel.” Also included is a mellow instrumental version of “Blackbird” (which has some prominent piano from Staaf), a soulful “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Stand By Me,” “Ooh Child,” “Stay,” and a surprising version of “Love Me Tender” that becomes a medium-tempo romp.

Augie Haas was born and raised in Milwaukee, earning degrees from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts and the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music Conservatory. Since settling in New York, he has been part of many big bands including those of Harry Connick Jr, Maria Schneider and Ryan Truesdell (the Gil Evans Project) plus the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Birdland Big Band. He has also worked with the orchestras of many Broadway shows. Haas has recorded with Schneider, Truesdell, the Frank Derrick orchestra, the South Nine Ensemble, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra in a trumpet summit in which he was joined by seven other trumpeters (including Wayne Bergeron, Brian Lynch and Greg Gisbert), and the John Vanore Orchestra.

In addition, Augie Haas has now led six albums for his Playtime Music label (The Llama, Doing It Augie Style, Baby Jazz, Endless, Have We Met plus Dream A Little Dream) and written the influential book Build Your Range for both trumpet and trombone.

The release of Dream A Little Dream casts new light on Augie Haas as an appealing singer in addition to his impressive trumpet playing and will appeal to a wide audience.

Available From: •Amazon •CDBaby •iTunes

www.augiehaas.com

Tracks:
Dream a Little Dream of Me – 4:17
Blackbird – 3:31
Goody Goody – 2:32
Georgia on My Mind – 5:04
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – 3:27
I Only Have Eyes For You – 3:57
Love Me Tender – 3:04
Stand By Me – 3:55
Earth Angel – 4:32
Ooh Child – 4:37
Stay – 4:06

Augie Haas Dream A Little Dream
Playtime Music LLC) Street Date: August 30, 2019

Augie Haas – trumpet & vocals; Carmen Staaf – piano/organ; Jared Schonig – drums/percussion;  Dick Sarpola – upright bass & double bass; Suzanne Ornstein – Concertmaster – violin; Janey Choi -violin; Sasha Margolis – violin; Katie Kresek -violin; Kiwon Nahm – violin; Sean Carney – violin ;Kiku Enomoto – violin;  Naho Parrini – violin; Joel Lambdin – violin; Eddy Malave – viola;  Jason Mellow – viola; Chris Souza – viola;  Robert Burkhart – cello; Eliot Bailen – cello

 

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July 10, 2019

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IN CONCERT, DENNY ZEITLIN
RE-IMAGINES COMPOSITIONS
MILES DAVIS WROTE,

MAY HAVE APPROPRIATED, OR WAS ASSOCIATED WITH
OVER HIS LONG CAREER

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for Denny Zeitlin Solo Piano: Remembering Miles
CRITICAL ACCLAIM

“On Remembering Miles Denny Zeitlin takes all the measures of what makes pianism great and relocates them to another rarefied realm… There is nothing contrived or attention-seeking about his approach… His traversal of this music is instantly spellbinding for all the right reasons… Everywhere Mr. Zeitlin strikes a compelling balance between volatility and elegance, while maintaining the intuitive sensibility of a jazz artist.” Raul da Gama, JazzdaGama
“…Remembering Miles represents the culmination of six decades of recorded jazz by Denny Zeitlin and you have to listen to it to truly understand how special it is in terms of the gift of the experience and genius that Denny brings to his music. Few pianists could have rendered the music of Miles Davis in a solo piano setting with such discrimination and heartfelt sincerity.”  Steven Cerra, Jazzprofiles.blogspot
“… An extraordinary recording career that began in 1963…with [this 2019 CD] Zeitlin taking these selected tunes on–and interpreting liberally–with just his piano and his own idiosyncratic reimaginings, you get an essence of two souls… Zeitlin is always startlingly virtuosic, and he is blessed with freewheeling improvisational elasticity… One of the most compelling and beautiful albums of Denny Zeitlin’s career.” 
Dan McClenaghan, AllAboutJazz

