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Music Industry

The Recording Industry's Music Performance Trust Fund Invests $1.1 Million in Grants to Communities to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

The Recording Industry's Music Performance Trust Fund Invests $1.1 Million in Grants to Communities to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Source: Michael Ricci

The recording industry's Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF), a leading non-profit organization enriching lives and uniting communities through the power of music, wrapped up its annual initiative to present admission-free live musical performances celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) in April. Nearly 5,000 professional musicians in 78 markets across North America performed for appreciative audiences from Honolulu to Saskatoon to New Orleans and beyond. Events were held in parks, libraries, schools, art galleries, assisted living residences, community centers, churches, and other ...

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Award / Grant

A Final Ode To Camilo Valencia: The Video 'Made In Miami' Marks A Legacy

A Final Ode To Camilo Valencia: The Video 'Made In Miami' Marks A Legacy

Source: Dr. Alex Sino

The “Made in Miami” video (see below) not only showcases the rich musical heritage of Miami but also holds a special place in the hearts of Latin music enthusiasts as it is from the 2-time Latin Grammy Award-winning album. The official video, featuring Milton Salcedo on the piano, is a visual and auditory feast. It opens with the pulsating beats of the city as the camera sweeps through the iconic landscapes that define Miami’s skyline. The scene then shifts to ...

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Recording

Atlas Maior Celebrates Vinyl Release 'Hadal Deluxe Edition' With Vinyl Release Show On June 7th At Monks Jazz Club

Atlas Maior Celebrates Vinyl Release 'Hadal Deluxe Edition' With  Vinyl Release Show On June 7th At Monks Jazz Club

Source: Press Junkie PR

The internationally lauded global jazz ensemble Atlas Maior is presenting a culmination of their creative work from 2020-2024 with their very first vinyl release Hadal Deluxe Edition. The new record is due out on June 7th, and will be celebrated at their record release party at The Monks Jazz Club, Austin, TX! Hadal Deluxe Edition vinyl is reflective of Atlas Maior’s highly collaborative nature and features original and cross-cultural collaborative compositions. Reflecting back on a career of musical journeys, Atlas ...

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Recording

Organist Radam Schwartz Releases 'Saxophone Quartet Music' on Arabesque Jazz

Organist Radam Schwartz Releases 'Saxophone Quartet Music' on Arabesque Jazz

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

Radam Schwartz is well-known in the jazz world as one of its top organists. His associations with such notables as Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Al Hibbler, David “Fathead” Newman, Russell Malone and Cecil Brooks III. His series of recordings as a leader have helped invigorate the hard bop and soul jazz traditions. In addition to his organ and piano playing, Radam Schwartz is a talented arranger-composer, and an influential jazz educator. He has written a series of pieces for a saxophone ...

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Book / Magazine

'Early Jazz,' A New Book by Fumi Tomita

'Early Jazz,' A New Book by Fumi Tomita

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

Early Jazz is an overview of the beginnings of jazz from its nineteenth-century roots through 1929, when elements of the Swing Era began to emerge. It is the first book on early jazz history in over fifty years and fills a compelling need for an update that reflects recent research. With a broad definition of jazz that encompasses the artistic and the commercial, the book's inclusive tone allows for a wide spectrum of musicians, including not only pioneering African American ...

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Recording

Chromatic Harmonica Virtuoso Randy Weinstein Explores Seven Of Monk’s Enduring Favorites On 'HarmoniMonk'

Chromatic Harmonica Virtuoso Randy Weinstein Explores Seven Of Monk’s Enduring Favorites On 'HarmoniMonk'

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

Randy Weinstein is a veteran musician who has mastered both the chromatic and diatonic harmonicas, performing jazz, blues and other styles of music in his career. When the COVID epidemic hit, Weinstein used his free time to become expert at recording techniques, and to dedicate himself to recording Thelonious Monk compositions, but in his own way. For HarmoniMonk, Weinstein performs fresh and memorable renditions of seven of Monk’s pieces, creating inventive arrangements that cast a new light on the vintage ...

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Award / Grant

Winner Of The 7th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition Announced

Winner Of The 7th Annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition Announced

Source: Frank Vardaros

The Blues Alley Jazz Society is pleased to announce the winner of the 7th annual Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition—Dani Assis (New Canaan, CT). 2nd Place Winner is Aviana Gedler (West Des Moines, IA), and 3rd Place Winners are Angelina Kolobukhova (Minsk, Belarus), Arvin Ma (Shanghai, China), and Tina Hashemi (Charlottesville, VA). The competition included some of the most musically versatile student vocalists from around the globe and has attracted submissions from continents and countries as expansive as the “First ...

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Recording

Composer / Saxophonist / Clarinetist Aaron Irwin Leads His Trio In New Poetry-infused Album '(after)'

Composer / Saxophonist / Clarinetist Aaron Irwin  Leads His Trio In New Poetry-infused Album '(after)'

Source: AMT Public Relations

Composer-saxophonist-clarinetist Aaron Irwin, guitarist Mike Baggetta, drummer Jeff Hirshfield, and contemporary poets unite for an album of songs inspired by poetry Aaron Irwin releases (after) on Adhyâropa Records (#AR00060), his ninth album, a collection of works inspired by poetry as interactions between sound and verse weave together melancholy, effervescence, and at times, anxiety sparked by chaos. Creating a collective musical voice that is direct, honest, and unique, composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist Aaron Irwin is joined by Mike Baggetta (guitar), and ...


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