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Career

Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker As New Executive Director

Jazz Bridge Project Names Kim E. Tucker  As New Executive Director

Source: All About Jazz

Jazz Bridge Project, the non-profit organization devoted to assisting Philadelphia-area jazz and blues artists with their crisis needs, has named Kim E. Tucker as its new Executive Director. Ms. Tucker is the fourth person to hold this position in the organization’s 17 years of existence. “We believe Kim is the perfect choice to lead the organization,” said Rhenda Fearrington, a jazz vocalist who is President of the Jazz Bridge Board of Directors. “As the daughter of the late Sue Ford, ...

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Website

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You 2022 Promotional Solutions

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You 2022 Promotional Solutions

Source: Michael Ricci

2021 was another productive year for both All About Jazz and Jazz Near You as we explored new technologies, established partnerships with industry leaders, and significantly improved what has become the most sophisticated content publishing platform in jazz. Website traffic and outbound clicks continued their upward trend as we enhanced our suite of promotional services to more effectively reach the largest collection of jazz enthusiasts and jazz professionals online. Whether it's a run-of-site or a geo-targeted advertisement or razor focused ...

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Recording

Vocalist Giacomo Gates Releases 'You' on January 28, 2022

Vocalist Giacomo Gates Releases 'You' on January 28, 2022

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

Jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates is blessed with a smooth and supremely expressive baritone voice and an all-inclusive musicality which encompasses a hipster-like coolness, a smattering of vocalese, an Eckstine-like seductiveness, the story telling ability of a griot, a firm footing in the blues and a sense of swing which is second-to-none. His performances can be quiet and full of insight (or innuendo) or be ebullient and joyful. Whatever style Gates may offer—be it sensitive, sensuous or syncopated—he infuses the music ...

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Recording

Leading Contemporary Composer / Clarinetist Sam Sadigursky Celebrates The Release Of A Three-CD Set Inspired By New York’s Borscht Belt Region

Leading Contemporary Composer / Clarinetist Sam Sadigursky Celebrates The Release Of A Three-CD Set Inspired By New York’s Borscht Belt Region

Source: AMT Public Relations

Between international tours with the critically-acclaimed Philip Glass Ensemble, the award-winning composer/clarinetist Sam Sadigursky today announced the upcoming release of his latest recording project The Solomon Diaries. A sophisticated collection of true era-defining cross-genre composition, this trio of compelling albums showcases Sam’s wide-ranging eclecticism that references jazz, world music, and post-minimalism. Inspired by the dramatic rise and fall of the famous Borscht Belt region, The Solomon Diaries is an aural reflection on America’s Jewish Vacationland celebrating the monumental place that ...

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Music Industry

Cajun French Chanteuse Juliet Varnedoe Release Single 'Mon Chéri' on January 14, 2022

Cajun French Chanteuse Juliet Varnedoe Release Single 'Mon Chéri' on January 14, 2022

Source: Juliet Varnedoe

New York-based singer songwriter Juliet Varnedoe developed her musical foundation in the bayou lands of southeast Louisiana surrounded by Cajun French, jny: New Orleans jazz, and Acadian traditional songs. Her years of performance in New York cabaret clubs and swing dance halls solidifies her stage persona as a Cajun French chanteuse, a unique America voice sharing the joie de vivre of the Cajun people. “Mon Cheri" is the first single release from her debut album Cajun Bleu featuring Juliet Varnedoe ...

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Recording

The Title Track From Yaniv Taubenhouse's Upcoming Solo Piano Album 'hope' Is Out Now!

The Title Track From Yaniv Taubenhouse's Upcoming Solo Piano Album 'hope' Is Out Now!

Source: Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity

Pianist/Composer Yaniv Taubenhouse Announces the Release of Solo Piano Recording – Hope Available on Fresh Sound New Talent – February 18, 2022 Extraordinary times often produces extraordinary art. In the case of pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse, his new solo piano recording, Hope, was created during the onset of the global pandemic, in February 2020, against a backdrop of news about the virus spreading, coupled with anxiety and fear of the unknown, but also a survival instinct laced with hope. ...

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Performance / Tour

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Igor Butman: Russian Jazz at Dizzy’s

Source: All About Jazz

Jazz internationalization has widened in the last few decades to include musicians from practically every country imaginable. At Jazz @ Lincoln Center the programming has reflected this phenomenon and patrons have been given generous helpings of foreign artistry. The club has become a veritable hub for this music and thus enhanced Gotham's reputation as the world's Jazz capitol. On December 19th the latest international leader saxophonist Igor Butman took the stage at Dizzy's celebrating the release of his new recording ...

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Recording

Composer / Guitarist Justin Morell To Release 'Exit Music For Intelligent Life On Earth'

Composer / Guitarist Justin Morell To Release 'Exit Music For Intelligent Life On Earth'

Source: Justin Morell

Guitarist and composer Justin Morell is releasing his newest album, Exit Music for Intelligent Life on Earth, a collection of twenty-one short works for multiple guitars and drums. This is the follow-up to the much acclaimed All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren (2021) by the John Daversa Jazz Orchestra featuring Justin Morell, on which Morell was the composer and guitarist. This unusual collection of mostly short pieces, the majority lasting little more than a minute or two, depicts a ...


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