“… Denny’s solo piano approach here is more to use the songs almost like loose backdrops for sonic poetry–these incredibly complex lines on the piano that are at once free and melodic, modern and meaningful… The album is as revolutionary as anything the pianist recorded decades back…” DustyGroove
“… By the end of Zeitlin’s recital, it is fair to marvel at the range of Davis’s music, of course, but also at the versatility of this pianist, a master of so many styles and approaches… Denny Zeitlin is a musician who never got stuck in one way of approaching the art…” Will Layman, PopMatters
“… Doing more with a solo piano than anyone else can, Zeitlin serves as an explosive and revelatory meeting of the minds that finds the octogenarian playing with the verve and smarts of a 20-year-old with an old soul. Another in a series of penultimate dates from the master.” Chris Spector, MidwestRecord
“… By reaping the best of both worlds and respecting Miles’ original portrayals of his songs and moving them forward with imaginative, dynamically fresh takes, Denny Zeitlin pays ultimate homage to Miles Davis. The Prince of Darkness was a master at recognizing other people’s good ideas and making them great; Zeitlin does the same while he’s Remembering Miles.”  S. Victor Aaron, SomethingElseReviews
“… Denny Zeitlin is a master. His love for this music comes shining through the notes he plays and how he rearranges the song so you hear them  anew… Splendid recording, sweet sound, and great music…”  Richard B. Kamins, StepTempest.blogspot
“Arriving on the jazz scene in the mid-60s while simultaneously practicing and teaching psychiatry, pianist Denny Zeitlin has consistently conducted his musical career on multiple tracks. He has played postbop as well as free improv, veered between electric and acoustic settings, drawn from classical composition and fusion, and played solo when he wasn’t leading duos, trios, or larger ensembles…all those influences resonate through the music heard on Remembering Miles…it all adds up to an intriguing collection of Miles’ musical stories, familiar but given refreshing new spins.”
Philip Booth, JazzTimes
“one of our most lyrical pianists, Denny Zeitlin delivers a tour de force solo performance, interpreting songs from the wide ranging Miles Davis songbook… Like his previous interpretation of Wayne Shorter material, this one’s a real treat and a moving tribute to an artist that bridged wide gaps…”  George W. Harris, JazzWeekly
“… Zeitlin’s a master at reconstructing melody, mood, and movement, making a meal out of nuance in the great artists of the times– himself included… Denny Zeitlin puts a lot of his own adventurous, thought-provoking spirit into each and every weird and wonderful note for quite a show, and quite an album.” Carol Banks Weber, FestivalPeak
“…[Remembering Miles] is one of Zeitlin’s finest and best solo piano releases and is a must-listen… Pianist Denny Zeitlin is a master of solo performance. His solo piano concerts are always memorable and not to be missed…”
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“High Hopes” for six-year-old jazz singer Sophie Fatu’s recording debut

 

The youngest “America’s Got Talent” star is in the studio working on “Love is…,” an EP slated for September release.

 

LOS ANGELES (9 July 2019): Six-year-old jazz singer Sophie Fatu charmed the nation singing Frank Sinatra classics on national television and her videos have amassed over 150 million views. She cheekily called “Mr. Simon” (Cowell) her favorite judge when she became the youngest contestant ever on “America’s Got Talent”; she told Ellen DeGeneres secrets on the host’s top-rated daytime show before crooning “Fly Me To The Moon”; and she teasingly asked Steve Harvey what happened to his hair on “Little Big Shots” prior to belting out “My Way.” Now the bubbly chanteuse is working on her debut recording, a six-song set of selections from the Great American Songbook sung by her biggest influences: Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nina Simone and Michael Bublé. Sophie’s “Love is…” EP is slated for September release.

 

Sophie is an effervescent spark, a joyous entertainer with a bluesy jazz voice who exemplifies “born to sing” and “an old soul in a young body.” Even her mother, award-winning classical music pianist and vocalist Victoria Fatu, describes her middle child as “a male crooner in a little girl’s body. Her style and delivery are more patterned after male singers than any of the female vocal legends like Nina Simone or Ella Fitzgerald.”

 

On the surface, Sophie’s desire to sing is simple: “I want to sing to make people happy.” But the maturity of her underlying mission has meaning and significance far beyond her years. “I sing Sinatra because I don’t want people to forget him or this music. I want to travel the world to share this music, to sing these great songs and keep his legacy alive.”

