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Multi-Cultural AfroBlueGrazz Guitarist Pascal Bokar's 'I Can Tell' Drops Today

Multi-Cultural AfroBlueGrazz Guitarist Pascal Bokar's 'I Can Tell' Drops Today

Source: Scott Thompson Public Relations

An award-winning jazz composer, guitarist and vocalist, Dr. Pascal Bokar Thiam presents a global musical banquet from his native France to his Senegalese and Malian roots. Anchored in bebop, he has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd, Donald Bailey and Donald Brown. Pascal is the “father” of the funky, jazzy, bluesy, bluegrass-y, joyous and thoroughly infectious music performed by his AfroBlueGrazz band. He has performed at more than a dozen jazz festivals around the country, including the 2024 Elk Grove ...

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First-ever Release Of 70-year-old Melody Stirs Emotions

First-ever Release Of 70-year-old Melody Stirs Emotions

Source: Greg Nathan

The song “In the Autumn Years" is the title track of a new album being released today by Soaring Music Publications. “In the Autumn Years" is a 70-year-old melody written by Charles Nathan. Charles was recognized in 1953 by BMI with a Certificate of Achievement for the “great national popularity" of his melody from “Say You're Mine Again," which was one of Perry Como's greatest hits. Also, in 1953, Charles wrote the music and lyrics for the song “In the ...

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Music Industry

Marcela Bastida: The Keys Of Resilience

Marcela Bastida: The Keys Of Resilience

Source: Brian Urra

In the lush soundscape of jazz fusion, where the essence of music melds with innovation, Marcela Bastida stands as a beacon of creative brilliance and resilience. Despite her legal blindness, Marcela has not only mastered the realms of jazz as an internationally acclaimed pianist and arranger but has also revolutionized assistive music technology for visually impaired musicians worldwide. Early Musical Calling Marcela’s journey began amidst the bustling streets of Mexico City. At the tender age of six, piano keys under ...

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Music Industry

Son Brings Father's Promised Melody to Fruition

Son Brings Father's Promised Melody to Fruition

Source: Greg Nathan

The song “In the Autumn Years" is the title track of a new album being released this Monday by Soaring Music Publications. “In the Autumn Years" is a 70-year-old melody written by Charles Nathan. Charles was recognized in 1953 by BMI with a Certificate of Achievement for the “great national popularity" of his melody from “Say You're Mine Again," which was one of Perry Como's greatest hits. Also in 1953, Charles wrote the music and words of the song “In ...

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Recording

Bassist Yosef Gutman Levitt Features Masterful Guitarist Gilad Hekselman On The Rapturously Melodic 'Why Ten?'

Bassist Yosef Gutman Levitt Features Masterful Guitarist Gilad Hekselman On The Rapturously Melodic 'Why Ten?'

Source: Yosef Gutman Levitt

In what promises to be a prolific 2024 for the recently formed Soul Song Records, bassist and composer Yosef Gutman Levitt is proud to announce the release of Why Ten? featuring one of the world’s finest jazz guitarists, the renowned Gilad Hekselman. Why Ten? follows up Levitt’s captivating 2023 release Soul Song, an inspired outing with the great Lionel Loueke on guitar. This remarkable showcase finds the Tel Aviv–born, New York–based Hekselman in the company of Levitt on upright and ...

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Youth Trumpet Scholars Inaugural Event For So Cal Student Musicians, September 21-22, 2024

Youth Trumpet Scholars Inaugural Event For So Cal Student Musicians, September 21-22, 2024

Source: Mouthpiece Music

Student Musicians to Perform with, Attend Master Classes with World-Renowned Trumpeters Wayne Bergeron, Andrea Giuffredi & Alex Sipiagin! On September 21 and 22, local area trumpet students will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform onstage and attend highly-involved Master Classes with trumpet legends, Wayne Bergeron, jazz artist Alex Sipiagin, virtuoso Andrea Giuffredi and the entire Grammy-winning all-female DIVA Jazz Orchestra. This special music-education-oriented two-day gala will be held at the prestigious Barclay Center in Irvine, California. Approximately 50-plus trumpet student ...

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Taiwanese Pianist Yu-Chen Tseng Releases Debut Album Of Original Compositions - 'Gratitude Voyage: Embarking'

Taiwanese Pianist Yu-Chen Tseng Releases Debut  Album Of Original Compositions - 'Gratitude Voyage: Embarking'

Source: Yu-Chen Tseng

Taiwanese jazz pianist Yu-Chen Tseng recently released his debut jazz album, Gratitude Voyage: Embarking. The album's title reflects Tseng's gratitude to his family and all those who have supported him. This album has attracted considerable attention in New York for its outstanding performance and arrangements, highlighting Tseng's profound musical expertise and distinctive creative style. The album comprises seven original compositions by Tseng, each illustrating his deep comprehension of music and respect for culture. Among them, “Guan-Yin", inspired by the Buddhist ...

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Is Corinne's Tickled Pink The New Black This Summer?

Is Corinne's Tickled Pink The New Black This Summer?

Source: Corinne Mammana

Evocative and provocative, Tickled Pink, the latest single release from Corinne, out now and available everywhere, infuses a modern spin on bossa jazz. She flirts with a pop sensibility, as well as her lyrical romantic subject, yet maintains the integrity of the traditional style. The song is both an instant throwback to another time and a modern classic. With just one listen, your toes feel equally buried in the sandy beaches of Rio ’24 or ’64. Corinne is an old ...


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