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Festival

Guitar Masters Festival Set To Rock New York City April 25-29, 2024

Guitar Masters Festival Set To Rock New York City April 25-29, 2024

Source: Charles Carlini Presents

Get ready for an unforgettable musical journey as the Guitar Masters Festival arrives in New York City from April 25 to April 29. This celebration of stringed virtuosity will feature an extraordinary lineup of world-class guitarists spanning various genres, promising an unparalleled experience for music lovers of all stripes. Organized by Charles Carlini of Charles Carlini Presents, a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit concert promoter dedicated to curating exceptional live experiences that captivate audiences worldwide, this festival is set to redefine the boundaries ...

Recording

Adamo Delivers Lyrics In A Style That Would Make Soul Train’s Don Cornelius Smile

Adamo Delivers Lyrics In A Style That Would Make Soul Train’s Don Cornelius Smile

Source: All About Jazz

“Soul Glide” is the single from Tony Adamo’s upcoming album of the same name, and by the sound of it, you might not need your ears as much as dancing shoes to appreciate. Adamo delivers lyrics in a style that would make Soul Train’s Don Cornelius smile, and which back in the day would make people line up to try out their latest dance steps. The funkified team of Mike Clark/dr, Richie Goods/b, Rob Sudduth/ts, Chris Pimentel/g and John McKay/org ...

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Crowdfunding Campaign

Join Ines Velasco's Big Band Journey - 'A Flash Of Cobalt Blue'

Join Ines Velasco's Big Band Journey - 'A Flash Of Cobalt Blue'

Source: Ines Velasco

Imagine an album inspired by a voyage that navigates the Pacific coast of Mexico and wanders through the streets of Paris, blending memory with imagination, sorrow with affection. Ines Velasco, a Mexican born, Brooklyn based drummer, arranger, and composer is collaborating with award-winning Mexican poet Jorge Esquinca to bring the album, A Flash of Cobalt Blue to life. Ines is recording her first full length big band album as a leader with a 17-piece band of Brooklyn-based musicians (including M. ...

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Event

Elysium Furnace Works' 2024 Season Begins With Joe McPhee With Strings On March 16, 8 PM In Poughkeepsie, NY

Elysium Furnace Works' 2024 Season Begins With Joe McPhee With Strings On March 16, 8 PM In Poughkeepsie, NY

Source: James Keepnews

Elysium Furnace Works is BACK in 2024 with our most exciting season yet! Uncompromising, boundary-pushing artistry is what EFW is all about and that's exactly what we have in store for you, all year long. All concerts will take place at the lovely 19th c. VBI Theatre, part of the Hudson Valley's outstanding Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center — the theatre is located at 12 Vassar St. in Poughkeepsie, NY. Elysium Furnace Works is thrilled and honored to kick off its 2024 ...

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Recording

Markus Reuter & Stefano Castagna To Release New Collaborative Album 'Sea Of Hopeless Angels'

Markus Reuter & Stefano Castagna To Release New Collaborative Album 'Sea Of Hopeless Angels'

Source: Glass Onyon PR - William James

An unexpected concerto. The streets of Berlin. Nourishment and exhaustion. The celestial, moving among us. All of these things might describe (or, more accurately, permeate) Markus Reuter’s latest project—a spontaneous collaboration with Stefano Castagna. From a strictly Reuterian perspective, Sea of Hopeless Angels could be seen as a reaction to Markus’ furious and abrasive work with the free-rock improvisation quartet Anchor & Burden, one of his central priorities during 2022. At the same time, it stems directly from that project ...

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Performance / Tour

Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation Feat. Lara St. John At Joe's Pub Saturday, March 9, 2024

Gene Pritsker's Sound Liberation Feat. Lara St. John At Joe's Pub Saturday, March 9, 2024

Source: Robert C. Ford

On March 9th at 7pm (doors open 6pm), Joe's Pub and Composers Concordance present “Vivaldi's Hot House." This composition by Gene Pritsker (Matrix Resurrections, Joe Zawinul) is a starting point for this eclectic event with violin doyenne Lara St. John and Pritsker's ensemble Sound Liberation. The concert will feature a genre defying repertoire of music inspired by various composers from the past including Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Mozart, reinterpreted with jazz, metal, hip-hop, etc. Featured singers include soprano Adriana Valdes, baritone ...

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Recording

Mark Watkins Enhances His Celebrated Saxophone Quartet With 'Four + Six,' To Be Released March 29 On Jazz Hang Records

Mark Watkins Enhances His Celebrated Saxophone Quartet With 'Four + Six,' To Be Released March 29 On Jazz Hang Records

Source: Terri Hinte Publicity

Mark Watkins envelops his long-running saxophone quartet in lush, billowing textures on FOUR + Six, the band’s deliriously tuneful sixth album, set for a March 29 release on Jazz Hang Records. Watkins augments the core quartet of himself (soprano and tenor saxophones), Sandon Mayhew (tenor sax), Ray Smith (alto sax), and Jon Gudmundson (baritone sax) with Corey Christiansen (guitar); a three-piece rhythm section of Justin Nielsen (piano), Braun Khan (bass), and Kobie Watkins (no relation, drums); and the esteemed Gardner ...

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Performance / Tour

Tap Dance On Vinyl - Jazz Visionary Petra Haller’s Announces 'Shoulders I Stand On' Vinyl Release Tour, And New Project 'Orbit'

Tap Dance On Vinyl - Jazz Visionary Petra Haller’s Announces 'Shoulders I Stand On' Vinyl Release Tour, And New Project 'Orbit'

Source: Petra Haller

In a triumphant celebration of contemporary jazz, tap dancer and musician Petra Haller, announces the vinyl release tour of her debut Album Shoulders I Stand On. The tour commences on March 10 at the prestigious Anteros Arts Foundation in Norwich, moves to Piano Smithfield in London on March 12th, a stand out event with a double bill concert presenting Haller’s latest project “ORBIT” as the second set, Ashburton Arts Centre March 13th and concludes at the renowned Soundcellar Poole on ...


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