 

Sophie excitedly elected to sing “(Love is) The Tender Trap” because it fits her sassy and brassy style. The lyrics are about love in a mocking way with a sense of humor, which is more apropos for someone so young. Culling a slow, romantic ballad from Sinatra’s catalogue, “All The Way” spoke to the Fatus the most because of its beauty. Representative of who Sophie is as a performer, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” is a statement song for her. She sings it to open her live performances because she literally blooms while singing it. A signature Simone tune, Sophie feels more drawn to Bublé’s version of “Feeling Good” and she dreams of singing it with him one day. “High Hopes” is being completely restyled into a big band number, resisting the obvious cutesy, adorable nature of the song. The jazzy-bluesy production will be strong, explosive, disjointed, creative and unique. Sung by Sinatra and Frankie Lymon, the impish and audacious “Goody Goody” is challenging vocally, requiring plenty of slow vibrato for which Sophie rises to the occasion.

 

In addition to making the record this summer, Sophie is currently shooting her feature film debut, an action thriller scheduled to arrive in movie theaters in 2020.

 

The “Love is…” EP contains the following songs:

 

“(Love is) The Tender Trap”

“All The Way”

“Ain’t That A Kick in the Head”

“Feeling Good”

“High Hopes”

“Goody Goody”

 

For additional information, please visit https://www.sophiefatumusic.com.

 

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July 8, 2019

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Back in Baby’s Arms – A Chicago Tribute to Patsy Cline featuring Harmonica Maestro Howard Levy
with Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas

 

Chicago’s Susie Blue & the Lonesome Fellas has a new single out for summer, a tribute to the great Patsy Cline with an updated, feisty cover of  “Back in Baby’s Arms”.   The band has been making history as Chicago’s most notorious and innovative Western Swing Group, but over the past year they have been busting genres  with a unique Chicago-styled Rockabilly and Retro Country sound, releasing singles that have hit the airwaves on radio stations like BBC Radio, NPR, Dublin FM, WFUV and thousands of other Alternative  based radio stations across the US and Internationally.   Their recent single, a vocal version of the Peter Gunn Theme that was written by Henry Mancini for Sarah Vaughan, crossed over from Alternative to Jazz and Blues radio stations featuring a boisterous horn section with Chicago sax maestro Eric Schneider and trombonist Jack Gallagher.   And now the band frolics back to their Retro Country roots with sui generis update of the classic Patsy Cline favorite.
The song opens at a rollicking pace with harmonica maestro Howard Levy of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones  flirting through the first few bars, inviting the listener into the familiar tune but at a faster and more boisterous pace than we are accustomed to.  Neal Alger plays a distorted rockabilly guitar  while drummer Phil Gratteau lays out a combustable tempo that even Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols would be proud of.  Vocalist Solitaire Miles holds the original song down with her Cline-esque  vocal,  keeping the sound nostalgic,  while Levy cavorts around her swing-styled back phrasing,  transforming the song into a romping melee of genres.   Neal Alger has a rockabilly style solo, but remains arioso since Alger is also a jazz guitarist.   In fact  all of the band are veterans of the Chicago Jazz scene, but they have been transforming their styles and sounds over the past year, to create a rockabilly/jazz amalgamation to the delight of many listeners across the globe.
So if you’re looking for a fun and frisky song to play at a party or just jam to in your car,  this single will hit your nostalgic meter at 10 and also get you singing along with the classic  lyrics for an entertaining and lively 3 minutes, and maybe make you want to play it all over again.     – Jean M Reid, Chicago Music Guide.
You can find the song at itunes, Amazon, CD Baby and at their
Bandcamp page

You can learn more about the band here  https://www.susiebluelonesomefellas.com/

 

 

 

 

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Amy Denio: Spoot Music Activities & Festivities!
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Saluti a Tutti!

Greetings & peace to everyone.

Had a great trip to Michigan in June to visit my childhood home, drip ice cream on my father’s grave, see how high school buddies have aged, and find myself weeping with joy at the Motown Museum.  Also recently enjoyed a mini-vacation in Colorado Springs with my mentors Bob & Kat Tudor.

After  composing up a storm over the last 18 months, I am delighted to be working with Klang Galerie Records in Vienna which will produce my 12th solo album ‘Eureka’.  The audio master is nearly done, the artwork by Anne Marie Grgich is amazing, and release date is September 27, 2019!
The first single is Pozdravko Kolo, inspired by my crazy travels in the
Balkan countries for the last 28 years.

[Amy Denio: Eureka CD cover by Anne Marie Grgich]

Other than participating in a variety of recording sessions on funk, old-timey, improvised, and somewhere-in-between music, I’ll be playing some lovely concerts and festivals with Correo AereoAnnie O’Neill, YESOD and Thollem McDonas in the Pacific Northwest, see below. Hope that our paths cross soon!

Love to all!
Amy
I teach voice/piano/guitar/bass/sax/accordion/clarinet at the Seattle Drum School of Music in Georgetown, South Seattle!
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CORREO AEREO

Sat 6 July:
KINGSTON, WA 5-8pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ Mossback CafeSun 7 July:
SEATTLE, WA 3-4pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ Pier 57 HotspotSun 28 July:
SEATTLE, WA 3-4pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ C&P CoffeehouseFri 9 August:
SEATTLE, WA 8-11pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ The Tasting RoomSun 11 August:
SEATTLE, WA 3-4pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ C&P CoffeehouseTues 13 August:
SEATTLE, WA 7-10pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ Perihelion BrewerySun 18 August:
EDMONDS CITY PARK, WA 3-4pm
Correo Aereo Trio @ Edmonds City ParkSat 24 August:
BOTHELL, WA 6-9pm
Garden party in scenic Bothell, featuring Amy Denio solo / Ama Trio ~ AD chamber music with Madeleine Sosin & Abel Rocha!
For RSVP, contact bobgord [at] live [dot] com
DENIO SIGHTINGS
Sat 20 July:
SEATTLE, WA 9pm @ High Dive
I will play saxophone with Rob Morgan & his virtuosic band The Squirrels.
Most hilarious band in Seattle!Fri 26 July:
SEATTLE, WA 8pm
YESOD @ The Chapel Performance Space With Ahmad Reza Yousefbeigi (Kurdish Percussion), Bill Wolford (guitar, banjo, etc), Tige DeCoster (bass), Amy Denio (accordion, clarinet, voice)Sat 27 July:
SEATTLE, WA 7pm
I’ll be playing bass with Annie O’Neill at the Alki Art Fair!Sat 17 August:
SEATTLE, WA 8pm
Thollem McDonas (piano), Samantha Boshnack (trumpet, flugel horn) & Amy Denio (clarinet, sax, voice) @
The Chapel Performance SpaceSAVE THE DATE!
Fri/Sat October 11 & 12:
SEATTLE 8pm
Truth is Up For Grabs @
The Chapel Performance Space
Amy Denio’s gorgeous suite for 24-piece chamber ensemble, with projected video by James Drage.
Supported in part by funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Tickets available at the door; sliding scale donation $5-25.
THE TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET
In January, 2020 the Tiptons will be producing an amazing new album ~ our 14th!
We will also play concerts in the Pacific Northwest!Fri 10 January, 2020: SEATTLE WA 8pm
@ Royal RoomWe will be touring in Europe in March, 2020!Sat 7 March:
KRANJ, Slovenia
@ Trainstation SubartSun 8 March:
UDINE, Italia
@ TheaterFri 13 March:
SALZBURG, Austria
@ JazzitThurs 19 March:
PALERMO, SicilyFri 20 March:
CATANIA, SicilySat 21 March:
TRAPANI, Sicily
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July 3, 2019

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 An Impressive Jazz Singer And Songwriter From Serbia, Jelena Jovović Makes Her Recording Debut As A Leader With Heartbeat

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 Jelena Jovović is a versatile jazz singer from Serbia who sings without an accent and is comfortable in a variety of styles. On Heartbeat, her debut as a leader, her warm and flexible voice is teamed with a core group comprised of pianist /keyboardist Vasil Hadzimanov, bassist Milan Nikolic, drummer Vladimir Kostadinovic, tenor-saxophonist Rastko Obradovic and, on three numbers, trumpeter Strahinja Banovic. Also featured are vibraphonist Milos Branisavljevic and guitarist Branko Trijic. The Eastern European jazz musicians, whose solos and accompaniment consistently uplift the music, are all world class players.

Ms. Jovović wrote the music and lyrics to six of the ten selections on Heartbeat, also contributing the lyrics to the other four songs plus all of the arrangements. The set begins with Wayne Shorter’s “Witch Hunt,” a performance with excellent electric piano, tenor and bass solos along with harmonized vocals from three background singers, and a message about the importance of being true to oneself. A traditional folk song (“Paladin”) is transformed into modern jazz and features a beautiful vocal-piano duet. The singer’s original “The Countless Stars” has the horns recalling Horace Silver’s band a bit but joined by funky Balkan rhythms and highlighted by Jelena Jovović’s spirited scat singing.

Among the other selections are Ms. Jovović’s love song to the universe and life in general (“Heartbeat”), an optimistic message from a parent to a child (“Bubu’s Song”), a tribute to the importance of music in her life (“Sweet Music”), and a revival of Don Grolnick’s “Pools.” Whether it is the boppish and scat-filled “Bubu’s Song,” the catchy boogaloo “Little Freddie Sings,” or the sophisticated love song “Time Is Here,” Jelena Jovović and her musicians excel in every setting and mood.

Ever since she won a former Yugoslav children’s song contest at the age of 11, Jelena Jovović has been devoted to music. She studied at the University of Belgrade and the University of Arts in Graz, Austria and became a vocal clinician and lecturer (including in South Africa) in addition to her work as a jazz singer. In her career so far, she has sung with such notables as Chuck Israels, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Dusko Gojkovic, Fritz Pauer, the SABC Big Band, the Big Band RTS, Brad Leali, Bob Mover (with whom she toured during 2013-14), Joe Cohn, the Claus Raible Quartet, and the Oliver Kent Trio among many others including at festivals and on tours with her own quintet.

Heartbeat introduces the remarkable Jelena Jovović to a wider audience and is an important step in the career of this esteemed jazz singer.

Available From: •Amazon •CDBaby •iTunes

Jelena Jovovic  “Heartbeat”  (Self Produced) Street Date: June 7, 2019
Jelena Jovovic (Vocals),  Vasil Hadzimanov (Piano, Rhodes),  Milan Nikolic (Double bass, el.bass),  Vladimir Kostadinovic (Drums) / track 1,3,4,6,9,10/,  Dusan Novakov (Drums)   / track 5, 7/,  Rastko Obradovic (Tenor sax) / track 1, 3, 4, 7, 9/, (Soprano sa)/ track 8/,  Strahinja Banovic (Trumpet) /track 1, 7, 9/,  Stjepko Gut (Trumpet) / track 6/,   Milos Nikolic (Trumpet, trombone) /track 3/,  Branko Trijic (Guitar) / track 4, 7, 10,  Milos Branisavljevic (Vibraphone)/track 5, 10/,  Tom Fedja Franklin, Bojan Ivkovic (Percussion) / track 1, 3, 4, 7, 10/,  Srdjan Markovic, Ivana Vukmirovic, Ilija Mihailovic (Backing Vocals) / track 1,3,4,7,10/,  Oleg Kireyev (Tatar throat singing) / track 3/

www.jelenajovovic.co.uk
EPK: https://youtu.be/EvAvEtU7txc

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Hi , I will be at The Zinc Bar July 22nd joined by Nathan Brown on bass and Darrell Green on drums.

We’ll be playing songs off of, “Standards and Other Songs” that peaked at #24 on JazzWeek. We’ll also trying some new tunes that could appear on my next album. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Downbeat Magazine gave me a 3.5 star review!

“Jackson approaches these radio singles in the same spirit as a songbook favorite, with brisk fretwork, hard-to-resist feels and the occasional unorthodox reharmonization.”

Read the whole review for yourself on the Downbeat website HERE!

 

 

 

 

Since my album was released on March 8th, it’ s been charting on the Jazzweek Radio Chart. Now it’s in the top 100! Thanks to everyone for making this my best selling album ever!

I’m happy to announce that the NYC Jazz Record and allaboutjazz.com will be reviewing “Standards And Other Songs”! Also, Jazztimes will feature me in The 2019 July/August Issue Chops: The 7 String Guitar!

“Buy Standards And Other Songs” HERE

 

 

 

 

I had a wonderful time playing at 5 Points Jazz Festival in Denver back in May. Thanks to KUVO JAZZ for interviewing me before the show and playing my album! I can’t wait to play at the festival next year.

I’m playing from July 11-14 at The International Arts Festival Slavianski Bazaar, Prospekt Frunze, Vitebsk, Belarus. I hope to see you there.

For all my tour dates go to BandsIntown to Track me.

 

 

Do you want a FREE Guitar Lesson on the Minor Pentatonic Scale? Go to PracticeJazzGuitar.com
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Music in July!  KCSM Interview and Savanna Jazz

Listen in on July 3 @ 9am PST to KCSM.org  (91.1 FM for locals)

We’ll be sitting down with Alisa Clancy and talking about the making of       Chez Nous and she will be playing a handful of tracks from the new album.  You can tune in from wherever you are!

Join us live on July 13 @ 8pm at Savanna Jazz 
Two sets from 8-11pm – call (415) 624-4549 for reservations

~ visit www.rebeccadumaine for links to the new CD, latest reviews and our gig schedule ~
       We appreciate the support!  Dave and Rebecca


June 28, 2019

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Now in it’s 19th season, Roni Ben-Hur’s Jazz camps have been a wonderful way for jazz aficionados to learn from some of the top names in the jazz world, while spending time at beautiful places around the world.  The next event takes place July 28-August 3 at UVM in Burlington, VT, and the faculty includes Roni Ben-Hur, Helio Alves, Alexis Cole, Ralph Lalama,
Harvie S and Sylvia Cuenca.For more information about the camp, and on how to sign up, please contact Roni Ben-Hur at ronibenhur@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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Marc Smason – trombone/vocal

“…building community through music

Saturday   June 29 /  6 – 8pm    Los Buhos    El Quetzal   3209 Beacon S

Sunday   June 30   / 3:45 – 5pm      One Love    Arts in Nature Festival   Camp Long   5200 35th SW   https://dnda.org/festival/

Tuesday   July 2  /  6:30 – 8:30pm   Marc Smason & Michael Barnett      Capitol Cider   818 E Pike

Monday   July 15  /  7:30pm   Circus Aurelius       Olympia Free Jazz Festival  July 11 – 15    Rhythm & Rye   311 Capitol Way N – Olympia WA  https://www.meetup.com/OlympiaJazzCentral/events/261550240/      https://www.facebook.com/olympiafreejazzfestival/

 

Wednesday    July 24  /  6:30pm   Brendan’s Lil’ Big Band     Stone Way Café    3510 Stone Way N

Thursday   July 25  /  7pm   Jeremy’s Pyramid Scheme    Xavier Lecoutur Quartet Jazz: The Second Century    Chapel Performance Space   4649 Sunnyside N                                                                        https://www.earshot.org/event/jazz-the-2nd-century-jeremys-pyramid-scheme-xavier-lecouturier-quartet/

Friday   August 2  /  2:30 – 4pm   Marc Smason Ensemble      Art on the Green   N Idaho College  http://artonthegreencda.com

 

all ages and no cover unless noted     new cd!      www.marcsmason.com

Genes are not destiny


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June 28, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
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P.O. Box 387 – Catskill, NY 12414

PLANET ARTS
Creative Music Services
Supporting the release of

Slide’s Blues
By The
Charles Ruggiero/Frank Basile
Octet +1
Featuring the Music and trombone of
Slide Hampton

Featuring Slide’s original octet music
transcribed by Frank BasileSmalls Live SL0062
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Trumpets: Nick Marchione, Bruce Harris
Trombones: James Burton III, Rob Edwards
Tenor Saxophone/clarinet: Sam Dillon
Baritone saxophone/bass clarinet: Frank Basile
Bass: Mike Karn
Drums: Charles Ruggiero
Special Guest: Slide Hampton
(on Slide’s Blues and Mack the Knife)1. Our Waltz (D. Rose) 5:10
2. Slide’s Blues (Hampton) 5:29
3. Exodus (E. Gold) 3:34
4. Mack The Knife (K. Weill) 4:07
5. The Barbarians (Hampton) 6:13
The Cloister Dance Suite (Hampton):
6. I: Impression 4:34
7. II: Obsession 4:56
8. III. Expression 4:00
9. IV Possession 5:26Over 50 years ago, through a freak accident, Slide Hampton lost all of his original hand-written scores for his octet music. This recording features nine tracks of Slide’s octet music transcribed by Frank Basile                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I first had the privilege of working with and getting to know Slide Hampton in 2006 as a member of the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. At that time, Slide was the band’s conductor and front-man. I had always known Slide’s place as a member of jazz royalty had been cemented long ago, but being there with him first-hand brought into sharp focus what a true genius he is. His conducting, his trombone playing, and his arranging set the standard for countless musicians to strive for, however futile a task that may be.(Thank you, Slide!)”
– Frank Basile

 

 

CONTACT:

Frank Basile
frank@frankbasilemusic.com
and/or
Charles Ruggiero
Charles@ruggierodrums.com

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June 28, 2019

To: Listings/Critics/Features
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